We are celebrating Easter! Throughout all of history, wars, plagues, calamities, . . and Pandemics haven’t prevented us from celebrating Easter. And this year will be no different.  

Holy Week & Easter Services on-line:

        Website    www.Normalfirst.org                   

         Friday, 7:00pm          Good Friday Service

Through a recording of our Chancel Choir and through artwork, permit yourself to enter into the solemnity of this day. There will be words of welcome from Pastor Kent and a hymn for us all to sing together. 

                                              Good Friday Cantata

         To access Easter services, go to either:

Website    www.Normalfirst.org       FB Watch Party  Normal First UMC

         **Note Saturday service option

           Saturday, 5:00PM     Easter Worship

                                               With pre-service music beginning at 4:45. 

                                               Followed by Virtual Fellowship

                                               www.normalfirst.org for links

        Sunday, 9:30 AM       Easter Worship

                                               With pre-service music beginning at 9:15

                                               Followed by Virtual Fellowship

                                               www.normalfirst.org for links

       Easter Worshipwill include: 

                       Hymns – Christ the Lord is Risen Today & The Risen Christ

                       Scripture – Matthew 28:1-10

        Easter Offering Recipients:

Local: Community Health Care Clinic, Center For Hope, & Fairview   

               School

        Missionaries: Connie Wieck (China) & Helen Roberts (Liberia)

           Ways to contribute: Check by mail, on-line Normalfirst.org, ACH

               . . . and a virtual Easter Egg Hunt for kids of all ages!

*Don’t forget to take those annual Easter pictures and post them on the church’s Facebook page. 

*Send us a picture of your decorated cross.

*And if you’re out, drive by the church and see the beautiful cross, filled with flowers, celebrating the resurrection. 

Easter Jam,  Sunday at 2:00pm  Celebration BIG enough for the whole family.

          Follow this link: Easter Jam

The theme for our Easter service is Be Not Afraid. Though this will not be sung during the service, here’s a beautiful anthem sharing this message: Be Not Afraid  by Craig Courtney

Wherever we are this weekend, may the Hope, Joy and Power of Easter change us all. Look forward to worshipping with you and then joining you for virtual fellowship following the Saturday evening & Sunday morning services. 

Pastor Kathy

This Week in Worship – April 11 & 12, 2020