The Lord’s Day, October 24

Dear Fourth Church,

From this morning’s Anthem, “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring”:

Jesu, joy of man’s desiring,
Holy wisdom, Love most bright,
Drawn by thee, our souls aspiring
Soar to uncreated light.
Word of God our flesh that fashioned
With the fire of life impassioned,
Striving still to truth unknown,
Soaring, dying round thy throne.

These beautiful words began with a lyric attributed to the Victorian poet Robert Bridges. They are not a translation of the text written by Martin Janus in 1661 and used by Johann Sebastian Bach in his cantata, “Heart and Mouth and Deed and Life,” but rather were inspired by it.


  • Men, you can sign up for the November 20 Men’s Conference today in Halverson Hall.
  • Representatives of the Sanctuary Renewal Campaign Committee will be available in Halverson Hall again today. Stop by with questions and pick up an envelope to make a commitment or a one-time gift.

Sunday Service Times & Locations

8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., and 11:00 a.m. • 6:00 p.m. • Sanctuary
Face masks, open seating, no RSVP
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