Skyline Ward

Elders Quorum Newsletter November 20, 2021

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Sunday November 21, 2021

Sacrament Meeting, Sunday, 10:30 am

The meeting is face-to-face at the Golconda Building and masks are required.  

Zoom link for those who wish to participate remotely. 

http://mywebcast.churchofjesuschrist.org/Events/renonevadastake

 

Go to the Skyline Ward page on the Reno State website to access the Bulletin.  

www.skylineward.com

 

Second hour face-to-face meetings are now being held every Sunday.   

Primary:  every Sunday

Sunday School: 1st and 3rd

YM/YW, Relief Society, and Elders Quorum:  2nd and 4th.

 

This Sunday is Sunday School.

 

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Come Follow Me

November 15- November 21: Doctrine and Covenants 133-134

November 22- November 28: Doctrine and Covenants 135-136

November 29- December 5: Doctrine and Covenants 137-138

 

 

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Spiritual Thought – 'Preparing for the Lord's Return', Elder D Todd Christofferson

 

While participating in a conference with leaders from a wide variety of religious faiths in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Elder Christofferson remarked.  "The Holy Ghost affirmed two things to me.  First, the work of ministering to temporal needs is vital and must continue.  The second was unexpected, yet powerful and clear.  It was this: beyond selfless service, it is supremely important to prepare the world for the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.  When He comes, oppression and injustice will not only diminish; they will cease:  Poverty and suffering will not only decline; they will vanish:  For the Lamb of which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.  So yes, let us do all we can to relieve suffering and sorrow now, and let us devote ourselves more diligently to the preparations needed for the day when pain and evil are ended altogether, when Christ shall reign personally upon the earth."  We as ministers in the Skyline Ward EQ are assigned this stewardship with our Priesthood.

 

 

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Update from Stake Presidency on Changes to Worship Services

 

Sisters and brothers,

We wanted to update you on some changes in our worship services as more is known about the Covid-19 virus and the risks associated with social gatherings. There are some changes that can now be made, while some restrictions will need to stay in force for the foreseeable future. Nevada continues to have a mask mandate for all indoor activities. Additionally, the First Presidency, in their letter dated August 12th, 2021, stated: "we urge individuals to be vaccinated", and "we urge the use of facemasks in public meetings whenever social distancing is not possible". Therefore, we will continue to wear face coverings in indoor Church gatherings and we urge our members to get vaccinated.

The following are changes to the way we have been doing things previously:

1. Hymnals and printed programs are allowed in worship services.

2. Confirmations of new converts in Sacrament Meeting is authorized.

3. Choirs are able to perform, removing their masks while singing, with increased distancing between members of the choir. We can use our recent General Conference as an example of appropriate distancing for choirs. Masks should be used when choir members are not actively singing.

4. Sacrament trays no longer need spacing between water cups, nor does the bread need to be placed in cups. The bread should be spread out on the trays to minimize touching of multiple pieces of bread where possible. Those administering the sacrament should continue to sanitize their hands before and after passing the sacrament. Masks are required for them as well as all congregants until further notice. The priesthood holders can take the bread after passing the bread, and the water after passing the water. Efforts should still be made to allow the sacrament to be passed to each individual directly by the priesthood holder who is passing the sacrament. Ideally, the only people touching the tray will be the Deacon and Priest. Passing the tray down aisles should continue to be avoided wherever possible. Separate receptacles for used cups are not required.

5. Dances are allowed as a Stake or Ward activity. Multi-Stake activities have still not been authorized by the Area Presidency. That includes Multi-Stake Youth dances, until further notice. If the dance is indoors, masks are required.

6. Food is allowed at Church activities. Efforts should be made to avoid having multiple people touching serving utensils, pitchers, etc. Individually packaged food or designated food servers are encouraged. Hand sanitizer should be readily available.

7. Sports within the Stake are allowed. Active participants may remove their masks. Spectators and participants "on the bench" are required to wear masks. This mirrors the current Washoe County School District policy for sports participation.

Sincerely,

The Reno Nevada Stake Presidency

 

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Please Sign Up For Tithing Settlement

Tithing Settlement will be held Nov 21, Dec 12 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  Please contact Stephen Malloy at 775-686-9815 with possible times and dates-- text preferred or leave a message.   Br Malloy will verify the date and time. 

 

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Support and Feed the Missionaries

Our four sister missionaries are working hard to find those individuals who are interested in hearing the gospel.  Please consider finding a date to provide them dinner.  If you are unable to have them in your home, you could make a meal for them to pick-up.  

 

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Skyline Ward Temple & Family History Plan In Development

“Gathering of Israel on Both Sides of the Veil”

“Bishop Keenan would like our ward to dedicate the 1st Sunday of every month to be Family History Sunday.  We encourage everyone to work on Indexing and Family history on those days.  He has also challenged every ward member to find an ancestor to take their name to the temple by the end of the year!”  Once a quarter the Bishopric will ask the Sacrament meetings speakers to talk about Temple and Family History.

 

The Family History Committee:

“In support of our Ward’s goal for every member to take a name to the Temple, the Temple and Family History Committee is challenging each ward family member to do one indexing project on the first Sunday of every month.

Please reach out to the Brights or the Loosles if you have any questions or need any assistance in learning how to work on indexing.

The Temple and Family History Committee will be offering some brief classes on indexing in the coming weeks – please watch for details in the Relief Society and Elders Quorum Newsletters.”

 

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Reno Temple

The Reno Temple is open by appointment only (Phase 3).  See link below for more information.  

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/temples/details/reno-nevada-temple?lang=eng

 

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Save the Date – Skyline Christmas Dinner – Saturday December 18 

 

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Just Serve Spotlight November 2021

Check out opportunities for service though Just Serve on the Stake website.  

New or Gently Used Pajamas for Foster Children for Christmas, Women and Children’s Center of the Sierra Needs Blankets,  and NNIC Help for the Refugees Arriving in Reno.

 

https://renonvstakeinfo.org/2021/11/03/just-serve-spotlight-november-2021/

 

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An Attitude of Gratitude – Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

36th Annual Nevada Interfaith Association Thanksgiving Service ‘An Attitude of Gratitude’ will be a worship service of prayer and music from a variety of faith traditions. 

Sunday, November 21, 2021 7PM at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church – 2900 N McCarran Blvd, Sparks, NV 89431

Masks are required

 There will be a reception after with light refreshment.  It is always a wonderful event and a great start to the holidays as we enjoy the message with “An Attitude of Gratitude.” We will be socially distanced and masked.  We look forward to a great turnout even in these challenging times!  

 

https://renonvstakeinfo.org/2021/11/11/an-attitude-of-gratitude-interfaith-thanksgiving-service/

 

 

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WARD MEETINGS
Sacrament Meeting Meeting Link:
Broadcast Sacrament Meeting is from 10:30 AM - 11:05 AM 
In Person Sacrament meeting 10:30-11:30
RS/EQ/SS 11:30-12:30

Skyline Ward Temple & Family History Plan

In Development

“Gathering of Israel on Both Sides of the Veil”

“Bishop Keenan would like our ward to dedicate the 1st Sunday of every month to be Family History Sunday.  We encourage everyone to work on Indexing and Family history on those days.  He has also challenged every ward member to find an ancestor to take their name to the temple by the end of the year!”  Once a quarter the Bishopric will ask the Sacrament meetings speakers to talk about Temple and Family History.

The Family History Committee:

“In support of our Ward’s goal for every member to take a name to the Temple, the Temple and Family History Committee is challenging each ward family member to do one indexing project on the first Sunday of every month.

Please reach out to the Brights or the Loosles if you have any questions or need any assistance in learning how to work on indexing.

The Temple and Family History Committee will be offering some brief classes on indexing in the coming weeks – please watch for details in the Relief Society and Elders Quorum Newsletters.”