Dear Friend,

We hope your Advent is off to a wonderful start and you are growing in your relationship with Jesus Christ! Please take advantage of all the Advent Christmas activities Praise and Worship is offering in December.

This Sunday, December 5, is the Second Sunday of Advent and we look forward to seeing you in person at Sunday Service at 10:00 am! Our scripture reading for this Sunday is Luke 3:1-6. Here is a brief summary of the reading: John preaches repentance and baptizes in the region of Jordan.

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.

Men of PWC, tomorrow, Saturday, December 4, is your opportunity to grow in your Christian faith as we prepare for Christmas. We are meeting from 9:00 am to 10:30 am in Building 4-12. A scrumptious breakfast will be served!

The Women’s Bible Study is also meeting tomorrow from 9:00 am to 10:30 am in the church. Our bible study will be Colossians, chapters 3 and 4, What Christians Should Do: Living as Those Made Alive in Christ. We will be serving a wonderful breakfast. This will be an excellent way to spend some time focusing on Jesus as we prepare for the Second Coming of Jesus during the Advent season.

Bible Study with Fr. Dale will continue this Sunday, December 5 and again on December 12 from 8:45 am to 9:30 am in Building 4:12. Our theme continues with The Real Meaning of the Miracles in John’s Gospel.

As we move toward Winter Solstice and the warmth of hearth and home, so too are we invited to turn inward and prepare for the Lord’s coming. This inner preparation, nourished by prayer, silence, Scripture and worship, is essential to fully enter into the celebration of our Lord’s birth. Advent is a quiet, contemplative time of waiting on the coming of the Christ who lives and moves in and about our very Being. You are invited to join us for Lectio Divina and Contemplative Prayer via Zoom on Wednesday December 8 @ 6:00pm. Here is the ZOOM LINK. We look forward to seeing you.

Check out our daily Advent reflections on our website: Advent 2021 Readings and Reflections. There is a reflection for everyday during Advent. Use the scripture reading and Advent reflection to begin your prayer time every morning. Advent is a time to spiritually prepare ourselves for the Second Coming of Christ.

We have a lot going on during the Advent Christmas Season at PWC, if your health permits, we would love to have you here in person at PWC to experience these wonderful and inspiring events, here is our calendar: December and Christmas Activities at PWC. Also, you should be receiving a copy of this calendar in the mail.

Our Annual Christmas Raffle is off to a terrific start! Tickets are $25.00 and you have the chance to win $2,000.00 and donate $2,000.00 to your favorite charity! The drawing will be held at the Christmas Eve Service on Friday, December 24 at 5:00 pm.

PWC Kids: Join us for Winter Festival with sledding, music, and fun from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm on Wednesday, December 15. There will be cookies, elves, hot cocoa, musicians, a sing-a-long, & sled snow slide. Please RSVP by texting to: 602-510-7206.

Pastoral Care Associates, which is headed up by Fr. Mike Lessard, will be hosting an open house on Saturday December 11 in Building 4:12 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Refreshments will be served, along with an art show, books for sale and a raffle for an original oil painting. Purchases and donations help PCA continue in its ministry to serve the sick and suffering people of God. There will also be a sign-up sheet for a new Lab 1 to begin at the end of January. Cost of the training is 50.00 for the workbook and a donation for the class. Those who have taken the class before can retake it without charge if they bring their own workbook. To let us know if you are coming call the PCA office 602-841-5505 or notify the office at PWC, 480-649-0300. Everyone is welcome! Come celebrate with us!

Holidays can be particularly difficult for those who have lost loved ones. Fr. Mike Lessard will be offering a support chapel for those dealing with grief through the Thanksgiving and Christmas season. We will meet in Building 4:12 on Mondays, December 6 & 13 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm at the Pastoral Care Associates office. Feel free to bring friends or relatives. Bring a gift you received from your loved one that you treasure to show and talk about in chapel. Please register with the PWC office to reserve a spot. It is free and everyone is welcome.

Mark these Christmas Concerts on your calendar, either In-Person or Facebook Live from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm:
December 8: Christmas Concert with John Nichols & Mary McMahon
December 15: Christmas Concert with McKaylee Todd, Tom Young, & John Nichols
December 22: Christmas Concert with Danny Torgeson

Open to all married couples, Marriage Enrichment will meet on Friday, December 10 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in Building 4:12. 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.

Christmas is Overflowing in the Cross Shop! Now is the time to start your Christmas shopping, we have lots of wonderful Christmas presents. Stop by before or after Sunday service or during the week when the church office is open.

Your tithing is so greatly appreciated by so many in the PWC community! Due to your giving we are able to minister to so many people on so many levels: from adult education, to visiting the sick, to our worship services, to outreach to those who are economically compromised to even assisting people in getting their vaccines! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! 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

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday at 10:00 am, if your health permits! Have a blessed weekend!

Fr. Dale and Pastor Mark

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