Sunday, May 8, 2011


May Message:

"For my soul delighteth in the song of the heart; yea, the song of the righteous is a prayer unto me, and it shall be answered with a blessing upon their heads." (D & C 25:12)

So it is that in the next few months, our Relief Society Precidency's message will be focusing on the church hymns and the power they have to instruct, comfort, and bless us as women. We are admonished to use the hymns in our church meetings, in our homes, and in our personal lives. This music and the words written in them can give us support, direction, and comfort as we pursue our role as Women of Faith. Music is often the first thing we hear as a tiny child, and throughout our life, at important events, the music we hear gives rise to special memories and feelings. Surely, it is an important part of our lives. From the cradle to the grave, it is with us. I know that as sisters, we were those who "shouted for joy" at the Savior's birth, and if we can endure this life, we may sing again with Him, who is our Savior and Redeemer. Righteous music has the power to overcome sorrow and to express happiness. A little sign on my piano reads, "God gives the heart a voice to sound its joy... and calls it MUSIC."

The First Presidency, in our hymn book, encourages us to "...use the hyms to invite the Spirit of the Lord into our congregations, our homes, and our personal lives. Let us memorize and ponder them, recite and sing them, and partake of their spiritual nourishment." Then we will receive the blessings promised.

Virginia Bird, Counselor

May Birthdays:

1- Gloria Moffet
2- Kimberly Boyd
3- Sarah Rojas
4- Bette Leigh Trejo
7- Lina Devincenzi, Camille Krueger, Ardith Lula Holcomb
8- Mary Jack
9- Virgina Bird
11- Patricia Hagen
12- Sandra Neer, Anitra Foster
13- Ladonna Chambers
14- Peggy Telschow
16- Betty Walker
20- Carolyn Bolen, Cathy Hale
23- Evelyn Louise Christian
25- Jeannie Carbonell Martinez, Sally Patricia-Ann Ramos
27- Heidi Orihuela
29- Marjorie Jane Stricklin

Relief Society Lesson Schedule:

May 15- Gospel Principles- Missionary Work p. 189
May 22- Gospel Principles- Developing our Talents p. 197
May 29- Bishopric Lesson- Relief Society/ Priesthood combined

Visiting Teaching:

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting this, Vanessa. I know you work hard on our ward's blog.