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f Tho ! 'anniver&ary ' poWioei , of, the CpngregiUignal! "Chuich,"A'lferfc J-streefc,"woroJ -streefc,"woro li'eld itt thatApJacftpfr •worship/ o:u Sunday, 30bh Apriljvtho Rov.f R. Laish-J ley;* Onehungar'prbached^at. 11 • forenoou, 1 from the poitipn of Soripturo contained in Pi'overb3 xxv , 28. At thvoe o'olook, tho Jtev. J. Warron conducted DivinO soYvicojWd'deHVcrfed ft disooui ie,* Ho'ucting as his text the words contained in Psalm" cci v, 2 Iv the evGuing. Itov.' J. & Forsaith, Dunodin,, who i» soon to bo ordainod .pastor of the Congrcg itional OhurohatPoit Ohalaiors, officiatod, and preached asennoufioin tho Ist 'Epistle of Poterii, 24, 26., 'X'lio intorosting services were attended by largo and rospcctablo congregations,, and, at tho conclusion of each, celleotions woro made, amounting to nearly £14. > ■ Tho Mount Eilou Sabbath School was opened at half-past-two o'clock on Sunday afternoon,' April 30,! when a largo number of childicn, attended. Divine Bervioo was. held in the evouiiig at half-past six 'o'clock. Iv liquidation of the debt of about £90, as shown on the balance-sheet, £13 14s. 4d. was colleotcd bu the opening nighb, an'd' 'ft gentleman thon pre?ont liberally promisell a farther donation of £25. Tho debt is diminished, therefore, by nearly, one half. , The annual meeting of the Congregational Homo Mission was held on Wednesday evening, May 17,' 1 in tho Albeit-street, Church, and wtis piesided over by Joseph Newman, Esq. An interesting report was ( inbinitted by tho llov. J. Mandeno, hon. secietary, and adopted. The' balance in tho Lauds of the trcwuer is £19,9?. Id. Several addresses wore de-^ livered. Tlie Rev. Henry Samuel Davis, recently from England, was solemnly _ designated as a missionary for the Waikato district. Collections for tho Pre3bytoriau Chmcli Extension Scheme are to be made in all the congregations and stations on next Sabbath, by order of tho General Assembly.

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RELIGIOUS., Daily Southern Cross, 31 May 1865

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RELIGIOUS. Daily Southern Cross, 31 May 1865