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

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On Wednesday, September 20th. Mt Moriah #39 will hold an Entered Apprentice Degree at 7PM. All Brothers and visiting Brothers are welcome.

Come and join us for Family Dinner on Wednesday, September 13th at 6:30. All Brothers, visiting Brothers, prospective members, friends, and family are invited.

Mount Moriah #39 will meet again after our summer break on Wednesday, September 6th.

  • We will have a casual dinner from 6:30 to 7:30. The dinner is open to all Brothers, visiting Brothers, and prospective members.
  • At 7:30 we will have our Stated Meeting. The dinner is open to all Brothers and visiting Brothers.
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From the East
WM Tony York

Welcome back, we are excited to resume our year and get back to our degree work, social events and lodge activities.  As our Fall calendar is very full of pending degrees and events, I have provided our projected calendar for the remaining of my year as Master of Mount Moriah.

As I pause to reflect on my year and look forward to the fall, I would like to thank the brothers for their support and assistance. I am keenly aware that I am a temporary custodian of the East and only as successful as the level of support of my officers and my fellow Brothers!!

Thank you everyone for your efforts in making my year successful. As we move forward I encourage you to come and get involved with the lodge. If I can help you be involved with the lodge or event, please let me know how I can support you in this endeavor.

For those that are able, please consider making plans to attend this year’s Grand Lodge Sessions, November 12-14, at the Orleans in support of our Brother and Most Worshipful Grand Master Gerald Ogle. Registration information will soon be available at Nevada Grand Lodge Website.


From the West
Bro Dennis Ashley

It is time for us to resume work and what a full schedule we have this month.  We each have a duty to, behave in an orderly fashion, work true and faithfully, learn and expand on our basic obligations while promoting the benefits of Masonry in society.  We will always recognize, adhere to and promote that the preferment among MASONS is grounded on Worth and personal merit only.

I have a newfound enthusiasm for Masonry while anticipating your legitimate trust, of my worthiness to place the advancement of the lodge into my care.  I have retained a belief after careful study that a lodge led by capable and enterprising officers will remain functional and fully vibrant.  Engaging our more experienced Brothers about preparing the lesser informed Brother for leadership is more important now more than ever.

Let’s make Freemasonry meaningful and purposeful in our community, at the same time letting our Grand Lodge know a lodge officer’s job is no sinecure; and let’s devote the time, energy and effort that the duties and responsibilities of Masonic office requires. Welcome back All.


From the South
Bro Eric Willson

I hope everyone had a great summer!  The heat was over the top this year.
The dinner this month is on the 13th, of Sept. 2017 at 6:30 PM and we will be having fried chicken with assorted sides.  Invite your friends!  I look forward to seeing you all.


From the Secretary
Bro Larry Kessler, PM

The 2018 Dues Notice will be sent out this year in November, because the year 2017 cards will run out on December 31, 2017, in this way we will get the dues paid on time. This is when the dues notices wear originally sent out not in the spring or summer like they had been sent in years past.

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Mount Moriah #39 has the following upcoming events.

  • 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 in honor of the Grand Master 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. Thanksgiving-style menu.
  • 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.

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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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

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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.

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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.

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