Midweek Devotional and Update

Dear Fourth Church Family,

This week I share some history from 1918 when Fourth and other DC churches endured the Spanish Flu pandemic. I hope you’ll be encouraged to hear how saints of that time were thinking and praying as they anticipated being able to gather once again for worship. Please spread the word about online Congregational Prayer tonight from 5:30 to 6:00 p.m. and our Youth Ministry’s “Drive Through” Food Drive next week. See the information below and in the email sent to the Fourth community this morning.

Grace and Peace,


Ministry Announcements

“Drive Through” Food Drive

The neighborhood and church are invited to contribute to a food drive conducted by Fourth Presbyterian Church Youth, Wednesday, May 6 (3:00-6:00 p.m.) and Saturday, May 9, (1:00–4:00 p.m.). Collected food will go to the Family Ministry of Central Union Mission and families in need.

  • Mark your contributions “FOOD Drive” and place them in the trunk or rear of your vehicle.
  • Please wear a mask.
  • Drive to the covered entrance on the Ridgefield Road side of the church. Note that the church building is closed and the food drive is set up outside.
  • Use the outer lane and remain in your car for safe social distancing.
  • You will see tables set up for sorting donations.
  • Release the trunk, and youth staff or volunteers wearing masks and gloves will unload your contribution.
  • Please bring any quantity of the following:
    • pasta
    • canned spaghetti sauce (NO GLASS)
    • canned tuna
    • canned meats
    • peanut butter
    • canned soups
    • canned beans
    • dried beans
    • toilet paper
    • facial tissues
    • paper towels
    • cooking oil
    • diapers
    • grocery store gift cards in any amount
Please share this opportunity and invite everyone in the community to participate.

Congregational Prayer Online, Wednesdays, 5:30-6:00 p.m.

Join our church-wide online prayer time by video or phone. See the information sent to the Fourth community this morning via email. If it’s your first time joining us, you can get familiar with Zoom video-conferencing ahead of time here.
Questions for church staff? Call: 301-320-3600, x205, or email sholdrich@4thpres.org.

Scriptures for Sunday, May 3

Old Testament: Psalm 127
New Testament: 1 Corinthians 3:10-17

Community Groups

Many groups are meeting online for fellowship and encouragement during the pandemic. Find a group to join online.

Children’s Ministry

Take advantage of your time at home to enjoy Fourth Family Huddle weekly readings. We encourage you to read, sing, and pray together with your families this week as we explore the Book of Acts.

Youth Ministry

Sunday school, Bible study, and fellowship fun continue via online activities announced in weekly newsletters. If you are new or are missing out on newsletters from the Youth Ministry for some other reason, please email mleduc@4thpres.org.

Young Adult Ministry

The 11:00 a.m. class will meet via Zoom each Sunday, continuing our overview of the entire Bible. We will have teaching, time for class discussion, and prayer together as well. Contact: dfrerichs@4thpres.org.

Adult Sunday School

Both the 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. Pastor’s classes continue to meet online through May 10. Dr. Norris’s lectures are available at 4thpres.org/resources no later than the Thursday before class.
Sign up online for the Combined Summer Pastor’s Class in Revelation, May 17-July 19. See the Adult Sunday School page for more information. Details will follow. Contact: klofberg@4thpres.org.

Special Blessings Zoom Gatherings

  • Students and families meet for fellowship and prayer, Wednesdays, 6:15-6:45 p.m.
  • Moms’ Bible study and support, Friday, May 15, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
  • Contact: amuteru@4thpres.org.

Global Prayer during Ramadan

Pray for Muslims and our partners working among them all over the world. Use the online Hungry for Hope prayer guide, or contact cfitzgerald@4thpres.org to receive The Muslim World Prayer Guide.