Saturday, February 24, 2007

The Sheridan Community Chorus

Someone told me this is the Sheridan Community Chorus member's credo...

"We the willing, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful."

February 25,2007

Isn’t it strange…

Isn't it strange how we need to schedule a church event 2-3 weeks in advance so we can include it in our agenda, but we can adjust our schedules for other events at the last minute?

Isn't it strange how difficult it is to share your faith about God; but how easy it is to share gossip with your friends?

Isn't it strange how we believe everything those magazines and newspapers say but... we question the words in the Bible?

Isn't it strange how everyone wants a place in heaven but...they’re reluctant to believe, do, or say anything to get there?

Isn't it strange how we send jokes in e-mails and they are forwarded right away but when we send messages about God, we think twice before sharing it with others?

From the Choir Loft

We have begun our Easter Cantata preparations. We are planning at least two concerts. The Community Chorus rehearses every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 7:00 PM at Sheridan United Methodist Church at 7:00 PM. Our Community Chorus is open to all adults ages 13 years and up. No auditions are required, just a love of music and a willingness to put up with me. If you have any questions, please contact the church office (716) 672-2048 or contact:

Bud Lowery (716) 934-7734 or or visit

Wit or Wisdom?

"Calling a person a runner-up is the polite way of saying you’re the first loser."

"Always behave like a duck--keep calm and unruffled on the surface but paddle like the devil underneath."-- Jacob Braude

"A good time to keep your mouth shut is when you're in deep water."-- Sidney Goff

Today in history

(February 25)

1932 - Immigrant Adolf Hitler gets German citizenship

1940 - Billy Packer, CBS basketball sportscaster, was born in Wellsville, NY

1963 - The Beatles release their 1st single in the U.S.

1964 – Cassius Clay (7 – 1 underdog) TKO’d Sonny Liston in 7 for the heavyweight boxing title

1982 – The final episode of "The Lawrence Welk Show" aired

1989 – The new Dallas Cowboys owner fired Tom Landry after a 29 – year career

Bud’s History of the Hymns

February 25, 2007

‘God Will Take Care of You’

(1904) page 130

Words by Civilla Durfee Martin (1866 – 1948)

Music by Walter Stillman Martin (1862 –1935)

Dr. and Mrs. William Stillman Martin and daughter were guests at The Practical Bible Training School in Lestershire (now Johnson City) near Binghamton, NY. The year was 1904 and Dr. Martin was traveling in the area as an Evangelist. One Sunday, he was scheduled to speak in a church some distance from Johnson City, but when Mrs. Martin awakened that morning she felt ill. In fact, to Dr. Martin, she seemed ill enough for him to cancel his engagement. After he voiced his concern to his wife, but before she could answer her husband, their young daughter, perhaps 7 or 8 years of age replied, "Oh, Daddy, you don’t have to stay home because of mother – God will take care of us." Taking this as a voice from the Lord and having his wife’s full approval, he boarded the Erie train and went to his meeting. When he arrived at the church, there was word awaiting him. It was from his wife saying, "All is well – God did take care of us."

When Dr. Martin arrived back at the school, his wife who was now fully recovered met him. As she greeted him, she handed him a paper with some verses written on it. In the hour of need, God had given the confidence needed – all through the confidence of their young daughter. The poem was entitled, "God Will Take Care of You." Soon, Dr. Martin had taken these words and while seated in the apartment, wrote a melody which through the years has proven to be one of the most perfect and singable musical settings ever composed for a Gospel song.

Meanwhile…1904…103 years ago…in the United States…

President: Theodore Roosevelt…V.P.: None

Bread: 4¢/loaf, Milk: 7¢/qt., Car: $500, Stamp: 2¢, Income: $844/yr.

Pope Pius X banned low cut dresses in the presence of churchmen

The U.S. bought the Panama Canal Zone for $10 million

The Albright Knox Gallery is built in Buffalo

Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1st commercial building is opened in Buffalo (680 Seneca St.)

The Town of Sheridan, NY had its Centennial celebration

J.M. Farrell was Pastor of Sheridan Methodist Church

Ref. SheridanSettler BuffaloHistory TanBible DmarieCapsule Cyberhymnal BrainyHistory

Church office: (716) 672-2048, Bud: (716) 934-7734, email: