We're a neighborhood Christian church for all people, and you are welcome here
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 spanning 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 language of the people, and teaching salvation is by the grace of God.
Check out the What We Believe section to find out more.
Are you holding worship in-person or online?
Yes to both!
We are worshipping in-person again in English on Sundays at 8:30 a.m. and in Spanish at 11:30 a.m. Due to public health guidelines in place, we are limited to 150 persons in the worship space. Overflow seating is available outside in the courtyard during our English worship, where you can watch the worship with others via video feed. Face coverings and social distancing is required.
You can also join us online. We broadcast the worship in its entirety on our YouTube channel. The vides are available for viewing later in the day as well. We encourage you to subscribe to our YouTube channel.
For those participating in worship online, Drive-Thru Communion is being offered Sundays in our parking lot from 9:45 to 10:15 a.m. Please enter from the Clairemont Mesa Blvd. frontage road.
Sermons are also categorized on our Weekly Message page.
Do I have to be a member to take communion?
At Clairemont Lutheran Church / Iglesia Luterana Clairemont, 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.