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Online worship services in a time of pandemic

Many additional congregations are streaming Sunday and weekday services. To add your church’s offerings to this list, send information to news@ladiocese.org.

Please note: It is not usually necessary to have a Facebook account to view live or recorded videos on Facebook (although some problems have been reported). YouTube videos are available to all; no account or log-in is necessary.

Two diocesan services will celebrate the joy of Christmas

On Christmas Day, Bishop Diane M. Jardine Bruce and Canon Stephen Bruce invite the diocesan community to join them for “Christmas Around the Creche,” a multilingual celebration of the Nativity featuring readers and musicians from congregations throughout the diocese. The service will be livestreamed at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 25. “We’ll have all the languages in which services are conducted in the diocese,” says Bruce, including English, Korean, Spanish, Mandarin and more.

On the first Sunday after Christmas, Bishop John Harvey Taylor will officiate at a “Festival of Lessons and Carols for Christmas,” featuring multilingual readings and carols from all ten deaneries in the diocese. The service, to be livestreamed at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 27, will include a meditation by Bishop Taylor and a virtual celebration of Holy Eucharist.

Both offerings will be available via the diocese’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. No prior registration or signup will be needed to view the services, which also will be available on demand after their initial airings.

 Streaming Sunday services

Altadena, Saint Mark’s Church
Podcast: “Saint Mark’s Church, Altadena, on Air”
Liturgy of the Word: music, prayers, Sunday readings, sermon.
On demand: posted early every Sunday morning).
Available on YouTube, Apple Podcast, and other podcast apps.

Beaumont, St. Stephen’s Church
9:15 a.m. Morning Prayer with Sermon
Streaming here

Beverly Hills, All Saints’ Church
10 a.m. Morning Prayer
Streaming here (Facebook)  or here (website)

Big Bear, St. Columba’s Church
Sunday worship (posting time varies)
Streaming here (YouTube)

Camarillo, St. Columba’s Church
9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship. During May St. Columba’s will join Mount Cross Lutheran Church on Sunday mornings for worship; their clergy will share preaching and presiding roles.
Streaming here (Facebook)
Bulletins here

Corona del Mar, St. Michael and All Angels
Click here for service offerings

El Segundo, St. Michael the Archangel Church
Click here for service offerings

Fullerton, Emmanuel Church
10 a.m. Morning Prayer
Streaming here (Facebook Live)

Glendora, Grace Church
Morning Prayer (Any time after 8 a.m.)
Streaming here (YouTube)

Granada Hills, St. Andrew & St. Charles Church
10 a.m. Morning Prayer
On demand (YouTube) here

Hermosa Beach, St. Cross Church
10 a.m. Ante-Communion (Ministry of the Word)
Streaming here (website), here (Facebook) or here (YouTube)

Huntington Beach, St. Wilfrid of York Church
Morning Prayer
On demand here

Irvine, St. Andrew’s Church
Click here for service offerings

Laguna Beach, St. Mary’s Church
8 a.m. Morning Prayer
Streaming here (Facebook) and here (Instagram)
Service leaflets here

La Crescenta, St. Luke’s Church
10 a.m. Complete Worship with Spiritual Communion (English).
Join our growing community of people from around the world in a service that is diverse, participatory, and full of color and inspiring music.
Contact agallardo@stlukeslacrescenta.org for Zoom Link, or join us via Facebook Live here

12 p.m. Misa Completa con Comunión Espiritual (Español)
Únase a esta comunidad en crecimiento con gente de todo el mundo en un servicio que es diverso, participativo, honra nuestras tradiciones, y está lleno de color y música inspiradora.
Contacte a agallardo@stlukeslacrescenta.org para el enlace de Zoom, o se puede unir por Facebook Live aquí.

Laguna Hills, St. George’s Church
Morning Prayer
On-demand here (website)

Lompoc, St. Mary’s Church
9 a.m. virtual Eucharist
The Rev. Michael Cunningham, rector, presiding
Streaming here (Facebook)

Long Beach, St. Gregory’s Church
10:15 a.m. Modified Eucharist (Liturgy of the Word with Sermon, hymn)
The Rev. Michael Fincher, presiding
Streaming here (Facebook)
Bulletins are available here

Los Angeles (Westwood), St. Alban’s Church
9 a.m. Morning Prayer with Sermon
Streaming here (website),  here (YouTube)  and here (Facebook)

Los Angeles, St. Athanasius Church
9 a.m. Morning Prayer (Spanish)
Zoom meeting here (meeting #942-4065-7039); here (Facebook Live) and here (website)
The Very Rev. Frank Alton presides and preaches each Sunday. Julio Alvarado provides music for the hymns and the sung Lord’s Prayer via recorded guitar and voice. The service includes live virtual sharing of the Peace and Prayers of the People, and fellowship following the service.

11 a.m. Morning Prayer (English)
Zoom meeting here (meeting #993-3862-4186); here (Facebook Live) and here (website)
The Very Rev. Frank Alton presides and preaches each Sunday. The organist is Evan Griffith. The cantor is Rachel Labovitch. The service starts with an organ prelude, and includes three hymns, a chanted psalm, a solo by the cantor, and live virtual sharing of Prayers, the Peace, and breakout rooms after the service.

Los Angeles, St. James in-the-City Church
10:30 a.m. English
12:30 p.m. Korean
Streaming here

Los Angeles, St. John’s Cathedral
9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Christian Education
11 a.m. Sunday Morning Prayer
8 p.m. 1st & 3rd Sunday Night Compline
Streaming here (Facebook).  Recordings of other services are on St. John’s YouTube channel here.

Los Angeles (Mariposa-Koreatown), St. Mary’s Church
10 a.m. Morning Prayer (English)
12 p.m. Morning Prayer (Spanish)
The Rev. Laurel Coote, presiding
Streaming here (Facebook Live)

Los Angeles (Hollywood), St. Thomas the Apostle Church
10:30 a.m. Eucharist
Streaming here (Facebook)

Newport Beach, St. James’ Church
10 a.m., Holy Eucharist
The Rev. Canon Cindy Evans Voorhees, vicar, preaching and presiding
Streaming and on-demand here

Oxnard, All Saints Church / Iglesia de Todos los Santos
9:15 Morning Prayer (English)
11:15 Oracion Matutina (Espanol)
Celebrant: Melissa Campbell-Langdell, rector
Music: Dr. Ted Lucas and others
Streaming here (Facebook)

Pacific Palisades, Parish of St. Matthew
9 a.m. Morning Prayer
Streaming here

Pasadena, All Saints Church
11 a.m. Children’s Chapel / Holy Eucharist / Virtual Coffee Hour (English)
1 pm – Holy Eucharist (English/Spanish) / Virtual Coffee Hour
Instructions are here. (Check early in order to sign into Zoom)

Placentia, Church of the Blessed Sacrament
1314 North Angelina Drive, Placentia 92870-3442
Information here
9 a.m. Sunday Worship in-person limited to 60 people) and online
Streaming here (Facebook)

Rancho Santa Margarita, St. John Chrysostom Church
9 a.m. Morning Prayer with music
Services are on Zoom, and require a password. For information contact the Rev. Christopher Potter, vicar, at cpotter@stjohns-es.org

Riverside, All Saints Church
8 a.m. Morning Prayer
10 a.m. Morning Prayer
Streaming here (Facebook)

San Clemente, St. Clement’s by the Sea Church
10 a.m. Worship
Links to video here (Facebook)
Service in English and Spanish

San Gabriel, Church of Our Saviour
7:45 a.m. Morning Prayer (Rite 1)
10:15 a.m. Morning Prayer (Rite 2)
The Rev. Jeff Thornberg, rector, presiding
Streaming here

San Juan Capistrano, St. Margaret’s Church
Prerecorded services here.
For more information, visit the website here.

San Marino, St. Edmund’s Church
10 a.m. Sunday Morning Prayer with organ and choir soloists
Streaming here (YouTube Premiere)

San Pedro, St. Peter’s Church
10 a.m. with music
Streaming here (Facebook)

Santa Barbara, All Saints by-the-Sea Church
Morning Prayer with sermon
On demand: click here for directions and links.

Santa Barbara, Christ the King Church
9:15 a.m. Sunday worship (introductions followed by service at 9:30 a.m.)
Streaming here (Zoom)
Worship information is here.  In-person outdoor liturgies are also held on Sundays: click here for information.

Santa Barbara, Trinity Church
Click here for current service offerings
To view past services, click here.

Santa Clarita, St. Stephen’s Church
10:00 a.m. Morning Prayer with Sermon
The Rev. Christopher Montella, presiding
Streaming here (Facebook)
Bulletins are available here

Santa Monica, St. Augustine’s Church
10:30 a.m. worship
Streaming here (Facebook)

Santa Paula, St. Paul’s Episcopal and Emmanuel Lutheran Church
10 a.m. Eucharist, online and socially-distanced in-person at 117 N. 7th Street, Santa Paula CA 93060.
Streaming here (Facebook)
Priest/pastor is the Rev. Cindy Jew; guest lay preacher Larry Brogdin is featured once a month.

Sierra Madre, Church of the Ascension
9 a.m. Morning Prayer with sermon (English)
The Rev Canon Michael A. Bamberger and the Rev. Joshua McGuffie, presiding alternately
Streaming here (Facebook)

Tustin, St. Paul’s Church
Click here for service offerings

Upland, St. Mark’s Church
10 a.m. Spiritual Communion
Streaming here (Facebook)
Service are archived here.

Ventura, St. Paul’s Church
10: 15 a.m. Sunday Service: music, scripture, sermon, spiritual communion
Streaming here (You Tube) and here (Facebook)
Weekly video series here

Woodland Hills, Prince of Peace Church
10 a.m. Sunday Spiritual Communion with Children’s Time, Homily, and remote choir
Streaming here (YouTube)
Bulletins here
Hymns here
The Rev. Rand Reasoner, the Rev. Steve Dean, the Rev. Onesmus Tayebwa,  Pastor Kathie Clark, and Deacon George Packer rotate offerings each week, along with parishioners offering Prayers of the People and readings.

Weekday and special services

Beaumont, St. Stephen’s Church
10 a.m. Morning Prayer with announcement of community concerns
7 p.m. Compline (prerecorded)
Streaming here

Beverly Hills, All Saints’ Church
6 p.m. Daily Compline
Streaming here (Facebook)

Camarillo, St. Columba’s Church
Second Fridays, 7 p.m. Celtic Contemplative Prayer
Fourth Sundays, 5:30 p.m. Taizé worship
Streaming here (Facebook)
Bulletins here

El Segundo, St. Michael the Archangel Church
Click here for service offerings

Fullerton, Emmanuel Church
Monday – Saturday 8 a.m. Morning Prayer
Monday – Saturday 5 p.m. Evening Prayer
Streaming here (Facebook)

Hermosa Beach, St. Cross Church
Nightly 7 p.m. Compline
Streaming here (Facebook)

La Crescenta, St. Luke’s Church
Tuesdays, 7 p.m.
Bible Study “Un Tal Jesús” (Spanish)
Contact agallardo@stlukeslacrescenta.org for Zoom Link.
Along with other members of the diocese, learn about the historical and cultural context of the scriptures acted in a radionovela, with humor, daily language and a Latin American flavor.

Martes, 7 p.m.
Estudio Bíblico “Un Tal Jesus” en Español
Contacte a agallardo@stlukeslacrescenta.org para el enlace de Zoom.

Wednesdays, 7 p.m. Bible Study based on “The Way of Love”
Bilingual (Spanish/English)
Meditate on the Scriptures for the following Sunday by using the Principles of the Way of Love.
Contact agallardo@stlukeslacrescenta.org for Zoom Link.

Miércoles, 7 p.m. Estudio Bíblico basado en “El Camino del Amor”
Bilingüe (Inglés/Español)
Medite las Escrituras para el Domingo siguiente usando los Principios del Camino del Amor.
Contacte a agallardo@stlukeslacrescenta.org para el enlace de Zoom.

Thursdays, 7.30 p.m. Book Club
Join this group of pilgrims in their journey of personal and spiritual growth. Together, select and read books that challenge you to be your very best, just as God wants you to live. Contact Mary Ann Laun at maryannlaun@yahoo.com for Zoom link.

Fridays, 7 p.m. Evening Prayer – An Order of Compline
Bilingual (Spanish/English)
What better way to end your work week (even if you worked from home) than with prayer, scripture and reflection?
Contact agallardo@stlukeslacrescenta.org for Zoom Link, or join us via Facebook Live here

Viernes, 7 p.m. – Oración Nocturna – Oficio de Completas
Bilingüe (Inglés/Español)
Qué mejor manera de terminar la semana de trabajo (así haya trabajado de casa) que con Oración, Escrituras y Reflexión.
Contacte a agallardo@stlukeslacrescenta.org para el enlace de Zoom, o se puede unir por Facebook Live aquí.

Lompoc, St. Mary’s Church
Wednesdays 6 p.m. Compline and Book of Common Prayer Studies
The Rev. Michael Cunningham, rector, presiding
Streaming here (Facebook)

Long Beach, St. Gregory’s Church
Monday through Fridays: 5 p.m. Evening Prayer
The Rev. Michael Fincher, presiding
Streaming here (Facebook)
Bulletins are available here

Long Beach, St. Thomas of Canterbury Church
Monday – Friday 9 a.m. Morning Prayer (Rite II)
Streaming here (Facebook)

Los Angeles, St. John’s Cathedral
Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30 p.m. Evening Prayer
Streaming here (Facebook).

Los Angeles (Mariposa-Koreatown), St. Mary’s Church 
Wednesday 8 p.m. Compline (English)
Wednesday 8:30 p.m. Compline (Spanish)
The Rev. Laurel Coote, presiding
Streaming here (Facebook Live)
Friday 12 p.m. Conversation and Check-in
Streaming here (Facebook Live)

Los Angeles (Hollywood), St. Thomas the Apostle Church
Tuesday 7 p.m. Eucharist
Wednesday 7 p.m. Eucharist
Saturday 5 p.m. Eucharist
Streaming here (Facebook)

Pacific Palisades, Parish of St. Matthew
Wednesday 10 a.m. Morning Prayer
Streaming here

Rancho Santa Margarita, St. John Chrysostom Church
Monday, 9 a.m. Morning Prayer
Tuesday 8 p.m. Evening Prayer
Wednesday, 9 a.m. Morning Prayer
Thursday, 8 p.m. Evening Prayer
Friday, 9 a.m. Morning Prayer
Saturday, 8 p.m. Evening Prayer
Services are on Zoom, and require a password. For information contact the Rev. Christopher Potter, rector, at cpotter@stjohns-es.org

Riverside, All Saints’ Church
Fridays – 12 p.m. Sacred Music
Streaming here (Facebook)

San Gabriel, The Community of Divine Love Monastery
The Sacred Journey Zoom Community
Wednesdays 7 – 8 p.m.
“Guided by the life and teachings of Jesus, we are a safe and sacred space where we can gather in community explore critical and relevant issues of faith and spirituality in a small-group setting. All are welcome.”
For Zoom link, email to br.dennis@aol.com

San Gabriel, Church of Our Saviour
Nightly 6 p.m. Compline
Wednesday 11:30 a.m. Morning Prayer
The Rev. Jeff Thornberg, rector, presiding
Streaming here

San Marino, St. Edmund’s Church
Streaming here (YouTube Premiere)

San Pedro, St. Peter’s Church
Nightly 9 p.m. Compline
Streaming here (Facebook)

Santa Barbara, Trinity Church
Click here for service offerings

Santa Monica, St. Augustine’s Church
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 8 a.m. Worship
Streaming here (Facebook)

Sierra Madre, Church of the Ascension
Wednesdays 5:40 –  Evening Prayer (English)
The Rev. Joshua McGuffie, presiding
Music by Jobi McGuffie
Streaming here (Facebook)

Upland, St. Mark’s Church
Wednesdays 7:30 p.m. Taizé service
For log-in information email to parishadmin@stmarks-upland.org   
Services are archived here.

Woodland Hills, Prince of Peace Church
Morning Office daily (Monday – Saturday)
Streaming here (website)

Stillpoint: The Center for Christian Spirituality
Weekday Daily Centering Prayer 5:30 – 6 p.m.
Zoom links here

The Top 10 Reasons to Attend Online Church

By Tim Schenck

  1. You can wear your PJs to church.
  2. Drink coffee DURING the sermon to stay awake.
  3. Hungry? Don’t wait for coffee hour. Grab that donut RIGHT NOW!
  4. Every Sunday is the Blessing of the Animals.
  5. Bad hair day? Who cares!
  6. You can scroll through Facebook during the “boring parts.”
  7. La-Z-Boy > Uncomfortable pew.
  8. Seven year itch? “Cheat” on your pastor by tuning in to another church’s service without even breaking one of the 10 Commandments!
  9. No kneeling. Or standing, for that matter.
  10. Keeping connected to God and your community during this unprecedented time.

The Rev. Tim Schenck is rector of St. John the Evangelist Church, Hingham, Massachusetts, and creator of Lent Madness.