6 October 1940
Minutes of the Testimony Meeting of the Council Bluffs Branch held at the Church at 11 a.m. Sunday October 6, 1940.
President Emil H. Uryss presiding and conducting. Elizabeth Charles playing the organ and Madeline Meidlinger directing the singing. Song #194 – “Sweet Sabbath Day.” Prayer, Br. Francis A. Charles (Seventy). Song #192, “O God, the Eternal Father.” Sacrament Gem conducted by Sister Myrtle Tartar.
Sacrament administered to by Cortland B. Tisher (Priest) and James F. Foster (Elder) and passed by Alfred C. Meidlinger (Teacher) and J. Fred Evans Jr. and Theron Tisher (Deacons).
The following, having been baptized by Priest Cortland B. Tisher at a Baptismal Service held at 9 a.m. today, were confirmed members of the Church as indicated.
Ramona Fae Thompson by Br. Francis A. Charles.
Partricia Ann Thompson by Pres. Emil H. Uryss.
Joan Thompson by Br. Edward A. Graham.
The Primary Association then separated for regular class work.
Pres. Emil H. Uryss explained the Lincoln Branch Building Fund campaign and urged all who could to contribute and to receive kindly the Members of the Finance Committee of our Branch. He also spoke on the laws of Tithing and Fast Offering and the desirability of everyone trying to live up to these commandments as well as all the covenants made with our Father in Heaven and bore his testimony to the truthfulness of the Gospel.
The time was then turned over to those present to bear their testimonies and the following did so. Sis. Myrtle Tarter, Cortland B. Tisher, Br. Francis A. Charles, Sis. Bessie Graham, Elder Walter Miller (Missionary), Matilda J. Hart, James F. Foster, Irene Hansen, Elder Wm. A. Brim (Missionary).
Primary Ass’n reassembled at 12:05 P.M. Song #38, “Parting Hymn.” Bene. – Br. Edward A. Graham (Elder). Members 37, Non Members 2, Total Present 39.
13 October 1940
Minutes of Council Bluffs Branch Sacrament Meeting held Sunday Oct. 13, 1940 at 6:30 P.M. in the Church at 9th St and Ave A. Elizabeth Charles at the organ and Madeline Meidlinger directing. President Emil H. Uryss presiding. Meeting under the direction of the Genealogical Society with Sister Agnes Larsen conducting.
Song #92 “Beautiful Zion Built Above.” Prayer Br. Elmer W. Farrar. Song #291 “God, Our Father, hear Us Pray.”
Sac. Administered to by James F. Foster and Cortland E. Tisher (Elders) (Passed by same)
Sister Irene Hansen gave talk on the merits of the Improvement Era, encouraging the saints to subscribe to this magazine. Mention was also made of a drive to be made to put this magazine in the Home.
Sister Margaret Hart gave a talk regarding the Genealogical work, the importance of the weekly meetings and what it means to us.
Miss. Dist. Pres. Walter Miller spoke on Genealogical work: The importance of this work; taking care of the work for our dead; the building of Temples in order that this work could be accomplished. Reference made to Pres. Brigham Young selecting the spot on which the Salt Lake Temple was built.
Piano Solo “Blueberry Hill” by Harriet Urld.
J. Fred Evans Sr. also spoke on Geneology work and Temple work.
Song #200 “Take Courage Saints.” Bene- Sis. Myrtle Tartar. Members 51, Non Members 3, Total 54
20 October 1940
Minutes of Council Bluffs Branch Sacrament Meeting held Sunday Evening Oct. 20, 1940 at 6:30 P.M. in the Church at 9th St. and Ave A.
Pres Emil H. Uryss presiding and Br. Burton L. Curtis conducting. Elizabeth Charles playing the organ and Madeline Meidlinger directing the singing.
Announcements by Pres. Emil H. Uryss. Song #102 “We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet.” Prayer, Elder Wm. Alman Brim (Missionary). Song #133, “Redeemer of Israel.”
Sac. Administered to by J. Fred Evans (Seventy) and Cortland B. Tisher (Priest).
Vocal Solo, “Hosannah” by Miss Mary Alice Cahill acc. by Mrs. E. Cahill.
Frances Meidlinger gave a talk on “Repentance.”
Vocal Solo – Miss Cahill acc. by Mrs. Cahill.
Br. [blank] Barton from Omaha spoke on “Our Heritage” – Do we appreciate our Liberty, etc.”
Song #126, “Zion Stands With Hills Surrounded.” Bene, Elder Ralph W. Kauer (Missionary). Members 58, Non Members 4, Total 62.
27 October 1940
Minutes of Council Bluffs Branch Sacrament Meeting held Sunday Evening Oct. 27, 1940 at 6:30 P.M. Elizabeth Charles playing the organ and Madeline Meidlinger directing the singing. Meeting under the direction of the Missionaries with Pres. Emil H. Uryss presiding and Dist. Pres. Walter Miller conducting.
Song #102, “We Thank Thee O God For a Prophet.” Prayer Sr. Frances Meidlinger. Song #110, “Guide Me To Thee.”
Sacrament administered to by Br. Francis A. Charles (Seventy) and Elder Wm. A. Brim (Missionary) assisted by Jack Wright (Teacher), George Larson (Priest) and Alfred Meidlinger (Teacher)
Announcements by Pres. Emil H. Uryss.
Vocal Duet, “I’ll go where you want me to go, Dear Lord,” by Martha and Lillian Bell acc. by Mrs. Letha Urise.
Elder T. Earl Tuckett spoke on “The Law of Tithing” and the “United Order.” We must work out our own Salvation.
Vocal Solo: Madeline Meidlinger.
Elder Bruce Tueller spoke on “Tithing.”
Vocal solo: Elder T. Earl Tuckett
Elder Ralph W. Kauer spoke on “By their Fruits ye shall know them.”
Song #218, “Count your Many Blessings.” Bene – Br J. Fred Evans (Seventy). Members 67, Non Members 4, Total 70.