The 186th Semiannual General Conference

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Saturday Evening, September 24, 2016, General Women’s Session

Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson.

Conducting: Linda K. Burton.

Invocation: Denise Lindberg.

Benediction: Bonnie H. Cordon.

Music by a Young Women choir from stakes in Ogden, Huntsville, and Morgan, Utah; Cherilyn Worthen, director; Bonnie Goodliffe, organist: “Arise, O Glorious Zion,” Hymns, no. 40, arr. Warby, unpublished; “If I Listen with My Heart,” DeFord, arr. Warby, unpublished; “How Firm a Foundation,” Hymns, no. 85, arr. Kasen, pub. by Jackman; “I Know That My Redeemer Lives,” Hymns, no. 136.

Saturday Morning, October 1, 2016, General Session

Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson.

Conducting: President Henry B. Eyring.

Invocation: Joy D. Jones.

Benediction: Elder Marcus B. Nash.

Music by the Tabernacle Choir; Mack Wilberg and Ryan Murphy, directors; Andrew Unsworth and Clay Christiansen, organists: “Sweet Is the Work,” Hymns, no. 147; “With Songs of Praise,” Hymns, no. 71; “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet,” Hymns, no. 19; “Redeemer of Israel,” Hymns, no. 6; “Take Time to Be Holy,” Longstaff, arr. Longhurst, pub. by Jackman; “If the Way Be Full of Trial, Weary Not,” Sweney, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

Saturday Afternoon, October 1, 2016, General Session

Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson.

Conducting: President Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

Invocation: Elder Daniel L. Johnson.

Benediction: Elder Allen D. Haynie.

Music by a combined choir from the Provo Missionary Training Center; Ryan Eggett and Elmo Keck, directors; Linda Margetts and Bonnie Goodliffe, organists: “Joseph Smith’s First Prayer,” Hymns, no. 26, arr. Kasen, pub. by Jackman; “Baptism,” Children’s Songbook, 100, arr. Gates, pub. by Jackman; “Called to Serve,” Hymns, no. 249; “I’ll Go Where You Want Me to Go,” Hymns, no. 270, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “Hope of Israel,” Hymns, no. 259, arr. Schank, unpublished.

Saturday Evening, October 1, 2016, General Priesthood Session

Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson.

Conducting: President Henry B. Eyring.

Invocation: Elder Paul B. Pieper.

Benediction: Elder Bruce D. Porter.

Music by a Melchizedek Priesthood choir from stakes in West Valley City and Magna, Utah; Kenny Wiser, director; Richard Elliott, organist: “Ye Elders of Israel” (Men), Hymns, no. 319, arr. Spiel, unpublished; “Love at Home,” Hymns, no. 294, arr. Manookin, pub. by Jackman; “Now Let Us Rejoice,” Hymns, no. 3; “You Can Make the Pathway Bright,” Hymns, no. 228, arr. Zabriskie, pub. by Holy Sheet Music.

Sunday Morning, October 2, 2016, General Session

Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson.

Conducting: President Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

Invocation: Elder Christoffel Golden.

Benediction: Devin G. Durrant.

Music by the Tabernacle Choir; Mack Wilberg, director; Clay Christiansen and Richard Elliott, organists: “My Redeemer Lives,” Hymns, no. 135; “In Hymns of Praise,” Hymns, no. 75, arr. Wilberg; “On This Day of Joy and Gladness,” Hymns, no. 64, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “I Am a Child of God,” Hymns, no. 301; “My Heavenly Father Loves Me,” Children’s Songbook, 228, arr. Hofheins and Christiansen, unpublished; “Come, Ye Thankful People,” Hymns, no. 94, arr. Wilberg, pub. by Oxford.

Sunday Afternoon, October 2, 2016, General Session

Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson.

Conducting: President Henry B. Eyring.

Invocation: Elder Enrique R. Falabella.

Benediction: Elder Erich W. Kopischke.

Music by the Tabernacle Choir; Mack Wilberg and Ryan Murphy, directors; Bonnie Goodliffe and Linda Margetts, organists: “Oh Say, What Is Truth?” Hymns, no. 272, arr. Longhurst, pub. by Jackman; “Lead, Kindly Light,” Hymns, no. 97, arr. Wilberg, pub. by Jackman; “High on the Mountain Top,” Hymns, no. 5; “I’ll Follow Him in Faith,” Perry, arr. Murphy, unpublished; “Let Us All Press On,” Hymns, no. 243, arr. Elliott.

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On the Cover

Front: Photograph by Ashlee Larsen.

Back: Photograph by Ale Borges.

Conference Photography

Photographs in Salt Lake City were taken by Cody Bell, Ale Borges, Randy Collier, Weston Colton, Nate Edwards, Ashlee Larsen, Leslie Nilsson, Matt Reier, and Christina Smith; of apartment building in Germany, by Daniel G. Dornelles; of Harriet Uchtdorf family and missionaries, courtesy of the Uchtdorf family.