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Religion events in the San Fernando Valley area, Feb. 13-20

Religion events in the San Fernando Valley area, Feb. 13-20


Henry Suzukawa applies ashes on a woman on Ash Wednesday. Ashes To Go began its seventh season today, February 26, 2020. It ran from 8 AM to 6 PM on the northeast corner of Topanga Canyon Blvd. and Ventura Blvd in Woodland Hills. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)
Henry Suzukawa, from Prince of Peace Episcopal Church in Woodland Hills, applies ashes on a woman on Ash Wednesday. Feb. 26, 2020, on Ventura Boulevard. Ash Wednesday is Feb. 17, 2021. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)


Here is a sampling of upcoming services and events that are online, and some in-person, in the San Fernando Valley area.


Day of the Sick Mass from the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels: Archbishop José H. Gomez celebrates the Mass on 2021 World Day of the Sick and the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, 12:30 p.m. Feb. 13. The Mass is co-hosted by the Western Association of the Order of Malta. The Mass is an online-only service. Watch here:;;

Services with Temple Beth Hillel: Havdalah online, 7 p.m. Feb. 13 (click on the Facebook link from here: Shabbat service, 7 p.m. Feb. 19 ( The Reform Jewish temple is in Valley Village. Check the website for other services and events.

Reseda Church of Christ’s Sunday service: Online, 8 a.m. Feb. 14. The senior minister is the Rev. Dewayne Winrow.;

Trust God With Your Mess: The Rev. John Stalboerger continues the new sermon series “Fear – Faith in Uncertain Times,” 9 a.m. Feb. 14 (outdoors on the lawn; bring your own blanket or chair, shade umbrella, wear a mask and practice social distancing). Readings for the series’ second sermon include John 14:15, Joshua 3:15-16, Proverbs 3:5-6 and 1 Samuel 15:22. Also, an indoor and online service, 10:30 a.m. (go to website for link). West Valley Christian Church, 22450 Sherman Way, West Hills. 818-884-6480.;

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church: Two services on Feb. 14: An outdoor, traditional service in the Serenity Garden, 9 a.m. (must make a phone reservation by noon Feb. 13 to attend; see website for rules to follow; bring your own Bible), and a contemporary and live stream service, 11:30 a.m. (register by phone for this service; click on the link found here: 8520 Winnetka Ave., Winnetka. 818-341-3460. Facebook:

The Light of God: Pastor Timothy Jenks delivers the message, based on 2 Corinthians 3:12-13 and 4:1-6, 9:30 a.m. Feb. 14. The sermon is available on the church’s Facebook ( and website. Canoga Park Lutheran Church, 7357 Jordan Ave., Canoga Park. 818-348-5714.

Sunday of the Transfiguration of Our Lord 2021 with St. Luke Lutheran Church: The Rev. Janet Hansted delivers the message, 9:30 a.m. Feb. 14. Musical prelude, 9:25 a.m. Watch here on Facebook: or the church website. St. Luke Lutheran Church is in Woodland Hills. Voice mail, 818-346-3070. Email:

Ready Beyond: The Rev. Joseph Choi explains the message, based on Matthew  14:13-21, 10 a.m. (in English) and 11:30 a.m. (in Korean) on Feb. 14. Watch here: The church’s February’s newsletter: 818-886-1555. Facebook:

Wooden Show Be My Valentine?: The Rev. Bill Freeman, of B Free Ministry, explains the message, 10 a.m. Feb. 14. Find the Zoom link on the website. 616-796-5598.

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles: Sunday Masses are live streamed, 10 a.m. (in English) and noon (Spanish) from the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels: The daily Masses are live streamed from the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels, 8 a.m. (in English). For local parishes that live stream Mass: Facebook: For more information:

Sunday with Woodland Hills Community Church (United Church of Christ): The Rev. Craig Peterson delivers the message, 10 a.m. Feb. 14. Piano prelude, 9:45 a.m. Watch the service from the church’s Facebook here: Voice mail, 818-346-0820. Email:

The Infinite Invisible: The Rev. Michael McMorrow explains the message, based on the center’s February theme “One Journey, Many Paths,” 10:30 a.m. Feb. 14 ( In addition, McMorrow gives a “Mid-Day Reset,” at noon Monday-Friday on the center’s Facebook ( Center for Spiritual Living-Granada Hills. 818-363-8136. Click on the link to watch the service here:

Listening to Jesus – Transfiguration Sunday: The Rev. Steve Peralta delivers the message, based on Mark 9:2-9, at the 10:30 a.m. Feb. 14 online service. North Hollywood United Methodist Church. 818-763-8231. Email: Facebook:

Loving More: The Rev. Stephen Rambo delivers the message, and an interview with Neale Donald Walsch, author of “Conversations With God,” 10:30 a.m. Feb. 14 (click to watch here: ). Center for Spiritual Living-Simi Valley. 805-527-0870.;

Side With Love Sunday: The Matthew McHale delivers the message, with worship associate Linda Fitzgerald, 10:30 a.m. Feb. 14. Watch the service on Zoom with the link: and use ID: 8581092800 and the Password: chalice. Listen by phone: 669-900-6833 and use the ID number. Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church is in Canoga Park. 818-887-6101.

I Am Radiant with Health: Matt Toronto gives his thoughts on the center’s February theme, 11 a.m. Feb. 14. Watch the service on Zoom here: and use ID: 3148040257. Unity Burbank – Center for Spiritual Awareness’s Facebook here: Sign up for the center’s “Words of Light” newsletter here:

Ash Wednesday services with Prince of Peace Episcopal Church: Join online, 6:30 a.m., noon or 7 p.m. Feb. 17. The church is in Woodland Hills. Watch on YouTube from the link here: 818-346-6968.

Ash Wednesday service with Canoga Park Lutheran Church: The Rev. Timothy Jenks delivers the message “Misjudging Eyes,” 6:30 p.m. Feb. 17. 7357 Jordan Ave. 818-348-5714. The service will also be available on the church’s Facebook here: and the website here:

Ash Wednesday service with North Hollywood United Methodist Church: The Rev. Steve Peralta discusses “Choose to Be Real,” based on Matthew 6:1-6 and 16-21, 7 p.m. Feb. 17. Watch on Zoom: 818-763-8231. Email: Facebook:

Ash Wednesday service with Northridge United Methodist Church: 7 p.m. Feb. 17 (watch on YouTube Live here: The church’s February’s newsletter: 818-886-1555. Facebook:

Ash Wednesday service with St. Luke Lutheran Church: 7 p.m. Feb. 17 (watch here: St. Luke Lutheran Church is in Woodland Hills. Voice mail, 818-346-3070. Email:

Los Angeles Religious Education Congress 2021 – Proclaim the Promise!: The 65th annual event goes online this year and begins with an opening ceremony and concert, 6 p.m. Feb. 18. Sacred Space (artists and musicians invite the public into their studios and discuss how their relationship with God inspires their creativity) and a virtual exhibit hall both open after the concert. See the schedule for live online and on-demand liturgies, speaker presentations and workshops, Feb. 19-21 here: Admission registration, $35, here: Content will be available through March 21. 213-637-7348. Email:

Shabbat with Shomrei Torah Synagogue: Musical Kabbalat Shabbat service, 6-7:15 p.m. Feb. 19 and a traditional Shabbat morning service, 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 20 ( The Conservative Jewish congregation is in West Hills. Voice mail, 818-854-7650.

Shabbat with Temple Ramat Zion: Evening service, 6 p.m. Feb. 19, and the morning service, 9 a.m. Feb. 20. The Conservative Jewish congregation is in Northridge. Voice mail, 818-360-1881. Watch on the YouTube link from the website.

Shabbat with Temple Judea: Use the Facebook link to watch the service, 6:15 p.m. Feb. 19. The Reform Jewish congregation is in Tarzana. 818-758-3800. Email: The temple’s Facebook:

Shabbat with Valley Beth Israel: Rabbi-Cantor Mark S. Goodman leads the evening service, 7 p.m. Feb. 19, and the morning service, 9:30 a.m. Feb. 20. Watch on Facebook: The independent Jewish congregation is in Sun Valley. Email:

Esther Megillah Study with Temple Beth Hillel: Join the class, 9:30 a.m. Feb. 25. Click on the Zoom link and use ID: 84436124283 and Password: torah. 818-763-9148.

Virtual Purim Shpiel with Shomrei Torah Synagogue: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 25. 818-854-7650. Click on the link of your choice from here to watch:

Purim Shpiel with Temple Judea: Selections from the temple’s past shpiels including “Chamilton,” “Chozen” and “Mamma Gillah,” 7 p.m. Feb. 25. Watch from this link: 818-758-3800.

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

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