Midweek Devotional and Update

Dear Fourth Family,

How is your prayer life going these days? When mine grows stale, I draw great refreshment from the ever timely and applicable prayers of the Apostle Paul. In today’s video devotional, I reflect on Colossians 1:11-14.

I hope you can join us tonight at 5:30 p.m. for Congregational Prayer. At 6:00 p.m., stay on the Zoom call for discussion with the pastors on the question, “How can a good God allow a worldwide pandemic?”

Grace and Peace,


Ministry Announcements

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

Join our churchwide 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 contact: sholdrich@4thpres.org.

Q&A Right After Congregational Prayer

Following our time of congregational prayer, join the pastors at 6:00 p.m. as they discuss various topics and answer questions. To participate, remain on the prayer Zoom call.

Scripture for Sunday, May 31

Old Testament: Exodus 18:13-27
New Testament: 1 Corinthians 6:1-11

Children’s Ministry

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

Special Blessings Zoom Gatherings

Zoom Wednesdays have ended, but you are invited to take part in online Congregational Prayer followed by discussion with the pastors (see details above). Also, join us for Bible Trivia/Board Games: Tuesdays, June 16, July 14, and August 18, 5:30-6:30 p.m. For information on how to participate, contact amuteru@4thpres.org.

Youth Ministry

All youth are invited to our weekly online Youth Book Club, Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. On May 28, we begin Corrie Ten Boom’s The Hiding Place, chapter 1. High School youth, including the class of 2020, please come to online Sunday Night Live, every Sunday night, 7:30-8:30 p.m., a virtual gathering of games, talks, and discussion groups. Look for Zoom links in our weekly email newsletters. Send an email to mleduc@4thpres.org to join the list.

Fourth Fellows

A full class of fellows arrives this fall. To host (we have five committed families) or help fellows connect with employers (one fellow employed, three in interview process), visit 4thfellows.org for more information. Contact: dfrerichs@4thpres.org or jredd@4thpres.org.

Women’s Summer Bible Study

A five-week Women’s Bible Study (via Zoom) begins the week of June 8. Elijah, A Man Just Like Us, by Liam Goligher, is available at Westminster Books and Amazon.
Seven time slots are being offered:
  • Monday – 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday – 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday – 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m.
  • Thursday – 10:00 a.m., 8:00 p.m.
Contact jbronson@4thpres.org to receive a Zoom invitation.