Rev. Lawrence W. Wick (1940- ) oral history
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Track 1, Transcript p. 1-4
Transcription
Creators
Wick, Lawrence W., 1940-, Interviewee
Adler, Rhea Saul
, Interviewer
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Audio
Text
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Description
Interview of Rev. Lawrence Wick, pastor of Wilmette Lutheran Church, by Rhea Adler in Wilmette, Illinois, in April 1978. Describes the history of the church from a Swedish congregation.

ABSTRACT:

Pastor - Wilmette Lutheran Church - Third parish served — Family and community participation — Home—owner
Educational background — Sears Roebuck international scope Theological training at Lutheran School of Theology — Chicago -
Frederick Lutheran Church, Virgin Islands - Chaplain at
Elgin State Hospital - Institute of Pastoral Care -
Ordination — Richmond, Illinois pastor — Purdue University,
Master of Science degree in Counseling — Doctor of Ministry
degree, Chicago Theological Seminary
Community activities - Board of Rotary - Wilmette Library Board - Wilmette Clergy Council

Elaboration of the Wilmette English Lutheran Church — Back (south
end) of church first built - 1929 built sanctuary for
$60,000 - Crash - Couldn’t make payments — Moved out -
Worshipped in Masonic Temple. Church building sold to
Board of American Missions of old United Lutheran Church Eighth pastor — Congregation strongest it’s been - Debt free
Endorsement fund — Large contribution to Wilmette community — Three charter members in present congregation

Controversy among Lutheran churches — Mergers — A.E.L.C. — Danish — Finnish — Lutheran Church of America solidified -
Dr. Robert Marshall of Kenilworth - Member of Wilmette
Church made president
Local congregation strong in worship and music — Organ — Overhauling by Curt Roderer of Evanston
Church staff

Illinois Synod of Lutheran Church of America — 800 acre camp near Oregon, Illinois
Changes in congregation — Youth activities — Church extension — Benevolence
Church related colleges
World missions — Peace corps — Third World attitudes-changes

First church in Wilmette - Community Church - Included various denominations





Place of Publication
Wilmette, Illinois
Date of Original
April 1978
Date Of Event
1929
Subject(s)
Local identifier
R 977.32 WI
Language of Item
English
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Copyright Date
1978
Copyright Holder
Wilmette Public Library
Copyright Holder Contact Information
1242 Wilmette Ave.
Wilmette, IL 60091
U.S.A.
Recommended Citation
Wick, Lawrence W., and Rhea Saul Adler. Dr. Lawrence Wick. Wilmette, Ill: Wilmette Public Library District, 1978.
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Wilmette Public Library
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1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, IL
60091-2558
U.S.A. Phone: 847-256-6930
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Rev. Lawrence W. Wick (1940- ) oral history


Interview of Rev. Lawrence Wick, pastor of Wilmette Lutheran Church, by Rhea Adler in Wilmette, Illinois, in April 1978. Describes the history of the church from a Swedish congregation.

ABSTRACT:

Pastor - Wilmette Lutheran Church - Third parish served — Family and community participation — Home—owner
Educational background — Sears Roebuck international scope Theological training at Lutheran School of Theology — Chicago -
Frederick Lutheran Church, Virgin Islands - Chaplain at
Elgin State Hospital - Institute of Pastoral Care -
Ordination — Richmond, Illinois pastor — Purdue University,
Master of Science degree in Counseling — Doctor of Ministry
degree, Chicago Theological Seminary
Community activities - Board of Rotary - Wilmette Library Board - Wilmette Clergy Council

Elaboration of the Wilmette English Lutheran Church — Back (south
end) of church first built - 1929 built sanctuary for
$60,000 - Crash - Couldn’t make payments — Moved out -
Worshipped in Masonic Temple. Church building sold to
Board of American Missions of old United Lutheran Church Eighth pastor — Congregation strongest it’s been - Debt free
Endorsement fund — Large contribution to Wilmette community — Three charter members in present congregation

Controversy among Lutheran churches — Mergers — A.E.L.C. — Danish — Finnish — Lutheran Church of America solidified -
Dr. Robert Marshall of Kenilworth - Member of Wilmette
Church made president
Local congregation strong in worship and music — Organ — Overhauling by Curt Roderer of Evanston
Church staff

Illinois Synod of Lutheran Church of America — 800 acre camp near Oregon, Illinois
Changes in congregation — Youth activities — Church extension — Benevolence
Church related colleges
World missions — Peace corps — Third World attitudes-changes

First church in Wilmette - Community Church - Included various denominations