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, December 9, 2018

Sermon

Shannon J. Kershner

9:30 and 11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, December 2, 2018

Sermon

Shannon J. Kershner

8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, November 25, 2018

Sermon

Nanette Sawyer

9:30 and 11:00 a.m.

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Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22, 2018

Awakening to the Ah! of Things

Victoria G. Curtiss and Kent M. Organ

11:00 a.m.


Sunday, November 18, 2018

A Letter to Hannah

Shannon J. Kershner

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

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Sunday, November 11, 2018

In the Midst of the Present

Shannon J. Kershner

9:30 and 11:00 a.m.

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Communities of Creation

Nanette Sawyer

4:00 p.m.


Sunday, November 4, 2018

Sermon

Rocky Supinger

8:00 a.m.

 

All the Tears

Shannon J. Kershner

9:30 and 11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, October 28, 2018

Heal Us

Shannon J. Kershner

9:30 and 11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, October 21, 2018

Our Legacy of Faith

Lucy Forster-Smith

9:30 and 11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Sermon

Judith L. Watt

8:00 a.m.

 

Our Need to Give

Shannon J. Kershner

9:30 and 11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, October 7, 2018

Sermon

Brian Ellison

9:30 and 11:00 a.m.

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Sermon

Joseph L. Morrow

4:00 p.m.


Sunday, September 30, 2018

Sermon

Matt Helms

8:00 a.m.


Sermon

Shannon J. Kershner

9:30 and 11:00 a.m.

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Anger, Courage, Hope

Nanette Sawyer

4:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Being Great

Shannon J. Kershner

9:30 and 11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, September 16, 2018

Taming the Tongue

Victoria G. Curtiss

8:00 a.m.

 

The Cross and
the Way

Shannon J. Kershner

9:30 and 11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, September 9, 2018

Nevertheless, She Persisted!

Lucy Forster-Smith

8:00 a.m.

 

Hearing Her Voice

Shannon J. Kershner

9:30 and 11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, September 2, 2018

Finding Our Way to Yes

Lucy Forster-Smith

8:00 a.m.

 

Sermon

Shannon J. Kershner

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

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Sunday, August 26, 2018

Paul’s Signature

Lucy Forster-Smith

8:00 a.m.

 

Sermon

Shannon J. Kershner

9:30 and 11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, August 19, 2018

Bound Together

Victoria G. Curtiss

8:00
9:30 and 11:00 a.m.

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You Belong to God

Nanette Sawyer

4:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

The Seeds of the Church

Matt Helms

8:00 a.m.

 

Turning the World Upside Down

Lucy Forster-Smith

9:30 and 11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, August 5, 2018

Singing into Freedom

Shannon J. Kershner

8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, July 29, 2018

When God Present Roadblocks

Judith L. Watt

8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, July 22, 2018

All the Tears

Matt Helms

8:00 a.m.

 

Sermon

Rocky Supinger

9:30 and 11:00 a.m.

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“We the People”

Nanette Sawyer

4:00 p.m.


Sunday, July 15, 2018

Creating a Stir

Lucy Forster-Smith

8:00 a.m.

 

Paul and Barnabas on the Move

Shannon J. Kershner

9:30 and 11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, July 8, 2018

Embracing Diversity

Victoria G. Curtiss

8:00 a.m.

 

Stronger and More Tender

Shannon J. Kershner

9:30 and 11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, July 1, 2018

Untold Lives

Lucy Forster-Smith

9:30 and 11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Are You Sure?

Victoria G. Curtiss

8:00 a.m.

 

The Holistic Mission

Dr. Andrea Zaki

9:30 and 11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Blessed to Serve

Matt Helms

8:00 a.m.

 

Church Getting Organized!

Shannon J. Kershner

9:30 and 11:00 a.m.

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Loyalty and Power

Nanette Sawyer

4:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Get Up and Walk!

Shannon J. Kershner

9:30 and 11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, June 3, 2018

On the Ground

Victoria G. Curtiss

8:00 a.m.

 

Be My Witnesses!

Shannon J. Kershner

9:30 and 11:00 a.m.

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Be My Witnesses!

Shannon J. Kershner

4:00 p.m.


Sunday, May 27, 2018

Lifting the Veil

Lucy Forster-Smith

8:00 a.m.

 

Wild Winds

Shannon J. Kershner

9:30 and 11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Multiplication and Division

Judith L. Watt

8:00 a.m.

 

Sermon

Rocky Supinger

9:30 and 11:00 a.m.

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Searching for the Spirit

Abbi Heimach-Snipes

4:00 p.m.


Sunday, May 13, 2018

The Graceful Art of Letting Go

Lucy Forster-Smith

8:00 a.m.

 

Shine On!

Shannon J. Kershner

9:30 and 11:00 a.m.

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Treasure in Clay Jars

Nanette Sawyer

4:00 p.m.



Sunday, May 6, 2018

Astounding and Abounding

Victoria G. Curtiss

8:00 a.m.

 

Who Sets the Course?

Shannon J. Kershner

9:30 and 11:00 a.m.

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Astounding and Abounding

Victoria G. Curtiss

4:00 p.m.

 

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Identity

Shannon J. Kershner

9:30 and 11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Creation Cares

Lucy Forster-Smith

8:00 a.m.

 

Super, Natural Christians

Nanette Sawyer

9:30 and 11:00 a.m.

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Creation Cares

Lucy Forster-Smith

4:00 p.m.


Sunday, April 15, 2018

Cognitive Dissonance

Shannon J. Kershner

9:30 and 11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, April 8, 2018

Easter Wounds

Shannon J. Kershner

8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 a.m.

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Remembering Dr. King 50 Years Later

Abbi Heimach-Snipes

4:00 p.m.

 

Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018

Sermon

Abbi Heimach-Snipes

6:30 a.m.

 

Easter Promise

Shannon J. Kershner

8:00, 9:30, and 11:30 a.m.

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Where to from Here?

Nanette Sawyer

4:00 p.m.

 

Maundy Thursday, March 29, 2018

Sermon

Judith L. Watt

12:10 p.m.


Palm/Passion Sunday, March 25, 2018

Final Things

Shannon J. Kershner

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

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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Staying Awake

Shannon J. Kershner

9:30 and 11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, March 11, 2018

Sermon

Judith L. Watt

8:00 a.m.

 

Conversations on the Way

Shannon J. Kershner

9:30 and 11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, March 4, 2018

You Can’t Catch Me

Victoria G. Curtiss

8:00 a.m.


A Rousing Word

Lucy Forster-Smith

9:30 and 11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Sermon

Rocky Supinger

8:00 a.m.
9:30 and 11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, February 18, 2018

The Story of the Rich One

Shannon J. Kershner

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

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Sunday, February 11, 2018

I Do Choose

Victoria G. Curtiss

8:00 a.m.

 

Reflections

Fourth Church Youth

9:30 a.m.

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Reflections

Fourth Church Youth

11:00 a.m.

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Feeling Our Way to the Present

Abbi Heimach-Snipes

4:00 p.m.


Sunday, February 4, 2018

Wings of Eagles; Feet of Clay

Lucy Forster-Smith

8:00 a.m.

 

Perspective

Shannon J. Kershner

9:30 and 11:00 a.m.

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Sunday, January 28, 2018

Unhinged

Lucy Forster-Smith

9:30 and 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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