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.)
27th sunday in Ordinary Time, October 2
We can think of World Communion Sunday as a single day, continual procession of Christians approaching the Communion table. Beginning with those in the easternmost regions of Asia, and moving west across the European and African continents, the bread and cup finally cross the Atlantic to us “late” in this twenty-four hour celebration. The day ends as people gather at tables in the islands of the Pacific. This year’s text is the fairly simple, and beloved image of faith as a mustard seed, but in Luke 17:5-10, Jesus also offers a somewhat strange story about servants doing their duty. Coupled with a reading of Psalm 137 (How can we sing the Lord’s song in a strange land?), Rick Otty’s sermon is titled, “Mustard Seed Faith in Strange Places.”