Thursday, July 2, 2009
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Events for the week:
TONIGHT 6/28 Why I Believe Fireside 7pm Val Vista Building (our building) PLEASE ATTEND!
MONDAY 6/29 FHE at SONOMA RANCH PARK 7:30pm! KICKBALL!!!! (Val Vista East on Juniper, next to the elem. school)
WEDNESDAY 7/1 - WATCH YOUR EMAIL FOR THE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER!
FRIDAY 7/4 Clean the church 5:30 pm PLEASE HELP OUT! AND DATE NIGHT 7pm meet at the church! AZ Science Center- free admission!!!!
Thank you activities committee! These are so awesome!
Break the Fast will be held this Sunday 4pm at the church building! It is a POT LUCK! If you can help out by bring something, please email Allicia firstname.lastname@example.org.
WE NEED TO SUPPORT THE BREAK THE FAST COMMITTEE! PLEASE bring something! :) THANKS!!!
Awesome turn out to FHE this week! Thanks to everyone who came! : )
Come help clean the building - 5:30 PM Friday
DATE NIGHT - AZ Science Center 7:00PM meet at the church to carpool (YOU NEED TO BRING A DATE! IT'S FREE!!!!)
THE BLOG - Check out the RS Blog later this week for more updates! If you have pictures from activities, please send them to email@example.com so we can add them to our blog!
Happy 4th of July!
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July Lesson Schedule PLEASE BRING YOUR MANUAL!
July 5—RS Presidency Message
July 12—Ch. 36 “Receiving the Ordinances and Blessings of the Temple”
July 19— Ch 37 “Charity, the Pure Love of Christ”
July 26— Gen Conf Talk (April 2009)
July Visiting Teaching Message:
Visiting Teaching Message
Qualify for and Partake of Temple Worship
Ensign, July 2009
Teach these scriptures and quotations or, if needed, another principle that will bless the sisters you visit. Bear testimony of the doctrine. Invite those you visit to share what they have felt and learned.
How Can I Prepare for Temple Worship?
Silvia H. Allred, first counselor in the Relief Society general presidency: "The temple is the house of the Lord. He directs the conditions under which it may be used, the ordinances that should be administered, and the standards that qualify us to enter. … Personal worthiness is an essential requirement to enjoy the blessings of the temple. We prepare by obeying the commandments and seeking to do God's will" ("Holy Temples, Sacred Covenants," Liahona and Ensign, Nov. 2008, 113).
Elder David B. Haight (1906–2004) of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles: "We who would attend the temple must be living in a manner which helps us be worthy to enter and fully partake. … We examine our worthiness to enter the temple in … interviews with priesthood leaders. Our signature, with theirs, on our temple recommend testifies of our worthiness to enter the temple" ("Come to the House of the Lord," Ensign, May 1992, 15).
What Are the Blessings of Qualifying for and Partaking of Temple Worship?
D&C 110:7: "I will manifest myself to my people in mercy in this house."
President Howard W. Hunter (1907–95): "Let us hasten to the temple as frequently as time and means and personal circumstances allow. Let us go not only for our kindred dead, but let us also go for the personal blessing of temple worship, for the sanctity and safety which is provided within those hallowed and consecrated walls. The temple is a place of beauty, it is a place of revelation, it is a place of peace" ("The Great Symbol of Our Membership, " Tambuli, Nov. 1994, 6; Ensign, Oct. 1994, 5).
D&C 38:32: "I will give unto you my law; and there you shall be endowed with power from on high" (see also D&C 95:8).
Elder Robert D. Hales of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles: "Elder Robert D. Hales of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles: "The temple endowment blessings are as essential for each of us as was our baptism. For this reason we are to prepare ourselves that we may be clean to enter into the temple of God. Temple work is an opportunity to perform our personal endowments and covenants for the living and also perform these same ordinances for the redemption for the dead. It is for this reason we are instructed in the scriptures to build temples and prepare our lives to be worthy to partake of the sacred temple ordinances and covenants. …"
""The primary purpose of the temple is to provide the ordinances necessary for our exaltation in the celestial kingdom. Temple ordinances guide us to our Savior and give us the blessings that come to us through the Atonement of Jesus Christ" ("Temple Blessings," in Brigham Young University 2005-2006 Speeches , 1, 4).
President Gordon B. Hinckley (1910–2008): "Every man or woman who goes to the temple in a spirit of sincerity and faith leaves the house of the Lord a better man or woman. There is need for constant improvement in all of our lives. There is need occasionally to leave the noise and the tumult of the world and step within the walls of a sacred house of God, there to feel His spirit in an environment of holiness and peace" ("Of Missions, Temples, and Stewardship," Ensign, Nov. 1995, 53).