Easter Sunday is traditionally the most attended church service of the year. According to Pew Research, “More Americans search [online]for “church” around Easter than at any other time, with the Christmas season usually ranking second, according to Google Trends data between 2004 and 2013. Google’s Trends tool measures the popularity of a search term relative to all searches in the United States.
Easter is Christianity’s oldest and most important holiday, during which Christians celebrate Jesus’ Resurrection three days after he was crucified. In liturgical terms, Easter Sunday is a moveable feast. Its observance, which comes at the end of a 40-day period of penance, fasting and self-examination called Lent, changes within a range of time each spring. Between 2004 and 2013, Easter was in March three times and April seven times.”
Below is a listing of special services at local churches.
Faith Lutheran Church
2750 Mogollon Dr
Good Friday service at 6:00 p.m.
Easter morning service at 10:30 a.m.
Fellowship of Christ
3006 Aspen Lane
“We will meet at the Empty Tomb” Easter Sunday
9:00 a.m. Sunday School w/Coffee & Donuts
10:00 a.m. Easter morning service
6:00 p.m. Sunday Night
First Southern Baptist Church of Overgaard
2727 Church Lane Easter Sunday
Sun Rise Service at 6:00 a.m. with a breakfast following
Bible Study at 9:45 a.m.
Church at 11:00 a.m.
Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church
3048 Hwy 277
Good Friday 4:30 p.m. Celebration of the Passion of the Lord: Stations of the Cross, Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday, Adoration of the Cross
Holy Saturday The Easter Vigil 4:30 p.m. – Service of Light
Easter Sunday Solemn Easter Vigil Mass (Easter Mass)
Shepherd of the Pines United Methodist
3015 Highway 277 Easter Sunday
7:30 a.m. “Flowering of the Cross” at the entrance to the Prayer Garden
8:00 a.m. Easter Brunch
9:00 a.m. Easter Worship