The Catholic Church of Holy Nativity
1414 N. Easy St., Payson
Thursday, March 28 Maundy (Holy) Thursday: Mass of the Lord’s Supper 6:30 p.m.
Friday, March 29 Good Friday: Church open for prayer, meditation and confessions noon to 3 p.m., Stations of the Cross 2 p.m.
Saturday, March 30 Holy Saturday: Easter Vigil Mass and lighting of the Paschal Candle 6:30 p.m.
Easter Sunday, March 31: Easter Mass 10 a.m. following the Annual Easter Brunch
Community Presbyterian Church
800 W. Main St., Payson
Maundy Thursday, March 28: The day when Christ introduced the Sacrament of Holy Communion to the Disciples. The service to be used originates from the Church of Scotland (ancestral home for Presbyterians) and consists mainly of readings from Holy Scripture. This particular order of worship shows clearly why the Sacrament of communion is observed, and the meaning of each part, for both new and lifelong Christians, it gives the opportunity to reflect on the Sacrament’s meaning. The service also includes foot-washing. The service will begin at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary. Presbyterians believe in “Open Communion” — all persons who acknowledge Christ as Lord and Savior are welcome at the Table. You can contact the church office at (928) 474-2059 with any questions.
Good Friday, March 29: Community Presbyterian Church participates in an Ecumenical Service. This year it will be held at Community Presbyterian Church and the service will be a Tenebrae (Tenebrae is Latin for “The Shadows”). It is a powerful service of Darkness, as Christ dies. The service will begin at 7 p.m.
Easter, Sunday, March 31: You are welcome to attend Easter service with us on Easter morning, starting with breakfast at 9 a.m. and worship starting at 10:30 a.m.
Julia Randall Elementary School gym, 902 W. Main, Payson
Sunday, March 31: Easter Service, 10:10 a.m. Pastor Donovan Christian will share a special message titled “Every Scar Tells a Story.” Nursery is available and children will have a special celebration including games, crafts and Easter story. For more information, go to discoverexpedition.com.
First Baptist Church of Pine
4039 N. Hwy. 87, Pine
Resurrection Services will be celebrated Sunday, March 31 with a Sunrise Service at approximately 6:45 a.m., with a free breakfast to follow; Bible study classes at 9:15 a.m.; and Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. The public is invited to help the congregation celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior by attending all or any of the services on this day of celebration when we rejoice our Risen Lord. For more information, please call the church office at (928) 476-3552.
Mount Cross Lutheran Church
601 E. Highway 260, Payson
Maundy Thursday, March 28: service at 6 p.m.
Good Friday, March 29: service at 1:30 p.m., plus in the evening, Mount Cross will join with Payson Community Presbyterian, Payson United Methodist, and St. Paul’s Episcopal churches in an ecumenical service to be held at Payson Community Presbyterian at 7 p.m.
Easter Sunday, March 31: Mount Cross celebrates with two services — an 8:30 a.m. traditional and a 10:30 a.m. praise service. A continental breakfast buffet will be offered between the services in the log building.
Payson First Assembly – the “Church at Green Valley Park”
1100 W. Lake Drive, Payson
Good Friday, March 29: The community is invited to attend a special Good Friday service at 6:30 p.m.
Easter Sunday, March 31: service at 10:30 a.m. The church’s normally scheduled Sunday evening meetings will be cancelled that day. For more information, call (928) 474-2302.
Ponderosa Bible Church
1800 N. Beeline Hwy., Payson
Good Friday, March 29: 7 p.m. Service
Saturday, March 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the big ramada at Rumsey Park on N. McLane Road.
Hosted by the Payson Christian Ministerial fellowship, annual Resurrection Celebration will begin at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 30 in the big ramada at Rumsey Park and will continue until 3 p.m.
There will be live entertainment including music, drama and puppet shows. Among those performing will be Celebrate Recovery from Mountain Bible Church; the LaRoca Band; a group from Expedition Church; Rachel Ann from Calvary Chapel Payson; and Mark Henning from Living Word Bible Church.
Expect fun for the whole family with free food, drinks, cotton candy, popcorn, hot dogs, burritos and desserts. There will also be a clothing giveaway, a giveaway table, games for the children, bounce houses, face painting, hay rides throughout the day, newspaper hats, prizes and candy.
A number of groups will also have community information booths at the event. Scheduled to participate are Celebrate Recovery, Payson Community Christian School, the Gideons, Beyond Limits, New Beginnings, U-Turn for Christ, Skate Park Unfolding, Time Out Inc., Payson Community Kids and Safe Haven.
Everything is free — just bring a non-perishable food item for the local food banks.
Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church
507 W. Wade Lane
Maundy Thursday, March 28: service at 6 p.m. Holy Communion will be served. The theme is “The Taste Test.”
Good Friday, March 29: service at 6 p.m. The theme is “Buried.”
Easter Sunday, March 31: Son-Rise service at 7 a.m. with Holy Communion. The theme is “Exodus For All.” A pancake breakfast will be served at 8 a.m. The Easter Resurrection service is at 10 a.m. with Holy Communion. The theme is “Some to The Feast.”
For more information, call Pastor Steve DeSanto at (928) 474-5440.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
1000 N. Easy St., Payson
Maundy Thursday, March 28: services will be at 6:30 p.m. with Foot Washing, Holy Eucharist and Stripping of the Altar.
Friday, March 29: at noon, the Good Friday Liturgy; 3 p.m., Stations of the Cross.
Easter Sunday, March 31: at 6 a.m. Sunrise service at the church’s new property, next to Northwood Condos on east side of Hwy. 87 will be held. Enter through the condos and park to the right and bring a chair. At 8 a.m. and 10 a.m., Holy Eucharist at the church.
St. Philip the Apostle Roman Catholic Church
511 S. St. Philips St., Payson
Holy Thursday, March 28: 7:30 a.m. rosary and morning prayer; 6 p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper; 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Evening Visit to Eucharist Repository in the Parish Center Hall.
Good Friday, March 29: 7:30 a.m., rosary and morning prayer; noon, Stations of the Cross in Spanish; 5:30 p.m. Stations of the Cross in English; 6 p.m. Liturgy of the Passion and Death of Our Lord.
Holy Saturday, March 30: 9 a.m., rosary and morning prayer Blessing of Food; 7 p.m., Easter Vigil Mass.
Easter Sunday, March 31: Mass, 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. in English; 12:30 p.m. in Spanish.