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Wauwatosa churches impacted by death of police officer

Dec. 24, 2012

By Bill Glauber of the Journal Sentinel

Dec. 24, 2012 0

Trinity Episcopal Church, 1717 Church St. in Wauwatosa, announced it was cancelling the 4 p.m. children's service and Christmas Pageant on Monday. The church is in the area cordoned off in the wake of the shooting of a Wauwatosa police officer.

The church still plans a night-time service.

Wauwatosa Avenue United Methodist Church, 1529 Wauwatosa Ave., announced it was planning on having both worship services Monday.

"But we may not be able to park in our parking lots, at least for the first service" scheduled at 4 p.m.

"We are advising people to plan on entering the church through our front doors - off the courtyard," officials said on the church website.

Services are scheduled for 4 p.m. and midnight at the First Congregational Church of Wauwatosa, 1511 Church St.

Worshippers are being told they can park in the church parking lot just north of the church, up to the barrier, or on the Menomonee River Parkway.

Entrance to the church is being limited to the entrance off the parkway.

"This may change somewhat as we get closer to the worship times but right now, that is the information that we have," the church's website says.

Parking was disrupted for three services at St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1615 Wauwatosa Ave. Visitors are asked to park a block away at Wauwatosa East High School. The west entrance and parking lots of the church are closed due to the shooting. Services are at 4, 7 and 10 p.m.

Shuttle buses displaying the word "Special" will be circling the area to get churchgoers to St. Matthew's and Wauwatosa Avenue United Methodist Church. A bus will be parked near the Wauwatosa East High parking lot, according to the Methodist church's website.

Kathleen Gallagher and James B. Nelson of the Journal Sentinel staff contributed to this report.

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Bill Glauber is a general assignment reporter, focusing on profiles and politics.

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