President Nelson announced that all Elders Quorums and High Priest Groups will be disbanded and reformed as a combined quorum. He also announced that PEC meetings will not be held anymore. For more information on these changes watch the April 2018 Priesthood session of General Conference.
March 4th – Gospel Doctrine: Lesson 8: Living Righteously in a Wicked World, Relief Society, High Priests, & Elder’s Quorum: Council Meeting
March 25th – Gospel Doctrine: Lesson 11: How Can I Do This Great Wickedness?, Relief Society, High Priests, & Elder’s Quorum: Sabbath Day Jesus Christ is our example of honoring the Sabbath
February 4th – Gospel Doctrine: Lesson 5: If Thou Doest Well, Thou Shalt Be Accepted -Relief Society, High Priests, & Elder’s Quorum: Council Meeting
February 18th – Stake Conference
Starting January 7th Sacrament Meeting will begin at 1PM. On the 7th the ward will also be having a fast to know how to reach out to those who do not attend our meetings regularly. We know God loves everyone active, less-active, and non-member. Join with us this Fast Sunday to be inspired on how you can uplift, and invite, everyone around you.
Our ward is also in-charge of keeping the building clean starting January 1st. If you can, join us every Saturday at 9am to help. This also means we are responsible to help when it snows again. So if you see white stuff falling from the sky contact someone from the Elders Quorum Presidency to see how you can help.
Thank you all for reading this last year! I hope you all will continue to enjoy the content:)
Note I have moved, and rearranged, the Archive tab for easier access to past months content.
December 3rd – Gospel Doctrine Lesson 44: Being Good Citizens, Relief Society & Priesthood: By Quorum/Group Presidency
December 17th – Gospel Doctrine Lesson 46: “Zion—The Pure in Heart”, Relief Society & Priesthood Chapter 24: The Atonement of Jesus Christ: Vast in Its Reach, Intimate in Its Effect
December 24th – No second or third hour due to Christmas
December 31st – Gospel Doctrine Church History Chronology and Maps, Relief Society & Priesthood: Combined under direction of the Bishopric
November 5th – Gospel Doctrine 40: Finding Joy in Temple and Family History Work, 3rd Hour By Quorum/Group Presidency
November 19th – Gospel Doctrine 42: Continuing Revelation to Latter-day Prophets, 3rd Hour Chapter 22: Reaching Out with Love to New Converts and Less-Active Members
November 26th – Gospel Doctrine 43: Take upon You My Whole Armor, 3rd Hour The Sabbath is a day to remember what God has done for us.
1st- General Conference
8th- Gospel Doctrine: Chapter 36: The Desert Shall Rejoice, & Blossom as the Rose, Relief Society/ High Priests/ Elder’s Quorum: Chapter 17: Continue in the Great Process of Learning(Teachings of Gordon B. Hinckley)
15th- Gospel Doctrine: Chapter 37: We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet, Relief Society/ High Priests/ Elder’s Quorum: Chapter 18: Virtue – A Cornerstone on Which to Build Our Lives (Teachings of Gordon B. Hinckley)
22nd- Gospel Doctrine: Chapter 38: In Mine Own Way, Relief Society/ High Priests/ Elder’s Quorum: Perfect love casteth out fear by President Dieter F Uchtdorf
29th- Gospel Doctrine: Chapter 39: The Hearts of the Children Shall Turn to Their Fathers, , Relief Society/ High Priests/ Elder’s Quorum: Bishopric Message
September 3rd– Gospel Doctrine:Chapter 33: President Brigham Young Leads the Saints, Relief Society/ High Priests/ Elder’s Quorum: By Quorum/Group Presidency
September 10th – Stake Conference
September 24th– Gospel Doctrine:Chapter 36: The Desert Shall Rejoice, and Blossom as the Rose, Relief Society/ High Priests/ Elder’s Quorum: The Godhead and the Plan of Salvation by Elder Dallin H Oaks
3rd hour lessons for the adults will be changing structure next year. Most of the new curriculum will be based off the most recent General Conference. For More Information See This Article.
August 6th : Gospel Doctrine – Chapter 30: The Prisoners Shall Go Free, Priesthood/Relief Society – By Quorum/Group Presidency
August 20th : Stake Conference
On July 4th 1776, Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence written by Thomas Jefferson. It only took him 17 days to write it. After years of war, bloodshed, and suffering, the Constitution was signed in 1787. With God’s help, America was now in charge of her own destiny and with it, the conditions perfect for the restoration of the Gospel (3 Nephi 21:4).
This was all foreseen by our prophets. We read in 1st Nephi 13 about Columbus (1 Nephi 13:12), and the Pilgrims (1 Nephi 13:13-15) and how the English came to war with our Founding Fathers (1 Nephi 13:17) and how the Revolutionaries prevailed against them with the Lords help because of their humbleness and righteousness (1 Nephi 13:16). We also learn from Christ Himself that the creation of the Constitution was His doing (D&C 101:80) and that our Founding Fathers were hand selected by Him to fulfill this purpose. In 1833, the Lord again reminds us that He wanted us to have the Constitution (D&C 98:5-6), but added a warning for us (D&C 98:9-10).
This is a free land that comes with a stipulation, serve the Lord or be swept away (Ether 2:9). It also states that our righteousness determines whether we are blessed or cursed by living in it (2 Nephi 1:7). We learn that two previous civilizations (Nephites/Jaredites) have both been swept off for choosing incorrectly (Ether 2:12).
Are we choosing correctly? As a church we are under condemnation for unbelief, treating lightly the Book of Mormon, and vanity (D&C 84:54-57). We also read that the Lord admonished the early Saints on this as well (D&C 98:19-20). This condemnation has not been lifted. Joseph Smith and Pres Benson have called the Book of Mormon, the keystone of our religion. A keystone is the center piece at the top of a stone arch, and without it, the arch cannot support itself and will crumble. Pres Benson also stated that “God, with his infinite foreknowledge, so molded the Book of Mormon that we might see the error and know how to combat false educational, political, religious, and philosophical concepts of our time” (see also 2 Nephi 3:12).
We have been warned to protect our freedoms, and how they are slowly being eroded by modern day secret combinations (Ether 8:23-26) just as found in all of the Book of Mormon civilizations. Note that verse 24 indicates a commandment from the Lord to awaken and repent if we are allowing them to exist by our supporting them. Our church leaders were once extremely vocal about warning the Saints to support the principles found in our Constitution. Have they been silenced as Mormon was (Mormon 1:16-17) or as Samuel was (1 Samuel 8) for the Saints not heeding their words? Reading page 36 of the July 2017 Ensign should give you the answer. Every single one of our prophets has paid homage to the Constitution, in conference talks, symposiums, even in Temple dedications. David O McKay once declared, “Next to being one in worshiping God, there is nothing in this world upon which this Church should be more united than in upholding and defending the Constitution of the United States”.
Are we acting in accordance with the direction of the Lords prophets when it comes to the topic of freedom? We chose correctly in our first estate….will we continue to make the right choice in our second?
Anyone interested in additional quotes or reading material (all church related) please contact anyone in the Elders Quorum presidency.
2nd – Gospel Doctrine: Chapter 25: Priesthood: The Power of Godliness, Priesthood/Relief Society: By Quorum/Group Presidency
9th – Gospel Doctrine: Chapter 26: Go Ye into All the World, and Preach My Gospel, Priesthood/Relief Society: Chapter 13: Peace and Contentment through Temporal Self-Reliance
16th – Gospel Doctrine: Chapter 27: They Must Needs Be Chastened and Tried, Even as Abraham, Priesthood/Relief Society: Chapter 14: Losing Ourselves in the Service of Others
30th – Gospel Doctrine: Chapter 29: Building the Kingdom of God in Nauvoo, Illinois, Priesthood/Relief Society: By Bishopric
June 4th “Looking Forth for the Great Day of the Lord to Come”, By Quorum/Group Presidency
May 7th Gospel Doctrine Lesson 17 The Law of Tithing and the Law of the Fast, Priesthood/Relief Society – By Quorum/Group Presidency
May 28th Gospel Doctrine Lesson 20 The Kingdoms of Glory, Priesthood/Relief Society – Becoming a Disciple of Our Lord Jesus Christ : Elder Robert D Hales
April 2nd: General Conference
April 30th :Gospel Doctrine – Chapter 16: “Thou Shalt … Offer Up Thy Sacraments upon My Holy Day”, Relief Society/ Priesthood (Combined) – Under Bishop’s Direction
March 5th Gospel Doctrine (Chapter 9: The Only True and Living Church) Relief Society/ High Priests/ Elder’s Quorum (By Quorum/Group Presidency)
March 26th Gospel Doctrine (Chapter 12: The Gathering of My People) Relief Society/ High Priests/ Elder’s Quorum (Am I good enough? Will I make it? – Elder J. Devn Cornish)
Youth – The Atonement of Jesus Christ
I have been recently called to teach the 4th Sunday, “Teaching for our Times”, lesson in Elders Quorum. Since I know that many of you have other callings and don’t get to attend Priesthood and Relief Society 3rd hour I will post my lessons so you can review them if you want. Normally I will have it posted before I give my lesson, but I am running a bit behind this month 😦