The Heart of Christ in the Heart of the City

First Lutheran In-Person Worship is Suspended

We are sorry to share that due to the new Purple Tier COVID-19 restrictions in-person worship is suspended through Christmas. Join us at 10:00 a.m. Sunday on our First Lutheran, San Diego Youtube channel for the premiere or watch later as works for you.

For now, there will still be no HICAP, AA, or Al-Anon meetings.

Sunday Services premiere online at 10:00AM

First Lutheran Church of San Diego

Called to be the heart of Christ in the heart of the City, at First Lutheran Church of San Diego, we work for justice, mercy, and wholeness for all people.

Since beginning our ministry in 1888, we have been located in the same few blocks in downtown San Diego, a beacon of Christ’s light to all who come by.

First Lutheran is a Reconciling in Christ (RIC) congregation, welcoming people of all races, ethnic backgrounds, gender identities, and sexual orientations.

Services are held every Sunday at 9am and 11am, and we would love to see you there!

Where to Find First Lutheran Church

First Lutheran Church is located at the corner of Third Avenue and Ash Street in the heart of downtown San Diego. Parking is available in the lots on the north side of the church and the lot across the street to the east. Please refer to the parking map provided below to see available lots and what days you may park in them.

First Lutheran Church

Parking at First Lutheran Church

The parking lot on the immediate north side of the church is available for parking every day in NON-Numbered Spaces ONLY. The northernmost portion of this lot, which has numbered parking spaces, is only available for free parking on Saturday and Sunday. The lot is available only to those coming to the church, not for parking for Luther Tower.

Please Note: “The Tower” Parking Lot, which borders Beech Street, is NOT available for parking at any time.

The parking lot across Third Avenue from First Lutheran Church, between Ash Street and Beech Street, is only available for free parking on Sundays.

First Lutheran Church Parking Lots