Our Mission & Vision

The mission of Zion’s Lutheran Church is to share the love of Christ in the community with the community.

Recognizing that there is one Body and one Spirit and one Hope
which unites us in Christ:
We hereby covenant together in membership with the ELCA to create and
sustain a loving and caring community

  • Proclaiming God’s love in the joyful celebration of Word and
  • Offering varied opportunities for learning and fellowship
  • Ministering to the unique and ever changing needs of our
  • Serving people in the same manner as Christ has loved and served
    all people.

Leadership Team:

Our leadership team believes that God desires to be in relationship with each one of us.  It is through sharing Christ’s love with one another; through preaching, teaching and the sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion; and through caring for others and the world that God is known to us.

Pastor Andrea Doeden

The Rev. Dr.  Andrea Doeden is enthused to be a part of the mission and ministry of Zion’s Lutheran and Trinidad.  She is a first call pastor with the ELCA.  She began her ministry at Zion’s January 2012 and was ordained as a minister of the ELCA on December 14, 2013.  She is also a medical doctor and works part time as a gynecologist in Trinidad.  She is married and blessed to have nine wonderful stepchildren.


What we believe:


What is a Lutheran?

Lutherans believe in the Triune God.  God created and loves all of creation – the earth and the seas and all of the world’s inhabitants.  We believe that God’s Son, Jesus Christ, transforms lives through his death on the cross and his new life, and we trust that God’s Spirit is active in the world.

We are part of God’s unfolding plan.  When we gather for worship, we connect with believers everywhere.  When we study the Bible or hear God’s word in worship, we are drawn more deeply into God’s own saving story.

The convictions shared by Christians from many different traditions are expressed in statements of belief called creeds.

These ecumenical creeds that Lutherans affirm and use in worship confess the faith of the church through the ages and around the world.

The Confession of Faith of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is part of our founding constitution.  The ELCA accepts the following creeds as true declarations of the faith of this church:

– The Apostles’ Creed
– The Nicene Creed