Posts Tagged ‘ Sacrament meeting ’

Before Sacrament Meeting Begins

January 29, 2015
Before Sacrament Meeting Begins

In some wards sacrament meeting is held first and in others it is the last meeting of the 3 hour block. There is always that time when everyone is coming in to be seated, greeting those they haven’t spoken to yet that day, chatting amongst themselves and the accompanist for the meeting, be they organist […]

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Reverence is more than just quietly sitting.

January 28, 2015
Reverence is more than just quietly sitting.

A recent post of mine, Over instructed and under converted, addressed some issues of extensive instruction in the church. Sacrament meetings, many would agree, are a little on the slow side… Not always… A number of years ago, a visitor came into our sacrament meeting and sat up the back. He had arrived about 10 minutes […]

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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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