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

April at the church

The all-time favorite photo on our Facebook page.

The children process around the church as we all sang Alleluia.


Our Easter celebration continues April 27 for the Second Easter Sunday.  Worship– 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. , 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 held our annual Easter Egg Hunt for children fifth grade and under at 10:30 am. Candy, stickers, and plastic eggs were more than enough.  

Easter Breakfast

The youth served a huge breakfast from 9:00—11:00 a.m. in Luther Hall.

Photos of it all

You can view photos from our Easter celebration here.

Sunday Concert Series

San Marcos Lutheran welcomes:

Braden McKinley, Organ
May 18, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.

Braden McKinley is one of the San Diego’s most sought after young organists. He has held several organist positions across San Diego including St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral and Good Samaritan Episcopal Church both in San Diego and currently he is the Worship Director at Torrey Pines Christian Church in La Jolla, presenting many concerts in additional to Sunday worship. He is also an avid accompanist and collaborator and has played for many of San Diego’s prestigious choral and chamber ensembles including Sacra/Profana, Musica Vitale, San Diego Master Chorale and San Diego Opera.

Coming Events

Women’s Salad Potluck 

May 3, 2014 from 12:30 to 3 PM.  

Bring a salad to share.  Desert will be provided.  Five dollars will be collected to defray expenses.  Sign up sheets will be on the church patio after Easter Sunday.

In addition to good food, good fellowship, and good entertainment we will have our first ever display of the artwork of our San Marcos Lutheran women.  If you want to participate, contact Marilynne Smith at

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.