Below you will find information to help you get to know a little bit about us. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, we encourage you to contact us.
So you're a Lutheran Church. What is Lutheran?
We are a movement in Christianity that dates back more than 500 years. We are both catholic and evangelical in the traditional sense of both terms. We are a part of the greater Christian church, whose ancestors in the faith were given the nick-name "Lutherans" because they followed the teachings of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther, a German priest and professor 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.
Luther brought many innovations to the Christian church. Among them, he wrote worship music, translated the bible into the common language of the people, taught that salvation is by the grace of God, and believed priests should be able to marry. Read 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 and 11:30 a.m. worship gatherings are traditional and more formal, while the 10:00 a.m. tends to be less formal. Visit our What To Expect section to find out more.
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.