SPPC Today


Welcome to Saanich Peninsula Presbyterian Church.

Our worship takes place at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday morning both in-person and online. We invite you to join us each week as we continue to explore and follow the Word of God.

Open for Worship!

We continue to meet in-person under provincial health restriction; please keep these in mind:

  • Maximum of 50 people

  • Those attending are asked to perform a health check prior to arriving

  • Masks are required at all times

  • Stay 2 metres apart unless you are from the same household

  • No gathering before, during and after the service

  • Singing will be limited to soloists

We look forward to a gradual loosening of the restrictions. In the meantime, it would help us a lot if you would pre-register for Sunday so that we can prepare for your arrival. We invite you to do so on the In-person Registration form on this page, or by calling the office or your elder.

News for June 20, 2021

This week the Presbytery of Vancouver Island met on Tuesday. I am pleased to report that Presbytery approved the call of the Rev. Stephen Bell to St. Andrews, Duncan. His induction will take place on July 18. This will leave Knox, Sooke vacant, though the Rev. Harold McNabb (who has at times provided pulpit supply here at SPPC) will fill in as interim minister for the next year.

Our province continued to re-open this week too, thanks to increasing vaccination levels and falling infection rate. I hope you are able to take advantage of the opportunities to meet with friends. The variance for worship has been slightly adapted, but it will not affect us here at SPPC. We hope that the health authorities will be able to relax meeting regulations in the coming weeks and we will keep you informed if they do. The good news is that we will continue to open our doors for worship this Sunday.

If you are planning to attend, please let us know by filling out the form above to help us prepare. We will also continue to transmit the service into the parking lot on FM 87.7 if you prefer to listen in your car. You can also watch the online service via the "SPPC Youtube Livestream" button above. The stream begins a few minutes before 10:00 a.m. with the prelude played by Larry.

The scriptures this week are:

1 Samuel 17:1a, 4–11, 19–23, 32–49

Psalm 9:9–20

2 Corinthians 6:1–13

Mark 4:35–41

I am certainly enjoying the greater freedom we are being allowed, though I am still very careful in crowded places and find it odd to take my mask off anywhere in public. Happily, children's sports are opening up. My son will actually be playing his first games this year this Sunday afternoon (he will have to rush off quickly after Church to warm up). For me, it also means I get to umpire a bunch of kids' baseball this Saturday and in the coming weeks, which is a lot of fun and a great opportunity to volunteer in the community.

Which reminds me. If you would like to volunteer to help run the audio or video systems and give our audio-visual crew an occasional break, please let me know so we can help you become familiar with the systems.

Please continue to take care of yourselves and one another. We look forward to being able to meet soon in fellowship.

May God bless you!