Summary for the 180th Semiannual General Conference

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Saturday Morning, October 2, 2010, General Session

Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson. Conducting: President Henry B. Eyring. Invocation: Elder Octaviano Tenorio. Benediction: Elder Eduardo Gavarret. Music by the Tabernacle Choir; Mack Wilberg and Ryan Murphy, directors; Andrew Unsworth and Clay Christiansen, organists: “Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah,” Hymns, no. 83; “Let Zion in Her Beauty Rise,” Hymns, no. 41; “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet,” Hymns, no. 19, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “Put Your Shoulder to the Wheel,” Hymns, no. 252; “Tell Me the Stories of Jesus,” Children’s Songbook, 57, arr. Murphy, unpublished; “The Morning Breaks,” Hymns, no. 1, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

Saturday Afternoon, October 2, 2010, General Session

Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson. Conducting: President Henry B. Eyring. Invocation: Elder Claudio D. Zivic. Benediction: Elder Jorge F. Zeballos. Music by a family choir from Sandy and Draper, Utah; Timothy Workman, director; Linda Margetts, organist: “Come, Ye Children of the Lord,” Hymns, no. 58, arr. Lyon, pub. Jackman; “Beautiful Zion, Built Above,” Hymns, no. 44; “Lord, I Would Follow Thee,” Hymns, no. 220; “Home,” Children’s Songbook, 192, arr. Dayley, unpublished.

Saturday Evening, October 2, 2010, Priesthood Session

Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson. Conducting: President Dieter F. Uchtdorf. Invocation: Elder Marcos A. Aidukaitis. Benediction: Elder James J. Hamula. Music by a priesthood choir from the Provo Missionary Training Center; Douglas Brenchley and Ryan Eggett, directors; Richard Elliott, organist: “Hark, All Ye Nations!” Hymns, no. 264, arr. Ipson, unpublished; “Go, Ye Messengers of Heaven,” Hymns, no. 327; “High on the Mountain Top,” Hymns, no. 5; “Called to Serve,” Hymns, no. 249, arr. Boothe, unpublished.

Sunday Morning, October 3, 2010, General Session

Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson. Conducting: President Dieter F. Uchtdorf. Invocation: Elder Gérald Caussé. Benediction: Elder Carlos A. Godoy. Music by the Tabernacle Choir; Mack Wilberg, director; Clay Christiansen and Richard Elliott, organists: “Truth Eternal,” Hymns, no. 4; “Jehovah, Lord of Heaven and Earth,” Hymns, no. 269; “Dear to the Heart of the Shepherd,” Hymns, no. 221, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “Redeemer of Israel,” Hymns, no. 6; “Love One Another,” Hymns, no. 308, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “Now Let Us Rejoice,” Hymns, no. 3, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

Sunday Afternoon, October 3, 2010, General Session

Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson. Conducting: President Dieter F. Uchtdorf. Invocation: Elder Lawrence E. Corbridge. Benediction: Bishop H. David Burton. Music by the Tabernacle Choir; Mack Wilberg and Ryan Murphy, directors; Bonnie Goodliffe, organist: “Come, Rejoice,” Hymns, no. 9, arr. Murphy, unpublished; “Lead, Kindly Light,” Hymns, no. 97, arr. Wilberg, unpublished; “I Am a Child of God,” Hymns, no. 301; “Sing We Now at Parting,” Hymns, no. 156, arr. Wilberg, unpublished.

Saturday Evening, September 25, 2010, General Relief Society Meeting

Presiding: President Thomas S. Monson. Conducting: Julie B. Beck. Invocation: Sharon L. Eubank. Benediction: Marsha G. Beck. Music by a Relief Society choir from stakes in Kearns, Utah; Cathy Jolley, director; Linda Margetts, organist: “Count Your Blessings,” Hymns, no. 241, arr. Kasen, pub. Jackman; “Carry On,” Hymns, no. 255, arr. Nielsen and Boothe, unpublished (French horns: Kristina Orcutt Tollefson, Mary Lampros, and Claire Grover); “More Holiness Give Me,” Hymns, no. 131, arr. Beebe, pub. Larice; “The Spirit of God,” Hymns, no. 2, arr. DeFord, unpublished (flutes: Tia Jaynes and Natalie Hall; vocal soloists: Katherine Dowse, Olivia Dowse, Megan Dowse Broughton, Jayni Dowse, Sally Dowse Duffin, and Sofia Lee Dowse).

Conference Talks Available

To access general conference talks on the Internet in many languages, visit conference.lds.org. Then select a language. Generally within two months following conference, recordings are also available at distribution centers.

Home and Visiting Teaching Messages

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On the Cover

Front: Photograph by Les Nilsson. Back: Photograph by Welden C. Andersen.

Conference Photography

Scenes of general conference in Salt Lake City were taken by Craig Dimond, Welden C. Andersen, John Luke, Matthew Reier, Christina Smith, Les Nilsson, Scott Davis, Lindsay Briggs, Cody Bell, Mark Weinberg, Weston Colton, Rod Boam, and Sarah Carabine; in Argentina by Lucio Fleytas; in Brazil by Laureni Fochetto and Ana Claudia Soli; in Dominican Republic by Krista Groll; in Ireland by Farris Gerard; in Italy by Alessandro Dini Ciacci; in New Zealand by Victoria Taupau; in South Africa by Kevin Cooney; in Sweden by Jens Rydgren; and in Uruguay by Abel Gómez Pereyra. Portrait of President Monson by Busath Photography.