The Lord’s Day, August 15

By Don Nalle / August 15, 2021

Verse three of this morning’s Old Testament reading, Isaiah 55:1–3, captures some of the blessing and promise we will find in the Lord as we gather in his name this Sabbath day…

The Lord’s Day, August 8

By Don Nalle / August 8, 2021

In case you missed it, see Todd’s email from yesterday with a word about the Montgomery County temporary mask mandate. As he mentioned, we continue to benefit as a church from the counsel of a group of medical and health research professionals who are also members of Fourth.

The Lord’s Day, August 1

By Don Nalle / August 1, 2021

Our prelude for the morning service is an instrumental arrangement of “Be Still My Soul”. Its lyrics, penned by Katharina von Schlegel over 270 years ago, speak comfort and strength to our souls…

The Lord’s Day, July 25

By Don Nalle / July 25, 2021

Today, as Summer Staff and almost 100 students depart for Summer Camp at NorthBay, in North East, Maryland, we have the opportunity both to pray for them and to further our investment in Fourth’s youth ministry through the Annual Summer Staff Offering.

The Lord’s Day, July 18

By Don Nalle / July 18, 2021

“If I had a thousand tongues, I would praise Christ with them all.” So said Peter Böhler to Charles Wesley, inspiring the first line of the classic hymn, “Oh, for a thousand tongues to sing, my great Redeemer’s praise”…

Sunday Gatherings, July 11

By Don Nalle / July 11, 2021

This morning, I share an excerpt of a prayer for the Lord’s Day from “The Valley of Vision,” a collection of Puritan prayers and devotions.

Sunday Gatherings, July 4

By Don Nalle / July 4, 2021

Before this morning’s sermon, we will have the privilege of singing the contemporary hymn “Speak O Lord”. Its lyrics captures the humble but eager posture of heart we want as we prepare to listen to the preached word.

Sunday Gatherings, June 27

By Don Nalle / June 27, 2021

As we prepare to gather on the Lord’s Day, we can all pray as David did: O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you;
my soul thirsts for you;

Sunday Gatherings, June 20

By Don Nalle / June 20, 2021

Reminder: starting today, the 8:00 a.m. service is face masks optional, open seating, no RSVPs required. The 11:00 a.m. is the only Sunday service where RSVPs, masks, and physical distancing apply.

Sunday Gatherings, June 13

By Don Nalle / June 13, 2021

“May the Mind of Christ, My Savior,” our closing hymn* this morning, provides us with fitting ways to pray as we prepare to gather on the Lord’s Day.

Sunday Gatherings, June 6

By Don Nalle / June 6, 2021

Today we will sing the contemporary hymn, “How Deep the Father’s Love for Us”, by Stuart Townend. His lyric expresses the wonder of Christ’s propitiating work on the cross like few other songs I know.

Sunday Gatherings, May 30

By Don Nalle / May 30, 2021

Heads up, everyone, as our patterns will be a bit different today. Services times are unchanged, but all services will be held indoors with the 9:30 in the Sanctuary and the 11:00 in The Upper Room.