I remember Jesus when I partake of the sacrament

Show the children GAK 225 (The Last Supper). Tell the story of the Last Supper from Matthew 26:17–30. Read together Luke 22:19, and have the children repeat the words "This do in remembrance of me." Sing the first verse of "The Sacrament" (p. 72). Explain that today we participate in the sacrament just as Jesus taught the Apostles to do. Partaking of the sacrament gives us an opportunity to remember the Savior and His Atonement. Show sacrament trays. Help the children understand that the bread reminds us of Jesus's body and the water reminds us of His blood.

Write the following question on the board: "What can you do to remember Jesus as you partake of the sacrament?" Ask the children to think of ideas (see "Brainstorming," TNGC, 160–61). Give them one minute to think quietly, and then ask them to respond. Write responses on the board. (Examples: read a scripture about Jesus, listen to the sacrament prayers, think about Jesus's Atonement, read the sacrament hymn, think about how to be more like Jesus.) Sing the second verse of "The Sacrament." Encourage the children to try one of the suggestions from the board the next time they attend sacrament meeting. Bear testimony of the importance of remembering Jesus as we partake of the sacrament.

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