Monday, November 16, 2020

Rev. Arnold Alksne

The link to this week's livestreamed service is


While Rev. Irwin is recovering from hip surgery, we are fortunate to have Rev. Arnold Alksne filling in at the pulpit.
Some of you will remember Arnie from his previous stint as guest minister but here is a refresher on his CV.

Rev. Arnold Alksne most recently of Pender Island, BC.
I was born in Morris, Manitoba. Attended elementary school in Manitoba, graduated from high school in Saskatchewan. I earned certification and worked as a draftsman/aerial photo technician for 23 years, most of which were in Alberta.


With my first wife Norma, we had two children, a son and a daughter. In 1994 returned to university, and received my degree in theology from the Lutheran Seminary in Saskatoon, SK. I served as parish pastor in two congregations in AB. My first wife died of cancer.


On Thanksgiving Day of 2014, I retired from full time ministry. I have since been remarried to my wife Marion who was also a widow. We moved to Pender Island from Calgary, AB.


Some interests that I pursue are: music with guitar and harmonica, fly fishing, traditional archery, gardening, and garden railroading.

Thank you, Arnie. What with all the places you lived, you can really say you are a prairie boy.


In other news, there will be a chamber concert held at SPPC 

McPherson Trio: Friday 20th November, 7:00 pm

Our music director, Larry Skaggs is the cellist with this group.


Also, a "heads up" regarding Bible Study. When Covid hit, we had to shut down our regular weekly programs. Now that we are able to use the sanctuary again Linda has offered to facilitate a video study. The first meeting is Wed. Nov. 25 at 10:00 am. We can accommodate 50 people!


One more event to put on your calendar is the Carols in the Carpark on Dec. 20. Since Covid has shut down choirs many are missing singing together -- especially the beloved carols of Christmas. By gathering outdoors in SPPC's parking lot, we can offer folk an opportunity to sing Christmas carols, properly distanced, in the outdoors. The music starts at 7:00 pm.

As Covid numbers in B.C. rise at an alarming rate, we realize that our plans may have to change if Public Health orders change. But for now, we are making every effort to keep our congregation and our community connected.  If you have news, please contact the blog mistress, 250 656-7090. If you have concerns, please contact the office, 250 656-2241. 

 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. Hebrews 10: 24-25


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