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Page last modified: Friday, April 22, 2011
  • Baptized members: 267
  • Communicant members: 217
  • Children enrolled in Sunday School: 35
  • Number of households: 125
  • Year Congregation established: 1915
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    Our 90+ year history
    Click here to read a chronological account of our history.

    Our Pastor

    Pastor Paul Edward Gramit, the firstborn son of Norman and Irene Gramit, is a native of Norridge, Illinois (near Chicago's O'Hare Airport) and is a lifelong Missouri Synod (LCMS) Lutheran. Born July 20, 1965, he was baptized in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost on August 29, 1965 at the family congregation, Jefferson Park Lutheran Church of Chicago.
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    Our Mission Statement

    Before He ascended into heaven, our Lord Jesus Christ commissioned His Church to make disciples of all nations. By baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and By teaching them to observe all things that He has commanded (Matthew 28:19-20).

    Therefore, as we strive to fulfill this "Great Commission," we, the baptized people of God gathered by His grace at Evangelical Trinity Lutheran Church in Clinton, Massachusetts, commit ourselves to:

  • the preaching and teaching of the Law and Gospel and the administration of Baptism and the Lord's Supper for the goal of repentance and the forgiveness of sins in Jesus' name;

  • the regular reception and use of the Gospel and the Word of God in all its public forms: preaching, teaching, Lord's Supper, liturgy, absolution, and the mutual sharing of the Gospel in Christian fellowship.

  • ongoing catechesis (instruction) of all ages from the Holy Scriptures, the Lutheran Confessions, and the evangelical liturgy and hymnody of the Lutheran tradition;

  • prayer, both corporate and private, for all needs and circumstances of people, and the encouragement of every member in the daily devotional life of study and prayer;

  • building up our fellow members in love;

  • promoting and guarding purity of doctrine and practice; this involves joyfully promoting Biblical Christianity/Confessional Lutheranism; this also involves combating false doctrine and practice.

  • faithfully living out our calling and position in life as a member of Christ's royal priesthood seven days a week, and the intentional outreach by the congregation to the surrounding community;

  • being faithful stewards of all that God has given us; this includes first-fruits, proportionate giving of offerings, both corporately and individually, as a tangible and concrete expression of our gratitude to God for His manifold gifts to us;

  • the recruiting, training, and support of future pastors and teachers of the church and the support and sending of missionaries, at home and abroad, in cooperation with other congregations who share a common confession of the Christian faith with us.

    Church Council Ladies Aid Society
    President, Cordie Mueller
    Treasurer, Sandra Rauscher
    Secretary, Evelyn Seuss

    Congregational Contacts
    Choir Director - Doug Bittner
    Bulletin - Kathy Martin
    Altar Guild Coordinator - Karen Shaw
    Youth Group: Rick & Kathy Wallerr
    Altar Flowers - Claire Burzenski
    Web master -  Heidi Notaro

  • President, (click to e-mail)
  • Treasurer,
  • Financial Secretary,
  • Secretary, Dale Perkins
  • Deacon, Eric Nefzger
  • Deacon, Tony Nefzger
  • Deacon, Mike Mueller
  • Deacon, Dave Terry
  • Trustee, Dave Terry
  • Sunday School and Bible Class Teachers
    Sunday School Superintendent - Rick Waller
    Elementary Administrator - Cordie Mueller
    Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st& 2nd Grade - Kathy Waller
    3rd-5th Grade - Cordie Mueller
    6th-8th Grade - Dave Terry
    9th-12th Grade - Rick Waller
    Adult Class - Paul Martin and Pastor Gramit

    Special thanks to Gregg (former Trustee) and Carolyn Matthew (Sunday School) for years of dedication. We miss you. God Bless!