Notes & Nods


Lutheran Church in the Foothills will celebrate its 75th anniversary on Sunday, Feb. 19 beginning at 10 a.m. LCIF will commemorate the milestone with a special worship, followed by a catered luncheon and a walk down memory lane. Special guests will include former longtime LCIF pastor Bruce Johnson (2002-2014) and his wife Gwen as well as Rev. Brenda Bos, bishop of the Southwest California Synod of the ELCA. All are welcome to attend. Those attending the luncheon are kindly asked to RSVP by contacting the church’s office.

LCIF encourages attendees to bring canned goods to help feed the hungry. Donations to food pantries typically drop after Christmas and, according to LCIF, there is a particular need at this time in Lake View Terrace. The food collected will be delivered to Heart of the Canyon Church for distribution. Canned goods can be dropped off during Sunday’s worship service or at anytime during the week.

Visit for event details. Weekly Sunday worship is held at 10 a.m. in person and online. For more information or to request/offer help, email or call (818) 790-1951.

The church is located at 1700 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada Flintridge. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday.


Wahlberg To Make Presentation

Melanie Wahlberg, practitioner of Christian Science healing and international speaker, will present her talk, “Giving Freely of Ourselves and What We All Gain” on Saturday, March 11 at 3 p.m. at 2406 Honolulu Ave. The talk will focus on universal healing precepts found in the Holy Bible, especially in Christ Jesus’ life and teachings, and show how they are available for anyone to understand and experience.

The event is free, open to the community and is sponsored by two Churches of Christ, Scientist – in Montrose and Glendale. For additional information call (818) 249-8807.;


Walk and Word

In February, Walk and Word participants will meet in the parking lot of Deukmejian Wilderness Park, 3429 Markridge Road in La Crescenta/Glendale at 8 a.m. on Feb. 19 and 26. Participants will walk for the first hour and then gather to read a selection of Scripture. About a half hour will be spent journaling about what was read and then there will be conversation, sharing thoughts.

Participants are asked to bring something to write with, anything wanted to eat or drink, and a chair to use for the writing part of the morning. Because people will be outdoors and social distancing will be practiced, masks will be optional.

Those with questions can email Jeanne at

All are welcome. If the hike is too strenuous, there are level paths at the park. There are ramps from the parking lot to the field where the group gathers after the hike.