COVID 19 Virus operating schedule.

Currently, our campus is Closed to the Public. We have limited operations for our pre-school and North County Stone Soup Kitchen. Please do not visit our offices or facility without a prior appointment. Read below to join us by Video for worship and classes.

Thank you for your continued Faith and support.

Pastor Ramon Zarate

2020 Scholarships

Please print, complete and return to the Church office via Mail by July 4th, 2020 Awards will be on Sunday July 26th.

2020 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM applicastion (pdf)


Letter from Pastor Ramon & Church Council


Dear Church Family,                                                                 May 23, 2020

As pastor and church council, we want to let you know our current thinking on when we can again come back and worship in the church building together.  We know some of you are getting excited about doing so in the very near future.  Others know they will play it safe and stay away for a longer time.

Your church council had their monthly meeting this week and discussed this quite thoroughly.  We made the decision that we need to wait.  How long?  We don’t know that yet!  Information does keep changing nearly every day.  Our president wants to have worship as “essential”.  Our governor has put worship services at the bottom of the list of a time frame of when we can again worship together.  Then there are confusing and perhaps conflicting ideas of just what restrictions and protocols will make it safe. 

We will keep watching and listening for San Diego County information on this.  All three California Bishops have jointly put out a letter that we will have on our web page and with a link to it on our Face Book page.  They have written some helpful points for us to remember.  One thing I read, elsewhere, made an impression on me – when we go to Costco or Walmart with face masks on, we are moving and passing people briefly and are likely in and out of the store in a few minutes.  When we worship together in our church building, we are basically in one place for about an hour and breathing the same air over and over. 

Am sure you have watched on TV as Casinos, for instance, have sprayed floors and surfaces with disinfectants.  As a small congregation, we don’t have the resources to be able to do something like that.  But we will continue to watch and hope and pray for specific ways we will be able to “reopen” safely.


Pastor Ramon and Council

We are currently worshiping Live On-Line.


Worship Services / Servicios de Adoración

Until further notice, FLC will conduct Live online Sunday worship services at 9:00 AM in English and at 11:00 AM Servicio de Adoración. These services are found live on Facebook and Youtube.  Estos servicios se encuentran en vivo en Facebook y Youtube.

Devotional and Bible Study / Estudio Devocional y Bíblico

Pastor Ramon will, periodically, post a Devotional on FaceBook. Please follow the link below to Like us and catch Pastor's latest announcements. 

Devotional / Bible Study classes will be regularly held Live on Facebook at:

Thursdays - 6:30 PM En Español

Fridays - 11:00 AM in English

Links for your Participation / Enlaces para su Participación

Please use these links to find First Lutheran Church on Facebook and YouTube. Be sure to Like on Facebook, Subscribe and click the Bell icon on YouTube  to be notified when a new Video is uploaded. 

Links for your Spiritual needs and information regarding the ELCA Lutheran plans.

These links will take you to the Pacifica Synod News page and their Facebook page.

The link to the ELCA website is a Banner near the top of this page.

Please consider a Donation to assist our Church in serving you, your community and your neighbors.

Considere una Donación para ayudar a nuestra Iglesia a servirle a usted, 

a su comunidad y a sus vecinos.

You may make a one-time donation or set up a repeating donation for the same amount and time each month. Please click the button below.

A Thriving Church | ELCA Synod Assembly 2020

 A thriving church is one so convinced of the resurrection that we’re free to give our lives in service to others. (FB-Link)  Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton shares how the ELCA continues to thrive in country churches, cityscapes and places with no walls in this message for 2020 Synod Assemblies. 

From our Bishops / De nuestros Obispos

These files are clipped publications from the ELCA , Pacifica Synod News and

 other sources readily available to you and offered here for easy access.

Estos archivos son publicaciones recortadas de ELCA, Pacifica Synod News y 

otras fuentes disponibles para usted y que se ofrecen aquí para facilitar el acceso.

Bishops letter against reopening for public worship ENG 052220 (pdf)


Carta conjunta de los obispos contra Reapertura para el culto público 22 de Mayo de 2020 (pdf)


Living Lutheran-Magazine United in Baptism Eng 050120 (pdf)


Living Lutheran-Magazine United in Baptism SPN 050120 (pdf)


LRCC Message About Summer Camp 2020

Updated Information 05/15/2020

Dear Outdoor Ministry Friends,

The safety of our campers, staff and extended camp family is   one of our highest values; therefore, we are sad to announce that   we have cancelled the majority of our Summer Bible camp programs for   2020.

We pushed off this decision as long as we could, hoping that a   safe way to host campers and guests would emerge. It did not, and we are out   of time.

LRCC is cancelling all on site programs at both El Camino   Pines and Luther Glen Farm, Beach Camp and all Day Camps at our partner   congregations. As of today, we are still hoping to offer a modified Staff in   Training (SIT) program where appropriate mitigation can ensure the safety of   our community. Stay tuned to our social media feeds for more information.

For the foreseeable future, we will continue creating our   Virtual Campfires, and different video offerings to supplement your   congregations Sunday morning online worship. And, on   Saturday, July 25th, our Eleventh Annual Summer Banquet moves online!

We were recently granted a PPP loan, allowing us to rehire   most of our staff and our summer leadership team. That keeps us busy through   the end of June. We will spend that time improving our facilities at El   Camino Pines and growing food at Luther Glen Farm.

Our Board of Directors is monitoring each advisory from the   State of California, our respective county Health Departments and the Centers   for Disease Control. We are in touch with our two Bishops and synod offices,   and speak frequently with our partner camps across the country.

Until it is safe to gather at camp again, our focused prayers   are with the women and men on the front line in this struggle.

Grace to you, and peace.

Pastor Glen & Lauri Egertson

LRCC Executive Directors

Lutheran Retreats, Camps & Conferences .



Help raise funds for needed medical equipment.

Here is the GoFundMe page we have been waiting for!
Please assist our own Becky Mack with her need to raise funds for the purchase of a more powerful PORTABLE OXYGEN CONCENTRATER and a MOTORIZED WHEELCHAIR. These items will keep Becky mobile to continue enjoying the quality of life she deserves, attending our Hearts and Hands Ministry, Sunday church service or potlucks and special events. Every donation will help.
God Bless Becky and others so encumbered.


For Additional Information


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1410 Foothill Drive Vista, California 92084

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 Noah's Ark Learning Center Preschool and Infant Toddler Care 

Monthly Tidings

In a continuing effort to reduce Church expenses and Go-Green, we will stop mailing the Tidings after October. We ask that you pick up the Tidings while attending services or find them in viewable & printable form here on the Church website.

Please let the office know if you can receive them ONLY by mail.

To Print:

 click once on the title and it will open in a viewer. Find the printer icon along the top of the viewer and click it once.

Your own printer control will pop-up, then follow your normal print procedure.

Tidings should be printed in Color and 2-sided. Calendar should be printed on Landscape and in Color.

Weekly Services


First Lutheran Church of Vista

First Lutheran Church of Vista

First Lutheran Church of Vista

Please, come join us to worship

9:00AM Worship Service 11:00AM Servicio de Adoración



Bible Study

First Lutheran Church of Vista

First Lutheran Church of Vista

Friday @11:00AM

 Lent Bible study Friday @ 6:00PM 


Estudio Biblico

First Lutheran Church of Vista

Estudio Biblico

Viernes de Cuaresma @6:00PM

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

First Lutheran Church of Vista

1410 Foothill Dr, Vista, California 92084, United States

(760) 724-5440


Open today

09:00 am – 05:00 pm