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Thanksgiving Day services planned

Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, Lutheran Church in the Foothills and St. Luke’s Anglican Church will hold Thanksgiving prayer services at 7 p.m. Nov. 21 at Lutheran Church in the Foothills.

Lutheran Church in the Foothills is at 1700 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada.

For more information, call (818) 790-1951.


Gethsemane Lutheran Church will hold Thanksgiving prayer services at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21.

Gethsemane Lutheran Church is at 2723 Orange Ave. in La Crescenta.

For more information, call (818) 248-3738.

Light on the Corner Church will hold a night of thanksgiving on Nov. 18 at 6 p.m.


Light on the Corner Church is at 1911 Waltonia Drive in Montrose.

For more information, call (818) 249-4806.

Gather with other community members for a Community Thanksgiving Celebration” at 7 p.m. Nov. 20.

This event is hosted each year by the Glendale Religious Leaders Association and features music and the spoken word presented by various leaders and members of local churches.

Each year the event is held at a different church, and this year it will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, at 1101 N. Ave. Central in Glendale.

For more information, call (818) 548-5057.

Church of Christ, Scientist, will hold Thanksgiving Day services at 10 a.m. Nov. 22 at the church, at 600 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada. Christian Science congregations throughout the nation welcome friends and neighbors for Thanksgiving Day services, during which an opportunity is given for verbal expressions of gratitude.

St. Bede the Venerable Parish will hold Thanksgiving Day services at 9 a.m. Nov. 22.


St. Bede’s is at 215 Foothill Blvd. in La Canada Flintridge.

For more information, call (818) 949-4300.

Thanksgiving dinner to be served

At 11:30 a.m. Nov. 18, La Crescenta Presbyterian Church will be offering a Thanksgiving dinner for the community and its church members. The church will be meeting in one service as an entire congregation at 10 a.m. The dinner will follow.

The dinner will be in Koopmans Hall.

For more information, call the church office at (818) 249-6137 or visit

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


Decorate the sanctuary and other areas of La Crescenta Presbyterian Church from 2 to 6 p.m. Nov. 28.

High school students are especially welcome, and service hours will be given.

For more information, call Jenny Schwing at (818) 957-5483.

Lighted Window craft faire Nov. 17

Church of the Lighted Window is having a craft faire from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 17 and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 18.

Everyone is invited.

For more information, call the church office at (818) 790-1185.

Hanukkah Party at Temple Sinai

Hanukkah, known as the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day holiday which commemorates the victory of the Maccabees against persecution, the re-dedication of the Jerusalem Temple and the miracle of the oil that burned there for eight days.

This year, Hanukkah begins at sundown on Dec. 4. The annual Temple Sinai of Glendale Hanukkah Dinner and Party will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 8.

Guests will enjoy such traditions as eating latkes (potato pancakes) and other Hanukkah foods, menorah lighting, playing the dreidel game and singing Hanukkah songs.

Reservations must be made by Dec 1.

For more information, call (818) 246-8101.

Temple Sinai of Glendale is at 1212 N. Pacific Ave. in Glendale.

‘Oratorio Messiah’ Concert Dec. 8

Antioch Presbyterian Church of La Crescenta and World Vision present a concert performance of Handel’s “Oratorio Messiah” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8.

Admission is free and open to the public.

The concert will be performed in Lanterman Auditorium, at 449 Cornishon Ave. in La Cañada.

For more information, call (213) 273-5763.

Bundle Sunday in Glendale Sunday

The St. Vincent de Paul Society truck will be in the Church of the Incarnation’s parking lot from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 18.

Bring used but usable clothing and other household items to assist the needy.

The parish is at 1001 N. Brand Blvd. in Glendale.

For more information, call (818) 242-2579.