Dear Friend,

PWC Kids: Get this on your calendar! Taiko Back to School Event, Saturday, August 20:
9:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Please click for the
Back to School Event Flyer

PWC Kids is back in action on Sunday mornings beginning at 9:30 in Building 4:12. Please contact Tami Heinl for more information at 480-649-0300 or [email protected].

Thank you to those who signed up to minister on Sunday morning with PWC Kids. If you would like to volunteer on Sunday morning, please sign up in the church office and Tami will contact you.

Attention Women of PWC: Bible Study this Saturday Morning, August 20 from 9:00 am to 10:30 am in the church. We will be doing our final study on the Psalms for the summer and studying Psalm 27. Come early for breakfast and fellowship, we are also getting ready for our new fall study. Your friends and family members are most welcome to attend on Saturday.

Our website reflections inspire every week! On Mondays a new reflection comes out each week written by members of our community. Click on our Weekly Reflection Tile and be nourished. Here is the link: Weekly Reflections Page. This week is our board president, Joe Sesniak a next week is Pastor Mark.

Bible Study with Fr. Dale is coming in September on Sunday Mornings! Please get these dates on your calendar: September 11, 18, and 25 from 8:45 am t0 9:30 am. We will be studying the Book of Proverbs. What a great way to start your Sunday morning before service!

The School of Prayer is coming this fall to PWC! Mark your calendars for Wednesday evenings: October 12, 19, 26 November 2 and 9 at 7:00 pm. The School of Prayer will explore different ways and styles of prayer and why we are called to prayer as Christians. The goal of the School of Prayer is to explain and experience how one can have an intimate relationship with God through prayer. You are most welcome to invite your friends!

Check out the book Learning to Pray: A Guide for Everyone by James Martin in the Cross Shop. This will be the book we will be using for the School of Prayer in October. For your summer reading you can start now, have it done and be ready for the class. It is on sale for only $22.99.

If you have any prayer requests, needs or intentions, please email Debbie Smith at [email protected]. The Prayer Committee is creating a prayer chain/congregation prayer list for the month of September.

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. Fr. Mike is an excellent resource!

Our August online calendar is up on our website: PWC August Calendar. Check it out and see how you can get involved at PWC in August.

The Christian Community of PWC is so grateful for your giving during these long, hot summer months. We appreciate your commitment and faithfulness to this community as we seek to grow in Jesus’ love and bring others to Christ. Even though a number of our community members are gone during the summer, ministry does not stop. People need to be minister to on a daily basis, whether spiritually, materially or mentally. Thank you for your commitment to the Praise and Worship Center.
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.

Meditation from Henri Nouwen:
We’re on a Pilgrimage
Detachment is often understood as letting loose of what is attractive. But it sometimes also requires letting go of what is repulsive. You can indeed become attached to dark forces such as resentment and hatred. If you seek retaliation, you cling to your own past. Sometimes it seems as though you might lose yourself along with your revenge and hate—so you stand there with balled-up fists, closed to the other who wants to heal you. Praying means, above all, to be accepting of God who is always new, always different. For God is a deeply moved God, whose heart is greater than our own. The open acceptance of prayer in the face of an ever-new God makes us free. In prayer, we are constantly on our way, on a pilgrimage. On our way, we meet more and more people who show us something about the God whom we seek. We will never know for sure if we have reached God. But we do know that God will always be new and that there is no reason to fear.

Let us continue to pray for peace in our hearts and in our world.

Fr. Dale and Pastor Mark

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