Scotchtown Ward Relief Society

June 19 - 25

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"Come Back and Feast at the Table of the Lord"

Jenni Rollins gave an excellent lesson on reaching out to those who are lost.


The day after Howard W. Hunter became President of the Church, he extended this loving invitation to Church members: "To those who have transgressed or been offended, we say, come back. To those who are hurt and struggling and afraid, we say, let us stand with you and dry your tears. To those who are confused and assailed by error on every side, we say, come to the God of all truth and the Church of continuing revelation. Come back. Stand with us. Carry on. Be believing. All is well, and all will be well. Feast at the table laid before you....and strive to follow the Good Shepherd who has provided it. Have hope, exert faith, receive--and give--charity, the pure love of Christ."


President Hunter's invitation is for all of us, whether we consistently attend church or haven't been for some time. We never know who is "lost" and in need of a kind word, a smile, a helping hand, or an invitation. He continues, "seeking after the lost, the wayward, and the straying is the Lord's business....The prayerful plea of Alma is a good reminder of the sacredness of our task: 'O Lord, wilt thou grant unto us that we may have success in bringing [souls] again unto thee in Christ. Behold, O Lord, their souls are precious.' (Alma 31:34-35)."


Love,

Your Relief Society Presidency

Happy Birthday!

Jun 22: Pam Deakins

Jun 24: Judith Parker

Jun 26: Devon Dye

Jun 27: Sarah Stinson

Jun 29: Stephanie Lowery

Jun 29: Becky Norman

Visiting Teaching Message

The visiting teaching message for June is "Temple Ordinances and Covenants." Remember the challenge to visit with your sisters in their homes, or in person, during the month of June.

SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Household Projects for Pam Deakins

Sister Deakins has a list of household projects she could use some assistance with over the next few weeks. Most of these projects will take only about an hour or so, so if you have some time and are willing to help, please give her a call at 540-621-9978.


Missionary Luncheon

Our ward has been asked to help with a missionary luncheon at the Stake Center on July 5th. We are in need of sisters to decorate tables, help prepare food, bake cakes, and be at the luncheon to set up, serve, and assist with clean up. We are looking for more volunteers. Please sign up HERE.


Family History Center Volunteers

The Richmond Stake is in need of adult volunteers to serve as Family History Center workers. The Family History Center is open Tues, Wed, Thurs, and Sat from 9:30 to 2:00, and Wed and Thur evening from 7:00 to 9:00. You do not need to commit to a weekly work schedule, as substitutes are needed who can work on occasion as required. Training will be provided, but workers should have some knowledge of researching using Family Search. This is a wonderful opportunity to serve both member and non-member patrons of the Family History Center by helping them do their family history research and prepare ancestors for temple ordinances. Please contact Sister Jody Raab, Family History Center Director, at raab37@comcast.net.


Thank you for your service!

UPCOMING EVENTS

Girl's Camp: June 20-25


Pathway Fireside: Thursday, June 23 @ 7:00 pm

A low-cost Church education program to help people start or return to college is coming to the Richmond area this fall. The BYU-Idaho program director, Brigham Taylor, will be presenting a fireside for potential students at the Midlothian Stake Center this Thursday, June 23rd at 7:00 pm. Anyone interested in learning more about the program, including leaders and families, are invited to attend.


Trek Fireside: Sunday June 26th @ 6:30 pm at the Stake Center.

For all youth attending Trek and their parents.


Missionary Luncheon: July 5

We are looking for volunteers! See above for more information.


Trek: July 7-9

LESSON SCHEDULES

Relief Society

June 26 -- "Standing With the Leaders of the Church" by Elder Rasband

July 3 -- Presidency Message

July 10 -- Chapter 13, "The Temple--The Great Symbol of our Membership"

July 17 -- Chapter 14, "Hastening Family History and Temple Work"

Sunday School

June 26 -- Lesson 22: "Have Ye Received His Image in Your Countenances?" (Alma 5-7)

July 3 -- Lesson 23: "More Than One Witness" (Alma 8-12)

July 10 -- Lesson 24: "Give us Strength According to our Faith...in Christ" (Alma 13-16)

July 17 -- Lesson 25: "They Taught with Power and Authority of God" (Alma 17-22)