First United Methodist Church of North Hollywood on Tujunga Avenue. (Photo by Dean Musgrove/Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

Most religious congregation continue to hold services and classes/lectures online only due to the coronavirus pandemic concerns and restrictions.

Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered on July 13 that places of worship in counties such as Los Angeles and Ventura need to stop indoor services, once again, due to a surge in the number of people infected by the virus. Services and other religious gatherings may take place outdoors if social distancing and mask-wearing are observed.

Here is a sampling of upcoming services and events.

The Pasture Food Bank at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Tujunga: The parish’s food bank has reopened. Needy families may use the drive-thru line, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on the first and third Saturdays of the month. The public may donate canned and boxed food. The food pantry is co-sponsored the Sunland-Tujunga Elks, Lodge 2098. For more information about the food bank, Jim Lank, 818-367-4757.

St. Innocent Orthodox Church: The Rev. Yousuf Rassam leads the Great Vespers service, 5:30 p.m. Aug. 1 (watch on Facebook The Divine Liturgy is outdoors and open to the public, 9:30 a.m. Aug. 2. 5657 Lindley Ave., Tarzana. 818-881-1123. Church website:

Shepherd Church: Worship services, 6 p.m. Aug. 1 and 9 and 11 a.m. Aug. 2 ( The church is in Porter Ranch. Email:

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church: Two services on Aug. 2: An out-door traditional service in the Serenity Garden, 8:30 a.m. (must make a phone reservation by noon Aug. 1 to attend; see website for rules to follow; bring your own Bible), and a contemporary and live stream service, 11 a.m. (call to register for this service; 8520 Winnetka Ave., Winnetka. 818-341-3460.

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Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles: The daily Masses are live streamed from the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels, 7 a.m. (in Spanish) and 8 a.m. (in English); Sunday Masses are live streamed, 7 a.m. (in Spanish) and 10 a.m. (in English): For local parishes that live stream Mass: For more information:

A Life of Integrity: The Rev. Rob Denton delivers the message, part four of a five-part sermon series “Live Life Beyond,” based on the book “A Life Beyond Amazing” by David Jeremiah. Two services available on Aug. 2: Outdoor on the church lawn, 9 a.m. (bring your own blanket or chair, shade umbrella, wear a mask and practice social distancing); Online, 10:45 a.m. (go to website for link). Readings: James 4:10, 1; Luke 22:27; Peter 5:6; Romans 12:3. Also, an outdoor Saturday service, 6 p.m. Aug. 1. Register online for the 6 p.m. Aug. 1 and 9 a.m. Aug. 2 services ( West Valley Christian Church, 22450 Sherman Way, West Hills. 818-884-6480.;

First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills: The Rev. Jourdan Turner leads the live stream Sunday service, 9 a.m. Aug. 2 ( See website for church bulletin …read more

Source:: Los Angeles Daily News


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