Wednesday 24 March: 7 p.m. Lenten Study Group meets in the Drummond Room, Totara Street Centre. All are welcome. Saturday 27 March: 3 p.m. Fundraising concert for Project Manaaki at St Matthews Church, Masterton. Wairarapa Kids Choir, Tehezib Lathiff (Tenor), Ingrid Vlieg (Clarinet), Vocal students from NZ School of Music. Suggested Koha: $5 each Sunday 28 March: 10 a.m. Palm Sunday Service at CrossWay Church Queen Street Centre.
Sunday 21st October at 7.00pm at St Matthews Church, Masterton. A special choral evensong complete with choir and candles. Celebrating Wairarapa Health Services. The offering at the service will be donated to the Wairarapa Chaplaincy.
Wednesday 24th October 12.45 – 1.30pm. CPR (Cuppa, Prayer, Revive) in the Fellowship lounge, Totara Street Centre. Bring lunch. All welcome.
Tuesday 13th November. Final afternoon for Women’s Fellowship this year. An afternoon tea is being held at Dish. $10 per person. Contacts are: Dorothy Hodge, Audrey Fleury or Margaret Lennox if you are wishing to attend.
Rev. Bobby Kusilifu is available on Monday and Wednesday mornings at the Totara Street Centre Office and at the Queen Street Centre Office on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
From the Newspaper: In the Church it is possible you will hear ‘The Call of God.’ However it is unlikely he will call on your mobile – thank you for turning it off. If you want to talk to God choose and enter a quiet place and talk to him. If you want to see him, send him a text whilst you are driving.
Hospital Chaplaincy Fundraiser
Parish Pot-Luck Dinner
Mark your calendar! On Saturday 4th August there will be a CrossWay Church Parish Pot-Luck dinner in the Queen Street Centre hall commencing at 5.30 p.m.
Tuesday 1st May 2.00 pm Pastoral Care Meeting at Totara Street Centre.
Wednesday 2nd May 12.15 pm CPR (Cuppa, Prayer, Restoration) at Totara Street Centre. All welcome.
Friday 4th May 12.15 pm Hour of Prayer at Queen Street Centre. Come for all or part of the time.
Sunday 6th May 10.00 am Combined Communion Service at Queen Street Centre.
Tuesday 8th May 1.30 pm Women’s Fellowship meets in the Drummond Room at Totara Street Centre.
Sunday 13th May 10.00 am Combined Service at Queen Street Centre for Home and Family Sunday.
Food Bank Request: The Food Bank require Margarine containers and Egg cartons. Please put them in the food baskets at the Church.
Cafe Style Service
On Sunday 29th April CrossWay Church Masterton will hold a combined Cafe Style Service commencing at 10.00 am in the Queen Street Centre hall. It will be a thanksgiving service based upon the Good Samaritan Experience. Come along and enjoy a relaxed style of service and share your ‘Good Samaritan’ experience – be it good or bad. A non-perishable food item for the Child Care Centre would be appreciated. There will be a Koha towards the Hospital Chaplaincy.
Samoan Fellowship Notices
Sunday 15th April at the Samoan Language Service at Noon the Rev Utuau’u Pupulu, new Minister from Wellington will be preaching.
Sunday 29th April at the Noon Samoan language Service the Rev Paulo Leli from Auckland will be preaching. Lunch in the hall will follow this service.
Christmas & New Year Services
24th December: 9.30 am Totara Street Centre. 10.30 am Queen Street Centre. (Pre-service ‘Cuppa’ and Fellowship starts at 10 am.) Samoan language Service commences at Noon at Queen Street Centre.
25th December: Combined 9 am Service at Queen Street Centre. No service at Totara Street Centre.
31 December: 10.30 am Combined Service at Queen Street Centre. (5th Sunday of the month service.) No service at Totara Street Centre. 11 pm Samoan Fellowship New Year’s Eve Watchnight Service at the Queen Street Centre.
Totara Street Centre
CrossWay Church Totara Street Centre came into being with the amalgamation of Lansdowne Presbyterian & St Luke’s Union Churches in 2016. Lansdowne Presbyterian Church was built in 1912 as an extension of Knox Church to serve the Northern end of Masterton and the outlying rural areas. The churches at Mauriceville, Kopuaranga, Rangitumau and Bideford were all ministered to by Lansdowne Presbyterian Church. With the growth of the Lansdowne suburb in the 1960’s it was necessary to enlarge the Church and add new Sunday School rooms. This was completed in 1965. Well served by a variety of ministers and hard working Elders and Managers, Lansdowne has, and continues to be, a landmark in the area. Its outreach into the Community is well known. With a smaller and ageing congregation Lansdowne has now returned to its roots. With a positive outlook the congregation look forward to growth and being a continued witness to the love of God in this community.
Queen Street Centre.
Queen Street Centre formed with the amalgamation of St Luke’s Union Church and Lansdowne Presbyterian Church in 2016. St Luke’s Church formed in 1973 when Wesley Methodist and Knox Presbyterian Churches formed a Union Parish. The red brick church had been re-roofed and redecorated six years earlier upon the centenary of Presbyterianism in the Masterton district. Both churches had histories of more than 100 years. The first church on the Knox site was a wooden building opened in 1869. It was replaced in 1905 with a brick church. This was enlarged in 1909 to accommodate the pipe organ still in use today and to provide additional seating. The wooden building had been moved behind the church and served as a hall and Sunday school rooms. This burnt down in 1938 and was replaced by McGregor hall. That hall was invaluable when the church was damaged and unable to be used for ten years after the 1942 earthquake. Knox reopened in 1952.
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