Trinity Lutheran Church, a member of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS), is a congregation of about 190 souls, 159 communicant members. The congregation began as a preaching station the fall of 1950 as the Rev. Paul Stueckler, pastor of Zion Lutheran Church, El Paso, TX, assisted by the Rev. Alvin Starke of Immanuel, Roswell, NM, scheduled worship services on Sunday evenings. The family of Richard Bunker had inquired of Pastor Stueckler about traveling to Alamogordo to conduct services. A son and daughter of Richard and Minnie Bunker, Marvin Bunker and Darlene Gilmore and their spouses are still members of the congregation.
Trinity Lutheran Church serves Alamogordo, New Mexico and surrounding communities with the word and sacraments.
Our Beliefs And Practices
Articles II and III of our church constitution, listed below, outline our shared beliefs and confessions.
Article II – Our Confessions
A. This congregation confesses Jesus Christ as Lord of the Church.
B. This congregation accepts, without reservation, the Scriptures of the Old and the New Testament as the written Word of God and the only rule and norm of faith and of practice.
C. This congregation accepts all of the following Symbolical books of the Lutheran Church as the valid interpretation and exposition of the Word of God:
1) The three Ecumenical Creeds:
(the Apostles’, Nicene, and Athanasian creeds)
2) The Unaltered Augsburg Confession
3) The Apology of the Augsburg Confession (added)
4) The Smalcald Articles
5) The Large Catechism of Luther
6) The Small Catechism of Luther
7) The Formula of Concord
D. No doctrine or practice in conflict, or inconsistent, with the above norms of our faith and life shall be taught or tolerated in this congregation.
Article III – Synodical Affiliation
A. This congregation shall be affiliated with the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod, as long as the confessions and constitution of said Synod are in accord with the confession and constitution of this congregation as laid down in Article II.
B. This congregation shall, to the best of its ability, collaborate with said Synod and assist it in effecting all sound measures intended for the building up of the Kingdom of God.
A link is provided here to the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod, Beliefs and Practices web page.
Donovan W. (Bill)