Religious events in the San Fernando Valley area, April 9-16 – Daily News

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Passover Seder plate with symbolic foods and matzot plate. Passover begins at sundown on April 15 and ends at sundown on April 23, 2022. (Photo by Mikael Haggstrom/Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication)

April 9

Heal Us, Oh Lord – Healing the Harmful Effects of the Pandemic: Southern California Renewal Communities presents the event with healing presentations, a healing service led by Father Patrick Crowley and a Palm Sunday Vigil Mass celebrated by Father Bill Delaney, from 11:45 a.m. at 16 o’clock. Admission $35. St. Finbar Parish Hall, 2010 W. Olive Ave., Burbank. 818-771-1361. Email: [email protected] Register online, www.scrc.org

Episcopal Church of St. Michael and All Angels: Stations of the Cross, 3 p.m. Location, 3646 Coldwater Canyon Ave., Studio City. 818-763-9193. Email: [email protected]

The month of Ramadan: This year’s holy month for Muslims began with the sighting of the crescent moon on April 2 (in Los Angeles) and ends with the sighting of the next crescent moon on/around May 2. Muslims who are able fast during the day. during this ninth month of the Islamic calendar. Muslims are encouraged to read the entire Quran, pray/add a special nightly prayer, and donate to charity during the month. The Council on American-Islamic Relations has a number of online guides to read about Muslim religious practices: www.cair.com/resources/guides-to-muslim-religious-practices. The Islamic Center of Southern California, on Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles, has an “Islam 101” page on its website: www.islamiccenter.com/visitors-members/islam-101/

April 10

Holy Week and Easter at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church: Two offices for Palm Sunday, 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Holy Week: Maundy Thursday, 7 p.m. April 14. Good Friday, noon April 15. Great Easter Vigil, 7:30 p.m. April 16. Two Easter Sunday services, 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. April 17, followed by an Easter egg hunt for children, 11:30 a.m. Location, 3646 Coldwater Canyon Ave., Studio City. 818-763-9193. Email: [email protected]

Palm Sunday and Holy Wednesday at Prince of Peace Episcopal Church: Palm Sunday, services from 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Also, for Holy Week, a Eucharistic service on Wednesday, at 8 a.m. on April 13. Location, 5700 Rudnick Ave., Woodland Hills. 818-346-6968. www.popwh.org. www.facebook.com/POPWH. Details on Sunday and Holy Week services: www.popwh.org/hapenings.html

Holy Week and Easter at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church: Palm Sunday: 8.30 a.m. traditional and 11 a.m. contemporary. Holy Thursday: 6 p.m. Good Friday: 6:30 p.m. Easter services: 8:30 a.m. traditional and 11 a.m. contemporary. 8520 Winnetka Ave, Winnetka. 818-341-3460. www.notre-redempteur.org

Palm Sunday at the First Presbyterian Church in Granada Hills: Palm Sunday services, 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. The Spire Church’s April newsletter here: bit.ly/3IUTCDw. 10400 Zelzah Ave, Northridge. 818-360-1831. www.fpcgh.org

Palm Sunday at La Cañada Presbyterian Church: A traditional service, 9 a.m., and a contemporary service with orchestra and worship music, 10:30 a.m. In addition, the congregation presents its annual Palm Sunday concert “King of Kings” with choir and orchestra, 2 p.m. -concert, 1 p.m.). 626 Foothill Blvd., La Canada Flintridge. lacanadapc.org

Life is an activity, never stagnant: Reverend Michael McMorrow explains the message during services at 9:00 am and 10:30 am The center’s April theme is “Renewal”. Additionally, Reverend Michael McMorrow often gives a “mid-day reset,” around noon Monday through Friday on the center’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/csl.granadahills). Center for Spiritual Living-Granada Hills, 17622 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills. 818-363-8136. Check the center’s Facebook page here for updates from this Sunday: conta.cc/3jaTPrM

Dead end: Reverend Rob Denton explains the message, part of a series of “Road to Easter – Unleash the Good News” sermons, based on Matthew 26-28, during the 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services. West Christian Church Valley, 22450 Sherman Way, West Hills. 818-884-6480. www.facebook.com/westvalley.christianchurch; www.wvcch.org

Attitude Check – Palm Sunday: Pastor Timothy Jenks explains the message, based on Philippians 2:5-11, 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. www.facebook.com/canoga.park.lutheran.church; www.cplchurch.org

Palm Sunday/Passion Sunday at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church: Reverend Janet Hansted delivers the message, 9:30 a.m. Location, 5312 Comercio Way, Woodland Hills. 818-346-3070. www.stlukelutheran.com

What is the truth? – Palm Sunday: Rev. Joseph Choi delivers the message, based on John 18:31-40, at 10 a.m. (in English) and 11:30 a.m. (in Korean). The church’s April newsletter: bit.ly/36HMb5N. Northridge United Methodist Church, 9650 Reseda Blvd. 818-886-1555. www.facebook.com/northridgeumc. www.northridgeumc.org

Taxes = Patriotic contributions: Reverend Bill Freeman discusses the message online at 10 a.m. Find the Zoom link on the website. 616-796-5598. church-ish.org

Holy Week and Easter at Bethel Church: Palm Sunday, 10:00 a.m., and Good Friday Communion service at 8:00 p.m. on April 15. Two Easter services: Sunrise, 7:30 a.m., and Worship and Praise, 10:00 a.m. on April 17. children’s egg hunt after the 10 a.m. service. 10725 Penrose St, Sun Valley. 818-767-4488.

Palm Sunday/Passion Sunday at Woodland Hills Community Church (United Church of Christ): Reverend Craig Peterson delivers the message, 10 a.m. Recent announcements: bit.ly/31AhfP1. Location, 21338 Dumetz Road, Woodland Hills. Voicemail, 818-346-0820. Email: [email protected] www.facebook.com/whccucc; www.woodlandhillscommunitychurch.org

Announcing Jesus – Palm Sunday: Rev. Steve Peralta delivers the message, based on Luke 19:28-40, at 10:30 a.m. First United Methodist Church, 4832 Tujunga Ave., North Hollywood. 818-763-8231. Church updates: www.facebook.com/nohofumc1. Details on Sunday service and upcoming events: conta.cc/3JhevsT

Called to the imagination: Guest speaker Rev. Liz Murphy explains the message, with worship associate David Early, 10:30 a.m. Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church, 7304 Jordan Ave., Canoga Park. Voicemail, 818-887-6101. emersonuuc.org

This is your thing: Reverend Stephen Rambo explains the message, 10:30 a.m. Also available to watch on Facebook here: bit.ly/3NYBPiS. Center for Spiritual Living-Simi Valley, 1756 Erringer Road. 805-527-0870. www.facebook.com/cslsimi; www.cslsimi.org

I embrace the faith – Palm Sunday: Matt Toronto shares his thoughts on the April theme from Unity Burbank – Center for Spiritual Awareness, 11 a.m. The church’s April theme is based on Hebrews 11:1. Background to Unity, founded in the 1880s, here: www.unity.org. Burbank Unit, 637 S. Victory Blvd., Burbank. 818-841-4037. Facebook: www.facebook.com/unityburbank. Details on the church and services in the newsletter “Words of Light”: bit.ly/3DthRI5

April 14

Maundy Thursday at the Prince of Peace Episcopal Church: Two services: Communion service at noon, and also a Tenebrae and Communion service, 7 p.m. Location, 5700 Rudnick Ave., Woodland Hills. 818-346-6968. www.popwh.org. www.facebook.com/POPWH. Details on this week’s services: www.popwh.org/hapenings.html

Maundy Thursday at the First Presbyterian Church in Granada Hills: A soup dinner, 6:00 p.m., followed by a service, 7:00 p.m. Location, 10400 Zelzah Ave., Northridge. 818-360-1831. www.fpcgh.org

Witnesses – Judas Iscariot: Rev. Timothy Jens delivers the Maundy Thursday message at 6:30 p.m. Canoga Park Lutheran Church, 7357 Jordan Ave. 818-348-5714. www.facebook.com/canoga.park.lutheran.church; www.cplchurch.org

Maundy Thursday at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church: 7 p.m. Location, 5312 Comercio Way, Woodland Hills. 818-346-3070. www.stlukelutheran.com

Maundy Thursday at La Cañada Presbyterian Church: Traditional Service with Communion, 7 p.m. 626 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge. lacanadapc.org

April 15

Good Friday at Prince of Peace Episcopal Church: Two services: A prayer book service, at noon (in the sanctuary), and also Stations of the Cross, at 7 p.m. (Reasoner Family Center). 5700 Rudnick Ave, Woodland Hills. 818-346-6968. www.popwh.org. www.facebook.com/POPWH. Easter details and services: www.popwh.org/happenings.html

Good Friday at Canoga Park Lutheran Church: 6:30 p.m. Location, 7357 Jordan Ave. 818-348-5714. www.facebook.com/canoga.park.lutheran.church; www.cplchurch.org

Good Friday at the First Presbyterian Church in Granada Hills: 7 p.m. Read “The Spire” church’s April newsletter here for more details and Easter services on April 17: bit.ly/3IUTCDw. First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills, 10400 Zelzah Ave., Northridge. 818-360-1831. www.fpcgh.org

Good Friday and Easter at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church: 7:00 p.m. Also Easter service, 9:30 a.m. April 17. Location, 5312 Comercio Way, Woodland Hills. 818-346-3070. www.stlukelutheran.com

Good Friday at La Cañada Presbyterian Church: The Congregational Family Ministry Team leads an interactive contemporary service for all ages, 7 p.m. 626 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge. lacanadapc.org

Easter Services with Shepherd Church: The church has three locations offering Easter services. Porter Ranch: 7:00 p.m.; 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. on April 16; 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. April 17 (19700 Rinaldi St; 818-831-9333). Woodland Hills: 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. April 17 (5901 De Soto Ave.; 818-888-7501. Agua Dulce: 9 a.m. April 17 (34709 Agua Dulce Road; 661-268-1488).

April 17

Easter Sunrise Service at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks-Griffin Memorial Park: The Conejo Valley Interfaith Association sponsors the service with guest speakers from local churches and music, 6 a.m. free. Main building parking lot, 5600 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. 818-889-0902.

Easter with La Cañada Presbyterian Church: The church has four Easter services: “Risen Son” Sunrise Service, at 6:30 a.m. (at La Cañada Memorial Park, 1301 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge). On the church campus: traditional services with choir and orchestra, 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., and a contemporary service with the congregational praise orchestra, 11 a.m. An egg hunt for toddlers through grade six is ​​scheduled after the 11 a.m. service. The public is invited to one-two flowers to decorate a cross on the upper patio of the church. 626 Foothill Blvd., La Canada Flintridge. lacanadapc.org

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

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