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  1. Fast Sunday gets moved to the last Sunday in March or the second Sunday in April, either of which can be Easter Sunday.
  2. I seem to remember the pioneers fasted during the week- on Thursdays maybe? I think it was changed to Sundays for convenience. Personally, I love the idea of the Sabbath being a time to celebrate. And Easter should never ever coincide with Fast Sunday.
  3. Our stake presidency has specifically requested that all Church-related meetings be done by 4:00 on Sundays.
  4. Embalming is even less natural.
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    Mormon Helping Hands

    The story I heard was that FEMA suggested/requested the vests. Seems they kept running into groups that were well-organized, knew what they were doing, and were actually helpful. The vests save time by preventing officials from having to stop and question yet another group that has already been proven trustworthy.
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    Temple Work for Missing People

    If you call or email your temple, they could tell you what's needed. Email might be better, simply because you would only have to explain the situation once.
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    How was two hour church?

    Sacrament Meeting started at 10:30, was done at 11:30. I took a few minutes to help my daughter find her SS class. I then got to Primary at about 11:35, and opening exercises had already started! So, at least 5 minutes early. So, next week I will check in with all the people I don't get to see in RS and arrive at about 11:38, because I'm cranky like that. We had our 20 minutes for the lesson, which was just about right (10-year-olds).
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    Rumors of Changes to Temple Worship

    This part makes me a little sad. I loved the most recent movies.
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    A Unique Church, and a Church of Wonderful Service

    Really? He thinks his only job will be to ring the bell? There is a lot a SS Presidency could be doing. Setting up study groups for singles and empty nesters, and making sure they are all invited to at least one, preferably two. Checking on said study groups. Sending out a weekly or at least bi-weekly email reminding people of the lesson topic and suggesting extra resources.
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    Rumors of Changes to Temple Worship

    Children are not brought into the sealing room until after their parents have finished their own sealing.
  11. Yes, it would be nice if it were just as common for families to travel at least to see a girl receive her Personal Progress medallion, and even her Faith in God if she finished that (my daughter was the only one in years to finish hers).
  12. That's...actually a good blessing. Last night at our ward party, our cousin, who has escaped death an absolutely ridiculous number of times, told of the time he was asked to make hot cider for his ward party. Looking for a large-enough container, he settled on a galvanized steel tub. Partway through the party, he noticed stuff floating. Consulted with the bishop. A somewhat panicked call to Poison Control revealed that anyone who had drunk the cider needed to get to the hospital NOW to be checked for zinc poisoning. Cousin got to make the announcement. "You never saw a cultural hall empty out that fast!" Everyone was eventually ok.
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    Appropriate music for Sacrament mtg

    Parlor pipes are intended to be quiet. Quiet-er, anyway. They go nicely with a violin and maybe a woodwind. I think O Holy Night would be great for Sacrament Meeting. I absolutely love the words, but it does take a better voice than mine to do them justice.
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    Mary, the Mother of Christ

    This article https://finance.townhall.com/columnists/jerrybowyer/2018/09/04/jesus-was-a-highly-skilled-entrepreneur-not-a-poor-peasant-n2515627 argues that Joseph, and therefore Jesus, was a skilled artisan. The family would have been considered well-off. Not stinking rich, but definitely not poor, either.
  15. Is he on Facebook? There is a page , "You know you grew up in Paradise CA when..." that has people reporting in on what they know.