Matt Helms preaching | Communion
9:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Hardy H. Kim preaching
John W. Vest preaching | Jazz Service with Communion
The Academy for Faith and Life-sponsored trivia night last January (above) was a great success!
Now it’s time for a rematch for those who were there—and opportunity to join in the fun for those who weren’t. Come test your wits at another trivia night this coming Wednesday, May 29 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. in Anderson Hall. There will be pizza, beer, music, and, of course, Bible trivia. You won’t want to miss the fun!
Details and registration information are posted on the Academy page.
Pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Christmas Church in Bethlehem and President of the Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land, Mitri Raheb will be with us Wednesday morning, May 29 at 10:00 a.m. in Room 5F to speak about his ministries with Palestinian people and on their current situation. In particular he will discuss the mission and strategy of the Diyar Consortium, ecumenically oriented institutions serving the whole Palestinian community living in the Bethlehem area. Their unique programs, which are contextual and holistic in nature, serve from “the womb to the tomb,” with an emphasis on children, youth, women, and the elderly.
The Fourth Church Mission Committee invites you to join them for this opportunity to hear Mitri Raheb talk about this important work taking place in Bethlehem.
As the Pastor Nominating Committee continues their work to identify a candidate to recommend as the next Pastor of Fourth Church, one of their key tasks is listening to sermons. More than 400 of them. What do they listen for? What have they learned about sermons along the way? Read their most recent reflection to find the answer to these questions and more.
Thank you to Tower Brass, the Children’s Choir, the Youth Choir, and the Handbell Choir for your music leadership this past school year. After participating in worship on Sunday, May 19 (as seen in these photos), these groups will now take a summer break and resume in the fall.
Why not make plans to join us in making a joyful noise unto the Lord this autumn? There is a place in the Fourth Church music program for anyone who wishes to learn, grow, serve, and praise God in song!
Following a joint meeting of the Boards of Fourth Church on Wednesday, May 8, two letters were mailed to the congregation on Thursday, May 9, one from Calum MacLeod and one from Sam Evans, Clerk of Session.
Although the Pastor Nominating Committee has not yet identified a candidate to serve as the next Pastor and Head of Staff, in order to be prepared for that eventual decision, Calum and the leadership of the church have outlined the steps for the next phase in our leadership transition. They shared those during worship on Sunday, May 12, and you can also read about them in the letters from Calum and Sam.
About the website banner photo: This week’s banner photograph depicts the tulips in full bloom on the Michigan Avenue median in front of the church.
Annual Appeal 2013