Monday, December 9, 2019

Caol Sing 2019



One of our favourite Christmas traditions at SPPC is the community carol sing.
This year the event takes place on Dec. 15 at 2:30 pm.
We'll sing old favourites like "O Come All Ye Faithful," "Away in a Manger," "Silent Night," and many more. Words supplied so no need to bring a carol book--just bring a friend and prepare to get into the Christmas spirit. 
The Jesus is Lord Congregation has been using the SPPC building for worship on Sunday evenings. We're delighted that they've agreed to join us for the Carol Sing and for a pot luck supper afterward.
As the old song goes -- "please to put a penny in the old man's hat. If you haven't got a penny, a ha'penny will do,. If you haven't got a ha'penny, then God Bless You."  If you haven't got a dish to contribute to the supper, don't worry about it, we wish you God's blessings anyway. There will be lots of food to go around. If you'd rather just have a cup of tea and a cookie, that's fine too.
We look forward to meeting all our friends and neighbours at the Carol Sing.

9296 E. Saanich Road (at airport roundabout)
Free parking
More information at SPPC 250 656-2241




Monday, December 2, 2019

Advent 1

December and Advent arrived together this year. On Sunday the congregation entered a sanctuary decorated for this most festive time of year. It looked beautiful.
On Saturday, a number of church workers turned up to work the magic that takes a mess and turns it into something lovely. 


Felicity took charge and directed her helpers.
poinsettias in their wrappings declare Christmas season is here


An SPPC favourite, Hazel's knitted nativity.

Barb's antique plant stand creates a perfect display for the flowers


The candle of Hope is lit

December is full of special services. Dec. 8 is Communion and the ordination of new elders.
December 15 is white gift, bake sale, carol-sing and pot luck supper
Dec. 22 Fourth Advent, the candle of joy. Service at the Hospital
Dec. 24 Christmas Eve service at 7:00 pm -- carols, candlelight, lessons
Dec. 25 -- 10:30am  Birthday Party for Jesus  --All Welcome