Religion briefs

Foothill Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

Good Friday

April 10

8 p.m.

The church concludes its prayer vigil with a short Good Friday service in the prayer garden.

April 12

Easter Sunday

9 a.m.

Enjoy an Easter Sunday Breakfast in the fellowship hall.

10:30 a.m.

Worship. The church will celebrate the resurrection of the blessed savior.

All are invited to all services and events at Foothill Christian Church, at 4459 Lowell Ave. in La Crescenta. For more information, call the church office at (818) 249-8333.

Holy Redeemer, St. James the Less

April 11

Holy Saturday

8 p.m.

At St. James; with the St. James the Less adult choir

Easter Sunday

6 a.m.

Easter Sunrise service at Deukmejian Wilderness Park, at 3429 Markridge Road in La Crescenta, with contemporary liturgical music.

8 a.m.

Easter service at Holy Redeemer (adult choir)

9 a.m.

Easter service at St. James the Less (adult choir)

10 a.m.

Easter service at Holy Redeemer (adult choir)

11:30 a.m.

Easter service at St. James the Less (contemporary music)

5:30 p.m.

Easter service at Holy Redeemer (contemporary music)

All are invited to all services and events at St. James the Less Church, at 4625 Dunsmore Ave. in La Crescenta, and Holy Redeemer Church, at 2411 Montrose Ave. in Montrose. For more information, call Holy Redeemer at (818) 249-2008, or St. James at (818) 248-3442.

Montrose Church

Easter Sunday

9 and 11 a.m.

The church will hold a community Easter celebration in the Crescenta Valley High School Auditorium, at 2900 Community Ave. in La Crescenta.

Unity Church of the Valley

Easter Sunday

April 12

10 a.m.

Easter flower service. Rev Jeri Linn will present her sermon “Victory.”

All are invited to all services and events at Unity Church of the Valley, at 2817 Montrose Ave. in La Crescenta. For more information, call the church office at (818) 249-4396.

Gethsemane Lutheran Church

Easter Sunday

April 12

8 a.m.

Early service

9:14 a.m.

Easter breakfast

9:45 a.m.

Easter egg hunt

10 a.m.

Festival worship with holy communion

All are invited to all services and events at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, at 2723 Orange Ave. in La Crescenta. For more information, call the church office at (818) 248-3738.

St. Luke’s Anglican Church

Maundy Thursday

April 9

7 p.m.

Good Friday

April 9

7 p.m.

Easter Sunday

April 12

6 a.m.

Sunrise vigil at Deukmejian Park

8 and 10:30 a.m.

Easter celebration

All are invited to all services and events at St. Luke’s Anglican Church, at 2563 Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta. For more information, call the church office at (818) 249-5100.

La Crescenta Presbyterian Church

Easter Sunday

April 12

8, 9:30 and 11 a.m.

Celebrate with inspirational music by the Cathedral Choir, the Cathedral Bells, Praise Band and an ensemble of professional musicians.

All are invited to all services and events at La Crescenta Presbyterian Church, at 2902 Montrose Ave. in La Crescenta. For more information, call the church office at (818) 249-6137.

Crescenta Valley Community Church

Easter Sunday

April 12

8:15 a.m.

9:30 a.m.

11:15 a.m.

All are invited to all services and events at Crescenta Valley Community Church, at 4001 La Crescenta Ave. in La Crescenta. For more information, call the church office at (818) 249-5805.

St. George’s Episcopal Church

Maundy Thursday

April 9

7:30 p.m.

Meditations on the Eucharist

Good Friday

April 10

Noon

Choral Passion, featuring Tomas Luis de Victoria’s “Passion,” sung by the St. George’s choir

7:30 p.m.

Contemplative service with shrouding of the cross

Great Vigil of Easter

April 11

7:30 p.m.

Lessons, music and baptism by candlelight are offered. Bring handbells of any kind to ring at “He is risen!” A champagne reception follows in the patio.

Easter Sunday

April 12

8 and 10 a.m.

Festival choral Eucharist at both services will be presented.

11:15 a.m.

Easter egg hunt for children, on the lawn.

All are invited to all services and events at St. George’s Episcopal Church, at 808 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada. For more information, call the church office at (818) 790-3323. (Adults and older children who have not been baptized and would like to be at the Great Vigil, call Rev. Amy Pringle at (818) 790-3323 or e-mail rector@saintglc.com.)

St. Bede the Venerable Church

Holy Thursday

April 9

8 a.m.

Morning prayer in the chapel

7 p.m.

Mass of the Lord’s Supper, followed by adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until midnight.

Good Friday

April 10 (No Masses)

8 a.m.

Morning prayer in the chapel

Noon

Seven Last Words

1 p.m.

Stations of the Cross.

2 and 7 p.m.

Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion (Scripture, veneration of the cross and Eucharist).

Holy Saturday

April 11

8 a.m.

Morning prayer in the chapel

7 p.m.

Easter Vigil Mass

Easter Sunday

April 12

7:30 a.m. in the church

9 a.m. in the church (family focus)

9 a.m. in the parish hall (general)

9 a.m. in the Parish Center (adult focus)

11 a.m. in the church (general)

11 a.m. in the parish hall (general)

No 5:30 p.m. Mass

All are invited to all services and events at St. Bede’s, at 215 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada. For more information, call the church office at (818) 949-4300.

La Cañada United Methodist Church

Maundy Thursday

April 9

7 p.m.

The Maundy Thursday service is a Tenebrae Service reflecting the great emotional and physical pain that was very real for Jesus. Come and join the church in worship.

Good Friday Service

April 10

7:30 p.m.

The people of La Cañada United Methodist will be joining the Good Friday service at Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church. They will invite participants into the Passion story through word and music. The service features their band’s professional musicians, who bring their skill and intensity into the story.

Church work party

April 11

1 to 3 p.m.

Help beautify the church in preparation for Easter. Call Bill Evans or Dale Boyd at the church office for more information.

Easter Sunday

April 12

6:30 a.m.

A sunrise service will be led by Ryan Roberts and youth at La Cañada United Methodist’s amphitheater. Bring a flower or bouquet of flowers to decorate the Easter cross during the service.

7:30 a.m.

Have an Easter breakfast together as a community of faith prepared La Cañada United Methodist cook Carole Kemmerer.

9 a.m.

Sunday school program will be offered for children and youth as they desire to spend quality Easter morning with their teachers.

10:30 a.m.

The Sanctuary Choir will lead a special Easter musical service. Sunday school for children (birth to third grade) will be offered.

All are invited to all services and events at La Cañada United Methodist, at 104 Berkshire Place in La Cañada. For more information, call the church office at (818) 790-3605.


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