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Dear Friend,

We look forward to seeing you this Sunday at 10:00 am for our service. If possible, it is important that you are worshipping with us in person. As Christians we come to Sunday service, not just for ourselves, but to give public witness to our faith and the importance of Jesus Christ in our lives to our fellow community members at PWC.

Our scripture reading for this Sunday, September 26 is 9:38-43, 45, 47-48. Here is a summary of the reading from Mark: Jesus teaches that whoever is not against him is for him.

Please read, reflect, and pray with the passage before Sunday. The music for this Sunday can be found on the top-right hand corner of our website or below.
Song lyrics (pdf format)
To participate in our services online, go to: PWC website and find the Facebook button at the top of our home page.

FYI, the Delta variant is affecting those who are both vaccinated and unvaccinated. For Sunday service we are going to socially distance the chairs in church and strongly recommend we wear masks.

Join us tomorrow, Saturday morning for our Prayer Retreat. Our theme is Complete Dependence on God: Serving Others. Join several of our deacons for this inspiring morning from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm in Building 412. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to pray and grow in your relationship with Jesus!

We had a great response to our first class on the book Emotionally Healthy Spirituality! Thank you to all those who participated. If you missed the first class you can watch it on Facebook and join us for the rest of the classes. Here is some information: Father Dale and members of our community will lead the class. Here are the rest of the dates: Wednesdays September 29, October 6, 13, and 20. The class will run from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

In the past month 0ur collections are down, those who have contributed in the past have not been giving. PWC has expenses we must meet every month so that we can continue our ministry of bringing others to Jesus Christ. Our ministries are dependent on the financial stewardship of community members. If you have stopped or been lax in your giving, ask the Lord to guide you in prayer.
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

Peter Scazzero, the author of Emotionally Healthy Spirituality says, “When emotional health and contemplative spirituality are interwoven together in an individual’s life, a small group, a church …or community, people’s lives are dramatically transformed.” Please come and join us for Contemplative Prayer in person at PWC or Zoom each Wednesday evening @ 6:00pm prior to the school of Emotionally Healthy Spirituality. Here is the ZOOM LINK.

The first Brothers’ Ministry meeting is Saturday, October 2 at 9:00 am with Dr. Skip Watters, who will talk about men’s health. All men are invited and you are most welcome to bring a friend or two! We will serve breakfast.

The Women’s Bible Study will be starting up again on Saturday, October 2 at 9:00 am. The topic for the October 2 session is: Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People.

Do you have a friend or family member who would like to receive our twice weekly PWC email blasts? Please go to this link to sign up: Sign-Up Form.

Are you homebound? If so, Deacon John Null can bring you communion. The only exception is if you have or are recovering from Covid. The best way to get in touch with Deacon John is by contacting the church office, at 480-649-0300, and leaving a message.

If you are sick and in need of meals while you are sick, Dawn Paschke, Deacon Dennis’ wife, will be coordinating this ministry. To leave a message for Dawn, please call the church office at 480-649-0300.

If you are in need of pastoral counseling Fr. Mike Lessard is available on Monday and Wednesday mornings. Please call the church office to make an appointment at 480-649-0300. He is a great resource!

We want to pray for you! PWC has a prayer chain committee who will lift you and your loved ones in prayer. Please go to our: Prayer Request Form.

If you are in town, we look forward to seeing you in person on Sunday at 10:00 am. It is so vital we support one another in our Christian faith and gather as a community for worship every Sunday. It is important to remember when Jesus began his public ministry, he brought people together. Jesus realized being a follower of “The Way” would not be easy and we would need the physical and spiritual support of one another as part of a community

Love,
Fr. Dale and Pastor Mark

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