Matt Helms preaching | Communion
9:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Hardy H. Kim preaching
John W. Vest preaching | Jazz Service with Communion
Thank You to Our Choirs and Instrumentalists!
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 this past Sunday, 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!
This past Sunday we celebrated Dedication Commemoration Day, which in 1914, Fourth Church Pastor John Timothy Stone declared be observed on the third Sunday of each May.
Ninety-nine years ago this month, on Sunday, May 10, 1914, the Fourth Church congregation worshiped in the Michigan Avenue Sanctuary for the first time, having moved from its smaller facility on Rush at Superior. A series of dedicatory services were held the remainder of that week, and later that month, the new Sanctuary and Parish House buildings were host to 1,800 attendees of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church.
The photograph above was taken that spring.
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