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Dear Friend,

Can you believe it, we are already 19 days into 2022! Please take a moment today to reflect on God’s blessings in your life and how you as a Christian can share those blessings with others.

Kicking with Jesus! We have started an exciting series at PWC for children ages four through fifth grade called Kicking with Jesus and we are off to a great start! Last Sunday was our second session and all the kids continued loved it! Created by our own board member, Michelle Lee, through Lee’s ATA Marital Arts, Kicking with Jesus is designed for kids to learn self-defense, break boards, kick targets, and praise God! We will get our bodies moving and have fun kicking for Jesus! Here are the remaining dates: Sundays, January 23, 30 and February 6 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am. No registration needed, just show up! You are welcome to bring a friend! At 10:30 am, the children will be brought to the church for the rest of our Sunday service. Parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles, get your young people to Kicking with Jesus! Please see the Kicking with Jesus Flyer for more information.

The Start Date for the Chosen has been Delay a Week to Friday, January 28. Please join in for The Chosen Movie Night and Interactive Bible Study What Does It Mean to Be Chosen? The Chosen is a groundbreaking streaming television series about the life of Jesus. Beginning Friday January 28, we will gather weekly @ 6:00pm for nine weeks (with a pause for Marriage Enrichment Nights). Each week we will share a meal, watch one of eight episodes, and have an opportunity for small group sharing. Cost is $15 for the Study Guide (scholarships available).

Our next Prayer Retreat for this Saturday, January 22 has been cancelled. We look forward to our Prayer Retreat next month.

We have a lot going on at PWC from now through May, check out our new PWC Spring Calendar online. If your health permits, we hope you will get more involved at PWC this spring.

Have You Lost a Loved One and Are Grieving? Pastor Mark is starting a grief support ministry beginning tomorrow, Thursday, January 20 from 10:00 am to 11:15 am. Here are the other dates: February 3 and 17, March 3 and 17. Please contact Pastor Mark for more information.

We’ve Got Pictures! Check out the Photos page on the PWC website: PWC Photo Gallery. We are constantly updating this page with pictures from different PWC events.

Want to be inspired each week? On Mondays a new reflection comes out each week written by members of our community. Click on our Weekly Reflection Tile and be nourished. Here is the link: Weekly Reflections Page. This week our board president, Carl Leben, shares his insights. Next week we hear from Fr. Mike Lessard.

Do you need a PWC name tag? You can sign up for a name tag on Sunday morning in the office or email Sandy Thiernau at [email protected]. If you have a PWC name tag, we encourage you to wear your name tag so you will get to know the names of others in our PWC community.

We appreciate your generosity and consistent giving! Thank you so much, your giving allows the PWC ministry to thrive and spread Jesus’ message of peace and hope! If you have been remiss in your giving, we ask that you 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

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. We are blessed to have a wonderful resource in Fr. Mike!

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.

The Board of Recovery Cafe Arizona is very excited to announce Dwight Wintringer has joined our team in the role of Operations Manager for the Cafe effective January 10, 2022! Dwight brings proven experience as an Executive Chef, and extensive experience and relationships in the Food and Beverage industry in the Valley. He has managed large scale events and the launch of several restaurant kitchens. His own journey with addiction has shown him the devastating effects it can bring. His own journey is a testimony to recovery. Dwight is a faith filled Christian and longtime member of our faith community. Together with his wife Leeanne they are blessed with two daughters and five grandchildren.

Please be safe this week! We continue to pray for those with Covid and their caregivers, especially nurses, doctors, respiratory therapists, and all who work in hospitals.

Love,
Fr. Dale and Pastor Mark

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