We are so sorry but due to some technical difficulties with our audio there will be no live stream or worship videos from Sunday, July 18th's service. We hope to have the kinks worked out and be back to streaming our service by July 25th.
In the event that you would like to spend some time reflecting on this week's Scripture reading, please click here to view our bulletin, which also includes the worship music and this week's announcements.
Our July 11th service is below, and additional past services are also available for viewing here.
TODAY'S OUTDOOR WORSHIP SERVICE IS CANCELED
Due to a strong chance of inclement weather during the service, we are canceling the MAY 23rd service.
We look forward to gathering in person on MAY 30th.
Each school year, WPC has two scholarships that are available for members pursuing post-secondary education. The deadline for receipt of 2021-2022 applications is June 1, 2021. Applications are available online and in the church office. For further information, call the church office or contact Kathryn Wagner at email@example.com.
WPC is teaming up with Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful (KGMB) to pick up trash in our communities. KGMB's service area is the Milwaukee River basin or all of southeast Wisconsin. The Mission Committee will be the coordinator working with KGMP for the 2021 Spring Blitz, thus giving our members a great deal of flexibility. To participate:
- Organize yourself into a safe small group; perhaps you will do your pick-up individually or as a family unit or among a "COVID safe" group. You may also want to reach out to your non-Presbyterian friends to help in this effort. Trash is non-denominational.
- Sign up via email or phone with the church office (firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-774-5005) to have supplies ready when you drive up. Even if you do not require supplies, please notify the office to give us some idea of the number of participants.
- Get your cleanup supplies on Saturday, April 24, at WPC from 9 am to noon. KGMB offers green buckets, trash bags, gloves, and a long-handled trash piker. The green bucket helps hold your trash, eliminating fighting with a plastic bag in the wind. When the bucket's full, transfer the contents to the plastic bag.
- Since KGMB wants to document your success, please take a photo of your group with the bags you collected and email it to email@example.com. You might also share your success on social media.
- You will have the entire week to do your trash pickup with the wrap-up on the following Saturday, May 1, from 9 am to Noon at WPC. You can deliver the trash bags to the church for disposal or dispose of them on your own. The Mission Committee will recognize the top trash collection group. How many bags will it take to come in first?
Please pick up trash wherever you find it across SE Wisconsin. One does not need to look very far to find many opportunities for trash pick up; parks, rivers, schools, neighborhoods, playground, etc. We all drive by places that have an annoying amount of trash. Now is our opportunity to make a difference.
During the summer, we offer a week of Vacation Bible School that is truly a labor of love for our church. We welcome children from three years old (diaper-free!) through those who just completed the 5th grade. Older kids and adults are encouraged to volunteer. Parents, grandparents, college kids home on break – everyone helps out to bring a week of fun, play, music and learning about Jesus to children of our church and the surrounding community. VBS is great fun no matter what your age!
As our guest on Sunday morning, you should expect to be welcomed into a warm worship community.
What time is the worship service? From Labor Day to Memorial Day, we have two services on Sunday mornings: an early "Contemporary" service at 8:15am and a "Traditional" service at 10:30am. Between services, we offer Christian Education programs for youth and Adults, as well as Fellowship opportunities. In the summer, our worship services are blended into one service at 9:30am and Christian Education takes a recess.
Where are you located? We are located at 2366 N. 80th Street, just down the hill from Longfellow Middle School and the Tosa Cemetery in Wauwatosa, WI, a suburb of Milwaukee.
Where should I park? Generally, many of the spots in the parking lot are reserved (with names) or left for those with mobility challenges. Feel free to use unreserved spots if needed, or park along 80th Street or Meinecke Avenue.
What should I wear? Come as you are. Bring your travel mug along to refill with fair trade coffee or tea after the worship service and join in conversation.
What does a worship service involve? Typically a worship service lasts about 50 minutes. We sing songs, read stories and excerpts from Christian scriptures, hear a teaching/sermon and offer prayers and gifts.
On the first Sunday of the month: We gather around Christ’s table and share communion. This is a remembrance of Jesus’ last supper with his disciples. Everyone may participate by consuming a small piece of gluten-free bread and cup of juice as you feel comfortable. We also “extend the table” to Tosa Food Pantry through gifts of non-perishable food and you are welcome to join us in this blessing. We welcome a sign language interpreter to enhance the worship experience to include all of God’s children.
Can I bring the kids? Yes please! Kids are welcome to participate as kids do – with wiggles and giggles. Complementary child care is provided, if you’d prefer in the "Crib Room."
Additional Information: Greeters/Ushers (cheerful people near the door) and the Welcome Center (small counter in the Gathering Space) are great places to ask questions, gather more information, or borrow listening devices or large print materials.
In response to the recommendations to safeguard against the spread of Coronavirus/COVID-19, in-person services are canceled and we are offering digital worship services. When our Session determines that it is safe to resume in-person worship, we will post that information here, as well as through our social media channels, weekly announcements, and our monthly newsletter.
Fall through Spring
8:15am Contemporary Worship
A relaxed time of worship with acoustic guitars, piano, inclusive language and community.
Congregation leaders host fair trade coffee and treats between worship services.
9:20am Christian Education Hour
A time of learning for children and adults. Children may participate in age specific programming. Adults may choose from seasonal bible studies or weekly adult enrichment events.
10:30am Traditional Worship
A community centered liturgy with choirs and organ.
On the first Sunday of each month, communion (gluten-free bread and juice) is served and is open to all, including children. American Sign Language interpretation is offered at the 10:30 service.
Summer Worship Service
(Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend)
9:30 am (one service)
Summer worship is a blending of Contemporary and Traditional styles, and is followed by coffee and a time of fellowship. On the first Sunday of each month, communion (gluten-free bread and juice) is served and is open to all, including children. American Sign Language interpretation is also offered at this service.
As is our tradition, we are celebrating this Christmas Eve with two services:
A Family Pageant and a Service of Lessons and Carols, which were pre-recorded and are available for you to incorporate into you celebrations at your convenience. The videos for each are
Please join in singing the hymns! Text for both services are provided here:
In addition, we are offering two LIVE events on the Zoom platform. To join, go to zoom.us and enter the meeting information below.
4pm - Family Pageant Watch Party
Meeting ID: 831 9141 0034
8pm - Silent Night by Candlelight
Meeting ID: 867 4404 8895
- Click the Distribution Form button below and enter your information plus the amount you wish to give to each organization.
If not giving to a particular organization, leave that box blank. If you prefer to print and mail the form, click here.
- At the end of the form, add all of the individual gifts and enter the TOTAL amount you'll be giving.
- Enter this amount with payment details into our safe and secure online giving portal below, choosing the fund "Alternative Christmas", OR
- Mail a check, payable to WPC with "Alternative Christmas" in the memo.
Haven't quite made up your mind? Learn more about the participating organizations here.
Join us for our first LIVE digital worship experience as we seek ways to come together during this time apart.
we send Co-Pastor Jim Rand into retirement
with so much love & many blessings! We'll miss you, Jim!
~from all of us at WPC
Wauwatosa Presbyterian Church is home to numerous musical groups including the Chancel Choir, Chancel Ringers, Praise Singers, Rainbow Choir (children K5-5th grade), Monarch Ensemble, Master Singers and Piano Arts. Each Sunday several musical selections will enhance your worship experience using the musical talents of children, youth and adults from these groups and the surrounding community. You may be delighted to hear the sounds from the 7ft Mason & Hamlin Grand Piano, bagpipes, hammered dulcimer, timpani, base xylophone, guitars, flutes, oboes or strings.
The Praise Singers perform once per month at the early service. Rehearsals are held twice a month between services.
These individuals provide music for the 8:15am service during the year and at every service during the summer. Rehearsals are scheduled as needed, usually on Saturday.
Occasionally, a visiting artist or group will hold a performance at our facility. Please contact Music Director Dimitri Shapovalov or the church office for more information.
WPC has a long tradition of great musical leadership, exposing our members to many opportunities. These include past programs featuring composers such as Vivaldi and Fauré, worship services that incorporate non-traditional music such as Broadway tunes, and a variety show that incorporates the many musical talents of our members. For information on upcoming special programs, check the most recent newsletter or contact the church office.
We welcome individual musicians to lend their talents to our worship throughout the year. Contact Music Director Dimitri Shapovalov if you are interested in joining our music program.
Children grade 1-5 are invited to be part of the Rainbow Choir. The choir performs several times throughout the year, including Christmas and Easter.
The Chancel Ringers provide music for the 10:30am service on the third Sunday of the month. A familiarity with handbells as well as the ability to read basic music are suggested for this ensemble. Regular attendance at rehearsals, which are on Thursday evenings at 6:30pm (Fall through Spring), and worship opportunities is expected.
The Chancel Choir sings three Sundays per month during the 10:30am service and once a month during the 8:15am service. Rehearsals are at 7:30pm on Thursday evening, Fall through Spring.
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Wauwatosa Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) is a community of God's people who have consciously chosen to live into the reconciling and healing work of Jesus Christ. Together we seek to become a church which shows love to all as Jesus taught us.
We are a certified Earth Care congregation and founding members of Common Ground.
JOIN US FOR SUNDAY WORSHIP
8:15am - Contemporary | 10:30am - Traditional
9:30am - One service only during summer (Memorial Day through Labor Day)
WPC is pleased to present its first-ever virtual Alternative Christmas Market! As you would at the in-person market, we encourage you to take some time to "visit" our participating organizations, listed below, and to learn more about the incredible work that they are doing in our community. If you are ready to give a gift, please head to the giving page of our website for full instructions.
BRIEF OVERVIEW OF HOW TO GIVE
Beginning on Sunday, November 22nd, you may give online using our safe and secure giving portal. You may also send a check to the WPC office with "Alt Christmas Market" in the memo. Whichever way you choose to make your gift, please make one payment for the full amount of your gift, and use the Distribution Form to indicate how you want your gift to be distributed to the organization(s) of your choice.
Gifts are due no later than December 8th.
WRAP IT UP WITH STYLE!
Is your gift to the organization also a gift for someone you love? Download one of our custom greeting cards to let them know!
Copies are also available in the church office. Contact Cindy at (414) 774-5005 to arrange a time to pick them up.