Dear Friend,

We look forward to seeing you this Sunday, the Third Sunday of Lent for worship at 10:00 am!

The scripture reading for this Sunday, March 12 is John 4:5-26. Here is a synopsis of the reading: Jesus reveals himself to the Samaritan woman at the well.

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.

PWC Kids: We are taking this Sunday March 12 and next Sunday, March 19 off for Spring Break.

The School of Change
is off to a great start!

We had a wonderful turn out and session last Wednesday.
Join us Wednesday, March 15 and Wednesday March 22 at 7:00 pm

Change your life.
God’s kingdom is here.

Matthew 4:17 MSG

Before the School of Change starts join us for Contemplative Prayer with Deacon Karen Klemens at 6:00 pm on Wednesdays, March 15 & 22. Contemplative Prayer is a great tradition of the church where we are able to quiet and center ourselves in the loving presence of Jesus. If you have never experienced it, why not give it a try. It is a great way to slow down and spiritually rest.

The Season of Lent is a busy month at PWC with lots of wonderful spiritual opportunities and fellowship, check out the March calendar to grow in your friendship with Jesus and others: Online Calendar.

The Guadalupe Trip in December is full! If you would like to be put on a waiting list, please contact Fr. Dale in the office.

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 John Null

My wife, Sandie, and I knew Father Dale while attending St. Tim’s, where we were founding members. Our children are products of the original Life Teen program and are still involved in religious activities in their respective churches. Sandie and I were team presenters in Marriage Encounter, participated in the Cursillo movement, and in 1984 I started the East Valley Christians in Commerce movement at St. Tim’s.

When Father Dale started the outreach known as Praise and Worship in the temporary location at the Fiesta Fountains, we left St. Tim’s and became full time supporters of this community. I helped start the Brothers’ men’s ministry with Father Dale at that location. We then moved into our current location and PWC became a permanent Church community. I was invited to participate in the formation of the first deacon training to discern if God had chosen me to serve in that capacity.

My wife was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and our life took a change. However, the Holy Spirit encouraged me to continue with the training. At the end of a year, I was ordained, continued to care for Sandie, moved into continue working with the Brothers’ ministry, and operate my business. Deacon Cheryl Armstrong and I are certified in Medicare and have a business together.

I have been involved with the retreat ministry for five years, moved into the ministry of the health and wellness, serving the sick, taking communion to those who are homebound, and working on programs to promote education for wellness and health. I am certified in exercise and fitness for those with Parkinson’s and neurological conditions.

PWC is very important in my life. It gives me purpose, and I love serving the Lord and this community.

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.

Check out our theme song for Lent 2023 The In Between by Matt Maher. We had lots of wonderful comments about it on Sunday at service:
YouTube video of
The In Between

by Matt Maher
This is a great way to learn the song for Sunday service.

Plan Ahead for Holy Week and Easter: Here are the dates for Holy Week:
Palm Sunday, April 2, Service: 10:00 am
Good Friday, April 7, Service: 7:00 pm
Easter Sunday, April 9: Services: 7:00 am: Outdoors and 10:00 am: Church

A Reflection by Henri Nouwen
Your pain is deep, and it won’t just go away. It is also uniquely yours because it is linked to some of your earliest life experiences.

Your call is to bring that pain home. As long as your wounded part remains foreign to your adult self, your pain will injure you as well as others. Yes, you have to incorporate your pain into yourself and let it bear fruit in your heart and the hearts of others.

This is what Jesus means when he asks you to take up your cross. He encourages you to recognize and embrace your unique suffering and to trust that your way to salvation lies therein. Taking up your cross means, first of all, befriending your wounds and letting them reveal to you your own truth.

There is great pain and suffering in the world. But the pain hardest to bear is your own. Once you have taken up that cross, you will be able to clearly see the crosses that others have to bear, and you will be able to reveal to them their own ways to joy, peace, and freedom.

Please remember to keep Sunday holy, we look forward to seeing you on Sunday at 10:00 am! It is important for you to be with us on the Sabbath.

Please know of our continued prayers for you and your family.

Fr. Dale and Pastor Mark

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