Monday, November 9, 2020


 The link to watch our worship service is here   ttps://                         

This week we've taken one more step in the evolution of worship at SPPC. Well, worship hasn't changed. We come before God, we praise God, we thank God, we hear the preaching of The Word, we ask for God's blessing. What is changing is the way we access worship. 

For months now, we've had the option of attending in person at Saanich Peninsula Presbyterian Church on E. Saanich Road, or turning on our computers or other devices and listening to a pre-recorded service on youtube. That option has now altered. We're still using youtube, but the service is streamed as it happens (live). The link is at the top of this page. Of course, if you are watching this on Monday, you are seeing the recorded version of the service, but it is still what happened in the sanctuary on Sunday morning.

If you have been in the habit of watching in the early morning, that option will no longer be available. You've got to "come" to church at the live start time of 10:00 am. You still have the option of watching later using the saved copy of the service available on our youttube channel. Is that all clear?😕

Don't worry if I've confused you. Just click the link at the top of the page and follow the directions.

Sounds easy, doesn't it. As people are fond of telling me, my grade six students can do it. Actually, grade six students can do a lot of technical things that leave me flummoxed but I'm learning and you can too.

Peter Aggus is the man behind the camera that creates these live-streamed services. His real job is as a technology consultant but videography is his hobby and is slowly turning into a sideline business. We are grateful to him for bringing his know-how to our congregation.

He tells me that this is the way of the future. Especially in this age of Covid-19, it is a great gift that he can stream a wedding or a funeral to family and friends who cannot attend in person. 

Even without the virus to contend with, we have members in our congregation who can't drive, or are in hospital or care facilities, who have lost their physical connection with the church. Our hope is that this new way of broadcasting the service will allow those folks to re-connect on a weekly basis. They'll  witness the same service as those in attendance. If there is a snafu on Sunday morning, everyone watching will see it as it happens. Is that good news or bad? Guess we'll find out.

Meantime, Rev. Irwin is recovering from hip surgery. Please keep him and his family and SPPC in your prayers. Those of us who are learning the technological tasks that Rev. Irwin used to do, need your encouragement and you sympathy!

1 Thessalonians 5: 11  11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.

Like all of scripture, that advice to the early church in Thessalonica is still relevant to us in this time and this place.

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