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Dear Friend,

Our Sunday Service begins at 10:00 am In-Person and on Facebook Live for those who cannot physically attend.

The scripture reading for this Sunday, November 13 is Luke 21:5-19. Please read, reflect, and pray with the passage before Sunday. Here is a synopsis of the reading: Jesus predicts the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem and warns his followers that persecution will come before the end time. 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.

Our office is closed today, Friday, November 11 in honor of Veterans’ Day. We give thanks to all those who have served our country and have kept us free. Please remember all Veterans in your prayers today and this weekend.

PWC Kids: This Sunday November 13: 9:30 am to 10:30 am in Building 4:12

Contact Rachel Freeman for more information about PWC Kids at 480-649-0300 or [email protected]. At PWC Kids we break open the Word of God that is proclaimed at Sunday Service in a creative, inspirational way designed so young people can understand the scripture reading.

Please Note: PWC Kids is for young people grades K through Five only.



Recovery Café is opening soon, and we are very excited! We have scheduled our Grand Opening and Fund Raiser for Friday, December 2 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Tickets are on sale now in the office and the cost is only $50.00. There are only 30 tickets left!

Thank you to all who took shoe boxes!
The deadline to return the shoe boxes is November 13, this is the absolute last day to return them.
Just put them in the church by the north facing windows. Please contact Carol Palmer at 206-612-1742 or Cindie Taylor at 480-205-4272 for questions or more information.



A Day in the Life of Recovery Café! Our launch and door opening are just around the corner on December 2! To prepare us all to be a blessing to our members you are invited to A Day in the Life of the Cafe. Deacon Dennis Paschke, Founder and Executive Director Recovery Cafe Arizona, invites all who have stepped up to volunteer or would like to volunteer to A Day in the Life of the Café on Sunday, November 20 at 11:45 am at Recovery Café: 2992 North Alma School Road, Suite 3, Chandler. We'll share the experience of Recovery Cafe and learn about what sets us apart from others. Each key volunteer area will be explored, and we will learn a little more about addiction and how we can be a place of healing!

The Praise and Worship Center Executive Board will have an opening beginning January 1, 2023. If you are willing to serve, please pick up an application this coming weekend. The term for each board member is three years. The job description of the board is to oversee the policies, annual budget, and the direction of PWC. The expectation of each board member is to attend a monthly meeting (usually on the fourth Sunday of the month), be registered at PWC, be active in ministry, and be willing to participate in special events and meetings held by the board. All names of qualified candidates will be put into a hat and in biblical tradition be drawn by lot. We currently have a very active and supportive board. If you are willing and believe you can help guide our church family, we encourage you to fill out an application.

Mark your calendar for our Thanksgiving Day Service which will be Thursday, November 24 at 10:00 am in the church.

November 27th begins Advent, and we invite the PWC community to join our hearts as we prepare for the birth of our Savior. Our new Advent devotional, Waiting Here for You, by pastor and author, Louie Giglio, is a guide filled with hope in the waiting. The book is now available in the Cross Shop for only $10.00.

Pastoral Care Associates Present our Annual Holiday Fundraiser: Believe. Join us for an evening of music, delicious hors d’ oeuvres, cake, dancing and a little bingo on Saturday, December 10 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm at Recovery Café. Admission is one new unwrapped toy or a gift card for a young person age 2 to 18. Rev, Michael Lessard’s books and artwork will be on display for purchase along with a special event painting raffle. Please see Fr. Mike for more information.

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.

It is important for you to know your tithing allows The Praise and Worship Center to meet the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of our community and the greater community in the East Valley. From pastoral counseling to grief support, to Bible Study, to Adult Education, to providing food through Matthew’s Crossing for families who are economically unstable to PWC Kids and Marriage Enrichment; your consistent giving makes a difference, a big difference! Thank you for your consistent giving!
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.

Get involved at PWC in November, here is our online calendar, we have a lot of inspirational stuff going on! PWC November Calendar

Henri Nouwen’s Reflection on
Passages to New Life
One of the most radical demands for you and me is the discovery of our lives as a series of movements or passages. When we are born, we leave our mothers’ womb for the larger, brighter world of the family. It changes everything, and there is no going back. When we go to school, we leave our homes and families and move to a larger community of people where our lives are forever larger and more expansive. Later when our children are grown and they ask us for more space and freedom than we can offer, our lives may seem less meaningful. It all keeps changing. When we grow older, we retire or lose our jobs, and everything shifts again. It seems as though we are always passing from one phase to the next, gaining and losing someone, some place, something.

You live all these passages in an environment where you are constantly tempted to be destroyed by resentment, by anger, and by a feeling of being put down. The losses remind you constantly that all isn’t perfect and it doesn’t always happen for you the way you expected; that perhaps you had hoped events would not have been so painful, but they were; or that you expected something from certain relationships that never materialized. You find yourself disillusioned with the irrevocable personal losses: your health, your lover, your job, your hope, your dream. Your whole life is filled with losses, endless losses. And every time there are losses there are choices to be made. You choose to live your losses as passages to anger, blame, hatred, depression, and resentment, or you choose to let these losses be passages to something new, something wider, and deeper. The question is not how to avoid loss and make it not happen, but how to choose it as a passage, as an exodus to greater life and freedom.


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

Love,
Fr. Dale and Pastor Mark

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