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   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


First Sunday in Lent

February 18, 2018

Services:  9:30 & ll:00 am

Sermon Title:  On Human Nature and Freedom, Matt Crane

The Gospel text, Mark 1:9-15, alludes to three momentous events in the life of Jesus in six short verses: Jesus' baptism by John, Jesus' temptation in the wilderness and the beginning of Jesus' public ministry. The sermon will explore, in particular, the second of these three events--Jesus' temptation--and its meaning not only for Jesus, but for us as well.


Weekly Lenten Soup and Study

Thursdays, February 15-March 22

6:00 to 7:30 pm 

An opportunity for study as a Lenten discipline -Thursday evenings 6-7:30 begins February 15 and ends March 22.  We will start with a simple meal of soup, bread and fruit and then begin the study with Forgiveness as the theme using scripture, various spiritual disciplines and lively discussion to engage with each other.   

Forgiving others and humbly asking for forgiveness are central disciplines for all Christian believers. Lent, a time to reflect on our Christian journey, is an appropriate time to deepen our understanding and practice of forgiveness.  Each week of the study will explore a different aspect of forgiveness.  Short handouts will be provided each week before the study.  Topics to be covered include:

Feb 22  Importance of self-awareness and self-examination 

Mar 1    Loving our enemies (internal as well as external)

Mar 8    Identifying something for which we need forgiveness and

              seeking forgiveness

Mar 15  Overcoming obstacles to forgiving others

Mar 22  Forgiveness, Repentance and Justice

Please sign up for the first session on the sheet on an easel in the foyer near the coat closet. Signing up for the first class does not mean commitment to all.


CALENDAR WEEK OF February 11, 2018

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

Sunday, February 18

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

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

 11:00 am  Worship                            9:45 am   Sunday School,Pre-K-5

 12:15 pm  Mission Team Meeting     6:45 pm   High School Youth Group

   1:00 pm  Worship at Wingate                                                               

Tuesday, February 20

  7:30 pm     Deacons' Meeting

Wednesday, February 2

  9:45 am     Wednesday Women's Bible Study

  7:30 pm     Praise Team Rehearsals

Thursday, February 22

 6:00 pm     Lenten Soup and Study

 7:30 pm     Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Friday, February 23

 7:30 pm     Worship Planning Listening Session

Sunday, February 25

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

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

 11:00 am  Worship                            9:45 am   Sunday School,Pre-K-5       12:15 pm  Nominating Committee    6:45 pm   High School 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. 

***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.)