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

Click here to learn about our award winning preschool.


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. 

September 20, Saturday, at 4:00 pm
50th Anniversary Kickoff Concert 

Pastor Karla Halvorson will present a concert to benefit the 50th Anniversary benevolence fund. Rereshments will be served in Luther Hall following the concert.

September 27, Saturday,
Centering Prayer Workshop

The theme is “Be Still and know that I am God.”  Details are here.

September 28, Music Dedication Sunday

Those who offer music for our services will be dedicated at all three morning services.


Pool Party 

All Youth Pool party Sunday September 14 from 3:00 pm through 6:00 pm at the home of Dan and Jen Norris.  


Confirmation begins September 28th at 3:30 pm.

Report on God’s Work Our Hands Sunday

A report on the wonderful day went spent doing God’s work is here.  One hundred fifteen people participated in sixteen great projects.  Good work folks.

Dedication service

The results: 

In Summary, we provided:

  • 200 lunches for Interfaith Community Outreach
  • Hygiene Kits for Interfaith Community Outreach
  • Sewed cheerful and comforting pillowcases for children in shelters and hospitals
  • 100 backpacks for donated school supplies
  • Posters for the display boards at Alvin Dunn Elementary
  • Assisted with 15th Anniversary celebration at Bread of Life.

Read the full report here.

Lots and lots of pictures here.

Great Job Everyone!

 For photos of other events, click here.

After School Music and Arts Program

Fall Session Begins Sept. 18 at 3:45 pm.  Click here for more information.

Coming Events

Thank You Dinner, 60’s style

To say “Thanks” and “We appreciate you!”, the Congregational Council would llike to invite everyone, visitors and members alike, to a Thank You dinner on Saturday, October 4.  There is no cost.  This is for you!  The theme will be 1965, in celebration of the year of our founding.  Wear your bell bottoms and tie dye and feast on ‘60’s inspired dishes!  

RSVP on the back of a welcome card or by contacting the church office (760) 727-1509 or

Women’s One-day Retreat

Saturday, November 1st from 9 am to 4 PM at the San Luis Rey Mission in Oceanside.  The theme is God’s Grace for all seasons.

Plan to come.  See here for more details.