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Pray for Samoa

Updated: Dec 12, 2019

Following a decision made by Cabinet last week Friday 6 December 2019, whereby Cabinet has agreed that a Combined Prayer Service is to be held for Samoa.

The Prayer Service will be on Friday 13th December 2019 at 10 am at the National Auditorium (Program outline is below)

The Office of the Public Service Commissioner circulated a Memorandum to all Heads of Public Service, Crown Statutory Agencies and Island Governments earlier this week to encourage them to release all employees to attend the Prayer Service provided they make arrangements for some staff to maintain their Offices during this time.


MC: Emile Kairua

9.30 am General Public to be seated

9.45 am Arrival of the Prime Minister of the Cook Islands Hon. Henry Puna and Mrs Puna

9.55 am Arrival of the Queen’s Representative, H.E. Sir Tom Marsters and lady Marsters

  • Footage of Samoa to be played


National Anthem of the Cook Islands – led by Teata Nga Moeara accompanied by the Seventh Day Adventist Church and sung by all.

  • Opening Prayer – RAC

  • Opening Hymn – led by the Seventh Day Adventist Church

  • Bible Readings

  1. First reading: Cook Islands Samoan Community representative

  2. Second reading: Bishop Donoghue

SERMON – Bishop Donoghue, Chairman of the Religious Advisory Council

  • Prayers for Samoa (four prayers)

Free will Offering – hymn to be sung by the Samoan Community

  • Blessing of the offering – RAC

National Anthem of Samoa – Cook Islands Samoan Community

ADDRESS: Representative from the Samoan Community

ADDRESS: Hon. Henry Puna, Prime Minister of the Cook Islands

  • Closing Hymn – Samoan Community

  • Closing Prayer - RAC

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