Welcome to

American Lutheran Church

American Lutheran Church is a member congregation of the Sierra Pacific Synod (Northern California and Northern Nevada) of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) .   

We are the church that shares a living, daring confidence in God’s grace. Liberated by our faith, we embrace you as a whole person–questions, complexities and all. Join us as we do God’s work in Christ’s name for the life of the world.

We are a Liturgical Church.

We welcome all people to worship.

Our Communion is open to all ages.

Adult Forum 9:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m.

We are located at 1114 College Street, Woodland, California 95695.  For questions, or to address any concerns, please call (530) 662-6338 or email us at woodlandalc@gmail.com.


Confessional: We believe in the Triune God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit

Sacramental: We practice the sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion

We believe all People are welcome to worship with us in full communion.

Service Opportunities

We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities to serve our neighbors both near and far. We are committed to sharing God’s love and encourage people to get involved.

Mission Partners

4th & Hope Mission in Woodland ___ Partnering to empower individuals to make necessary life-style changes.

The Belfry at U.C. Davis ___ Partnering in support of a community of UC Davis students who gather to celebrate grace, serve and explore faith in the Lutheran-Episcopal tradition.

Woodland Medical Closet loans out durable medical equipment to the community at no cost and for as long as is needed (monetary donations are accepted).

Hispanic Ministries ___ Two Hispanic Churches share our facility: Iglesias de Dios & Rio de Dios

Pet Pantry provides free pet food for those in need, on the first Saturday of each month.

Woodland Ecumenical & Multi-faith Ministry (WEMM) is an organization that has the various faith communities working together for common ground community service.


American Lutheran Church is governed by a board of lay members and staff. Annual reports are provided each year to members. (Copies available upon request)

The Word

Ecclesiastes says, “Two are better than one, because . . . one can help the other up” (4:9-10). Christ-honoring community, even with all its messiness, is essential to our thriving. We don’t stand a chance against the trials of this world if we try to tackle them on our own. Someone who toils alone, toils in vain (v. 8). Without community, we’re more susceptible to danger (vv. 11-12). Unlike a single thread, “a cord of three strands is not quickly broken” (v. 12). 

The gift of a loving, Christ-focused community is one that not only provides encouragement, but also gives us strength to thrive despite challenging situations. We need each other.

Don’t forget that…  Every Morning is Easter Morning, Richard Avery & Donald Marsh