Dear Friend,

Worship Night is TONIGHT Wednesday, January 25 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the church. This will be an incredible evening of Praise and Worship.
Join Fr. Dale, Pastor Mark, John Nichols and the PWC Band for uplifting Christian Music, spiritual insights, and reflections. Refreshments will be served! This will be an In-Person Only event.

The Prayer Retreat with Deacon Cheryl and Deacon John is this Saturday, January 28 at 10:00 am in Building 4:12. Mark your calendar for this holy and uplifting experience.

February is an active month at PWC, please check out our online calendar, to see where you can get involved: Online Calendar.

PWC Kids is this Sunday, January 29 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.

The Grief Support Group is meeting this Thursday, January 26 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am. For more information, please contact Pastor Mark in the office, 480-649-0300.

Fr. Dale’s Sunday Morning Bible Study is February 5, 12, and 19 in Building 4:12. It runs from 8:45 am to 9:30 am. Please put this on your calendar today!

Mark your calendar for The Guadalupe Trip Information Night on Monday, February 13 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. At this meeting we will discuss the details of our trip to Mexico in December 2023.

We have recently lost two beloved members of our PWC community, and their funerals are this week @ PWC. If you can attend, it would be a blessing to their families:
+ Joe Bellante: Friday, January 27 @ 6:00 pm. Joe was the “Jelly Man, the person who made the jellies that we sold in the Cross Shop.
+ June Welsch: Saturday, January 28 @ 11:00 am. A reception will follow both services.

Recovery Café News

Recovery Café’s Weekly Devotions Hour are on Tuesdays at Recovery Café, 2992 North Alma School Road, located at the southwest corner of Alma School and Elliot. We will meet every Tuesday at 9:30 am. All our welcome!

Recovery Café is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Saturdays, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Our phone number is 480-530-7090. For more information, please contact Deacon Dennis Paschke via email at [email protected] or at the above phone number.

Contemplative Prayer will be held on Wednesday, February 8 at 6:00 pm on Zoom only. If you have never experienced Contemplative Prayer, this would be a great opportunity to encounter this type of prayer. Here is the link: Zoom Link. Meeting ID: 990 597 9614

For the next few weeks, we will be running a series entitled, Meet the PWC Deacons, hopefully, this will give you a better opportunity to know our deacons and how they can minister to you.

Meet the PWC Deacons

Deacon Carol Palmer

My name is Deacon Carol Palmer, but my real name is a follower of Jesus Christ.

My favorite verse in the gospel of Mathew says it all to me.

And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20.

You see this is the great commandment that Jesus told us just before he left this earth. In my faith I believe that verse was not a suggestion but a commandment to follow in my life. I have always felt deeply how important it is to live and tell others of the message of Jesus.

My ministry is the women’s ministry. This is such a privilege to share this faith with the women at PWC. I am the one that sees the light that shows in their lives, when they discover Jesus in a new way. I believe that every seed planted, whether I see it or not, God will take it from there.

When you get to know me you will see I am a wife, a sister, mother, grandmother of six, a great grandmother of three, an ordained pastor, and deacon; but most of all I am a Child of God. That is the real thing I pray you see in me.

Peter and I have done ministry for 34 years together and keep God in the center of our loving marriage.

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: Online Prayer Request Form.

Our website reflections inspire every week! This week checkout Joe Sesniak’s reflection. Next week will be April Thalman. 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.

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!

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 your gift to: Praise and Worship Center, 2551 N. Arizona Avenue, Chandler, AZ 85225 • Donate on our web page: https://www.praiseandworshipcenter.net/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.

A Reflection by Henri Nouwen:
Your Life is Guided by God
To walk in the presence of the Lord means to move forward in life in such a way that all our desires, thoughts, and actions are constantly guided by him. When we walk in the Lord’s presence, everything we see, hear, touch, or taste reminds us of him. This is what is meant by a prayerful life. It is not a life in which we say many prayers, but a life in which nothing, absolutely nothing, is done, said, or understood independently of him who is the origin and purpose of our existence.

Looking forward to seeing you tonight, Wednesday night at 7:00 pm for Worship Night!

Fr. Dale and Pastor Mark

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