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San Marcos, CA 92078

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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. 


August 17, God’s Work Our Hands Sunday

Dedication serviceAfter the Service of Dedication, we formed groups to work.

Leaving church to do God’s work

Alvin Dunn Elementary

Unloading display boards at Alvin Dunn ElementaryPlanting Flowers

Resting after planting a lot of flowersMaking Note Cards

Sample cardPrayer Shawls

We knitted and crocheted prayer shawls while praying for the people who would wear them.

Backpacks and School Supplies

School supplies for Alvin Dunn Elementary

Wait, there’s more:  

Workers with Green Hands

In addition, 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.

 Visited Village Square and Brookdale Place visit to sing and talk to people

Music for a Sunday afternoon at BrookdaleShelved library books for Alvin Dunn Elementary

 Shelving books at the library at Alvin Dunn Elementary

 Note that the residents of The Chateau in San Marcos contributed much of the school supplies we delivered to Alvin Dunn Elementary.

Great Job Everyone!


For photos of other events, click here.

Vacation Bible School

The SonTreasure Island adventurers for island was lots of fun!  There are more photos here

Our thanks for the organizers, the teachers, the crew members, the congregation and all of those who made this Bible School really great for the kids.

More pictures are here.

Coming Events

After School Music and Arts Program

The After School Music and Arts Program is finished for the summer.  Watch this space for next fall’s program  Details about the program are here.