Monday, October 29, 2007

Bud's World


My first job was working in an orange juice factory, but I got canned...couldn't concentrate. Then I worked in the woods as a lumberjack, but I just couldn't hack it, so they gave me the ax. After that I tried to be a tailor, but I just wasn't suited for it...mainly because it was a so-so job. Next I tried working in a muffler factory but that was too exhausting. I wanted to be a barber, but I just couldn't cut it. Then I tried to be a chef -- figured it would add a little spice to my life, but I just didn't have the thyme. I attempted to be a deli worker, but any way I sliced it, I couldn't cut the mustard.

From the Choir Loft
To make it easier for more people to be a part of our ministry, we have three rehearsals / week to make it more convenient for people to attend one or more of our rehearsals. Tuesday evenings (7:15 – 8:30 PM), Wednesday evenings (7:45 – 8:30 PM), and Thursday evenings (7:00 – 8:30 PM). We are rehearsing in order to present our Christmas musical: “Noel.” We will be presenting it at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church (North Tonawanda) and at Sheridan United Methodist church. We would love to have you join us! For further information contact Bud @ 716.934.7734 or

The “Saint”
There were two evil brothers. They were both rich and used their money to hide their sinful ways from the public eye. They even attended the same church and “appeared” to be perfect Christians. Then, their pastor retired and a new one was hired. Not only could the new pastor see right through the brothers’ deception, but he also spoke well and true, and the church started to swell in numbers. A fundraising campaign was started to build a new sanctuary.
All of a sudden, one of the brothers died. The remaining brother sought out the new pastor the day before the funeral and handed him a check for the entire amount needed to finish paying for the new building. “ I have only one condition,” he said. “At his funeral, you must say my brother was a saint.” The pastor gave his word and deposited the check.
The next day at the funeral, the pastor did not hold back. “He was an evil man,” he said. “He cheated on his wife and abused his family.” After going on in this vein for a short time, he concluded with, “But, compared to his brother, he was a saint.”

Today in history
(October 28)
1975 – Calvin Murphy (Houston Rockets) began his NBA free-throw streak of 58 consecutive games
1965 – The 630 foot “Gateway Arch” in St. Louis, Missouri was completed
1962 – Nikita Krushev ordered the withdrawal of missiles from Cuba ending the Cuban missile crisis
1959 – The Buffalo Bills entered the AFL (Sunday afternoons have never been the same!)
1936 – Franklin Roosevelt re-dedicated the Statue of Liberty on its 50th anniversary
1886 – The Statue of Liberty was dedicated by President Grover Cleveland
1858 – Macy’s Department Store 1st opened in NYC
1636 – Harvard University was founded in Cambridge, Massachusetts
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History of the Hymns

October 28, 2007
‘Just As I Am, Without One Plea’ (1835) Page 357
Words: Charlotte Elliott (1789 – 1871)
Music: William Batchelder Bradbury (1816 - 1868)

Charlotte Elliott’s brother, Rev. Elliott, was planning the building of a school for daughters of clergymen. Charlotte was then 45 years old, an invalid, and could not help with the project. A special program had been scheduled to help in the fund-raising.
That night she could not sleep and started doubting if she ever would be useful to the Lord. The next day, everyone went to the program and she was left alone.
As she thought of her weakness, she realized that since salvation was not of works, her Christian life was also to be by faith and trust, that God accepts the weakest person. And taking up her pen, she wrote this hymn of commitment.
Charlotte’s brother, Rev. Elliott once said of his sister: “I hope I will be permitted to see some of the fruit of my spiritual labor, but I feel that far more has been done by a single hymn of my sister’s.”

Meanwhile…1835…172 years ago…in the United States…
President: Andrew Jackson…V.P.: Martin Van Buren
Texans declared independence from Mexico
P.T. Barnum and his circus began their 1st U.S. tour
Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) was born in Florida, Missouri
The 1st edition of the New York Herald was published (price 1¢)
Fire consumed over 600 buildings in NYC at a cost of $20 million
Henry Burden received a patent for his horseshoe mfg. machine in Troy, NY
The Liberty Bell cracked again at the funeral service of a US Supreme Court judge
Andrew Carnegie was born to a poor family (would be worth estimated $350 million)
Richard Lawrence’s 2 pistols misfired in a failed assassination attempt on Pres. Jackson
Building materials were delivered to the home of William Brown
for the construction of the Sheridan Methodist Church

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