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St.

George 17th Ward

MESSENGER Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

May, 2010

Bishopric Message
By Brother Allen Orchard

Dear Ward Members,


During the Saviors ministry on the earth, he spent his time serving and helping others.
Even though He came to earth as the Son of God, He humbly served all those around
Him. Throughout His life, the Savior taught by using parables. In one parable, He told of
His return to the earth in His glory and of separating the righteous from the wicked. To
the righteous He said: "Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for
you from the foundation of the world: For I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat: I
was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: naked, and ye
clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me"
(Matthew 25:34-36).
The righteous, who were confused, ask: "Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, and
fed thee? Or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee
in? Or naked and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison and came unto
thee?"
(Matthew 25:37-39). The Lord then answers, "Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of
the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me"(Matthew 25:40).
Opportunities for service to others are limitless. Kind words and deeds can lift burdens
and gladden hearts. True happiness is to labor for the happiness of others. During the
month of April, we as a Ward had the opportunity to be of service to those who reside at
the Porter Rest Home. While visiting with those who
administered the Sacrament, held Relief Society and Family Home Evening, I could feel
the love and happiness that you had for those you served. I see the love and kindness in
each of you by giving of your time and talents to serve those who are in need.
The month of May presents many opportunities to serve. Some of them are Mothers
Day, Father and Sons, Bishop’s Invitational golf tournament, High School and Seminary
Graduations to name a few.
King Benjamin taught that: “ when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are
only in the service of your God" (Mosiah 2:17).
May our Father in Heaven pour out his blessings upon each of you as you serve one
another.
Sincerely,
Brother Allen Orchard
About The Messenger

We will be sending the Messenger by internet in June and hope you will enjoy
reading it on line. This will save lots of paper, ink, and the neighborhood volunteers
much time and effort.
To facilitate this change we are asking you to send your email address to
stgeorge17thward@gmail.com
We are aware that some homes do not have computers and we will continue to
deliver paper copies to you.

May Birthdays
02 Brandt Lundin
03 Aniya Christine Chesley
09 Kobe Holt
10 Charles Rodney Carstensen
10 Melissa Ehlers
11 Millard Schow
12 Hal Norton
15 Marilou Counter
16 Suzanne Brooking
18 Karma S. Sorenson
19 Rainbow Medsker
21 Geri Rhodes
22 Karlie Gleave
23 Gayla Cardon
23 Jordan Iman
24 Mary Jane Eagar
24 Carolyn Moss
26 Arlo Terry Allen
27 Mike Eagar
27 Karma Leigh Spilsbury
27 Dick Grimm
27 Dan Birkes
28 Paul Bradshaw
28 Kacey Chidester
30 Jason Neal
Dates to Remember in May
02 CES Fireside Young Adults
05 Original Hymns Inspired by the Book of Mormon at 7:00 PM
07 Father & Sons @Christensen’s Park Bloomington 5:00 PM
07 Farm assignment Hurricane 5:30
09 Mother’s Day
15 Ward Temple Day 2:00 PM
16 Seminary Graduation 7:00 PM Tabernacle
19 Bishop’s Invitational Golf Tournament
27 Last Day of School – High School Graduation
28 Pinewood Derby
31 Memorial Day

Missionary News
Elder Daniel Kinzie
VIA Seraglio Vecchio #28
Palermo Italy 90123
Hey everybody!
I really have to find some way to be more efficient at this general e-mail thing cause now
I am almost out of time.
Well the biggest thing that's happened is that Our mission and The Rome mission are
merging! Sad but it will be very good for the work!
I'm getting much closer to my year mark and also my Birthday which will make me no
longer a teenager and my year make will make me somewhat old in the mission and I’m
not sure I’m ready for that, but as always the Lord knows what's best. I am so excited to
see the turn this mission is taking and how the Lord works. Thought something that
originally seemed sad it's becoming something amazing! I love this Gospel and
everything about it! I love the fact that we can go up to any person and just tell them to
pray about the things that we say and if they really want to know they will receive an
answer. God is amazing and everyday is another testament that he does exist and that he
loves us more than we can ever know! I love you all!
Anziano Kinzie
Father and Sons Outing
The Father and Son’s annual outing on May 7th at the Christensen Park in
Bloomington is an event to remember. Maps will be provided so you won’t get lost.
We will meet at 5:00 PM and promise a busy time for all. There will be ball
games, (all kinds) kite flying (this is a perfect place to show off your kite), and lots of
good food. Don’t miss this exciting event!!
Everyone invited to:
Bishop’s Invitational Golf Tourney
Red Hills Golf Course 5:30 start.
Contact Allen Orchard to sign up.
Relief Society News
By Sister Mary Ashman
Dear Sisters,
This is a new calling for me and I am so happy to be in Relief Society to meet with
the sisters.
Something new will be coming in a month or so. It will be evening Relief Society.
On Sunday the 25th we handed out a short survey. So far the results seem to indicate
that you would be able to attend Relief Society in the evenings once a month. The
purpose of this meeting is to help women progress toward eternal life and to learn and
accomplish the charitable and practical responsibilities of the Relief Society.
The priorities for weekday Relief Society meetings are homemaking, marriage and
family, provident living and self-reliance, temples and family history, sharing the gospel,
and compassionate service.
You will receive information about this monthly meeting in the future.
Remember the special program that will be in our chapel on the 5th of May at 7 pm
for the sisters (and brethren) of our ward. It will be a program and musical presentation of
Original Hymns Inspired by the Book of Mormon. This will be a wonderful event and
one that you won't want to miss.
For the month of May there will be no special message for visiting teaching.
Prayerfully select a message from the April Conference talks to share with your sisters.
One other thought I have is, have you ever been to the website www.lds.org? This site
has a wealth of information for everyone.
I hope that May is a joyous month for us all as we enjoy the beauty around us and
learn and grow daily.

Love,
Sister Mary Ashman
Lunch Bunch
By Dawna Mathews
The ladies of the 17th Ward are invited to join for lunch at the Chuck-A-Rama Buffet, 127
North Red Cliffs Drive at 11:30 AM on May 11th. We will pick you up and promise you
a delicious meal and great conversation. Call Dawna 628-2721
Preparedness
By Sister Denny Cram
We know you are cleaning your storage room this spring and will want to add some
family favorites to your shelves. The Ward Dry Pack Canner is available for you to take
home and use personally. I will help you order supplies and demonstrate the use of the
canner.
Family Storage Shopping List
Week 4
May 3 – 9
Vinegar, one or more gallons. It’s a great cleaner, too.
Week 5
May 10 – 16
Juices: get 100% juice – orange, pineapple, apple, grapefruit, grape, tomato,
lemon, etc.
Week 6
May 17 – 23
Cleansers, ammonia, disinfectant, rubber gloves
Week 7
May 24 – 30
Paper goods: plates, cups, bowls, plastic utensils
Week 8
May 31 – June 6
Condiments: mustard, ketchup, relish, mayonnaise, pickles, Worcestershire
sauce, etc.

Book Club
By Lucille Mendenhall

Our April Relief Society Book Club was held April 14 at the home of Lucille
Mendenhall. Our book discussion was: “A Train to Topevka”. The interesting discussion
was led by Lucille Mendenhall.
Our next book discussion will be at 7:00 pm Thursday, May 13, at the home of Uldene
Norton: 580 N 260 W Circle. The book we have chosen is: “These Is My Words”, by
Nancy E Turner. It is based on the diary of Sarah Agnes Prine, an ancestor of the author.
The story is a beautiful saga of a woman of spirit. The book has romance, suspense,
tragedy, joy, and adventure. I’m sure it will make for an interesting discussion.
I think you can find the book at the library and most book stores. There are many in the
ward who have copies. If you are interested in reading it, see me. We encourage people
who finish reading their book to pass it around.
We welcome everyone whether or not you have read the book to join us for the
discussion. Book club is a fun evening with refreshments, strong opinions, and some not
so strong, and associating with great friends. HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
Primary News
By Wyone Orchard
This last month came like a spring fling moving so quickly with only two Sundays. It
really was full of information, though, with General Conference being so informative and
Stake Conference sharing a special message about the Godhead and Love.
In primary we reviewed the restoration of the gospel, and now in the month of May we
will be discussing how the Principals and Ordinances of the Gospel Lead Me to Jesus
Christ along with the 4th Article of Faith,
"We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are: first,
Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; second, Repentance; third, Baptism by
immersion for the remission of sins; fourth, Laying on of hands for the gift of
the Holy Ghost."
Each Sunday this month the children will be reviewing ideas on how faith in Jesus Christ
is strengthened when we obey, how we can repent, the important covenants we make at
baptism, and the joy we receive from the gift of the Holy Ghost. Feel free to have family
discussions and question and answer times with your children concerning this subject
matter.
We are excited to welcome Sister Kinzie back from her surgery, and we hope her
recovery continues to be successful. Our primary has enjoyed Sister Hight substituting
these last few weeks, and we thank her for her service. Any time any of our ward
members want to be involved with our primary children, come on in. The children have
such great spirits and beautiful singing voices which they love to share with others. We
want to thank all involved in primary lessons, singing time, activity days and cub scouts.
Many hours are spent in preparation and participation, and the children love it all. Thank
you.
Happy Birthday

Birthday wishes this month go out to Sister Carolyn Moss and Kobe Holt. Kobe is
turning 12 years old, and we will be sending him off to priesthood with the young men.
He has been a great asset to our primary, and we will miss his knowledge and singing
abilities.
We hope everyone is striving to bloom where they are planted and show growth in the
gospel.

Motherhood
"Motherhood is not what was left over after our Father blessed His sons with priesthood
ordination. It was the most ennobling endowment He could give His daughters, a sacred
trust that gave women an unparalleled role in helping His children keep their second
estate. As President J. Reuben Clark Jr. declared, motherhood is “as divinely called, as
eternally important in its place as the Priesthood itself."
--Sheri L. Dew, "Are We Not All Mothers?", Ensign, Nov 2001,

Missionary News
Elder Matthew Chesley
Guatemala, Guatemala City North Mission
POB 30150 Salt Lake City, UT 84130-05150
Matthew reports his companion from St George was ill and returned home for medical
treatment. He now has a new companion from Mexico and that is helping him learn a
new local dialect. They are working hard, busy, healthy and happy.
Roger and I are in Texas and plan to head further east before we return to Utah this fall. I
am enjoying beautiful weather and gorgeous wildflowers.
Love to all, Pam Tulley
Young Women’s News
By Sister Dee Stovall
I want to thank the Young Women who have given much of their time and service to help
with our Church Farm assignment and with Family Home Evening at Porter’s. These
were truly great opportunities to learn and grow as we served for our community.
We are getting so excited for summer. The last day of school is fast approaching, May
27th.
June will be a very busy month for us with the Trek and Girl’s camp. As for the Month of
May we are concentrating on just getting through ‘end of level testing’ and finals. The
Young Women have started making patchwork quilts decorated with the Young Women
Values. We will display these at our Evening of Excellence in the fall.
There is Stake Youth Fireside on Sunday May 16th, 7pm, at the Tabernacle. This Fireside
will include Seminary Graduation. All youth are encouraged to attend.
The Young Women are planning a ‘Career Fair’. We are going to have several women
come talk to us and teach us about various careers. If you are interested in participating
please contact Sister Stovall. Thank you to those who have already signed up. The date is
Tuesday, May 18, 7pm.
Young Women Calendar:
May 4 YW/YM Combined activity 7pm
May 11 Young Women Activity 7pm
May 16 Fireside: Seminary Graduation 7pm
May 18 YW Career Fair 7pm
May 22 Happy Birthday Karlie Gleave
May 25 Personal Progress Night 7pm
May 27 Last Day of School
Trek News and Information
The Saint George, Utah Stake will embark on a Pioneer Trek in one month; June 3-5.
All who are attending should start preparing physically by eating healthy, drinking plenty
of water (8 glasses or 64 ounces a day), and walking long distances every day. During the
Trek we will walk 20 miles in 3 days (pulling and pushing handcarts).
The dress code for the Trek has been decided upon as follows:
Good walking shoes that have been worn for at least a month. New shoes are likely
to cause blisters. Bonnet or straw hat. No baseball or gang style caps. Young Men:
Shirt; long sleeved, white, with a collar. Pants; slacks or blue jeans. Young Women:
Shirt; modest with sleeves. Skirt; mid calf or longer, (preferably pioneer style) You
may wear shorts or leggings underneath skirt. More information from the Stake
leaders will be sent in the next week or so.

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