Everyone is saying it – and they are right – these are crazy times that we are experiencing. Times of great stress, fear for many, isolation, helplessness, and feelings of inadequacy. Yet we are not alone: we have God, we have each other, and while we may be required to maintain physical space we can and must continue to reach out to one another with aroha (love).
Scripture reminds us that we are to love one another, care for one another, support, encourage, pray for and provide for one another. We are also reminded that we should not fear – rather we trust in the Lord.
God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.
2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change,
though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea;
3 though its waters roar and foam,
though the mountains tremble with its tumult. Selah
4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
the holy habitation of the Most High.
5 God is in the midst of the city; it shall not be moved;
God will help it when the morning dawns.
6 The nations are in an uproar, the kingdoms totter;
he utters his voice, the earth melts.
7 The Lord of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah
At this time we remind you that the Church can help, please contact a member of our ministry team.
however, you say it you are ‘welcome’ here.
What follows is a bit about who we are and what we do when not afflicted by a virus; obviously at this time much has changed.
The Wakatipu Community Presbyterian Church is one Church that encompasses St Andrew’s – Queenstown, St Margaret’s – Frankton, and St John’s – Arrowtown.
Every month on the 2nd Sunday we also offer a service in Kingston, 7pm at the St John’s Room, and every 2nd month at the top of the lake at the Glenorchy Community Church. Thus we are able to offer a variety of church services in Queenstown and surrounding areas (see the panel on this page for times). Wherever you are we are close by. We are congregations of the Southern Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand (PCANZ), and members of the Synod of Otago and Southland.
Most Sundays worship services are held at each location, however, occasionally we will combine at one of our locations or elsewhere. At this time we typically celebrate holy communion and enjoy a shared meal together. We are a warm and diverse community, a church of the nations for the nations, with members from all parts of New Zealand and overseas. It is a delight to listen to conversations held in Portuguese, Korean, Mandarin, Indonesian, Tuvaluan, Spanish, Tongan and of course English, albeit broken English. Thankfully laughter and the Spirit of God transcend language!
We look forward to meeting you; join us in worship at Queenstown, Arrowtown, or Frankton. Alternately join us at one of the many other activities that are available every week!
God is doing great things through the Church in Queenstown, throughout the Wakatipu, and beyond. We thank God for the opportunity to support our Wakatipu neighbours, and visitors to the region and for rich partnerships in Vanuatu, Nepal and elsewhere. We are excited to be part of God’s Mission. Join us.
Our Vision: Growing God’s Kingdom one Life at a Time
Our Mission: To live in Christ, and to grow as a community of faith, hope, love & joy
YouTube Worship Service – Sunday 29th March