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.

SUNDAY SCHEDULE

*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

Sunday, February 26, 2017

This Sunday, February 26, we will welcome the Rev. Tom Forster-Smith as our preacher. In his sermon, “Wondrous Sight,” Tom will focus on the Transfiguration Sunday texts in Exodus 24:12-18 and Matthew 17:1-9. Tom is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA), who moved to the Boston area in 2014 with his spouse, the Rev. Dr. Lucy Forster-Smith, Chaplain to Harvard University. Tom recently served as interim pastor of the Payson Park Congregational Church in Belmont, MA. Prior to that, he served congregations in Cincinnati, OH, Seattle, WA, Milwaukee, WI and St. Paul, MN. In 2016, Tom and Rick Otty worked together on a presbytery response team working with the Newton Presbyterian Church. Father of three children, Christopher, Mara and Anna, and proud grandfather of Angelina, he enjoys times spent with family, photography and travel. 

Calendar for the Week of

February 26, 2017

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

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26  

9:30 AM  WORSHIP                

9:30 AM  MID. & HS  SS

9:30 AM  ADULT SS

10:30 AM  REFRESHMENTS

9:45 AM  SS (PREK-5TH)

 11:00 AM  WORSHIP               

 12:15 PM  MISSION TEAM MEETING

6:45 PM HS YOUTH GROUP

monday, FEBRUARY 27

7:00 PM  PASTOR NOMINATING COMMITTEE

WEDNESDAY, March 1

  9:45 AM  WEDNESDAY WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY

  7:30 PM ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE

  7:30 PM  PRAISE TEAM REHEARSAL

THURSDAY, MARCH 2

  7:30 PM  CHANCEL CHOIR REHEARSAL

FRIDAY, MARCH 3

 6:45 AM  MEN'S MONTHLY BREAKFAST & BIBLE STUDY  

 8:00 PM FRIDAY NIGHT GATHERING - EXTRAVAGANT LOVE

SUNDAY, MARCH 5

9:30 AM  WORSHIP                

9:30 AM  MID. & HS  SS

9:30 AM  ADULT SS

10:30 AM  REFRESHMENTS

9:45 AM  SS (PREK-5TH)

 11:00 AM  WORSHIP               

 12:15 PM  SHEPHERDING TEAM MEETING

6:45 PM HS YOUTH GROUP

 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. 

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.)