Worship on
Easter Sunday,
April 21

6:30 a.m. at Oak Street Beach | Judith L. Watt preaching

8:00, 9:30, and 11:30 a.m. Shannon J. Kershner preaching

4:00 p.m. Jazz | Communion | Joseph L. Morrow preaching

Our Holy Week Journey to the Cross

Holy Week at Fourth Presbyterian Church       
Our Holy Week journey, which will begin with a joyous Palm/Passion Sunday procession, will quickly turn its focus to the cross. We recall—in the days of this week we call holy—Jesus’ passion, from his Last Supper on Maundy Thursday to his lonely desolation and betrayal in the Garden of Gethsemane to his crucifixion on Good Friday. Join us as we gather in prayer and reflection in these solemn days.

Maundy Thursday Services | April 18
12:10 p.m. | Victoria G. Curtiss preaching | Foot-Washing and Communion
7:30 p.m. | Tenebrae | Communion

Good Friday Services | April 19
12:10 p.m. | Lucy Forster-Smith preaching
3:00 p.m. | Good Friday Walk in Cabrini-Green (meet at Division and Orleans)
5:30 p.m. | Children’s Program in Buchanan Chapel
7:30 p.m. | Choral Service: Bob Chilcott’s St. John Passion

A complete schedule of Holy Week services is online.

Join Us for the Great Vigil of Easter This Saturday

Easter Vigil at Fourth Presbyterian Church        
Have you joined us for the deeply moving experience of the Easter Vigil? If not, please consider being with us for it this year: Saturday, April 20 at 8:00 p.m.
       This special service, an ancient tradition of the church, invites us into the story of salvation as we mark the conclusion of Lent and the dawning of Easter. This experiential celebration of the new life we are given in Christ fully engages our hearts, minds, and bodies, through sight and sound, song and scripture.
        We will begin by kindling a fire in the Michigan Avenue courtyard and then processing by candlelight into the darkened Sanctuary. As Easter draws near and the light of the sanctuary increases, we will hear readings from scripture that cover the entire story of salvation, from creation through redemption, and join together in sacred song. The evening will culminate in a reaffirmation of our baptismal vows and the celebration of the Lord’s Supper.

Celebrating Easter at Fourth Church: Sunday, April 21

Easter at Fourth Presbyteria Church       
Easter Sunrise Service
6:30 a.m.
at Oak Street Beach
Judith L. Watt preaching | Communion

Easter Worship
8:00, 9:30, and 11:30 a.m.
in the Sanctuary
Shannon J. Kershner preaching
Please note that the last morning service on Easter Sunday begins at 11:30 a.m. and will be live streamed.

Children’s Easter Program
9:30 a.m.
in the Gratz Center

Easter Brunch
12:30 p.m.
in Borwell Dining Room
Tickets required

Easter Jazz Service
4:00 p.m.
in Buchanan Chapel
Joe Morrow preaching | Communion

More about Easter at Fourth Church

Easter at Fourth Presbyterian Church
Live Streaming the
     11:30 a.m. Easter Service

Are you unable to join us on Easter? Do you want to share Easter at Fourth Church with loved ones who are out of town? We are live streaming the 11:30 a.m. service at www.bit.ly/FPCworship (also available by clicking on the image to the left), where the service will also be viewable later in the day Sunday and afterwards.

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Holy Week Devotions

In this season of personal prayer and reflection, we invite you to spend time with our daily devotions for Holy Week, as they guide us through this week of Jesus’ passion to the great celebrationof Easter.
       Written by Fourth Church members and staff, the devotions—combining scripture, meditation, and prayer—are available for reading and sharing via Facebook and Twitter and email. The devotions are also posted online.

The website banner photo depicts the progressive darkening of the Sanctuary during the Tenebrae service held each year at 7:30 p.m. on Maundy Thursday. The service ends with the Sanctuary in total darkness and silence.

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