Thursday, June 17, 2010

Relief Society Lesson #10: Scriptures by Donna

Lesson 10 "Scriptures" was a wonderful opportunity to hear sisters share their 'favorite' scripture and, perhaps, the experience endearing them to the particular scripture. As members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we accept four books under the designation of the standard works of the Church: the Bible, Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants and the Pearl of Great Price. In addition, inspired words of our living prophets are also accepted as scripture. The participation from sisters reinforced the blessing the scriptures are in our lives, the strength they give, and the inspiration to continue in times of trial and challenge. What would you share as a favorite scripture that has given you strength and encouragement? Here are some of those shared on Sunday.

Helaman 5:12

Proverbs 3:5-6

Romans 1:16

Matthew 25:35-46

3 Nephi 11:29

Alma 29:1 and also verse 9

“Every Latter-day Saint should make the study of this book (Book of Mormon) a lifetime pursuit.” (Elder Marion G. Romney) President Benson reminded us that the Book of Mormon is the keystone of our religion as a witness of Jesus Christ, as the keystone of our doctrine and also of our testimony. What a great blessing of strength and love are the scriptures in our lives.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

RS Lesson: Music by Linn

It has been said that music is the speech of angels-It speaks in a language more powerful than words. Many great composers say that God has spoken to them through music and enlightened them: Mozart, Bach, Brahms, Beethoven, Schubert.

Beautiful uplifting music has the power to heal us both spiritually and physically-It has the power to drive evil away. Even in Old Testiment times they understood the power of music to heal. The young shepherd boy David used his harp to spiritually heal Saul. (1 Samuel 16)

The spirit of God dwells in great music - anything that is not comfortable in the presence of that spirit will depart. Evil and light cannot coexist because evil cannot tolerate the presence of light. Not only does music have power to heal us spiritually - it also has power to heal us physically. It allows our mind to take us away from pain, to take us back to good times, to help us feel younger and more vital.

Music can teach and inspire-President Lee: "the most inspired preaching is always accompanied by beautiful, inspired music." Music stimulates the entire brain. Both the left and right side work together as we process music which helps us remember and problem solve. It has the power to put order in our mind.

Music can lift and comfort-The words of hymns and beautiful music can bring us comfort and courage, lift our spirits, and help us overcome discouragement. During the dark days of Winter Quarters the Lord revealed to Brigham Young that the camp should: "praise the Lord with singing, with music, with dancing, and with a prayer of praise and thanksgiving" D&C 136:28. The Savior used music to give him courage and strength as He prepared to go out and complete His greatest test. In Mark we read: “And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.” Mark 14:26

Music can protect us, elevate us-One of the worlds outside influences on our families that we can control is the music that is allowed in our homes. If music has the power to heal, inspire, teach, protect, promote love, worship and to elevate us, we should fill our homes with beautiful, uplifting, worthy music and be cautious of any music that can dull our family's spiritual sensitivity.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Father's Day Pie Social

Don't miss out on our annual
Father's Day Pie Social.
Following the meeting block we will be serving
slices of fresh homemade pie to all the men.
Be sure to come to the outside kitchen area and bring your hungry appetite!

Summer Free Movie Schedule

Camarillo Palace Stadium 12 & IMAX
680 Ventura Boulevard
Camarillo ,CA 93010
06/15/2010-06/16/2010Madagascar 2 (PG)

Where The Wild Things Are (PG)
06/22/2010-06/23/2010Paul Blart: Mall Cop (PG)

Surf's Up (PG)
06/29/2010-06/30/2010Hotel For Dogs (PG)

Planet 51 (PG)
07/06/2010-07/07/2010Tale of Despereaux (G)

The Spy Next Door (PG)
07/13/2010-07/14/2010Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs (PG)

The Waterhorse (PG)
07/20/2010-07/21/2010Charlotte's Web (G)

Imagine That (PG)
07/27/2010-07/28/2010Kit Kittredge: American Girl (G)

Alvin And The Chipmunks Squeakquel (PG)
08/03/2010-08/04/2010Curious George (G)

Monsters Vs. Aliens (PG)
08/10/2010-08/11/2010Doogal (G)

Night At The Museum II (PG)

TFOT Lesson "When the Lord Commands"

Teaching For Our Times - May 2010
This month we studied and discussed the Conference Talk given by Elder Bruce A. Carlson titled "WHEN THE LORD COMMANDS." A wonderful inspirational "pep" talk to members every where that faithful obedience, regardless of the apparent size of the task (a.k.a. commandment, covenant, ordinance or doctrine), will bring the Lord's guidance, assistance and peace. Big or small, if we think it applies to us or not, whether we deem it important or think it is just too hard. We can and need to make sure we obey and do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In other words.....There is NO shortcut any where worth going. In our case - heaven. ( I wish these were my words of wisdom - they aren't but I think they are brilliant!)
I love Elder Carlson's closing scripture from the D&C: "I, the Lord, am merciful and gracious unto those who fear me, and DELIGHT to honor those who serve me in righteousness and in truth unto the end."
Sisters, Let's strive each day to do those things that we've been asked to do, so our Father may continue to shower us and our families with the blessings of heaven.
Love you all. Deby Malan