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

Whoever you are and wherever you are on your life’s journey, there is a place for you here at San Marcos Lutheran.

Do you sometimes have questions about faith? 
 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. 

Pastor Mark Knutson, Guest Preacher 

Jan. 25 at 8:30, 9:45 & 11:00 a.m

Our former pastors have been invited to preach during SMLCs 50th Anniversary year. Pastor Mark served as our pastor from 1999-2005. You may greet Pastor Mark and Jan at the receptions following the 9:45 and 11:00 services.




The Rev. Elizabeth Eaton, Presiding Bishop of the ELCA, Celebrant at Holy Communion 

Jan. 25 at 8:3& 11:00 a.m

 Leading a forum at 9:45 a.m. in Luther Hall



The Sunday Concert Series Presents


Jan. 11th at 4:00 p.m.

After School Music & Arts Program Winter Session 

begins January 22nd

Children and Youth programs at SMLC
Pastor of Children Youth and Family Ministries- Pastor Karla Halvorson
Director of Children’s Ministries- Barbara Velivis
Youth Leader - Daniel Norris

Sunday school every Sunday at 9:45
Confirmation (grades 6-8) 2nd and 4th Sundays at 3:30
Youth Assisted Worship every 1st Sunday of the month
Youth lead Bible study 1st Sunday of the month at 11 am
Various service and social events every month!

Study on the Gospel of Saint Mark
All are invited to join with us as we study the Gospel of Mark.
Pastor David will lead an educational portion on Mark each month and small groups will meet for further discussion, fellowship, and to grow in faith.  You are also welcome to study this Gospel on your own.  The study guide can be found here. 
Small group Bible studies are offered at a variety of times:

2nd Tuesday of the month, 9:30-11 am in Luther Hall- Facilitator Pastor Karla 
3rd Sunday Jan 18, 9:45 in the Conference Room- Facilitator Doris Balsmeyer
1st Sunday of the month, beginning Feb 1, 11 am in Luther Hall - Facilitator Rick Shoup
1st Sunday of the month, beginning Feb 1, 11 am in the Youth room- Youth group facilitators Larissa Shoup and Chance McDaniel
4th Sunday of the month, (but beginning Feb 1 this month) 9:45 in conference room- (then Feb 22,March 22, etc) facilitator Jack Anderson