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Discourse, 30 March 1836

I ascended the pulpit and remarked to the congregation that we had passed through many trials and afflictions since the organization of this church

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

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and that this is a year of Jubilee to us and a time of rejoicing, and that it was expedient for us to prepare bread and wine

Primarily referred to the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper, or Communion, as opposed to other religious sacraments. The articles and covenants of the church directed “that the church meet together often to partake of bread and wine in remembrance of the Lord...

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sufficient to make our hearts glad, as we should not probably leave this house until morning; to this end we should call on the brethren to make a contribution, the stewards passed round and took up a liberal contribution and messengers were dispatched for bread and wine; tubs water and towels were prepared and I called the house to order, and the presidency proceeded to wash the feet of the 12 pronouncing many prophecy’s and blessings upon them in the name of the Lord Jesus, the brethren began to prophesy [p. 187]
I ascended the pulpit and remarked to the congregation  that we had passed through many trials and afflictions  since the organization of this church

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

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and that this is a year  of Jubilee to us and a time of rejoicing, and that it was  expedient for us to prepare bread and wine

Primarily referred to the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper, or Communion, as opposed to other religious sacraments. The articles and covenants of the church directed “that the church meet together often to partake of bread and wine in remembrance of the Lord...

View Glossary
sufficient  to make our hearts glad, as we should not probably leave  this house until morning; to this end we should call on the  brethren to make a contribution, the stewards passed round  and took up a liberal contribution and messengers were  dispatched for bread and wine; tubs water and towels  were prepared <and> I called the house to order, and the  presidency proceeded to wash the feet of the 12 pronoun cing many prophecy’s and blessings upon them in the  name of the Lord Jesus, the brethren began to prophesy [p. 187]
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Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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, OH, 30 Mar. 1836; handwriting of unknown scribe; in JS, Journal, Sept. 1835–Apr. 1836, pp. 187–190; JS Collection, CHL.

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