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Dear Friend,

We hope and pray your week in going well and you are staying safe!

As you are moving through your week, we would like to encourage you to read your Bible. Start simple, begin with one of the gospels, read a chapter a day, then quietly reflect on it, be silent, and listen to what God has to say to you. This is an excellent way to get better acquainted with the Word of God and grow in your love for Jesus!

Join us tonight, Wednesday, August 11 @ 6:00pm for Contemplative Prayer. We will meet on Zoom using the link below. Participants will be guided through an experience of Leccio Divina leading to the Prayer of Quiet. Contact Deacon Karen Klemens with questions. Join Zoom Meeting: ZOOM LINK - Meeting ID: 830 7272 0889

It was great to see those who were present for the Sunday Morning Bible Study this past Sunday! We have two more sessions from 8:45 am to 9:30 am with Fr. Dale on August 15 and 22. Our theme is Three More Scripture Passages That Will Change Your Life! These passages will be from the Old Testament. We look forward to seeing you in Building 412. We will be social distancing.

The Women’s Retreat scheduled for this coming Friday, August 13 and Saturday, August 14 has been postoned due to some women in leadership positions being ill and in an overabundance of caution due to Covid. We are currently working on a date with the hotel to reschedule. Thank you in advance for your patience!

Are you homebound? If so, Deacon John Null can bring you communion. The only exception is if you have or are recovering from Covid. The best way to get in touch with Deacon John is by contacting the church office, at 480-649-0300, and leaving a message.

If you are sick and in need of meals while you are sick, Dawn Paschke, Deacon Dennis’ wife, will be coordinating this ministry. To leave a message for Dawn, please call the church office at 480-649-0300.

In September, we will be offering adult education based on the book Emotionally Healthy Spirituality. Now is a good time to start reading it. The book sells for $18.99; our price is only $16.00. Stop by the Cross Shop today and purchase a copy! The cost of the sessions is $15.00, and it includes another book. If there is an issue with payment, please know scholarships are available. Father Dale and members of our community will lead the class. Please put these dates on your calendar: September 22, 29, October 6, 13, and 20.

Check out the PWC calendar for August: PWC Event Calendar. We are currently working on September’s calendar.

We have a Prayer Retreat on Saturday, August 28th, in Building 412 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, Our theme is Complete Dependence on God: Repenting of our Sins. A number of our deacons will lead this uplifting session.

Feed My Starving Children is meeting Thursday, August 26 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. This a great way to help others in need! For more information email Deacon Peter Klemens at: [email protected].

Don’t forget about our weekly reflections that come out on Monday morning on our PWC website. Different members of our community share a reflection each week. Go to: Weekly Reflections. This week is Deacon Carol Palmer. Next Monday we look forward to reading our board president, Carl Leben’s reflection.

Were you inspired by a Sunday sermon and want to hear it again or evangelize and share it with someone? Please go to this link: PWC Podcasts.

Your generosity allows PWC to minister during these expensive summer months. Our bills increase due to the heat and some become remiss in their tithing during the summer. Thank you for your continued support of PWC.
There are three different and easy ways to give:
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.

Over the past few weeks, we have had several members of our community come down with Covid. It appears the Delta variant is affecting people who have been vaccinated. For Sunday service we are going to social distance the chairs in church and strongly recommend we temporarily wear masks. We are aware there are a variety of opinions about masks, but we would like to recommend we wear masks temporarily and encourage everyone to get the vaccine. These suggestions are in love, please receive them that way.

Enjoy your week, pray for peace in people’s hearts.

Love,
Fr. Dale and Pastor Mark

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