Dear Friend,

Tonight is the Night!
The Second Annual PWC Yogurt Fundraiser is this Friday, May 20 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Zoyo Yogurt
at the corner of McClintock and Guadalupe. Their yogurt and toppings are tasty and delicious; proceeds go to PWC! Last year we had a wonderful time!
Invite your family and friends!

The scripture reading for this Sunday, May 22 is John 14:23-29. Here is a summary of the reading: Jesus promises his disciples a new commandment: love one another.

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

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.

Men of PWC, this Saturday, May 21, is your opportunity to grow in your Christian faith and support other men in experiencing Christ through the Brothers’ Ministry. We are meeting from 9:00 am to 10:30 am in Building 4:12. Breakfast will be served! We will continue our study on the Holy Spirit. Pastor Bobby Oliver will be our guest speaker.

The Women’s Bible Study is also meeting this Saturday, May 21 from 9:00 am to 10:30 am in the church. Our bible study will be: Growing in God’s Design for Us. We will be serving a wonderful breakfast.

PWC Kids is this Sunday, May 22 beginning at 9:30 am in Building 4:12. This interactive bible study will focus on the Gospel reading that is proclaimed to the adults at worship. This is an incredible opportunity for children ages four through fifth grade to learn about Jesus. The kids finish up at the worship service, coming back during the Lord’s Prayer. You are welcome to bring friends! Contact our new children’s minister, Tami Heinl for more information, Tami can be reached at [email protected] or at the church office: 480-649-0300.

PWC Kids will not meet on Sunday, May 29 due to the Memorial Day Weekend.

Recovery Café Arizona Orientation - Filled with Gratitude! Thank you to each one of you that took part in the Recovery Café Orientation training, close to 75 people attended! Hopefully, it gave you a better understanding of how and why the Recovery Café model works and why its had such a huge impact in over 26 cities, as well a great overview of the various roles of the Café! It was a huge success on many levels and the generosity was a tremendous blessing. Thank you PWC for your partnership as Founding Member as well as all the others who stepped up! I want to thank you all for the amazing support for this ministry that will change many lives in Arizona - may God continue to bless this work! Deacon Dennis Paschke

Fr. Mike Lessard is available for pastoral counseling on Monday and Wednesday mornings. Please call the church office to make an appointment at 480-649-0300. Fr. Mike is an excellent resource!

Please put Pentecost Sunday, June 5, 10:00 am, in your calendar too. Also, please remember to wear red. It is on Pentecost we celebrate the birth of the church.

Feed My Starving Children is Tuesday, May 24 from 2:00 pm to 3:45 pm. Please contact Deacon Peter Klemens for more information at: [email protected].

Please join Deacons Cheryl Armstrong and John Null for a Prayer Retreat Saturday, May 28th at 10:00 am, Bldg. 412. Our theme will be Praying for Revival of the Church. Come early at 9:30 am for bagels and coffee!

Contemplative Prayer and Leccio Divina are two of the great treasures of the Christian tradition of prayer. Please join us second Wednesdays June 8, and July 13 via Zoom from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.This is the ZOOM LINK. Contact Deacon Karen for further information.

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 website page: Prayer Request Form.

Thank you for your commitment to the Praise and Worship Center. Your tithing allows the sacred work of this community to flourish and be the light of Jesus to all we encounter. We are able to have so many incredible ministries because of your financial dedication. If you have been remiss in your giving, please bring it to prayer and ask the Lord to guide 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.

Inspiration from Henri Nouwen: Listen to the Voice of Gentle Love
Listen to your heart. It’s there that Jesus speaks most intimately to you. Praying is first and foremost listening to Jesus who dwells in the very depths of your heart. He doesn’t shout. He doesn’t thrust himself upon you. His voice is an unassuming voice, very nearly a whisper, the voice of a gentle love. Whatever you do with your life, go on listening to the voice of Jesus in your heart. This listening must be an active and very attentive listening, for in our restless and noisy world God’s so loving voice is easily drowned out. You need to set aside some time every day for this active listening to God if only for ten minutes. Ten minutes each day for Jesus alone can bring about a radical change in your life.

You’ll find it isn’t easy to be still for ten minutes at a time. You’ll discover straightaway that many other voices, voices that are very noisy and distracting, voices that do not come from God, demand your attention. But if you stick to your daily prayer time, then slowly but surely you’ll come to hear the gentle voice of love and will long more and more to listen to it.

We are looking forward to seeing you in church on Sunday at 10:00 am.

Please pray for all those who are struggling in our society, especially our young people.

Fr. Dale and Pastor Mark

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