Midweek Update: Sunday Services

Dear Fourth Church Family,

Good morning! In today’s video, Rev. Corey Gray and I talk about our plans for Sunday services as we approach the winter months. Our final outdoor service of 2020 will be the Thanksgiving service on Thursday, November 26. Beginning November 29, all four worship services will be held inside. We are grateful to the many who have assisted with our plans to protect the health and safety of all.

Service Times and Locations beginning November 29:

  • 8:00 a.m. | Sanctuary
  • 9:30 a.m. | Upper Room
  • 11:00 a.m. | Sanctuary (available via livestream and on demand)
  • 6:00 p.m. | Sanctuary

Measures for Health and Safety:

  • Facial coverings will be required at all indoor services.
  • Services will include singing.
  • Physical distancing in seating arrangements and in the protocols for entry and exit will continue.
  • Between services, the Sanctuary will be thoroughly sanitized.
  • Advance reservations will continue to be required with COVID-19 self-screening questions.

Please email Corey Gray at cgray@4thpres.org with questions or to volunteer to serve.

This Sunday, October 25, a Deacons’ Offering, used to provide assistance to those facing difficult circumstances, will be collected at all morning services. Online giving is available at 4thpres.org/giving by designating the “Deacons” fund.

Please read on for the latest announcements.

Grace and Peace,


Worship Services, Sunday, October 25

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 four services.

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

Indoor Services | 11:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Face coverings required
11:00 a.m. also available via livestream

Children’s Church
All ages are welcome in Sunday worship services. For now there is no childcare during our worship services; children age 4 through 3rd grade are invited to Children’s Church during the 9:30 a.m. outdoor service. See details below.

Classes and activities are available for children, youth, and adults throughout the week.

If you require the accessible entrance for indoor worship, first make your reservation, then email Rebecca Sparks-Korossy, rkorossy@4thpres.org, so that we may accommodate you.

 Reservations open each Wednesday morning for the Sunday to come. If you need to cancel your reservation, please email Rebecca Sparks-Korossy, rkorossy@4thpres.org.

Morning Sermon
“The Kindness of Jesus” | Luke 8:40-56

Evening Sermon
“Contend for the Faith” | Jude 3-4

Communion at Evening Service
Communion will be served at the 6:00 p.m. service this Sunday, October 25, using prepackaged communion wafers and grape juice. Prepackaged gluten-free wafers will also be available.

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.
Call: 301-320-3600, x205, or email Sallie Holdrich, sholdrich@4thpres.org.

Deacons’ Annual Thanksgiving Bag Nominations

Contact: Charlotte FitzGerald, cfitzgerald@4thpres.org

The deacons need your assistance to share the love of Christ this Thanksgiving by suggesting those who may need help this holiday. Nominate recipients online through November 1. Drive-through pickup is scheduled for Sunday, November 15.

Teaching on Tuesdays

“Cinderella with Amnesia”
Taught by Fourth Pastors
Tuesdays | 7:00-7:45 p.m. | Online
Contact: Kathy Lofberg, klofberg@4thpres.org
Join us via Zoom as we examine the most significant New Testament metaphors for the church. This series of studies is designed to help us understand both the privileges and challenges of what it means to be the Church today. For more information, visit the webpage.
If it’s your first time joining us, you can get familiar with Zoom videoconferencing ahead of time here.
Call: 301-320-3600, x205, or email Kathy Lofberg, klofberg@4thpres.org.


Ministry Announcements

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

Two classes, Galatians and Joshua, are ongoing through December 6. Newcomers are welcome at any time. More information may be found on the Adult Sunday School webpage.

Children’s Ministry
Contact: Marie LeDuc, mleduc@4thpres.org

Children’s Sunday School | Online lessons are available and sent via email weekly.

Children’s Church | Sundays, during the 9:30 a.m. outdoor service. Children age 4 through 3rd grade will be dismissed before the sermon and will be accompanied by their teachers to the tent adjacent to the Upper Parking Lot.

Preschool Story Time | Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m., at the tent adjacent to the Upper Parking Lot.

Bible Studies for 4th and 5th Graders | Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m., outside. Drop-off for boys, Upper Parking Lot; girls, nearby host home. Email for location.

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

Sunday School | Every Sunday 11:00 am via Zoom. Bethesda Series lesson on Compassion.

Moms’ Support Group | November 13, 7:30-9:00 p.m., via Zoom. We will continue our study of Unbroken Faith: Spiritual Recovery for the Special Needs Parent, chapter 22.

Leadership Meeting | Sundays, 12:15-12:45 p.m., via Zoom.

Young Adults
Contact: David Frerichs, dfrerichs@4thpres.org

Young Adults (20-30s, single, or recently married) Sunday school class, 10:45 a.m., Upper Room. The class is also available via Zoom for those unable to join in person. The Zoom link will be provided via email to the Young Adult email list at the end of this week. Request to be added to the list to receive the link.

Youth Ministry
Contact: Marie LeDuc, mleduc@4thpres.org
Sign Up: Weekly Youth Newsletter

Youth Sunday School | Join us for online teaching about Joseph from the book of Genesis. Video links are sent Sunday mornings by email and also are posted on the website.

Youth Bible Studies | Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Bible studies meet by grade and gender. For locations, see the newsletter.

Middle School Going Deep with Brad and Rachel, Middle School Directors | Mondays, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Join our Zoom call to go deeper into God’s word. See newsletter for the link.

High School “Movie Night” Friday Night Live (FNL) | Friday, October 23, 6:30-9:30 p.m., outside at church, Lower Parking Lot. Bring your friends.



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