Welcome to a warm and caring community
who we are: We celebrate God’s love for all and welcome everyone to embrace God’s challenge to be faithful followers of Jesus Christ.
where we are going: Led by the Spirit, we are building a joyful, vibrant church through:
…worship that connects God’s Word to our lives
…outreach that embraces the wider community
…service that helps those in need locally and
…education that expands our faith.
*9:30 AM WORSHIP
9:30 AM SUNDAY SCHOOL - ADULT, MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL
9:45 AM SUNDAY SCHOOL - PRE-K THROUGH 5TH GRADE
10:30 AM FELLOWSHIP TIME
**11:00 AM WORSHIP
WORSHIP AT THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN SUDBURY IS CENTERED ON GOD’S WORD, AND WITH MUSIC AND PRAYER AND PREACHING, WE CELEBRATE BOTH GOD’S LOVE FOR AND CHALLENGES TO US AS WE SEEK TO BE FAITHFUL FOLLOWERS OF JESUS CHRIST AND HIS TEACHINGS. AS WITH MANY CHURCHES, OUR MEMBERS COME FROM DIFFERENT RELIGIOUS BACKGROUNDS AND HAVE A VARIETY OF MUSIC AND WORSHIP STYLES AND PREFERENCES. DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR, WE HAVE TWO DIFFERENT STYLES OF WORSHIP ON SUNDAY MORNINGS.
THE FOLLOWING SUMMARIZES THE DISTINCTIONS BETWEEN OUR TWO SUNDAY MORNING SERVICES
*9:30AM – THE MUSIC IN THIS SERVICE IS LED BY A PRAISE BAND OF MEMBERS, USUALLY MORE CONTEMPORARY IN STYLE, WITH THE WORDS PROJECTED ONTO A SCREEN IN THE FRONT OF THE SANCTUARY. THERE IS ALSO A TIME WITH CHILDREN EARLY DURING THIS SERVICE, AFTER WHICH THE CHILDREN ATTEND CHURCH SCHOOL.
**11:00AM – THE ORDER OF THIS SERVICE IS FAMILIAR TO THOSE RAISED PRESBYTERIAN. THE MUSIC IN THIS SERVICE IS LED BY A CHOIR, WHICH NORMALLY SINGS AN ANTHEM DURING THE SERVICE. HYMNS, RATHER THAN PRAISE MUSIC, ARE CHOSEN FROM THE NEW PRESBYTERIAN HYMNAL, AND MAY INCLUDE BOTH TRADITIONAL AND MORE MODERN HYMN SETTINGS.
IN BOTH WORSHIP SERVICES, WE HEAR A SERMON, BASED ON A SCRIPTURE TEXT AND PREACHED TO BUILD FAITH AND EQUIP US TO SERVE GOD. WE NORMALLY ALSO INCLUDE A PRAYER TIME WHEN WORSHIPERS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE JOYS AND CONCERNS, AND AN OFFERING TO SUPPORT THE MISSIONS AND PROGRAMS OF THE CHURCH IS RECEIVED. ON THE FIRST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH, WE OBSERVE THE SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S SUPPER (COMMUNION.)
Second Sunday of Advent, December 4
As we approach the birth of Jesus during Advent, we reflect on the prophets’ visions of a savior for the nation, and this week, mark the role of John the Baptist as the messenger calling people to “prepare ye the way of the Lord.” We may find ourselves humming the “Godspell” song of that name, yet beneath the happy tune, and even the soft glow of a manger, the anticipated savior comes to those at the margins of society. “Anger, Winnowing and Vision” will be Rick Otty’s sermon title, incorporating the vision of Isaiah 2:1-5, and John the Baptist’s call to bear good fruit in Matthew 3:1-12.
Advent and Christmas at PCIS
Sundays, November 27, and December 4, 11, 18 - Four Sundays of Advent with services at 9:30 am and 11:00 am
Friday, December 2 – 6:00 pm, Women's Christmas Dinner and Yankee Gift Swap!
Friday, December 16 – 8:00 pm, Christmastime! (a musical event)
Sunday, December 18 – 1:30 pm, Wingate Christmas Service led by church members, but open to all at Wingate Nursing Home (136 Boston Post Rd.)
Saturday, December 24 - Two Christmas Eve Services
5:00 pm - Family Service
We will tell the Christmas story involving the children. This will be about a 45 minute service, with song and prayer and sharing the Good News of the birth of Jesus.
7:30 pm - Lessons, Carols, and Candlelight Communion
We will gather amidst the sanctuary in candlelight, and hear the Scripture lessons anticipating and telling of the arrival of Messiah. The choir will lead our music with anthems and the carols we sing as a congregation. Rick Otty will be preaching, and what is anticipated to be a 75 minute service will close with Communion and the singing of Silent Night.
[NOTE: There will NOT be a 10:00 pm service on Christmas Eve]
Sunday, December 25 - ONE Worship service at 10:00 am (no Sunday school) - This will be an informal service on Christmas morning, with lots of carols.
Sunday, January 1 - ONE Worship service at 10:00 am (no Sunday school) - We will gather around the Communion table as we begin the secular new year and mark Epiphany.