June 2014 Week 1 Topic: Priesthood ordinances bless and strengthen my family.
Prayerfully study and think about what the specific needs of your primary are and how you can teach them this doctrine.
Identify the doctrine: Gather each picture and the papers to put over them. Prepare the poster "Love is Spoken Here". (If you have Sr and Jr sharing time you will want to print out the first page twice) Print the theme poster.
Help the Children Understand the Doctrine: The church has come out with a new, fun resource it is Primary Symbols, in the Media Library. I thought that I would use these cute pictures to help teach the children about priesthood ordinances. Here is a link to each picture to be used: Baptism, Confirmation, Sacrament, Temple Marriage Sealing. I also used these images to make the take home priesthood ordinance printable.
Help them apply the doctrine in their lives: Print the Priesthood Ordinance printable for each child.
Free Printables: (Printing Tip: Click on image to open and then save image to your computer. You can then print the image from your computer.
"Love is Spoken Here" pg 1
"Love is Spoken Here" pg 2
Priesthood Ordinance Printable
Sharing Time Instruction:
Begin sharing time by inviting the primary children to sing the second verse of, "Love is Spoken Here", with you. Put the two posters with the 2nd verse words on the board. After the song invite one child to come up and put a circle around the words that say what thing blesses our families. (They should put a circle around priesthood pow'r). Explain that the song says that our homes are blessed by the strength of priesthood power. Hold up the poster that says, "Priesthood ordinances bless and strengthen my family." Invite the children to repeat the wording with you.
Play a Guessing Game with the children:
Place the following pictures on the board with a piece of paper over them with a number on it. See Number Printables above.
Explain to the primary children that each of the pictures is a picture of a priesthood ordinance that blesses families. Explain that you are going to give them a few clues to each picture and you would like them to guess what the ordinance is and explain how that ordinance can or has strengthened their family. For each picture give the primary children the clues, ask them to raise their hands to guess what ordinance it is. When they have guess the ordinance take the cover paper off and show the picture of the ordinance. Ask the children to tell you how that ordinance can or has strengthened their family. Then go onto the next ordinance.
- This ordinance happen's after a person turns 8 years old.
- This ordinance is performed by someone who holds the Aaronic Priesthood.
How Baptism blesses and strengthens families: When we are baptized we become members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we make special covenants with our Heavenly Father. One of the promises we make is to keep his commandments. When we follow Heavenly Father's commandments we can strengthen and bless our family.
- A person receives the Holy Ghost as a constant companion by this ordinance.
- This ordinance is performed by someone who holds the Melchizedek Priesthood.
How Confirmation blesses and strengthens families: When we are confirmed we receive a special gift. We receive the Holy Ghost to be with us as long as we are doing what's right. We want the spirit to dwell in our home. Our family will be strengthened and we will become closer to our Heavenly Father.
- This ordinance takes place each Sunday in the chapel.
- We take part in this ordinance to renew our baptismal covenants.
How the Sacrament blesses and strengthens families: When we partake of the sacrament we are renewing our baptismal covenants. We are able to repent and be fully forgiven of our imperfections and sins. When we are trying to do what is right and renewing our covenants our family will be blessed.
4. Temple Marriage Sealing:
- This ordinance takes place inside of a temple.
- This ordinance binds families together for eternity.
How the Temple Marriage Sealing ordinance blesses and strengthens families: When families are sealed together by priesthood power and authority in the temple our families are bound on earth as well as in heaven. We become an eternal family. What an amazing blessing, to know that you will be with the ones you love forever.
Thank each child for their participation.
Give each child a copy of the "Priesthood Ordinance" Printable and ask them to take their papers home and discuss with their families how their family is blessed and strengthened because of each priesthood ordinance. (If time allows you could have them color them)
Close by sharing your testimony on the weeks topic.
Click this link for past Sharing Time post: LDS Primary Sharing Time Ideas
***Basic ideas for this sharing time came from the 2014 Sharing Time Outline, you can find a link here: 2014 Sharing Time Outline.