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First Lutheran Church of San Diego welcomes you to receive Communion regardless of denominational affiliation or church membership. All our communion tables are open, in the sanctuary and on our patio, on Mondays and Fridays where hundreds come to receive their daily bread. Restrooms are available as you leave the sanctuary to the right. There is a nursery for little ones throughout the morning (see an usher for directions).


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Upcoming Events

Ash Wednesday

March 2

12:00 noon & 7:00 p.m.

Both are Traditional Service of Scripture, Expanded Confession, Imposition of Ashes followed by the Eucharist. 

If you cannot attend at Noon or 7:00 and desire ashes, please call the church office to arrange for private and brief imposition in the Chapel anytime between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.


Lenten Midweek Schedule

March 9, 16, 23, 30, and April 6 

Soup and Salad at 5:45 p.m.

Gather for delicious soup and salad. These tasty and yet simple meals are provided by members/ friends of the congregation (a sign-up sheet will be available for those willing to provide soup, salad, and/or bread).


Holden Village Evening Prayer at 6:30 p.m.

This much loved liturgy is from Holden Village, Washington. We pause after the rush of the day to observe silence, thank God for the day, and pray for the world.


Lenten Classes at noon 


The RAD Workshop: Resurrection-Aging-Death

“Walking humbly with our God into unanswerable questions”

An opportunity for conversations during Lent of where the certainty of our death and the Gospel’s proclamation of resurrection collide, and how we approach this wonderful mystery. Our guides into these conversations will be scripture, poetry, music, authors, art – and ourselves – all with a touch of humor and exploration. You’ll be joining one whose last name begins RAD… who sees himself not so much as an instructor, but as a companion on this journey into mystery. If you’d like a foretaste of the flavor of the class, read the poem “When Death Comes” by Mary Oliver.

The class will meet ONLINE on Wednesdays, March 9, 16, 23, 30 and April 6, from noon until 1:15 p.m. with Zoom. The link to join the first class is:

First Lutheran Zoom 3 is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

 Topic: RAD Workshop – Zoom 3’s Zoom Meeting

Time: Mar 9, 2022 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time (US and Canada)

 Join Zoom Meeting

 Meeting ID: 861 0126 5655

Passcode: 845210

But please also send Pastor Bill an email indicating your intent to join the class so he can send you some information in advance of the class.


Lenten Classes at 7:00 p.m. 

Live and on Zoom Bible Study 

The Holy Spirit in Luke – Acts

The Holy Spirit enters into the Gospel story at the very beginning and runs through both books of Luke, from Jesus’ birth to the founding days of the church in the Acts of the Apostles. The presence, wisdom and guidance of The Spirit are baked into the Church’s DNA and in our own lives through Baptism. Knowing the story of the Holy Spirit in Luke – Acts can help us see and understand how the Spirit is still the most vibrant power in the Church today. 

Pastor Kurt will lead this five-part class in the Lounge following Evening Prayer.


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