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Dear Friend,

However you were able to spend your Thanksgiving, we hope it was one that was full of gratitude and joy!

Our in-person services continue this coming Sunday, November 29 at 10:00 am and we begin the Season of Advent. 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 2 Samuel 7:8-14. 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.

Wondering what to do this Saturday, November 28? Join us for the Prayer Retreat: Let Us Give Thanks! It begins at 10:00 am in Building 412 with Deacons Cheryl Armstrong and John Null.

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. As you know, 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.

Check out our new outside Prayer Garden with the statue of St. Francis. It is beautiful! With the weather becoming so nice now in Arizona, this is a wonderful opportunity to stop by and spend some time in quiet prayer or pray with scripture!

Don’t forget about our Weekly Reflections on the PWC website: PWC website > Weekly Reflections. During December we will be writing on the Season of Advent Christmas and how they are spiritually linked together.

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.

Our Fall 50/50/50 Raffle is up and running and the pot is growing! An easy way to purchase tickets is online! 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.

Our PWC Christmas Concert is Wednesday, December 9 at 7:00 pm. Please mark your calendar and tell your family members and friends. It will be in-person or on Facebook Live.

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 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.
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 suckers. 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

Here is our updated Thanksgiving, Advent, Christmas 2020 Schedule:
Thursday, November 26: 10:00 am Service: Live & Facebook
Saturday, November 28: Prayer Retreat: 10:00 am, Building 412
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

We pray for those who are sick, especially with Covid-19. We also remember the doctors, nurses, hospital workers, and caregivers who are seeking to heal them. We pray for those who are struggling with food insecurity and those who are experiencing fear and anxiety in their lives.

Looking forward to seeing you this Sunday morning at 10:00 in church or on Facebook Live. Spread the message of PWC, invite others to join us!

Love,
Fr. Dale and Pastor Mark

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