Summary for the 183rd Annual General Conference

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    Saturday Morning, April 6, 2013, General Session

    Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson. Conducting: President Dieter F. Uchtdorf. Invocation: Elder Randall K. Bennett. Benediction: Jean A. Stevens. Music by the Tabernacle Choir; Mack Wilberg and Ryan Murphy, directors; Richard Elliott and Andrew Unsworth, organists: “Redeemer of Israel,” Hymns, no. 6; “In Hymns of Praise,” Hymns, no. 75; “Hark, All Ye Nations!” Hymns, no. 264, arr. Wilberg; “Let Us All Press On,” Hymns, no. 243; “Faith,” Children’s Songbook, 96, arr. Elliott, unpublished; “My Redeemer Lives,” Hymns, no. 135, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

    Saturday Afternoon, April 6, 2013, General Session

    Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson. Conducting: President Henry B. Eyring. Invocation: Russell T. Osguthorpe. Benediction: Elder J. Devn Cornish. Music by a combined choir from Brigham Young University; Ronald Staheli and Rosalind Hall, directors; Bonnie Goodliffe, organist: “Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee,” Hymns, no. 141, arr. Staheli, pub. Jackman; “Did You Think to Pray?” Hymns, no. 140, arr. Johnson, pub. Johnson; “Rejoice, the Lord Is King!” Hymns, no. 66; “More Holiness Give Me,” Hymns, no. 131, arr. Staheli, pub. Jackman.

    Saturday Evening, April 6, 2013, Priesthood Session

    Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson. Conducting: President Dieter F. Uchtdorf. Invocation: Elder Ronald A. Rasband. Benediction: Larry M. Gibson. Music by a priesthood choir from young single adult stakes in Salt Lake City, Utah; Justin Bills, director; Clay Christiansen, organist: “Arise, O God, and Shine,” Hymns, no. 265, arr. Wilberg, pub. Oxford; “Nearer, My God, to Thee,” Hymns, no. 100, arr. Bills, unpublished; “Hope of Israel,” Hymns, no. 259; “Ye Elders of Israel,” Hymns, no. 319, arr. Bills, unpublished.

    Sunday Morning, April 7, 2013, General Session

    Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson. Conducting: President Henry B. Eyring. Invocation: Elder Steven E. Snow. Benediction: Elder O. Vincent Haleck. Music by the Tabernacle Choir; Mack Wilberg, director; Andrew Unsworth and Clay Christiansen, organists: “Go Forth with Faith,” Hymns, no. 263; “Let Zion in Her Beauty Rise,” Hymns, no. 41, arr. Kasen, pub. Jackman; “Come, Follow Me,” Hymns, no. 116, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah,” Hymns, no. 83; “Where Love Is,” Children’s Songbook, 138, arr. Cardon, unpublished; “Come, Come, Ye Saints,” Hymns, no. 30, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

    Sunday Afternoon, April 7, 2013, General Session

    Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson. Conducting: President Dieter F. Uchtdorf. Invocation: Carole M. Stephens. Benediction: Elder Larry Y. Wilson. Music by the Tabernacle Choir; Mack Wilberg and Ryan Murphy, directors; Linda Margetts and Bonnie Goodliffe, organists: “Come, Ye Children of the Lord,” Hymns, no. 58, arr. Murphy, unpublished; “Tell Me the Stories of Jesus,” Children’s Songbook, 57, arr. Murphy, unpublished; “Now Let Us Rejoice,” Hymns, no. 3; “Lord, Dismiss Us with Thy Blessing,” Hymns, no. 163, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

    Saturday Evening, March 30, 2013, General Young Women Meeting

    Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson. Conducting: Elaine S. Dalton. Invocation: Ella Edgley. Benediction: Emily Maxwell. Music by a Young Women choir from stakes in Highland, Utah; Merrilee Webb, director; Linda Margetts, organist: “High on the Mountain Top,” Hymns, no. 5, with “Arise” descant; “In That Holy Place,” DeFord, pub. DeFord; “More Holiness Give Me,” Hymns, no. 131, arr. Goates, unpublished; “O Thou Rock of Our Salvation,” Hymns, no. 258, arr. Kasen, pub. Jackman; “Let Zion in Her Beauty Rise,” Hymns, no. 41, arr. Webb, unpublished.

    Conference Talks Available

    To access general conference talks on the Internet in many languages, visit conference.lds.org. Generally within two months following conference, audio recordings are also available at distribution centers. Recordings for individuals who are deaf are available at languages.lds.org (select ASL) and generally within two months following conference from distribution centers (three DVDs with a signing inset). Audio and Braille files for those who are blind or have low vision are available at lds.org/go/2BU. For more information, call 1-800-537-5971 or log on to store.lds.org.

    Home and Visiting Teaching Messages

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    On the Cover

    Front: Photograph by Leslie Nilsson.

    Back: Photograph by Leslie Nilsson.

    Conference Photography

    Scenes of general conference in Salt Lake City were taken by Cody Bell, Randy Collier, Weston Colton, Scott Davis, Craig Dimond, Lloyd Eldredge, Sarah Jenson, Collin King, Ashlee Larsen, and Leslie Nilsson; in Arizona, USA, by Mindy Sue Evans; in Australia by Colin Ligertwood; in Brasília, Brazil, by Tomé Siqueira; in Sobral, Brazil, by Francisco Flávio Dias Carneiro; in California, USA, by Rhonda Harris; in Chile by Oscar Schmittner; in Denmark by Ann-Mari Lindberg; in Ecuador by Jimmy Padilla Pin; in El Salvador by Josué Peña; in New York, USA, by Mark Weinberg; in Scotland by Sylvia Mary Brown; and in South Africa by Jeremy Rakotomamonjy.