History of Trinity Lutheran Church

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of Watertown originated as Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Gotaholm Congregation in 1858. Our congregation moved from its original location near Swede Lake to the present location in Watertown in 1890. Gotaholm changed its name to Trinity in 1948.


Over the years the mission of making disciples of all nations has been a driving force in the decisions made by our congregation. Moving into town, changing services from Swedish to English, and focusing on family education are all examples of how Trinity has looked to serve a broader audience.

Over the past few years, Trinity has become a lay led congregation, where the congregational members are the leaders and our pastor provides guidance and support. We are also a missional congregation looking for ways to participate in the mission and support of people in our community and our world.

In 2013, our congregation completed a capital appeal campaign to build the first of a three phase plan for expanding our building so that we can continue to grow our ministries. This expansion was completed in 2014 and will allow Trinity to continue to move forward In the light of Christ.

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Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church

513 Madison Street SE | PO Box 1177

Watertown, MN 55388



email: trinityoffice@trin.org

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