Dear Friend,

Our in-person services continue this coming Sunday, November 15 at 10:00 am. Social distancing guidelines will apply. 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.

Our scripture reading for Sunday is Matthew 25:14-30. 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)

On Facebook Live we will continue to live stream our Sunday services if you do not feel comfortable attending in person. Please do what is best for you. To participate in our service online, go to: PWC website and find the Facebook button and find Facebook at the top of our home page.

Our Advent Prayer Devotional will again be passed out this Sunday. It is a beautiful prayer book created by members of our church community to assist you in developing a deeper relationship with Jesus during the Advent Season. If you can, please come by during office hours and pick up your copy. If you cannot pick it up, we will mail it to you. Additional copies can be purchased in The Cross Shop for $4.00.

We are now collecting cereal for Matthew’s Crossing through Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 26. We ask you to be generous in your giving to those who are lacking food, especially children, during this pandemic. You can drop your cereal off during office hours.

Our Fall 50/50/50 Raffle is off to a great start, lots of people are participating, thank you! The pot is going up! You can purchase tickets here at church, on Sunday or during the week, or do it now on the PWC website. Here is the link to purchase tickets online: Fall 50/50/50 Raffle Online Form. The pot is split 50/50 between the winner of the raffle and PWC. Each ticket is $50.00 or you can buy three tickets for $100.00. The drawing is scheduled for Sunday, December 13. More details to come!

It’s Christmas in the Cross Shop! We have lots of new Christmas items on sale now and a wide selection of Nativity scenes. If that weren’t enough, we also have a wonderful sale on Fr. Dale’s Homemade Jams. They are on sale right now for only $3.00. Come by and browse all the inspirational books and gifts we have. There is plenty of space during the week in the Cross Shop to socially distance.

Our Thanksgiving Service is Thursday, November 26 at 10:00 am. We look forward to being part of this celebration. Our Thanksgiving service is scheduled to be outside.

Mark your calendars for our January Overnight Retreat in Chandler at the Hilton Garden Inn. The dates are Friday and Saturday, January 8 and 9. Details are coming!

Don’t forget to check out our Weekly Reflection on Monday mornings. This Monday, Mary McMahon, “Pastor Mary,” will share her insights. Please go to: PWC website > Weekly Reflections to read Mary’s reflection and past ones.

Our podcast ministry is up and running and going really well! Lots of people are listening and we have received lots of great comments! 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.

Thank you to those who continue to give through your tithing. Your giving allows the ministry of PWC to flourish. Our expenses continue to climb during Covid-19 and your generosity allows us to minister to so many in our community through such ministries as the homebound ministry, the music ministry, adult education and now our social media ministry. If you have not been tithing, we would ask you to bring it to prayer and ask the Lord to guide you.
You can give 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.

Let us pray our newly elected officials, may they work for the good of all and seek to end the division in our country. May they follow the example of Christ the King, who was a true servant of peace, hope and justice!

See you this Sunday morning at 10:00 in church or on Facebook Live.

Fr. Dale and Pastor Mark

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