Church Briefs


Annual St. Patrick's Day dinner to be served tonight

Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church will have its 13th annual St. Patrick's Day Dinner from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, March 14 at the church, 507 W. Wade Lane.

The dinner will include corned beef, cabbage, glazed carrots, parsley potatoes, Jell-O salad, rolls, dessert and beverages. Price for adults is $8, children under 10 are $4. Tickets will be available at the door. Takeout is available.

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

Passover Seder

The congregation of the First Baptist Church of Pine, 4039 N. Highway 87 in Pine, invites the public to join its congregation as Jews for Jesus present the Passover Seder at 6 p.m., Friday, March 14 at the church. This inspiring service helps all Christians learn more about the time when God intervened to save his promised people.

Tracy Rapp uses scripture, as well as visual items to help us walk through a Jewish Passover Seder, weaving the story of the Exodus together with the life, death and resurrection of Christ. There is no admission fee; an offering will be received at the end of the service.

For more information, call Pastor Mike Ward at (928) 476-3552 or (928) 476-3614 or Sue Montgomery at (928) 476-4647.

Aglow hears about "Scars of Our Heart"

Payson's Aglow International meets from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 15 at Crossroads Church, 114 E. Cedar.

Nancy Galladora will be speaking on "Scars of Our Heart" -- just as there are physical scars after a serious open wound, the heart can be scarred and wounded by emotional events.

Galladora has been president of Aglow in Payson for two years and served as its public relations officer for a year. She has three children and nine grandchildren.

Free childcare is available if arrangements are made in advance with Denny at (928) 472-2521.

For more information, call (928) 478-6462 or (928) 595-2583.

There is also a Bible study from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesdays at Crossroads Church. Call (928) 474-6933 for information on this program.

Rock of Ages Lutheran Holy Week services

Rock of Ages Lutheran Church begins its Holy Week services with Palm Sunday services at 9 a.m., Sunday, March 16; followed by Maundy Thursday service with Holy Communion at 7 p.m., March 20. The Good Friday service is at 7 p.m., Friday, March 21. Easter services will be celebrated twice, a Sonrise Easter service is planned for 6 a.m. and a victorious Easter service will be held at 9 a.m. A free breakfast will be served at 7 a.m. between the two services.

Rock of Ages is at the corner of McLane and Airport Roads. For more information, call Pastor David Sweet at (928) 474-2098.

Holy Week services slated at Mount Cross Lutheran Church

Mount Cross Lutheran Church's Holy Week services begin Sunday, March 16 with a celebration of Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem over 2000 years ago. Palm Sunday services include a traditional program at 8:30 a.m. and a contemporary program at 10:30 a.m.

The Maundy Thursday service is at 6 p.m., March 20 and will focus on learning to be a servant leader through Jesus' example.

A community service for Good Friday will be held at 7 p.m., March 21, with the congregation of Mount Cross joined by those of St. Paul's Episcopal, Payson United Methodist, Payson Community Presbyterian, along with the general public to mark this solemn day.

Easter Sunday services on March 23 include a traditional program at 8:30 a.m. and a contemporary program at 10:30 a.m. There will also be an Easter brunch and an Easter egg hunt.

Holy Week services at Holy Nativity planned

The Church of the Holy Nativity, an Anglican Catholic parish, will commemorate the passion of our Lord with Holy Week services starting with Palm Sunday Mass and reading of the Passion at 10 a.m., March 16.

On Holy Wednesday, Low Mass and Unction will be at 10 a.m., March 19. On Maundy Thursday, March 20, Mass and Meditation will be at 6 p.m.

Good Friday services will include Holy Communion and Stations of the Cross at 2 p.m., March 21. The church will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for private devotions and meditations.

The congregation will celebrate the Resurrection on Easter Sunday at 10 a.m., March 23 with a Solemn High Mass, followed by Easter brunch and Easter egg hunt for the children in the Cloister. All are welcome.

Shepherd of the Pines Holy Week services

Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church, 507 W. Wade Lane, is holding 6 p.m. services on Maundy Thursday, March 20 and Good Friday, March 21. There will be two services on Easter Sunday, March 23, a sunrise service is set for 7 a.m., with Easter worship at 10 a.m.

A breakfast will be served at 8 a.m. in the fellowship hall with proceeds from the free-will offering going to the New Beginnings Pregnancy Center. Funds will be matched by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.

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

The Potters House presents "The Passion"

The Potters House Church is presenting Mel Gibson's film, "The Passion of the Christ" at 7 p.m., Friday, March 21. Dominos Pizza and refreshments will be served following the movie.

The Potters House Church is at 616 S. Beeline Highway, in the rear upstairs suite. Call (928) 468-6142 for more information.

Potters House Church Easter service

The Potters House Church Easter services will be at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Sunday, March 23. Pastor Dan Green invites the public to "Come Grow With Us" through experiencing the miracle power of God.

The Potters House Church is at 616 S. Beeline Highway. Call (928) 468-6142 for more information.

Glazes are guests at Living Word Bible Church

International evangelists Terrell Glaze and Beverly Glaze will be ministering the powerful and uncompromising Word of the Living God at Payson Living Word Bible Church, 94 Cornerstone Way (4 miles east of Payson on E. Highway 260, just across from Lumbermen's) on Friday, March 21 through Sunday, March 23. On Friday and Saturday, the service will be at 7 p.m. and on Sunday; the service will be at 10:30 a.m.

Pastor Glaze traveled with country music legend Roy Clark for a number of years and has appeared on several television shows, including "Hee Haw" and "The Tonight Show."

For more information, call Pastors Cliff Richey and Linda Richey at (928) 474-8606.

Easter services at First Church of the Nazarene

The Payson First Church of the Nazarene will have three services for Easter. A sunrise service will be held at 7 a.m.; a traditional service is planned at 9:30 a.m.; and a contemporary service will be held at 11:10 a.m.

There will be an Easter breakfast at 8 a.m. and an egg hunt at 9:45 a.m.

There will be no Sunday school or evening service.

Resurrection Celebration

The 2008 Resurrection Celebration at Rumsey Park Saturday, March 22 features the following music schedule: 10 a.m., Calvary Praise Band; 11:30 a.m., Two or More, a Christian recording group with roots in a variety of music styles, including native Ecuadorian; 1:15 p.m., Blue Grass; 2 p.m., La Roca; 3 p.m., R-U, a blues/rock band.

The celebration is adding clowns this year and several information booths, including Oasis Christian Books, Creation Science booth, The Gospel Story with face painting, Gideon's Bible Society, U-Turn for Christ Ministry, Payson Christian Clinic, Moms in Touch International, Time Out Shelter, Tonto Christian Camp and more.

Everything is free. No admission fee, food and beverages are free, games are free.

Arts, crafts and bake sale planned by Rim Valley Church of God

The Rim Valley Church of God, located at 208 S. McLane Road, will sponsor an Arts and Crafts and Bake Sale Saturday, April 5.

This sale is open to vendors to show and sell their arts and crafts. To reserve a table space or obtain more information, call (928) 474-5449.

Mexican food cooked and served by Chemas will be available for purchase. The burros will be served alone or at an additional cost with beans, etc.

The church is located across from Payson High School. The sale will begin at 9 a.m. and continue throughout the day until around 5 p.m. in the parking lot of the church, weather permitting.

Service information wanted

The Roundup will have a special page for area Easter services in the March 18 edition. To have your services included, please have your information to the Roundup by Monday morning, March 17.

Information may be e-mailed to or dropped off at the Roundup office at 708 N. Beeline Highway. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

If you have questions about these listings, call Teresa McQuerrey at (928) 474-5251, extension 113.

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