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Serving Christ With Open Minds, Open Hearts, and Open Hands

Welcome to Wildwood Presbyterian Church!

Responding to God's call to be a faithful people in central Lake County...

  • We are a family church. All ages come together to worship, learn, and serve Christ, respectful of diverse viewpoints and inclusive in culture.

  • We are a joyful congregation. Rooted in scripture and inspired by energetic, musically diverse, relevant worship, WPC enjoys being together and working together to serve our congregation and community.

  • We are connected through our missions. WPC is faithful to long-time ministries and says "yes" to new ways to serve God offering hope and stability to a world in need.

There's a place for you at Wildwood Presbyterian Church!

Wildwood Presbyterian Church

18630 West Old Gages Lake Road
Grayslake, Illinois 60030
Phone: (847) 223-0073,
Fax: (847) 223-3182
Rev. Dr. Erik Holm, Pastor
Rev. Jill Paulson, Pastor

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Sunday Worship Schedule

8:00 and 10:30 a.m.

Sunday School for all ages
9:15 a.m., September - May

Child care for infant through first grade during worship
Children's Worship for toddlers - first grade during both services
Coffee hour after both services

Upcoming Events

To see the complete church calendar, choose the Church Calendar link at the top of the page.

Advent at WPC

Pastor Erik will be preaching a sermon series entitled The Gospel According to Scrooge. Note the special times for worship on the morning of Christmas Eve, Christmas Eve, and New Year's Day.

December 10: Christmas Pageant and Concert from 3:00-5:00. Bring cookies to share.

Sunday, December 24: Worship at 10:00 am (one service).

Christmas Eve, December 24:
5:00 pm (family service - child care provided),
8:00 pm (traditional candlelight service),
10:00 pm (communion and candlelight service).

Sunday, December 31: Worship at 8:00 am and 10:30 am.

Every Home, Every Night Challenge
Let’s call it The Candle Prayer.

It’s actually an ancient spiritual practice written of by St. Ignatius in The Spiritual Exercises in 1548. He called it the examen. In a bit more modern context Dennis Linn, Sheila Fabricant Linn and Matthew Linn wrote a great book called Sleeping with Bread: Holding What Gives You Life, which would be a great read as we begin this challenge as a whole church to live out and practice faith at home, in every home, every night.

What will we be doing? Pausing each evening to reflect on the day with specific questions and eventually, as the spiritual practice becomes a habit, appreciating all day long how the voice of God speaks through everyday moments. What might we do? Light a candle to symbolize that God is with us in our everyday experiences, ask God to bring to mind the moment today for which you are the most grateful, ask God to bring to mind the moment today for which you are least grateful, then give thanks for whatever you have experienced and share as much as you wish with a friend, spouse, or family members.

This challenge is for everyone! You can do the practice by yourself and it is valuable, but it is more powerful when you do it with your family or a friend. Bless us as we grow in faith!

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Online Sermon Audio, Video and Podcast

Sermons from WPC are available online and in a podcast, accessible using iTunes or any web browser. To view or listen to a sermon through a web broswer, click here. To access the podcast using a web browser (like Edge, Internet Explorer, FireFox, or Safari, but not Chrome), type or copy the address http://www.wildwoodpc.net/audio/sermonfeed.xml into the address bar, or click on the link provided. You will have the opportunity to subscribe to the feed. That's all it takes!

To listen to the podcast through iTunes, click on the "Advanced" tab at the top of the iTunes screen. Choose "Subscribe to Podcast". You will receive a rather plain window which asks for a URL. Type or copy in the address http://www.wildwoodpc.net/audio/sermonfeed.xml. Click OK, and download the sermons you wish to enjoy.

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