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Dear Friend,

Tomorrow we as a nation remember the terrible tragedy of 9/11. It was 20 years ago America experienced so much loss, devastation, and death. We continue to pray for the victims of September 11 and their families. We also remember the first responders who risked it all to save so many. As Christians we are called to pray for peace and healing in our world and in our hearts. On Sunday service we will have a moment of silence reflecting on the events of 9/11.

Our in-person services continue this Sunday at 10:00 am. Our scripture reading for this Sunday is Mark 8:27-35. Here is a summary of the reading from Mark: Here is your God, he comes with vindication; with divine recompense he comes to save you.

Please read, reflect, and pray with the passage before Sunday. 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 services online, go to: PWC website and find the Facebook button at the top of our home page.

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.

Towards the end of 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. You can sign up after services on Sunday.

The Brothers’ Ministry, scheduled for Saturday, September 18 has been cancelled. Our first meeting will be Saturday, October 2 at 9:00 am with Dr. Skip Watters, who will talk about men’s health. All men of the PWC are invited and you are most welcome to bring a friend or two!

The Women’s Bible Study, scheduled for Saturday, September 18 has been cancelled. We will start up again on Saturday, October 2 at 9:00 am. The topic for the October 2 session is: Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People.

Check out the PWC September Online Calendar: PWC Event Calendar. We have a lot of activities going on in September. Review the calendar and get involved!

If you are in need of pastoral counseling Fr. Mike Lessard is available on Monday and Wednesday mornings. Please call the church office to make an appointment at 480-649-0300. He is a great resource!

Feed My Starving Children is meeting Thursday, September 16 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. This is an excellent means to assist others who are struggling. For more information email Deacon Peter Klemens at: [email protected].

Put this on your Saturday Morning Calendar! Our next Prayer Retreat will be Saturday, September 25. Our theme is Complete Dependence on God: Serving Others. Join several of our deacons for this inspiring morning from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm in Building 412.

Thank you for your continued tithing! Your generous giving allows PWC to minister to so many from adult education, to counseling, to worship, to those who are sick or homebound, to those who are struggling with economic issues.
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

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday at 10:00 am!

Love,
Fr. Dale and Pastor Mark

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