2017 LDS Sharing Time Ideas for May Week 4: When I take the sacrament I renew my baptismal covenants.

Ideas for May Week 4 LDS Primary Sharing Time, 


2017 Sharing Time Outline Theme: Choose the Right


May 2017 Scripture: “Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost” (Acts 2:38).

May 2017 Song: “When I Am Baptized” (CS, 103)

May Week 4 Topic: When I take the sacrament I renew my baptismal covenants.

Preparation:

Prayerfully study and think about what the specific needs of your primary are and how you can teach them this doctrine. The most important thing is to love those you teach and to teach them by the Spirit!! Focus on building their testimonies and helping them come unto Christ!


Sharing Time Instruction:


Begin Sharing Time by showing the primary children a picture of a child's baptism. Explain to the primary children that when they are baptized they make a covenant with Heavenly Father.

Ask the primary children if they know what a covenant is?  Explain that it is a two way promise. We promise to do something and if we keep our promise than Heavenly Father promises something too.


Invite a primary child to come up and hold the sign that says, "We promise to Take upon us the name of Christ; Always Remember Him; Keep His Commandments; Bear one another's Burdens.


Invite another Primary child to hold the sign that says, "Heavenly Father promises that we will Have His Spirit to be with us and Return to live with Him"

Explain that Heavenly Father is only bound to keep his promise, if we keep our promise.

Explain that Heavenly Father knew that we would make mistakes after we were baptized. So he wanted to provide us with a way to renew our covenant.

We are able to repent and be forgiven of our sins and each Sunday we have to opportunity to renew our covenants with our Heavenly Father as we partake of the Sacrament.


Show the primary children the week's theme poster and invite them to repeat, "When I take the sacrament I renew my baptismal covenants"

Explain to the primary children that the sacrament is a very sacred ordinance, just like a baptism is. Before we take the sacrament we should be thinking about the covenants we are about to renew with our Heavenly Father.

Explain to the primary children that before we partake of the sacrament there are some special prayers that are said. In them we promise certain things with Heavenly Father and Heavenly gives us a promise, renewing our baptismal covenant.


On the board place the paper pieces of bread and the cups on water. Also place, the signs "Our Promises" and "Heavenly Father's Promise" on the board.

Invite a primary child to come up and pick a bread or water. Invite them to read the promise. Invite the primary to decide if it is a promise they are renewing with Heavenly Father or if it is Heavenly Father's promise.


Invite them to place it under the sign it goes with & discuss the promise with the primary.

Continue with each of the promises.

Close by sharing your testimony of the sacrament and renewing baptismal covenants.


Bread:
Our Promises:
Take upon them the name of thy Son: Discussion (We take the Savior's name upon us. What we do, we do in his name. What are we going to do with his name?)
Always remember him: Discussion (We promise to remember the Savior always. Not just Sundays when we are at church, but every day of the week. In all that we do we think of him.)
Keep his commandments which he has given them: Discussion (We promise to keep the commandments. Our Savior is our greatest example. We can remember to live our lives how he did)


Heavenly Father's Promises:
That they may always have his Spirit to be with them: Discussion (What a great promise! As we keep our promises, Heavenly Father promises that we will always have his Spirit to be with us. Discuss the importance of having the spirit with is, the blessings that come from it)


Water:
Our Promises:
They do always remember him (Same as above, maybe discuss ways they can always remember him. What they can do)


Heavenly Father's Promises:
That they may have his Spirit to be with them (Same as above, maybe invite the primary children to share how their lives have been blessed from having the spirit with them)

(With the bread and water printables, there are blanks and there are ones with writing. They are meant to be double sided. So print out the blank, then on the other side you can print out the part with the writing. So when you place the writing side against the board, it will show the blank side of the bread on the outside.)


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Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope that these ideas were helpful. Below are the other topics for the months as well as more ideas and resources.  I'd love for you to check out my InstagramFacebook and Pinterest pages and see if there's anything on there you like!

What else have the primary children learned this month? Here are links to this month's past sharing times:

Want more ideas:
Click this link for past Sharing Time post: LDS Primary Sharing Time Ideas

***Basic ideas for this sharing time came from the 2017 Outline for Sharing Time, you can find a link here: 2017 Outline for Sharing Time


13 comments:

  1. Hi! Thanks for all you do. It makes my calling a joy! Quick question - what are the pieces of bread and sacrament cups that are blank for?

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    1. Thank you :) Yes, the blank bread & water cups are the front side that will be facing out, the ones with the writing will be against the board. They are two sided :)

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  2. I think it is for the back side, so it looks like bread/water on both sides.

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  3. I'm also curious to know if I'm missing something with the blank ones?

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    1. Hey Deborah, they are there so if you want them to be two sided. The blank would be facing out and the part with writing would be against the board. :)

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  4. Thank you for sharing your time/talents with us. Makes serving in Primary a little easier on those busy weeks that sneak up on us. ;)

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  5. Your ideas are always so cute! Before planning my Sharing Time I look at a few different websites, but I end up using your idea every time! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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  6. Great lesson - thank you so much!I love it!

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  7. I came across your blog about a year ago and I have been so grateful for all your hard work ever since!! You always have such thorough ideas with great handouts. I especially love this lesson because you have incorporated the image of bread and water...that will stick in the kids' minds so much better than just writing it on the board! Thank you for your thoughtfulness and willingness to share your talents with the rest of us! :)

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  8. Thank you Kim! I use your sharing time ideas every time I am in charge and they are always wonderful! I appreciate your hard work very much!!!

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  9. Thank you for sharing your creativity. You have such a talent for these lesson guides and printables!

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    Hope this helps somebody else and thank you so much for helping us with sharing time!

    -James

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