Religion events in the San Fernando Valley area, Aug. 20-27 – Daily News

Bishop Brenda Bos, Southwest California Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, is the guest speaker on Aug. 21 at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Woodland Hills. (Google Street View)

Here is a sampling of upcoming faith gatherings in the San Fernando Valley area.

Aug 20

Sherman Oaks Lutheran Church: The church holds a contemporary service at 5 pm Also, a traditional/blended service, 10 am on Sunday. Rev. Titus Utecht is the pastor. The church’s August newsletter, the Oakleaves: The church is located at 14847 Dickens St. 818-789-0215.

Aug 21

Vitalized by Creativity: The Rev. Michael McMorrow delivers the message at the 9 and 10:30 am services. The theme for August is “Vitality.” Center for Spiritual Living—Granada Hills, 17622 Chatsworth St. 818-363-8136. Check here for this Sunday’s update:

Eleventh Sunday in Pentecost at Prince of Peace Episcopal Church: The congregation returns to two services, 8 and 10 am (the 10 am service is live stream on (Sunday’s service bulletin: 5700 Rudnick Ave., Woodland Hills. 818-346-6968. The congregation’s newsletter for this week: Information on how to watch online:

Sunday at First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills: Marilyn Rios, director of adult discipleship at the church, delivers the message, based on 1 Peter, at the 9 and 11 am services. The church’s August newsletter, “The Spire,” 10400 Zelzah Ave., Northridge. 818-360-1831.

The Lord’s Discipline: Pastor Timothy Jenks delivers the message, based on Hebrews 12:4-24, at 9:30 am Sermons also available to watch on the church’s Facebook and website. Canoga Park Lutheran Church, 7357 Jordan Ave. 818-348-5714.;

Eleventh Sunday in Pentecost: Guest speaker Bishop Brenda Bos, Southwest California Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, delivers the message, 9:30 am Check here for the weekly newsletter: ( and also this Sunday’s bulletin here: St Luke Lutheran Church, 5312 Comercio Way, Woodland Hills. 818-346-3070.

Economic Justice: The Rev. Bill Freeman discusses the topic online at 10 am Find the Zoom link on the website. 616-796-5598.

Ministry of Reconciliation: The Rev. Douglas Dickson delivers the message, based on 2 Corinthians, at the 10 am (English-language) and the Rev. Ralph Kwon delivers the message at the 11:30 am (Korean-language) service. The church’s newsletter for August: Northridge United Methodist Church, 9650 Reseda Blvd. 818-886-1555.

Spiritual Report Cards: Guest speaker Michael Eselun, chaplain for the Simms/Mann‐UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology, discusses the topic, with worship associate Linda Fitzgerald, 10:30 am Check the website for how to watch online. Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church, 7304 Jordan Ave., Canoga Park. Voicemail, 818-887-6101.

Grace Breaks Out – Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost: The Rev. Steve Peralta explains the message, based on Luke 13:10-17, at the 10:30 am service. North Hollywood United Methodist Church, 4832 Tujunga Ave. 818-763-8231. Details from this Sunday’s bulletin:

The Trouble With No-See-Ums: The Rev. Stephen Rambo explains the message, 10:30 am Also available to watch on Facebook here: Center for Spiritual Living — Simi Valley, 1756 Erringer Road. 805-527-0870.;

I Embrace the Divine: The Rev. Jenenne Macklin gives her thoughts on the topic of the month, based on John 17:22, 11 at the Unity Burbank – Center for Spiritual Awareness, 637 S. Victory Blvd., Burbank. 818-841-4037. Watch the service on Facebook: Details on the church and services in the “Words of Light” newsletter:

Aug 26

Kabbalat Shabbat at Temple Ahavat Shalom: A service, 7 p.m. Temple Ahavat Shalom, 18200 Rinaldi Place, Northridge. 818-360-2258. Email: [email protected]

Shabbat at Temple Beth Emet: Rabbi Mark H. Sobel leads the service, 7 pm The Reform congregation’s August newsletter, “Chai Times” here: Save the dates for the temple’s open house get-together, 10 am-1 pm Aug. 28 and Sept. 11. 600 N. Buena Vista St., Burbank. 818-843-4787.

Aug 27

Southern California Renewal Communities 50th Anniversary Celebration: The event includes healing prayer, praise and worship, noon-4:30 pm A Mass is celebrated, 5 pm Catholic books and gift items will be sold. Tickets $25 through Aug. 22; $35 after and at the door. Register online through 10 am Aug. 26. Registration will be available at the door. Event location, Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 5011 White Oak Ave. (at Ventura Boulevard), Encino. 818-771-1361. Email: [email protected]

One Mother, Many Peoples—Procession and Mass: The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles presents the celebration with an entrance procession, 2:30 pm, followed by Archbishop José H. Gomez celebrated Mass, 3 pm, and concluding with a Marian Procession onto the plaza at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 4 pm Location, 555 W. Temple St., Los Angeles. View online here: More information, and also, to view online:

Send information at least two weeks ahead. [email protected] 818-713-3708.

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