Not everyone feels at home in the same Latter Day Saint/Mormon denomination, and there may not be a place of worship near you. But that’s okay, the Lord has told us we only need two or three people to worship in His name (Matthew 18: 20).
When worshiping at home, gather everyone together. If available, the highest ranking priesthood holder should conduct the meeting (LDS Doctrine & Covenants 46:2). Open with a prayer, anyone may say it, by invitation (with numbers over 12, the person should be asked in advance). If there is a priesthood officer present – Priest, Elder or High Priest – the sacrament should be blessed and passed. This should be done by two brethren if possible, if not, one is acceptable.
Afterwords, the group may preach to each other or bare testimony of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, as moved by the Spirit. In groups of 12 or less, it is recommended that the time be opened for testimonies from the those in attendance, or a Scripture study class, as moved by the spirit.
Close the meeting by prayer, offered by someone as moved by the Spirit.
The meeting should last between a half hour and an hour and a half, no more unless so moved by the spirit. In groups over 12, the person saying the closing prayer should be invited to do so before the start of the meeting.
The home congregation should remember that the point of the worship is Jesus Christ and the Sacraments. Those speaking should preach of Christ. If there are no officers of the priesthood, the point of the meeting should be to share the Spirit and fellowship one with another, prayerful that one with the priesthood will become available that the congregation may partake of the Sacraments.
It is recommended that the worship service not be photographed, filmed or recorded.
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