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Dear Friend,

Although it is difficult for us to be together because of Covid-19, we have created a number of materials and offerings to help you during this sacred time of the year. Please take time to spiritually prepare during the Advent Christmas Season. Here are some ways to ready ourselves:
Join us for the PWC Christmas Concert TONIGHT on Facebook Live: PWC Facebook page. It will be a night of prayer with Advent and Christmas reflections plus the PWC music ministry will be there playing Advent and Christmas Music. It will be an exciting and inspirational evening. Evangelize, and invite your family and friends to join us!
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.
The PWC Advent Prayer Devotional is a wonderful way to spiritually prepare yourself during the Advent Season. We are asking you to spend at least 10 minutes a day; reading, praying, journaling, and contemplating each reflection. The prayer book was created by members of our church community. Additional copies can be purchased in The Cross Shop for $4.00. The PWC Advent Prayer Devotional is also available on our website: Advent Prayer Devotional 2020. Please share it with family and friends!
Join us for Contemplative Prayer during Advent on Zoom tonight. We will gather together via Zoom for Contemplative Prayer each Wednesday evening during Advent: December 9, 16, and 23 at 6:30. Please Note: Tonight on December 9 we will be meeting at 6:00 pm due to the Christmas Concert at 7:00 pm. 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
Another way to spiritually prepare during Advent is our podcast ministry. 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.
Finally, 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.

The drawing for our Fall 50/50/50 Raffle is this Sunday, December 13. We are over $10,000! 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.

Mark your calendar for Sunday, December 20 from 11:30 am –1:00 pm for our “Christmas Drive By.” See our new Outdoor Nativity Scene, greet our pastors, receive a Christmas gift from the community, and have the opportunity to drop off your Christmas Tithing.

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.

Your tithing through your continued giving allows us to continue to minister during these difficult times of Covid-19. If you have not been giving, we ask you to bring it to prayer and ask the Lord to guide you. Thank you for your generosity! 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.

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.

If you are in need of pastoral counseling, Fr. Mike Lessard is in the office on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Please call the office to make an appointment with Fr. Mike.

Here is our updated Advent, Christmas 2020 Schedule:
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
Saturday, December 19: Women’s Bible Study: 9:00 am: Zoom
Saturday, December 19: Brothers’ Ministry: 9:00 am: Live
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 – 1:00 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

Here is a link to the PWC calendar for December and January: PWC website > Calendar of Events. Due to Covid-19 and with so much uncertainty at this time, we are planning month to month.

We continue to pray for healing for those who are struggling especially from Covid-19. We also pray for all hospital workers and essential workers in our community.

See you tonight at 7:00 pm on Facebook Live!

Love,
Fr. Dale and Pastor Mark

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