Sacrament Meeting Master Planner

Sacrament Meeting Master Planner

This is the Google Sheet my ward uses to coordinate sacrament meeting. This is the third version of this document I’ve worked on, and this one is the best. Here’s what it does: Lists speakers by first name, alphabetically, with the date of their talks. This makes it easy for you to find out when someone last spoke. Lists prayers by first name, alphabetically with the date of their prayers. This makes it easy for you to see when someone last offered a prayer. Calculates the frequency of songs. Your music director can use this to determine which songs are most popular and which are underused. Automatically looks up hymn titles. All you do is type in the hymn number,…

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Can we stand to sing during sacrament meeting?

In short, yes, it’s okay to stand to sing during an LDS sacrament meeting service.  I’m never sure where these weird rumors get started — I blame the Utahns. Congregational Singing Most Church meetings are enhanced by the singing of hymns. Music provides a primary means by which members participate in Church worship services. Congregational singing has a unique and often underused power for unifying members as they worship together. As appropriate, a priesthood leader may ask a congregation to stand for an intermediate hymn or a national anthem (see “Hymns for Congregations,”Hymns, 380–81). (Church Handbook of Instructions, Book 2, Section 14.4.3) Read the Church Handbook of Instructions yourself here: https://www.lds.org/handbook/handbook-2-administering-the-church/music?lang=eng (Once you get to LDS.org, you’ll have to navigate to Section 14.4.3 using the menu…

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