May 23 @ 5pm or May 24 @ 9:30am

This Memorial Day weekend we will recognize our recent high school graduates. These last few weeks have been challenging as our young people faced an ending to their high school career they could have never expected. Emotions are mixed. There is grief over missing many of the rites of passage seniors anticipate (prom, being with friends, final sports seasons, the senior picnic, favorite teachers, and the spring musical, to name a few). And there is also joy (and relief!) at reaching an important milestone.

Gavin, Tori, Emily, Abby, and Andy, your church family is proud of you!

This weekend in worship there will be a special video as we celebrate our graduates and this time in their lives. We will continue with our series “Finding Solid Ground in Uncertain Times” as we consider what it means to Move Forward in Faith even when the way forward doesn’t seem clear. Our scriptures for this weekend will be Proverbs 3:5-6, Hebrews 11:1, and John 13:34-35. See if you can guess the theme in our Scripture readings!

Though we are physically apart, I look forward to joining our hearts together in worship this weekend!

Pastor Kim

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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

https://bit.ly/2Wg2bEc

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

https://bit.ly/3cseKC1

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

https://bit.ly/2WemFwJ

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First United Methodist Church Virtual Worship Service

May 23, 5pm & May 24, 9:30am

Welcome & Greeting                                        

Prelude           Senior Pictures 

Call to Worship

Hymn                                     “Come, Now is the Time to Worship”             #3176

Wishes for Our Graduates

Chorus                                       “Where Children Belong”                            #2233 

Children’s Moment                          Keep Holding On”                         Acts 6:1-7

Scripture                    Proverbs 3:5-6; Hebrews 11:1; John 13:34-35 (CEB)

Message                      “Moving Forward in Faith in Uncertain Times”

Pastoral Prayer & Lord’s Prayer

Invitation to Offering    “Cantabile from Sonatina in G Major, Op. 55, No. 2”  Kuhlau

Hymn of Commitment             “Let There Be Peace on Earth”                 #431

Blessing and Sending Forth

Postlude                                                “Voluntary V”                             Stanley

This Weekend in Worship – May 23 & 24, 2020