Week-at-a-Glance and Ministry Announcements

Here are a calendar of events for the coming week plus the latest announcements from the ministries of Fourth. Also, don’t miss today’s update from Rev. David Frerichs. See the footer of this page to subscribe.


Wednesday, December 23
6:00 a.m. | Reservations open for Sunday services
5:30 p.m. | Congregational Prayer, Online

Thursday, December 24
5:00 p.m. | Christmas Eve Family Service, Upper Room
7:00, 9:00, & 11:00 p.m. | Christmas Eve by Candlelight Services, Sanctuary

Friday, December 25
Church offices closed in observation of Christmas Day

Sunday, December 27
8:00, 9:30, & 11:00 a.m. | Sunday Morning Services, Sanctuary & Upper Room
6:00 p.m. | Sunday Evening Service, Sanctuary

Children’s Church, Sunday school classes, and other weekly events will resume in the new year.


Adult Education

Sunday School, January 10 –May 9, 2021, Nehemiah and Esther or 1 & 2 Peter and Jude | See the Adult Sunday School webpage for more information. Newcomers are welcome at any time.

Teaching on Tuesdays, “Jesus Answers Job” | Taught by Fourth pastors, Tuesdays, January-March, 2021, 7:00-7:45 p.m., online. Join us via Zoom, as we examine the great questions asked by Job which were answered by the Lord Jesus Christ. Please note this series is not being recorded, and no registration is required. For more information, visit the webpage.

Contact: Kathy Lofberg, klofberg@4thpres.org

Children’s Ministry

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

Contact: Paige Malkus, pmalkus@4thpres.org

Romanian Christian Enterprises (RCE)

Give a gift that changes lives!  Romanian Christian Enterprises will deliver your gift of a little fat pig, baby lamb, or load of firewood to a poor family or “Grant a Wish” gift to abandoned children at Darius House. Go to rcenterprises.org for more details, and thank you for Making Mercy Happen for people in need this Christmas.

SERVE day at Clark Inn

Help provide a Sunday “Fellowship Dinner”, usually the second Sunday of each month, for 24 women and children at Clark Inn (Samaritan Inns’ Women with Children Program). Prepare or purchase a main course, side dish, dessert, or beverage and drop off at a Bethesda home, for later delivery to Clark Inn. The next opportunity is January 10.

Contact: SERVE@4thpres.org

Special Blessings

Moms’ Support Group | January 15, 7:30-9:00 p.m., via Zoom. We will continue our study of Unbroken Faith: Spiritual Recovery for the Special Needs Parent, chapter 24.

Dads’ Support Group | January 16, 7:00-9:00 p.m., via Zoom. We will continue our study of Common Man, Extraordinary Call, chapter 7, beginning page 119.

Contact: Audrey Muteru, amuteru@4thpres.org

Women’s Ministry

Christmas Celebration | Available via video on demand. In lieu of our annual Christmas luncheon and dessert, we are celebrating Christmas with music, Scripture, and reflections via prerecorded video. We invite women to form virtual watch parties and enjoy this worshipful program together.

Women’s Bible Studies | Zoom Bible study using Galatians: The Gospel of Free Grace, by Jon Nielson and Philip Ryken, begins the week of January 4. If you aren’t presently in a group and would like to join us or need to change to another time, please email Jean. Currently groups meet Monday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Wednesdays mornings 10:00 or 11:00 a.m., and Thursdays 1:30 or 8:00 p.m.

Contact: Jean Bronson, jbronson@4thpres.org



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