Religious events in the San Fernando Valley, September 10-17 – Daily News

North Hollywood’s First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) on Colfax Avenue in Studio City. (Google StreetView)

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

September 10

Sherman Oaks Lutheran Church: The church is holding a contemporary service at 5 p.m. Also, a traditional/mixed service, at 10 a.m. on Sundays. Reverend Titus Utecht is the pastor. The church’s September newsletter, the Oakleaves: The church is located at 14847 Dickens St. 818-789-0215.

September 11th

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

Count to 10! : Reverend Michael McMorrow explains the message during the 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services. The theme for September is “Seven Corresponding Virtues.” Spiritual Life Center – Granada Hills, 17622 Chatsworth St. 818-363-8136. Weekly update and upcoming courses:

The gift of the community: Reverend Jim Sillerud explains the message, based on Luke 6:12-16, during the 9 and 11 a.m. services. Communion to both offices. The church’s September newsletter, the Spire: 10400 Zelzah Ave, Northridge. 818-360-1831.

Chief of sinners: Pastor Timothy Jenks delivers the message, based on 1 Timothy 12-17, at 9:30 a.m. Sermons also available for viewing on the church’s Facebook and website. Canoga Park Lutheran Church, 7357 Jordan Ave. 818-348-5714.;

Fourteenth Sunday of Pentecost: Guest speaker, Reverend Melissa Maxwell-Doherty, delivers the message at 9:30 a.m. View the weekly bulletin here: ( as well as the Sunday bulletin: St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 5312 Comercio Way, Woodland Hills. 818-346-3070.

Open House at Temple Beth Emet: Meet members of the Reformed congregation, learn about the temple and Hebrew school, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The temple is located at 600 N. Buena Vista St., Burbank. 818-843-4787.

First Christian Church of North Hollywood (Disciples of Christ): Reverend Jonathan B. Hall has been named senior pastor. Hall begins his ministry on September 11. Sunday service, 10 a.m. The church is located, 4390 Colfax Ave., Studio City. 818-763-8218.

Stop taming the desert: Rev. Douglas Dickson delivers the message, based on Luke 15:1-10, at 10 a.m. (in English), and Rev. Ralph Kwon delivers the message at the 11:30 a.m. service (in Korean). September Church Bulletin: Northridge United Methodist Church, 9650 Reseda Blvd. 818-886-1555.

The dancing god: Rev. Steve Peralta explains the message, based on Luke 15:1-11, during the 10:30 a.m. service. North Hollywood United Methodist Church, 4832 Tujunga Ave. 818-763-8231. Bulletin details:

Communion Water Collection: Reverend Matthew McHale leads the service for a new year for the church congregation, with worship associate Julie Borden, 10:30 a.m. The congregation and guests are asked to bring a small amount of water from a favorite place for a ceremony. Also bring a food to share for the potluck after the service. Check the website for how to watch the service online. Emerson Universalist Unitarian Church, 7304 Jordan Ave., Canoga Park. 818-887-6101.

I agree to stay centered and focused on the spirit: Matt Toronto gives his thoughts on the topic of the month, based on Romans 8:6 during 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:

Jazz Vespers at Northridge United Methodist Church: Charles Owens with Steve Cotter, Henry Franklin, Don Littleton and Theo Teddy Saunders, 6 p.m. Free admission. An offering will be taken. 9650 Reseda Blvd. 818-886-1555. Details in the September church bulletin:

September 16

Shabbat at Shomrei Torah Synagogue: 6:00 p.m. Also a Shabbat morning service, 9:30 a.m. on September 17. 7353 Valley Circle Blvd., West Hills. 818-854-7650.

September 17

Food drive for CSUN Food Pantry: The Community Concerns Committee of First Presbyterian Church in Granada Hills is holding a non-perishable food drive to help stock the pantry at Cal State University, Northridge, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. September 17 and 8:30 a.m. at 11:30 a.m. on September 17. 18. Pantry benefits students who do not have much income to feed themselves while school is in session. Current needs: canned soups and other preserves, canned pasta and dry goods; as well as hygiene items including soap, feminine products and shampoos. No glass containers or expired items. The drive-thru and a church volunteer will drop off your donation at 10400 Zelzah Ave., Northridge. 818-360-1831. More details on California State University, Northridge Food Pantry here: and here:

Selichot in Kol Tikvah: A wine and cheese reception at 7 p.m., followed by a service at 8 p.m. Reservations required: 20400 Ventura Boulevard, Woodland Hills. 818-348-0670.

Selichot at Temple Aliyah: The evening is presented jointly with the Shomrei Torah Synagogue, from 7:45 p.m. to 11 p.m. Reservations. 6025 Valley Circle Blvd., Woodland Hills. 818-346-3545. Details:

September 18

Procession and mass in recognition of all immigrants: Procession before the office, 3:00 p.m. Archbishop José H. Gomez celebrates Mass, 3:30 p.m. Relics of saints. Frances Cabrini, Toribio and Junipero Serra will be present and available for worship. Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 555 W. Temple St., Los Angeles. Details:

September 20

Los Angeles Catholic Prayer Breakfast: The guest speaker is Curtis Martin, founder and CEO of Fellowship of Catholic University Students, from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Tickets $40 (credit card or PayPal only). Registration required in advance. Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 555 W. Temple St., Los Angeles. 800-838-1356. Information about FOCUS:

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

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