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LDS Church announces Friday memorial service

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The following announcement was released by the public affairs office of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints:

"In response to President George W. Bush's call for a national day of prayer

and remembrance on Friday, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will hold two national memorial services originating from the Tabernacle on Temple Square in Salt Lake City. The services will be broadcast via the Church satellite system to meetinghouses at noon local time in the four continental U.S. time zones.

"President Gordon B. Hinckley will conduct the service and President Thomas

S. Monson and President James E. Faust will offer prayers. The service

will begin with the Nauvoo Bell, a long-established symbol of religious

freedom, ringing for three minutes. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will sing

selections from Brahms Requiem and other hymns of faith and consolation.

The program also will include congregational hymns, as well as readings

and a moment of silence.

"In Salt Lake City the general public is invited to attend the services in

the Tabernacle at either 10 a.m. or noon MDT. The two services

will feature identical programs. No tickets are required. Doors will open

approximately one hour prior to each program. Ushers will assist with

seating.

"The 10 a.m. service will be broadcast live at noon EDT to

meetinghouses throughout the eastern United States. Chapels in the Midwest

will receive a rebroadcast at noon CDT.

"The second service, at noon MDT, will be broadcast live to

meetinghouses throughout the Mountain time zone. KBYU Channel 11 will air

the broadcast live. The service will be rebroadcast at noon PDT."

The broadcast will also be carried on the Internet at www.lds.org and will be

available to listen on demand soon after the broadcast.