Midweek Devotional and Update

“Our Text Today, the Bible”

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

In today’s video, I reflect on our moment of national crisis and the only word worthy of our trust and our confidence. I pray you find it edifying. Written version here.

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 email 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.

“Drive-Through” Food Drive

The neighborhood and church are invited to contribute to a food drive collected by Fourth Presbyterian Church Youth in partnership with our Missions Local Outreach, Wednesday, June 10 (3:00-5:00 p.m.), and Saturday, June 13 (1:00-4:00 p.m.). Donated food collected is distributed to our ministry partners. See “how to” details below.

On the last two days of collections, May 20 and 23, 83 cars were unloaded! This provided over 1,500 diapers to YoungLives, a ministry to 170 teen moms, and blessed over 400 people with food and household supplies.


  • 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.
  • 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.

Recap videos day one | day two

Scripture for Sunday, June 7

Old Testament: Ezekiel 37:1-14 

New Testament: Romans 8:1-4

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

Our next Moms’ Support Group via Zoom, Friday, June 19, 7:00-9:30 p.m., will host Diane Dokko Kim, author of the book we have been discussing, Unbroken Faith.
Please join us for Bible Trivia/Game Night, June 16, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Contact: amuteru@4thpres.org or 301-320-3434, x217.

Youth Ministry

The middle and high school youth continue to have virtual gatherings. Details are in the weekly newsletter. To receive the newsletter, email mleduc@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. If you participated in the James study, simply inform your leader that you will be continuing. If you are new to our Zoom Bible studies or need to change to a meeting at a different time or would like to receive a Zoom invitation, contact jbronson@4thpres.org.
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.

Adult Sunday School | Themes in Revelation

The class continues through July 19, and it’s not too late to sign up online. Groups meet virtually and newcomers are welcome. Each week, we study a different theme in the book of Revelation, and Dr. Norris’s lectures will be available at 4thpres.org/resources no later than the Friday before class. See the Adult Sunday School page or email klofberg@4thpres.org for more information.