Dear Friend,

Praise and Worship Never Ends, It Must be Lived! Let us go forth to love and serve the Lord. Thanks Be to God! Alleluia! Alleluia!

This was the message of Fr. Dale’s homily this past Sunday. As members of the PWC community we have a Christian responsibility to be present to one another and to support each other on our faith journey with Jesus. Being a Christian is not a “Me and Jesus Experience,” but a “We and Jesus Experience.” One of the best ways we can do this is to be present at Sunday worship.

If you have been lax in your Sunday commitment, we would ask you to bring it to prayer and ask our Lord to guide you. Our Facebook broadcast should only be for if you are sick, homebound, or out of town. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday morning at 10:00 am and praying as a community!

The scripture reading for this Sunday, February 12, the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time is: Sirach 15:15-20. Here is a synopsis of the reading: If you choose to keep the commandments, they will save you, if you trust in God, you too shall live.

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.

We will be singing a new song this weekend at our Sunday service called The Lord’s Prayer (It’s Yours) by Matt Maher. Here is a link to it: YouTube Video. Please listen to it a few times so you may become familiar with it. It is an incredible song for worship!

What a great turnout we had for Fr. Dale’s Sunday Morning Bible Study this past Sunday. Don’t forget there are two more sessions in the series, this Sunday, February 12 and Sunday, February 19. Both classes are from 8:45 am to 9:30 am in Building 4:12. The theme for the class is how St. Paul teaches us about the new creation.

PWC Kids is this Sunday, February 12 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.

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

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 next Thursday, February 16 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am for Let’s Talk about Health. We will have an interactive discussion on dealing with loneliness. If you are dealing with loneliness or know of someone struggling with this issue, this would be an excellent opportunity to address this concern.

The church office will be closed on Monday, February 20 for President’s Day.

Lent begins on Wednesday, February 22 with Ash Wednesday. There will be a service at 9:00 am. Ashes will be available in the church from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

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 Deacons

Deacon Greg Fyten (Retired)

I was born in Minneapolis Minnesota to Clarence and Gladys Fyten, I am the oldest of four children. I attended K – 12 school in Minneapolis. Following my high school graduation, I attended the University of Minnesota, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in History. During my junior year at the university, I married JoAl Plumley.

Following my graduation from the University, I entered the United States Air Force as a Second Lieutenant in pilot training. My initial military training had us living in Texas where our first daughter, Theresa, was born. We then moved to Georgia where I began my service with the U.S. Air Force as a tanker pilot. During that time, our son, Michael, and second daughter, Kathy Jo were born. Later, I was transferred to the Air Force base in Washington where our family lived on base for the next three years.

I left the Air Force and went on to become a pilot for American Airlines. We lived in the Chicago suburbs. I enjoyed flying domestic and international flight for American for 30 years before my age-related mandatory retirement.

JoAl and I retired to Arizona but maintained a summer lake home in Illinois. We enjoyed a wonderful life in Sun Lakes before JoAl passed away in 2021 due to Covid.

My spiritual journey has included many learning opportunities beyond my own personal spiritual reading and study. They included Marriage Encounter as a presenter, leading men’s retreats, and membership in several faith sharing groups.

A number of years ago, I was invited to be consecrated as a deacon at the Praise and Worship Center. My ministry was adult spirituality until my retirement from active ministry.

Praise and Worship is a loving community, and I am blessed to be a member as well as a deacon.

Your giving to the PWC ministry makes a difference in how we can minister to others. Due to your tithing, we are able, many times, to meet the needs of those in our community who are experiencing spiritual, emotional, and physical concerns. From pastoral counseling to grief support, to Bible Study, to Adult Education, to providing food through Matthew’s Crossing for families who are economically struggling to PWC Kids and Marriage Enrichment and our funeral ministry; your consistent giving makes a difference, a big change in people’s lives!
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.

The School of Change is
coming in March!

Change your life. God’s kingdom is here.
Matthew 4:17 MSG

Change can be difficult, but it does not have to be. Often the difficulty is in the perspective or how we look at change. Change in behavior, outlook and attitude is a process. We don’t know where we are going and the “in between” often feels messy - like a Holy Collision.

March 1, 8, 15 and 22
@ 7:00 pm

What beautiful weather we are experiencing in Arizona this weekend, this is the reason we live here! Praise God! Plus, the Phoenix Open, the Super Bowl and spring training starts on Monday! Enjoy your weekend, hopefully you can get outside and enjoy God’s creation!

We will see you on Sunday at 10:00 am for worship!

Fr. Dale and Pastor Mark

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