Rim Country Easter Services

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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.

Church of the Holy Nativity

The Church of the Holy Nativity, an Anglican Catholic parish, will conclude the passion of our Lord with Holy Week services with a celebration of the Resurrection on Easter Sunday at 10 a.m., March 23 with a Solemn High Mass, followed by Easter brunch and an Easter egg hunt for the children in the Cloister. The church will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for private devotions and meditations. All are welcome.

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.

Glazes are guests

International evangelists Terrell 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 East Highway 260, just across from Lumbermens) 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.

Mount Cross Lutheran

Mount Cross Lutheran Church's Holy Week services include a community service for Good Friday 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.

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.

Mountain Bible Church

Mountain Bible Church will have its Easter Sunday services at 10 a.m., March 23 at the Payson High School auditorium. There is a children's program with youngsters age 3 through the sixth grade. Child care will be provided for those up to 2 years of age. For more information, call (928) 472-7800.

Rock of Ages Lutheran

Holy Week at Rock of Ages Lutheran Church, at the northeast corner of McLane and Airport roads will include: Good Friday services at 7 p.m., March 21 on "Taking Christ Down from the Cross"; Easter services on "The Triumphant Resurrection -- Cure for the Fear of Dying" at 6 a.m. and 9 a.m., with a breakfast at 7 a.m. For more information, call Pastor David Sweet at (928) 474-2098.

Payson United Methodist

The people of Payson United Methodist Church extend a welcome to all people no matter where they are along the journey of faith. Easter services will begin at 6:30 a.m. with a sunrise service. Casual dress and blankets are encouraged. A youth-sponsored breakfast will follow. The morning will continue with contemporary services at 8:30 a.m. and traditional services at 11 a.m. Free and professionally licensed child care is available. PUMC is located at 414 N. Easy St., east of Highway 87, between Zurich Street and Malibu Street, behind Ace Hardware. Call the church at (928) 474-0485 for information.

The Potters House

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 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 located at 616 S. Beeline Highway, in the rear upstairs suite. Call (928) 468-6142 for more information.

Shepherd of the Pines

Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church, 507 W. Wade Lane, is holding 6 p.m. services 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. Thrivent Financial will match funds for Lutherans.

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

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