Dear Friend,

We look forward to seeing you at service this Sunday at 10:00 am.

The scripture reading for this Sunday, January 29, the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time is Matthew 5:1-12a. Here is a synopsis of the reading: Jesus teaches what it means to be happy or blessed in the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount.

Please come to Sunday worship prepared to hear the Word of God proclaimed; we invite you to read the scripture passage before service. The music for this Sunday can be found on the top-right hand corner of our website.

The Prayer Retreat with Deacon Cheryl and Deacon John is tomorrow, Saturday, January 28 at 10:00 am in Building 4:12.
This will be a holy and uplifting experience!

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.

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

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.

Mark your calendar for Fr. Dale’s Sunday Morning Bible Study, on February 5, 12, and 19 in Building 4:12. It runs from 8:45 am to 9:30 am.

Women’s Ministry Information Update from Deacon Carol Palmer: We will be doing the class called Meant for Good. It’s an ADVENTURE of trusting God and His plans for each of us. The format will be a bit different with a video lesson by Megan Fate Marshman, a well-known Bible teacher. She delights in sharing Jesus at churches and conferences across the country. I first went to a conference she was teaching and totally loved her teaching. This is the study of Jeremiah. After the teaching we will break up at tables and share with each other. I would like to invite women who have not come before to join us in this marvelous teaching. Ladies, we can change the world when we invite King Jesus to guide our feet. Class starts on Saturday, February 4 from 9:00 am to 10:30 am in the church.

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.

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 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.

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 Matthew 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.

Recovery Café
News & Information

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 are 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.

A Reflection by Henri Nouwen:
Be in the World Without Being of the World
Being in the world without being of the world.” These words summarize well the way Jesus speaks of the spiritual life. It is a life in which we are totally transformed by the Spirit of Love. Yet it is a life in which everything seems to remain the same. To live a spiritual life does not mean that we must leave our families, give up our jobs, or change our ways of working; it does not mean that we have to withdraw from social or political activities, or lose interest in literature and art; it does not require severe forms of asceticism or long hours of prayer. Changes such as these may in fact grow out of our spiritual life, and for some people radical decisions may be necessary. But the spiritual life can be lived in as many ways as there are people. What is new is that we have moved from the many things to the Kingdom of God. What is new is that we are set free from the compulsions of our world and have set our hearts on the only necessary thing. What is new is that we no longer experience the many things, people, and events as endless causes for worry, but begin to experience them as the rich variety of ways in which God makes his presence known to us.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday at 10:00 am for worship. We hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Fr. Dale and Pastor Mark

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