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Who Can Find a Virtuous Woman

I have recently been asked to sing at the funeral of a dear friend, and I want to share the music and the experience with you. She was my visiting teaching companion and a wonderful example of service and temple work. She befriended me from the start when I moved into my new ward in Hawai’i, and I grew to admire and love her dearly. 

She planned her whole funeral service herself before her passing and she asked for a groups of mothers dressed in white to sing prelude hymns in parts:

  1. 293: Each Life That Touches Ours for Good
  2. 316: The Lord is My Shepherd
  3. 301: I am a child of God
  4. 318: Love at Home

She then wanted the song “Who Can Find a Virtuous Woman” from Psalm 31, performed at the beginning of the program. With funerals everything is last minute, and there isn’t any time to order music online and wait two weeks for it to arrive. It took some searching, phone calls, alot of luck, and my mother finally found a copy of a piece by Wanda Palmer that I think is the one I need. My amazing pianist helped me learn it in one practice. It is a beautiful piece, I’m surprised I have never heard it before, and that I couldn’t find a recording of it anywhere online. It would make a lovely addition to any Young Women’s Value night, or Relief Society activity or presentation.

Manual 3 Lesson 36 – Keep your Eyes on Marriage Partner

This cute handout was submitted by D. Burke. It has the handout from the lesson — rimmed spectacles with text on the lenses that says “Look closely as you eye your prospective marriage partner. You will be yoked together for eternity. Be sure you have your eyes on the same goals.” along with the scripture reference 2 Corinthians 6:14.

Sister Burke says:

    “I printed them out on cardstock and cut them, then hung them with blue ribbon”

3 per page. Color.

Pre-Pear to be an Eternal Companion

This cute handout was made by another Young Women’s leader. It has a quote from Spencer W Kimball, a clipart image of a lamp, and a small bag of pear-flavored jelly beans.

This handout was created to coordinate with YW Manual 3, Lesson 4.

The quote reads:

    “In our lives the oil of preparedness is accumulated drop by drop in righteous living. Attendance at sacrament meetings adds oil to our lamps, drop by drop over the years. Fasting, family prayer, home teaching, control of bodily appetites, preaching the gospel, studying the scriptures – each act of dedication and obedience is a drop added to the store. Deeds of kindness, payment of offerings and tithes, chaste thoughts and actions, marriage in the covenant for eternity – these, too, contribute importantly to the oil with which we can, at midnight, refuel our exhausted lamps” (Spencer W. Kimball, Faith Precedes the Miracle, [1972], 256).

Love at Home Bookmarks

These cute bookmarks were submitted by S. Hayes. They have a quote from Teachings of the Prophets of the Church: David O. McKay, Chapter 15, Experiencing Happiness in Marriage that reads:

    “The poorest shack in which love prevails over a family is of greater worth to God and future humanity than any other riches. In such a home, God can and will work miracles.”

5 per page, black and white.