Preserving the old wineskins

St. Luke's Episcopal Church in MedBow to reopen under new name


Joshua Wood

St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Medicine Bow will soon be open, and under a new name. It will still be under the auspices of the Wyoming Episcopal Church.

More than two years since it held what was thought to be its final sermon, St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Medicine Bow will be reopening its doors as Chapel on the Plains.

On September 22, 2019, Reverend Arlen Rounds conducted his final sermon in the historic church. Joined by fellow clergy and two close friends-Bonnie Culver and Jeanette Fisher­-Rounds recounted both the history of the church and his own history within the building through both tears and smiles. After years of driving from Laramie to Medicine Bow, Rounds had chosen to retire and move to Cheyenne.

By the time he left, the...

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