Midweek Update

Dear Fourth Church Family,
In lieu of a video devotional, I have been preparing a letter to you about the impact of racism and racial injustice within our own community of faith. It’s a weighty topic and one we must squarely face. Please look for my letter no later than tomorrow.
Reminders for this week:
  • Tonight at 5:30 p.m. | Congregational Prayer online. Details below.
  • Tonight at 6:00 p.m. | Stay on the Zoom call for a discussion on Science and Faith led by David Frerichs.
  • Sunday services, same schedule as last weekend.
Psalm 62:8 – “Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us.”

Grace and Peace,


Ministry Announcements

This Sunday: Worship Services

On-Campus Services, Sunday, June 28
We extend a warm invitation to everyone in the community to join us for on-campus worship services!
Safety continues to be our top priority in this first phase of gathering. Physical distancing limits our capacity, and therefore advance reservations are required for all three services.
At this time there is no childcare or on-site Sunday school. All ages are welcome in the services. There are online classes and activities for children, youth, and adults.

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 videoconferencing ahead of time here.
Questions for church staff? Call: 301-320-3600, x205, or email Sallie Holdrich, sholdrich@4thpres.org.

Q&A Right After Congregational Prayer

Stay on the Zoom call at 6:00 p.m. following congregational prayer for a discussion on Science and Faith led by David Frerichs.

Scripture for Sunday, June 28

Old Testament: Ezekiel 11:17-20
New Testament: Romans 8:14-17

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.

Youth Ministry

The middle and high school youth continue to have virtual gatherings. Details are in the weekly newsletter. To receive the newsletter, email Marie LeDuc at mleduc@4thpres.org.

Fourth Fellows

As we prepare to receive a full class of fellows in just nine weeks, we are looking in earnest for host families and employment opportunities. Visit 4thfellows.org for more information. Contact: David Frerichs (dfrerichs@4thpres.org) or Jennifer Redd (jredd@4thpres.org).

Adult Sunday School: Themes in Revelation

Groups continue to meet online. Weekly lectures are available at 4thpres.org/resources in video and audio format no later than the Friday before each class. Newcomers are welcome! Email your table host or Kathy Lofberg (klofberg@4thpres.org) with questions.

Samaritan Inns Women’s Treatment Program

Samaritan Inns is beginning a new program to provide treatment and training for homeless women struggling to overcome substance abuse. For more information and to learn how you can help, email SERVE@4thpres.org.