Serving Christ With Open Minds, Open Hearts, and Open Hands
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!
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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Fall means the start of a new sermon series and church book study. We are picking up Adam Hamilton’s book titled Half-Truths: God Helps Those Who Help Themselves And Other Things The Bible Doesn’t Say.
We are familiar with half-truths. They are phrases, sentiments, ideas that we’ve heard said in one form or another that make sense. We may have uttered these phrases ourselves. They capture some element of truth, yet they miss the point in important ways.During this series we invite you to pick up a copy of the book and read along. Copies will be available for purchase at the welcome desk each week for $11.00. Pastor Jill and I will be leading a Sunday morning book discussion between services that will take more time to explore the half-truths each week if you would like to dig deeper into the topic of each chapter. I hope you will join us as we dispel some myths and discover the greater reality that is The Way, The Truth & The Life!
September 10: Half-Truths: Introduction to the series
September 17: Everything Happens for a Reason
September 24: God Helps Those Who Help Themselves
October 1: God Won’t Give You More Than You Can Handle
October 8: God Said It, I Believe It, That Settles It
October 15: Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin
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!
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.