Below is the agenda for the September 24-25 Fall Gathering of the Saints. Please consider, and pray about joining your brothers and sisters in worship and fellowship at this time. We encourage you to make copies of the agenda to make them available at your branch and share it with those who do not have email.
Waldo Ave Restoration Branch/ Center Place Restoration School
(Participation will also be available utilizing Zoom
and live streaming capabilities at Waldo Ave RB)*
“We Shall Come Rejoicing, Bringing in the Sheaves”
“The Field is White Already to Harvest, therefore Whoso Desireth to Reap, Let Him Thrust in His Sickle with His Might, and Reap While the Day Lasts… Whosoever Will thrust in His Sickle and Reap, the Same is Called of God” (DC 6:2a-b)
“It is yet day when all can work” (DC 142:5b)
Friday Evening, September 24
7:00 The Window is Open—It is Yet Day when All Can Work
DC 32:1dFor, behold, the field is white already to harvest; and it is the eleventh hour, and for the last time that I shall call laborers into my vineyard.
The Window is Open – The Lord promises to pour out great blessings, bind the devil so he cannot destroy the work, and bless the nations through his people. In order to claim a blessing, the people must be humble and full of love, diligent, and obedient to God. When the people see and know the window is open, they must be ready and prepared to carry out the Lord’s commands. (The Window is Open - By Seventy Richard F. Neill)
Saturday Morning, September 25**
9:00 Desire to reap—Whosoever will thrust in his sickle and reap, the same is called of God
DC 6:2a-c; 4a-b Behold, the field is white already to harvest, therefore whoso desireth to reap, let him thrust in his sickle with his might, and reap while the day lasts, that he may treasure up for his soul everlasting salvation in the kingdom of God; yea, whosoever will thrust in his sickle and reap, the same is called of God; therefore, if you will ask of me you shall receive, if you will knock it shall be opened unto you…Verily, verily I say unto you, Even as you desire of me, so shall it be unto you; and if you desire, you shall be the means of doing much good in this generation. Say nothing but repentance unto this generation: keep my commandments, and assist to bring forth my work according to my commandments, and you shall be blessed.
10:30 Thrust in your sickle and reap with might—Fill the spiritual storehouse
DC 32:2c-3a Yea, verily, verily I say unto you, that the field is white already to harvest; wherefore, thrust in your sickle, and reap with all your might, mind, and strength. Open your mouths and they shall be filled; and you shall become as Nephi of old, who journeyed from Jerusalem in the wilderness; yea, open your mouths and spare not, and you shall be laden with sheaves upon your backs, for lo, I am with you; yea, open your mouths and they shall be filled, saying,Repent, repent and prepare ye the way of the Lord, and make his paths straight; for the kingdom of heaven is at hand; yea, repent and be baptized every one of you, for the remission of your sins; yea, be baptized even by water, and then cometh the baptism of fire and the Holy Ghost. Behold, verily, verily I say unto you, This is my gospel, and remember that they shall have faith in me, or they can in nowise be saved; and upon this Rock I will build my church;
Fill the Spiritual Storehouse – This is what the Lord showed to me in regards to a spiritual storehouse.
§Every time we pray, we make a spiritual deposit in our storehouse.
§Every time we fast, we make a spiritual deposit in our storehouse.
§Every time we study our scriptures, we make a spiritual deposit.
§Every time we serve others, we make a spiritual deposit.
§Every time we show love toward God and love our neighbor, we make a spiritual deposit.
(The Window is Open - By Seventy Richard F. Neill)
Noon Break for Lunch (on your own)
1:30 Gather the heaves into the garners
Alma 14:84-88 Behold, the field was ripe, and blessed are ye, for ye did thrust in the sickle, and did reap with your mights, yea, all the day long did ye labor; And behold the number of your sheaves, and they shall be gathered into the garners, that they are not wasted; yea, they shall not be beaten down by the storm, at the last day; Yea, neither shall they be harrowed up by the whirlwinds; but when the storm cometh, they shall be gathered together in their place, that the storm can not penetrate to them; yea, neither shall they be driven with fierce winds, whithersoever the enemy listeth to carry them. But behold, they are in the hands of the Lord of the harvest, and they are his; and he will raise them up at the last day. Blessed be the name of our God; let us sing to his praise, yea, let us give thanks to his holy name, for he doth work righteousness for ever.
If we have surplus in our temporal storehouse not only can we take care of our needs, but we may have extra to help others. It is a temporal manifestation of “all things in common.” Likewise, if we have surplus in our spiritual storehouse not only can we take care of our needs, but we have extra – knowledge, understanding, wisdom, kindness, patience, love, joy, discernment, etc. – to help others. This is the spiritual manifestation of “all things in common.” In order for us to comprehend the beauty of the storehouse commandment and principle we must understand not only the temporal storehouse, but the spiritual storehouse as well. (The Window is Open - By Seventy Richard F. Neill)
** Sessions will include challenging sermonettes followed by opportunity for prayer, testimony & sharing.
7:00 Rejoice in the Gathering—A Call to Bring in the Sheaves
Psalm 126:5-6They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.
John 4:36-40 Jesus said unto them, My meat is to do the will of him who sent me, and to finish his work. Say not ye there are yet four months, then cometh harvest? Behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. And he who reapeth, receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal; that both he who soweth, and he who reapeth, may rejoice together. And herein is that saying true, One soweth and another reapeth. I have sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labor; the prophets have labored, and ye have entered into their labors.
*Register in advance to join the gathering through Zoom: