Dear Friend,

Worship this past Sunday was absolutely beautiful! It was so awesome that we are were to honor our moms in such a beautiful way!

Adult Education
with Fr. Dale

Understanding the
Divinity of Jesus

7:00 pm

Join us Tonight for Contemplative Prayer @ 6pm led by Deacon Karen Klemens

Men of PWC, this Saturday, May 20 is your opportunity to grow in your Christian faith and support other men in experiencing Christ through the PWC Men’s Group. We are meeting from 9:00 am to 10:30 am in Building 4-12. Refreshments will be served.

The Women’s Bible Study is also meeting this Saturday, May 20 9:00 am to 10:30 am in the church. Our bible study will be on the Gospel of John. We will be serving a wonderful breakfast.

Thank you for your tithing and commitment to PWC! Your generosity allows us to minister to so many who come through our doors with their spiritual, emotional, and physical needs. 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.

Seeing Red!
Pentecost is Sunday, May 28, the color for this day is RED which is the liturgical color of the Holy Spirit. Please wear RED that day as a sign of your unity with the church and the Holy Spirit.

Pictures from Fr. Dale’s 70th Birthday Party Needed. If you have any pictures from Fr. Dale’s 70th birthday party in June 2022, please email them to Tami Heinl at [email protected].

The reflections on our website encourage you each week! This week check out a reflection by Terri Thompson. Next week we will hear from Rosemary Sambora. Both are wonderful reflections you can apply to your life! Click on our Weekly Reflection Tile and be supported! Here is the link: PWC Reflections Page.

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.

Are you homebound? If so, Deacon John Null can bring you communion. The only exception is if you have or are recovering from Covid. 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.

Don’t forget about the PWC website, we have a lot of important information for you: PWC Website.

Get involved at PWC: Please check out the calendar for May: Online Calendar.

A Reflection
by Ronald Rolheiser:
A Lesson in Aging

Nobody stays young forever and aging doesn’t normally announce its arrival. You’re mostly blind to it until one day you see yourself in a mirror, see a recent photo of yourself, or get a diagnosis from your doctor and suddenly you’re hit on the head with the unwelcome realization that you’re no longer a young person. Aging generally makes itself known in ways that have you denying it, fighting it, and accepting it only piecemeal, and with some bitterness.

When you age, gravity doesn’t just affect your body, pulling things downward. It’s the same way for the soul. It’s pulled downward along with the body, though aging means something very different here. The soul doesn’t age, it matures. You can stay young in soul long after the body betrays you.

Souls carry life differently than do bodies because bodies are built to eventually die. Inside of every living body the life principle has an exit strategy. It has no such strategy inside a soul, only a strategy to deepen, grow richer, and more textured. Aging forces us, mostly against our will, to listen to our soul more deeply and more honestly, drawing from its deeper wells and begin to make peace with its complexity, its shadow, and its deepest proclivities – and the aging of the body plays the key role in this.

To employ a metaphor from James Hillman: The best wines have to be aged in cracked old barrels. So too for the soul: The aging process is designed by God and nature to force the soul, whether it wants to or not, to delve ever deeper into the mystery of life, of community, of God, and of itself. Our souls don’t age, like a wine, they mature, and so we can always be young in spirit. Our zest, our fire, our eagerness, our wit, our brightness, and our humor, are not meant to dim with age. Indeed, they’re meant to be the very color of a mature soul.

So, in the end, aging is a gift, even if unwanted. Aging takes us to a deeper place, whether we want to go or not.

See you tonight for Fr. Dale’s class on understand the divinity of Jesus!

Fr. Dale and Pastor Mark

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