Sunday, January 23, 2011

Deciding who speaks when

Is there actually a church policy that someone who holds the Melchizedek priesthood (or at least a man) must be the closing speaker for sacrament meeting? (Or maybe that a woman can’t be the closing speaker?) There actually is, as far as i can find, no direction on this, which presumably would mean that it doesn’t matter—so why have most of the wards i’ve lived in treated things (sometimes explicitly, even!) like that was the rule?


Heather the Mama Duk said...
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Heather the Mama Duk said...

It's kind of random here. In one previous ward, it was ALWAYS man for opening, woman for closing and in another previous ward it was the exact opposite. And both insisted that was the "correct" way. I think you are right. There is no hard and fast rule at all.