Dear Friend,

Welcome to the Season of Lent and Ash Wednesday. Our service today is at 9:00 am. Ashes will be available in the church today from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.
We look forward to seeing you today!

PWC Kids is this Sunday, February 26 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 a busy month at PWC, please check out our online calendar, to see where you can get involved: Online Calendar. March’s calendar will be up on the church’s website soon.

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

Our website reflections inspire every week! This week checkout a reflection by Debbie Smith. Next week will be Jody Serey. Both are great reflections that you can apply to your life! Click on our Weekly Reflection Tile and be nourished. Here is the link: PWC Reflections Page.

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.

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.

Do you need a PWC name tag? You can sign up for a name tag on Sunday morning in the office or email Tami Heinl at [email protected]. If you have a PWC name tag, we encourage you to wear your name tag so you will get to know the names of others in our PWC community.

A Message from Deacon Peter Klemens
about Feed My Starving Children

Our community has heard Father Dale announce opportunities to volunteer at Feed My Starving Children (FMSC). As the Deacon of International Outreach, I thought I should help the community understand what we accomplish at FMSC. The short explanation is we fill small bags with a combination of vitamins, dried vegetables, cups of rice, and soy.

These items are sealed in a bag, packed in a box, and sent to one of hundreds of locations around the world where children are in need. The work is very enthusiastic, satisfying, and not strenuous.

Please go to: https://www.fmsc.org/ for more information on this worthwhile opportunity to volunteer.

“I was hungry and you gave me something, to eat”
Matthew 25:35

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!

We are 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 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.

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.

Our prayer is that you have a blessed Lent! May this Lenten season be one in which you grow in your relationship with Jesus and seek to find Christ in others.

Fr. Dale and Pastor Mark

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