Holy Week Services

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The following is a list of Holy Week services submitted by area churches:

Holy Nativity Anglican Church

Palm Sunday, April 9: 9 a.m. Mass and reading of the Passion

Wednesday, April 12: 10 a.m. Mass and Holy Unction

Maundy Thursday, April 13: 6 p.m. Mass and Meditation

Good Friday, April 14: 2 p.m. Holy Communion from the Reserved Sacrament and Stations of the Cross

Church will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for private devotions.

Easter Sunday, April 16: 9 a.m., The Solemn High Mass.

Easter brunch will follow in the Parish Hall.

Call the church office for appointments for private communions, confessions and counseling (928) 474-2660.

Payson Church of the Nazarene

Sunday, April 9, Palm Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Worship Service

Thursday, April 13: Seder Dinner 6:30 p.m. Reservations required.

Friday, April 14: Good Friday Service 6 p.m. followed by Solid Rock Café.

Sunday, April 16: Sunrise Service 7 a.m.; Sunrise Breakfast 8:15 a.m.; Easter Worship Service 10:30 a.m. No Evening Worship Service.

Sunday, April 23: Annual Pie Auction for Youth Camps 6 p.m. as well as Annual Reports.

Mount Cross Lutheran Church

All are welcome to come to Mount Cross this Sunday to be our traveling companions as we journey to Easter. April 9 is Palm Sunday, and we have planned special worship services at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. We will lead you from the joy of Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem to the solemn reality of Jesus' arrest and execution.

On Thursday, April 13, our service at Mount Cross will begin at 6 p.m. At this service, we will remember the last meal Jesus shared with his followers. On Good Friday, April 14, we will join with our Methodist and Presbyterian friends and gather together at United Methodist Church in memory of Jesus' earthly life and death. The public is invited to join us.

On Easter morning, Sunday, April 16, the grand celebration at Mount Cross begins at 8:30 a.m. A second joyful Easter service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Music for these services will be full of joy and hope for now and for the future. Between services, we will host a brunch and Easter egg hunt.

Children, youth and adults of all ages are invited to join us for all of these special gatherings and events. Mount Cross is located at 601 E. Highway 260, across from Tiny's Family Restaurant. For more information, please call us at (928) 474-2552.

St. Paul's Episcopal Church

Palm Sunday, April 9: Holy Eucharist 9 a.m. only; Social Hour 10 a.m.

Monday, April 10: Holy Eucharist 9 a.m.

Tuesday, April 11: Holy Eucharist 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 12: Holy Eucharist and Unction 9 a.m.

Maundy Thursday, April 13: Holy Eucharist 6:30 p.m.

Good Friday Liturgy, April 14: Noon and 6:30 p.m.

Holy Saturday, April 15: Easter Vigil 7 p.m.

Easter Sunday, April 16: Holy Eucharist 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Social Hour 11 a.m.

Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness

Scott Kalechstein, a modern-day troubadour, will perform at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 16. Scott is like a cross between Eckart Tolle, Robin Williams and John Denver. He has performed for Deepak Chopra, John Gray, Marianne Williamson, Mark Victor Hansen and many others.

This event is sponsored by Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness at 107 W. Wade Lane. Easter Services begin at 11 a.m. featuring speaker Tom Russell, followed by a potluck. Tickets for the 1 p.m. concert are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. For more information, call Lynn at The Bookstore and More by dialing 468-1027.

Glaze Ministries

Terrell and Beverly Glaze will be coming to Payson to minister the uncompromising Word of the Living God with anointed singing, preaching, and testimonies. Join this dynamic evangelistic team at 7 p.m. nightly Sunday, April 16 through Thursday, April 20 at the Tonto Apache gymnasium during the All Tribes Revival.

Glaze and his wife, Beverly, are committed to evangelistic ministry with a vision of taking small-town America back for God, as well as international missions, crusades and evangelism.

Saturday Easter in the Park

The Payson Christian Ministerial Fellowship wants to invite the community to Rumsey Park from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 15 for Saturday Easter in the Park Celebration.

Contemporary Christian recording artist Buck Storm will be sharing his ministry, along with Rim country's own local church praise and worship bands. There will also be a Hispanic Christian band and youth music ministry in the afternoon.

Enjoy free hot dogs, soft drinks, sno-cones, cotton candy, dessert, coffee and games for the kids -- a bounce house, hay ride and water balloons.

There will also be a free used clothes giveaway. Bring your lawn chair and have a good old-fashioned day in the park to celebrate Easter with us.

For more information, please call (928) 468-0801.

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