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, December 3, 2023
This Sunday we enter the joyful season of Advent and we embark once more on a sacred journey of both anticipation and reflection, as this time marks the beginning of the Church year in the Christian calendar. The word 'Advent" is derived from the Latin word adventus, meaning "arrival." These days serve as a time of preparation and expectation for the arrival of the Christ child. Through the lighting of the Advent candles of hope, peace, joy and love, we are reminded of the profound significance of Christ's birth and the promise of his return. This time of reflection provides an opportunity for spiritual renewal and deepening our connection with God, strengthening a sense of community as we together await the fulfilment of God's promises. May this Advent season be a time of renewed faith and a celebration of the profound love that was born in a humble manger, bringing light to our world.
Our Sunday worship service begins as usual begin at 10:00 a.m. If you are not able to attend in person, you can participate via the live stream here.
The scripture readings this Sunday are as follows:
This Sunday, our choir is singing the anthem, Come, Dear Christ, Your World Awaits by Bonnie Duckworth.
We are holding a Baby Shower Luncheon for Emily and Joshua Smith, this Sunday, following worship. Everyone is welcome; please stay and enjoy a light lunch and warm friendship.
There will be no Bible Study this week. It will resume on Wednesday, December 13.
Our special collection for the Food Bank continues until December 10. Monetary donations can be made out to the Saanich Peninsula Food Bank. Food items can be placed in the boxes in the narthex. There will be a draw for a Christmas Poinsettia next Sunday, December 10. tickets are available in exchange for food items (or donations) for the Food Bank.
The next Sunshine Lunch takes place on December 11 at noon. The theme is “Christmas”.
The Greater Victoria Police Chorus Christmas Concert takes place on Saturday, December 16 at 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Church, 2410 Malaview Avenue, Sidney. Tickets are available from James Dallimore or Tanner’s Bookstore
White Gift Sunday (December 17): This year instead of collecting gifts to give to our shut-ins, the Pastoral Care Committee are asking for you to donate a toonie. This will allow the purchase of a small plant and an appropriate treat for each person. Many of the gift recipients are on restricted diets and are in Care homes and cannot enjoy gifts of food.
There is a Shopping Bus available from the Shoal Centre on December 6 (Hillside) and December 13 (Mayfair). The Bus loads at 11:30 a.m. and returns by 3:30 p.m. Suggested donation $5 for the round trip. Call 250-656-5537 to reserve your seat.
If you wish to attend the Community Christmas Dinner at the Mary Winspear Centre on Christmas Day, then please email email@example.com by December 20 to make a reservation for either the 11:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. sitting. Patricia will be happy to assist you.
May God be with you all!