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LaCan Pres Presents Concert

La Cañada Presbyterian Church’s Chancel Choir and Orchestra present the “Mozart Coronation Concert” on Sunday, April 17 at 4 p.m. The concert will feature four of Mozart’s works including “Coronation Mass in C Major C,” one of his most beloved religious compositions.

Tickets are $15 and available in advance at the church office (818) 790-6708 or from Lori MacDonald at (626) 794-1522; or purchased at the door. For further information, visit

La Cañada Presbyterian Church, 626 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada

“Overcoming Barriers to Wholeness” Classes Offered

St. Luke’s Anglican Church is holding classes on “Overcoming Barriers to Wholeness: Physical, Emotional, Mental, and Spiritual” on Friday, April 15 at 7 p.m. and continuing on the fourth Friday of every month. These classes, led by Rector Fr.  Rob Holman, take place at St. Luke’s Anglican Church offices, 3901 Foothill Blvd., first floor, La Crescenta. The monthly healing classes include music, teaching and healing prayer according to the Christian faith. Jesus loved to heal and St. Luke’s hope is to offer a healing touch to all who attend, including those suffering and seeking healing due to divorce or other relational issues. Every member of the community is welcomed and invited to attend.

For more information check or contact the St. Luke’s Anglican Church offices at (818) 249-5100.

LDS Hosting Celebration of Easter

“Faith, Hope and the Resurrection of Jesus Christ: A Celebration of Easter” is being given by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, La Crescenta Stake, on Saturday, April 16 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 17 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the LDS Church in Glendale. It is free and open to the public.

The Celebration features a special exhibition of original works of art interpreting the events and meaning of the first Easter season. These works are created primarily by local artisans and include expressions in every media. The exhibition will be on display both Saturday and Sunday evenings.

In addition to this major art exhibition, on Saturday evening several inspirational choral and instrumental numbers will be performed by a variety of local musicians and high school, community and church choirs. Some of these groups are the Crescenta Valley High School Charismatics, the Korean Latter-day Saint Chorus, a Filipino choir, and a string quartet.

The Celebration will continue on Sunday with a special concert given by the Southern California Mormon Choir. Since its formation in 1953, the choir has performed nationally and internationally, giving concerts that include classical, sacred, folk, patriotic and popular choral music. It is currently under the direction of Jan Bills, longtime Glendale resident.

Sunday’s presentation will also include a special Easter address to be given by Donald P. Tenney focusing on faith, hope and the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Tenney is a member emeritus of one of the leading councils of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Refreshments will be served at both Saturday and Sunday events. “Faith, Hope and the Resurrection of Jesus Christ: A Celebration of Easter” is free and open to public. For more information contact Robin Johnson,, (818) 458-9525.

LDS Church in Glendale, located on 1101 N. Central Ave.

Dr. Anthony Guest Speaker at Center for Spiritual Living

Popular holistic healer and public speaker Dr. Mark Anthony will be speaking at Center for Spiritual Living – La Crescenta on Monday, April 18 at 7 p.m. His presentation will center on health, happiness and longevity.

“Healthy and Happy – Now and at 100!” is a half hour talk offered as a public service and there is no charge. Among the topics covered:

Learn what four things kill most of us and how to prevent them.

Learn at least three ways to release stress.

Learn how to love what you do and do what you love.

Learn the one simple exercise that is never taught to us but is the healthiest one for us to do.

Learn about the amazing APOe gene diet that Wayne Dyer is using to cure his leukemia and that is being offered and taught for the first time in Southern California.

Learn how to get a good night’s sleep, how to be healthier and happier at 100 years old than you are today and much more!

Center for Spiritual Living is located at 4845 Dunsmore Ave., La Crescenta.

For further information, call the Center’s office at (818) 249-1045.

Lenten Penance Service

at St. Bede

St. Bede the Venerable Roman Catholic Church in La Cañada Flintridge will hold Fish and Forgiveness Reconciliation celebration and its annual Lenten Penance Service on Friday, April 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the church. The theme this year is “Jesus and the Joy of Reconciliation.” A complimentary fish and chips dinner will be held in the John XX111 room immediately following the Sacrament. All are cordially invited to attend this very special Lenten service. St. Bede pastor Monsignor Antonio Cacciapuoti is urging the public to attend and bring their entire family. There will be special breakout liturgies of the Word for elementary students and teens.

St. Bede the Venerable, 215 Foothill Blvd.,
La Cañada Flintridge