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GRACE - Can you give me any quotation or scriptural verse, that says when we are inside the sacrament meeting we need to avoid speaking handshaking, or anything that can distact the Spirit?
JOEL - The Church Handbook Says:
"Members should be taught to make the time before sacrament meeting a period of prayerful meditation as they prepare spiritually for the sacrament. The bishopric encourages families to arrive on time and to sit together."
Elder Russell M. Nelson said with regards to preparing ourselves for Sacrament meeting:
"We are seated well before the meeting begins. During that quiet interval, prelude music is subdued. This is not a time for conversation or transmission of messages but a period of prayerful meditation as leaders and members prepare spiritually for the sacrament” (Liahona, Aug. 2004, 13; Ensign, Aug. 2004, 27).
Elder Dallin H. Oaks:
During sacrament meeting—and especially during the sacrament service—we should concentrate on worship and refrain from all other activities, especially from behavior that could interfere with the worship of others. Sacrament meeting is not a time for reading books or magazines. Young people, it is not a time for whispered conversations on cell phones or for texting persons at other locations (Ensign, Nov. 2008)
The Bishop of a ward should set the tone of reverence in sacrament meeting and remind members that once they enter the chapel not to talk or visit just before sacrament meeting starts and during.