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The following is excerpted from the Deseret News. To read the full article, CLICK HERE.

While explaining the new format for Sunday worship services, Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles wanted to make one point clear.

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“There is so much more to this adjustment than just shortening the Sunday meetinghouse schedule,” the apostle said. “This Sunday schedule allows more time for a home evening and to study the gospel at home on Sunday, or at other times as individuals and families may choose.”

Shortly after the announcement, a letter from the First Presidency and some frequently asked questions were posted on the church’s Newsroom site.

Here are six takeaways that will hopefully help members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, commonly called the Mormon church, better understand how Sunday services will proceed starting in 2019.

1. Sacrament meetings should have minimal announcements. Local church leaders should give consideration to speakers, hymns and musical numbers.

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