Sermons

In keeping with Presbyterian tradition, the hearing of God’s word in Scripture and preaching is central to each Sunday service of worship at Fourth Church.

For those who were unable to be with us—and for those who want to reflect further on a sermon or save it—you will find sermons available in a variety of formats.

Online text of the most recent sermons, which we also share via Facebook and Twitter as well, can be found below. There is also an archive of the text of earlier sermons.

Sermons are emailed to those who have signed up to receive Fourth Church sermon emails.

Printed transcripts (in booklet form) of the sermons are available on-site only, in the church literature racks, which are located in the Narthex and in the Commons, across from the Reception desk.

Audio—in MP3 format—for the 9:30/11:00 sermons (and entire worship service) is also available below and via podcast.

For a pdf of the Sunday worship bulletin, click on the service time at right.

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Part 2 of the Sermon Series “Normal Never Was, God Always Is”: What We Remember

Shannon J. Kershner

11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, September 5, 2021

Part 1 of the Sermon Series “Normal Never Was, God Always Is”

Shannon J. Kershner

11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, August 29, 2021

Sermon

Shannon J. Kershner

11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, August 22, 2021

Part 4 and Final Sermon of a Series
on Ephesians

Matt Helms

11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, August 15, 2021

Part 3 of a
Sermon Series
on Ephesians:
Last Lecture

Lucy Forster-Smith

11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, August 8, 2021

Part 2 of a
Sermon Series
on Ephesians:
The Cornerstone Connection

Nanette Sawyer

11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, August 1, 2021

Part 1 of a
Sermon Series
on Ephesians:
A Sermon for Today

Shannon J. Kershner

11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, July 25, 2021

Sermon

Shannon J. Kershner

11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, July 18, 2021

Let Your Compassion Be Your Worship

Joseph L. Morrow

11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, July 11, 2021

Jeremiah: A Prophet of Loss and Hope

The sixth in a series on Jeremiah

Rocky Supinger

11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, July 4, 2021

Sermon text unavailable

Shannon J. Kershner

11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, June 27, 2021

Sermon text unavailable

Shannon J. Kershner

11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, June 20, 2021

Jeremiah: A Prophet of Loss and Hope

The third in a
series on Jeremiah

Shannon J. Kershner

11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, June 13, 2021

Jeremiah: A Prophet of Loss and Hope

The second in a
series on Jeremiah

Shannon J. Kershner

11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, June 6, 2021

Jeremiah: A Prophet of Loss and Hope

The first in a
series on Jeremiah

Shannon J. Kershner

11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, May 30, 2021

Glory

Lucy Forster-Smith

11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, May 23, 2021

Exuberant Diversity

Nanette Sawyer

11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, May 16, 2021

Celebrating (?) Ascension

Shannon J. Kershner

11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, May 9, 2021

Sermon text
unavailable

Fourth Church Youth

11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, May 2, 2021

You Are Branches

Shannon J. Kershner

11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, April 25, 2021

Sermon text
unavailable

Rabbi Seth M. Limmer

11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, April 18, 2021

Body and Soul

Joseph L. Morrow

11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, April 11, 2021

Sermon text
unavailable

Shannon J. Kershner

11:00 a.m.

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Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021

Endings

Shannon J. Kershner

11:00 a.m.

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Palm/Passion Sunday, March 28, 2021

Details

Shannon J. Kershner

11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, March 21, 2021

Holding Back

Shannon J. Kershner

11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, March 14, 2021

Powerful Tenderness

Shannon J. Kershner

11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, March 7, 2021

Sermon text
unavailable

Joseph L. Morrow

11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, February 28, 2021

Take Up Your Cross

Shannon J. Kershner

11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, February 21, 2021

What Drives You?

Lucy Forster-Smith

11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, February 14, 2021

150th Anniversary of the Founding
of Fourth Presbyterian Church

Shannon J. Kershner

11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, February 7, 2021

Hunting Jesus

Shannon J. Kershner

11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, January 31, 2021

Voices

Shannon J. Kershner

11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, January 24, 2021

It's Time

Shannon J. Kershner

11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, January 17, 2021

The Order of Things

Shannon J. Kershner

11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, January 10, 2021

Never Too Late

Shannon J. Kershner

11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, January 3, 2020

Knowing God Sermon text
unavailable

David Handley

11:00 a.m.

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For a text archive of previous sermons preached at Fourth Church, click here.

 

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