He totally changed sacrament meeting

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Re: He totally changed sacrament meeting

Post by dande48 » 11 Dec 2018, 07:23

nibbler wrote:
11 Dec 2018, 06:42
The real question... is the 23rd close enough to Christmas to trigger a SM only Sunday? Probably not.
I LOVE it when they do this... but also think it's kind of funny. What's it say about the other two hours, when the local leadership recognizes people more important things to be doing around Christmas? Glad we're switching to the 2 hour block.
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Re: He totally changed sacrament meeting

Post by DarkJedi » 11 Dec 2018, 08:01

nibbler wrote:
11 Dec 2018, 06:42
The real question... is the 23rd close enough to Christmas to trigger a SM only Sunday? Probably not.
Actually, yes. I thought that was well known/publicized. The Q15 has directed that 12/23 will be SM only.

I know that our SP has instructed the leaders of each ward in our stake to remind people giving a talk to focus on Christ. They even received instruction to make sure people hear about Christ at some point during SM, meaning if the speakers don't do it the person conducting should give a short testimony of Christ. It may not always happen but it's on the radar.
I do think the SPs are getting this from above. I think my own SP and bishop are more oriented that way anyway but it certainly doesn't hurt to be getting it from their communication lines with the top leadership. In my prior comment I used the phrase "to some extent" in referring to other units in the stake. It's really mostly, but for some wards it has taken longer to sort of "trickle down" and quite frankly overcome tradition (of not talking about Christ :roll: ). I was actually pretty pleasantly surprised recently when I visited one of the wards I consider to be one of the worst offenders and all three talks were Christ centered. I don't know if it's that way every Sunday but it was a step in the right direction for them.
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Re: He totally changed sacrament meeting

Post by Curt Sunshine » 12 Dec 2018, 15:11

The wards in our stake are only having SM on the 23rd.
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