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Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church has been serving the community for over 50 years. We welcome all to come worship with us.

Reverend Owen Sanderson, "Pastor"

Our church is served by an active music program led by Dottie Civitelli who also serves as our organist.
    The Rev. Owen J. Sanderson was appointed a Lt Jg in the U.S. Navy Reserve Chaplain Corps in 1961 and was assigned as Chaplain, Fort Hale (CT) U.S. Naval Station. His assignments included service on the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt Aircraft Carrier, Hospital Chaplain at Bethesda, Maryland Naval Hospital; Vietnam Field Medical training with the U.S. Marines Pacific Fleet, California; and the Chaplain's Office at the U.S. Submarine Base, New London when he went to sea with the nuclear submarine the USS Stonewall Jackson. he retired in Groton in 1991.
He is a graduate of Wittenburg University and Hamma Divinity School in Springfield, Ohio, and has a graduate fellowship at the University of Southern California, and a fellowship at Rutgers University.
He continues to serve as Pastor of Christ Lutheran Church in Hamden, a congregation he started and organized in 1958. Reverend Sanderson is married to Lois Hashagen and has two daughters, Karen Cappucci and Linda Sanderson. He has 5 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
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