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Dear Friend,

The scripture reading for this Sunday, July 10 is Luke 10:38-42. Please read, reflect, and pray with the passage before Sunday. Here is a synopsis: Jesus visits the house of Martha and Mary. Just as our pastors prepare by reading, studying, and reflecting on Sunday’s scripture passage, so should we. The music for this Sunday can be found on the top-right hand corner of our website.

We are looking forward to seeing you in church on Sunday morning. If you are in town is it important for you to be with us for Sunday worship. We, as Christians, cannot do this on our own or via social media. When Jesus began his ministry, he knew it would be important for Christians to gather together to support one another.

Our Sunday Service begins at 10:00 am In-Person and on Facebook Live.

Join the Brothers Ministry for our “Men’s Annual Steak Fry” tonight, Friday, July 15 at 6:00 pm in the church. Guys, this is a wonderful time for the men in our community to get together for an evening of fellowship and great food! You are most welcome to invite friends.

The Women of PWC will be gathering tomorrow Saturday, July 16 for our Saturday morning Bible Study as we examine Psalm 34 as part of our “Summer in the Psalms” series. We will meet in the church at 9:00 am and breakfast will be served. Our bible study is growing as more and more women have been attending our Saturday gatherings. It so exciting to see this ministry growing!

Join us next Wednesday night, July 20 at 7:00 pm in the church for our adult education series entitled: Seeking to Listen! This will be our second session. In many ways we have lost the art of respectful listening. Join Fr. Dale and Pastor Mark as we take on some different and difficult issues where people have strong opinions. Our goal is not to verbally beat one another up, but to respectfully hear what people have to say. If you have an issue you would like to see discussed, please call the church office at 480-649-0300 and leave a message. Please mark your calendar for the final date: Wednesday, July 27. This series will be in person only.

Upcoming Funerals at PWC: We have recently lost some members of our community who have returned to the Lord. Here are the dates and times of their funerals:
Jason Rivera: grandson of Jean Bruno: Saturday, July 23 at 11:00 am
Sandy Thiernau: Monday, July 25: at 5:00 pm
Carol Taylor: Saturday, August 6 at 10:00 am
Eternal Rest Grant unto Them O Lord, and let your Perpetual Light Shine upon Them.

As you know many in our community go away for the summer to cooler climates! Thank you to those who are faithful in their giving. Your tithing allows the ministry of the Praise and Worship Center to continue during our hot summer months here in Arizona. Thank you for your commitment to the Praise and Worship Center.
Here are the different ways you can tithe to PWC:
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 or stop by the office.

A Spiritual Director or Companion provides support and listens for the signs of the Spirit at work in your life. He/she is there to assist the seeker in discovering their deepest identity in Christ and as a sounding board as one searches for meaning and purpose in life. Deacon Karen is a fellow seeker who has been formed, rooted, and trained in the ancient Christian contemplative tradition. She is available to meet Wednesday afternoons by appointment. If interested, please contact her at 602-677-4027.

Later in July, the Prayer Retreat is Saturday, July 30 at 10:00 am in Building 4:12. Join Deacon Cheryl Armstrong and Deacon John Null for this inspirational and motivating morning.

We are growing PWC Kids and need your help! Calling all volunteers who have a heart for Jesus and who love kids! We want a few beautiful souls who can help on Sunday mornings from 9:30 am to 10:30 am in Building 4:12. We need one volunteer each Sunday and our goal is to have enough people to rotate every eight to 12 weeks. Please email Tami Heinl, at [email protected] or at the church office at 480-649-0300. Thank you for your support and prayers and we look forward to serving TOGETHER!

PWC Kids will not meet during the month of July.

PWC Kids: Get this on your calendar! Taiko Back to School Event, Saturday, August 20: 9:00 am – 2:30 pm. Please click here for more information: Taiko Back to School Event

Check out the PWC Online Calendar for July: PWC July Calendar. We have a lot of wonderful events to participate in July!

In Memoriam: Sandy Thiernau
As many of you heard on Sunday, Sandy passed away a week ago today on Friday afternoon. Sandy, a fixture at the Praise and Worship Center, was committed to making PWC a better and holier place for all who entered our doors and worshipped here. Sandy “volunteered” or the proper word would be “ministered” at PWC, Sundays through Thursdays, and sometimes coming in on Fridays and Saturdays if needed. You could always find her in the office proofing email blasts or website reflections, cutting up communion bread in the kitchen, arranging food for an event, ordering supplies from Costco or a variety of other stores, or assisting with Sunday worship. Sandy’s funeral is scheduled for Monday, July 25 at 5:00 pm in the church. As Matthew 25:23 says:
Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’
Our sincerest condolences go out to Sandy’s daughter and her family.
Sandy, you will be missed; it already feels so strange not to have you around the office.

Please pray for peace in our world, our country, and in our hearts.

Love,
Fr. Dale and Pastor Mark

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