St. Mel Catholic Church on Ventura Boulevard in Woodland Hills. (Google Street View)
Here is a sampling of upcoming faith gatherings in the San Fernando Valley.
Our Lady of Guadalupe and St. Juan Diego pilgrimage: The images go to various parishes in the tri-county region of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. The images are at Santa Clara Cemetery, Nov. 5 (2370 N.H St., Oxnard); St. Rose of Lima Parish, 6 pm Nov. 5 through 5 am Nov. 7 (the parish has an overnight prayer vigil, 6 pm Nov. 6 to 5 am Nov. 7; 1305 Royal Ave., Simi Valley); St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Nov. 8-9 (621 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles). The images come to St. Bridget of Sweden Parish, Nov. 10-11 (7100 Whitaker Ave., Lake Balboa) and St. Genevieve Parish, Nov. 12-13 (14061 Roscoe Blvd., Panorama City). Find the complete pilgrimage schedule here: lacatholics.org/guadalupe/. The pilgrimage culminates on Dec. 4 with the 91st annual procession to East Los Angeles Community College Stadium, followed by a Mass.
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 November newsletter, the Oakleaves: bit.ly/3U6OJ0C. The church is located at 14847 Dickens St. 818-789-0215. www.facebook.com/ShermanOaksLutheran. shermanoakslutheran.org
All Saints Sunday at Prince of Peace Episcopal Church: Two services, 8 and 10 am (the 10 am service is live stream). Sunday service bulletin: bit.ly/3h83EUS. 5700 Rudnick Ave., Woodland Hills. 818-346-6968. The congregation’s newsletter for this week: www.popwh.org/happenings.html. Information on how to watch online: www.popwh.org/
Shift Focus from Fear to Faith: The Rev. Michael McMorrow delivers the message at the 9 and 10:30 am services. The church’s November theme is “Gratitude.” Center for Spiritual Living – Granada Hills, 17622 Chatsworth St. 818-363-8136. www.facebook.com/csl.granadahills. This week’s details: conta.cc/3h84Dt5
Jesus the Healer: The Rev. Jim Sillerud delivers the message, based on Mark 2:1-12, at the 9 and 11 am services. The church’s November newsletter, the Spire: bit.ly/3zFfKAk. First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills, 10400 Zelzah Ave., Northridge. 818-360-1831. www.fpcgh.org
Rejoice in Rejection – All Saints Day: The Rev. Timothy Jenks delivers the message, based on Luke 6:20-23, at 9:30 am Sermons also are available to watch on the church’s Facebook and website. Canoga Park Lutheran Church, 7357 Jordan Ave. 818-348-5714. www.facebook.com/canoga.park.lutheran.church; www.cplchurch.org
All Saints Sunday: The Rev. Janet Hanstead delivers the message, 9:30 am Check here for the weekly newsletter: (www.stlukelutheran.com/events-1) and also, the Sunday bulletin: bit.ly/3Ny7QhE. St Luke Lutheran Church, 5312 Comercio Way, Woodland Hills. 818-346-3070. www.stlukelutheran.com
Everything Changes – Communion Sunday: The Rev. Douglas Dickson delivers the message, based on Luke 20:27-40, 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 November newsletter: bit.ly/3Wuoa7i. Northridge United Methodist Church, 9650 Reseda Blvd. 818-886-1555. www.facebook.com/northridgeumc. www.northridgeumc.org
All Saints Sunday: The Rev. Jonathan B. Hall delivers the message, 10 am First Christian Church of North Hollywood (Disciples of Christ), 4390 Colfax Ave., Studio City. 818-763-8218. www.facebook.com/FCCNorthHollywood; www.fccnh.org
The Living Dead – All Saints Day: The Rev. Steve Peralta explains the message, based on Luke 20:27-38, at 10:30 am North Hollywood United Methodist Church, 4832 Tujunga Ave. 818-763-8231. www.facebook.com/nohofumc1. This week’s details: conta.cc/3DszQ1G
I Embrace Giving Thanks: Liz Raci gives her thoughts on the topic of the month, based on 2 Corinthians 2:14, at the 11 am service. Unity Burbank – Center for Spiritual Awareness, 637 S. Victory Blvd., Burbank. 818-841-4037. Watch the service on Facebook: www.facebook.com/unityburbank. Details on the church and services in the “Words of Light” newsletter: bit.ly/3DXzDVM
Fr. Leo Patalinghug – Cooking with Faith Insights: St. Mel Catholic Church hosts the priest, a member of a community consecrated life, Voluntas Dei (The Will of God) and founder of an international food and faith movement called “Plating Grace,” as he discusses cooking connections with faith, 7 pm Nov 12. Patalinghug won a “Throw Down with Bobby Flay” (YouTube video on the “Plating Grace” founder: bit.ly/3sXzD1s). Tickets $40, includes dinner. Reservations required by Nov 6. St. Mel Catholic Church, O’Connor Activity Center, 20870 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. Monica Matthews, 818-340-6020, ext. 1026. Reservations and payment here: bit.ly/3fGAjoZ
Judaism Prophecy and Practice—From the Bones of Ezekiel to the Flesh of the Leper: Rabbi Mark H. Sobel gives a five-part adult education series on the topic. First lecture “Kabbalists v. Rationalists,” 7 pm The lectures are also available on Zoom (check the website for how to join on Zoom). Other dates: Dec. 13; Jan 10; Feb 14 and March 14. Free but donations are accepted. Temple Beth Emet, 600 N Buena Vista St, Burbank. 818-843-4787. www.templebethemet.com
Shabbat at Shomrei Torah Synagogue: Kabbalat Shabbat, 6 pm Also, Shabbat morning service, 9:30 am Nov. 12. Location, 7353 Valley Circle Blvd., West Hills. 818-854-7650. www.stsonline.org
Shabbat at Temple Judea: 6:15 pm Location, 5429 Lindley Ave., Tarzana. 818-758-3800. templejudea.com. Details: bit.ly/3u20TvJ
Veterans Day Shabbat at Temple Ahavat Shalom: 7pm Location, 18200 Rinaldi Place, Northridge. 818-360-2258. www.tasnorthridge.org/
Shabbat at Temple Beth Emet: Rabbi Mark H. Sobel leads the service, 7 pm Location, 600 N. Buena Vista St., Burbank. 818-843-4787. www.templebethemet.com
Send information at least two weeks ahead. [email protected] 818-713-3708.
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