March 1st 1835
The met this morning (Sabbath) to proceed with the of the , There being several who had been recently present, and being expedient that they should be , and also that the should be administred to the , the business of ordination was suspended for a short time. Joseph Smith Junr addressed the Church & the council and the church upon the pro priety upon the propriety of attending to this ordi nance with pure hearts, and pure desirles. He touched upon the propriety of this institution in the church & urged the vast importance of doing it with accep tance to the Lord, He asked how long do you suppose a man may partake of this ordinance un worthily and the Lord not withdraw his spirit from him? How long will he thus trifle with sacred things and the Lord not give him over to the buffitings of Satan until the day of Redemption? The church should
know if they are unworthy, from time to time, to partake, The servants of the Lord will be forbidden to admin ister it. Therefore our heart ought ought to humble themselves, and we to repent of our sins, and put away evil from among us. some further remarks were made and the sacrament was then administred. The council then proceeded to business and the following names were called (Viz.) , Salmon Warner, and Israel Barlow.
A prayer was put up that he might be strong in his mission to the , that the Lord would open to him the mysteries of the Kingdom, the he be supported [p. 172]