We invite all into our inclusive, diverse community of faith as we seek to live the way of Christ’s unconditional and reconciling love. Just as Jesus welcomed each person as a beloved child of God, so we welcome people of all ages, races, ethnicity, culture, physical or mental ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic, family or immigration status. Basically if you’re breathing, you’re welcome here. Wherever you are on your spiritual journey this is a non-judgmental place where doors are open and questions are always invited. Feeling spiritually connected in today’s complex society can be challenging. Join us as we grow in faith to do God’s work in Christ’s name for the life of the world.

“Peace be with you” (John 20:26).


“Drench the Pastor” Ice Bucket Challenge


Our Ice Bucket Challenge performed on Sunday, August 24th was a HUGE success! We raised $233 for Lutheran Social Services (LSS)  to help end poverty and challenged three other organizations to do the same.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Granada Hills, Bethel Encino of Encino and Salem Lutheran Church of Glendale, you have been nominated!



Wanted: Part-Time Sunday School Teacher


We are looking for a regular part-time paid Sunday School teacher for our Children’s Church during the 10am service each week. Responsibilities include engaging children from Pre-K through middle school for 30-40 minutes with a Bible story and craft activity. Children are dismissed from worship following the children’s sermon and return to the service for Holy Communion. Our adult child care provider and the older middle school youth work with the lead teacher as assistants. We use the on-line “Spark” curriculum as a teaching resource. For more information or to apply for this position, email Pastor Gretchen or call 818-846-0295.




“God’s work. Our hands.” Days of Service


Soon after Labor Day, on Sept. 6th and 7th, we will be joining thousands of ELCA congregations across the country in a dedicated weekend of service,God’s work. Our hands.” This huge “labor of love” for the world that God so loves, is a witness to our mission as the church. You may choose from at least four different ways in which I invite and encourage you to serve:

Saturday, September 6

  1. Children’s Hunger Fund, Sylmar:  9am-11am. All ages welcome! Pack food for children around the world. Contact: church office, 818-846-0295 to register
  2. Burbank toxic waste removal:  9am-3pm. Fire Department Training Center 1845 Ontario Street, Burbank 91505.  The Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Program gives residents a legal and free way to dispose of unwanted household chemicals that cannot be disposed of in the regular trash.


Sunday, September 7 (after 10am service)

  1. School Kit Assembly for Lutheran World Relief.
  1. Help ELCA Advocacy give a Lutheran voice to social issues by writing a postcard to your members of Congress expressing the importance of improving the lives of children, low-income mothers, and older Americans. (Postcards will be provided)


Contact the church office for more information.



          You are invited      


Pastor Gretchen invites anyone interested in exploring what it means to be a member of American Lutheran to a gathering on Sunday, Sept. 14th from 11:30am-1pm. A light lunch will be served over conversation about the Lutheran faith and our church. You do not need to make a commitment in order to attend, however those who would like to join our congregation will be received into membership in the fall.



Card Table Donation

Do you have a card table to spare? Central Lutheran Church in Van Nuys is currently in need of some card tables. If you, or someone you know, can donate one please contact Pastor Gretchen at the church office. tel:818-846-0295. card table



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American Lutheran Church is now on the list of charitable organizations you can choose from on AmazonSmile. That means, when you shop on AmazonSmile and select ALC as your charitable organization, Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchase to the church! Sign up today!








“American Lutheran Church is called to witness the Good News of God’s love through service in our community and beyond.”



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Burbank, CA 91505
Corner of Hollywood Way & Clark Ave

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