Worship this weekend at Normal 1st UMC includes the Choir Cantata Almost There at 2 of our services: Saturday (5:00) service and Sunday (9:30) service. I am grateful to the Youth and Chancel Choir for all of their dedication in preparing this work to help us prepare for Christmas.

For our Sunday 11:00 worship, we’ll continue our focus on Interruptions. This week we’ll look at the interrupters (the Angels) and a few others who were interrupted (the shepherds).

What do our angels look like today?

Can we follow the lead of the shepherds in responding to interruptions?

Our scripture will be Luke 2:8-20.

**We encourage you to bring your Christmas Offering to worship this weekend. We’ll divide the gifts between ISU Wesley Foundation & the 2018 United Methodist Habitat for Humanity Build.

Looking Ahead (Please note the worship times for Christmas Eve Weekend Services)

  • December 23          5:00pm
  • December 24          10:00am (1 worship service & no Sunday School)

Christmas Eve Services

  • 4:00pm        Service with blessing of the Children (Childcare provided)
  • 7:00pm        Service with Holy Communion

May your preparations be life giving, leading you to the holy place of hope, beauty, and grace.  Looking forward to seeing you in worship this weekend.


Pastor Kathy

This Weekend in Worship – December 16 & 17, 2017