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Lectures on C.S. Lewis

Pastor Todd Arnold of the Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church is presenting a series of lectures on author C.S. Lewis. The theme of the lectures is "The life and theology of C.S. Lewis."

The lectures are a culmination of Arnold's studies at Cambridge and Oxford Universities while on sabbatical with his family in England.

The lectures will be presented at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 30 and May 7 at the Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church, 507 W. Wade Lane, Payson. The lectures should conclude between 7:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.

For more information, call (928) 474-5440.

National Day of Prayer

Payson is celebrating the National Day of Prayer Thursday, May 1. The theme is "Prayer! America's Strength and Shield" Psalm 28:7.

Coordinated by the Payson Christian Ministerial Fellowship, a number of events are planned throughout the day.

Crossroads Foursquare Church, 114 E. Cedar Lane, Payson, will have a program from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. especially for men. A light breakfast will be served at 6:30 a.m.

For details, call John Frerichs, (928) 476-3865.

A program will be held from 7 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. at the Pine Elementary School, 3868 N. Pine Creek Drive, Pine. Contact Nancy Lombardi at (928) 476-6422 for more information.

Mountain Bible Church will host a program from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in Building C, 302 E. Rancho Road, Payson. Fellowship, with refreshments, begins at 8:45 a.m. Call Jan Chapek, (928) 468-0384, for details.

A program, with patriotic emphasis and music by the students of Payson Community Christian School, is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. at Rumsey Park Pavilion 5, west of the library, 328 N. McLane Road.

The final program of the day is from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the First Assembly of God Church, 1100 W. Lake Drive, Payson.

For more information, call (928) 472-8178 or visit the Web site www.aznationaldayofprayer. org.

Payson First Assembly of God Church

The Payson First Assembly of God Church, 1100 W. Lake Dr., at Green Valley Park, invites the public to remember, "Nothing is too hard for God. No person is beyond forgiveness. No relationship is too broken. No addiction is too strong. No illness is too difficult. No financial need is too large. No loss is too devastating. No fear is too great. No form of loneliness is too overwhelming."

Sunday worship is at 10:30 a.m., with a nursery provided, and at 6 p.m. Christian education classes for both adults and children are held at 9:30 a.m., Sunday; mid-week family night, with youth and children's services, is at 7 p.m., Wednesday; Saturday night prayer is held from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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