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Dear Friend,

This week Christians around the world observe the most solemn week in the life of the church: Holy Week. We commemorate the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Here is what we have planned at PWC for Holy Week:
Good Friday Service: April 2 at 7:00 pm: on Facebook Live or in-person.
Holy Saturday Morning Retreat: (in person only) with Andy Sullivan on The Prayer of Presence: April 3 from 9:30 am–12:00 pm.
Easter Sunday: April 4, we will have two services: 7:00 am Sunrise Service Outside and 10:00 am Inside on Facebook Live or in-person.

To watch online, find Facebook at the top of our home page at: PWC website. We look forward to having you participate in our Holy Week activities in-person or online.

Our last Lenten Contemplative Prayer Session is tonight at 6:00 pm on Zoom only. 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. Here is the link: ZOOM LINK.

We have some fantastic PWC Fundraisers coming up, please mark your 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!

Don’t forget to constantly check out our PWC website. It is interactive and new material is always being added with reflections, podcasts, our current and updated calendar, and prayer requests: PWC website

Thank you for your consistent giving to the work and ministry of PWC. Your tithing allows us to do the important work of bringing Jesus to so many in our community. If you have been inconsistent in your giving we ask that you bring it to prayer and ask the Lord 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.

On Friday, March 19, Father Mike Lessard’s dad, Joe Lessard, passed away at the age of 94. Joe, a deacon in the Catholic Church, was a true and holy man of God, may he rest in the everlasting peace and joy of Jesus. We pray for the healing comfort for the Lessard family. Here is a link to Deacon Joe’s obituary: https://pastoralcareaz.org/joseph-a-lessard.

May this Holy Week be one in which you are able to grow in the love of our Redeemer Jesus Christ. We are looking forward to have you be a part of our Holy Week services!

Love,
Fr. Dale and Pastor Mark

Please note the following for Holy Week and Easter Sunday services:
Social distancing guidelines will apply.
Temperature checks will be done at the doors.
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 our community!

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