3419 Grand Avenue
San Marcos, CA 92078

(760) 727-1509
FAX (760) 727-4468
Office Hours: 8:30-4:30 M-F

SMLC Children’s Center

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All are welcome in this place

All are welcome in this place.  We often sing these words as part of a hymn.  

Whoever you are and wherever you are on your life’s journey, there is a place for you here at San Marcos Lutheran.
Everyone has questions of faith at one time or another.  At San Marcos Lutheran we encourage questions.
This is a place where God’s inclusive love is proclaimed.  We are a community of grace where we are equipped to follow Jesus in compassionately loving our neighbors

April at the church

If you would like to print the above photo as a reminder of the dates, click this link.


April 13 – 8:30 and 11:00 a.m, Celebration of Joy at 9:45 am.

We begin the service on the patio with the blessing of Palms.  After reading the Palm Sunday Gospel, God’s people join in the procession and follow the cross into the Sanctuary singing, “All Glory Laud and Honor”.  Our worship moves towards Christ’s passion as read from the Gospel according to St. Matthew.  This Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week.  (Informal Worship at 9:45 a.m.)


April 17th – 12 Noon and 7:00 p.m.

This day centers on reconciliation.  We are reminded again and again of how God wants to forgive us.  Through individual laying on of hands and the Sacrament of Holy Communion, we receive the assurance of the complete forgiveness of all our sins.  The service ends with the dramatic stripping of the altar.


“The Passion according to St. John”

April 18th – 7:00 p.m.

On Good Friday we gather beneath the cross of Jesus to ponder the depths of God’s love for us.  It is a day to quietly reflect on the love we see revealed in our God; who loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that we will have eternal life.  We will listen to the reading of the passion story and sing songs of faith together. 


April 20th  - Festival Worship– 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. with Choir, Organ, and Trumpet, Celebration of Joy at 9:45 am.

Easter worship is the high point of the church year.  Christ is risen!  Christ is risen indeed.  The Good News of resurrection is proclaimed through the spoken word, glorious music, and flowers.  We will celebrate the Feast of Victory of our Risen Lord, Holy Communion.  (Informal Worship at 9:45 a.m.)

Easter Egg Hunt

We will be holding our annual Easter Egg Hunt for children fifth grade and under at 10:30 a.m..  Donations of candy, stickers, and plastic eggs are needed.  Please contact Pastor Karla at for more information.

Easter Breakfast

The youth will be serving breakfast from 9:00—11:00 a.m. in Luther Hall.

Sunday Concert Series

Point Loma SingersThe Point Loma Singers will perform for our Sunday Concert Series on April 13, at 4:00 p.m.  More information is here.

Coming Events

Food Collection Sunday

Every first Sunday of the month is Food Collection Sunday.  Don’t forget your donations of fresh produce and canned food which will go to Interfaith Community Services.  Thanks for your continued generosity.

After School Music and Arts Program

Winter session began January 23rd.
Details are here.

Vacation Bible School

It’s not too soon to register for Vacation Bible School.

Last year’s Bible School

Please join all the SonTreasure Island adventurers for island fun! 

Monday, June 16- Friday June 20

Registration begins Tues April 22.   Forms can be downloaded April 22- May 29 and dropped off with payment to church office.  See this link for forms and more information. 

Contact Barbara Velivis for more information


More photos here.