Notes & Nods


Mother’s Day will be in full celebration at Lutheran Church in the Foothills on Sunday, May 14. During 10 a.m. worship, there will be special recognition to all women and prayer for all motherhood situations.

Sunday worship will be led by Rev. Charles Bunnell. LCIF has enjoyed the care of Pastor Chuck as interim pastor these past two years. On Sunday, May 21, Pastor Chuck will be joined by Rev. Richard “Rick” Hall at worship as part of discerning who will be LCIF’s next pastor. 

The community is invited to hear from Pastor Rick during 10 a.m. worship on May 21 and stay for fellowship afterward. There is a congregational meeting on June 4 to consider pastoral leadership.

Pastor Chuck, in the meantime, continues to serve and is available to anyone needing help, including visitation at home or in the hospital. The congregation is especially grateful for Pastor Chuck for coming out of retirement to serve LCIF during the lengthy call process. Lutheran Church in the Foothills continues to accept canned goods as well for its ongoing food drive to feed the hungry.

Visit for event details. 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.


Musical Variety Show ‘Strike Up the Band’ Coming May 21 

“Strike up the Band,” a musical variety show to benefit the La Crescenta Presbyterian Church Deacons Scholarship Fund, will take place Sunday, May 21 at 2 p.m. in the church’s sanctuary.

The concert will feature a 10-piece professional band and vocalists performing pop, rock, swing, jazz and gospel, as well as theme songs from film and television.

Suggested donation is $15 per person or $30 per family. The community is invited to enjoy the show and support the scholarship fund.

La Crescenta Presbyterian Church is located at 2902 Montrose Ave. in La Crescenta. For more information, visit or call (818) 249-6137.


Walk and Word

In May, 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 May 14, 21 & 28. 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.