November 1994

“Contents,” Ensign, Nov. 1994, 2–3


November 1994

Volume 24 Number 11

[photos] Photos of conference were taken by Jed Clark, Craig Dimond, John Luke, Welden Andersen, Matthew Reier, Maren Younce, Shelly Townsend, Don Thorpe, and Lonni Davis.

Conference Tapes Available

Cassette tape recordings of conference sessions are available for meetinghouse libraries from all English-language distribution centers, generally within two months following conference. Recordings for the deaf (videocassettes with a signing inset) and for the visually impaired (slow-speed audiocassette tapes) are available from Special Curriculum, 50 East North Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150, United States of America.

Visiting Teaching

There are no designated visiting teaching messages printed in the May and November general conference issues of the Ensign. After prayerfully considering the needs of the sisters they visit, visiting teachers are to choose as the message for those months a general conference address by a member of the First Presidency.

General Conference Music

Saturday Morning, 1 October 1994, General Session
Music by the Mormon Youth Chorus, directed by Robert C. Bowden, with organist Bonnie L. Goodliffe: “God of Our Fathers, Whose Almighty Hand” (Hymns, 1985, no. 78); “Lord, Accept Our True Devotion” (Hymns, 1985, no. 107); “Rejoice, the Lord is King!” (Hymns, 1985, no. 66); “Come, Come, Ye Saints” (Hymns, 1985, no. 30); “Praise to the Man” (Hymns, 1985, no. 27); “O My Father” (Hymns, 1985, no. 292).

Saturday Afternoon, 1 October 1994, General Session
Music by a Primary children’s choir from the Kaysville Utah Region, directed by Vanja Y. Watkins, with organist Linda S. Margetts: medley of “Because God Loves Me” (Children’s Songbook, 1989, p. 234) and “Thank Thee for Everything” (Children’s Songbook, 1989, p. 10); “The Light Divine” (Hymns, 1985, no. 305); medley of “Home” (Children’s Songbook, 1989, p. 192) and “Love Is Spoken Here” (Children’s Songbook, 1989, pp. 190–91); “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet” (Hymns, 1985, no. 19); medley of “Jesus Once Was a Little Child” (Children’s Songbook, 1989, p. 55) and “I Think When I Read That Sweet Story” (Children’s Songbook, 1989, p. 56).

Saturday Evening, 1 October 1994, Priesthood Session
Music by combined Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Mormon Youth Men, directed by Donald H. Ripplinger and Robert C. Bowden, with organist Clay Christiansen: “Awake, My Sons, Awake” (Johnson Pub., Pioneer Music Press); “Secret Prayer” (Hymns, 1985, no. 144); “Oh Say, What Is Truth?” (Hymns, 1985, no. 272); “Beautiful Savior” (arr. Gundersen); “Called to Serve” (Hymns, 1985, no. 249).

Sunday Morning, 2 October 1994, General Session
Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, directed by Jerold D. Ottley, with organist John Longhurst: “The Morning Breaks” (Hymns, 1985, no. 1); “Father in Heaven, We Do Believe” (Hymns, 1985, no. 180); “God So Loved the World” (The Choirbook, p. 28); “Come, O Thou King of Kings” (Hymns, 1985, no. 59); “I Know That My Redeemer Lives” (Hymns, 1985, no. 136); “Come, We That Love the Lord” (Hymns, 1985, no. 119); “Sweet Is the Peace the Gospel Brings” (Hymns, 1985, no. 14).

Sunday Afternoon, 2 October 1994, General Session
Music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, directed by Jerold D. Ottley, with organist Richard Elliott: “In Hymns of Praise” (Hymns, 1985, no. 75); “Dedication” (The Choirbook, p. 45); “High on the Mountain Top” (Hymns, 1985, no. 5); “We Have Partaken of Thy Love” (Hymns, 1985, no. 155).


On the cover: The Mountain of the Lord’s House, by Glen S. Hopkinson, oil on canvas, 30″ x 40″, 1991. Courtesy of Hans and Deanne Kuhni.


Inside front cover: Journey’s End, by Derek Hegsted, oil on board, 30″ x 24″, 1994. This painting represents the text of the Savior: “Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord” (Matt. 25:21).


Inside back cover: The Dedication of the Vernal Tabernacle, by David R. Ahrnsbrak, oil on panel, 15″ x 23″, 1984. Courtesy of Kathleen Merkley McOmber. This scene portrays the events of 24–25 August 1907, when the Uintah Tabernacle in Vernal, Utah, was dedicated by President Joseph F. Smith. In February 1994, the First Presidency announced plans to “use the shell of the building, restoring its original outside appearance and creating within a beautiful temple,” preserving the tabernacle “as a memorial to the faithful people who built it with much sacrifice a century ago.” Additional space will be added to the tabernacle’s eastern end. The tabernacle, a prominent structure in the early 1900s, remains a significant landmark in Vernal today.