St. Luke Lutheran Church on Comercio Way in Woodland Hills. (Google Street View)

Here is a sampling of religious services in the San Fernando Valley area, Oct. 23-30.

Twenty-Second Sunday After Pentecost at Prince of Peace Episcopal Church: Two services, 8 and 10 a.m. Oct. 24. The 10 a.m. service is also live streamed on the church’s YouTube here: Readings: 1 Thessalonians 5:15-23 and Luke 17:11-19. Masks are required. 5700 Rudnick Ave., Woodland Hills. Voice mail, 818-346-6968. Email: Find the service bulletin and hymns here:

Not a Skill, But an Attitude: Pastor John Stalboerger continues a sermon series “High Five,” based on Matthew 16:18 and 28:18-20, and define the congregation’s five core values, at the 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. (indoors and online) services on Oct. 24. West Valley Christian Church, 22450 Sherman Way, West Hills. 818-884-6480.;

Dig Deep: The Rev. Michael McMorrow explains the message, based on the center’s October theme “Going Further Together,” 9 and 10:30 a.m. Oct. 24 (the center is taking reservations for in-person services no later than 3 p.m. Oct. 23; call or check the center’s Facebook for more information: In addition, McMorrow often gives a “Mid-Day Reset,” around noon Monday-Friday on the center’s Facebook ( Click on the link to watch the service here: Center for Spiritual Living-Granada Hills, 17622 Chatsworth St. 818-363-8136.

Services with the Rev. Chuck Bunnell at Prince of Peace Lutheran, St. Andrew’s Lutheran and on YouTube: In-person services on Oct. 24: 9 a.m. at Prince of Peace (9440 Balboa Blvd., Northridge), and also at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew’s Lutheran (15520 Sherman Way, Van Nuys). For more information or for prayer request, 818-782-5953.

I Want to See Jesus: Pastor Timothy Jenks explains the message, 9:30 a.m. Oct. 24. Sermons also available to watch here Canoga Park Lutheran Church, 7357 Jordan Ave. 818-348-5714.;

Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost at St. Luke Lutheran Church: The Rev. Janet Hansted delivers the message, 9:30 a.m. Oct. 24. Masks are required. 5312 Comercio Way, Woodland Hills. Voice mail, 818-346-3070. Email:;

By Our Presence: The Rev. Joseph Choi explains the message, based on Hebrews 10:19-25, 10 a.m. (in English) and 11:30 a.m. (in Korean) on Oct. 24 (preregister to attend in person: Also, watch online here: The church’s October newsletter: Northridge United Methodist Church, 9650 Reseda Blvd. 818-886-1555. Facebook:

WWJD About Same-Sex Marriage?: The Rev. Bill Freeman delivers the message, 10 a.m. Oct. 24. Find the Zoom link on the website. 616-796-5598.

Chatsworth Lake Community Church: The Rev. Dale Dawson delivers the message, 10 a.m. Oct. 24. The service is outdoors (if weather permits). 23449 Lake Manor Drive, Chatsworth. 818-712-0079. Email: Facebook:

Sunday with Woodland Hills Community Church (United Church of Christ): The Rev. Craig Peterson delivers the message, 10 a.m. Oct. 24. Mask wearing is required. Also, the service is available to watch live on the church’s Facebook here: Recent announcements: 21338 Dumetz Road, Woodland Hills. Voice mail, 818-346-0820. Email:

Sammy Said It Best: The Rev. Stephen Rambo explains the message, 10:30 a.m. Oct. 24. The service is also available to watch on Facebook by using the link here: Center for Spiritual Living-Simi Valley, 1756 Erringer Road. 805-527-0870.;

Was Blind, Now I See: The Rev. Steve Peralta delivers the message, based on Mark 10:46-52, 10:30 a.m. Oct. 24. First United Methodist Church of North Hollywood, 4832 Tujunga Ave. 818-763-8231. Email: Facebook: Website:

An online service with Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church: The Rev. Matthew McHale delivers the message, 10:30 a.m. Oct. 24. Watch the service on Zoom with the link: By phone, 669-900-6833 and use ID: 8581092800 and the Password: chalice. The church is in Canoga Park. 818-887-6101.

Winnetka Church of Christ: The Rev. Bruce Evans delivers the message, 10:45 a.m. Oct. 24. 7054 Winnetka Ave., Winnetka. 818-795-5566. Email:

Riverstone Chapel of Chatsworth: Pastor Joe Gutel delivers the message, 11 a.m. Oct. 24. 10650 De Soto Ave., Chatsworth. 818-882-8177. Email:;

Entertainer Ben Vereen: The Tony Award winner is the guest speaker, 11 a.m. Oct. 24. (Background on Unity, founded in the 1880s, here: Unity Burbank – Center for Spiritual Awareness, 637 S. Victory Blvd., Burbank. 818-841-4037. Facebook:

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 (parishes in Huntington Park, Whittier and Solvang, Oct. 24-31). Before coming to the San Fernando Valley on Nov. 10, the images will travel to these parishes: St. Rose of Lima, 1305 Royal Ave., Simi Valley, Nov. 2-3; Mission Basilica San Buenaventura, 211 E. Main St., Ventura, Nov. 4-5; Santa Clara Cemetery, 2370 N. H St., Oxnard; St. Mary Magdalen, 2532 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, Nov. 7; Sacred Heart, 565 W. Ketering St., Lancaster, Nov. 8-9. Find the complete pilgrimage schedule here: The pilgrimage culminates on Dec. 5 with the 90th annual procession and Mass ( Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 555 W. Temple St., Los Angeles.

Shabbat with Temple Judea: Join an in-person or online service, 6:15 p.m. Oct. 29 (; Temple Judea, outdoors, 5429 Lindley Ave., Tarzana. 818-758-3800.

Shabbat with Temple Beth Emet: Rabbi Mark H. Sobel leads the service, 7 p.m. Oct. 29. 600 N. Buena Vista St., Burbank. 818-843-4787.

Shabbat with Temple Beth Hillel: Join an in-person (tent outdoors) or online on Facebook Live or Zoom service, 7 p.m. Oct. 29 ( 12326 Riverside Drive, Valley Village. 818-763-9148.

Vigil of All Hallow’s Eve: Gather for the service in the courtyard, 4 p.m. Oct. 31. Children are welcome and encouraged to wear a costume. Masks required. St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 3646 Coldwater Canyon Ave., Studio City. 818-763-9193.

Día de los Muertos – All Souls Day: Catholic Cemeteries and Mortuaries of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles present a virtual celebration 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 1 from Calvary Cemetery and Mortuary in . The event includes a prayer vigil led by Archbishop Jose H. Gomez, live music and a look at the altars honoring the unborn, people who have died from the Covid-19 pandemic, those who have died from mental health conditions, human trafficking victims and military personnel who died in Afghanistan. The altars will be available to visit, Nov. 2-5 during cemetery hours at Calvary Cemetery and Mortuary, 4201 Whittier Blvd., Los Angeles ( Watch the live stream here: or on Facebook here: 

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


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