Midweek Update: Trust in the Lord

Dear Fourth Church Family,

This morning, we take a look at the beginning of Psalm 37, verses I come to often when fear sets in or when I find it difficult to trust the Lord. They teach us that God is pleased when we trust in him instead of yielding to fear and that we will find him trustworthy and faithful when we do!
Please read on below for further info on each of the following:
  • August 26: 5:30 p.m., Congregational Prayer
  • August 30: Join us for worship. Reservations open each Wednesday morning for the Sunday to come.
  • Beginning Sunday, September 13, we will resume evening worship service.
  • Beginning Tuesday, September 15, 7:00 p.m., we will start a new program on the Doctrine of the Church, “Teaching on Tuesdays.”
  • We need more volunteers to make Sunday morning, in-person worship possible. Contact Corey Gray at cgray@4thpres.org to sign up.

Grace and Peace,


Worship Services, Sunday, August 30

We extend a warm invitation to everyone in the community to join us for on-campus worship services! Please note that because of physical distancing, advance reservations are required for all three services.

Outdoor Services | 8:00 & 9:30 a.m.
Lower (east) Parking Lot

Indoor Service | 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary
Face coverings required
Also available via livestream


“Bone-Crushing Sorrow” | Psalm 38

  • If you need to cancel your reservation, please email Rebecca Sparks-Korossy, rkorossy@4thpres.org.
  • For now there is no childcare or on-site Sunday school, but online classes and activities are available for children, youth, and adults. All ages are welcome in Sunday worship services.
Able to volunteer on Sunday mornings?

Evening Service Resumes

Sunday, September 13 | 6:00 p.m. | Sanctuary

Rev. Tommy Myrick will continue preaching through Job, a book that reveals the majesty of God’s goodness to frustrated believers living in trying times. Each service will include the Lord’s Supper. Reservations open Wednesday morning, September 9 (and each Wednesday thereafter for the Sunday ahead).

Teaching on Tuesdays

Beginning September 15 | 7:00 p.m. | Online

Teaching from Dr. Todd M. Smedley, Dr. Robert Norris, and others on the Doctrine of the Church. How is the Church to understand who we are and what we are all about and what we are to be doing? Details to come.

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.

Ministry Announcements

Adult Sunday School
Contact: Kathy Lofberg, klofberg@4thpres.org

Fall Pastor’s Classes: Galatians and Joshua | Classes begin Labor Day weekend. Weekly group meetings will take place online. Leaders will be in touch with meeting dates, times, and instructions. There is also an option to register for independent study. Visit the Adult Sunday School webpage for more information.

Community Groups
Contact: Tommy Myrick, tmyrick@4thpres.org

Community Groups resume the week of September 13. We invite everyone who has not yet joined a community group to come build new friendships with us this fall. All groups meet for fellowship online by discussing the morning sermon, applying Scripture to our lives, and prayerfully sharing our needs with one another. Find a group at 4thpres.org/groups.

ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)
Contact: Matilde Palmer, mpalmer@4thpres.org

Online ESOL classes begin September 9 and registration is now open. We are in need of new volunteer teachers and new students. Please invite people to visit 4thpres.org/esol for information and registration.

Family Ministries
Contact: Marie LeDuc, mleduc@4thpres.org

Children’s Sunday School | 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 Sunday School | Our virtual Sunday School will resume on September 6.

Fourth Fellows Program
Contact: David Frerichs, dfrerichs@4thpres.org, or
Jennifer Redd, jredd@4thpres.org

Fourth’s 12 fellows began their program this week by going on a retreat together. Pray as they begin well: working, studying, and serving among us, while investing in and being invested in by the Fourth community. To see pictures and bios of the fellows, please visit 4thfellows.org.

GriefShare Support Group
Contact: Charlotte Fitzgerald, cfitzgerald@4thpres.org

September 3-December 3, 1:00-3:00 p.m., online. GriefShare is a 13-week video and sharing course on navigating through grief. The course is free of charge except for the cost of the workbook ($15.00). Register at griefshare.org.

Media Center
Contact: Jennifer Horst, jhorst@4thpres.org

Materials from the Media Center are available for checkout. Log into your Atriuum account to check availability, and we will put your items at the front desk table for pickup.

Contact: Charlotte FitzGerald, cfitzgerald@4thpres.org

Missions/Outreach Email | Receive our biweekly email with prayer needs and information about opportunities to serve our community through our ministry partners.

Our Partners in Lebanon | We are thankful that through the Disaster Relief Fund we were able to help our partners in Lebanon by sending $2,500.00 to Robby Hamd for repairs to the Philemon Grow Center Preschool and $1,000.00 to AWEMA, which is helping meet humanitarian needs in the aftermath of the explosion in Beirut.

New Opportunities to SERVE
Contact: Pamela Roylance, SERVE@4thpres.org

This fall, Fourth Church volunteers will be providing a monthly Sunday dinner for women at Clark Inn (one of Samaritan Inns’ locations). Stay tuned for details on how you can show the love of Christ to these ladies and their children.

Special Blessings
Contact: Audrey Muteru, amuteru@4thpres.org

New information for fall weekly Zoom gatherings and Sunday school lessons will be on our website in the next few weeks.

Women’s Ministry
Contact: Jean Bronson, jbronson@4thpres.org

Fourth Circles | Our monthly neighborhood gatherings for women of all ages begin in September and will continue via Zoom until it’s safe to meet in person. Circles focus on friendship, prayer, and mentoring as women explore God’s Word together in a neighborhood near you.

Women’s Fall Bible Studies | Registration is now open for six Bible studies meeting via Zoom, September through November. We will study Hosea: A 12-Week Study (Knowing the Bible), by Lydia Brownback. Order your own study guide, available at this writing from Westminster Bookstore, Amazon.com, and Christianbook.com.



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