SPPC Today

September 25, 2022 - The beggar at our gates


Welcome to Saanich Peninsula Presbyterian Church.

Our worship takes place at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday morning both in-person and online (via the SPPC YouTube Livestream button above). We invite you to join us each week as we continue to explore and follow the Word of God. Following the service, there will be a fellowship time at the back of the sanctuary.

While British Columbia Public Health restrictions for worship have been lifted; nonetheless:

  • Please, perform a health check prior to attending.

  • Masks are no longer required, but feel free to wear one if you prefer.

  • Please, use provided hand sanitizers.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

News for Sunday, October 2, 2022

Today (Friday, September 30) is National Truth and Reconciliation Day in Canada. On this day we are reminded of the traumas suffered by Canadian Indigenous people, most especially in residential schools, as a result of uncaring and often racist social policies enacted by our elected governments and, tragically, often carried out by Canadian Churches. The Presbyterian Church in Canada has long recognized its culpability, having run two of the schools, Birtle Residential School in Manitoba and Cecilia Jeffrey Residential School located in Ontario (other schools operated by the Presbyterian Church became part of the United Church of Canada with the amalgamation of 1925). The PCC apologized formally for its role in running residential schools in 1994. That apology, our Confession, can be downloaded here. A study guide to help us to work through the Confession is also available. The church renewed its commitment to living out that Confession in 2019. Further resources for learning are available here.

This Sunday we will be celebrating World Communion Sunday with the Lord's Supper. Worship will begin at the usual hour of 10:00 a.m. and if you cannot join us, you can still participate via our SPPC YouTube Livestream link above. If you have not been able to participate in the Lord's Supper in person, please contact your elder; we can bring it to your home next week.

The scriptures for Sunday are:

Our anthem this week is Psalm of Quietness by John F. Wilson

Upcoming events:

  • Next week is Thanksgiving Sunday. We would appreciate any produce for the Harvest display for SPPC. If anyone would like to help in this way, Alice and Janet would be happy to receive it either Thursday 6th October between 7:00 & 8:00 p.m. during choir or Friday 7th October, morning by 10:30 a.m. 

  • If you have a favourite hymn that you would like to sing during worship please add it to the list posted in the narthex

  • Lunch at the Legislature. We were able to increase our reservation to 30 people for Tuesday, October 25 at 1:30 p.m.  This means that there are now only 8 vacant spots. If you wish to attend you must add your name to the list in the narthex without delay. It is suggested that you travel by bus from McTavish Park & Ride to save on parking. Bus day pass $5. #70 from McTavish P&R departing at 12.10 p.m. arrives at 12.52 p.m; #72 from McTavish P&R departing at 12:18 p.m. arrives at 1:12 p.m. Return to Sidney at your leisure.

God be with each one of you!