Sunday, January 20, 2013

Kaneohe 1st Ward--Church today--1/20/13

Sacrament Meeting 

  • Presiding:  Bishop Bert Oshiro
  • Conducting: Brother Tommy Friel
  • Youth speakers:
    • Reiko Baso, speaking about repentance, mentioned how his ohana has family prayer together in the morning and evening.
    • Kawehi Filiaga spoke about how the atonement makes repentance possible.  She read 1 Corinthians 15:22:  For as in aAdam all bdie, even so in cChrist shall all be made dalive.
  • Adult speakers
    • Makana Tani, Elders Quorum secretary, gave a talk titled "Who Am I and Who Can I Become?"  He spoke about his experiences in school, his accomplishments, the help he has received from others, and his aspirations, which include serving a mission.  Scripture references included D&C 4:1-3 and Jeremiah 16:16: Behold, I will send for many afishers, saith the Lord, and they shall fish them; and after will I send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain, and from every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks.
    • Dana Chong Tim, Stake High Council, asked us if we were truly converted to the Lord and described the five key points of conversion which include [1] Believing in the Word of God as revealed by Prophets, [2] Having faith in Christ, [3] Repenting  of sin and wrongdoing, [4] Experiencing a might change of heart, [5] enduring to the end.

Sunday School

Elders Quorum

  • Announcements:
    • Mahalo to quorum members who helped with chapel clean up on 1/19 Sat.
    • Baptism for the Dead, Friday 1/25, 5 p.m. Laie Hawaii Temple.  Need priesthood holders with current temple recommends to perform ordinance work.
    • Ward flood to visit ward members.  Saturday 2/2, 9 a.m. Meet at church.
    • Laulau/palasami making activity and potluck.  Friday 2/8, 6 p.m. at Bill Sellers' house.
    • Trip to Laie Hawaii Visitors Center.  Saturday 2/9.  Time TBA.
    • Missionary Fireside.  Sunday 2/10, 7 p.m. Waikalua Chapel. 
  • The lesson in the quorum today was about Baptism and the Gift of the Holy Ghost.  Key points of the lesson were [1] We receive blessings from God when we follow the principles He has established; [2] The outward ordinances of baptism and confirmation are inseparably connected with the inward works of faith and repentance; [3] Baptism is administered by immersion, and the gift of the Holy Ghost is bestowed by the laying on of hands; [4] The blessings of baptism and confirmation come only when those ordinances are administered by the proper authority. [5] When we keep the baptismal covenant and seek the guidance of the Holy Ghost, the promised blessings are sure to follow.

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