My son and I dress in colored shirts. My wife bought him church clothing and they were all colored shirts. I am glad that is changing. We look too much like we belong in the 1950's...Now, we have never participated in any ordinances (sacrament etcetera) dressed that way, although I did ordain my son to the priesthood in a colored shirt.Joni wrote: ↑26 Apr 2017, 03:03Thanks, everyone. We had the Priesthood Preview last Sunday (there are only two 11-year-old boys in our ward and their birthdays are three weeks apart). The Deacon's quorum president sort of inadvertently made my point for me: he listed about six or eight responsibilities of a deacon, and only one of them involved passing the sacrament. We talked about that on the way home. Arguably, the most important responsibility of a deacon is to stand as a witness of God... which is funny... because my fourteen year old daughter stands up every Sunday and pledges to do that very thing.
I did have to do a little bit of debriefing with DS because several of the speakers mentioned the importance of wearing a white shirt and tie and the church isn't emphasizing that as much (especially since Packer has passed, I think). My own husband who is pretty orthodox has passed the sacrament in a yellow shirt and nobody leapt up to stop him.
That's one rule I'd like to see atrophy -- the white shirt rule. Glad those 8 or so responsibilities came to the fore. Even husband with experience in the church can learn something from the deacons!