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Sunday Online Gathering

By Dr. Todd Smedley | March 29, 2020

Dear Fourth Church, I encourage you to listen, sing, and pray at home as we use the means of video and the Internet to gather online again this Sunday. For congregational hymns, we have included audio from past services at Fourth with lyrics on screen. Parents: Download the Children’s Bible Lesson and Activities for today.…

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Holding Forth the Word of Life

By Rev. Ron Meyer | March 28, 2020

For years, the words from Philippians 2:16, “…holding forth the word of life….” (ASV), were written on Fourth Church bulletins and newsletters (even doormats) and became the theme of conversations as we invited people to our church. That theme was captured in a painting that hung as the centerpiece in Dr. Norris’ study for years.…

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Midweek Devotional and Update

By Dr. Todd Smedley | March 25, 2020

Dear Church Family, Here is my mid-week devotional along with a few church family announcements. Below my video you’ll find links to devotional articles by Rob and Tommy and a link to the full mid-week email. I hope these resources serve you during this time when we are unable to gather at church. —Todd Devotional…

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Faithful in Place

By Dr. Robert Norris | March 24, 2020

“Give thanks to the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the peoples, proclaim that his name is exalted. “Sing praises to the Lord, for he has done gloriously; let this be made known in all the earth. Shout, and sing for joy, O inhabitant of Zion, for great in your midst…

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Sunday Online Gathering

By Dr. Todd Smedley | March 22, 2020

Dear Fourth Church, For this Sunday, once again I have prerecorded my sermon, along with Scripture readings, prayers, and family news. To make this “online gathering” more self-contained, the video includes audio of hymns recorded at Fourth services in the past, with lyrics on screen. I encourage you to listen, sing, and pray along with…

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Ever-Abiding Word?

By Tommy Myrick | March 20, 2020

Have you found it difficult to read and appreciate the Bible this week? If so, you’re not alone. Spending time digesting Exodus 30 or Galatians 6 on any ordinary day would seem readily profitable. But these days, it may feel as though breaking news reports are more relevant because they inform us about the new…

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Midweek Devotional and Update

By Dr. Todd Smedley | March 18, 2020

I pray you will be edified by this devotional message in video format. Below it, you’ll find brief updates on care, prayer, resources, and weekly activities during this time when Fourth Church is unable to gather.  Care & Prayer Deacons Deacon assistance can be arranged by contacting the duty deacons. Call: 301-320-3600, x223 Email:…

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Be Still and Know

By Tommy Myrick | March 18, 2020

“Be still, and know that I am God.” (Psalm 46:10) Over the past several days I’ve found myself feeling jostled by each successive breaking news alert. Perhaps you have too. It’s difficult to know how to respond and prepare when our situation is this unprecedented and this fluid. I’m sure that my heart rate has…

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Sunday Online Gathering

By Dr. Todd Smedley | March 15, 2020

Dear Fourth Church, This Sunday we find ourselves circumstantially scattered in many different locations. Nevertheless, we are one united church family in Jesus Christ our Lord. Below you will find my video message as well as hymns for singing and a prayer to help you worship at home with family members or friends. Psalm 93…

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Plans for Sunday, March 15

By Dr. Todd Smedley | March 14, 2020

 Please watch this video update with words of encouragement and guidance for your Sunday worship plans. Look for a new post by 8:00 a.m. tomorrow morning (3/15) with a Sunday message from Todd and simple resources for your worship time. Contact information for Fourth Church pastors: https://4thpres.org/about/leadership/ Deacon telephone line and email: https://4thpres.org/ministries/deacons/

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