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. 
Captain (Pastor) Karla taking part in a Vacation Bible School play.

July and August at the Church

Guest Pastor

On Sunday, July 20, Rev. Gordon Peterson of Oaks Indian Mission will be our guest.  Come and hear about the Oaks Indian Mission and how we can continue to support them.

Lutheran Retreats Camps and Conferences

Staff in Training will be joining us as well on July 20, informing us of God’s work through the efforts of our Lutheran camps.  Come and support our Lutheran young people.

North County Opera Soiree

Sunday, July 27, at 3:00 pm.

This group will present a concert of Italian Opera favorites titled “A Family Affair!”  It features local professional singers who will perform arias, duets, and ensembles that examine the varied aspects of family relationships.

Admission is a $15 suggested donation and will benefit a deserving local charity.  For details call 760-285-8043 or email 

 God’s Work, Our Hands 2014

“God’s Work.Our Hands” Sunday will be 

August 17th, 9:00 a.m.

This is San Marcos Lutheran’s Community Service Day and many activities are planned.  The day will begin with a brief worship service at 9:00 a.m., followed by a morning of  community service with activities for everyone.  

(There will be no other worship services on this Sunday.)

See LINK for suggestions on how you can participate.



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.