13- And when it was day, he called unto him his disciples: and of them he chose twelve, whom also he named apostles;
1. Come, listen to a prophet’s voice,
And hear the word of God,
And in the way of truth rejoice,
And sing for joy aloud.
We’ve found the way the prophets went
Who lived in days of yore.
Another prophet now is sent
This knowledge to restore.
2. The gloom of sullen darkness spread
Thru earth’s extended space
Is banished by our living Head,
And God has shown his face.
Thru erring schemes in days now past
The world has gone astray;
Yet Saints of God have found at last
The straight and narrow way.
3. ’Tis not in man they put their trust
Nor on his arm rely.
Full well assured, all are accursed
Who Jesus Christ deny.
The Savior to his people saith,
“Let all my words obey,
And signs shall follow living faith,
Down to the latest day.”
4. Then heed the words of truth and light
That flow from fountains pure.
Yea, keep His law with all thy might
Till thine election’s sure,
Till thou shalt hear the holy voice
Assure eternal reign,
While joy and cheer attend thy choice,
As one who shall obtain.
*For Younger Children* Display pictures the Latter-Day Apostles (pictures can be found on LDS Church News or LDS.org). While looking at the pictures of the apostles, discuss some of the questions listed below.
Discuss these questions as a family:
What is an apostle? (a special witness of Jesus Christ)
How many apostles are there?
Are apostles important? Why?
Do they teach us? When?
Ask Questions about our current Apostles:
1- How many apostles have glasses?
2- What color are the apostles ties?
3- Who is the oldest?
4- Who is the youngest?
Testify of the importance of apostles and the opportunity we get to listen to them teach us this weekend.
*For Teenagers or Adults* Begin by asking questions about apostles & then read the Bible Dictionary’s definition. Talk about the current Apostles (LDS.org). Testify and acknowledge the privilege we have of listening to them this weekend.
Start by asking the questions:
What is an Apostle?
What does an Apostle do?
How do you become an Apostle?
Who chooses Apostles?
What is the difference between an Apostle and a Disciple?
Read Apostle & Disciple under the Bible Dictionary. Discuss the questions listed above again.
Can you name the original 12 Apostles? They can be found in Luke 6:13-16.
Can you name the current 12 Apostles?
Name as many current apostles as you can as a family. Display pictures of the Latter-Day apostles (pictures can be found on LDS Church News). Share several highlights from the apostle’s lives.
Boyd K Packer
Artist, painter, Woodworker
Pilot in WWII
Educator of the Church Education System
Father of 10
Defender of the Faith
L Tom Perry
Marine in WWII
1st Wife, Virigina, passed away in 1972
Russell M Nelson
World renowned Heart Surgeon
Father of 9 daughters and 1 son
Operated on President Kimball
Dallin H Oaks
Father died when 7 (difficult youth)
1st Wife, June, passed away in 1998
Utah Supreme Court Justice
M Russell Ballard
Direct Descendant of Hyrum Smith
Expert on Counseling and Councils
Richard G Scott
Nuclear Physics in Navy
Wife, Jeanene, passed away in 1995
Soft-Spoken, loving yet direct leader
Robert D Hales
Harvard graduate: International Business
Heart Attack in 1991
Coordinate Church Olympic events in 2002
US Air Force Jet Fighter Pilot
Jeffery R Holland
Yale Graduate: American Studies
Only Apostle called by President Hunter
Henry B Eyring
Son is Famous Scientist Henry Eyring
Dieter F Uchtdorf
Born in Czechoslovakia
Part of a Convert Family
German Airline Pilot
David A Bednar
Raised in Part-member family
Taught at several Universities
First President of BYU-Idaho
Quentin L Cook
President & CEO of the California Healthcare System
Managing Partner of San Francisco Bay area law firm
D Todd Christofferson
Former Associate General Counsel of NationsBank Corp (Bank of America)
Practiced Law & was a Law Clerk
Niel L Andersen
Received Masters from Harvard
Speaks French, Spanish & Portuguese
*Discuss these questions as a family*
Who is your favorite apostle? Why?
What do apostles teach us?
Are apostles important? Why? (Testify & acknowledge the privilege we have of listening to them this weekend.)
Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes or Sweety Bird
Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes
1- Heat the oven to 350º. Place the butter and milk for the batter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Warm the mixture, stirring occasionally, until the butter melts, then transfer the mixture to a small bowl to cool.
2- Meanwhile, prepare the pine-apple topping. Into each cup of a 12-cup muffin pan, add 1/2 tablespoon of unmelted butter, then evenly sprinkle 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
over the bottom. Place the pan in the oven until the butter melts, about 3 minutes.
3- Halve each maraschino cherry, then cut the pineapple rings into quarters. Place a cherry half, sliced side up, in the center of each cup and lay a pineapple quarter on each side. Press the fruit gently down into the butter-sugar mixture, then set the prepared pan aside.
4- Finish making the batter. In a medium-size bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt, and stir the ingredients with a fork until they’re evenly blended. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth. Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture and stir until the flour is fully incorporated. Add the milk-butter mixture and stir well to combine the ingredients into a smooth batter.
5- Pour the batter into the muffin pan, dividing it evenly among all the cups. Bake the cupcakes until they’re lightly browned, dry around the edges, and pulling away from the pan a little, about 25 minutes.
6- Transfer the pan to a rack to cool for 5 minutes. Use a butter knife to carefully loosen each cupcake from the edges and bottom of the pan, then place a cookie sheet over the top. Invert the pan, turning the cupcakes out onto the cookie sheet, then transfer them back to the rack to cool completely. Serve the cupcakes at room temperature. Makes 12 cupcakes.
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup white chocolate chips
2 candy lemon slices
1- To make a pair of nests, first spread 1/2 cup of shredded coconut on a cookie sheet and toast it under a broiler until golden brown, about 1 minute. Remove the coconut from the oven, stir it, then toast it for 30 seconds more. Repeat as needed until all of the coconut is evenly toasted, then let it cool.
2- Next, melt 1/4 cup of white chocolate chips in a double boiler according to the package directions. Remove the pan from the heat (keep the chocolate over the warm water) and stir in the coconut.
3- For the nestlings, lay a Twinkie flat on your work surface and cut it in half. Press 2 chocolate sprinkles into each half for eyes and pipe on orange frosting beaks. Let the beaks set a bit, then stand the chicks upright on waxed paper and spoon the warm coconut mixture around them, shaping it into rings. Lastly, use frosting to stick on trimmed candy lemon slices (we used Brach’s) for wings.
(Recipes taken from Familyfun.go.com)
Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a marketing and product manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and loves baking, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.