Monday, September 17, 2007

Bud's World

Theme songs for Bible characters
(If you don’t get it…ask Pastor Molly to explain it to you.)
Joshua: ‘Good Vibrations’
Peter: ‘I’m Sorry’
Esau: ‘Born To Be Wild’
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego: ‘Great Balls of Fire!’
The Three Kings: ‘When You Wish Upon a Star’
Jonah: ‘Got a Whale of a Tale’
Elijah: ‘Up, Up, and Away’
Methuselah: ‘Stayin’ Alive’
Nebuchadnezzar: ‘Crazy’

From the Choir Loft
Whether you’re a soloist or an ensemble singer or you play an instrument and are looking for a place to sing or play, we can use you. We can use every level of talent and use it for the Lord. Get your chance to work with a choir director, who is a legend in his own mind.
We don’t pay well, but our “after-life” retirement plan is out of this world!
Please contact Bud Lowery at 716.934.7734 or
Our rehearsals have begun for our Christmas cantata. Do you know someone who likes to sing?

I find it Interesting:
· There are only four words in the English language, which end in "dous":
tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
· The words 'racecar,’ 'kayak’ and ‘level’ are the same
whether they are read left to right or right to left (‘palindromes’).
· The sentence: "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter of the alphabet. (Now, you KNOW you're going to try this out for accuracy, right?)
· No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.
· "Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt." (Do you doubt this?)
· Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

Today in history
(September 16)
1994 – The fire department put out a smoky electrical fire in the White House
1992 – The FCC voted to allow competition for local phone service
1983 – Arnold Schwarzenegger became a U.S. citizen
1976 – The Episcopal Church approved ordination of women as priests and bishop
1973 – Buffalo Bills’ O.J. Simpson rushed for 250 yards & 2 TDs (Bills 31-Pats 13)
1968 – Richard Nixon appeared on TVs ‘Laugh-in’
1928 – Hurricane hit West Palm Beach/Lake Okeechobbe, Florida – 3,000 die
1908 – William C. Durant incorporated General Motors in Janesville, Wisconsin

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History of the Hymns

‘Alas and did my Savior Bleed’ (1827) Page 294
Words: Isaac Watts (1674 – 1748)
Music: Hugh Wilson (1766 - 1824)

Isaac Watts included this hymn in his Hymns and Spiritual Songs, in 1707. Today’s version has changed the famous line, “for such a worm as I,” to a phrase considered less offensive: “for sinners such as I.”
Watts was the first Christian hymn writer to include newly composed texts in his hymnals, thus laying the foundation for future hymn-writers. In his Hymns and Spiritual Songs published in 1707 and later revised in 1709, there are three sections. The first contains hymns based on Scripture, the second are newly composed hymns and the third contain hymns for use in celebrating the Lord’s Supper.
The tune of this hymn is also known as “Avon,” “Fenwick,” “All Saints” and “Drumclog.” This tune most likely has Scottish folk roots. Anne Gilchrist identified it as the ballad, “Helen of Kirkconnel.” It has been traced back to leaflets published around the end of the 18th century. There it appears in duple meter. In 1825, Robert Archibald Smith included it in his Sacred Music sung in St. George's Church, Edinburgh, using a triple meter. Hugh Wilson (1766-1829) has been declared the owner of this tune.

Meanwhile…1827…180 years ago…in the United States…
President: John Quincy Adams…V.P.: John C. Calhoun
The typewriter was patented as the ‘Typographer’
The 1st Mardi-Gras celebration held in New Orleans
1st issue of a “Negro” newspaper called “Freedom’s Journal”
John James Audubon began publishing his ‘Birds of America’
New York State officially abolished slavery…10,000 slaves freed
Joseph Smith claimed that he unearthed the “Book of Mormon” at Hill Cumorah, NY
976 ships visited the harbor in Buffalo (almost 3/day)

Ref. HymnHistories Cyberhymnal WebEdelic DMarie TanBible Wikipedia