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.
For the safety of your neighbours, when you attend worship:
Please, perform a health check prior to attending.
Please, use provided hand sanitizers.
While masks are not required, feel free to wear one if you prefer.
We look forward to seeing you on Sunday.
News for Sunday, September 17, 2023
Well, we had a terrific luncheon following the service last week. The hot dogs, fixings, and desserts were delicious. The weather was delightful, and the company was terrific! A huge thank you to all those who helped organise, set up, and serve, but especially to Brenden, who literally came all the way from Langford just to cook for us and serve us!
We also kicked off Bible Study this week, looking at Proverbs 9 and the choice between wisdom and folly (we decided wisdom was better). There's still room in the study, so I encourage you to come and check it out.
Please be aware that next Monday, September 18, Scho's Painting will be repainting our increasingly dull lines in the parking lot, so it once more looks sharp, and we all know where to park. If you need to come to the Church that day, please avoid driving over the fresh paint; it takes a long time to fade. Later in the week, on Thursday, Matte's Painting will be refinishing the front doors. They need to be sanded and varnished, so they will have to be taken down, which means we'll have more open access than usual for a while, or not, depending on how long the work takes. Tore may need to put up some plywood sheets to secure the front entrance, in which case we will use the side entrances at either the family room or the classroom. We apologise for the inconvenience. Everything should be back in good order by the following Sunday.
This week, our service, as usual, will begin at 10:00 a.m. It will be transmitted as a live stream, which you can access here.
The scripture for worship are as follows:
This week we are pleased to announce that the choir will be singing Canon of Praise by Johann Pachelbel, arranged by Hal Hopson. It sounds terrific! Makes you want to join the choir, doesn't it?
Bible Study continues this Wednesday, September 20th, at 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Our study guide is Proverbs - Learning to Live Wisely.
The Friends and Family of Emily Brackett will be hosting a Drop-In gathering in the hall at SPPC next Saturday, September 23rd, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. to celebrate Emily’s 100th Birthday. Please take the opportunity to drop by.
Our next Lord's Supper is fast approaching. This year, World Communion Sunday falls on October 1st. If you are unable to attend but would like communion brought to you, please contact your elder, and we can arrange it.
The next Sunshine Lunch will be held on Monday, October 2nd, at noon (with an Autumn theme). Tickets are $12 and are available from Joan.
Jerusha is supporting the Cops for Cancer Tour-de-Rock in memory of her sister Ruth. Jerusha will have her head shaved on Thursday, October 5 at 3:30 p.m.at the Shoal Centre (the hair is then donated for wigs for cancer patients). If you wish to support Jerusha and the Cops for Cancer fundraiser, there is a donation box in the narthex. Thanks to all those who have already given so generously.
Do you have a favourite hymn you would like to sing during worship? There is a sign-up sheet in the narthex. The Worship Committee will consider how best to use the suggested hymns in the service and will notify you beforehand when your selections are going to be sung.
Are you interested in becoming a member of SPPC? Or do you wonder what that even means? We would like to hold a reception of new members at our next communion on October 1st. Please talk to Rev. Irwin Cunningham if you are interested.
We are all aware of the rising rates of COVID infection around us. It seems everyone knows a few friends who have gotten sick in recent days. We would, therefore, encourage you to take reasonable precautions. If you feel more comfortable doing so, you are welcome to wear a mask. Also, please do a health check before you come to Church events, and if you are not feeling well, please do not attend (you can always participate in worship via the live stream).
God bless and keep you!