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

        globally

     …education that expands our faith.


The first Sunday of Advent is December 3.  You can download the PCIS 2017 Advent Devotional here.


SUNDAY SCHEDULE

*9:30 am   Worship                                      

9:30 am   Middle School SS

9:30 am   Adult SS Class

9:45 am  Sunday School(Pre-K –5) 

10:30 am   Refreshment Fellowship Hall    

**11:00 am    Worship                                     

6:45 pm  High School Youth Grp. 


Third Sunday of Advent, December 17, 2017

Texts for the sermon are:  Luke 1:46-55; John 1:6-8, 19-28. 

Mary the Mother of Jesus and John the Baptist had one thing in common: they prepared the way for Jesus to come. What does it look like for us to prepare the way for our Lord to come? 

Rev. Kelsey Hanson Woodruff will be preaching on the Third Sunday of Advent.  She is originally from Northern California. Kelsey has a BA in Religious Studies from Stanford and an MDiv from Fuller Theological Seminary. She interned at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church and as a chaplain at Stanford Hospital. She served the last two years as Parish Associate at Valley Presbyterian Church in Paradise Valley, Arizona. She is married to Jacob, a scientist, and has three children, Max, Clara, and Alice.


          Advent and Christmas at PCIS Sundays, December 3, December 10, 17, 24 - Four Sundays of Advent with services at 9:30 am and 11:00 am Friday, December 15 – 7:30 pm, Christmastime! (a musical event) Sunday, December 17 – 1:30 pm, Wingate Christmas Service led by church members, but open to all at Wingate Nursing Home (136 Boston Post Rd.) Sunday, December 24 -Fourth Sunday of Advent with 9:30 and 11:00 am services and 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 and Carols 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.  The service will close with the singing of Silent Night.  Sunday, December 31 - ONE Worship service at 10:00 am (no Sunday school).

          Advent and Christmas at PCIS

Sundays, December 3, December 10, 17, 24 - Four Sundays of Advent with services at 9:30 am and 11:00 am

Friday, December 15 – 7:30 pm, Christmastime! (a musical event)

Sunday, December 17 – 1:30 pm, Wingate Christmas Service led by church members, but open to all at Wingate Nursing Home (136 Boston Post Rd.)

Sunday, December 24 -Fourth Sunday of Advent with 9:30 and 11:00 am services and 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 and Carols

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.  The service will close with the singing of Silent Night.

 Sunday, December 31 - ONE Worship service at 10:00 am (no Sunday school).


CALENDAR WEEK OF December 17, 2017

(PCIS events only, outside events are listed on master calendar)

Sunday, December 17 - Third Sunday of Advent

 9:30 am  Worship                              9:30 am   Middle School SS

10:30 am  Fellowship Time               9:30 am   Adult SS Class

11:00 am   Worship                            9:45 am  Sunday School(Pre-K –5)

                                                           6:45 pm  High School Youth Group                                                               

Monday, December 18

7:00 pm  Session Meeting

7:00 pm  PNC Meeting

Tuesday, December 19

 7:00 pm   Deacons' Meeting

Wednesday, December 20

    9:45 am  Wednesday Women's Bible Study

   7:00 pm  Trustees' Meeting

    7:30 pm  Praise Team Rehearsal

Thursday, December 21

   7:30 pm  Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Friday, December 15

  7:30 pm   Christmastime!

Sunday, December 24 - Fourth Sunday of Advent & Christmas Eve

 9:30 am  Worship                              9:30 am   Middle School SS

10:30 am  Fellowship Time               9:30 am   Adult SS Class

11:00 am   Worship                            9:45 am  Sunday School(Pre-K –5)

 5:00 pm  Family Christmas Eve Service

 7:30 pm  Christmas Eve Lessons and Carols Service 

                                                       

   Contact email: pcsudbury@pcsudbury.org,

phone: 978-443-9151 x10. 


   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. 

***Summer 10:00AM - This service is similar to the 11:00AM service except the choir does not sing.  Music and hymns are led by the Director of Music.

In all 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.)