Sunday, July 26, 2009

Church Services This Week at Sullivan Hollow Second Ward Weber Heights Stake Ogden Utah 7-26-09

Juliet gave a talk in Primary today. I helped her deliver material from Sabbath Day Observance section of the For the Strength of Youth Pamphlet.
"The Lord has given the Sabbath day for your benefit... Observing the Sabbath will bring you closer to the Lord and to your family.
Your dress before, during, and after church meetings should show respect for the Sabbath.
Sunday is not a holiday or a day for recreation or athletic events. Do not seek entertainment or spend money on this day. Let your friends know what your standards are so they will not try to persuade you to participate in activities that are not appropriate for the Sabbath."
End of Juliet's talk.

Genesis 2:2-3
2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had amade; and he brested on the seventh day from all his cwork which he had made.
3 And God blessed the aseventh day, and bsanctified it: because that in it he had crested from all his work which God dcreated and made.
It doesn't say that he played. It doesn't say he had a feast. It says he rested.

On Sunday we do special things we don't do on other days or do other special things more than what we do on other days, since other days are filled with non-sabbath things.

Exodus 20:8
8 Remember the asabbath day, to keep it bholy.
Is a football game a holy activity?


by Rita S. Robinson and Chester W. Hill Arr. Margaret C. Richards

Saturday is a special day, it’s the day we get ready for Sunday; We clean the house and we shop at the store, so we won’t have to work until Monday; We brush our clothes and we shine our shoes, and we call it our “get-the-work-done” day; Then we trim our nails and we shampoo our hair, so we can be ready for Sunday!

We must guard against individual apostasy. Recognize the deceptions of Satan to get us to leave the truth in any degree. Be on the look out of rationalizations we devise for ourselves to do wrong.
Husbands do something special for your wives every day. Wives praise your husband for something each day. This needs to tailored to your spouse. Some people respond to acts of service, some respond to words of affirmation or praise, some to touch, some to spending quality time with them, and some to gifts, no matter if they are a man or a woman (See The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman).

There are natural laws that if they cease to work the way they do, things would go wrong and there would be chaos. The same is true for the spiritual laws. When followed things work. When they are not followed there is confusion and chaos. One of the statements we have on how things work is the proclamation on the family.

"While standards generally may totter, we of the Church are without excuse if we drift in the same manner. We have standards — sure, tested, and effective. To the extent that we observe them, we shall hinder our own progress and bring embarrassment to the work of the Lord. These standards have come from Him. Some of them may appear a little out-of-date in our society, but this does not detract from their validity nor diminish the virtue of their application. The subtle reasoning of men, no matter how clever, no matter how plausible it may sound, cannot abridge the declared wisdom of God." President Gordon B. Hinckley, "Pursue the Steady Course", Ensign, January 2005, 5.

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