Notes & Nods

This Week at LCIF  Lutheran Church in the Foothills invites the community to worship in the church’s Worship Center. Interim pastor Chuck Bunnell will lead worship on this fourth Sunday of Advent with a sermon entitled “Oh, Come, Oh, Come, Emmanuel” on Sunday, Dec. 19 at 10 a.m. The service will also be live-streamed on […]

Local YMCA Responds to Community’s Spiritual Needs with Chaplain Services

In an effort to provide spiritual guidance and continuously enhance the well-being of the community, the YMCA of the Foothills has reopened its chaplain services offering devotion and prayer to all on the first Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. in the Samuelson Chapel located at the Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA. In December, Pastor Randy […]

Notes & Nods

This Week at LCIF  Lutheran Church in the Foothills invites the community to worship in the church’s Worship Center. Interim pastor Chuck Bunnell will lead worship on this third Sunday of Advent with a sermon entitled “Hark the Glad Sound” on Sunday Dec. 12 at 10 a.m. The service will also be live-streamed on the […]

Spiritually Speaking

Question: We have a beloved aunt who is now 93. She is really in good health for her age. She still drives and attends our family gatherings. By the way, she is a safe driver and hasn’t had a ticket since the mid-1980s, which she said wasn’t fair. What concerns us is that she keeps […]

Food – Lots of Food – and Knowledge Shared at Hanukkah Event

Food – Lots of Food – and Knowledge Shared at Hanukkah Event

On late afternoon Monday, Memorial Park in La Cañada was the site of a festival of lights. The Chabad of La Crescenta invited the entire Crescenta Valley community to share and learn about the Jewish holiday, Hanukkah. Volunteers offered face painting and the chance for guests to decorate their own dessert, plus be entertained by dancing dreidels […]

Notes & Nods

This Week at LCIF  Lutheran Church in the Foothills invites the community to worship in the church’s Worship Center. Interim pastor Chuck Bunnell will lead worship on this second Sunday of Advent with a sermon entitled “On Jordan’s Banks the Baptist’s Cry” on Sunday Dec. 5 at 10 a.m. The service will also be live-streamed […]

Notes & Nods

This Week at LCIF  Lutheran Church in the Foothills invites the community to worship in the church’s Worship Center. New interim pastor Chuck Bunnell will lead worship on this first Sunday of Advent with a sermon entitled “Rejoice, Rejoice, Believers” on Sunday on Nov. 28 at 10 a.m. The service will also be live-streamed on […]

Spiritually Speaking

Question: Even though her father and I thought we took precautions to avoid COVID, our youngest daughter, age 7, became very ill with the virus. She was in the hospital and on a ventilator. We’re not certain where she became infected. Praise God she is well and at home after a month of treatment. Now […]

Notes & Nods

Local Food Pantry Available The Pasture, a food bank that serves the community and is held at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Tujunga, is open to the pubic on the first and third Saturdays of the month. Food is given out from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Free to all who are in need! […]

The Hunt for the Jug of Oil

The Hunt for the Jug of Oil

What did the candles say after the menorah complained about it getting too hot? “Look – a talking menorah!” Starting a sermon or a Torah essay with a joke is a Jewish custom that dates back to the Talmudic times. The Talmud describes how Rabba – one of the most prominent sages of the Talmud […]