Dear Friend,

Happy Thanksgiving!
Please join us for our Thanksgiving Service outside at 10:00 am, Thursday, tomorrow, either in person or online (we are still working out a few technical challenges since we will be outside). The chairs will be socially distanced, masks are required, and hand sanitizer will be available. Since we are outside, this may give an opportunity to those who have not felt comfortable worshipping inside to attend our Thanksgiving service.

This is our final week for collecting cereal for Matthew’s Crossing. We are collecting through our Thanksgiving service. Please be generous in your giving to those who are lacking food, especially children, during this pandemic. You can also drop your cereal off during office hours.

The PWC Advent Prayer Devotional should be in your hands now. It was mailed out last week to those who had not picked it up at the church. Advent starts this Sunday, November 29. We are asking you to spend at least 10 minutes a day; reading, praying, journaling, and contemplating each reflection. It is a beautiful prayer book created by members of our church community. Additional copies can be purchased in The Cross Shop for $4.00.

The Music Ministry, outreach to those who are poor and hungry through Matthew’s Crossing and I-Help, Ministry to the Sick and Homebound, our Social Media Ministry are just some of the ministries here at PWC that your tithing supports. Thank you for your generous support of PWC.
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.

Our Fall 50/50/50 Raffle is up and running and the pot is growing! 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. You can purchase tickets here at church or at the PWC website. Here is the link if you want to purchase tickets online: Fall 50/50/50 Raffle Online Form. The drawing is scheduled for Sunday, December 13.

It’s Christmas in the Cross Shop! We have lots of new Christmas items on sale now and a wide selection of Nativity scenes. PWC is officially selling See’s Candy! We have Christmas candy, peanut brittle, and lollipops. Supplies are limited. 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.

Join us for Contemplative Prayer during Advent on Zoom. We will gather together via Zoom for Contemplative Prayer each Wednesday evening during Advent: December 2, 9, 16 and 23 at 6:30. We will use scripture passages from the PWC Advent Prayer Devotional for our Leccio and follow with a 30-minute sharing of our experience from the week’s passages and reflections. Deacon Karen Klemens will be leading the evening and it is open to all. Join us for the Zoom meeting here at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81269805749

Volunteers are needed for Feed My Starving Children on Tuesday, December 15 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Contact Deacon Peter Klemens at deaconpeter@pwcaz.net for more information.

We will continue having in-person services this coming Sunday, November 29, the First Sunday of Advent, 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. We will continue to live stream our Sunday services on Facebook Live if you do not feel comfortable attending in person. Please do what is best for you and makes you feel safe. If you are planning on attending in-person, please do not arrive until after 9:30 am.

Here is our updated Thanksgiving, Advent, Christmas 2020 Schedule:
Thursday, November 26: 10:00 am Service: Live & Facebook
Sunday, November 29: First Sunday of Advent: 10:00 am Service: Live & Facebook
Saturday, December 5: Brothers’ Ministry: 9:00 am: Live
Saturday, December 5: Women’s Bible Study: 9:00 am: Zoom
Sunday, December 6: Second Sunday of Advent: 10:00 am Service: Live & Facebook
Wednesday, December 9: Christmas Concert with PWC Music Ministry: 7:00 pm: Live & Facebook
Sunday, December 13: Third Sunday of Advent: 10:00 am Service: Live & Facebook
Tuesday, December 15: Feed My Starving Children: 3:00-5:00 pm
Sunday, December 20: Fourth Sunday of Advent: 10:00 am Service: Live & Facebook
Sunday, December 20: Drive By: See Our New Outdoor Nativity Scene: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm: Greet our Pastors, Receive Christmas Gift, Drop off Christmas Tithing
Thursday, December 24: Christmas Eve: 5:00 pm Service: Live & Facebook
Friday, December 25: Christmas Day: 10:00 am Service: Live & Facebook

However you are spending Thanksgiving this year, may it be one in which you experience the unconditional love and peace of Jesus in your life. Even though 2020 has been a crazy year, may you be able to reflect on the blessings in your life. Please be safe and careful! Happy Thanksgiving!

Fr. Dale and Pastor Mark

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