Notes & Nods

This Week at LCIF 

Lutheran Church in the Foothills invites the community to worship in the church’s Worship Center. On Sunday, Oct. 10 at 10 a.m. Pastor Scott Peterson will lead worship with a message titled “Leading It Right” as he wraps up his sermon series on “Right-eousness” at Lutheran Church in the Foothills in La Cañada Flintridge. The service will also be live-streamed at 10 a.m. on the church’s YouTube channel. For those unable to attend or watch live, the videos will be available on the website, Facebook page and YouTube channel later in the week. 

Sunday school for grades one through four begins Oct. 10. Kids will meet in the Worship Center at 10 a.m. then head to the Youth Room for a time of play and study.

The church is collecting non-perishable food and clean, gently used clothing to distribute to local people in need. Please bring the items to the church office lobby during office hours.

Visit the church’s website at for details on all of the events happening including small group gatherings and opportunities to serve.

The church office is located at 1700 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada Flintridge and is generally open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact the office via email at or call (818) 790-1951 for details, information, offering help or requesting help.


Fall Classes at La Crescenta Presbyterian

The community is invited to La Crescenta Presbyterian Church’s weekly Praise and Education for Adults and Kids (PEAK) series. 

Bring the family every Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. for a delicious low-cost meal. Then from 6:30-7:30 p.m., choose from a variety of classes for adults and children.

This fall’s adult classes include “Gracious Conversations About God, Ethnicity and the Church,” “The Letter to the Hebrews” and two small groups, one focusing on marriage and the other on parenting.

For more information about the church’s PEAK programming, contact the church at (818) 249-6137.

La Crescenta Presbyterian is located at 2902 Montrose Ave. in La Crescenta. 


Grief Recovery Seminar

The Rev. Dr. Peter Hintzolglou is leading a six-week seminar on coping with grief. The series began on Sept. 15 and is held Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. at Community Life Church, 4441 La Crescenta Ave. in La Crescenta.

It is free and open to all.

Anyone with questions can call (818) 249-5832.


Walk and Word Returns

After an 18-month hiatus, Walk and Word returns on Sunday, Oct. 10. At 8 a.m., meet in the parking lot at Deukmejian Wilderness Park, 3429 Markridge Road, La Crescenta/Glendale. 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.

Those who have participated in this hiking ministry have been inspired by the beautiful natural setting and the way it brings the words to life. Hearing each person’s unique thoughts has also been interesting.

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.

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.


24-Hour Prayer Event

Lift Up Crescenta Valley is holding its 24-hour prayer event on

Thursday, Nov. 4 at 6 a.m. to Nov. 5 at 6 a.m. (note new date). It will be held at

St. Luke’s Anglican Church, 2416 Montrose Ave. in Montrose.

There will be sign-ups online, but its not yet ready so anyone who wants to participate can commit by emailing Lift Up Crescenta Valley and names will be added manually until the online sign-up sheet is ready. 

The theme this year is the Unity of the Church and the land 

Scripture reference is Ephesians 2:13-16.

Moderators are also needed. Moderators need to commit to a minimum of one hour and Lift Up Crescenta Valley will provide a simple guide outlining what to do. The first column of the sign-up sheet is for the moderators only.

In compliance with the LA County indoor masking requirement, all who are not vaccinated are asked to wear masks. Those who are vaccinated are encouraged to mask, but are welcome to use their own discretion. Social distancing is encouraged.

Anyone who has a fever or cold or flu or a temperature or a cough should stay home.