Mt Moriah #39 - F&AM - Henderson, NV

Worshipful Brother Keir Hales is hosting a pool party at his home this summer for Brothers and their families.

  • Sunday, July 2 from 1-5 PM.
  • RSVP in advance directly to Brother Hales.
  • Attendance is limited to Mt Moriah #39 Brothers of all degrees, their families and kids.
  • Kids will be welcome to enjoy the sprinklers, so bring bathing suits for them.
  • You are welcome to bring a side dish, salad, or dessert to share, if you feel compelled to bring something.
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Mount Moriah #39 has the following upcoming events.

  • Wednesday, June 7 – Casual Dinner at 6:30, Stated Meeting 7:30. All Brothers and visiting Brothers and prospective members are invited to dinner. The meeting at 7:30 is for all Brothers and visiting Brothers.
  • Saturday, June 24 – Our Brothers at Vegas Lodge #32 will be hosting a Table Lodge in honor of the 300th Anniversary of the Grand Lodge of England. Please check their website for details.
  • Wednesday, September 6 –  Casual Dinner at 6:30, Stated Meeting 7:30. All Brothers and visiting Brothers and prospective members are invited to dinner. The meeting at 7:30 is for all Brothers and visiting Brothers.
  • Wednesday, September 13 – Family Dinner 6:30. Open to all Brothers, visiting Brothers, family, friends, invited guests, and prospective members.
  • Wednesday, September 20 – Entered Apprentice Degree at 7pm. All Brothers and visiting Brothers are welcome.
  • Wednesday, September 27 – Master Mason Degree at 7 PM. All Brothers and visiting Brothers are welcome.
  • Wednesday, October 4 – Casual Dinner at 6:30, Stated Meeting 7:30. All Brothers and visiting Brothers and prospective members are invited to dinner. The meeting at 7:30 is for all Brothers and visiting Brothers.
  • Wednesday, October 11 – Family Dinner 6:30. Open to all Brothers, visiting Brothers, family, friends, invited guests, and prospective members.
  • Wednesday, October 18 –  Master Mason Degree at 7 PM. This degree will be run exclusively by Past Masters. All Brothers and visiting Brothers are welcome.
  • Wednesday, October 25 –  TBD
  • Wednesday, November 1 – Special Dinner at 6:30, Stated Meeting 7:30. All Brothers and visiting Brothers and prospective members are invited to dinner. The meeting at 7:30 is for all Brothers and visiting Brothers. This meeting will also be the Grand Master’s Official Visitation and Homecoming.
  • Wednesday, November 8 – Family Dinner 6:30. Open to all Brothers, visiting Brothers, family, friends, invited guests, and prospective members.
  • Sunday – Tuesday, November 12-14 – 153rd Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Nevada
  • November 15 – No Meeting – Grand Lodge
  • November 22 – No Meeting – Thanksgiving
  • Wednesday, November 29 – TBD
  • Wednesday, December 6 – Casual Dinner at 6:30, Stated Meeting 7:30. All Brothers and visiting Brothers and prospective members are invited to dinner. Elections will be held at the meeting. The meeting at 7:30 is for all Brothers and visiting Brothers.
Holy Bible, Masonic Square and Compasses

From the East
WM Tony York

Greeting Brethren,

Thank you everyone who helped with and attended the Widows Dinner on May 10th.

As part of the Nevada Masonic observation of community education, I will be participating at Laura Dearing Elem. School for career day on June 7th.  I am calling on all available brothers to come and participate even if you are retired you are welcome to talk on your previous profession. Those available please sign up through Worshipful Brother Eric Holder.

As we come to summer, I encourage the brothers to continue maintain contact with your fellow brothers. The Summer is also a perfect time to work on any degree part you would like to be involved with presenting and for lodge officers looking to move to other chairs please learn the next chair of interest over the Summer. When we return in September, we have a very full month so if we would love see you at September event if you can’t make June Stated.

From the West
Bro Dennis Ashley

Please have a SAFE & BLISSFULL summer!!!

From the South
Bro Eric Willson

At the Stated meeting in June we will be serving
Spaghetti and Meatballs, I hope everyone enjoys their Summer.

From the Secretary
Bro Larry Kessler, PM

Mt. Moriah Lodge needs to Honor our fallen and here is one way.
I’m the American Flag
I’m the American flag, I will speak. Listen! I’m proud of my country. I’m not just some piece of cloth with Red, White Strips and Blue markings, I’m more than that, for yes, in spite of all her sins, and they are many, in spite of her shame, and she is not without her share of shame, I am still proud of America.
Show me any other country that is stainless, spotless, sinless or shameless over whose people I could fly with greater honor. I’m proud to fly over my imperfect America. For I know of no other people who have been swifter to unselfishly spend billions of dollars sailing strange seas, soaring through unfamiliar skies, to rescue beleaguered, besieged people with skin colors, facial features, foreign religions, that all seemed odd to the eyes of kids from Peoria, Illinois and Sioux City, Iowa. But, their hearts never noticed for the young G.I.’s saw them only as oppressed, tortured, fellow human beings who were hurting and crying for help.
Our crew cut American soldiers, with pluck, ploughed on through the mud, leaving a trail of their own blood behind as they liberated people they had never seen before and would never see again. And along the way they found time to deliver babies of primitive mothers and pass out chewing gum and candy to children.
And with the peace they simply went home to Mom, asking no thanks and expecting no monuments, surely never aiming to conquer territory or build a world empire!
I’m proud of my people’s gifts to the world.
For two hundred years, I’ve been packed up in the trunks and suitcases of doctors, clergymen, missionaries, educators and along with the soldiers. Together we traveled to Africa, China, Germany, India, Japan and the uttermost parts of the earth to share the good life we were enjoying in America. Here these ambassadors built institutions that still stand today – hospitals, schools, and churches.
For no other country knows greater freedom than my country.
Freedom to each man, woman and child, to choose his life’s work as doctor, lawyer, astronaut or agriculturist.
Freedom to travel from state to state without armed guards at state borders demanding to see passports.
Freedom to try and succeed.
Freedom to fail and not be cast in prison for failure.
Freedom to speak, write, praise, question or criticize anyone, no matter how high his station or rank, and not fear a wiretap on the telephone or a knock at the door at night.
Freedom to save and build a fortune you may give away at the end of your life to your family, church or friends.
Freedom to worship or not to worship, as the mind and heart dictate.
Every Saturday I am found in Jewish temples where I hear the worshipers chant: “Hear, 0 Israel: the Lord our God is one Lord.”
And on Sundays in Catholic churches I hear them repeat: “Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.”
And in Protestant churches I hear them sing: “What a friend we have in Jesus, All our sins and grief’s to bear.”
Yes! I am the American Flag, proud of the opportunities in my country.
Freedom to borrow and build, to buy and sell, to make an honest profit in return for real service sincerely offered.
Freedom to start your own business and become a capitalist, to create dignified job opportunities for people who want to know pride of honestly working for a living.
I am proud of the harvest of our land; corn, wheat, cotton, apples, nuts, cherries, oranges, pineapples. I see the harvest of my fifty states, and I am proud. Let’s be proud of our country!
Look at the fruit of her hand, for out of factories and laboratories an endless creations of new products flows forth: Look at the fruit of her hand, for out of factories and laboratories an endless creation of new products flows forth:

  • wonder drugs and vaccines to destroy ancient plagues that for centuries children and struck terror in hearts of mothers every time they felt a fever on child’s brow.
  • tools to handle any task, to reach the moon, to move mountains, or to penetrate and photograph the inside of a human heart.
  • tools made of iron, tools made of plastic, tools made of diamonds
  • tools made of glass, tools made of laser beams.

I am proud of my country; I say be proud that you’re an American.
Be proud! Be confident! Be bold!
You can do anything you want to do!
You can climb any mountain! For the possibilities are unlimited!
Except as you limit them with a cynical, bitter, negative attitude! Yes, when you see me flying in legislative halls, schools, court houses and churches, listen to the rustle of my stars and stripes as I cry out to every boy and girl, every man and woman – Dream your dreams! Dare to believe! You can make it in America!
I’m the American Flag

Antique Square and Compass on a white background

Vegas Lodge #32 will be hosting a table lodge on June 24th at 6:30PM. This Table Lodge is specifically in honor of the 300th Anniversary of the founding of the Grand Lodge of England.

This promises to be a fantastic event with a six-course meal, souvenir glasses, entertainment, guest speakers, and more. Tickets are $15 and the event is open to friends and family. Learn more and buy tickets by contacting Vegas Lodge #32.

Trestleboard of Designs

On Wednesday, May 31st, Mt Moriah #39 will open at 7PM for a Fellowcraft Degree. We are expecting to have two Brothers advancing. All Brothers and visiting Brothers are welcome!

Holy Bible, Square, and Compass, arranged for the first degree on Psalm 133.

Mt Moriah #39 will open on the First Degree on Wednesday, May 24th at 7 PM for hearing two EA proficiencies.

All Brothers and visiting Brothers are welcome.

Mount Moriah #39 will hold a public lecture on Masonry on Wednesday, May 17th at 7 PM.

The topic will be Freemasonry in the Fabric of America, presented by Worshipful Brother Alan from Nevada Lodge of Research #2 and Mount Moriah #39.

This lecture is open to all Brothers, visiting Brothers, prospective members, friends, and family.

Mt Moriah #39 will be holding a family dinner on Wednesday, May 10th, at 6:30. We will be honoring Masonic Widows. All Brothers, visiting Brothers, prospective members, family, friends, and of course Masonic Widows are invited.

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Mount Moriah #39 has the following events coming up in May.

Monday, May 1 – Henderson Temple Association meeting at 6:00
Wednesday, May 3 – Casual Dinner at 6:30, Stated Meeting 7:30. All Brothers and visiting Brothers and prospective members are invited to dinner. The meeting at 7:30 is for all Brothers and visiting Brothers.
Wednesday, May 10 – Family Dinner 6:30. This dinner is specifically to honor our Masonic widows. Open to all Brothers, visiting Brothers, family, friends, invited guests, prospective members, and certainly, all Masonic widows.
Wednesday, May 17 – Education at 7PM. The topic will be Freemasonry in the Fabric of America, presented by Worshipful Brother Alan from Nevada Lodge of Research #2 and Mount Moriah #39. This lecture is open to all Brothers, visiting Brothers, prospective members, friends, and family.
Wednesday, May 24 – Lodge will open at 7PM on the First Degree to hear an EA proficiency. All Brothers and visiting Brothers are welcome.
Wednesday, May 31 – Lodge will open at 7PM for a Fellowcraft Degree. All Brothers and visiting Brothers are welcome.

From the East
WM Tony York

Greeting Brethren,
I want to thank those that represented Mt Moriah at the Nevada Masonic Leadership Conference (Las Vegas) April 21-23, 2017. I hope this event of education and fellowship provided you an opportunity to grow in the Masonic fraternity.
Please join us for our May Family Dinner as we honor our widows. As part of the Nevada Masonic education observation and our community education programs, please help Mt Moriah #39 by volunteering May 10th at Laura Dearing ES to assist with their career day. Those of you that are available please contact Worshipful Brother Eric Holder.
My brethren as summer is fastly approaching please take the time and opportunity to share with your brothers before we close down for three months.

From the West
Bro Dennis Ashley

I would like to thank all our Brothers who attended the NMLC; personally, I would like to see more fraternal gatherings from surrounding bodies.  It just feels great to be around people who have the same vested interests as you.
This month we will be gearing up to wind down, but our responsibilities are not lessened or diminished.  In fact, much more will be expected of us as we return.
So, stay focused and let’s all convince the world that by becoming Master Masons we are better Men.
Also:  LEGENDS ARE BORN IN MAY!!!

From the South
Bro Eric Willson

I hope May finds everyone happy and productive.  The year has passed by quickly, with only a few meals left before elections.  I hope everyone enjoyed Mexican night in April.
This month we will be having pizza and salad for the stated meeting.  On the 10th we will be throwing our annual Widows Dinner.  We will be having a barbeque.  Invite friends and family!
I am looking forward to seeing everyone.

From the Secretary
Bro Larry Kessler, PM

LOUIS S. VANSLYCK, 33°, KYCH
PRESENTED TO COLUMBUS COUNCIL NO. 8, ROYAL& SELECT MASTERS

Up through the first part of the 20th Century quite a few people were probably attracted to Masonry for little more than its entertainment value. New members were eager to join because they heard their friends and associates talking about interesting things that happened in lodge.
With the advent of bowling alleys, movie theaters and, later, television, people found many other means to satisfy their interests. Thus, although Masonry in our time has competition it never had before, it must be offering something to those of us who devote a fair portion of our time and energy to its interests. What might be these attractions?
First, a little bit about Masonic organization. A candidate advances in Masonry by receiving its “degrees.” There are many degrees in Masonry. They generally consist of:

  1. An oath or obligation consisting of certain promises to be a true and worthy member of society generally and the group.
  2. A story or drama section intended to teach some moral principal or lesson in ethics.
  3. A lecture that explains the story and lesson.

Thousands of degrees have been developed over the past three hundred years, most of them before 1900. A few hundred degrees are currently being practiced around the world. Of these, perhaps somewhat more than 50 could be called “common.” In Ohio there are two main sequences of membership degrees: 13 in the York Rite (which includes the lodge) and 29 in the Scottish Rite.
There are some other degrees outside the two rites that would also be considered common, such as the Shrine, Tall Cedars, etc. The common degrees are about the same in other states, but quite different around the world. Both York and Scottish Rites are essentially American concepts, each having older foreign roots. Neither rite works the same rituals in every U.S. state. The same degree name or number does not necessarily equate to the same story or moral lesson from one place to another. Neither does it mean the same thing in one location at different times. So, attempting to count the degrees is simply impossible.
The Masonic system has a hierarchy. Each Masonic degree is worked under the authority of some ruling body: Lodge degrees are worked in lodges; Chapter degrees in chapters, etc.
Lodges hold authority from grand lodges; chapters from grand chapters, etc. In the USA, the grand lodge in each state is recognized as sovereign by all other Masonic groups. This means that grand lodge rules and regulations can limit the independence and autonomy of other Masonic groups.
The term “York Rite” is used to describe an organization of degrees worked out in America around 1800; thus, it is sometimes called the American Rite.
The York Rite is just a name, not a ruling body. It has no charter, constitution, by-laws or officers, but instead refers, as a group, to four independent bodies: Lodge, Chapter, Council and Commandery.
The first, second and third degrees are the Lodge degrees. After receiving the Lodge degrees, a candidate may proceed to either or both the Scottish Rite or remaining York Rite degree sequences.
In the York Rite, the three Council degrees follow the Lodge and Chapter degrees, and are followed by the Commandery degrees. The three Commandery degrees, called “orders,” use the same ritual in all states because all Commanderies work under the common authority of the Grand Encampment of the United States, a national body which controls those degrees and the state “encampments” which charter local Commanderies.
Unlike the York Rite, the Scottish Rite degrees are specifically numbered, starting with the fourth (which is the first Scottish Rite degree offered following the Lodge degrees).
Although the Scottish Rite has its own rituals for the first, second and third degrees, these rituals are, with one or two exceptions, not worked the United States. In most states, Chapter ritual consists of four degrees, Council of three degrees, and Commandery of three orders.
It was mentioned that each degree in Masonry offers a lesson in morals or ethics. Many of these lessons are based on biblical stories, although Masonry does not ask any member to support or belong to a particular faith. As a Mason, one is expected only to believe in God. Hebrews, Christians, Buddhists, etc., can all see God differently through their own faith, but they all see him as the one who created and oversees the universe. Thus, there is a common thread of morality to which followers of every faith can relate.

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