What To Expect

A typical Alpha

Alpha runs in cafés, churches, universities, homes —you name it. No two Alphas look the same, but they generally have three key things in common: food, a talk and good conversation.


Food

Whether it’s a group of friends gathered around a kitchen table, or a quick catch-up over coffee and cake, food has a way of bringing people together. It’s no different at Alpha. We start with food, because it’s a great way to encourage community and get to know each other.


Talk

The talks are designed to engage and inspire conversation. Generally thirty minutes long, they can be given as a live talk or played as a video. They explore the big issues around faith and unpack the basics of Christianity, addressing questions such as Who is Jesus? and How can we have faith? 

Watch a talk


Discussion

Probably the most important part of any Alpha: the chance to share thoughts and ideas on the topic, and simply discuss it in a small group. There’s no obligation to say anything. And there’s nothing you can’t say. It’s an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective in an honest, friendly and open environment.


shared from https://AlphaUSA.org/about  (c) Alpha International



  • SUNDAY Worship  -  JUNE 13  -  10:00AM

    Please click on the picture to fill out the Registration Form.


    Be sure to click on the blue "REGISTER" button on the last screen of the online form, and a confirmation email will be sent to you indicating that your registration has been received.


    All state and local protocols will be followed for safety and social distancingAttendees must wear a mask at all times.

about us

Saint David's Church is an Anglican Church in Burbank, California.  We are a part of the Anglican Church in North America and we belong to the Diocese of Western Anglicans.  Saint David's is a church that is catholic (sacramental), evangelical (bible-believing), and charismatic (Spirit-led). 


Use the navigation list above or click on the following links to read more about What We Believe, our History, our Vision & Mission, our Clergy & Staff, our Vestry council, our Ministry Leaders, and browse a Photo Gallery of events in our community.

ST. David's Original covid-19 protocol

As Christians, we are called to have faith and courage as we face the challenging circumstances of the present, not giving in to fear but trusting in a God who is All-Loving, All-Mighty, and Always Present with us no matter what we face.  

 

As we are also citizens of this wonderful country, we all need to pay attention to the guidance of our leaders and other government officials, whether we are asked to stay at home, practice social distancing, or abide by other policies meant to provide for the welfare of all. Together, in unity, we can all prevail through this challenging situation. 

 

At St. David's, we are currently maintaining the following policies:

  • We strongly encourage everyone to abide by the guidelines set forth in the current Stay at Home Order from Los Angeles County. It is important to protect not only your own health and safety and that of your family, but to be mindful about the risk for each and every person in our communities and across the nation.
  • We are offering a Sunday service LiveStream at 10:00am via our website and Facebook, so that none of us needs to miss worshiping the Lord. We can still do this together, and even look to a more missional focus by inviting neighbors, family members, and friends anywhere in the world to join us via their computer, tablet, or smartphone. No special sign-up will be required. The service will include music, Scripture readings, sermon, prayers, and announcements as necessary. 
  • In keeping with County and State COVID-19 Orders. all our Bible Study classes, prayer groups, and other ministries are meeting via Zoom teleconference. We will continue to distribute food and other necessary items to the Family Promise Ministry during our scheduled weeks as a host congregation, while the families themselves are lodged in hotels by Family Promise of the Verdugos.
  • Our staff will all be working from home, but our office hours will remain the same, 8:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday. If you need to contact our office by phone, please continue to call us at (818) 846-8633 and leave us a message. You can use the contact form on this website to send us an email, or you can message us directly at the following email addresses:     FrAstor@stdavidsanglican.org,  Janet.Palmer@stdavidsanglican.org, or  Tanya.Oldson@stdavidsanglican.org.
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  • For additional information and instructions for making online donations and pledges, please visit our GIVING section.


We will continue to post updates as often as possible, and keep each one of you in our prayers. Our trust is in God, our hope is in Him, and our lives are wrapped up in who He is and what He has promised to us through His Son, Jesus Christ. So we say be faithful! Be of good courage! Be persevering in prayer and in works of mercy toward those who need mercy. Serve one another, and love your neighbors and those who may find themselves in need.  Shine brightly and let your light shine to all in faith. God bless you. 



MINISTRY LEADERS

  • debbie van ausdal

    family promise

    Debbie was born and raised in Tujunga, California. In 2015 she retired as a Preschool Teacher/Administrator after 45 years in the field. Debbie and David, her husband of 39 years who died recently, loved sharing the Lord especially with Youth Groups. They also participated in The Lord's Kitchen, Food and Clothes Closet, and Family Promise. Debbie enjoys being with her family, friends and Godchildren, walking at the Beach, Descanso Gardens, and reading. She looks forward to being able to continue in the events that honor the Lord.

  • brenda chan

    family promise

    Brenda, born and raised in California, has been a teacher since 1994. She joined St. Jude's after finishing college and became a member of St. David's in 2016 when the two congregations merged. She has been deeply blessed through various areas of involvement, including community ministries such as Family Promise. She is very grateful for her family, friends, and a church community that shares God’s heart of love.

  • alex & deanna falo

    Cancer care ministry

    Alex was born in Miami, FL. After serving in the U.S. Army in Germany, Alex moved to California to pursue a career in finance. Having been in that field since 1982, he has served since 1996 as a senior manager and chief credit officer for an independent small business lender. Deanna was born and raised in California. She has spent her adult life working in the accounting field, and loves her church and church family. Alex and Deanna have been married since 1987 and have two lovely daughters, Alana and Olivia. They enjoy spending time with friends and family, living out a healthy lifestyle and playing golf with friends.




spiritual disciplines series

Click on the image below to watch the introduction to Fr. Jose's Spiritual Disciplines Series, or follow the link to our full Spiritual Disciplines Playlist.

other sermon videos

Click on the images below to watch a Sermon Video from one of our special services, or follow these links for our Special Services and Advent/Christmas YouTube playlists.

  • Good Friday Sermon - 2021

    "Meet Me At The Cross" 

    by The Rev. Steve Kennedy

  • MAUNDY THURSDAY SERMON - 2021

    "He Loved Them To The End" 

    by the Rev. Astor Yelangueuzian

  • Ash Wednesday sermon - 2021

    "Our Worship Hidden In The Life Of God" 

    by the Rev. Astor Yelangueuzian

  • CHRISTmas Eve sermon - 2020

    "Christ, The Savior, Was Born For You" 

    by the Rev. Astor Yelangueuzian

  • NOON CHat with Fr. Astor

    Wednesdays at 12:00 pm  


    Please click on the photo to fill out the registration form if you would like to participate.

  • LA DEAnery sharing and listening form

    CLICK HERE to complete the Los Angeles Deanery Sharing and Listening Form for Laity.

  • March 21 sermon

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  • March 28 sermon

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  • APRIL 4 Sermon

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   COVID-19 INFO
       WEDNESDAY PRAYER             LENT DEVOTIONAL     

Please go to our COVID-19
Resources Page for more
about our current policies and
practices, additional links,
official news and orders from
  from the Los Angeles County
  Department of Public Health.


        God meets us where we are -
       He calls us, He causes us to come
         to Him, He causes us to pray!
        Join our weekly prayer group
         as we seek, ask, and knock.
       Meets via Zoom on Wednesdays
        from 7:00 to 8:00pm

        We recommend this daily
       online devotional study for the
        Season of Lent. Provided by
       the Trinity School for Ministry,
        a seminary in the Anglican
        tradition. Each day's readings
        are posted on the study page

LEARN MORE                       LEARN MORE                       GO TO LINK  

  

** SUNDAY SERVICES ONLINE ONLY AT 10AM**


Thursday Afternoon Outdoor In-Person Services at 2:00pm

  • Ladies Fellowship Zoom - March 9

    We invite the ladies of the church to get together for our first event in 2021. We’ll be enjoying a Zoom Fellowship on the evening of Tuesday, March 9 from 6:30-8:00pm. It will be a casual gathering to catch up, pray for each other, have some fun, and share ideas about our plans for future events. For those who may not feel comfortable being on Zoom, you can also call in and join the event by phone. If you're already on our mailing list, The Zoom link/phone number will be emailed to you a few days prior to the event, no registration required.  If you don't receive the link, please send us a message using the contact form below.

From the North

Simi Valley, Santa Clarita Valley, North San Fernando Valley:  

Take the 5 Freeway South and exit onto Alameda Avenue East.  

Turn left onto Glenoaks Boulevard and proceed to the church.  

 

From the South

Los Angeles, Inland Empire, Orange County: 

Take the 5 Freeway North and exit onto Alameda Avenue East. 

Turn left onto Glenoaks Boulevard and proceed to the church. 

 

From the East

Glendale, Pasadena, San Gabriel Valley:  

Take the 134 Freeway West to the 5 Freeway North and exit

onto Alameda Avenue East. 

Turn left onto Glenoaks Boulevard and proceed to the church.  


From the West

North Hollywood, Woodland Hills, San Fernando Valley: 

Take the 134 Freeway East to Victory Blvd. Exit  (turn left onto Victory) 

Turn right onto Alameda Avenue. Turn left onto Glenoaks Boulevard

and proceed to the church.  

 

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Welcome FR. astor

our new assistant rector

This past June, Fr. Jose announced that our Vestry had called the Rev. Dcn. Astor Yelangueuzian to fill the position of Rector upon Fr. Jose's retirement at the end of 2020, and to serve as Assistant Rector until the transition is complete.

 

As a 30-year resident of Los Angeles, Fr. Astor has a great love for this city and is extremely passionate about sharing the good news of Jesus with his community. Soon after completing his ThM degree in New Testament studies from Princeton Theological Seminary, he took up Holy Orders and was ordained to the Deaconate in 2018, and then to the Priesthood on August 29 of this year. He and his lovely wife, Narineh, are the blessed parents of two sons, Sebastian and John-Paul.


On Sunday, August 2, Fr. Astor shared his personal testimony during our 10am Service.  (See the Video HERE or listen to the Audio HERE.)  We continue to extend a warm welcome to the Yelangueuzian family and look forward to hearing more from Fr. Astor in the coming weeks!

please click here for the rector's welcome video

Please allow me to be the first one to welcome you to St. David’s. We are very conscious of the fact that one of the reasons for which we exist is to serve you and we commit ourselves to such a calling.  As you search through this site you will become fairly familiar with our Church and our ministries, but the true spirit and personality of St. David’s can only be known and felt as you visit our Church. You will find some of the friendliest and most committed people anywhere. You will feel and know the love of God among our members, so we invite you to come and worship with us. In the mean time, please let us know how we might serve you. If you have questions about any of our ministries or the Scriptures or the Christian faith, please do not hesitate to ask us. We want to be available to you. Thank you for visiting our church through this site. We pray the Lord’s blessings upon you. 

 
Fr. Jose Poch, Rector
   
CLICK HERE TO ASK FR. JOSE A QUESTION


On Sunday, December 27, at 10am St. David’s Church will have an outside worship service in the parking lot of the Burbank Seventh-day Adventist Church where we normally worship (710 S. Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank CA 91502).


CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL PROTOCOL 

and DIRECTIONS for this Sunday's outdoor service.


This will be Fr. Jose's last Sunday preaching and celebrating the Holy Eucharist as the Senior Rector/Priest at St. David's (not his last as a member/visiting Priest) before he retires, and we wanted to make sure we made it possible for us to be there to celebrate this day with him and his family. We made this decision with a great deal of thought, deliberation, and prayer.


The service will also be livestreamed for all those who cannot attend or do not feel comfortable gathering in person at this time. To participate in the livestream worship, you can visit the Media Page here on our website, or you can join us on facebook.com/SaintDavidsAnglican.