Sunday, March 4, 2007

March 4,2007

The Car Accident

A woman and a man are involved in a car accident on a snowy, cold Monday morning. Both of their cars are totally demolished but, amazingly, neither of them is hurt.

After they crawl out of their cars, the woman says, "Wow, just look at our cars, there's nothing left of them, but we're unhurt. This must be a sign from God that we should be friends and remain as friends for the rest of our days."

Flattered, the man replies, "Oh yes, I agree with you completely; this must be a sign from God!" The woman continues, "And look at this, here's another miracle. My car is completely demolished but this bottle of wine didn't break. Surely we should drink this wine and celebrate our good fortune." Then she hands the bottle to the man.

The man nods his head in agreement, opens it, drinks half the bottle, and then hands it back to the woman. The woman takes the bottle and immediately puts the cap back on, and hands it back to the man. The man asks, "Aren't you having any?"

The woman replies, "No. I think I'll just wait for the police...."

From the Choir Loft

We would love to have you join us in our choir. There are no auditions. We are looking for everyone who enjoys worshipping the Lord in song. The music we use is very "singable," and enjoyable. We rehearse immediately following each Sunday morning service ending before 12:00 noon. If you need to sit while you sing, I’ll make sure we get you a stool. (And a note for you guys…there are at least five women for each man!)

The Sheridan Community Chorusrehearses at S.U.M. every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 7:00 PM in preparation for Easter. Why not join us?

If you're interested, contact Bud Lowery at

Wit or Wisdom

"The most effective way to remember your wife’s birthday…is to forget it once."

Today in history

(March 4)

1979 – The 200th episode of "All in the family" aired

1966 – John Lennon claimed The Beatles were more popular than Jesus

1960 – Lucille Ball filed for divorce from Desi Arnaz

1933 – F.D.R. first claimed: "We have nothing to fear but fear itself" in his inauguration speech

1924 – The song ‘Happy Birthday to you’ was 1st published

1902 – The American Automobile Association was founded in Chicago, Illinois

1841 – William Henry Harrison gave the longest inauguration speech of 8,443 words

1793 – George Washington gave the shortest inauguration speech of 133 words

1791 – Vermont admitted to U.S. as the 14th state (1st addition to original 13 colonies)

1789 – The 1st Congress declared the U.S. Constitution in effect (9 Senators & 13 Representatives)


History of the Hymns

March 4, 2007

‘Jesus, Lover of My Soul’

(1879) page 479

Words by Charles Wesley (1707 – 1788)

Music by Joseph Parry (1841 – 1903)

Charles Wesley was conducting one of his many open-air meetings, this one near Killyleagh, Ireland. During the course of his preaching, a number of persons who took exception to his views assaulted him. Unable to withstand the mob, Wesley fled for his life. He took refuge in a farmhouse nearby. Jane Moore, a kind-hearted wife of a farmer, hid the panting evangelist in the milk house. She was barely in time, because at that moment some of Wesley’s assailants rushed up. Mrs. Moore tried to divert their attention by preparing refreshments. Fearful that they might search the premises and discover the harried evangelist, she went to the milk house on the pretext of getting a cold drink for her visitors.

Quickly, she directed Wesley to go through the rear window, and hide under the hedge. Wesley clambered through the window and found a little brook flowing beside the hedge, forming a pool with overhanging branches that afforded a pleasant and safe hiding place. While waiting for the vindictive Irishmen to give up the search and leave, Wesley pulled a pencil and paper from his pocket and wrote out the words to this immortal hymn, ‘Jesus, Lover of My Soul.’

Dr. George Duffield, author of ‘Stand up for Jesus,’ once said of this hymn, "If there is anything in the Christian experience of joy and sorrow, of affliction and prosperity, of life and death—this hymn truly is the hymn of the ages."

(E. H. Jordan)

Meanwhile…1879…128 years ago…in the United States…

President: Rutherford B. Hayes…V.P.: William A. Wheeler

Milk was sold in glass bottles for the 1st time

Frank Woolworth opened his 1st "5 and 10¢ Store" in Utica, NY

James Gamble developed "Ivory Soap" named by Harley Procter

Thomas Edison invented the 1st functioning light bulb (it lasted 13 ½ hours)

The 1st artificial ice rink in North America opened in Madison Square Garden (NYC)

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