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, October 18, 2020

“The Exhibition
of the Kingdom
of Heaven to
the World”

Shannon J. Kershner

11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, October 11, 2020

Sermon text
to come

Shannon J. Kershner

11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, October 4, 2020

“The Preservation of the Truth”

Shannon J. Kershner

11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, September 27, 2020

Sermon text
to come

Shannon J. Kershner

11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, September 20, 2020

“Providing for the shelter, nurture, and spiritual fellowship of the children of God”

Shannon J. Kershner

11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, September 13, 2020

The Proclamation of the Gospel for the Salvation of Humankind”

Shannon J. Kershner

11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, September 6, 2020

Ritual and Vision

Shannon J. Kershner

11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, August 30, 2020

Noticing and Acting

Shannon J. Kershner

11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, August 23, 2020

Not Whether,
but What

Shannon J. Kershner

11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, August 16, 2020

Holy Havoc and Holy Harmony

Lucy Forster-Smith

11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, August 9, 2020

Sermon

Matt Helms

11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, August 2, 2020

A Gift Economy

Nanette Sawyer

11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, July 26, 2020

Praying as
We Ought?

Shannon J. Kershner

11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, July 19, 2020

God's Field

Shannon J. Kershner

11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, July 12, 2020

Our Focus

Shannon J. Kershner

11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, July 5, 2020

The Struggle
of the Soul
(sermon text
unavailable)

David Handley

11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, June 28, 2020

Pay Attention

Joseph L. Morrow

11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, June 21, 2020

The Marathon
of Faith

Shannon J. Kershner

11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, June 14, 2020

Connections

Shannon J. Kershner

11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, June 7, 2020

Boast?

Shannon J. Kershner

11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, May 31, 2020

Sermon

Lucy Forster-Smith

11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, May 24, 2020

Trusting in Abundant Grace

Victoria G. Curtiss

11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, May 17, 2020

Looking Back
and Looking Forward

Shannon J. Kershner

11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, May 10, 2020

Show Us
the Father

Shannon J. Kershner

11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, May 3, 2020

Being Led

Shannon J. Kershner

11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, April 26, 2020

Known in the Breaking

Lucy Forster-Smith

11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, April 19, 2020

Sermon

Rocky Supinger

11:00 a.m.

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Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020

A Question
of New Life: “Whom Are You Looking For?”

Shannon J. Kershner

11:00 a.m.

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Palm/Passion Sunday, April 5, 2020

My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me?

Shannon J. Kershner

11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, March 29, 2020

A Question
about Worry

Shannon J. Kershner

11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, March 22, 2020

Sermon

Shannon J. Kershner

11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, March 15, 2020

What Is Your Name?

Shannon J. Kershner

11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, March 8, 2020

Do You See This Woman?
(sermon text
unavailable)

Stephen G. Ray Jr.

9:30 and 11:00 a.m.

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Do You See This Woman?

Nanette Sawyer

4:00 p.m.


Sunday, March 1, 2020

Whom Are You Looking For? (sermon text
to come)

Shannon J. Kershner

9:30 and 11:00 a.m.

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Whom Are You Looking For?

Lucy Forster-Smith

4:00 p.m.


 

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Believe in Resurrection

Nanette Sawyer

4:00 p.m.


Sermon text
unavailable

Fourth Church Youth

9:30 and 11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, February 16, 2020

Upping the
Stakes

Shannon J. Kershner

9:30 and 11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, February 9, 2020

Adding and Shining

Shannon J. Kershner

9:30 and 11:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m.

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

 

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