Unique to Trinity
Pipe Organ and Bell Tower
The gift of music is truly a blessing to our worship of God. Trinity has the only pipe organ in Clifton, a three manual with full pedal board. The console was formerly used in St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Fredericksburg, while President and Mrs. Lyndon Johnson lived at the Johnson Ranch nearby. One of the organ ranks (set of pipes) were once part of the pipe organ at the Mormon Tabernacle in Salt Lake City, one of the largest organs in the United States. Trinity is blessed with the musical talents of Martha Erickson, who has played this organ for many years.
The Bell Tower is a unique treasure to Trinity Lutheran Church. One of the most well-known and recognizable sounds in Clifton rings from the tower each day. The bell tolls at 12:00 noon, 3:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m., each time followed by a few minutes of inspirational hymns performed on beautiful carillons. The peal of multiple bells follow worship on Easter, Christmas Eve, and Weddings. During Advent, carols are played in the spirit of Christmas. The carillons are a welcomed tradition in Clifton, enjoyed throughout the town.