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12/01/19 - NNHS Newsletter - O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

(First Sunday in Advent)

This Advent we look to the Wise Men to teach us where to focus our attention.
We set our sights on things above, where God is. We draw closer to Jesus...
When our Advent journey ends, and we reach the place where Jesus resides in Bethlehem,
may we, like the Wise Men, fall on our knees and adore him as our true and only King.

- Mark Zimmermann

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   Today is the First Sunday in Advent for those of y'all in the Christian community who may be celebrating it. For those who do not, there is the obligatory homework, as school is still in session.

BONUS #1 - O Come, O Come, Emmanuel - Clare College Choir, Cambridge

BONUS #3 - O Come, O Come, Emmanuel - BYU Vocal Point

BONUS #3 - O Come, O Come, Emmanuel - The Piano Guys


From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O_come,_O_come,_Emmanuel:

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel is a Christian hymn for Advent. It is a translation of a Latin hymn, Veni, Veni, Emmanuel, itself a metrical paraphrase of the O Antiphons, a series of plainchant antiphons attached to the Magnificat at Vespers over the final days before Christmas.

The 1861 translation from Hymns Ancient and Modern is the most prominent by far in the English-speaking world, but other English translations also exist. Translations into other modern languages (particularly German) are also in widespread use.

The words and the music of "O come, O come, Emmanuel" developed separately. The Latin text is first documented in Germany in 1710, whereas the tune most familiar in the English-speaking world has its origins in 15th-century France.

The pre-history of the text stretches back to the origins of the O Antiphons themselves, which were in existence by, at the latest, the eighth century. However, to speak meaningfully of the text of the hymn per se, they would need to be paraphrased in strophic, metrical form. It is certainly within the realm of possibility that efforts along those lines could have been made quite early; we know, for instance, that they were paraphrased extensively by the English poet Cynewulf in a poem written before the year 800.[1] However, despite popular imagination of an early origin for "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel," the hymn's history is first substantiated only much later...


HOMEWORK:

From http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/first-sunday-advent:

What Do People Do?

Many Christians in the United States attend a church service on the first Sunday of Advent and may engage in activities such as special prayers and contributing to ideas on enhancing peace. Many Advent traditions are observed in the United States in the prelude to Christmas Day. For example, the Advent wreath is becoming increasingly popular in the United States. The wreath can be seen in various churches across the nation around this time of the year.

Advent calendars of all designs are also given as gifts at this time of the year. The calendars feature openings in the form of windows or doors that are numbered to count the days to Christmas. Calendars may contain chocolates, toys, or candy and are given to children as a fun way to observe the Christmas countdown. Some traditional Advent calendars show 24 days but many Advent calendars showing 25 days, with the last opening on Christmas Day...


   Today is World AIDS Day.

HOMEWORK:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_AIDS_Day

http://www.avert.org/worldaid.htm

http://www.worldaidsday.org/


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:

   Happy Birthday today to   My Daughter of Other Parents, Megan Fulmer Mansfield (Marshall HS, TX - 2002) of TX!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to  Ann Lillaston Wilson ('57) AND Jimmy McDonald ('57) AND   George Konstant ('65) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

03 -  Barbara Woods Spiers ('61) of VA AND the late Barbara Nell Howard Floyd ('67) (d. 10/01/88) AND Franki Satisky ('68) of OR;

04 - The late W. D. Dangler ('57) (d. 03/07/17) AND Howard Williamson (HHS - '63) of VA;

05 - Eugene Peters ('57) AND the late Gene Peters ('57) (d. 07/24/09) AND     the late Melody Clendenin DeBerry (Warwick HS - '66) (d. 11/21/18);

06 - Frances Scheinman Berkman ('57);

07 -  Jay Styles ('68) of VA AND Janice Pratt McGrew (Hampton HS - '67) of VA AND   the late Tim Parsons (NNHS / Menchville HS - '73) (d. 10/29/17)!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


100 YEARS AGO TODAY:

December 01, 1919 - Lady Astor became the first female Member of Parliament to take her seat in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom. (She had been elected to that position on November 28.).


THIS DAY IN WWII:

December 01, 1941 - Pacific War: Emperor Hirohito of Japan gave the final approval to initiate war against the United States.

December 01, 1941 - Fiorello La Guardia, Mayor of New York City and Director of the Office of Civilian Defense, signed Administrative Order 9, creating the Civil Air Patrol.

December 01, 1942 - In the U.S., nationwide gasoline rationing went into effect.

December 01, 1944 - Edward R. Stettinius Jr. became Secretary of State of the United States after the retirement of Cordell Hull.


THIS DAY IN 1969:

December 01, 1969 - Vietnam War: The first draft lottery in the United States was held since World War II.

December 01, 1969 - Author and blogger Richard Carrier was born Richard Cevantis Carrier in the USA.


“As you go forward with your ambitious programs, forget yourselves now and again. Lay aside your selfishness; lose yourself in the service of others and in some great cause.”

- Gordon B. Hinckley, October 17, 1962
(23 June 1910 - 27 Jan 2008)


From Joan Lauterbach Krause ('60) of VA - 12/01/17:

   Thank you, Joan!
 
 


  From Me ('65) of NC - 11/30/15 - "Take time":

   Some thoughts as we enter the holiday season... It is important to remember that not everyone is surrounded by large wonderful families. Some of us have problems during the holidays, and some of us are overcome with great sadness when we remember the loved ones who are not with us. Many people have no one with whom to spend these times, and are besieged by loneliness. We all need caring, loving thoughts right now. Please pause a bit during these hectic days to consider what you can do to lighten the burdens of someone else who may have family problems, health struggles, job issues, financial crises, or worries of any kind, and just need to know someone cares. Do it for all of us, for nobody is immune.


“I grew up with six brothers. That’s how I learned to dance–waiting for the bathroom.”

~ Bob Hope
(29 May 1903 - 27 July 2003
)



 From My Niece, Shari, of VA - 11/29/19, 9:29 AM - "Smiles & Crafts" (#1 in a Series of 19):

... Hoping you all had a happy Thanksgiving.

Have a nice day!
Shari

 
  On a bit of a binge. Her music is deep, but so pretty.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LuGzwNy2ws 
Sarah McLachlan -Angel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8K0qCCfeMAE 
Sarah McLachlan - Chocolate

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5wW8N4pt3U 
Sarah McLachlan - Adia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWsM5CAsafs 
Sarah McLachlan -Fallen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QUq72fla3o 
Sarah McLachlan -Building A Mystery (Contains 1 "curse" word)

   COOLThank you, Shari!

 
 


BONUS WINTER CRAFT PATTERNS:

Amanda Formaro's A Snowball Fight

Peace on Earth Angel


BONUS CROCK POT RECIPES (Sorry; not theme-related):

Crazy Slow Cooked Pizza Soup - "Soup recipes always taste great when they are made in the slow cooker. Our recipe for Crazy Slow Cooked Pizza Soup taste just like your favorite pizza pie, but in soup form! Made with tomatoes, sausage, and topped with Mozzarella cheese, it will have you eating bowl after bowl. Skip delivery tonight and enjoy this wonderful slow cooked recipe."

Lazy Day Beef Stroganoff - "If it is just one of those days where you don't feel like making dinner then try our Lazy Day Beef Stroganoff. Made with the simplest ingredients, enjoy this simple slow cooker recipe over a mound of butter noodles. Dinner's going to be easy tonight!"

Brown Sugar Spice Cake - "Your kitchen will be filled with the delicious comforting smells of cinnamon and brown sugar while this delicious cake recipe "bakes" in your slow cooker. Perfect for when you need a dessert, but are currently using the oven, Brown Sugar Spice Cake is moist and tender piece of cake that pairs well with vanilla ice cream. Indulge in slow cooker desert recipes and enjoy."


FINALLY:
From www.ajokeaday.com - 11/30/18:
 

I told my boss that three companies were after me and I needed a raise.

My boss asked, "What companies?"

I replied, "Gas, water, and electricity."


DATES TO REMEMBER:

1. Every Tuesday, 7:30 AM - Male grads meet at Angelo's Restaurant on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard for breakfast and camaraderie.

2. Wednesday, January 08, 2020 -The NNHS Class of June 1942 meets at noon on the second Wednesday of every other month for a Dutch treat lunch at the James River Country Club, 1500 Country Club Road. PLEASE JOIN THEM. Give or take a few years makes no difference. Good conversation, food and atmosphere.


PRAYER ROLL:

http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 11/23/19

BLOG:

http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11


  Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol

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O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

Words: Combined from various antiphons by an unknown author, possibly in the 12th Century
(Veni, veni Emanuel); translated from
Latin to English by John M. Neale  (24 Jan1818 – 06 Aug 1866), Mediaeval Hymns, 1851. Neale’s original translation began, “Draw nigh, draw nigh, Emmanuel"

Music: “Veni Emmanuel,” from a 15th Century processional of French Franciscan nuns
(the setting for the funeral hymn)


O come, O come, Emmanuel,
And ransom captive Israel,
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear.

Rejoice! Rejoice!
Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, Thou Wisdom from on high,
Who orderest all things mightily;
To us the path of knowledge show,
And teach us in her ways to go.

O come, Thou Rod of Jesse, free
Thine own from Satan’s tyranny;
From depths of hell Thy people save,
And give them victory over the grave.

O come, Thou Day-spring, come and cheer
Our spirits by Thine advent here;
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night,
And death’s dark shadows put to flight.

O come, Thou Key of David, come,
And open wide our heavenly home;
Make safe the way that leads on high,
And close the path to misery.

O come, O come, great Lord of might,
Who to Thy tribes on Sinai’s height
In ancient times once gave the law
In cloud and majesty and awe.

O come, Thou Root of Jesse’s tree,
An ensign of Thy people be;
Before Thee rulers silent fall;
All peoples on Thy mercy call.

O come, Desire of nations, bind
In one the hearts of all mankind;
Bid Thou our sad divisions cease,
And be Thyself our King of Peace.

Rejoice! Rejoice!
Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.


"O Come, O Come, Emmanuel" midi courtesy of http://members.tripod.com/texasmidi/midi.htm - 11/23/05

"O Come, O Come, Emmanuel" lyrics and available history courtesy of http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/o/c/ocomocom.htm - 11/23/05

First Sunday of Advent (HOPE) Image courtesy of https://greenhillpc.wordpress.com/2014 - 11/26/16

Gold Leaf Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars4.html - 01/05/06

Red AIDS Awareness Ribbon Pin Image courtesy of http://www.headcovers.com/ - 12/01/07

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

John Marshall High School's (TX) Rams logo courtesy of http://www.nisd.net/marshall/ - 04/26/13

Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

Animated USMC and Navy Flags clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03

Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of https://tearsfromalonelygod.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/a-drop-in-the-bucket/ - 05/23/16

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