Tuesday, October 16, 2007

October 14, 2007 (9 Weeks Left)

Getting Directions:
A little boy was waiting for his mother to come out of the grocery store. As he waited, he was approached by a man who asked, "Son, can you tell me where the post office is?"
The little boy replied, "Sure! Just go straight down this street a coupla blocks and turn to your right." The man thanked the boy kindly and said, "I'm the new pastor in town. I'd like for you to come to church on Sunday. I'll show you how to get to Heaven."
The little boy replied with a chuckle. "Awww, come on; you don't even know how to get to the post office!"

From the Choir Loft
We make it as convenient as possibly for you to join us! Please join us in the choir ministry as we lift our voices in praise to the Lord. We warm-up in the church sanctuary each Sunday morning at 10:10 before the service and sing an anthem during the morning service. We rehearse from 11:30 – noon immediately following the morning services. We also rehearse on Tuesday evenings from 6:45 – 7:15 PM. Why not join us? We need you! Our Sheridan Community Chorus will be presenting our Christmas musical at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic church on Sunday, December 9, 2007 @ 3:00 PM and at Sheridan United Methodist church on Sunday, December 16, 2007 @ 7:00 PM. We could use your help!

I was just wondering…
Why don’t sheep shrink when it rains?
Why does your nose run and your feet smell?
Why don't the words “tomb,” “comb,” and “bomb” sound alike?
Why is the word “phonics” not spelled the way it sounds?
Why is an orange an orange, but an apple not a red?

Today in history
(October 14)
1987 – ‘Baby Jessica’ McClure fell down a well in Midland, Texas
1964 – Martin Luther King, Jr. won the Nobel Peace Prize
1962 – U.S. U-2 planes located missiles in Cuba
1957 – The Everly Brothers’ ‘Wake Up Little Susie’ hit #1
1947 – Chuck Yeager in the ‘Bell XS-1’ made the 1st Supersonic flight (Mach 1.015)
1943 – U.S. 8th Air Force lost 80 B-17’s during an assault on Schweinfurt, Germany
1930 – Ethel Merman debuted on Broadway in ‘Girl Crazy’
1926 – Alan Alexander Milne’s book ‘Winnie-the-Pooh’ was released
1922 – The 1st Thom McAn shoe store opened on 3rd Avenue in NYC
1912 – Teddy Roosevelt was shot campaigning in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1834 – George Eastman received a patent for his paper-strip photographic film
1774 – The 1st Continental Congress was the 1st to declare ‘Colonial Rights’

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

History of the Hymns

‘To God Be the Glory’ (1875) Page 98
Words: Fanny J. Crosby (1820 – 1915)
Music: William Howard Doane (1832 - 1915)

Frances (Fanny) Jane Crosby ranks among the Church's greatest writers of hymns and spiritual songs. Over the course of her more than 90 years of life, she composed more than 8,000 texts, many of which have been set to music and are today our favorite hymns of the faith. These include ‘Praise Him! Praise Him!,’ ‘Tell Me the Story of Jesus,’ ‘I Am Thine, O Lord,’ ‘Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross,’ ‘Blessed Assurance, Jesus is Mine,’ ‘All the Way My Savior Leads Me,’ and ‘Jesus is Tenderly Calling.’ This prodigious output is made more remarkable still with the realization that Crosby was totally blind from six years of age. She praised the Creator and Light of the World for more than 80 years without actually seeing the work of His hands.
‘To God Be the Glory’ is well recognized as a wonderful hymn of praise and adoration of God. Written and first published in 1875, it was practically unknown in North America until Cliff Barrows used it in a Billy Graham Crusade in 1954. Since that time, it has become one of the best known and loved of songs. Several aspects of this beloved composition set it forth not only as a hymn of praise, but also as a hymn of grace. William H. Doane, a frequent collaborator with Ms. Crosby, composed the tune to which this hymn is set. In his lifetime Doane composed more than 2,000 tunes, many of which are still in common use today, including the tunes to such hymns as ‘Rescue the Perishing,’ ‘Near the Cross,’ ‘I Am Thine, O Lord,’ and ‘More Love to Thee.’
In 1858 Fanny married Mr. Alexander Van Alstyne, a pupil and then a teacher at the New York Institution for the blind where she also taught. He was an accomplished musician and theologian, and apparently humble, since he insisted Fanny retain her literary name, which was already well known.

Meanwhile…1875…132 years ago…in the United States…
President: Ulysses S. Grant …V.P.: Henry Wilson
Pinkerton agents firebombed Jesse James mother’s house…killing Jesse’s brother
The first Kentucky Derby was run at Louisville, Kentucky
A grasshopper swarm measuring 1,800 miles by 110 miles decimated Nebraska
John D. Larkin began operation of the Larkin Soap Company in Buffalo
Ref. HymnHistories Cyberhymnal WebEdelic DMarie TanBible Wikipedia BuffaloHistory.com