Lent and Easter with
Fourth Presbyterian Church

Easter Sunday Worship

One Great Hour of Sharing Offering
Sermon Series
Daily Lenten and Easter Devotions

 

Easter Sunday Worship

Sunday, April 12
11:00 a.m.

Online at www.bit.ly/FPCworship

The worship bulletin is available here to download and print in advance.

Although we will not be able to gather in person, we hope you will join us online on Easter Sunday, April 12 as we gather in festive celebration of the resurrection of the Lord!

Families are also invited to create their own Sunday School at home this weekend. Along with spending some time reading and talking about the Easter story (Luke 24:1–12)—you will find a family discussion guide online—you can have fun with some related craft and activity suggestions.

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One Great Hour of Sharing Offering

Your gifts to our Lenten One Great Hour of Sharing Offering touch the lives of those in need, respond to injustice, provide shelter, and feed the hungry, both here in our city and around the world.

Your gifts support

  • Fourth Church Meals Ministry, which distributes bag lunches each week, Tuesday through Thursday, and serves a hot supper on both Sunday and Monday nights, providing more than 36,000 meals per year for guests who are homeless
  • Fourth Church Shower Ministry, which welcomes guests without access to bathing facilities to use the showers at Fourth Church, with nearly 1,000 showers taken per year
  • Chicago Lights Elam Davies Social Service Center, which annually supports 1,800 individuals who are experiencing homelessness or who are in transition, helping them gain greater stability through case management, a food pantry, clothing assistance, referrals to other agencies, and outreach
  • Chicago Lights Tutoring, which encourages 400 students living in under-resourced neighborhoods to graduate from high school and pursue higher education and meaningful careers
  • Presbyterian Hunger Program, which takes action to alleviate hunger, care for creation, and address the systemic causes of poverty so all may be fed
  • Self-Development of People, which partners with communities responding to their experiences of oppression, poverty, and injustice and educates Presbyterians about the impact of these issues
  • Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, which works alongside communities as they recover and find hope after the devastation of natural or human-caused disasters and provides support for refugees

You can designate a gift to a “One Great Hour of Sharing” when making a gift online.

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Daily Lenten and Easter Devotions

Written by Fourth Church members and staff, every year our daily Lenten devotions—which this year offer reflections on Lenten hymn texts—are available in a variety of ways:

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Sermon Series

“Questions Jesus Asked” (inspired by Martin B. Copenhaver’s book Jesus is the Question) is the theme of this year’s Lenten sermon series.Weekly topics:

March 1: Question of Longing, Part 1
“Whom are you looking for?”
(John 18:1–11)

March 8: Question about Compassion
Do you see this woman?
(Luke 7:36–50)

March 15: Question about Identity
What is your name?
(Luke 8:26–39)

March 22 we took a break from the series to consider Psalm 23.

March 29 | Question of Worry
What do you want?
(Matthew 6:25–34)

April 5, Palm/Passion Sunday: Question of Despair
My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
(Matthew 27:39–50)

April 12, Easter Sunday: Question of Longing, Part 2
“Whom are you looking for?”
(John 20)