Monday, March 28, 2011

Children Packet ideas for General Conference

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011


**Womens' Basketball every Thursday at 6pm at the stake center.**

5 ~ Breakfast Bunch 9am at IHOP on 12th

10 ~ RS Birthday Pary 6:30 at the church. Dinner, child care, program and more. Be sure to bring your purse!

20 ~ Youth Fireside will be at 7:00 p.m. at the Rock Cliff Stake Center.

23 ~ Book Club at the church 6:30. We will be discussing: Boy Who Dared by Susan Campbell Bartoletti adn The Wave by Todd Strasser

27 ~ Ogden South Singles (31+) Coordinating Committee Fireside will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the Old Post Chapel (at the intersection of Shadow Valley Drive and Old Post Road). The speaker is Brother Jacobs, Institute Teacher, speaking on “Presidents of the Church,” previously presented in October 2010.

Ward Community Garden will be starting soon. If you are interested in joining, please contact Rachel Budge or Jenny Venegas.

Upcoming in April:
2 & 3 ~ General Conference
16 ~ Women of the Well musical program, 6:30 at the church

Happy Birthday!

2 - Victoria Fritz
3 - JoDee Keys
4 - Lorraine Vause, Candice Kunz
5 - Charlene Christensen, Kim Thorpe
7 - Jeanette Stones, Jennifer Keener
17 - Shamara Hartmann
19 - Lorrie Goldsberry
24 - Marcell Kearney, JoAnn Cordova, Liandra Dittmore
25 - Catherine Anderson
29- Lori Lucero, Michelle Elzinga, Joyce Boyce
31 - Lynette Love

Under the Priesthood and after the Pattern of the Priesthood

My dear sisters, how blessed we are! Not only are we members of the Church, but we are also members of Relief Society—"the Lord's organization for women."1 Relief Society is evidence of God's love for His daughters.

Doesn't your heart thrill as you recall the exciting beginnings of this society? On March 17, 1842, the Prophet Joseph Smith organized the sisters "under the priesthood after the pattern of the priesthood."2

To be organized "under the priesthood" gave sisters authority and direction. Eliza R. Snow, second Relief Society general president, taught that Relief Society "cannot exist without the Priesthood, from the fact that it derives all its authority and influence from that source."3 Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles explained, "The authority to be exercised by the officers and teachers of the Relief Society . . . was the authority that would flow to them through their organizational connection with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and through their individual setting apart under the hands of the priesthood leaders by whom they were called."4

To be organized "after the pattern of the priesthood" gave sisters sacred responsibilities. Julie B. Beck, Relief Society general president, explained: "We operate in the manner of the priesthood—which means that we seek, receive, and act on revelation; make decisions in councils; and concern ourselves with caring for individuals one by one. Ours is the priesthood purpose to prepare ourselves for the blessings of eternal life by making and keeping covenants. Therefore, like our brethren who hold the priesthood, ours is a work of salvation, service, and becoming a holy people."5

Barbara Thompson, second counselor in the Relief Society general presidency.

From the Scriptures
1 Corinthians 11:11; Doctrine and Covenants 25:3; 121:36–46

From Our History
During the construction of the Nauvoo Temple, a group of sisters desired to organize to support the building effort. Eliza R. Snow drafted bylaws for this new group. When she showed them to the Prophet Joseph, he responded: "Tell the sisters their offering is accepted of the Lord, and he has something better for them. . . . I will organize the women under the priesthood after the pattern of the priesthood."6 A short time later, the Prophet told the newly organized Relief Society: "I now turn the key to you in the name of God, and this Society shall rejoice, and knowledge and intelligence shall flow down from this time."7 The sisters were expected to rise to a new level of holiness and to prepare for the priesthood ordinances soon to be administered in the temple.

What Can I Do?

How can I help the sisters I visit enjoy the blessings of Relief Society's sacred work?
What will I do this month to increase my ability to receive personal revelation?
For more information, go to

1. Spencer W. Kimball, "Relief Society—Its Promise and Potential," Ensign, Mar. 1976, 4.
2. Joseph Smith, quoted in Sarah Granger Kimball, "Auto-biography," Woman's Exponent, Sept. 1, 1883, 51.
3. Eliza R. Snow, "Female Relief Society," Deseret News, Apr. 22, 1868, 81.
4. Dallin H. Oaks, "The Relief Society and the Church," Ensign, May 1992, 36.
5. Julie B. Beck, "Relief Society: A Sacred Work," Liahona and Ensign, Nov. 2009, 111.
6. Joseph Smith, quoted in Kimball, "Auto-biography," 51.
7. Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Smith (2007), 451.