Leeds, Utah, was in the St. George Stake in 1939. As routine as these minutes appear, they can still hold something unexpected — like Church life today, I suppose.
3 September 1939
Minutes of the Leeds Ward Testimony Meeting held Sept 3, 1939. Second Councelor Walter C. Eagar Conducting. Song – O ye Mts High. Prayer by Ross Angell. Song – Guide me to Thee. Sacrament administered by Grant McMullin and Vaughn Cundie assisted by Richard McMullin and John Bushman. Sister Sadie Fuller sustained as second councilor in the Relief Society. Sister Margaret McMullin Bore her Testimony. Bishop Edward McMullin Bore his Testimony. Sister Virginia Bushman Bore her Testimony. Sister Evelyn McMullin bore her Testimony. Brother Ross Angell bore his Testimony. Sister Ethel Sterling bore her Testimony. Song – Secret Prayer. Benediction by John Bushman.
10 September 1939
Minutes of the Leeds Ward Sacrament Meeting held Sept. 10 1939. Second Councelor Walter C. Eagar conducting. Song I’ll serve the Lord while I am young. Prayer by Bro. Willard G. McMullin. Song – As the Dew from Heaven Distilling. Sacrament administered by Elders Floyd McMullin and Vaughn Cundie assisted by John Bushman and Eldon Stirling. Guitar Solo by Ross Angel. Bro Silas Bushman report Stake Conference. Musical selection Vaughn Cundie. Bro. Karl Caldwell talk on Relief Society Magazine. Bishop Edward McMullin Temporal side of Life Song – Angry Words O let them never. Benediction by Eldon Stirling.
17 September 1939
Minutes of the Leeds Ward Sacrament Meeting held Sept 17, 1939. First Councelor Rex Stirling Conducting. Song – For the strength of the Hills. Prayer by Bro. Donald Fuller. Song – Hear us Pray. Sacrament Administered by Elder Lawrence McMullin and Grant McMullin Assisted by Richard McMullin. Bishop Edward McMullin told the members of the Ward that he had ask[ed] for his release as bishop. That when he was called to the bishopric that he knew who is councelors were to be as he saw them in a dream. Brother Wilford McArthur spoke on not keeping men in office to[o] long, that we all have work to do in the Church and all should work in harmony with our bishops. Song by Rhoda Andrus. Brother Orval Hafen spoke on the work of Bishop McMullin and the good work he had done, that Bishops should be leaders of their fellow men. Song by Rhoda Andrus. President W.O. Bentley spoke on missionary work. The way will be opened up so missionaries can fill their missions. Talk on bishops and the selection of Bishops. Gave out slips to have the people wright the name of the man they wanted for their Bishop. Song – Oh it is wonderful. Benediction by Silas A. Bushman.
24 September 1939
Minutes of the Leeds Ward Sacrament meeting held Sept 24, 1939. Bishop Edward McMullin presiding. Song – Sweet Sab[b]ath Day. Prayer by Bro. Karl W. Caldwell. Song – O My Father. Sacrament administered by Elders Donald Fuller and Charles E. Allen assisted by John Bushman and Stewart Allen. Sister Lavinia Fuller spoke on the Book of Mormon. Song by Brother Silas A. Bushman My Task. Brother A.B. Sullivan spoke on Proof we have that God Lives. Song – God be with you. Benediction by Lawrence McMullin
[Bishop Stanley Fuller was sustained on 29 October 1939]