On Sunday, March 12, 2023 at 2:00:00 AM (or earlier!) clocks are turned forward 1 hour to become Sunday, March 12, 2023 at 3:00:00 AM
Daylight Savings Time is not just a way to annoy us when we want to sleep in on Sundays. The modern idea of daylight saving was first proposed in 1895 by George Vernon Hudson and it was first implemented during the First World War.
Although most of the United States used DST throughout the 1950s and 1960s, DST use expanded following the 1970s energy crisis and has generally remained in use in North America and Europe since that time.
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent. It derives its name from the practice of placing ashes on the foreheads of adherents as a sign of mourning and repentance to God.
And Chuck Knows Church says…
Ever seen a little smudge mark on someone’s forehead as they walk out of church? That’s a sign of the cross and it means it’s Ash Wednesday during Lent. Chuck tells you about this important worship service:
In response to your address, allow me to attest the accuracy of it’s historical statements; indorse the sentiments it expresses; and thank you, in the nation’s name, for the sure promise it gives.
Nobly sustained as the government has been by all the churches, I would utter nothing which might, in the least, appear invidious against any. Yet, without this, it may fairly be said that the Methodist Episcopal Church, not less devoted than the best, is, by it’s greater numbers, the most important of all. It is no fault in others that the Methodist Church sends more soldiers to the field, more nurse to the hospital, and more prayers to Heaven than any. God bless the Methodist Church—bless all the churches—and blessed be God, Who, in this our great trial, giveth us the churches.
It’s probably the most unknown room in the church. . .and it also has a secret name! Chuck lets you peek inside where it can smell like flowers and candles. You’ll know all about it when you click play and Chuck tells you about the sacristy.
I could have turned the Alfred Burt Carols into the next 15 parts of this series but I decided that was a bit too easy on me!
I love this story – it’s a wonderful family tradition from the Burt family.
Starting in 1922, Alfred Burt’s father created a Christmas card for family members and parishioners. On these cards were original Christmas carols, with both the words and music by the Reverend Bates Burt. For the family Christmas card in 1942, Bates asked his son to write the music for that year’s carol, “Christmas Cometh Caroling.”
From then on, Alfred would write the music for the family’s Christmas cards, and the “Alfred Burt carols” were born.
“This Is Christmas” (also known as “Bright, Bright, the Holly Berries”) (1950)
“Some Children See Him” (1951)
“Come, Dear Children” (1952)
“O, Hearken Ye” (1953)
“Caroling Caroling” (1954)
“We’ll Dress the House” (1954)
“The Star Carol” (1954)
Burt finished the last of his carols, “The Star Carol”, on February 5, 1954. He died less than 24 hours later, at the age of 33.
One of the best known of these today is Caroling Caroling (lyrics by the church organist at his father’s church, Wihla Hutson)
The Salt Lake Vocal Artists perform 2 carols; “Caroling, Caroling” and “We’ll Dress the House” by Alfred Burt live in concert on December 17, 2011 in Holy Family Catholic Church, South Ogden, Utah under the direction of Dr. Brady Allred.