Religion events in the San Fernando Valley, Oct. 15-22



Shepherd Church in Porter Ranch on Monday, August 17, 2020. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)


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


Oct. 15


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

Revival – Shepherd Church: A five-day worship experience — uplifting souls — with guest speakers and musicians. Event kicks off, 6 p.m. Oct. 15, and 9 and 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Oct. 16. Check the schedule on the website for Monday-Wednesday. 19700 Rinaldi St., Porter Ranch.


Oct. 16


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

I Am a Manifestation of Spirit: Guest speaker the Rev. Maureen Hoyt delivers the message at the 9 and 10:30 a.m. services. The church’s October theme is “Fulfillment.” Center for Spiritual Living – Granada Hills, 17622 Chatsworth St. 818-363-8136. Details:

Sunday at First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills: Guest speaker the Rev. Chris Lee delivers the message, at the 9 and 11 a.m. services. The church’s October newsletter, the Spire: First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills, 10400 Zelzah Ave., Northridge. 818-360-1831.

For Us and With Us – Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost and Lutheran Women’s Missionary League Sunday: The Rev. Timothy Jenks delivers the message, based on Luke 12:35-40, at 9:30 a.m. Sermons also are available to watch on the church’s Facebook and website. Canoga Park Lutheran Church, 7357 Jordan Ave. 818-348-5714.;

Nineteenth Sunday in Pentecost: The Rev. Janet Hansted delivers the message, 9:30 a.m. Check here for the weekly newsletter: ( and also, the Sunday bulletin: St. Luke Lutheran Church, 5312 Comercio Way, Woodland Hills. 818-346-3070.

Drops of Water, Glacial Motion: The Rev. Douglas Dickson explains the message, based on Luke 18:1-8, at the 10 a.m. (English-language), and the Rev. Ralph Kwon delivers the message at the 11:30 a.m. (Korean-language) service. The church’s October newsletter: Northridge United Methodist Church, 9650 Reseda Blvd. 818-886-1555.

First Christian Church of North Hollywood (Disciples of Christ): The Rev. Jonathan B. Hall delivers the message, 10 a.m. The church is located, 4390 Colfax Ave., Studio City. 818-763-8218.;

Laity Sunday: 10:30 a.m. North Hollywood United Methodist Church, 4832 Tujunga Ave. 818-763-8231.

I Embrace Letting Go and Letting God: The Rev. Jenenne Macklin gives her thoughts on the topic of the month, based on Psalm 55:22, at the 11 a.m. service. 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:


Oct. 21


Shabbat at Shomrei Torah Synagogue: Kabbalat Shabbat, 6 p.m. Also, Shabbat morning service, 9:30 a.m. Oct. 22. Location, 7353 Valley Circle Blvd., West Hills. 818-854-7650.

Shabbat at Temple Judea: 6:15 p.m. Location, 5429 Lindley Ave., Tarzana. 818-758-3800. Details:

Shabbat at Temple Beth Emet: Rabbi Mark H. Sobel leads the service, 7 p.m. See the congregation’s newsletter “Chai Times” here: Location, 600 N. Buena Vista St., Burbank. 818-843-4787.


Oct. 22


Halloween Costume Ball with Italian Catholic Club of Santa Clarita: The event includes dinner, complimentary wine, dancing to music by a DJ, costume contest and door prizes, 6-10 p.m. Tickets $40. Reservations required by Oct. 17. The event is held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Parish, 23045 Lyons Ave., Santa Clarita. More information, Anna Riggs, 661-645-7877.


Oct. 23


Mass in Recognition of Healthcare Professionals: Archbishop José H. Gomez celebrates the Mass, 3:30 p.m. The annual service recognizes those who care for the sick. A “blessing of hands” of healthcare professionals takes place at the end of the Mass. Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 555 W. Temple St., Los Angeles. 213-637-7655. Email: and


Oct. 29


God of Day and God of Darkness – All Saints, All Souls and the Light of Hope: A day-retreat, led by the Rev. Mark Villano, with prayer, scripture and stories that “consider the mystery of God’s light in our lives,” 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Register and make a $10 deposit (non-refundable) by Oct. 26. Fee $45 without lunch; $55 with lunch. Holy Spirit Retreat Center, 4316 Lanai Road, Encino. Sister Marie, 818-815-4496. Click on Featured Events, then One-Day Retreats, for details and to register:

Día de los Muertos at Calvary Cemetery: Catholic Cemeteries and Mortuaries of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles observe the event with a special All Souls Day Mass celebrated by the Rev. Msgr. John Moretta, noon. Doors open, 10:30 a.m. There will be a procession and a blessing of the altars. The cultural observance includes a performance by Ballet Folklorico Ollin and music by the all-female mariachi group Las Colibri, 1:30-5 p.m. Attendees will see traditional altars and artwork on display. Location, 4201 Whittier Blvd., East Los Angeles.


Send information at least two weeks ahead. 818-713-3708.

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