Worship on Palm Sunday,
March 25

8:00 a.m. Lucy Forster-Smith preaching | Communion

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

4:00 p.m. Shannon J. Kershner preaching | Jazz Service with Communion

This Friday: A Lenten Service in the Style of Taizé

Candlelit Lenten Taize Service at Fourth Presbyterian Church
As our Lenten journey leads us ever closer to Holy Week, join us this Friday evening, March 23 when we will gather in Buchanan Chapel at 7:30 p.m. for quiet reflection, prayer, and meditative singing. In this contemplative setting we will make time to prepare our hearts and minds for Palm/Passion Sunday and the journey to the cross of Good Friday.
       This March 23 service in the style of Taizé will also be preceded by opportunity to join members of the Spiritual Formation Council and Labyrinth Ministry Team in the Hospitality Suite (just off of Buchanan Chapel) for a time of meditation between 6:00 and 7:30 p.m.

“Hosanna, Loud Hosanna, the Little Children Sang!”

Palm/Passion Sunday at Fourth Presbyterian Church       
With the songs of joy-filled children and the waving of palms we will mark one of the most festive and favorite of days at Fourth Church: Palm/Passion Sunday!
        We hope you will join us this Sunday, March 25 as we begin our Holy Week journey to the cross. The palm procession services will begin at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. (Note that the last service of the morning this week and on Easter begins at 11:30); Shannon Kershner will preach and Tower Brass will provide music leadership.
        We will also worship at 8:00 a.m. (a Communion service, with Lucy Forster-Smith preaching) and 4:00 p.m. (a jazz Communion service, with Shannon preaching).
       A complete schedule of Holy Week and Easter services is online

Lenten Devotions at Fourth Presbyterian Church
Devotions for Holy Week

During the season of Lent, we have been invited to thoughtfully take up the gifts of faith—worship, study, prayer, and service—in preparation for Holy Week and Christ’s journey to the cross.
     One way we have been doing that is through our daily Lenten devotions. These devotions will also be our guide through Holy Week and into Easter.
      Written by Fourth Church members and staff, the devotions are available daily via Facebook and Twitter and by email (sign up by clicking on “Get Email Updates” at the upper right of this page, completing this form, or sending email addresses to devotions@fourthchurch.org). The devotions are also posted online and available in print format in the church literature racks.
        We hope you will find these devotions useful in your personal prayer and reflection during these final days of the Lenten season as well as throughout Holy Week and the great celebration of Easter.

The website banner photo: With children waving palms during their procession up the Sanctuary aisle and worshipers receiving palms upon leaving the Palm/Passion Sunday services, we begin our Holy Week journey to the cross on Sunday, March 25.

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