Posts Tagged ‘ Sacrament meeting ’

Impromptu Sacrament Meeting

December 8, 2014
Impromptu Sacrament Meeting

When I was a kid (approximately 8-10 years old), I used to get up every Fast & Testimony meeting and bear my testimony.  I was so obnoxious, my family told me I didn’t need to get up every month.  So, I took a few months off.  One day we had Ward Conference (and I still […]

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Comparing Music/Singing in the LDS & RLDS: Part 2

May 11, 2014
Comparing Music/Singing in the LDS & RLDS: Part 2

Markag continues his series on differences and similarities of LDS and RLDS worship services. The worship service of the LDS and RLDS both utilize congregation hymn singing and special music; by which I mean any musical pieces outside the official hymnbook and/or prepared by members in advance. The RLDS in recent years refer to them […]

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Worship v. Instruction

June 20, 2013
Worship v. Instruction

  Worship, v.: a. trans. To honour or revere as a supernatural being or power, or as a holy thing; to regard or approach with veneration; to adore with appropriate acts, rites, or ceremonies. b. transf. To regard with extreme respect or devotion; to ‘adore’. c. absol. To engage in worship; to perform, or take […]

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Meetings, Meetings, Meetings: Weekend Poll

December 1, 2012
Meetings, Meetings, Meetings:  Weekend Poll

We believe in meetings.  We believe in long meetings, many meetings, and meetings about meetings.  We believe in opening meetings with a prayer, a song, a devotional thoughts, reading of the last meeting’s minutes, and then closing with a prayer and a song.  Actual meeting optional. How do you feel about the 3 hour block? […]

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The 9/11 Sacrament Meeting I Wish We Had (Instead of Hammering Women on their Modesty)

September 14, 2011

This past Sunday was the 10th anniversary of the events of 9/11.  It was an emotional time for many people around the country.  The Mormon Tabernacle Choir had a wonderful broadcast of “Music and the Spoken Word” with Tom Brokaw that morning.  Various sporting games and other events had touching memorials throughout the day.  It […]

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