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Until nobody comes and the doors are locked

St. Luke's Episcopal Church holds likely final sermon on Sept. 22, church to be 'mothballed'


October 2, 2019

Joshua Wood

Reverend Arlen Rounds shares a smile during his sermon.

"What's sad for me is the fact that, about half a dozen years ago, I told the bishop I'll stay here until nobody comes and the doors are locked. Guess what? Kind of a bad day for me."

On Sept. 22, nearly 3,500 people attended the first Wyoming sermon of popular artist Kanye West at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody. That same day, nearly 300 miles to the southeast, Reverend Arlen Rounds bore both smiles and tears as he gave what was likely the last sermon at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Medicine Bow.

He was not alone.

Rounds, who has provided Sunday services to St. Luke's for ar...

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