Monday, September 10, 2007

Wit or Wisdom
“Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.”
~ Elizabeth Bibesco
“Wisdom is knowing when to speak your mind and when to mind your speech.”
~ Unknown
“A loyal friend laughs at your jokes when they’re not so good,
and sympathizes with your problems when they’re not so bad.”
~ Arnold Glasgow
“There are only two kinds of men: the righteous, who believes themselves sinners,
and the rest, sinners who believe themselves righteous.”
~ Blaise Pascal
“The winds of God are always blowing, but you must set the sails.”
~ Unknown

From the Choir Loft
Choir LoftDo you love to sing? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to perform before a congregation of appreciative “saints?” Would you like more fun and excitement in your life? We are looking for voices to join us in praise to the Lord. For further information please contact Bud Lowery at 716.934.7734 or
Very Interesting:
· If the population of China walked past you, 8 abreast,
the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.
· Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age.
· An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain. (My Dad said this about me!)
· A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
· ‘TYPEWRITER’ is the longest word that can be made
using the letters on only one row of the keyboard.
· There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order:
"abstemious" and "facetious." (Come on admit it, you’re saying “ A E I O U”)
Today in history
(September 9)
1990 – President Bush & Prime Minister Gorbachev met in Helsinki to urge Iraq to leave Kuwait
1971 – 1,000 convicts rioted and seized Attica Prison
1965 – Sandy Koufax pitched his 4th no-hitter, a perfect game vs. Cubs (1 – 0)
1957 – The song ‘Diana’ by Paul Anka reached #1
1956 – Elvis Presley made his 1st appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show
1908 – Orville Wright made the 1st 1 hour airplane flight in Fort Meyer, Virginia
1861 – Sally Tompkins became the only female commissioned officer in the Confederate Army
1841 – The Great Lakes steamer ‘Erie’ sank off Silver Creek, NY (over 250 died)

Church office: (716) 672-2048, Bud: (716) 934-7734, email:

History of the Hymns

‘Must Jesus Bear the Cross Alone’ Page 424
Words: Thomas Shepherd (1665 – 1739) Music: George Nelson Allen (1812 - 1877)

The words of this hymn originally read “Shall Simon bear the cross alone, and other saints be free.” Thomas Shepherd, the author, wrote this hymn after preaching about Simon Peter, who was believed to have been crucified upside down. The words were later changed to the words, which we use today.

1841…166 years ago…in Silver Creek…
U.S. President: John Tyler…V.P.: None
One ghastly August morning in 1841, 250 bodies washed up onto Silver Creek’s shores. This was due to an excursion boat, the ‘Erie,’ which failed to reach shore before it was consumed by fire. On August 9, 1841, at eight in the evening, the steamship The Lake Erie was taking a load of about four hundred emigrants from Buffalo to Erie, Pa.
When the ship was only a few miles off the shore of Silver Creek, a can of varnish ignited and the ship burst into flames. The captain immediately headed toward shore and while only about a mile from shore the ship went under. The next morning the shore was lined with over two hundred and fifty dead bodies of those who couldn’t make the swim. This incident is often considered the most tragic of the Lake Erie disasters.
One newspaper article of that date stated that each grave was marked with a stone bearing the inscription “A life lost on August 9, 1841, on the steamship ‘Erie’ near Silver Creek.” This may be true of the Sheridan Cemetery, but no markers were erected in Silver Creek, and there were no inscriptions to perpetuate either the date or the disaster. These thirteen graves, eloquent in their anonymity, comprise a row on the right after the main driveway curves at the crest of the upgrade. They were behind the original tool house of earlier days. There you will find them today, but with one change. One grave now bears a marker which reads “Noah P. Crittenden, 1841,” and thereon hangs a story.
Not too many years ago a stranger appeared in the cemetery inquiring about the graves of the victims of the ‘Erie’ of August 1841. He was the grandson of one of the victims. Not long after, a stone arrived to give name and honor to at least one of the thirteen and to perpetuate the date on which they perished.

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