Saturday, March 31, 2007

April 1, 2007

Absolutely useless information…

The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $6,400

The average number of people airborne over the U.S. in any given hour: 61,000

Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair. (My hair is loaded!!!!)

The first novel ever written on a typewriter: ‘Tom Sawyer’

The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments

From the Choir Loft

Tonight, we will present the Easter musical: ‘The Sacrifice’ at 7:00 PM at Sheridan United Methodist Church. This powerful cantata presents the story of Easter week through the eyes of six Biblical characters as they are interviewed in a "60-minutes" style. The chorus is made up of members from over 10 different churches and denominations. You won’t want to miss this exciting audio/visual experience. Invite your friends and come early.

Taking it with you…

There once was a rich man who was near death. He was very grieved because he had worked so hard for his money and he wanted to be able to take it with him to heaven. So he began to pray that he might be able to take some of his wealth with him.

An angel hears his plea and appears to him, "Sorry, but you can't take your wealth with you."

The man implores the angel to speak to God to see if He might bend the rules. The man continues to pray that his wealth could follow him. The angel reappears and informs the man that God has decided to allow him to take one suitcase with him. Overjoyed, the man gathers his largest suitcase and fills it with pure gold bars and places it beside his bed.

Soon afterward the man dies and shows up at the Gates of Heaven to greet St. Peter. Seeing the suit case Peter says, "Hold on, you can't bring that in here!" But the man explains to him that he has permission and asks him to verify his story with the Lord. Sure enough, Peter checks and comes back saying, "You're right. You are allowed one carry-on bag, but I'm supposed to check its contents before letting it through."

Peter opens the suitcase to inspect the worldly items that the man found too precious to leave behind and exclaims, "You brought pavement?"

Today in history

(April 1)

1970 - American Motors introduced the Gremli

1976 – Stephen Wozniak & Steven Jobs founded Apple Computern

1938 – The Baseball Hall of Fame Museum opened in Cooperstown, NY

1929 – The Yo-Yo was 1st marketed

1889 - The 1st dishwashing machine went on sale in Chicago, Ill.

1853 – Cincinnati, Ohio became the 1st U.S. city to pay firefighters a regular salary

1826 – Samuel Morey received a patent for the 1st internal combustion engine

Bud’s History of the Hymns

April 1, 2007

‘O Sacred Head, Now Wounded’ (1830)

page 286

Words: Bernard of Clairvaux (1091 – 1153)

Translation by Paul Gerhardt (1607 – 1676)

Music by Hans Leo Hassler (1564 – 1612)

‘O Sacred Head, Now Wounded’ is based on a long medieval poem attributed to Bernhard of Clairvaus, ‘Salve mundi salutaire.’ This poem talks about the body of Christ, as he suffered and hung on the cross. It has seven sections, each addressing a part of Jesus’ body…his seventh section ‘Salve caput crucentatum’ focused on Jesus’ head.

An intensely personal hymn, ‘O Sacred Head, Now Wounded’ acknowledges the pain and shame that Christ endured when he paid the price for our sin. The poet cries out, "I joy to call Thee mine." And we join the poet as we each confess "Mine, mine was the transgression." We go on to sing, "Lo here I fall my Savior" as we fall prostrate, knowing the price of our salvation, and the pain with which it was paid.

Years later, Alexander & Gerhardt translated it into English, and a German composer wrote the music during the Renaissance period.

Meanwhile…1830…177 years ago…in the United States…President: Andrew Jackson…V.P.: Martin Van Buren

Sarah Hale wrote ‘Mary Had A Little Lamb’

Edwin Budding began manufacturing lawn mowers…forever ruining Saturdays

Joseph Smith & 5 others organized the Mormon Church near Palmyra, New York

The New York Stock Exchange had its slowest day in history as 31 shares were traded

The population of Buffalo was 8,668…population of Erie County was 35,719

Buffalo, New York completed its city water system

Ref. CenterForChurchMusic BuffaloHistory TanBible DmarieCapsule Cyberhymnal BrainyHistory

Sheridan Community Chorus

Final concert...
Sunday, April 1, 2007 @ 7:00 PM @ The Sheridan United Methodist Church
at 2679 Route 20 in Sheridan, NY.
Invite others, come early, and be ready for the most powerful presentation of the Easter story.
This will be the best musical performed in Sheridan, NY on Sunday night April 1, 2007 or your money back!
For further information contact Bud @ or the church office @ (716) 672-2048