Sunday, April 24, 2011

JCRB Conference Report - Days 5, 6, and 7

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Greetings of love,
We experienced the healing power of the Lord this morning in a way I will never forget. Yesterday a resolution was narrowly defeated that left wounded hearts and frustration for some. This morning Br. Rolfe expressed concern over the matter and asked that it be brought back for discussion, after which patriarch Milo Burnett offered counsel to the body. Then a motion was made to have the melchizedek priesthood gather in the worship center for further deliberation and prayer. It was voted on and everyone voted yes, except a row of men seated across from me. As the men filed out to walk to the worship center I thought to myself, 'they will never change their minds' . The room emptied out and an impromptu prayer service was put together for those left in the conference building. We then entered into a period of mighty prayer. Praying for unity, understanding, humbleness, and that the men would prefer their brother in their deliberations. As the hour drew to a close and we finished the final prayer, the doors opened and the melchesidek men filed in singing, 'Spirit of God' and the room was filled with a sweet spirit. The scripture that says, And I say to you, Be one; and if ye are not one, ye are not mine,*...was brought to life at that moment, in that room.
After lunch there were several presentations and at 4:30 there was a lovely banquet for the ladies. The tables in the dining room were decorated beautifully, Kelly Canfield had prepared a delicious meal, and a beautiful group of the Lords handmaidens shared in fellowship. Ron VanFleet was the guest speaker and with humor and humbleness shared a message of hope and love with us.
Elder Verne Allen from Florida was in charge of the evening service. Patriarch Milo Burnett was the speaker and special music was provided by Br. Sperry.
It was a day of many blessings.
Love,
Joy
* D&C, Section 38

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Dear friends,
A nasty flu bug hit me Friday afternoon and I left the conference, came home and slept for almost 14 hours. So, I am playing catch up now.

Friday was another great day filled with fellowship and love. At the early morning prayer service, Hugh Caldwell and Gary Metzger were ordained to seventy, in a service overflowing with a sweet tender spirit. Several folks told me this week was more like a reunion experience then a conference.

At the beginning of the afternoon session, Brother Bill Herod from Dallas was ordained to high priest. During the business session, the various quorums gave their reports and we deliberated about the representation of members who may come into the fold from various off- shoot groups. When the business was over for the day we were treated to the premier of a really neat video, about Zion, that was put together by the Youth Media Corps.They plan to send it out to all the church groups.

I left before the evening service but heard that high priest Alan Smith did a wonderful job with his message for the congregation.

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Saturday.
The final day of conference is always bitter sweet. We are pleased with the progress that was made during the week, but sad to know we will be saying good bye again to the folks we love. Brother Rudy Leutzinger was ordained to high priest at the beginning of the morning session. The following men were elected to serve as conference officers for the year. President...Rob Rolfe. Vice President...Jim Vun Cannon. Secretary...Rudy Leutzinger. Treasurer...Craig Moore. Recorder...Ron Vermeland. Historian....Gary Kuntz.

The conference ended with the body singing, 'We've a Story To Tell To The Nations' as the flags were carried down off the platform.

Final thoughts....This was, in my opinion, one of the finest weeks we have had as a conference. Some of the resolutions looked as though they would be divisive and we hoped and prayed there would not be a split. In spite of our humanness, the Lord in His mercy saw fit to pour out His Spirit on us in great power, changing minds and hearts, and bringing hope for even greater blessings as we labor for His purposes.

If anyone is interested in a copy of the minutes, just email me and I will send them after we get a copy of today's minutes.

Sending my love and best wishes for you as you celebrate the Risen King tomorrow.
Joy

Friday, April 22, 2011

JCRB Conference Report - Day 5

Greetings of love,
We experienced the healing power of the Lord this morning in a way I will never forget. Yesterday a resolution was narrowly defeated that left wounded hearts and frustration for some. This morning Br. Rolfe expressed concern over the matter and asked that it be brought back for discussion, after which patriarch Milo Burnett offered counsel to the body. Then a motion was made to have the melchizedek priesthood gather in the worship center for further deliberation and prayer. It was voted on and everyone voted yes, except a row of men seated across from me. As the men filed out to walk to the worship center I thought to myself, 'they will never change their minds' . The room emptied out and an impromptu prayer service was put together for those left in the conference building. We then entered into a period of mighty prayer. Praying for unity, understanding, humbleness, and that the men would prefer their brother in their deliberations. As the hour drew to a close and we finished the final prayer, the doors opened and the melchesidek men filed in singing, 'Spirit of God' and the room was filled with a sweet spirit. The scripture that says, And I say to you, Be one; and if ye are not one, ye are not mine,*...was brought to life at that moment, in that room.
After lunch there were several presentations and at 4:30 there was a lovely banquet for the ladies. The tables in the dining room were decorated beautifully, Kelly Canfield had prepared a delicious meal, and a beautiful group of the Lords handmaidens shared in fellowship. Ron VanFleet was the guest speaker and with humor and humbleness shared a message of hope and love with us.
Elder Verne Allen from Florida was in charge of the evening service. Patriarch Milo Burnett was the speaker and special music was provided by Br. Sperry.
It was a day of many blessings.
Love,
Joy
* D&C, Section 38

Thursday, April 21, 2011

JCRB Conference Report - Day 4

Dear friends,
I am still basking in the joy of the service tonight, but more about that later.
It was a good day in most ways, but sad in another when a resolution I supported was defeated. Lots of good fellowship as we reached the halfway point in the week. It was good to see Karen Blakeney in our midst after missing the sessions due to her hubby's surgery and complications afterwards.
During the afternoon session we had the opportunity to hear Gary Metzger, (to seventy) Gary Kuntz (to high priest) and Hugh Caldwell (to seventy) share testimonies about their callings. Following that, Seventy Jim Noland presented a VERY interesting and timely program about Zion and the 'gathering'. I would strongly suggest anyone might do well to have Jim make that presentation in their branch. It is excellent!
The youth were in charge of the evening service and I expected a sort of campfire type evening. Boy, was I wrong! First we had 2 ordinations to the office of high priest, Gary Kuntz and Chuck Perry. I had my own testimony of the validity of Gary's call several months prior to him being called, so that was special to me. And I am VERY impressed with the desire to serve the Lord that I see resident in Chuck.
Alex VunCannon was in charge of the rest of the service, which featured an inspiring and humbling message by Nathan Perry, Chuck’s son. There were not a lot of dry eyes in the congregation as this young man spoke from the depths of his heart. I was so impressed by the service I decided it might be time for us older folks to let the younger generation take over now. :o) What a joy to see the quality of the lives of many of the youth.
We were richly blessed by many of the events of today.
Love,
Joy Muier

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

JCRB Conference Report - Day 3

Hi!
Just ending a wonderfully blessed day. Lots going on today and finally I have everything caught up! I was able to sit in on part of a woman's class this morning as they discussed some of the upcoming resolutions to be presented to the body this week. After a delicious lunch we gathered for the business session. After a brief period of deliberation, calls to high priest were approved for the following men. Bob Giertz, Brad Gault, Chuck Perry, Craig Moore, Ron Vermeland and Tony Durrant.
Following this session we enjoyed a very informative class by Seventy Ron Smith, pointing out graphically how much work is needed to be done to bring the precious gift of the gospel to a dying world.
The evening service began with special music by Katrina Baker, followed by the ordination of five of the newly approved high priests.
We are enjoying a wonderful time of fellowship each and every day. What a blessing to enjoy the company of those we have grown to love through the years.
Blessings to each one of you!
Joy

JCRB Conference Report - Day 2

Hi all,
Wish it wasn't so late so I could go into more detail about today. It has been a very busy day. As is always the case, there are last minute things one has to do the first full day of conference. I am in charge of three display tables, Storehouse Ministries of Zion, JCRB Book Nook and the Hope Restoration Youth Home and I had several things to accomplish this morning so I missed all of the activities, until after lunch. As usual, the fellowship with saints from all over is one of the blessings of the day.
There were 2 presentations this afternoon, one by Patriarch Milo Burnett on ' Unity in an Age of Dilemma', and High Priest Rob Rolfe spoke about parliamentary procedure.
At 4:00 there was an impressive flag ceremony featuring flags from 26 countries where we have members. They were carried in by the residents of each country or if there was no one present, the men of the seventy carried them. Some were carried in by various priesthood members, as well as young folks. A power point , featuring the various countries, and inspirational music was playing as the flags were carried to the front where they will be displayed all week.
The evening service was outstanding. Seventy Randy Vick opened the service with a beautiful rendition of a Fernando Ortega song, ' Give Me Jesus.' This set the tone for the evening. Seventy Gary Wilson from Maine was the speaker and it was a powerfully delivered message. Near the end of Br. Wilson's sermon he spoke about how the Lord had been flooding his mind today and then he shared a beautiful inspired message for the people assembled there.
We rejoice at the loving gift our Father has given us and we are all inspired to become more like His people in our daily walk.
Wish you could have been with us this evening, and I hope you can feel a bit of the blessings of this day,
Love,
Joy

Monday, April 18, 2011

JCRB Conference Report

Dear friends,

It was a great day!

The communion service was very special with beautiful singing (almost 400 in attendance makes a very joyful sound!) and a powerful message by Elder Chuck Perry. I have included his reoccurring scripture reading at the bottom of this note.

The service this evening was our first chance to hear our new Patriarch, Fred Greene, from Texas, and he shared a very thought provoking sermon with the congregation. Music was provided by the lovely young ladies in Elead.

The fellowship was outstanding all day long as we meet once again with our brothers and sisters from other states and other countries.

God has truly blessed us today.

I hope some of you were able to join us in worship via the live streaming broadcast. Please check in when you are able during the week.

Love and blessings,
Joy Muier

PS: Chuck Perry had an experience awhile ago in which the following scripture was impressed on his mind repeatedly.

For your prayerful consideration I have included it here.

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. Chronicles 7:14

Friday, April 15, 2011

2011 Conference of Restoration Elders Report

by Conference Manager, High Priest Paul J. Gage
Dear Saints of God, around the world, Greetings in the altogether lovely name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ,
The 2011 CRE has now concluded and I want to share my testimony of the events and activities of the week. I realize that this report is my testimony and that others will have their own and there may be some points upon which our testimonies do not agree. So be it.
The CRE ran Sunday, April 3 through Thursday, April 7, 2011. It began with a Sacrament of the Lord's Supper, sponsored by the Pastors of Zion (POZ) which is a group of pastors in the Center Place who meet, at least, monthly to discuss things pertaining to the work of the Lord and how they can better minister to the Saints of the Church. Bishop Joe Burkart presided and there were about 560 in attendance. A beautiful Spirit was in our midst as we shared in this Holy Ordinance and it continued with us through the week.
At 3 pm Sunday afternoon, Elder Lucas Boyce, a graduate of Center Place Restoration School (CPRS) shared his life by way of a power point presentation and sharing his testimony. Lucas has fulfilled some of the dreams he had for his life as he has done missionary work, worked in the White House under George W. Bush, flown on the President's airplane, Air Force One, and is now involved in community affairs as an executive for the Orlando Magic, a National Basketball Association (NBA) team. Brother Boyce has written a book, "Living Proof: From Foster Care to the White House and the NBA." A book signing and reception took place following the presentation. You can probably order his book online at amazon.com.
The evening service began with a song service at 6:30 pm and preaching at 7:00 pm. Elder William "Vim," Horn presided and Seventy Richard Neill gave the message. The Restoration Choir, directed by Brother Larry Ward presented the ministry of music.
Sermons continued Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday with Elders Lucas Boyce, Michael Brown, and Karl Anderson bringing spirit filled messages of hope and encouragement and challenge. On Wednesday evening, CRE Historian, Jim Daugherty, presented information about the history of the Church as we observed the 181st anniversary of the restoring of the church in 1830 and the 151st anniversary of the Reorganization of the church in 1860.
Each morning, Monday-Thursday the day began with an 8:30 am Prayer Service led by the Partriarch/Evangelists Mike Ballantyne, Vernon Darling, and Dale Machart. These services were most uplifting in nature with a goodly presence of the Holy Spirit.
Through the week there was opportunity for the Saints to meet in general sessions as well as the Elders, Aaronic Priesthood, and Women to meet separately in their activities. The classes all were tied to the theme of the week and the daily themes. The themes were centered in DC 132 and 135.
Two of the general classes were taught by Elders Mike Stephensen and Kevin Anderson. A Priesthood class was taught by High Priest Steve Bohall. Altogether, there were five evening services, three classes, and the Sacrament Service recorded and thus available on Audio Cassette tapes or CD's. In a few days, these will be listed on the CRE website and you can order as you desire. The tapes are $2.00 and the CD's are $3.00. If you have high speed internet you can also go to the CRE website and watch the evening services Sunday-Thursday. Go to http://www.eldersconference.org . Under "2011 Spring Conference of Restoration Elders", click on "2011 Conference" then click on the link for the broadcasts or http://www.ustream.tv/discovery/recorded/all?q=conference+of+elders&order=most-popular&top=week . If you have any questions about this, contact Don Norman at dnorman8165@yahoo.com .
The Conference officially concluded at noon on Thursday, April 7, 2011, but the final activity was a Missionary Service Thursday evening sponsored by the Evangelism Council of the CRE. Remember that all information for contacting the CRE is listed on the inside front cover of every issue of the "Tidings of Zion." All the official reports and information will be available in the next issue of "Tidings" which will be the 2011 Spring Issue, hopefully due out in late May or early June.
Another item of good news is that the budget for the week of Conference, which was $6400.00 was met and exceeded by $2600.00. Praise the Lord!
A change was made in the leadership of the CRE in that Elder William "Vim" Horn was elected Chair of the CRE for the 2011-2012 year. Brother Horn has served in this capacity before. Retiring Chair, Seventy Richard Neill hopes to spend time this year working with the various missionary groups to assist them in their great tasks. Currently, missionaries are scheduled to leave in April for Africa, Australia, for their reunion, China, Germany, and Nepal. Australia, England, and probably, the Philippines, as well as others, will be visited this summer. Truly, God's Spirit is moving, all over the world.
Finally, I will say that the 2011 CRE was one of the most Spirit filled, uplifting and encouraging conferences in many years. Thank God! All the councils, Aaronic, Coordinating, Education, Evangelism, Stewardship, Women, and Youth are staffed and intend to be active this year. The Coordinating Council, Evangelism Council, and Women's Council are full, but the others have some vacancies. If you would like to serve on one of the councils, submit your name to me, and I will forward it to the proper council. God bless you each and every one. Hold fast to the Rod of Iron and each day, put on the whole armor of God as listed in Ephesians 6.
Do not be discouraged by the things of the world, but look up and rejoice for the Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and each one of us is in complete control of His Church and His Cause will be victorious. Trust and obey, there is no other way, to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.

Paul J. Gage
pauljg_64055@yahoo.com

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Looking for property in Independence

I am looking for a lot/small acreage in Independence -- close in.
I have been going through a realtor there, but wonder if there is someone who might know of property that is not listed with a realtor. I will be in the area from April 17 - 23rd.

Thanks so much.
Jan Jordison
jjjhs@grm.net
641-446-7887
641-442-5292

Monday, April 11, 2011

Help Needed

Linda Erwin, is a widow on a fixed income and she just recieved notice from the city of Independence that she needs to repair the stop box on her water line. The stop box, or pipe that you insert a rod down to turn off the water main, has settled and is crooked. The city says it must be straightened ASAP so that they can work on the main line. It will require a hole of at least 42" deep to be dug, reset the pipe and fill it back up. We don't have anyone in the family that can do this. Is there anyone that would be willing to help her out? She can't afford much, but is willing to pay for it to be done. You can contact Linda at 816-252-1839.

Thank you so much for sharing our request, God bless.
April Erwin
www.TheErwins.com or www.ProjectingA.blogspot.com or www.AprilErwin.com

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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Super Interesting Article

Is this Jesus first portrait ?

Read this article and view the photos of a new find.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1372741/Hidden-cave-First-portrait-Jesus-1-70-ancient-books.html

Friday, April 8, 2011

Randy Vick on Liberia

Just a reminder about tomorrow night ( Saturday 4/9) when Randy Vick will be sharing his awesome stories and videos about life at the orphanage in Liberia. They will touch your heart.
It will be an informal gathering and you will have a chance to ask Randy about some of the interesting things he had to eat while he was over there. :o)
Hope to see you there.
Love,
Joy

Time.........6:00
Place......Independence Branch
707 N Allen Road. ( 1/4 mile off 24Hwy.)
Independence.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Dean Odidia - Fundraiser

I would like to make people aware of an opportunity to assist one of our Kenyan Saints in the next year. Dean Odidia has been a student at CPRS over the last 3 years, and he is graduating in May. He would like to stay and attend college here in the U.S., but is not eligible for "in-state" tuition or government loans, since he is Kenyan. We thought that it would be impossible, due to the cost, but continued to pray about it. Recently Blue River Community College contacted us with the news that the tuition for international students had been lowered, and it now is possible for Dean to go to school for about $3,000 a semester, including all fees and insurance. We would like to let anyone who might be interested in helping with Dean's education know that they can contribute to a fund that is being set up through ARM (African Restoration Ministries). Make checks to ARM (African Restoration Ministries) with a notation that they are for Dean Odida tuition fund, and sent to:

Brian Mundy
20509 Courtney-Atherton Road
Independence MO 64058

You can contact Doug Smith at ddsmithmd@pol.net for more information, or Brian Mundy at bmundy@munlake.com .

We know this is a time of relative economic hardship, but if the Lord puts it on your heart to share in this way, we know it will be a blessing to Dean and his family. I am sending this to you in the hopes that you will share it with others, and continue to pray that if it is the Lord's will for Dean to continue his education here, that the funds will be available.

In gospel bonds,
Doug Smith

Doug Smith at ddsmithmd@pol.net
Brian Mundy at bmundy@munlake.com

Monday, April 4, 2011

LIVE INTERNET STREAMING OF CRE EVENING SERVICES

LIVE INTERNET STREAMING
OF CRE EVENING SERVICES

The broadcasts may be accessed from the home page
Of the Elder’s Conference website:

www.eldersconference.org

Under “2011 Spring Conference of Restoration Elders”
Click on “2011 Conference” then click
On the link for the broadcasts.

The broadcasting will begin at

7:00 P.M. Sunday through Thursday

Don Norman: 816-686-2581
Or by e-mail dnorman8165@yahoo.com

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Joseph Smith Lineage

by Dale Volskay

I realize that many feel that any grandsons of Joseph Smith, Jr. or even Joseph Smith III are eligible to hold the Prophetic Office, in this there is error. This “right” only applies to the Sons of the paternal side of the family, not the sons of the maternal side. And, this only applies to the eldest son of the Father. And, in the case where there is no son, it must be passed as God directs, in the case of the Church, it was the eligibility of the “brothers” who came within the confines of this law of lineage. They were already of the “lineage” but the eligibility clause had to come into play as all were the son’s of Joseph III except Wallace B. Smith.

Why the Church ignored the sons of former Prophets, such as Israel A. Smith, is a question that needs to be answered by those who taught that there were no more “Smiths” after Wallace B. Smith. They knew better, but they wanted to be “leaders” and were able to deceive the Saints – and a good job they did on them. The people allowed it through “trust in the arm of flesh”.

I feel many of our people not only do not know the law, but seemingly are totally unconcerned. Concerning Priesthood, it is very plain that it goes from father to son. As we look at Genesis 5:44 “And thus the gospel began to be preached from the beginning, being declared by holy angels, sent forth from the presence of God; and by his own voice, and by the gift of the Holy Ghost.
45: And thus all things were confirmed unto Adam by an holy ordinance; and the gospel preached; and a decree sent forth that it should be in the world until the end thereof, and thus it was. Amen.” (No females involved).

And then we look at: Doctrine and Covenants 104:18 “The order of this priesthood was confirmed to be handed down from father to son, and rightly belongs to the literal descendants of the chosen seed, to whom the promises were made. This order was instituted in the days of Adam, and came down by lineage in the following manner…” How plain must it be to be believed?

In both references if one continues to read it is noted that the “Lineage” of the Priesthood is carried down by the sons of the fathers to their sons. The book of Genesis is full of Linage.

I feel this isolates the questions we have concerning the order of Priesthood. But, in all of my 78 and a half years on this earth, I have found that people will believe what they want to believe, and in some cases, disregard what the scriptures say, for those (scriptures) were given to a day long gone.

It has been a long while since I have had a class on the lineage, but one of the things I did teach was on the conception of a child and the determination of its gender. I will need to do some discovery on that to see if I still have that paper in my files, but basically what I said was that the male factor of the species determines the gender, and that is NOT by his choice. Biologist confirms this, so science and religion go hand in hand on this subject. I pointed out that the Chromosomes contain the decision of gender: Two “X” “X” Chromosomes produce the female while the combination of an “X” and a “Y” produces the male. That choice is determined from some action beyond mankind, which I contribute to God. This same applies to the continuation of Priesthood.

Priesthood also is determined by God: He calls, and man accepts or rejects. Once the “covenant” is made between God and Man, only man can violate it – and we see a lot of this. When man violates, God does not honor the covenant.

In my last session, I shared an experience that a young 13 or 14 year old had. It took me 3 months to trace him down and I finally located him. I promised I would not name him, but his experience happened February 16, 2005. He was told: “In due time, the Lord will raise up unto you one of the seed of Joseph Smith to preside over you. Therefore, prepare the church that he might preside. Cleanse your hearts. Then the Lord will pour out his Spirit on his church in the abundance he desires and all that do not have understanding will have it imparted unto them, whether in the church or in the world, and it will be either to their salvation or to their everlasting shame and destruction, and for the elect’s sake he will finish his work and spread the gifts upon all who are called by his name and keep his commandments. Amen.”

Beyond doubt, many now know who this young man is, but not from me. I feel that many have taken this message and ran with it without prayer or seeking the will of God who gave it. It does not say “restructure the Church”, but “Prepare the Church” – there is a vast difference! And our people do need to be “prepared” in the worst way.

This message was not given for me alone, it was given to encourage the people, and in that purpose only have I tried to give my experience.

Dale Volskay

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Joseph Smith, Jr. - 4 sons (that lived)

1. Joseph III
2. Fredrick G. Williams
3. Alexander Hale
4. David Hyram

Joseph III - 6 sons

1. Fredrick M. - no sons

2. Israel A. - 2 sons
1. Joseph (who died at age 24)
2. Don Carlos - 2 sons
1. Joseph Perrine - 1 son
1. Christopher
2. Israel A. (Ike)
3. William Wallace - 1 son
1. Wallace Bunnell - no sons

4. Hale Washington - no sons

5. Richard Clarke - 2 sons
1. Alan Yorke
1. Robert Alan
2. James Kindall
2. Jene - 1 son
1. Steven Scott

6. Reginald Archer - no sons

Alexander Hale - 4 sons

1.Fredrick Alexander - 4 sons

1. Alexander David (descendants unknown)

2. Glaud Leslie - 2 sons
1. William Hopkins (descendants unknown)
2. Glaud Leslie Jr. - no sons

3. Fredrick A. - no sons

4. Harold LeGrande (descendants unknown)

2. Don Alvin - 3 sons

1. Carlos McAllister - 1 son
1. Don Carlos (descendants unknown)

2. Marion Don - 1 son
2. James Butler (descendants unknown)

3. Maxwell Alexis - 1 son
1. Robert Wendall (descendants unknown

3. Joseph George - 1 son

1. Paul Daudelin (descendants unknown)

4. Arthur Marion - 4 sons

1. Karl Kendall - no sons

2. Alexander Martin - 1 son
1. Verl Leon (descendants unknown)

3. Arthur G. - 1 son
2. Kenneth Arthur (descendants unknown)

4. Joseph Fredric (descendants unknown)

David Hyram - 1 son

Elbert A. - 3 sons

1. Lynn Elbert (children were adopted)

2. Ronald Gibson (descendants unknown)

3. Lawrence David (descendants unknown)



By Dale Volskay

Friday, April 1, 2011

CRE Final Call

Dear Saints, Pastors, and Friends,

There will be a Sacrament of the Lord's Supper, sponsored by the Pastors of Zion (POZ) at CPRS/Waldo on Sunday, April 3, 2011. There will be an 8:30 am prayer Service and the Sacrament Service at 10:00 am.

There will be a presentation and book signing by Lucas Boyce at CPRS/Waldo beginning in the sanctuary at 3:00 pm

Registration for the Conference will also begin at 3 pm in the gym.

Again, a few reminders regarding the Conference of Restoration Elders which convenes with preaching Sunday night and going through Thursday noon, April 3-7, 2011. All conference activities will be held at Center Place Restoration School (CPRS) / Waldo Avenue Restoration Branch

Schedules and info are in the last issue of Tidings of Zion and will be available at the Registration Table in the gym.

If you would announce the following items on Sunday, April 3, 2011 or put them in your bulletins, it would be very much appreciated.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

3pm Presentation and book signing with Lucas Boyce
6:30 pm Song Service
7:00 pm Evening Preaching: Seventy Richard Neill

Monday April 4, 2011

8:30 am Prayer Service All are welcome
1:15-2:45 pm Aaronic Priesthood Session
Other sessions are listed in the schedule
6 pm Presentation by CPRS
6:30 pm Song Service
7:00 pm Preaching Service: Elder Lucas Boyce
Refreshments following

Tuesday April 5, 2011

8:30 am Prayer Service All are welcome
10-11 am Aaronic Priesthood Session
Other sessions are listed in the schedule
6:30 pm Song Service
7:00 pm Preaching Service: Elder Michael Brown, Pastor, Lexington RB
Refereshments

Wednesday April 6, 2011
Happy Anniversary to the Church of Jesus Christ

8:30 am Prayer Service All are welcome
10 am - Noon Various classes
1:15-2:30 pm General Class by Kevin Anderson
6:00 pm Church History presentation by Jim Daughety, CRE Historian
6:30 pm Song Service
7:00 pm Preaching Service: Elder Karl Anderson
Refreshments

Thursday April 7, 2011

8:30 am Prayer Service All are welcome
10am - Noon Open Forum and closing Worship
Conference adjourns at Noon

6:30 pm song Service
7:00 pm Missionary Service by the Evangelism Council

Everyone is welcome to attend any or all of the activities during the CRE. The only exception is when the Elders meet in Quorum Sessions. Only registered Elders may participate in the Quorum sessions. When the Elders are in session, there will be other activities going on for the Saints.

Lunch will be served at the conference on Mon

HELP NEEDED:
Kitchen Assistant is needed Mon-Tues & Wed from 11am - 1:30 pm to help with various kitchen needs, including washing pots and pans. Contact Paul Gage at 833-6552 if you can assist in this area. If you can help one, two, or all three days, let us know.

Medical personnel are needed to be on call during the course of the conference. If you have experience in the medical field and will be at conference any time, notify the Registration Table personnel.

Thanks for all your help.

God bless

Paul J. Gage
Conference Manager