Sunday, March 11, 2007

March 11, 2007

A letter from college…

Dear Father,
$chool i$ really great. I am making lot$ of friend$ and $tudying very hard. With all my $tuff, I $imply can’t think of anything I need, $o if you would like, you can ju$t $end me a card, a$ I would love to hear from you.
Love, Your $on.

After receiving his son’s letter, the father immediately replies by sending a letter back.
Dear Son,
I kNOw that astroNOmy, ecoNOmics, and oceaNOgraphy are eNOugh to keep even an hoNOr student busy. Do NOt forget that the pursuit of kNOwledge is a NOble task, and you can never study eNOugh.
Love, Dad

From the Choir Loft

Our adult church choir sings each week in the 10:30 Sunday morning worship service. The choir meets 15 minutes before the service to rehearse the morning anthem, then rehearses immediately following the service for the upcoming Sunday. The adult handchime choir rehearses on the 1st & 3rd Sundays immediately following the choir rehearsal. If you have any desire to sing or play…we need you…we want you.

The Sheridan Community Chorus sings during the Easter Season, Independence Day Season, & the Christmas Season. It is open to all!

Upcoming Sheridan Community Chorus concerts:

We will be singing @ The Cattaraugus United Methodist Church on Sunday, March 25, 2007 @ 7:00 PM

We will be singing @ The Sheridan United Methodist Church on Sunday, April 1, 2007 @ 7:00 PM

Quotes by Winston Churchill…

"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."

"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."

"If this is a blessing, it is certainly very well disguised."

"Everyone has his day and some days last longer than others."

"When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened"

"My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me."

Today in history

(March 11)

1993 – Janet Reno became the 1st female Attorney General of the United States

1986 – The National Football League adopted the "instant replay rule"

1941 – F.D.R. signed the "Lend-Lease" Act loaning money to Great Britain

1927 – The 1st armored car hold-up in the United States occurred in Pittsburgh, Pa.

1903 – Lawrence Welk was born in Strassburg, North Dakota to Russian immigrants

1892 – The 1st public basketball game in the U.S. was played in Springfield, Mass.

1888 – The "Great Blizzard of ’88" on the eastern seaboard of the U.S. killed 400

1665 – New York approved a new code guaranteeing religious rights to Protestants

Bud’s History of the Hymns

March 11, 2007

‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’

Words: James Weldon Johnson (1871 – 1938)

Music by J. Rosamond Johnson (1873 – 1954)

James Weldon Johnson was well known as an author, lawyer, educator and diplomat. He was born on June 17, 1871 in Jacksonville, Florida and grew up there. Johnson received his degrees in Georgia at the University of Atlanta. He earned a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts.

For awhile he was principal of the Stanton school. He was founder and editor of Daily American, the first "Negro Daily" in the United States. Weldon was self- educated in law and was admitted to the Florida bar. He was U. S. consul to Venezuela and later to Nicaragua. Also, he held various positions and offices including 14 years as national secretary of the NAACP. He had six publications between 1922 and 1935 including his autobiography.

Weldon and his brother John collaborated in writing many songs, including this mornings’ hymn. This hymn has become the official song of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. It was published as sheet music in 1921.

Meanwhile…1921…86 years ago…in the United States…

President: Warren G. Harding…V.P.: Calvin Coolidge

Airmail service began between San Francisco and N.Y.C.

Bread: 10¢/loaf, Milk: 13¢/qt., Eggs: 40¢/dz., Gas: 26¢/gal.

F.D.R. stricken with polio while vacationing at his summer home in Canada

Chicago Black Sox trial began in Chicago (baseball players found not guilty)

Police in Sunbury, Pa. require women to wear skirts at least 4" below the knee

The G. Elias & Brothers Co. built airplanes on Seneca St. in Buffalo, New York

Gregory Deck opened the 1st Deco Restaurant in Buffalo (hot dog: 5¢, hamburger: 10¢)

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