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Dear Friend,

It seems sometimes we live in a dog-eat-dog world. Everyone is out for themselves no matter what the cost to others. As Christians we are called by our baptism and relationship with Jesus and fellow followers of Christ to live differently. Please prayerfully reflect on what Richard Rohr says on this: Our life together can be better. Ours is a shallow and selfish age, and we are in need of conversion—from looking out just for ourselves to also looking out for one another. It’s time to hear and heed a call to a different way of life, to reclaim a very old idea called the common good. Jesus issued that call and announced the kingdom of God—a new order of living in sharp contrast to all the political and religious kingdoms of the world. That better way of life was meant to benefit not only his followers but everybody else too.

Our scripture reading for this Sunday, November 7: 1 Kings 17:10-16. Here is a summary of the reading from 1 Kings: Through Elijah, a widow and her son are blest with enough flour and oil to supply them for a year.

We look forward to seeing you in person at Sunday Service at 10:00 am, if your health permits. It is important for you to be a public witness of your faith in Jesus Christ. You do that by being present on Sunday.

Please read, reflect, and pray with the passage before Sunday. 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 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 have socially distanced the chairs in church and strongly recommend we wear masks.

Your consistent giving allows us to minister to so many who come through our doors each week. From married couples looking to strengthen their Christian bond, to members of our community struggling and finding assistance through Pastoral Counseling, to Sunday worship, to those seeking assistance from food insecurity; your tithing allows us to meet our community’s ever-changing needs. Thank you for your tithing, we take your gift serious and strive to be excellent stewards of your gift.
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

November is a very and exciting month at PWC! We are trying to get back to normal! If your health permits, we would love to see you get more involved and physically here in person at PWC. Here is the complete PWC calendar for November: PWC Event Calendar.

The Brothers’ Ministry is meeting this Saturday, November 6 from 9:00 am to 10:30 am in Building 4:12. This is a great way for the men of our community, plus invited guests, to get together for fellowship, food and delve deeper in your relationship with God. Our topic and talk this Saturday will be on the person of Jesus.

Attention Women of PWC: Join us this Saturday, November 6 at 9:00 am until 10:30 am in the church for Bible Study. Our study continues with Paul’s writings to the Colossians. This is our second week in this exciting study. We will be looking at Colossians 1:24-25, 1:26-27, and 1:28-29. Food will be provided!

Join us for Contemplative Prayer on Wednesday, November 10 @ 6:00 pm, Zoom only. Contact Deacon Karen Klemens with questions. Join Zoom Meeting: ZOOM LINK - Meeting ID: 830 7272 0889

Church Office Closed on Veterans’ Day: In honor of Veterans’ Day the church office will be closed on Thursday, November 11.

Join us for Medicare 101: Understanding Medicare & What’s New in 2022 with John Null and Cheryl Armstrong. This important meeting will be Thursday, November 11 at 1:00 pm in Building 4:12. Refreshments will be served!

Open to all married couples, Marriage Enrichment will meet on Friday, November 12 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the church. This will be an excellent opportunity to grow in your relationship with your spouse through the person of Jesus through a presentation and small group discussion questions! Dinner will be served, please RSVP to Pastor Mark or Terri Thompson in the church office.

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.

We want to pray for you! PWC has a prayer chain committee who will lift you and your loved ones in prayer. You can submit a prayer request at: Prayer Request Form

The Season of Advent begins on Sunday, November 28 and runs through December 24. Remembering the birth of our savior, Jesus Christ, the real intent of Advent is to spiritually prepare us for the Second Coming of Christ. With that in mind and our commitment to assist all members of our community to grow in the love and peace of Jesus, we have written daily reflections based on sacred scripture. You will be able to find them on the front page of the PWC website beginning November 28.

Enjoy your weekend! The weather is beautiful, spend some time outdoors, it refreshes the soul. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday at 10:00 am!

Love,
Fr. Dale and Pastor Mark

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