During this time of social distancing we are posting the sermon (written and audio)
and the order of service (written) on the "Sermon" page!
There is plenty of Hope to go around!
Dear Members and Friends of Christ Lutheran,
Greetings in Christ!
I pray that your time of isolation from others and even some time off of work is giving you a chance to slow down and think about enjoying the gift of life. I know, it’s driving me a little crazy too. Unfortunately this time of isolation is being extended. The Governor extended the guidelines till April 17.
The Pastor and the Elders discussed this over the phone and we decided to continue to honor the secular authorities by not holding Services during this time of social distancing. We will serve our neighbors and those most at risk from this virus by giving up a thing we cherish... our Sunday Service for a time.
I miss you all so much. I miss the handshakes, the smiles, and the joy of our fellowship. I miss our conversations in the Church before service and the stimulating interaction at our Bible Study. I believe these sacrifices will serve our neighbors and those in our own church family that are most at risk from the virus. The Lord can turn this difficult thing into a blessing for us.
I have been emailing those on our church email list a copy of the Worship Service and the Sermon for each Wednesday and Sunday. These are also posted on our website and there is a recording of the sermon there also. You can get to our website in lots of ways. If you do Facebook - search for the Christ Lutheran Rawlins Facebook page. There you will find a link that you can click on to go to our Website. You can do a search with Google or any search engine for Christ Lutheran Rawlins and it will give you a way to get to the website.
One bit of good news... the Seminaries are going ahead with graduation and placement of candidates to congregations. That means that we will know if we get a candidate/new graduate as pastor at the end of April.
That is all for this time - stay safe! If you have any needs or need someone to go to the store for you - call me or text we! We have a list of people who are willing to shop and deliver things to others. God bless you and keep you! - Pastor Wiley
Welcome to Christ Lutheran!
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod
Located at the corner of Colorado and Kendrick
in Rawlins, Wyoming.
Join us for Worship Service!
Giving something up to remind you of Jesus' sacrifice
or doing good for others
or using Lent as a time to get to know more about Christianity are all good practices.
Perhaps this lent you could read a Christian book - begin going to a Bible study - find a way to touch others by visiting, sending cards, phoning, texting, facebooking - deciding to be a positive in someone else's life.
That is a sacrifice Jesus would approve of.
Sunday Worship Service 10:30 AM
1st, 3rd, and 5th Sunday
Bible Exploration Class
Sunday @ 9:15
It is official Pastor Wiley's last Sunday Service will be June 14, 2020
The Voter's Assembly of Christ Lutheran decided to call a candidate from Seminary to serve them after Pastor Wiley retires.
The Rock in the Desert
How many times did Christ Lutheran become a “rock in the desert” for people who found themselves in Rawlins, Wyoming? When they arrived in Rawlins, to some it seemed as if they had landed on a different planet. Rawlins, from the culture to the landscape, is indeed unlike anywhere else on earth. In 1867 General Rawlins was sent West by his good friend General Grant. Rawlin’s health was failing. As his party of soldiers crossed the wide open high plains desert of southern Wyoming he stopped to look for refreshment. A spring in the desert. How many times has Christ Lutheran become a "spring in the desert" for people who found themselves in Rawlins? Christ Lutheran has been a place of refreshment - a piece of the hope that is to come - a gift from God for the people passing through Rawlins and a blessing for those who chose to stay here. General Rawlins found a spring that quenched his thirst. Christ Lutheran, for over 60 years, has been a source of living water for the thirsty soul... living water that springs up in a person and leads them to eternal life.
When to contact Your Pastor
The term “pastor” comes from the Latin word for shepherd and is a most appropriate title for a called servant of the Word in a Christian Congregation. As your shepherd, I count it a privilege to be one of the Lord’s “undershepherds” in His church. That means that I am here to minister to your needs, to shepherd, to care for the flock of Christ. Here is where you come in: I can only “pastor” the members of this flock when they tell me about their needs. People needs are my first priority, so. . .
Contact your pastor any time
* hospitalized for any reason
* you are concerned about a friend
* contemplating marriage
* before seeing a lawyer for divorce
* you just need somebody to listen to you.
* you have questions about your faith
* you have questions about the bible
* going to have surgery
* you have sorrows or joys that you want to share. As the old Irish proverb: Friends multiply joy and divide sorrows.
I am your pastor placed here by God to serve and you can help me do just that.
In the love of Christ
Office: 324-4168 (Call or text) 307-321-0669