Sunday Worship 8:30am & 11 am Traditional 9:45am Informal
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.

First Visit

20140819_155709All are Welcome! As a community of the people of God, the members of San Marcos Lutheran Church are called to welcome all people, regardless of age, economic status, ethnic background, gender, physical or mental ability, race or sexual orientation. We affirm that in Christ “there is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male or female.” (Galatians 3:28)

Whether you are a life-long Lutheran or someone who’s never been to Church, you probably have some questions before you visit San Marcos Lutheran:

Where are you located?

3419 Grand Ave, San Marcos, CA  (Exit Hwy 78 — Go south on Rancho Santa Fe Rd — Turn Right on Grand Ave — Go up the hill past St. Joseph’s Academy — we’re on the left hand side)Back to the top

Am I (and my family) welcome?

560247_753742761389108_1832294772512821692_nMore than being welcome, we invite you to come be our guest at worship (or any Church event).  Our welcome statement below is a reminder that all people are equal in God’s eyes (and in ours).

As a community of the people of God, the members of San Marcos Lutheran Church are called to welcome all people, regardless of age, economic status, ethnic background, gender, physical or mental ability, race or sexual orientation. We affirm that in Christ “there is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male or female.” —Galatians 3:28 

We have nursery for small children and Sunday School during our 9:45am informal worship service.Back to the top

What happens during the worship service? Can I Take Holy Communion?

We have two worship styles: Traditional and Informal but both consist of some music, readings from the Bible, a message from one of the Pastors, prayers for the world and Holy Communion.

All people are welcome at our table for Holy Communion.  Jesus’ words to the disciples so long ago include “all of you” and we reflect that invitation by Jesus.  Children should follow the Communion practices of their home church, if they have one. Back to the top

What should I wear?

100_0098We have no dress code at San Marcos Lutheran.

Wear whatever make YOU feel like you are comfortably worshipping your God.  On any given Sunday, you may find people in suits and their Sunday best seated next to a family in shorts and T-shirts.  We’ve had children wear their soccer clothes to Church so they could get to their game directly after worship.  Jesus accepts you just as you are — and so do we.  Back to the top

Will I have to stand up and talk in front of people I don’t know?20150319_183044

Certainly not.  We invite you to fill out a welcome card so that the pastors may include you in their private prayers during the week — but that is optional as well.

If you have a need to speak with one of the Pastors, we ask that you indicate so on the welcome card or if the need it urgent, speak with the usher at the door.  Back to the top

How much does it cost? to attend? for a baptism? wedding?

If you are visiting, you are our guest.  Please don’t feel obligated to donate.  Our regular attenders and members help contribute to the congregation, but there is no minimum donation requirement to participate or be a member.  God has blessed us all in different ways so we all respond monetarily in accordance with those blessings.

Baptisms are a free gift of the Holy Spirit for which there is no charge.  Please see our web page on Baptism for more information. HERE

Please see our web page on Weddings for more information. HERE

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