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    Went off on NFL protest why some people think it is ok, then how some people compare watching NFL on Sundy to pornogrophy. Someone else said he is. Not on that spiritual of a level himself.

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    On the same subject (see prop 8 discussion in dumpster fire BYU football thread) I just finished attending my first sacrament meeting in some time (nephew’s non-homecoming homecoming in Mendon, UT) Stake President presiding and conducting. Took it upon himself to say the following before and after the speakers: “Marriage is between a man and a woman..(pause)...MARRIAGE IS BETWEEN A MAN AND A WOMAN.”

    I felt the spirit. It was palpable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blueintheface View Post
    On the same subject (see prop 8 discussion in dumpster fire BYU football thread) I just finished attending my first sacrament meeting in some time (nephew’s non-homecoming homecoming in Mendon, UT) Stake President presiding and conducting. Took it upon himself to say the following before and after the speakers: “Marriage is between a man and a woman..(pause)...MARRIAGE IS BETWEEN A MAN AND A WOMAN.”

    I felt the spirit. It was palpable.
    Lol. It's Mendon, UT. The SP was probably exercising a lot of personal restraint.
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    We had a 3rd hour lesson on religious freedom in HPG last week. It went about as you would expect. Apparently the whole world is going to hell and it’s all the millennial fault.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
    Apparently the whole world is going to hell and it’s all the millennial fault.
    Damn straight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
    We had a 3rd hour lesson on religious freedom in HPG last week. It went about as you would expect. Apparently the whole world is going to hell and it’s all the millennial fault.


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    Just wait until next year, when they get to discuss conference talks by the Q12 hardliners for 2 weeks of the month instead of just one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Damn straight.
    It's nice when The Church returns to basic truths.
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    It’s been a rough few weeks here in Columbus.

    Tragic scouting event with one of our local Wards here..

    http://nbc4i.com/2017/10/24/local-bi...ile-repelling/


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    Quote Originally Posted by dabrockster View Post
    It’s been a rough few weeks here in Columbus.

    Tragic scouting event with one of our local Wards here..

    http://nbc4i.com/2017/10/24/local-bi...ile-repelling/


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    Oh jeez that's horrible. Our Ward did this activity recently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dabrockster View Post
    It’s been a rough few weeks here in Columbus.

    Tragic scouting event with one of our local Wards here..

    http://nbc4i.com/2017/10/24/local-bi...ile-repelling/


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    I know the parents of the Bishop. Longtime residents of Tokyo. Very sad.
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    Lesson other day on self reliance and someone talked of how kids Don,t gave as many opportunities to work as they used too. People had chores before calves to feed and the like. I am sure most people give there lds responsibility even in urban settings. Not watch tv play video games, roam town all day.

    Then someone said her daughters in law knew how to male prepared food as more food is processed in packages and microwaved now. Less of how cooking is done.

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    Sacrament only today. Choir sang O Holy Night, What Child is This, and other carols that aren't in the hymnal. Had a harp/piano duet.

    I love Christmas Eve church.
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    Got to do O Holy Night with my wife playing piano, my boy playing violin and me singing. I am really liking the voice violin duets now that my son is advanced enough to really play just about any church appropriate literature. We did a Sally DeFord piece in February that was really nice as well. Got a flute and cello coming on the pipeline as well. I cannot see much room for my percussionist son though as far as church music goes. Good thing all the kids will have some piano as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Damn straight.
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    We sang only three verses of “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day.” If there is ever a song that you don’t want to cut short, it is that one. The entire church program was amazing though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
    We sang only three verses of “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day.” If there is ever a song that you don’t want to cut short, it is that one. The entire church program was amazing though.


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    I agree - that one need the last 2 verses. We also sang "I heard the bells...", we did sing all 5 verses though. Recently I swallowed my pride and joined the ward choir. I sit next to a former member of the Tab Choir, so he can drown me out when I hit a false note

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    Quote Originally Posted by Copelius View Post
    Got to do O Holy Night with my wife playing piano, my boy playing violin and me singing. I am really liking the voice violin duets now that my son is advanced enough to really play just about any church appropriate literature. We did a Sally DeFord piece in February that was really nice as well. Got a flute and cello coming on the pipeline as well. I cannot see much room for my percussionist son though as far as church music goes. Good thing all the kids will have some piano as well.
    We did Sally DeFord's Oh Holy Night with violin/piano/organ/congreation/choir yesterday. Of course, the violinist bailed on me the night before, via text! "Dear Bro. Meanie, I don't think I'll be able to play tomorrow". Seriously!



    Fortunately the organist filled in on the obbligato, but it would've sounded better with the violin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Copelius View Post
    I cannot see much room for my percussionist son though as far as church music goes.
    There is plenty of room for him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigFatMeanie View Post
    We did Sally DeFord's Oh Holy Night with violin/piano/organ/congreation/choir yesterday. Of course, the violinist bailed on me the night before, via text! "Dear Bro. Meanie, I don't think I'll be able to play tomorrow". Seriously!



    Fortunately the organist filled in on the obbligato, but it would've sounded better with the violin.
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    We had a guitarist who played Ave Maria. Not sure which was more scandalous: the guitar or the catholic song. Our bishop is up for anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katy Lied View Post
    We had a guitarist who played Ave Maria. Not sure which was more scandalous: the guitar or the catholic song. Our bishop is up for anything.
    Did the guitar player sing, too? If not, it’s not really very ‘catholic.’ Plus it’s a beautiful song
    PLesa excuse the tpyos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katy Lied View Post
    We had a guitarist who played Ave Maria. Not sure which was more scandalous: the guitar or the catholic song. Our bishop is up for anything.
    We had a guitar play silent night.
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    We only had sacrament meeting as well combined with the other two units in our building. The final number was an O Holy Night solo performed by a soprano in the Metropolitan Opera. It was a good meeting.

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    There were four hymns and five other musical numbers for our sacrament meeting, and I played the organ or piano for all but two of them, including one where I didn't know I would be playing until the hour before (and didn't know what I would play until after I sat down at the piano). Plus I was going through (and am still going through) the worst cold I've ever had in my life. Somebody in the congregation told me it reminded them of Michael Jordan's infamous "flu game." I told him MJ pushed off.
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    So I went to Priesthood for the fist time in four years yesterday. I was released from Primary in December, but there always seem to be sick kids, 3rd hour teacher training, playoff games, etc., so I hadn't made it to Priesthood yet.

    So I walk in the room, and see a guy I know from another ward in the stake sitting there. We aren't that close, but have some of the same friends, and played on the same softball team one year a few years back, so I go ahead and make the visitor feel welcome. "Hey Nero" (not his real name), I say. "Welcome! What brings you here?" He gives me a weird, awkward look and says "Haha, I've been here 8 months." I explain that I have been exiled in Primary and out of the loop. He gets a serious look on his face and says "I've been though some hard times recently." Upon reflection, I decide to not ask if his wife and four children are also in our ward. So a good start.

    Then, the older gentleman in charge of business cleaning stands up to talk. He surprises me by, for once, not taking any opportunity to talk about how rich his son is (maybe he had a rough week in the markets or something). Instead, he starts haranguing the entire group because the previous morning there was only one person who showed up to clean the building, and then the Stake President (who is in our ward) showed up, and do you think he was happy??? No, he wasn't!. We all know the SP, and I think we can all imagine just what kind of mood that put him in!!! And you can just imagine he had a talk with the bishop this morning about it!!! So if your lives are too busy to take an hour Saturday morning to clean, then just come Friday evening for heaven's sake! And if you can't come Friday either, at least send an email or something!?!?! Have I mentioned yet how mad the stake president was????

    It went on like that for a while. I thought about asking if we still had to come clean the building if we didn't really care how mad the SP got at us, but he was kind of on a roll, so I stayed quiet. For the record, it wasn't my week to clean. I like cleaning the church. But I was coaching our youth basketball team to two glorious wins with Parrot Head (need to get that thread started while I am thinking of it).

    So after that the teacher got up there, and we took turns reading a conference talk aloud for the next 20 minutes.

    So that was my first week back. Sure hope no kids get sick next week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clark Addison View Post
    So I went to Priesthood for the fist time in four years yesterday. I was released from Primary in December, but there always seem to be sick kids, 3rd hour teacher training, playoff games, etc., so I hadn't made it to Priesthood yet.

    So I walk in the room, and see a guy I know from another ward in the stake sitting there. We aren't that close, but have some of the same friends, and played on the same softball team one year a few years back, so I go ahead and make the visitor feel welcome. "Hey Nero" (not his real name), I say. "Welcome! What brings you here?" He gives me a weird, awkward look and says "Haha, I've been here 8 months." I explain that I have been exiled in Primary and out of the loop. He gets a serious look on his face and says "I've been though some hard times recently." Upon reflection, I decide to not ask if his wife and four children are also in our ward. So a good start.

    Then, the older gentleman in charge of business cleaning stands up to talk. He surprises me by, for once, not taking any opportunity to talk about how rich his son is (maybe he had a rough week in the markets or something). Instead, he starts haranguing the entire group because the previous morning there was only one person who showed up to clean the building, and then the Stake President (who is in our ward) showed up, and do you think he was happy??? No, he wasn't!. We all know the SP, and I think we can all imagine just what kind of mood that put him in!!! And you can just imagine he had a talk with the bishop this morning about it!!! So if your lives are too busy to take an hour Saturday morning to clean, then just come Friday evening for heaven's sake! And if you can't come Friday either, at least send an email or something!?!?! Have I mentioned yet how mad the stake president was????

    It went on like that for a while. I thought about asking if we still had to come clean the building if we didn't really care how mad the SP got at us, but he was kind of on a roll, so I stayed quiet. For the record, it wasn't my week to clean. I like cleaning the church. But I was coaching our youth basketball team to two glorious wins with Parrot Head (need to get that thread started while I am thinking of it).

    So after that the teacher got up there, and we took turns reading a conference talk aloud for the next 20 minutes.

    So that was my first week back. Sure hope no kids get sick next week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clark Addison View Post
    So I went to Priesthood for the fist time in four years yesterday. I was released from Primary in December, but there always seem to be sick kids, 3rd hour teacher training, playoff games, etc., so I hadn't made it to Priesthood yet.

    So I walk in the room, and see a guy I know from another ward in the stake sitting there. We aren't that close, but have some of the same friends, and played on the same softball team one year a few years back, so I go ahead and make the visitor feel welcome. "Hey Nero" (not his real name), I say. "Welcome! What brings you here?" He gives me a weird, awkward look and says "Haha, I've been here 8 months." I explain that I have been exiled in Primary and out of the loop. He gets a serious look on his face and says "I've been though some hard times recently." Upon reflection, I decide to not ask if his wife and four children are also in our ward. So a good start.

    Then, the older gentleman in charge of business cleaning stands up to talk. He surprises me by, for once, not taking any opportunity to talk about how rich his son is (maybe he had a rough week in the markets or something). Instead, he starts haranguing the entire group because the previous morning there was only one person who showed up to clean the building, and then the Stake President (who is in our ward) showed up, and do you think he was happy??? No, he wasn't!. We all know the SP, and I think we can all imagine just what kind of mood that put him in!!! And you can just imagine he had a talk with the bishop this morning about it!!! So if your lives are too busy to take an hour Saturday morning to clean, then just come Friday evening for heaven's sake! And if you can't come Friday either, at least send an email or something!?!?! Have I mentioned yet how mad the stake president was????

    It went on like that for a while. I thought about asking if we still had to come clean the building if we didn't really care how mad the SP got at us, but he was kind of on a roll, so I stayed quiet. For the record, it wasn't my week to clean. I like cleaning the church. But I was coaching our youth basketball team to two glorious wins with Parrot Head (need to get that thread started while I am thinking of it).

    So after that the teacher got up there, and we took turns reading a conference talk aloud for the next 20 minutes.

    So that was my first week back. Sure hope no kids get sick next week.
    Yeah, we had a talk once about cleaning the building like this... they made the mistake of asking me why I didn't show up. I said, "I was doing my home teaching. Put me down for 100% this month."
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    Quote Originally Posted by old_gregg View Post
    clark addison maybe you’ve been away too long but that is basically how it goes every week
    That is exactly what I am afraid of.

    Except hopefully not a new divorced guy every week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clark Addison View Post
    That is exactly what I am afraid of.

    Except hopefully not a new divorced guy every week.
    I am surprised the new divorced guy even shows up... the divorced guys in my ward usually drop off the radar within the first six months. And the family (ex-wife and kids) get moved over to the HPG to home teach. I am home teaching three single women now. Why do you think I never show up for building cleaning?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Ted View Post
    I am surprised the new divorced guy even shows up... the divorced guys in my ward usually drop off the radar within the first six months. And the family (ex-wife and kids) get moved over to the HPG to home teach. I am home teaching three single women now. Why do you think I never show up for building cleaning?
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