Dear Friend,

Our in-person services continue this Sunday, March 21 at 10:00 am, the Fifth Sunday of Lent. Our scripture reading for Sunday is: Romans 14:12-23. 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 was a great success! We had a wonderful time; it was great to have so many involved! Thanks to all those who bought dinners to support PWC and the homeless in our community! A special thank you goes out to Sue and Pat Kieny from Native Grill in Maricopa for donating the Irish dinner, it was delicious! Also, thank you to Lisa’s Rum Cake for donating dessert, it was so good! Pat, Sue, and Lisa, THANK YOU for your generosity! It is very much appreciated!

Our next Women’s Bible Study is this Saturday, March 20 from 9:00 am to 10:30 am on Zoom. The focus of the Bible study will be: Change is Part of Growing. This is the permanent log in to Zoom:
Meeting ID: 520 977 5118
Passcode: 012250

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 from now 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 next Wednesday, March 24 either in person or on Facebook Live, for our Lenten Adult Education Series on the Prayer of St. Francis. We will be teaching on: Poverty of Spirit and Not so Much Seek to be Consoled as to Console. You can view the series on Facebook Live at PWC website and find the Facebook button at the top of our home page.

As you begin to think about Easter Sunday on April 4, please remember we will have two services: 7:00 am Sunrise Service Outside and 10:00 am Inside on Facebook Live or in-person.

We have some wonderful interactive PWC Fundraisers coming up, please your check calendars.
Mosaic Art Fundraiser: Sunday, April 11: 12:00 pm—5:00 pm. Make your own small mosaic art panel to take home. All supplies to be provided. Bring something to drink and eat. It will take place at Michelle & Tony Landgren’s Home: 719 West Mendoza Circle, Mesa: 602-510-7206, email: tigermasterlee@aol.com. Cost: $75.00, make check payable to PWC the day of the event or call the PWC office and put it on your credit card.
Zoyo Yogurt Fundraiser: Friday, April 30: 5:00 pm -8:00 pm: 6350 South McClintock Drive, #100, Tempe. Details coming!

Thank you to all those who have generously contributed to the work of starting Recovery Café. You can leave your donation for Recovery Café in the St. Francis statue in front of the altar. Here is more information about Recovery Café:
Recovery Café Info

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 160 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.

Thank you for your continued tithing, it allows the ministry of PWC to continue on a daily basis ministering to so many members of the Body of Christ who are struggling. If you have lapsed in your giving, please bring it to prayer and ask Jesus to guide you. 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.

It was so good to see so many members of our community returning! People talked about receiving their second vaccine for Covid-19 and they felt more comfortable being out and about. With that said, we only want you to be present on Sunday when you feel comfortable and safe.

We continue to pray for peace in our world and peace in our hearts. May we strive to be instruments of God’s joy to those we encounter, especially those who are struggling.

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

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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