ON HURON WAVES
NOVEMBER 2017 NEWSLETTER
Hope St. John’s Parish
223 E. Mill Street, PO Box 338, Oscoda, MI 48750
Sunday Worship Service 9:30 a.m.
A shared ministry of St. John’s Episcopal Church and Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church
~ Glorifying God as faithful servants of Christ ~
Veterans Day November 11
World Diabetes Day November 14
Thanksgiving Day November 22
American Indian Heritage Month
Good Nutrition Month Aviation Month
American Diabetes Awareness Month
National Stamp Collecting Month
National Peanut Butter Lover's Month
Symbols of November
Birthstone: Topaz and citrine
Zodiac signs: Scorpio and Sagittarius
It is the last month of the Fall season.
November in the Northern Hemisphere is similar to May in the Southern Hemisphere. Elections are held in the United States on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November.
The third Thursday of November is the Great American Smokeout. Smokers are encouraged by the American Cancer Society to stop smoking on this day.
Some Christian churches celebrate All Saint's Day on the first day of November and All Souls Day on the 2nd.
American football is the main sport watched in the United States during this month. Most, if not all, of the leaves have fallen off the trees by the end of November.
November 2 Rosalie Peterson
November 4 Bob Pack
November 7 Jane Garside
November 17 Eric Dorcey
November 26 Diane Gary
November 6 Bob and Jan Potts/47 years
November Potluck & Discretionary
November Bible Study
November Joint Council
November Grocery Give away
We Pray For
Barb Blair, Nora & Jackie Brundt, Dick Davis, Dr. Jim Deering, Kelly Dorcey, Neil Frisbie, Nevin Gagstedder, Bev. Gardner,John Garside, Keegan Harrington, Rick Harrington, Chris Honsa ,Priscilla Howey, Danielle Huffman, Chari Johnson,Bob Kleinbrook, Paul Krause, Carel LeCureux, Norma Lee, Rev. Richard Lee, MaryLou & Al Luoma, Rev. John MacDonald, Diane Martenez, Ava Nordeen, Kenny Pty, Rosalie Peterson, Christine Purnell, David Pettinga, Shirley Sproul, Jessica Taylor
We also pray for our family members in the military.
Jay Bergstresser, Tim Callaham, Mitchell Curley, Aaron and Melanie Engles, Jarred Loveless, Brook Morris, Christopher Morris, Patrick Morris, Jayson and Tonya Raymer, Cory Rick, Christopher Scott, Anthony Sidoti, Kyle Shepherd, Bryan Szucs,Stephany and Joel Therrion.
On The Light Side
. There was an elderly man visiting a doctor for his check-up.
As he was leaving he asked the doctor if he could recommend a specialist for his wife. "What's wrong with her?" asked the doctor. The old man explained that her hearing was getting so bad that it was almost embarrassing..
The doctor said he knew of several specialists that could help but he wanted the old man to do a little test when he got home to help the doctor determine the severity of her hearing loss. The doctor said "When you get home, make sure your wife's back is turned to you and ask her a question. If she doesn't respond walk closer and ask her again. Keep doing this until she answers
That night when the old man opened the door of his home he could see his wife in the kitchen preparing dinner. She was at the counter with her back to the door. "What's for dinner?" the old man asked.
His wife did not respond so he walks to the doorway of the kitchen and asked the question again. Still, he was greeted with silence.
This time he walks up just behind her and asks once again "What's for dinner?" His wife spins around a bit agitated and yells, "For the third time, it's Fried Chicken!!"
It is fall back time---November 5 Daylight Savings Time Ends! Set your clocks back an hour on Saturday night!!!!!
5 THINGS TO DO TO KEEP YOUR MEMORY SHARP
#1 CHOOSE HEALTHY FOODS
Healthy fruits and vegetables like blueberries, avocados, broccoli, and spinach
Help boost your memory.
#2 STAY ACTIVE
Physical activity increases the flow of oxygen to the brain, which is necessary for brain power.
#3 CHALLENGE YOUR BRAIN
Keep your mind sharp by memorizing your grocery list or your daily to dos.
Play games that challenge your brain such as cross word puzzles.
#4 STRESS LESS
Chronic stress impairs memory recall so reass a good book, listen to your
favorite music or practice yoga.
#5 GET TO BED EARLY
Adequate rest improves your mood and focus, so aim for seven to nine hours of sleep each night.
For more health and wellness information visit
IT'S WHAT YOU SCATTER
in that Idaho community and while I was there learned that Mr. Miller had died. They were having his visitation that evening and knowing my friends wanted to go, I agreed to accompany them. I’m here to fix a leaky meet the relatives of the deceased and to offer whatever words of comfort we could. ;
Today I wish you a day of ordinary miracles ~ A fresh pot of coffee you didn't make yourself... ;
Green stoplights on your way to work.
From a recent e-mail I received. Enjoy
Bishop Satterlee’s October Newsletter
Joined in Christ’s death and resurrection in the waters of baptism, we share in Christ’s work. We are united to Christ’s priestly ministry. The Christ with whom we are united in baptism is our great high priest (Heb. 9:11) and, as a result, we become a priestly people (1 Pet. 2:9). All believers share in Christ’s priesthood. Luther wrote, “For whoever comes out of the water of baptism can boast that he [or she] is already a consecrated priest, bishop, and pope…we are all priests of equal standing.” Luther is proclaiming a radical equality, based on Baptism, which overturned all ecclesiastical status. Baptism inaugurates the individual Christian’s ministry to the Christian community and the Christian community’s ministry to the individual Christian. In Baptism, God calls all Christians to minister to one another and to the world in whatever station or occupation they ?nd themselves. Though our ministries may differ, all Christians are equally priests through their union with Christ's priesthood.
We say that “giving thanks and praise to God and bearing God’s creative and redeeming word to all the world” is our baptismal vocation. According to The Use of the Means of Grace, Christians profess baptismal faith as they engage in discipleship in the world. God calls Christians to use their various vocations and ministries to witness to the Gospel of Christ wherever they serve or work (UMG, 52). We teach “the priesthood of all believers,” the belief that, in baptism, all Christians are gifted and called by the Holy Spirit to offer ourselves in service as a way of giving thanks for all that God has done and continues to do for us in Jesus Christ. Every aspect of our life—including our roles as parents, spouses, children, family members, teachers, students, neighbors, citizens, employers, employees, volunteers, and friends—belongs to God and is a way Christians proclaim and bear witness to Christ through loving service in the world. Occupations and callings are not higher or lower, better or worse, or more or less connected to God’s work of reconciliation. All work is a calling from God and an opportunity to
serve. Paul says, “Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and
there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good” (I Cor. 12:4-7).
Baptismal equality and the priesthood
of all believers provide the foundation for a
,Lutheran understanding of worship. Worship is an action of the whole people of God. Christians are not passive participants, but play an essential priestly role. Each contributes for the bene?t of all. Luther determined that, for people to play their priestly role, worship must be accessible to them. Using the vernacular allowed the congregation to pray together so that all could hear and speak as one body. Music, particularly the singing of hymns, permitted all Christians to exercise their priestly role. Worship also requires many different people. Some serve as readers of Scripture, cantors, musicians, and leaders of prayer. Some serve as ushers and greeters; others prepare and serve at the altar. Many serve as the common voice of the assembly, proclaiming the Word through hymns, liturgy and creed, and enacting the Word by offering, praying, greeting one another with the peace of Christ, and receiving that same Christ in the Holy Supper. Finally, someone—the pastor— serves by preaching and administering the sacraments. By calling forth the gifts of each and requiring the participation of all, Christian worship both celebrates the priesthood of all believers and forms the assembly to live in the world as those joined to the death and resurrection of Christ.
I can think of no better way to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation than by spending time re?ecting on how your vocations are ways that you prayerfully participate in Christ’s own work of reconciling the world to God’s very self and then claiming that ministry as the important gospel work that it is.
The Rev. Craig Alan Satterlee, Bishop, Ph.D
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A funny thing about our nation.
July 4 is America’s birthday, but April 15th is when it collects presents.
In the September issue a list of the first 40 suggestions was printed. This is the final 37. Thanks Jan Potts.
42. Relieve gallbladder pain
66. Genital warts (through topical application over 6 weeks, and coconut oil enemas twice a day depending on the location of the warts)
The Diocese of Eastern Michigan
Written by Katie Forsythe
Dot Bissell aand Margaret Krause were the delegates for Hope St. John’s Parish at the convention that was held on the 20 and 21st of October in Bay City, Michigan at the Doubletree Hotel.
Bishop Provisinal Catherine Waynick’s unanimous election was on Friday evening and she was welcomed with a standing ovation.
The following morning the keynote speaker was the Bishop of the Diocese of Western Michigan. His wonderful message was on adapting to challenges we and the world wide church faces in the dawn of the new day and what our biggest fears are and what we might hate to lose. That opened the door to many questions and comments from the church delegates. Great conversation!
There were two workshops and every delegate and had the opportunity to attend both.
Quiz for November
1. Name the largest freshwater lake in the world
#2. Who was the legendary Benedictine monk who invented champagne?
#3. Name the seventh planet from the sun.
#4. What is another word for lexicon?
#5. Who invented the rabies vaccination?
#6. Which is the only American state to begin with the letter ‘p’?
#7. Name the world’s largest ocean.
#8. Which four British cities have underground rail systems?
#9. What is the diameter of Earth?.
#10. Name the world’s biggest island.
#11. What is the world’s longest river?
#12. Which country is Prague in?
#13. What is the capital city of Spain?
#14. Name the actor who starred in 142 films including The Quiet Man, The Shootist, The Searchers and Stagecoach.
THIS ‘N’ THAT
Beautiful bright walls and ceiling in the sanctuary, no more tripping o,n the waves in the carpet and clean carpet in the fellowship hall , entrance and hallway---just in tine for the holidays!
The ceiling fans are working.
Thanks to Bill Parsons for sticking to getting the whole job done in spite of all kinds of road-blocks that popped up all summer!
Thanks to Char for taking on the coffee hour and the kitchen.
The lawn looks great Vance ----and Marji has the flower beds looking fantastic for this time of the year!
Hope St. John’s organist, Bobby Peacock, has finally received his taping date for Wheel of Fortune! After eight years of try outs.
A very nice note was received from Sharon Ann Wheeler. She said she missed coming to visit us this past summer as she has been very ill! Please keep her in your prayers!
Answers for November quiz
1. Lake Superior
2. Dom Perignon
5. Louis Pasteur
8. Liverpool, Glasgow. New Castle, London
9. 8,000 miles
12. Czech Republic
14. John Wayne
Margaret Krause, Editor
Ignore the typos and grammar, I did!
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