Tuesday, August 7, 2007

A little humor…
“Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not…
a sense of humor to console him for what he is.”- Francis Bacon, 1561 – 1626
“A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs…
jolted by every pebble in the road.”- Henry Ward Beecher, 1813 – 1887
“Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.”
- Erma Boombeck

Wanted: choir members
Small, growing, church choir looking for male/female singers in all sections: soprano, alto, tenor & bass. Reading is a plus, blending is a must. Gregarious atmosphere, fun-loving people and an opportunity to develop your musicianship. Come to rehearsal on Sunday mornings following the morning service. Warm-up is Sunday mornings at 10:10 am before the service. You need not be a member to participate. for questions or information contact bud (716) 934-7734 or tubamanbud@gmail.com We need you!

No Parking Zone
A minister parked his car in a no-parking zone in a large city because he was short of time and couldn’t find a space with a meter. So he put a note under the windshield wiper that read: “I have circled the block 10 times. If I don’t park here, I’ll miss my appointment. ‘FORGIVE US OUR TRESPASSES.’”
When he returned, he found a citation from a police officer along with this note: “I’ve worked this block for 10 years. If I don’t give you a ticket, I’ll lose my job. ‘LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION.’”

Today in history (August 5)
1981 - President Ronald Regan fired 11,500 striking air traffic controllers
1974 – President Nixon admitted he withheld information about the Watergate break-in
1966 – The Beatles released ‘Yellow Submarine,’ & ‘Eleanor Rigby’ in the UK
1961 – Construction of the Berlin Wall began
1944 – The Allied forces of WW II landed in southern France
1936 – At the Berlin Olympics, Jesse Owens won his 3rd Olympic medal
1935 – Will Rogers & Wiley Post were killed in a plane crash in Point Barrow, Alaska
1911 – The product ‘Crisco’ was introduced by Procter & Gamble
1861 – The U.S. Army abolished ‘flogging’

Church office: (716) 672-2048, Bud: (716) 934-7734, email: mailto:tubamanbud@yahoo.com

Bud's World

August 5, 2007
‘Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah’ (1907) Page 127
Words: William Williams ( 1717 – 1791)
Music: John Hughes (1873 - 1932)

After he was converted, William Williams decided to take all of Wales as his parish. And for the next 43 years, Williams traveled 100,000 miles on horseback, preaching and singing the gospel in his native tongue. He became known as ‘the sweet singer of Wales.’
The vivid, symbolic imagery of this text is drawn wholly from the Bible. The general setting is the march of the Israelites from Egypt to Canaan. Although the Israelites' sin and unbelief kept them from their destination for 40 years, God provided for their physical needs with a new supply of manna each day.
Twice during the Hebrews' years of wandering, they became faint because of lack of water. At the command of God, Moses struck a large rock with his wooden staff. Out of it flowed a pure, crystalline stream that preserved their lives. God also continued to guide them with a pillar of cloud by day and pillar of fire by night.
This very personal hymn seeks the same care that God gave the Israelites in the wilderness: "Bread of heaven", the manna in the wilderness, "Open now the crystal fountain", water from the rock, "Let the fire and cloudy pillar", the pillar God used to guide them and protect them in the wilderness.
‘Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah’ has been translated into seventy-five languages. It is so loved in Wales that it is considered an unofficial national anthem. It is often spontaneously sung at Welsh sporting events, and was sung at Princess Diana's funeral.

Meanwhile…1907…100 years ago…in the United States…
President: Theodore Roosevelt…V.P.: Charles W. Fairbanks
Bread: 5¢/loaf, Milk: 7¢/qt., Car: $500, House: $4,500, Stamp: 2¢,
Avg. Income: $897/year, Unemployment: 2.8%, Population: 87 million
Top Songs: ‘Maxim’s’ (Adrian Ross), ‘Bon Bon Buddy’ (Alex Rogers),
‘Harrigan’ (George Cohan)
S.T. Davidson was pastor of Sheridan Methodist Church

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