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Newsletter for August, 2017

From the Pastor

Beth and I had a very nice vacation at Big Bear Lake with our family. It was great to get away and be confronted with God’s amazing creation.  We had lots of activities planned for our grandchildren but what really caught their imagination were two tiny toads they found in the mud.  They kept the grandkids entertained the whole time, and why not?

Psalm 8 “Lord, our Lord,
    how majestic is your name in all the earth!

You have set your glory in the heavens.
Through the praise of children and infants
    you have established a stronghold against your enemies,
    to silence the foe and the avenger.
When I consider your heavens,
    the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
    which you have set in place,
what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
    human beings that you care for them?

God even created and cares for those poor little toads that, in the care of the grandkids, face an uncertain future.


Beth and  I will be driving up to Napa to visit my folks and some friends August 14-17 (Tuesday- Thursday)


About the Coming Month

“What do you Need?

The 9th Sunday after Pentecost, August 6, 2017 Matthew 14:13-21

“Don’t Be Afraid!”

The 10th Sunday after Pentecost, August 13, 2017 Matthew 14: 22-33

“Blood is Thicker”

The 11th Sunday after Pentecost, August 20, 2017 Matthew 15: (10-20), 21-28

“Upon this Rock”

The 12th Sunday after Pentecost, August 27, 2017  Matthew 16: 13-20


I will host our Collegium Thursday, August 3rd at Saint Andrews.


Pastor Bunnell will attend burial with full military honors for Marv Eide August 18th in Riverside


Lutheran Social Services Night at the Dodgers August 12


August 26 “Reformation Then and Now” at Saint Andrews

Dr. Lisa Dahill, a dynamic professor who teaches at California Lutheran University, will speak on the meaning of the protestant reformation the anniversary of which we will celebrate this coming October 31st.

All are invited to a Noon lunch at Saint Andrews, followed by an exciting lecture followed by questions and answers and coffee and dessert.   Thanks to Karen Tomlinson who will be in charge of the lunch.

Funds for the speaker and the lunch will be provided by our Synodical grant we received to celebrate the reformation.  All donations received for this event will go to buy farm animals through the Heifer Project.

PLEASE RSVP with Janet Shannon, parish secretary at St Andrews at 818-782-5953, or by replying  by email.



Lutheran Social Services Night at Dodgers Stadium is Saturday, August 12 for a came beginning at 6:10 P.M. Please sign up with Pastor Bunnell if you wish to go.


Martin Luther on Music

Author Andrea Valentino states that for Luther, “Religious music was not just for remote priests and choirs. Instead, it was “next to theology” and a “gift from God”. As such, it should be accessible to everyone. After all, he wrote, “by embellishing and ornamenting their tunes in wonderful ways, [singers could] lead others into a heavenly dance.” Anyone who disagreed “deserved to hear nothing but the braying of asses and the grunting of hogs!”


Lutheran Social Services of Southern California (LSSSC)

Lutheran Social Services Newsletter for July, 2017

Our Tea Party was Smashing!

80 people enjoyed great food, good fellowship and a warm welcome at St Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Granada Hills Saturday, June 24th.  One of the highlights of the lovely event was a fabulous teapot and teacup cake by Jennifer Jardine, a member at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in West Hills and the .  Twenty volunteers helped and the event raised $1,800.00 for Lutheran Social Services of Southern California. Thanks to all who came!

Annual Walkathon to Fight Hunger Saturday, October 7, 2017

We’ll again gather at LIFEhouse Church, 1855 Roscoe Blvd in Northridge for this fundraiser to fight hunger and homelessness.  Plan to gather sponsors and join in the effort. 

Annual Oktoberfest October 21 at Faith Lutheran, Canoga Park

Come for brats, beer, sauerkraut, and “oompah” music at Lutheran Social Services Oktoberfest party! Mark your calendars and plan to be there!

Introducing Mr. Mark Kuntz!

Mr. Kuntz is a senior director with Lutheran Social Services of Southern California. He works with the homeless throughout our area and focuses on meeting their needs. 

Office Times

For Clients – Monday Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

10 am-11:45 am and 1 pm-2:45 pm.


Donation Drop Off – Monday through Friday 9 am-3 pm.


21430 Strathern Street, Suite A, Canoga Park, CA 91304 818.901.9480 818.901.9482 fax www.lsscommunitycare.org

The Clergy and Police Council will meet Thursday, June 29th from 9:00 – 10:30 A.M. at Church on the Way, (Cornerstone Building)

14424 Sherman Way, Van Nuys, CA  91405









LWR & Emergency Operations

Natural and human-made disasters affect hundreds of millions of people each year, and the number of people at risk growing by 70-80 million annually.

The world’s poorest suffer most acutely, since they have the fewest resources to prepare for a crisis and to rebuild afterward.

LWR’s emergency operations are designed to address the most urgent and basic needs of these communities — including women and children, who are often the most vulnerable — while also promoting sustainable recovery and building resilience to future disasters.


LWR creates lasting partnerships with local communities throughout the world.

We help vulnerable communities:

  1. identify potential risks,
  2. build response capacities before emergencies,
  3. meet immediate needs following emergencies, and
  4. move toward long-term recovery and economic development.