Dear Friend,

We look forward to seeing you this Sunday for worship at 10:00 am!

The scripture reading for this Sunday, February 19, the Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time is: Matthew 5:38-48. Here is a synopsis of the reading: my command to you is: love your enemies, pray for your persecutors.

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.

Men of PWC, this Saturday, February 18 is your opportunity to grow in your Christian faith and support other men in experiencing Christ through the PWC Men’s ministry.
We are meeting from 9:00 am to 10:30 am in Building 4-12. Refreshments will be served. Dr. Skip Watters will be the speaker.

The Women’s Bible Study is also meeting this Saturday, February 18 from 9:00 am to 10:30 am in the church.
We will be serving a wonderful breakfast. This is an excellent way to grow in your Christian faith and give witness to other women to the importance of Christ in their lives.

We have one more class of Fr. Dale’s Sunday Morning Bible Study this coming Sunday, February 19 from 8:45 am to 9:30 am in Building 4:12. Even if you missed the first two you are welcome to attend this session. The theme for the class is how St. Paul teaches us about the new creation.

PWC Kids is this Sunday, February 19 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 School of Change Wednesdays: March 1, 8, 15 and 22 @ 7:00 pm

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.

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

We had an excellent meeting about The Guadalupe Trip to Mexico that is taking place in December 2023. A number of people have signed up and spots are limited. For more information, please contact Fr. Dale in the office.

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

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 Sharon Trischan

I am a convert to Catholicism. It stays close to my heart in my ministry at Praise and Worship. My love for ministry flourished at St. Timothy’s. I was selected by lot to the first Pastoral Council there and was selected several times by lot after that.

My greatest ministry there, however, was being among the first women altar servers there. John and I made the transition to PWC before there was a PWC, as part of a group that organized our current Worship Community. The desire to be heavily involved was instrumental in becoming the Deacon of Worship.

The ministry involved being active on the worship committee, organizing Eucharistic ministers and involving community members in participating in the prayers of the faithful weekly.

I now consider myself retired as we travel often, but I try to assist in small opportunities to serve when and where needed. It is my hope to unretire in 2024.

My academic background is in Education. My undergrad degree is in elementary education with a minor in business. I also hold a Master of Education degree in Education Curriculum, and a Master of Education degree in in Education Leadership.

Please know that I pray for our community and our pastors daily.

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.

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 a recent homily by Fr. Dale. 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!

Please note these two important dates for next week:
The church office will be closed this Monday, February 20 for President’s Day.
Lent begins this 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.

May your weekend be a restful one, see you on Sunday at 10:00 am!

Fr. Dale and Pastor Mark

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