Dear Friend,

We hope you had a wonderful New Year! We pray 2023 will be filled with the peace of Christ for you and your loved ones!

As we begin 2023, please check out our online calendar to see how you can get involved at PWC in January: Online Calendar.

Open to all married couples, Marriage Enrichment will meet this Friday, January 6 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 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.

Recovery Café is holding an Open House on Saturday, January 7 at 10:00 am at 2992 North Alma School Road, located at the southwest corner of Alma School and Elliot. If you know someone that is struggling with addiction or trauma or has a family member or friend that is, please invite them. For more information, please contact Deacon Dennis Paschke at 253-455-0408 or via email at [email protected].

PWC Kids is this Sunday, January 8 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. Parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles: mark your calendar for this Sunday. The kids finish up at the worship service, coming back during the Lord’s Prayer. You are welcome to bring friends! Contact our children’s minister, Rachel Freeman for more information, Rachel can be reached at [email protected] or at the church office: 480-649-0300.

God and Coffee will be Wednesday, January 11 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Mark your calendar for this interactive evening with Fr. Dale and Pastor Mark. Bring your questions for discussion. Refreshments will be served!

Join us for Contemplative Prayer on Wednesdays, January 11 and 18 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Contemplative Prayer and Leccio Divina are two of the great treasures of the Christian tradition of prayer.

Mark your calendar for Saturday, January 21, 2023, this date will be the next meeting of the Brother’s Ministry and Women’s Bible Study from 9:00 am to 10:30 am.

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 best way to get in touch with Deacon John is by contacting the church office, at 480-649-0300, and leaving a message.

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: Prayer Request Form.

FYI, the church office will be closed Monday, January 16 for Martin Luther King Day.

It is 40% off Christmas items in the Cross Shop! We have lots of wonderful items in our gift shop! Check it out: wind chimes, Nativity scenes, ornaments, coffee mugs, inspirational books, bibles, and a whole lot more! The Cross Shop is open during the week during office hours and on Sunday mornings!

Volunteers Needed for PWC Kids! As we move through the Christmas season and into New Year, let’s remember to show our support to our children’s community. Starting in January 2023, we need volunteers on Sundays from 9:15am – 10:45am to assist with the kids. Please sign up after church at the front desk or contact our children’s minister, Rachel at [email protected]. We truly appreciate your time and service.

Our website reflections inspire every week! This week checkout Deacon Chuck Monroe’s reflection. Next week will be Deacon Peter Klemens. Both are wonderful reflections that you can apply to your life! Click on our Weekly Reflection Tile and be nourished. Here is the link: PWC Reflections Page.

It is vital for you to know your giving allows PWC to meet the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of our community and our surrounding community as well! From pastoral counseling to grief support, to Bible Study, to Adult Education, to providing food through Matthew’s Crossing for families who are economically unstable to PWC Kids and Marriage Enrichment; your consistent giving makes a difference, a big difference!
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 or stop by the office.

Eight New Year’s Resolutions... or at Least Suggestions!
Volunteer for a local charity or non-profit.

Stop judging others.

Become more familiar with the Bible.

Take one concrete step to become more environmentally conscious.

Pray every day. Even when it is hard.

Let go of a grudge or two.

Get off Twitter.

Call your loved ones regularly (and truly listen to them.)

Have a wonderful week! May your New Year be rooted in Jesus’ love and hope! Let us continue to pray for peace in our world, especially in Ukraine.

Fr. Dale and Pastor Mark

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