Religion events in the San Fernando Valley area, March 19-26 – Daily News

St Mark’s Episcopal Church on Sherman Way in Van Nuys. (Google Street View)

March 19

The Feast of St. Joseph – Guardian of the Redeemer: Southern California Renewal Communities with the Rev. Bob Garon and Dominic Berardino lead an event celebrating St. Joseph, 10 am-4 pm A Mass will be celebrated. Admission $35. St Didacus Parish Hall, 14325 Astoria St, Sylmar. 818-771-1361. Email: [email protected] Register on the website:

Full Moon World Healing Ceremony: The Spiritual Unity Movement holds the service, 6:55 pm SUM is an all-denominational, non-profit organization. Center for Spiritual Living—Antelope Valley, 1030 W. Ave. L-8, Lancaster. 855-786-2642.

Purim celebration: A multi-lingual reading of the Megillah of Esther, 7 pm The congregation’s “Chai Times” newsletter for March: Temple Beth Emet, 600 N Buena Vista St, Burbank. 818-843-4787.

March 20

Third Sunday in Lent at Prince of Peace Episcopal Church: The Rev. Canon Rand Reasoner delivers the message, 8 and 10 am (10 am service is live stream; click on the link from the website). 5700 Rudnick Ave., Woodland Hills. 818-346-6968. Details on this Sunday’s services:

Directions for Speaking – Third Sunday in Lent: Pastoral Apprentice Stephen Robertson delivers the message, based on James 3:1-12, at the 9 and 11 on Sunday services. Watch the service on YouTube from the website link. Read more about the church in the March “The Spire” newsletter here: First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills, 10400 Zelzah Ave., Northridge. 818-360-1831.

Reboot Relationships: The Rev. Michael McMorrow explains the message at the 9 and 10:30 am services. The center’s March theme is “Reboot.” Watch the 10:30 am service live here: In addition, the Rev. Michael McMorrow often gives a “Mid-Day Reset,” around noon Monday-Friday on the center’s Facebook ( Center for Spiritual Living-Granada Hills, 17622 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills. 818-363-8136. Check the center’s Facebook page for updates.

Self-Control – Caging the Lion: The Rev. John Stalboerger delivers the message, part of a sermon series “Character Still Counts,” at the 9 am and 10:30 am services. The 10:30 am service is live stream on the website. West Valley Christian Church, 22450 Sherman Way, West Hills. 818-884-6480.;

Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church: Vaccinations will be given by Providence Health Care professionals, 9 am-noon. Make an appointment by phone, 818-847-3860 (walk-ins may be accepted). Parish Hall at the church, 14646 Sherman Way, Van Nuys. 818-946-8099.

Worse Sinners Than Us — Third Sunday in Lent: Pastor Timothy Jenks explains the message, based on Luke 13:1-9, at 9:30 am Also, a Lenten evening worship service is held weekly during Lent, 6:30 pm on Wednesdays. Sermons also available to watch on the church’s Facebook and website. Canoga Park Lutheran Church, 7357 Jordan Ave. 818-348-5714.;

Third Sunday in Lent with St. Luke Lutheran Church: The Rev. Janet Hansted delivers the message online, 9:30 am Click on the YouTube link on the website to watch the service or follow the Facebook directions for watching on Zoom. The church is located at 5312 Comercio Way, Woodland Hills. 818-346-3070. Check for the Sunday bulletin here:

Justice for More Than Just Us (White Guys): The Rev. Bill Freeman delivers the message online at 10 am Find the Zoom link on the website. 616-796-5598.

Take Away the Stone: The Rev. Joseph Choi explains the message, based on John 11:38-44, at 10 am (in English) and at 11:30 am (in Korean). Also, service are available to watch online here: Northridge United Methodist Church, 9650 Reseda Blvd. 818-886-1555. Facebook:

Sunday at Global Truth Center: The Rev. James Mellon delivers the message, 10 am online. 880 Hampshire Road, Suite W, Westlake Village. 818-508-7171. Read about the historical background of Centers for Spiritual Living, once known as Religious Science, that originated in the New Thought movement in the late 1800s:

Sunday at Woodland Hills Community Church (United Church of Christ): The Rev. Craig Peterson delivers the message, 10 am Also, watch live on the church’s Facebook here: or on Zoom (see the recent announcements page for the Zoom information). Recent announcements: Location, 21338 Dumetz Road, Woodland Hills. Voicemail, 818-346-0820. Email: [email protected]

Discouraging Jesus — Third Sunday in Lent: The Rev. Steve Peralta explains the message, based on Luke 13:1-9, at 10:30 am First United Methodist Church, 4832 Tujunga Ave., North Hollywood. 818-763-8231. Church updates: Details on the Sunday service, and also a Lenten Bible Study on Thursdays:

This Thing as You (God Is. Life Is. I Am. We Are…This Thing): 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.;

Universalism in the 21st Century: Sabbatical Minister Joshua Berg discusses the topic, with worship associate Julie Borden, 10:30 am Also, options to watch the service on Zoom at or listen by phone, 669-900-6833 and use ID: 8581092800 and Password : chalice. Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church, 7304 Jordan Ave., Canoga Park. Voicemail, 818-887-6101.; details on this service:

Will Full: The Rev. Beth Bingham explains the message, based on Luke 1-11 and 39-40, at 10:30 am Congregational Church of the Chimes, 14115 Magnolia Blvd., Sherman Oaks. 818-789-7124.

Sunday at St James Presbyterian Church: The Rev. Erik Daily, PhD, delivers the message, 10:30 am 19414 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana. 818-345-2057.;

I Embrace Perfect Health: The Rev. Jenenne Macklin gives her thoughts on Unity Burbank – Center for Spiritual Awareness’s March theme, 11 am (or watch live on the center’s Facebook). March’s theme is based on 1 Corinthians 6:19. Background on Unity, founded in the 1880s, here: Unity Burbank, 637 S. Victory Blvd., Burbank. 818-841-4037. Facebook: Details on the church and services in March’s “Words of Light” newsletter:

March 25

Shabbat at Temple Judea: A service, 6:15 pm (indoors or outdoors, depending on the weather) at 5429 Lindley Ave., Tarzana. 818-758-3800.

Debbie Friedman Shabbat at Kol Tikvah: The music of the late singer-songwriter is incorporated into the service, 6:30 pm 20400 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. 818-348-0670.;

Shabbat at Temple Beth Emet: Rabbi Mark H. Sobel leads the service, 7 pm The congregation’s “Chai Times” newsletter for March: 600 N. Buena Vista St., Burbank. 818-843-4787.

Shabbat at Temple Beth Hillel: 7pm 12326 Riverside Drive, Valley Village. 818-763-9148. Details on attending in-person or online here:

March 26

Benefit Concert for the People of Ukraine: St. James Presbyterian Church hosts a concert by violinist Ken Aiso and pianists Mikhail Morgovsky and Valeria Morgovskaya with music by Bach, Barvinsky, Beethoven, Liszt, Mussorgsky, Saint-Saens, Tsintsadze and Vivaldi, 7:30 pm Proceeds, by donation (if unable to attend, make a contribution online at 19414 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana. 818-345-2057.

April 2

Camino – A Walk with Jesus: The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles invites people to an 11-mile walk in celebration of 250 years of Catholic faith in Los Angeles from Mission San Gabriel Arcángel (428 S. Mission Drive, San Gabriel). Archbishop José H. Gomez celebrates Mass at the mission at 8 am The walk, beginning at 9 am, will end with a prayer service, 2:30 pm at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 555 W. Temple St., Los Angeles. There will be rest and water stops and a lunch along the route (see the website). The walk is part of the Jubilee Year, “Forward in Mission,” that began on Sept. 11, 2021 and runs through Sept. 10. Catholics in the archdiocese are also encouraged to go to other pilgrimage sites in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties during this time; see the list here: Details about the April 2 pilgrimage walk and to register,

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

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