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Dear Friend,

This past Sunday we once again had the largest number people attending in-person services in a while. It was good to see so many members of our community! So many talked about receiving their second vaccine for Covid-19 and they felt more comfortable being out and about. That being said, we only want you to be present on Sunday when you feel comfortable and safe.

Our in-person services continue this Sunday, March 7 at 10:00 am, the Third Sunday of Lent. Our scripture reading for Sunday is Romans 12:9-21. Please read, reflect, and pray with the passage before Sunday. Please have your PWC Lenten postcard ready to use to recite The Prayer of St. Francis.

The music for this Sunday can be found on the top right-hand corner of our website or below.
Song lyrics (pdf format)

To participate in our service online, go to: PWC website and find the Facebook button at the top of our home page.

Our St. Patrick’s Day Virtual Dinner & Concert Fundraiser is Wednesday, March 17. Purchase your tickets in the office or online at: St. Patrick's Virtual Dinner & Concert. It promises to be an enjoyable evening of entertaining fun with a wonderful Irish dinner, inspiring Irish music from our PWC band, and a teaching on St. Patrick! Here are the details:
For only $25.00 you can purchase a dinner of Corned Beef and Cabbage, as well as potatoes and carrots, plus a dessert from Lisa’s Rum Cake.
Our dinner is being donated by Sue and Pat Kieny from Native Grill in Maricopa. Thank you, Sue and Pat, for your generosity! All proceeds go to PWC!
You will also receive “St. Patrick’s Swag” (ie: St. Patrick’s Day hat and glasses) to wear during the dinner and concert.
Purchase raffle tickets at $5.00 each for our 50/50 Raffle.
Purchase a meal for a homeless shelter for $25.00.
Pick up your Irish Dinner on Wednesday, March 17 from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm here at PWC. Take it home, enjoy the meal.
Watch the concert from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Facebook Live.
The deadline to order a meal is Sunday, March 14.

Our next Women’s Bible Study is tomorrow Saturday, March 6 from 9:00 am to 10:30 am on Zoom. The focus of the Bible study will be: Perfect Peace. This is the permanent log in to Zoom:
ZOOM LINK
Meeting ID: 520 977 5118
Passcode: 012250

Our theme for Lent 2021 is Lord Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace. Check out the PWC website for information on:
LENT 2021
Recovery Café
St. Francis

Lent is a time for reflection and preparedness. It is a time to fully and consciously enter the Paschal Mystery. All are invited to join us for Contemplative Prayer each Wednesday evening at 6:00 pm tonight through March 31. We come together to Listen to God’s Word (Lectio Divina) followed by a time of communing with and resting in Holy Presence. It is a graced experience to truly be with God, and one another, for the greater sake of our world. We will both gather at PWC and via Zoom. Here is the link: ZOOM LINK.

Join us this coming Wednesday March 10, at 7:00 pm, either in person or on Facebook Live, for our Lenten Adult Education Series on the Prayer of St. Francis. Deacon Karen Klemens and Dennis Paschke will be teaching on Where There is Darkness, Light.

Pastor Mark is here to help you sign up for the COVID-19 vaccine. If you are having trouble navigating the site, please call Pastor Mark at the office, 480-649-0300, and he will assist you. Pastor Mark has helped over 130 people sign up for the Covid-19 vaccine. Way to go Pastor Mark! Here is the link to register for the vaccine for Covid-19: https://podvaccine.azdhs.gov/. You can also call: 1-844-542-8201 or 602-542-1000.

Do you have a favorite Sunday sermon you want to listen to again? Check out our podcast ministry, you can hear all sermons going back to March. On the PWC website you can find it under the “Podcasts” tile. Put PWC on your smart phone. Whether an Apple or Android, download the app: Podbean and then find the PWC podcasts. Make sure it has our logo. After finding PWC press FOLLOW. You can also listen at our website: Podcasts.

Even with the pandemic we have a lot going on, we are still doing lots of ministering here at PWC! Right now, we are only scheduling month to month. Check out our calendar for the rest of February and March: Calendar of Events.

Your generous tithing continues the important work of PWC during these trying times of Covid-19. It allows us to minister to those who are struggling and in need of spiritual, emotional, and financial support. Thank you for your financial support and prayers.
You can tithe in one of three ways:
Mail in your gift to: Praise and Worship Center, 2551 N. Arizona Avenue, Chandler, AZ 85225.
Donate on our web page: Donation Form.
Sign up for monthly giving with a credit card or voided check. Just call the office at 480-649-0300.

We continue to pray for those who are struggling in our community, may they soon be able to experience healing and serenity in their life. In thanksgiving we thank God for the many men and women who are working so diligently to get the Covid-19 vaccine into the arms of people.

Looking forward to seeing you this Sunday morning at 10:00 in church or on Facebook Live.

Love,
Fr. Dale and Pastor Mark

P.S. Please note the following for Sunday services:
Social distancing guidelines will apply.
Temperature checks will be done at the doors.
All entrances to the church will be open.
The chairs are socially distanced, and everyone will need to wear a mask.
Masks and hand sanitizer will be available at our entrances.
If you are planning on attending in-person, please do not arrive until after 9:30 am.
Thank you for helping to create a safe environment at PWC on Sundays for worship!

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