Religious events in the San Fernando Valley area, October 29-November. 5 – Daily news

The congregation at Canoga Park Lutheran Church will celebrate Reformation Sunday at a service on October 30 at their Jordan Avenue location.  (Google Street View)The congregation at Canoga Park Lutheran Church will celebrate Reformation Sunday at a service on October 30 at their Jordan Avenue location. (Google Street View)

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

29 Oct

Pilgrimage of Our Lady of Guadalupe and St. Juan Diego: The images go to different parishes in the tripoint of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Before coming to the San Fernando Valley in St. Bridget of Sweden (7100 Whitaker Ave., Lake Balboa) on Nov. 10-11, the statues travel to these parishes: St. Mary of the Assumption, Whittier, Oct. 29; Parish of La Purísima Concepción, Lompoc, October 30-31; Mission Basilica San Buenaventura, Ventura, November 1-2. Find the full pilgrimage schedule here: The pilgrimage ends on December 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 p.m. Also a traditional/mixed service, 10am on Sundays. Rev. Titus Utecht is the preacher. The Church’s October Newsletter, the Oakleaves: The church is located at 14847 Dickens St. 818-789-0215.

Oct 30

Twenty-first Sunday of Pentecost at the Prince of Peace Episcopal Church: two services, 8 and 10 a.m. (the 10 a.m. service is livestreamed). Sunday service bulletin: 5700 Rudnick Ave., Woodland Hills. 818-346-6968. The municipality’s newsletter for this week: Information about watching online:

My Divine Legacy: The Rev. Michael McMorrow will deliver the message during the 9 and 10:30 a.m. services. The October theme of the church is “Fulfillment.” Center for Spiritual Living – Granada Hills, 17622 Chatsworth St. 818-363-8136. Details:

Jesus the Revolutionary – Reformation Sunday: The Rev. Jim Sillerud delivers the message, based on Luke 4:14-20 and 42-44, during the 9am and 11am services. The Church’s October newsletter, the Spire: Granada Hills First Presbyterian Church, 10400 Zelzah Ave., Northridge. 818-360-1831.

Refuge and Strength – Reformation Sunday: Reverend Timothy Jenks delivers the message, based on Psalm 46, at 9:30 am. Sermons are also available to view on the church’s Facebook and website. Canoga Park Lutheran Church, 7357 Jordan Ave. 818-348-5714.;

Reformation Sunday at St. Luke Lutheran Church: Rev. Dawn Hass delivers the message, 9:30 a.m. Look here for the weekly newsletter: ( and also the Sunday bulletin: /3zmpFKI. Location, 5312 Comercio Way, Woodland Hills. 818-346-3070.

dr. Craig Peterson – Woodland Hills Community Church: The congregation bids farewell to Peterson after his 13 years of service in the United Church of Christ parish, 10 a.m. Peterson moves into a new position as Associate Conference Minister for the Central Atlantic Conference of The United Church of Christ ( Location, Dumetzweg 21338. 818-346-0820.

Issuing Our Gift Certificates…: Reverend Douglas Dickson explains the message, based on Luke 19:1-10, at 10 a.m. (English language), and Rev. Ralph Kwon delivers the message at 11:30 a.m. (Korean-language) service. The church October newsletter: Northridge United Methodist Church, 9650 Reseda Blvd. 818-886-1555.

Shaping Hearts That Can Hear – Reformation Sunday: Rev. Jonathan B. Hall Delivers the Message, 10am This week’s newsletter: North Hollywood’s First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 4390 Colfax Ave., Studio City. 818-763-8218.;

Sacred Cinema: Reverend Matthew McHale discusses the faith-related themes found in the movie “The Wizard of Oz” (1939), 10:30 a.m. Worship associate is Linda Fitzgerald. Check the website for how to view the service online. Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church, 7304 Jordan Ave., Canoga Park. 818-887-6101.

Who’s coming to eat? – 21st Sunday of Pentecost: The Rev. Steve Peralta explains the message, based on Luke 19:1-10, at 10:30 a.m. North Hollywood United Methodist Church, 4832 Tujunga Ave. 818-763-8231. Details:

I Embrace Letting Go and Letting God: Niki Elliott gives her thoughts on the topic of the month, based on Psalm 55:22, during the 11 a.m. service. Unity Burbank – Center for Spiritual Consciousness, 637 S. Victory Blvd., Burbank. 818-841-4037. Check out the service on Facebook: Details about the church and services in the “Words of Light” newsletter:

November 1st

Introduction to Mussar: Rabbi Richard Camras leads a seven-week class, starting from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM. Other class dates: November 8, 15, 22 and 29 and December 6 and 13. Cost $120. Reservation required. Shomrei Torah Synagogue, 7353 Valley Circle Blvd., West Hills. 818-854-7650. Email: Details and registration:

Día de los Muertos Prayer Vigil – San Fernando Mission Cemetery and Mission Hills Mortuary: All Saints’ Day Field Service begins with a welcome, 6:45 p.m., followed by the prayer vigil led by Bishop Marc Trudeau, Auxiliary Bishop for the San Pedro Pastoral Region, 7:00 p.m. includes traditional ofrendas, or altars (including one built by 8th graders at St. Charles Borromeo School in North Hollywood that honors students and teachers murdered at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas), large-scale projections, Día de los Muertos art exhibit , a musical performance by Mariachi Charros de Oro de Adrian Cruz and dance by Azteca Águilas del Tepeyac and Ballet Folklorico Ollin. Doors open, 5:30 p.m. Location, 11160 Stranwood Ave., Mission Hills.

My Gd – Defining the Divine: Conejo Jewish Academy presents a six-week class on the subject, led by Rabbi Yisroel Levine, 8pm. Other dates: November 8, 15, 22, 29 and December 6. Cost $36. Registration required. Center for Jewish Life, 30347 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. 818-991-0991. Register and pay in advance here:

the 4th of November

Shabbat at Shomrei Torah Synagogue: Kabbalat Shabbat, 6:00 PM Also, Shabbat morning service, 9:30 AM. Nov 5. Location, 7353 Valley Circle Blvd., West Hills. 818-854-7650.

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

Shabbat at Temple Beth Emet: Rabbi Mark H. Sobel leads the service, 7:00 PM Location, 600 N. Buena Vista St., Burbank. 818-843-4787.

Nov 8

Judaism Prophecy and Practice – From the Bones of Ezekiel to the Flesh of the Leper: Rabbi Mark H. Sobel provides a five-part adult education series on the subject. First lecture “Kabbalists v. Rationalists”, 7 p.m. Nov 8 The lectures are also available on Zoom (check the website for how to become a member on Zoom). Other dates: December 13; January 10; February 14 and March 14. Free, but donations are accepted. Temple Beth Emet, 600 N. Buena Vista St., Burbank. 818-843-4787.

Send the information at least two weeks in advance. 818-713-3708.

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