With the advent of Lent, Wednesday, Feb. 22 with Ash Wednesday, several area churches have announced special services for Rim Country residents.
All of the churches invite members of the community to join their congregations for these services to prepare for Easter.
Payson United Methodist Church
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Rock of Ages Lutheran Church
The Lenten season theme at Rock of Ages Lutheran Church is “See His Cross.” The Lenten season begins with the Ash Wednesday service Wednesday, Feb. 22.
The Ash Wednesday topic will be “Put Your Sword Away” from John 18:4-11, presented by Pastor Tom Spiegelberg.
The Rock of Ages free soup supper is at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall followed by the service at 7 p.m.
Everyone is welcome to attend and join the congregation in hearing His Word.
Rock of Ages Lutheran Church is at the corner of McLane and Airport Roads, Payson. For more information, contact Pastor David Sweet at (928) 474-2098.
Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church
Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church, 507 W. Wade Lane, will celebrate Ash Wednesday with the imposition of ashes at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22 and Holy Communion will be served. The theme for the service will be “Turn, Turn, Turn.”
Mid-week Lenten services will be held the following five Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m. The community is invited to join the congregation for all these special services. For more information, call Pastor Steve DeSanto, (928) 474-5440.
Editor’s note: Churches who would like to have their Lenten and special Easter services listed, should contact Teresa McQuerrey at tmcquerrey@ payson.com. Notices need to be submitted a week in advance of the program date.