Dear Friend,

We are back tonight, Wednesday, February 10 at 7:00 pm on Facebook Live with a teaching on the story of the Prodigal Son, but with a different perspective, from the point of view of the older brother! Please go to our website: PWC website and find the Facebook button and find Facebook at the top of our home page.

Pastor Mark is here to help you get signed up for the COVID-19 vaccine. We have heard from a number of our members who have either signed up for their vaccine or have received their first shot. We are also acutely aware that some are struggling to get signed up. If you are having trouble navigating the site, please call Pastor Mark at the office, 480-649-0300, and he will assist you. Here is the link to register for the vaccine for Covid-19: https://podvaccine.azdhs.gov/. You can also call: 1-844-542-8201 or 602-542-1000.

Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on February 17. Here is what we are planning: Drive thru Distribution of Ashes; ashes will be available all day from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, and you do not need to get out of your car! We will also have a service in the church at 7:00 pm in person or on Facebook Live. Our theme for Lent 2021 is Lord Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace. Please mark your calendar and check your mailbox for our Lenten postcard.

Lent is a time for refection and preparedness. It is a time to fully and consciously enter the Paschal Mystery. All are invited to join us for Contemplative Prayer each Wednesday evening at 6:00 pm from February 17 through March 31. We come together to Listen to God’s Word (Lectio Divina) followed by a time of communing with and resting in Holy Presence. It is a graced experience to truly be with God, and one another, for the greater sake of our world. We will both gather at PWC and via Zoom. Here is the link:

This past year we saw a significant increase in the prayer needs and requests from our community, family, and friends. In response, the Prayer Chain Ministry is planning for growth! To kick-start 2021, we are hosting an Enlistment Campaign to encourage more PWC members to commit or recommit to being part of our faithful prayer team. To sign up for the Prayer Chain, please call the church office at 480-649-0300. We will then host a Zoom All-Team Training Session, date, and time to be determined. The meeting link will be sent out prior to the training.

Join us for our St. Patrick’s Day Virtual Dinner & Concert Fundraiser on Wednesday, March 17. It promises to be an enjoyable evening of entertaining fun with a wonderful Irish dinner, inspiring Irish music from our PWC band, and a teaching on St. Patrick! For only $25.00 you can purchase a dinner of Corned Beef and Cabbage, as well as potatoes and carrots, plus a dessert from Lisa’s Rum Cake. Our dinner is being donated by Sue and Pat Kieny from Native Grill in Maricopa. Their generous donation allows all proceeds of the dinner to go to the ministry of PWC! You will also receive some “St. Patrick’s swag” (ie: St. Patrick’s Day hat and glasses) to wear during the dinner and concert. We will want you to take a picture of yourself and send it to us here at the PWC.

You will also have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets at $5.00 each for our 50/50 Raffle. There will be items available for auction. Those who live out of state, or those wanting to help the homeless, can purchase a meal for a homeless shelter for $25.00. Your Irish dinner can be picked up on Wednesday, March 17 from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm here at PWC. Take it home, enjoy the meal, and watch the concert from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Facebook Live. The deadline to order a meal is Sunday, March 14. Mark your calendar, more details are coming soon!

If you are interested in helping with Feed My Starving Children on Thursday, February 25 from 3:00 pm-5:00 pm, please contact Deacon Peter Klemens at deaconpeter@pwcaz.net. This is a great way to assist those in need!

Don’t forget about our Weekly Reflections on the PWC website: Weekly Reflections. This week Dennis Paschke is featured and Dennis’ reflection has some powerful insights. Terri Thompson is up for next week and we are looking forward to her reflection.

Your generous tithing continues the important work of PWC during these trying times of Covid-19. It allows us to minister to those who are struggling and in need of spiritual, emotional and financial support. Thank you for your financial support and prayers. 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.

We continue to pray for those who are struggling in our community, state and country. May the healing presence of Jesus be with them in their hearts.

Have a wonderful week, please stay safe! We look forward to seeing you tonight at 7:00 on Facebook Live!

Fr. Dale and Pastor Mark

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