Sunday, February 10, 2013

Kaneohe 1st Ward Church Today--2/10/13

Sacrament Meeting

  • Presiding:  Elder Aley Auna of the Seventy
  • Conducting: Tommy Friel (Bishopric, 2nd Counselor)
  • Opening hymn:  #227 There is Sunshine in My Soul Today
  • Invocation: Brother Sapena Faumuina
  • Ward business:  New calling (sustained): Keala Kanahele, Family History Consultant; Kehaulani Hikila, Primary Music Director.
  • Announcements
    • Musical Fireside:  2/10 Sunday.  7 p.m. at Waikalua Chapel.  All are welcome to attend
  • Sacrament administration by Priesthood
  • Youth Speakers
    • Isabella Lesa, spoke about good works and selfless service, saying "Serving others is like serving Heavenly Father."
    • Puna Tani, speaking about judging others, said, "There is a difference between righteous and unrighteous judgment."
  • Adult Speakers
  • Brockton Saifoloi
    • Sister Kim Saifoloi spoke about how her three children grew stronger in obedience, charity, and trust in the Lord as a result of their missions. Eldest son Ashton served in Chile, eldest daughter Kelsey served in Mongolia, and youngest son Brockton served in Mexico (youngest daughter Kiani is awaiting her mission call).
    • Elder Brockton Saifoloi, just returned from a 2-year years  in Mexico City, spoke about how he was able to "cultivate patience"as a result of his mission.  He said he has observed three kinds of members of the church, namely [1] those who attend because they want to avoid condemnation,  [2] those who attend because they want to receive blessings, and [3] those who attend because they love God.
      Elder Aley Auna
    • Elder Eley Auna, of the Seventy.  Elder Auna, quoting D&C 87, told us how we should " Holy Places and be not moved" and related the story of one of his sons who when presented with an unrighteous video by some peers at at youth leadership camp, chose not to view it but instead chose to stand in a Holy Place and be not moved. Elder Auna told us that holy places include church, the temple, our homes, and "wherever we go."
  • Closing Hymn: Lord We Ask Thee Ere We Part #153.
  • Benediction: Brother Ray Tecson

Sunday School

Elders Quorum

  • The lesson in the quorum today was presented by Brother Jake Butler and was based on Chapter 3 of the Teaching of the Presidents of the Church: Lorenzo Snow.  Key points of the lesson: [1] Gaining a testimony is a good starting point for Latter-day Saints. [2] We can increase in our faith and spiritual knowledge. [3]  If we desire to increase in our faith and spiritual knowledge, we must exert ourselves. [4]  As we dig deep into the things of God and remain faithful, our religion becomes a part of our being.
  • Announcements/quorum business:
    • Mahalo to quorum members who participated in Laulau/palasami making activity and on Friday 2/8, at Bill Sellers' house.  Mahalo to Brother Sellers and his family for hosting the quorum.
    • Mahalo to those who took part in the trip to Laie Hawaii Visitors Center on Saturday 2/9.  A potluck was held afterward at Kokololio beach park.  Good food and spirit.
    • Musical Fireside.  Sunday 2/10, 7 - 8 p.m. Waikalua Chapel.  All are welcome, including family, neighbors, friends.  Quorum members who attend are encourage to bring a dessert.
    • Personal Priesthood Interviews (PPIs) will be conducted by President Turner for all quorum members from noon to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday.  Elders will be contacted for interview date & time. 
    • Home teaching.  District Leaders (Turner, Sellers, Tamashiro) will be contacting home teachers for reports on home teaching assignments for February .  Goal is 100%
    • Gospel instruction: quorum members will be invited to teach quorum lessons on assigned Sundays. (See Quorum Lesson Schedule for 2013)
    • Elders quorum has been assigned to coordinate Ward Camp in July.  Assignments forthcomnig.
    • EQ is responsible for cleaning the church building on Saturday 2/16.  Meet at 7 a.m. Quorum members are asked to help out.
    • Adopt-a-highway service project.  2nd Saturday in March.  Meet at 8 a.m. at Kaneohe Burger King.
    • Quorum members are asked to be on the lookout for service opportunities for the quorum and contact quorum presidency with information about service projects.

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