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Pacific Shores Ward Sacrament Meeting - August 27, 2023

"Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things."

-Philippians 4:8


8702 Atlanta Ave., Huntington Beach, CA 92646

Leadership Bishop Joe Rasmussen

Pat Bennett, First Counselor

Quin Dowell, Second Counselor

Conducting: Pat Bennett Organist: Jim Jones

Chorister: Eric Gustafson

Opening Hymn

Opening Prayer by Invitation

Sacrament Hymn

Administration of the Sacrament Renewal of Covenants

Youth Speaker

Curren Morrison


Lisa Tanner

Intermediate Hymn


Gary Tanner

Closing Hymn

Closing Prayer by Invitation



FYI: There is a QR Code in the foyer for our ward. Just point your phone at it to gain access to Pac Shores Sacrament programs. All hymns, talks, and lessons in this program are linked. Tap on link, then hit your phone's back button to return to the program.

August 27: Relief Society - Accessing God’s Power Through Covenants by Dale G. Renlund - Taught by Christiane Woerner September 3: Come Follow Me - 1 Corinthians 8-13

September 17: Relief Society - For RS we have an invitation:

Join us at Jody Roberts' Home, Sept 17th, for snacks and a chance to get to know our Presidency better! Please plan on coming and supporting the new Relief Society presidency in getting to know you better by signing up for a time slot on the Google Spreadsheet!

Temple updates:

The Los Angeles Temple will be closed all of August.

The San Diego Temple will close starting August 1 for several years for renovations.

Invitation to all stake members:

  • We invite you to prepare for Stake Conference spiritually by joining us in the Newport Beach Temple throughout the day on Friday, September 8. While we cannot reserve the temple exclusively for our stake, we can certainly attend as members of the stake throughout the day. Due to the closure of the San Diego Temple, Newport Beach Temple appointments are filling faster than normal, so please book your appointment soon so that we can be together in the House of the Lord in preparation for our Stake Conference.


This week:

  • Stake Temple Recommend Interviews - Sunday, Aug 27th

    • Members of the stake presidency hold temple recommend interviews Sundays from 2:30-3:30, except on Fast Sundays or special holidays (or hurricanes). For recommendations for living ordinances, please schedule an appointment with President Richardson by contacting Jim Watkins at 714-404-8113.

  • Senior Primary Stake Choir Practice - Sunday Aug 27th, 3pm - Stake Center

    • All Senior primary kids that would like to participate in a choir singing in Stake Conference on September 10th are invited to start attending practices on August 20th 3pm at the stake center.

    • Rehearsals will be held each following Sunday at the same time.

  • Service Opportunity! - Food Truck Delivery, Tuesday, August 29, 2023, 10 am.

  • Stake Youth Activity (5th Wed) - Back-to-School Beach Party Bonfire - Wednesday, August 30th, 6:30pm-8:30pm, Beach Blvd/PCH

    • Hot Dogs & S’mores & beach games

  • Friend to Friend for Children Broadcast - Saturday, September 2nd, 9am

  • HB Stake Beach Day! Saturday, September 2nd, 9am-1pm, State Beach

    • Between towers 10 & 11 off Newland Street and PCH. State Beach Parking… enter Magnolia or Beach Blvd and then drive down to tower 10 & 11 - note that parking costs $15 to enter

    • Invite family and friends!

    • games, surfing!

    • Bring your own food and snacks - NO food provided by the stake

    • * see attached flyer

  • Stake Youth Dance - Saturday, Sept 2nd, 8:30pm - FV building

    • Chaperones: Harper Park

Upcoming Events

  • Seminary Kickoff & Youth Expo - Sunday, Sept 3rd, 7-8:30pm, Stake Center

  • Stake Conference

    • Saturday, September 9th

      • Adult Session - 6:30-8pm, Stake Center

        • Please bring a dessert to share for a post-session linger longer

    • Sunday, September 10th

      • Adult Leadership - Session 8-9am, Stake Center

        • Invited - all members of Ward Councils and their presidents, as well as all youth specialists

      • General Session - 10am-12pm, Stake Center

    • We also invite you to prepare for conference spiritually by joining us in the Newport Beach Temple throughout the day on Friday, September 8. While we cannot reserve the temple exclusively for our stake, we can certainly attend as members of the stake throughout the day. Due to the closure of the San Diego Temple, temple appointments are filling faster than normal, so please book your appointment soon so that we can be together in the House of the Lord.

  • Justserve Working Group meeting - Sept 10th, 3 pm, Stake center RS room

    • Invited: Ward Bishopric member, EQ presidency counselor, RS presidency counselor, Ward Service Specialist, HS Justserve club presidents.

    • Be prepared to report on community service from Ward and high school in the last 4 months.

  • Interfaith Blessing of the Waves - Sept 17th, 6:00 pm HB Pier plaza

    • All invited

    • *see attached flyer

  • Stake Service Project - September 23rd, 9am-12pm

    • signup on

    • more details coming

  • The Fall Stake Blood Drive - Saturday, Sept 23rd,11AM to 3:45PM, FV Building

  • General Conference

    • Saturday, September 30th - 9am, 1pm, 5pm

    • Sunday, October 1st - 9am, 1pm

    • links will be provided at a later time

  • Stake Primary Activity Day Event - "Follow the Son," September 28th, 3:30-6pm, at the Stake Center.

    • All children ages 8-11 are welcome to attend. Dinner will be served.

  • Family History Fair - October 14th, 9:00am-4:00pm, 674 S Yorba Street, Orange, CA 92869

    • Registration is now open for the return of the Orange County Family History Fair.


    • This year's fair will feature Lynn Turner, Director of the Salt Lake City FamilySearch Library as the keynote and will host 25 additional breakout classes on a wide variety of topics.

    • The conference is free, but registration is required and expected to fill up quickly. If you've ever wanted to learn ... join us on October 14th from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.

  • Young Single Adult Ward Conference - Sunday, October 22nd, 1pm

  • Stake Priesthood Leadership - Sunday, October 29th, 7am, Stake Center

  • Single Adult Ward Conference - Sunday, October 29th, 1pm

  • Worldwide Devotional for Young Adults 18-30 - Sunday, November 19th, 4pm-5pm (Pacific)

General Announcements:

  • Join us on our social media channels. Follow, like, comment & share posts from our FB and Instagram channels! Review sacrament meeting talks from stake members!

  • Singles related websites:

  • Just Serve: JUSTSERVE.ORG is a great place to find opportunities near you. If you know of an organization in need of volunteers or opportunities to serve, please contact Steve Chauncey of Stake Public Affairs to arrange to get any opportunities publicized. 714-658-5552

  • Education opportunities: Pathway Connect - BYU Pathway - Helps people move quicker towards earning an online certificate or degree at an affordable price, PathwayConnect is now only three blocks, each for 7 weeks. This means students can begin earning a marketable certificate even sooner. Several scholarships are available. Classes for the fall semester begin in September and the deadline to apply for is August 22, 2023. It only takes about 5–10 minutes to apply and there is no cost to apply. For more information or to apply on-line, go to or contact your local BYU-Pathway missionaries: Elder & Sister Bass, 949-241-7125 or"

    • Webinar providing an overview of PathwayConnect and details on the Fundet scholarship (available to Tongan, Samoan, and Hispanic members) and other available scholarships.

    • * Note the Webinar information in the attached flyers (English & Spanish)

  • Patriarchal Blessings - Once you have a recommend from your bishop, please schedule your patriarchal blessing by calling Leslie Borgquist at 714-371-5499.

  • Monthly midsingles (27-45) class by Larry Johnson, 4th Thursdays at 7pm at the Fountain Valley Building. Brother Johnson teaches a class on contemporary/cutting-edge issues affecting singles in the church, and the church more broadly.

  • Come Follow Me Classes:

  • Family Services no longer charges for services. Counselors will assist priesthood leaders to identify which Church and Community resources will best meet the member’s needs.

  • Employment Services - For your job seekers and other interested individuals, on Thursday, August 17 at 5:30pm PDT Employment Services is hosting a webinar entitled “7 Exciting Jobs of the Future: Adapting to Rapid Advances in Workforce Technology”. Interested individuals should go to:

  • Addiction Recovery Program every Thursday from 7:00pm-8:30pm in the stake center high council Room - We cover substance (alcohol, drugs-prescription and illegal-,cigarettes, food disorders, etc) and behavioral addictions (gambling, eating, pornography, etc). If you have any questions, please contact Bill Price at 714-969-6628 or just show up. This is an anonymous and confidential meeting.

  • Men’s Pornography Treatment Group - Starting on Wednesday, August 16, Family Services is offering another 10-week online Men’s Pornography Treatment Group. A Family Services counselor will supervise the group meetings. There is no fee to participate.

Temple and Family History

  • Temple Deep Learning Podcast is available. You can view the class by clicking the following link: and scrolling down the main page.

    • The podcast is designed to address the doctrine of the Temple and the Covenant Path, providing insights and application through presentation and interviews with members. It can help prepare one for the temple but provides the greatest benefit to those who have been endowed.

  • Newport Beach Temple - All ordinances can be scheduled by appointment. Proxy ordinances may be limited to members residing in this designated temple district. Patrons should make appointments by logging into their account at or email appointment requests to:

  • The Family Search Center (formerly known as Family History Center)

    • is open Wednesdays: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Thursdays: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.


  • Building Schedulers

    • Fountain Valley Building - Geri Lawler -

    • Stake Center Building - Diane Andrew - 714-609-9211

    • 17th Street Building - Anne Bradshaw - 949-357-4424



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