Sunday, June 21, 2009

Church Services This Week at Sullivan Hollow Second Ward Weber Heights Stake Ogden Utah 6-21-09

Priesthood Opening
Alma 5:38
38 Behold, I say unto you, that the good ashepherd doth call you; yea, and in his own name he doth call you, which is the name of Christ; and if ye will not bhearken unto the voice of the cgood shepherd, to the dname by which ye are called, behold, ye are not the sheep of the good shepherd.

Elders' Quorum
Chapter 35: Redemption for the Dead 401–11
Those who die with a knowledge of the gospel are not automatically damned. Those who do know better will not necessarily get a second chance in the hereafter.

Sunday School
Lesson 23: “Seek Learning, Even by Study and Also by Faith” 127
D&C 88:118
118 And as all have not afaith, seek ye diligently and bteach one another words of cwisdom; yea, seek ye out of the best dbooks words of wisdom; seek learning, even by study and also by faith.

2 Timothy 3:6-7
6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly awomen laden with sins, led away with divers blusts,
7 Ever alearning, and never able to come to the bknowledge of the ctruth.

Sacrament Service
D&C 103
8 But inasmuch as they akeep not my commandments, and hearken not to observe all my words, the kingdoms of the world shall prevail against them.
9 For they were set to be a alight unto the world, and to be the bsaviors of men;
10 And inasmuch as they are not the saviors of men, they are as asalt that has lost its savor, and is thenceforth good for nothing but to be cast out and trodden under foot of men.

"Those of us who have served missions have seen the miracle in the lives of some we have taught as they have come to realize that they are sons and daughters of God. Many years ago an elder who served a mission in the British Isles said at the end of his labors, “I think my mission has been a failure. I have labored all my days as a missionary here and I have only baptized one dirty little Irish kid. That is all I baptized.”

Years later, after his return to his home in Montana, he had a visitor come to his home who asked, “Are you the elder who served a mission in the British Isles in 1873?”


Then the man went on, “And do you remember having said that you thought your mission was a failure because you had only baptized one dirty little Irish kid?”

He said, “Yes.”

The visitor put out his hand and said, “I would like to shake hands with you. My name is Charles A. Callis, of the Council of the Twelve of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am that dirty little Irish kid that you baptized on your mission.” 15

That little Irish boy came to a knowledge of his potential as a son of God. Elder Callis left a lasting legacy for his large family. Serving as a mission president for 25 years and in his apostolic ministry for 13 years, he blessed the lives of literally thousands. I feel privileged to have known this great Apostle of the Lord when I was a young man." (Elder James E. Faust, Them That Honour Me I Will Honour, April 2001 General Conference)

"Only the home can compare with the temple in sacredness." (Bible Dictionary, Temple)

From the Bulletin
Happy Father's Day

We, the people of the Sullivan Hollow 2nd Ward are so very fortunate to live where we live.

We live in a land foreordained by our HEAVENLY FATHER to be a land that currently still remains free for us to believe and practice what we will. With that freedom comes the blessed opportunity to fashion our future and to be accountable and blessed for all the good choices that we think, say and do.

We live in a land where, under inspiration of our First Father (God), our FOUNDING FATHERS sacrificed, in some cases, nearly all that they had in order to bring us the germinating kernels of this free country.

We have the FATHER of our ETERNAL LIVES, Jesus Christ, to thank for all that He did in the atonement to bring us peace and joy and eventually eternal life and exaltation. As we live in accordance with the commandments, He has made our eternal options endless. In truth, if Jesus had not sacrificed himself for us and literally purchased our lives through the ransoming affect of the atonement (thereby Jesus becoming the "Father" of our eternal lives), we would be forever doomed.

And then, there are our EARTHLY FATHERS. They are just "Dads". Thank goodness for just "Dads!!"

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