Religion events in the San Fernando Valley area, July 30-Aug. 6 – LA Daily News

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

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 churchs July newsletter, the Oakleaves: The church is located at 14847 Dickens St. 818-789-0215.

The Sweet Sorrows: The duo, based in County Wexford, Ireland, perform a musical fusion program of acoustic/folk/Americana songs, 6:30 p.m. An offering will be taken. First Presbyterian Church, 4963 Balboa Blvd., Encino. 818-788-1147. Email:

Vida Church LA: Services in Spanish at 8 and 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., and in English at 11 a.m. Meeting at the Onion, 9550 Haskell Ave., North Hills. 818-949-1200. Email:

Hope Your Despair: The Rev. Rob Denton explains the message, based on Romans 8:28-39, and 2 Corinthians 4:17-18, at the 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services. The current sermon series is based on the book Grace Is Greater: Gods Plan to Overcome Your Past, Redeem Your Pain and Rewrite Your Story by Kyle Idlemen. West Valley Christian Church, 22450 Sherman Way, West Hills. 818-884-6480.

I Am Joyful in the Joy of God: The Rev. Nancy Woods delivers the message at the 9 a.m. service, and the Rev. Maureen Hoyt delivers the message at the 10:30 a.m. service. Center for Spiritual Living Granada Hills, 17622 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills. 818-363-8136. Check here for this Sundays updates:

Sunday with First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills: The Rev. Christina Chambers delivers the message, 9 and 11 a.m. The churchs July newsletter The Spire: 10400 Zelzah Ave., Northridge. 818-360-1831.

Set Your Sights: Pastor Timothy Jenks explains the message, based on Colossians 3:1-11, at 9:30 a.m. Sermons also available to watch on the churchs Facebook and website. Canoga Park Lutheran Church, 7357 Jordan Ave. 818-348-5714.;

Eighth Sunday in Pentecost: Johnny Wennstrom, a lay leader in the congregation, delivers the message, 9:30 a.m. Check here for the weekly newsletter: ( and also the Sunday bulletin here: St. Luke Lutheran Church, 5312 Comercio Way, Woodland Hills. 818-346-3070.

This Is All There Is: The Rev. Douglas Dickson delivers the message, based on 1 John 4:7-21, 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 churchs newsletter for July: Northridge United Methodist Church, 9650 Reseda Blvd. 818-886-1555.

Why I Love the First Principle: Todd Covert, a lay leader in the congregation, discusses the topic in relation to the other six principles that Unitarian Universalist follow, 10:30 a.m. The talk is part three of a four-part series on frequently asked questions about Unitarian Universalism. Check the website for how to watch online. Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church, 7304 Jordan Ave., Canoga Park. Voice mail, 818-887-6101.

The Power of Good: The Rev. Stephen Rambo discusses the topic with Brad Wethern (portraying Ernest Holmes, 1887-1960, the American New Thought writer and founder of Religious Science), 10:30 a.m. Also available to watch on Facebook here: Center for Spiritual Living Simi Valley, 1756 Erringer Road. 805-527-0870.;

Guarding Against Greed: The Rev. Steve Peralta discusses the topic, based on Colossians 3:1-11, at the 10:30 a.m. service. North Hollywood United Methodist Church, 4832 Tujunga Ave. 818-763-8231. Details:

I Embrace Forgiveness: Niki Elliott gives her thoughts on Unity Burbank Center for Spiritual Awarenesss July theme, 11 a.m. Unity Burbank, 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:

Relic of St. Bernadette Soubirous Tour in Los Angeles: The Order of Malta sponsors the first United States tour of a relic from the saint who saw the image of the Virgin Mary in 1858 in Lourdes, France. Three parishes in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles host the relic, July 31-Aug. 3. Information of the tour: Los Angeles parishes on the tour:

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

Tisha BAv Shabbat at Kol Tikvah: A service, 6:30 p.m. 20400 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. 818-348-0670. Details:

Tisha BAv Shabbat at Temple Ahavat Shalom: A service, 7 p.m. 18200 Rinaldi Place, Northridge. 818-360-2258. Email:

Tisha BAv: Teaching and discussion by Rabbinic Intern David Mendelson, 8 p.m.; followed by a Maariv service led by Cantor David Childs (from Shomrei Torah Synagogue), at 8:20 p.m.; Havdalah service, 8:31 p.m.; reading of Eichah (Lamentations) at 8:35 p.m.; followed by songs and readings by clergy. Program will be in-person and live stream. The program is co-presented with Shomrei Torah Synagogue in West Hills. Temple Aliyah, Valley Circle Blvd., Woodland Hills. 818-346-3545. Details on the calendar page:

Tisha BAv: Morning service, 9 a.m. Mincha service, 1 p.m. Services are in-person and also online at Shomrei Torah Synagogue, 7353 Valley Circle Blvd., West Hills. 818-854-7650. Details:

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

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