We are a neighborhood church for all people.
If you have any questions or comments we encourage you to contact us.
As a community of faith, the members of Clairemont Lutheran Church / Iglesia Luterana Clairemont are called to include all people seeking a relationship with Jesus, regardless of age, economic status, ethnic background, physical or mental ability, sexual orientation, immigration status or marital status. We gather as one congregation, worshiping in two languages, celebrating many cultures. We affirm that in Christ “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female.” (Galatians 3:28)
Frequently Asked Questions
So you're a Lutheran Church. What is Lutheran?
Lutheranism is a movement in Christianity that dates back more than 500 years. You could describe us as being both catholic and evangelical in the traditional meaning of the terms.
We are a part of the greater universal Christian church whose ancestors in the faith were given the nick-name "Lutherans" because they followed the examples of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther, a German professor and priest whose theological differences with the Roman Catholic Church were instrumental in the Reformation Movement of the 16th century. Luther's work would inspire other church leaders and many other movements in Christianity for years to come.
Chief among Luther's reforms to the church were the composing of congregational worship music, translating the bible into the common language of the people, and teaching that salvation is by the grace of God.
Check out the What We Believe section to find out more.
What is it like on Sunday mornings?
Sunday mornings are the main event. We gather for worship in English at 8:30 and 10:00 a.m. and in Spanish at 11:30 a.m. The 8:30 worship gathering is traditional and more formal, while the 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. gatherings tend to be less formal.
Visit our Worship page to find out more.
I can't make it on Sunday mornings. Can I still be involved?
Yes, you can!
From September through May, our Family and Fellowship Ministry meets on Thursdays for "Thursday Nights Together" (TNT). There is a community dinner, followed by musical classes for children and youth, and bible study for adults. Occasionally, we have worship on Thursday nights as well (usually in the weeks leading up to Christmas and Easter).
During the summer months, other gatherings are held, including Suppers at the Beach on Wednesday evenings.
We also have several Life Groups that meet for bible study and fellowship.
Will I be accepted?
Jesus himself spent time with those who were considered outcasts, those whom society looked down upon. In that same spirit, we welcome all persons. Your past doesn't matter to us. Your current marital, immigration, or economic status doesn't matter to us. What matters is a desire to further your relationship with Jesus Christ.
You can read our full Welcoming Statement.
Do I have to be a member to take communion?
At Clairemont Lutheran Church / Iglesia Luterana, we observe an open table. We invite all persons to the altar, regardless of church membership. All that we ask is that you believe and trust in Jesus Christ.
We affirm the real presence of Jesus Christ in the bread and cup of communion. You can read more about communion in the What We Believe section.