Do YOU feel as if there is something missing in your life? Are YOU searching for answers – for something to make your life complete? Are YOU seeking a way to give back your community?
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, we welcome you to Christ Lutheran. Christ Lutheran is here to help you.
We believe that once you have entered Christ Lutheran Church, you are no longer a stranger, but a friend. We are the little Lutheran Church where you can know and be known. If that sounds like what you have been looking for, come visit. The doors are wide open. We have been praying for your presence.
Christ Lutheran is a Church in the process of rebirthing to be more deeply in relationship with God, with one another and in service to our community. If you want to make a difference you are invited to join us at Christ Lutheran as we determine our mission and ministry together.
Dave and Judy Adams and Pastor Rebecca were voting
members at the Synod Assembly May 3-5. Christ Lutheran is one of 161
congregations in our five-state Rocky Mountain Synod of the ELCA that participates in the annual assembly. The five states are Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona. The Rocky Mountain Synod is one of 65 geographical synods of the ELCA.
Bishop Gonia re-elected for 2nd term at the 2018 Synod Assembly
Voting members, visitors, and exhibitors gathered this past weekend for the 2018 Synod Assembly in Westminster, the first major decision put forth to the assembly was electing a Bishop to serve the Rocky Mountain Synod for the next 6 years.
Bishop Jim Gonia was re-elected to a second term on the first ballot at the Rocky Mountain Synod Assembly. 391 votes were cast. Bishop Gonia received 321 votes. 294 votes were needed for an election on the first ballot to reach the 75% threshold.
View more pictures of the assembly and share your own: #RMS18
Resources, Assembly Documents, and Videos will be available HERE next week.
Christ is Risen!
Good Friday Tenebrae, A Service of Darkness
On Maundy Thursday, the altar is stripped, remembering Jesus' sacrifice.
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See schedule of worship services here
Three-year-old Gabriel attended one of our joint ELCA Lenten services on March 21 at Ascension Lutheran.
Christ Lutheran hosted the Prayers Around the Cross worship service on March 7.
Bill Whittle led a session at Christ Lutheran on March 23, teaching how to make crosses from palm branches.
Click here to read a message from Wyoming Interfaith Network
Dear friends in Christ,
We are called as God's hands and feet to seek justice in this world. This call is sounded in the words of Isaiah 1:17: "Learn to do good; seek justice, rescue the oppressed, defend the orphan, plead for the widow."
Each year on March 8 we are reminded of our call to seek gender justice as we commemorate International Women's Day with the rest of the world. Your gifts to ELCA Global Church Sponsorship help support women as they learn and work to become leaders within their churches and communities.
As presiding bishop, I have the privilege of witnessing so many life-changing ministries unfolding among our companion churches. One of these incredible ministries is the International Women Leaders initiative. It gives our church the opportunity to connect with our siblings in Christ in a very special way – by supporting women through education.
I'd like to introduce you to Diana Kasente. Diana is an International Women Leaders scholarship recipient and first-year student at Newberry College in South Carolina. Diana grew up in Nairobi, Kenya, and is a member of the Kenya Evangelical Lutheran Church. She is double-majoring in business administration and international studies with aspirations of becoming a leader in her community.
International Women's Day is the perfect time to lend your support to women just like Diana. Because of a generous commitment by a fellow supporter of the initiative, all gifts will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, up to $100,000!
This is a special moment for our church. As we move through the final year of Always Being Made New: The Campaign for the ELCA, we are challenged to act boldly as Christ's advocates in the world. And it is in this spirit that programs like International Women Leaders are transforming communities by seeking justice and equity for all!
With faithful gratitude,
The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Blessing the Journey
As friends and congregation, we travel many paths. Sadly, we must bid farewell to our own Catherine and Richard Lokes who soon will be making a move to Tulsa, OK, to be nearer their daughter and family. Let us gather to express gratitude for their life with us; plan to stay after worship on Sunday, March 18. We will have a meal together and attitudes of gratitude for the privilege we have along our life journeys.
To assist with our “Attitudes of Gratitude” event, an application has been made for Thrivent Action Team dollars in the amount of $250. These dollars will help us with the day’s entree, as well as supplies for “Cathy’s Recipe” for Herbal Body Scrub. Our time together will involve mixing and packaging this recipe. Perhaps you will want to bring and wear an apron. Comea Shelter will receive these “tubs of scrub” (half-cup or so) for any weary soul’s soles.
To supplement, you are asked to bring new socks, so that soles at Comea Shelter or beyond may know further care.
Questions? Ask Christine Coffey or Pastor Rebecca
We are especially grateful to Cathy for her service as Financial Secretary, Bookkeeper, Sunday school teacher, but most, as friend! God’s richest blessings to our friends, Cathy and Richard!
John 13: 12-15
After Jesus had washed their feet….he said to them, ‘Do you know what I have done to you? You call me Teacher and Lord--and you are right, for that is what I am. So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have set you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you.”
ELCA Young Adults in Global Mission, Kristian Aardahl's March 2018 Newsletter
Rocky Mountain Synodical Women’s Organization 2018 newsletter
Gather Magazine- March 2018
Reconciling Affirmation Statement
Christ Lutheran Church is a spiritual community
that celebrates the gifts of God that empower us
to engage in the struggles of life,
to care for each other,
and to serve Christ where we work and live.
Christ Lutheran commits to being a
Reconciling In Christ congregation.
We welcome the participation of people
of all ages, ethnic backgrounds,
sexual orientations, gender identities,
and economic conditions — all who want
to join in community to honor God
and be of service to people.
Our unity is in Christ.