Lutheran Church in the Foothills

Easter eggs and spring blooms will be in abundance at Lutheran Church in the Foothills this Sunday, March 31. LCIF will celebrate Easter beginning with an egg hunt and breakfast at 9 a.m. Worship will follow at 10 a.m. with Pastor Rick Hall. All are welcome. LCIF’s Easter Garden will be on display in the sanctuary. The annual tradition encourages congregants to donate plants and flowers in honor or remembrance of a loved one or simply given in the glory of God. In addition, LCIF will have its Easter flower cross erected in front of the church where people can place a cut flower, brought from home, on their way inside.

LCIF continues to live stream all services on its YouTube channel for those unable to attend in person.

Visit for event details, including small group gatherings and opportunities to serve. 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 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday.


Family Easter Celebration at La Crescenta Presbyterian

La Crescenta Presbyterian Church has a full calendar of family-friendly activities and worship services to celebrate Easter, all open to the community.

Maundy Thursday: Today, Thursday, March 28 a simple meal of soup, bread and oranges will be served at 5:30 p.m. followed by a worship service including communion at 7 p.m.

Good Friday: On Friday, March 29 a worship service beginning at 7 p.m. will be followed by a campfire vigil from 8 to 9 p.m., including the rolling of a giant boulder in front of the church, signifying the sealing of the tomb after Jesus’ death on the cross.

Holy Saturday Prayer Event: A 12-hour mini-prayathon hosted by Lift Up Crescenta Valley will take place on Saturday, March 30 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the chapel at La Crescenta Presbyterian. Participants from several churches in the area will pray continuously for revival, renewal and breakthrough.

Easter Sunday: On Sunday, March 31 LCPC will offer two opportunities to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ with an inspiring message by Pastor Mouris Yousef. A 9 a.m. service will feature contemporary worship led by church praise band, The Blessed. At 11 a.m., a brass section will join the choir, organist and pianist. 

All Easter events and services will take place on the La Crescenta Presbyterian campus at 2902 Montrose Ave. in La Crescenta. For more information, visit or call (818) 249-6137.


Registration Open for ‘The Art of Fatherhood’

Registration is open for the “The Art of Fatherhood: Fearless Fatherhood Through Authentic Identity,” offered to dads through La Cañada Presbyterian Church’s Parent Education Program.

The four-week Parent Express class will meet on Wednesday nights from 7-8:30 p.m. from April 10 to May 1 (with an optional dinner served at 6:15 p.m.), and is open to all dads, regardless of their children’s ages.

Inspired by Jamie Winship’s “Living Fearless,” this program is your guide to:

The class will meet in Pastor Chuck Osburn’s backyard in La Cañada with the option to arrive at 6:15 p.m. for social time and dinner. The $100 registration fee includes four nights of fatherhood support with other dads plus beer, pizza and a free copy of the book “Living Fearless” by former FBI agent Jamie Winship.

To register, visit For more information, call (818) 790-6708 x 205. 

La Cañada Presbyterian Church is located at 626 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada.


Mt. Olive Offers Community Luncheon, Breakfast Bible Study

Mt. Olive Lutheran Church reminds the public that all are invited to its monthly breakfast Bible study at Panera Bread Restaurant, 990 Town Center Dr., Suite A in La Cañada on the third Saturday of each month at 8:30 a.m. The Book of Ephesians is currently being studied. The church also hosts a community luncheon on the second Wednesday of each month through May. There is “wonderful food and amazing entertainment.” Cost is just $5.

All are invited.


All Invited to Support Group

Around the Rainbow, a support group for families of LGBTQIA individuals, meets monthly on the first and third Tuesday nights at Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church, 2700 Montrose Ave. in Montrose in room 24: church narthex. Gathering is at 6:30 p.m. and meeting is from 7-8 p.m. 

For more information, contact Jo Ann Stupakis at


Lift Up Crescenta Valley

Lift Up Crescenta Valley is back, and is having a “mini-prayathon” the day after Good Friday (some call it Holy Saturday) to pray. The 12-hour mini-prayathon is being held in the newly remodeled chapel at La Crescenta Presbyterian Church, 2902 Montrose Ave. on Saturday, March 30 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

To sign up, visit

People are being asked to commit to pray for at least 30 minutes. Three to four people minimum are hoped to be praying continuously for the whole 12-hour time.

Those who want to be a leader are asked to commit to one-hour time-slots.


Walk and Word

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 March 31. 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.