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Dear Friend,

Join us tonight at 7:00, either in person or on Facebook Live, for our Lenten Adult Education Series on the Prayer of St. Francis. Father Dale and Pastor Mark will be teaching on Where There is Hatred, Let Me Sow Love. Evangelize, invite your family and friends to the insightful evening! You can view the series on Facebook Live at PWC website and find the Facebook button at the top of our home page.

Our theme for Lent 2021 is Lord Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace. Check out the PWC website for information on:
LENT 2021
Recovery Café
St. Francis of Assisi

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! Here are the details:
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. Thank you, Sue and Pat, for your generosity! All proceeds go to PWC!
You will also receive “St. Patrick’s Swag” (ie: St. Patrick’s Day hat and glasses) to wear during the dinner and concert.
Purchase raffle tickets at $5.00 each for our 50/50 Raffle.
Purchase a meal for a homeless shelter for $25.00.
Pick up your Irish Dinner on Wednesday, March 17 from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm here at PWC. Take it home, enjoy the meal.
Watch the concert from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Facebook Live.
The deadline to order a meal is Sunday, March 14.
You will be able to purchase tickets online or in the church office.
You can order tickets online here:
St. Patrick's Virtual Dinner & Concert

Lent is a time for reflection 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 tonight 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:
ZOOM LINK.

Join us for our Prayer Retreat on Zoom with Deacon Cheryl Armstrong and Deacon John Null this Saturday, February 27 at 10:00 am. Destination: Complete Dependence on God: "Loving God Alone." On Zoom at:
ZOOM LINK.

Don’t forget about our Weekly Reflections on the PWC website: Weekly Reflections. This week Fr. Mike Lessard shares his insights. Next week is Fr. Dale. Also, all our past reflections are online to read.

There is lots of great stuff in the Cross Shop from gifts, cards, to inspiring books! Right now, we have beautiful statues of St. Francis. Check it out, the Cross Shop is open during regular church office hours. It is also so easy to social distance!

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

Looking for a place to pray? The afternoons in Arizona these days are beautiful! Why not spend some time in prayer in front of our beautiful new St. Francis statue. We have benches where you can quietly pray or read sacred scripture.

Even with the pandemic we have a lot going on, we are still doing lots of ministering here at PWC! Right now, we are only scheduling month to month. Check out our calendar for the rest of February and March: Calendar of Events.

Pastor Mark is here to help you sign up for the COVID-19 vaccine. If you are having trouble navigating the site, please call Pastor Mark at the office, 480-649-0300, and he will assist you. Pastor Mark has helped close to 100 people sign up for the Covid-19 vaccine. Yeah!!!! 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.

Thank you for your continued generosity and prayers! Your tithing allows the important ministry of PWC to continue and flourish. 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 peace and healing in our world. See you tonight at 7:00 either in person or on Facebook Live.

Love,
Fr. Dale and Pastor Mark

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