Notes & Nods


Lutheran Church in the Foothills has extended its drive to collect desperately needed medical supplies for victims of the war in Ukraine. A list of the needed supplies, including specific types of bandages and antibiotic ointments, can be found on the LCIF website. Items can be dropped off at the church or ordered through a link posted on the church’s website. LCIF is partnering with St. Andrews Orthodox Ukrainian Church in Elysian Park to get the items where they are needed.

In the meantime, the “quilters” of LCIF are again meeting in person are welcoming donations of gently used flat cotton or cotton-poly blend sheets to use as backings for quilt tops. All sizes and colors are appreciated and can be dropped off at the church. The hand-sewn quilts are regularly donated to Lutheran World Relief and distributed throughout the world where they are used as bedding, simple tents or floor coverings.

With summer quickly approaching, LCIF reminds the community that its vacation Bible school will be held from June 27 to July 1 for preschoolers through sixth grade. The fun-filled program will run from 9 a.m. until noon. Look for the VBS link on the church’s website to register.

Pastor Chuck Bunnell will preach from the Gospel of John 13:31-35 on Sunday, May 15 at 10 a.m. Worship is held in person and live streamed on the church’s YouTube channel.

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.

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 15, 22 & 29. They 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.