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
10.00 am ORDER OF SERVICE
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
First reading: Cook Islands Samoan Community representative
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