June 6 @ 5pm or June 7 @ 9:30am and/or June 7 @ 11am

Are you the kind of person who likes choices? Well this weekend you have a choice for worship. We will have the “9:30” worship service online, which will include these parts, and more:

·        Name That Hymn

·        Children’s Message with Ms. Jill:  “I Am a Believer – Hebrews 11:1-2

·        Message with Pastor Kent: Finding Hope in Exile from Nehemiah”

·        Scripture: Jeremiah 29:11 – “For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans      for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope.”

·        Song: We Shall Overcome

·        Postlude from Dennis:  Lift Every Voice and Sing

·        Pictures from the Noisy Offering

This weekend you will also have the option of choosing the “11:00” service. It will include these parts, and more:

·        Cool video on Love

·        Praise Chorus leading Come, Now Is the Time to Worship and Open Up the Heavens.

·        Ms. Jill and a video from Doodle Tuesday

·        Message with Pastor Kent on “Why Am I Here – the Purpose of Your Life”

·        Scripture: Genesis 1:26-28

·        Pictures from the Noisy Offering

Choose either service. Or try both. Or participate in parts of each. It is your choice.

We will celebrate Holy Communion in both services. You will probably want to have some bread and juice ready for this. If you do not have juice, you can use a cup of water. If you don’t have bread, pick a food you do have that will remind you of the Last Supper with Jesus.

Whatever you choose, I look forward to worshipping with you this weekend.

Pastor Kent



There will be Zoom Fellowship times after each worship service. Find the link on the church website, www.normalfirst.org Look forward to seeing and hearing from you.


Have you considered taking advantage of Small Group opportunities in June. Check it out. Click this link to view the many small groups we have available. Sign up Genius


A concert @ Normal First! Really?! Yes!! The string ensemble “…and Friends” will delight us with music from our outdoor Prayer Garden. Bring a lawn chair (at a distance) and wear your mask or listen from your car in our parking lot. Donations gladly accepted. Ahhh…how wonderful it will be to hear these fine musicians once again. In the case of inclement weather, the concert will be rescheduled.


Saturday service option is at 5pm 

Or, Sunday service option is at 9:30am 

There are a couple of ways to join in:

1.   www.normalfirst.org

2.   https://www.facebook.com/normalfirst (this is for Sunday morning service only)

You will be able to watch the service and join the Facebook watch party, if you like.   

5:00 Service (Saturday) Virtual Fellowship – following the Service


9:30 Service (Sunday) Virtual Fellowship – following the service



Virtual Worship Service – June 6 at 5:00pm or June 7 at 9:30am

Welcome & Greeting                                                                

Prelude                                           Name that Hymn                                                

Call to Worship

Hymn                                            “Gather Us In”                               #2236


Chorus                                         “Where Children Belong”                          #2233 

Children’s Moment                  I’m a Believer”                      Hebrews 11:1-2

Scripture                                       Jeremiah 29:11 (NRSV) 

                                                      Nehemiah 1:2-3 (The Msg)

Message                                     “Solid Ground in Uncertain Times: Hope from Nehemiah”?

Pastoral Prayer & Lord’s Prayer

Invitation to Offering    


Hymn of Commitment                    “We Shall Overcome”                            #533

Blessing and Sending Forth

Postlude                                     “Lift Every Voice and Sing”                  arr Lowe


First United Methodist Church Virtual Worship ServiceJune 7, 11am

“Come, Now is the Time to Worship”


Genesis 1:26-28 (The Msg)

“Why Am I Here?”

Meditation Quotes

“Why Am I Here?”

“What Is My Purpose?

Offering — Doodle Tuesday

Communion “Open Up The Heavens”

This Weekend in Worship – June 6 & 7, 2020