Kearney 1st Ward
Wednesday, September 11 - Class Activities. Laurels and Beehives will be meeting at the church for individual class activities.
- Laurels will be working on the script for the music video production.
- Beehives will be walking the fitness trail and doing various fitness activities while they walk so wear your "workout" clothes!
- MiaMaids will be meeting at Sister Lopez's house to do scrapbooking. Please bring pictures and scissors!
All activities begin at 7:00pm and end at 8:00pm - please pick up your daughter promptly at 8:00 unless a later time has been announced previously!
Stake Conference: September 21 - 22nd.
Missionary Fireside for all youth 14+ Friday, September 20 at 6:00 pm at the Liberty Stake Center.
September Calendar Dates
Sept 11: Class activities
Sept 15: BYC 12:15
Sept 18: YW combined Activity (Beehives in charge)
Sept 20: Stake Missionary Fireside 14+ 6:00 pm at Liberty Stake Center
Sept 21 & 22: Stake Conference
Sept 25: Class actives
Sept 29: 5th Sunday: combined Bishopric teaches
Come Follow Me & Personal Progress
“Consider on the blessed and happy state of those that keep the commandments of God” (Mosiah 2:41).
Commandments are the laws and requirements that a loving Heavenly Father gives His children to bless them, protect them, and guide them back to Him. When we keep the commandments, we show our love for Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. As we obey the commandments and continually repent, we become more like the Savior and we are blessed with happiness, peace, testimony, and the companionship of the Holy Ghost. Obedience to the commandments helps us fulfill our divine role as daughters of God.
Lesson Schedule for September 15:
Beehives: Why do we pay titing
MiaMaids: Why are we commanded to keep the Sabbath day holy?
New Era Message: Learning from Living Prophets
Could our attention to the counsel and the teaching of the Brethren be more active, searching, and responsive?
Of course we love President Thomas S. Monson, the two counselors in the First Presidency, and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. But in acknowledging our love and our loyalty, I would ask, Could our attention to the counsel and the teaching of these Brethren be more active, searching, and responsive?
Four Questions to Ask
Think how you would respond to the following questions:
- Could you tell me the names of the three members of the First Presidency and the names of each of those who belong to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles? These are the 15 men you and I sustain as prophets, seers, and revelators.
- If we were to hold up a picture of these Brethren, would you recognize each of them? We rarely pay close attention to someone we do not recognize or know.
- Could you share with me the counsel given by the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles from the last general conference? And could you identify the concerns of President Monson, President Eyring, and President Uchtdorf in the First Presidency Messages of the Ensign this year.
- Perhaps more importantly, could you share with me a recent decision where you changed something in your life because of counsel received from one of these 15 men?
The Lord’s Pattern
The reasons our answers to these questions are so important rest in the calling and responsibility of the First Presidency and the Twelve Apostles. Whenever the Lord’s Church has been established, the Lord has called prophets and apostles. The Savior said, “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you” (John 15:16). To these men, that ordination brings a spiritual power and a solemn responsibility—a power to know and to testify and a responsibility to teach and to bless. It also brings a responsibility and a promise to us all. We have the responsibility to listen and to follow, and we have a promise that blessings will come as we believe and act on their words.
When the Lord called twelve disciples in the Americas after HisResurrection, He taught the people: “Blessed are ye if ye shall give heed unto the words of these twelve whom I have chosen from among you to minister unto you, and to be your servants” (3 Nephi 12:1). In our day, in a very difficult time, the Lord promised the Saints, “If my people will hearken unto my voice, and unto the voice of my servants whom I have appointed to lead my people, behold, verily I say unto you, they shall not be moved out of their place” (D&C 124:45).
This is the Lord’s pattern. He calls 15 men from “the ordinary pursuits of life”1 and endows them with the keys and power to guide and direct us. We are not forced to obey; there is no compulsion. But if we will be attentive to their words, if we will be responsive and willing to change our behavior as the Holy Ghost confirms their counsel, we will not be moved out of our place—meaning we will hold fast to the iron rod and will forever remain safely on the path leading to the tree of life.
A Constant Stream of Revelation
“We have the Bible, the Book of Mormon and the Book of Doctrine and Covenants; but all these books, without the living oracles and a constant stream of revelation from the Lord, would not lead any people into the Celestial Kingdom of God. …
“Of course, these records are all of infinite value. They cannot be too highly prized, nor can they be too closely studied. But in and of themselves, with all the light that they give, they are insufficient to guide the children of men and to lead them into the presence of God. To be thus led requires a living Priesthood and constant revelation from God to the people according to the circumstances in which they may be placed.”2
Message found in the September issue of The New Era