"Relief of poverty, relief of illness; relief of doubt, relief of ignorance--relief of all that hinders the joy and progress of a woman."
--John A Widtsoe

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Relief Society Newsletter - June 2016

The Price of Priesthood Power

May we as Sisters be of support to those who hold this Priesthood power. To encourage, to honour, to help our brethren magnify this power given to us here on earth by our loving Heavenly Father...
"To bear means to support the weight of that which is held. It is a sacred trust to bear the priesthood, which is the mighty power and authority of God. Think of this: the priesthood conferred upon us is the very same power and authority through which God created this and numberless worlds, governs the heavens and the earth, and exalts His obedient children.”
My dear brethren, we have been given a sacred trust—the authority of God to bless others. May each one of us rise up as the man God foreordained us to be—ready to bear the priesthood of God bravely, eager to pay whatever price is required to increase his power in the priesthood. With that power, we can help prepare the world for the Second Coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ. "Russell. M Nelson (General Conference, April 2016)
I know as we help our brethren to bear this Holy power of God great will be our blessings and many miracles will arise and much peace and joy will be ours. This I bear record of in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
With much love Sister Joanna Ryan.


Thurs 9 June—RS Temple trip. Meet at chapel at 10am for 11:30 session.
Thurs 16 June—Luncheon 10am-12pm at Misty’s house.
Thurs 30 June 6:30pm.—RS movie night. Dress comfy, bring pillows, bean bags, etc. Bring snacks.
Thurs 7 July— RS Workshop: Scrapbooking and Journal creation.

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Lesson Schedule

Please read through the lesson each week before coming to Relief Society. This will enable you to get the most out of the lesson and give you confidence in participating.

Relief Society Lessons
Jun 5 Relief Society/Quorum Instruction
Jun 12 Chap 11 "True Greatness"
Jun 19 Chap 12 "Come Back and Feast at the Table of the Lord"
Jun 26 TFoT: Elder M Russell Ballard - Family Councils

Gospel Doctrine Lessons
Jun 5—Lesson 19 “None Could Deliver Them but the Lord
Jun 12—Lesson 20 “My Soul is Pained No More”
Jun 19—Lesson 21 “Alma...Did Judge Righteous Judgements”
Jun 26—Lesson 22 “Have Ye Received His Images in Your Countenances?”

 Bishop’s Message

In 22 May’s Sacrament meeting, Bishop White had an important message to share with the ward:

Ephesians 6:10-11— Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

A darkness is among us. Brethren are to bless their families with the protection of Heavenly Father.
Many trials are coming. We need to fortify our homes. Beware the Evil One, who goes about the world deceiving us.
The Lord loves us. Listen to these words of counsel. Bless your families.
Flee from the Evil One. Pray with a purpose. Look to God and live.
If you do not have a priesthood holder available in your home, please approach your Home Teachers and ask them to bless you and your children.

Visiting Teaching Message

Find an online copy of this month's visiting teaching message here: "Temple Ordinances and Covenants"

Pacific Area Plan 2016

To strengthen families and individuals by increasing faith and trust in Heavenly Father and in Jesus Christ and His Atonement.

Consider what you can do to support this month’s objective for yourself and your family. Jot down your ideas.

Objective this month: Honour the Sabbath Day at Home and at Church
à Make the Sabbath a delight all day
à Make the Sacrament a spiritual experience
à Increase Sacrament Meeting attendance

What I can do to Honour the Sabbath
· Arrive to Church on time
· Partaking of the bread and water worthily (having previously examined ourselves and confessed our sins to God and asked for forgiveness)
· Exercising reverence and using our electronic devices for scriptural references only.
· Stay for the whole of Sacrament Meeting in the Chapel, so we can be nourished by the Good Word.
· Maintain such reverence in our home on the Sabbath. Refrain from worldly pleasures on technology in the home, refrain from shopping and recreational activities outside the home.

Personal Goals
What can I do to better honour the Sabbath Day? How can I encourage my family to do the same?