Worship and Music
Judson is known for powerful services in our beautiful 100-year-old sanctuary. Sunday worship service begins at 9:30. The worship service typically features a thoughtful sermon from our minister, beautiful music from our choir or special guests, Time with Children, and a personal reflection from one of our members or friends.
Fellowship & Refreshments at 10:30 am in the Ann Judson room. Children and Adult education will start at 11:00 am and go until 12 pm.
Worship in September
We keep track of time and seasons of the year by using calendars that provide us opportunities to observe, commemorate, and celebrate certain events or occasions. The changing seasons of the year also provide us with recurring opportunities to celebrate in worship. The Christian church, following earlier Jewish tradition, has long used the seasons of the year as an opportunity for festivals and holidays, sacred time set aside to worship God.
The Christian calendar is organized around two major centers of Sacred Time: Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany; and Lent, Holy Week, and Easter, concluding at Pentecost. The rest of the year following Pentecost is known as Ordinary Time, from the word “ordinal,” which simply means counted time (First Sunday after Pentecost, etc.). Ordinary Time is used to focus on various aspects of the Faith, especially the mission of the church in the world. Ordinary time can be broken into a Pentecost Season, (Pentecost until the next to last Sunday of August) and Kingdomtide (last Sunday of August until the beginning of Advent).
Some other days not specifically tied to these cycles are Reformation Sunday and All Saints Sunday, which focuses on heritage and the faithfulness of those in the past.
Many churches have relied almost solely on the spoken word. However, even in the Old Testament, the services of worship involved all of the senses: sight, smell, taste, and touch, as well as hearing. Modern learning theory also indicates that the more senses are involved in an experience, the more impact it makes, especially for children.
The 2017-18 Church Year (B) begins with Advent in December.Advent (December 3 – December 24) Christmas (December 25 – January 5) The Twelve Days of Christmas (December 25 – January 5)Epiphany (January 6 – February 4) Transfiguration Sunday (February 11) Shrove Tuesday or Mardi Gras (February 13) Ash Wednesday (February 14) Lent (February 18 – March 24) Palm/Passion Sunday (March 25) Holy Week (March 26-31) Maundy Thursday (March 29)Good Friday (March 30) Easter (April 1- May 13) Trinity Sunday (May 27) Pentecost/Kingdomtide (May 20-December 1) All Saints Day (November 1)