Tuesday, September 4, 2007

From Bud's World

September 2, 2007
Happy Labor Day Weekend
from Bud's World
'The Old Rugged Face’
‘Precious Lord, Take My Hand, And Help Me Up’
‘It is Well With My Soul, But My Knees Hurt’
‘Nobody Knows the Trouble I Have Seeing’
‘Amazing Grace, Considering My Age’
‘Just a Slower Walk With Thee’
‘Count Your Many Birthdays, Name Them One by One’
‘Go Tell It On The Mountain, But Please Speak Up’‘Give Me That Old Timers' Religion’
‘Blessed Insurance’
‘Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah, I've Forgotten Where I Parked’

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Did you know?
Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.
There are more chickens than there are people in the world.
The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.
The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and
a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
(To whom, we’re all grateful!)
The cruise liner, QE2, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.

Today in history
(September 2)
1987 – The Philips Company introduced the CD-Video
1969 – Star Trek’s final episode aired on TV
1969 – The 1st ATM machine was opened for public use
1959 – The Ford Falcon was introduced
1945 – The formal surrender of Japan aboard USS Missouri
1944 – Holocaust diarist Anne Frank was sent to Auschwitz
1864 – General Sherman led Union troops into Atlanta
Church office: (716) 672-2048, Bud: (716) 934-7734, email: mailto:tubamanbud@yahoo.com

Bud’s History of the Hymns
September 2, 2007
‘Come Sinners, to the Gospel Feast’(1774) Page 339
Words: Charles Wesley (1707 – 1788)
Music: Hursley, Katholisches Gesangbuch

In July 1790, Jesse Lee preached the first "Methodist" sermon ever delivered in Boston, Massachusetts. Having spent a week trying to find a place to preach, but finding all places of worship closed against him and his Methodist "heresy," he concluded to preach in the open air on the Common. He borrowed a table from someone living near by, and placed it under the shade of the famous Old Elm located in the center of the Common. With an audience of only five persons, he began singing this morning’s hymn. They had never heard such hymns and such preaching in Calvinistic New England. Before he had finished his sermon he had an audience of nearly three thousand, and on the succeeding Sabbath an even larger number.
In 1876, this historic old elm tree was blown down in a severe storm. The Methodist preachers of the city resolved to have a large armchair made of some of the wood of the tree.
In the hymn, ‘Come Sinners, to the Gospel Feast,’ the first stanza tells us that sinners are called to come to the table. You don’t have to be perfect to come. Indeed, it’s exactly because we are imperfect that we need to come to the table. The second stanza tells us that no one has an excuse for not coming to the table or for refusing to receive the Grace of Jesus Christ. The third stanza is the most difficult. It proclaims that Christ’s presence is known through the elements of bread and wine and is real, and that when we eat and drink the elements we are receiving the Divine Grace, which is able to save us from our sin.

Meanwhile…1774…233 years ago…in the United States…
The Chestertown "tea party" occurred (tea dumped into the Chester River)
England passed "Quartering Act" mandating Colonists to house English troops
The British closed the port of Boston to commerce in response to Chestertown tea party
1st incident of Revolution – 400 attacked Ft. William and Mary in New Hampshire
Citizens of Carlisle, Pennsylvania passed a declaration of independence
The "Minute Men" were organized by the American Colonists
Ref. HymnHistories Cyberhymnal WebEdelic DMarie TanBible Wikipedia