Religion events in the San Fernando Valley area, Aug. 6-13

Kol Tikvah, "Voice of Hope," is on Ventura Boulevard in Woodland Hills. (Google Street View)


Kol Tikvah, “Voice of Hope,” is on Ventura Boulevard in Woodland Hills. (Google Street View)


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


Aug. 6


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

Tisha B’Av: 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:


Aug. 7


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:

Tisha B’Av: 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:

Ninth Sunday in Pentecost at Prince of Peace Episcopal Church: 9 a.m. (Sunday’s bulletin and hymns: 5700 Rudnick Ave., Woodland Hills. 818-346-6968. This week’s newsletter:

Vitalized by Life: The Rev. Michael McMorrow delivers the message at the 9 and 10:30 a.m. services. The theme for August is “Vitality.” Center for Spiritual Living — Granada Hills, 17622 Chatsworth St. 818-363-8136. Check here for this Sunday’s updates:

Communion Sunday at First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills: The Rev. Wayne Hawkins delivers the message based on Luke 12:32-40, 9 and 11 a.m. The church’s August newsletter, “The Spire,” 10400 Zelzah Ave., Northridge. 818-360-1831.

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Faith: Pastor Timothy Jenks delivers the message, based on Hebrews 11:1-16, at 9:30 a.m. Sermons also available to watch on the church’s Facebook and website. Canoga Park Lutheran Church, 7357 Jordan Ave. 818-348-5714.;

Ninth Sunday in Pentecost: The Rev. Chryll Crews, director for evangelical mission in the Southwest California Synod – Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, delivers the message, 9:30 a.m. Check here for the weekly newsletter: ( and also this Sunday’s bulletin here: St. Luke Lutheran Church, 5312 Comercio Way, Woodland Hills. 818-346-3070.

Love for Real – Communion Sunday: The Rev. Douglas Dickson delivers the message, based on John 15:1-13, 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 newsletter for August: Northridge United Methodist Church, 9650 Reseda Blvd. 818-886-1555.

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Source:: Los Angeles Daily News

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