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Dear Friend,

Please mark your calendar this 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. We are looking forward to seeing you!

Speaking of Nativity scenes, we want you to send us a picture of your home Nativity scene so we can post it on our website. We would like to share it with the rest of the PWC community. Please just send us a picture of your Nativity scene. Email the picture to Kevin at kmcgloin@pwcaz.net.

All Christmas items are now 20% off, including a wide selection of Nativity scenes. PWC is also 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.

We have created a number of materials and offerings to help you during this holy time of the year. Please take time to spiritually prepare during the Advent Christmas Season. Here are some ways to ready ourselves:
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!
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.
Join us for Contemplative Prayer during Advent on Zoom tonight. We will gather together via Zoom for Contemplative Prayer each Wednesday evening during Advent. We have tonight and December 23 at 6:30 pm left. 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.

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.

Thank you to those who continue to give through your tithing. Your giving allows PWC to minister during these trying times of Covid-19. Your generosity allows us to reach out to the poor and hungry through I-Help and Matthew’s Crossing. Your tithing is allowing us to build our new social media ministry which gives us an opportunity to spread the Gospel message of Jesus Christ to those who are social distancing. If you have not been tithing, we would 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.

Here is our updated Advent Christmas 2020 Schedule:
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 Only

Check out the 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 only planning month to month.

Our 50/50/50 Raffle was a complete success! Thank you to those who participated! We raised a total of $11,100.00 and half went to our winner, Eileen Curran. Eileen then donated the entire amount to her favorite charity! How cool is that!

We continue to pray for healing for those who are struggling, especially from Covid-19. We especially remember those who are charged with the distribution of the vaccine. We also pray for all hospital workers and essential workers in our community.

Love,
Fr. Dale and Pastor Mark

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