Religion Briefs

St. George’s Episcopal Church

‘The Wilderness Experience’

St. George’s Episcopal Church presents the “The Wilderness Experience” from 9:15 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 28 as part of its “A Morning Apart” series.

The church begins the Lenten Journey in the wilderness with Jesus. We walk with him through His temptations ... perhaps even through our own temptations.

The congregation will hear the story from Luke, which tells of Jesus’ wilderness experience and his ultimate triumph over temptation.

During the quiet time following the Lectio, a labyrinth will be available for meditative walks.

Join St. George’s as it gathers in community to share in scripture and silence as it enters the Lenten Season.

For more information:


Call: (818) 790-3323

St. George Episcopal Church is at 4467 Commonwealth Ave. in La Cañada

First Church of Christ, Scientist, La Cañada Flintridge

 New website video features sermon

The website of First Church of Christ, Scientist, La Cañada Flintridge,, is featuring a one-hour video lecture by Ginny Luedeman of Salem, Ore.

Titled “Finding a Sense of Home That Can Move Us Beyond Disasters,” it was sponsored originally by the Christian Science Church in Yorba Linda, at short notice in support of those members of the community whose lives were impacted by the fires that occurred in the area just before Thanksgiving. This special video presentation can be viewed until Feb. 28.

The website also includes reports of the activities of the church in La Cañada Flintridge, scriptural selections and hymns from the Sunday services, and the citations read as part of the Wednesday evening meetings.

 Community invited to services

The community is always invited to be part of the regular services at First Church of Christ, Scientist.

At the 10 a.m. Sunday regular service, a themed Bible lesson is read by two lay readers, elected by the membership.

Graham Bothwell and Connie Knight are serving this year. This Bible lesson is studied during the previous week and then becomes the sermon in all Christian Science churches all over the world, giving the Word of God a common thread of sharing no matter the language of the host country.

There are 26 rotating subjects which include “God,” “Sacrament” (read on Communion Sunday twice yearly), “Love,” “Spirit,” “Christ Jesus,” “God the Only Cause and Creator,” “Is the Universe Including Man Evolved by Atomic Force?” and “God the Preserver of Man.”

Sunday School for all pupils up to the age of 20 is held at 10 a.m.

The Sunday School lessons are based on the Ten Commandments, the Sermon on the Mount, then questions and answers from the Bible Lesson. Small classes give each pupil the opportunity to ask questions and grow spiritually.

Information about the activities and services is found on the church website at

For more information:


Call: (818) 790-3493

First Church of Christ, Scientist, La Cañada Flintridge is at 600 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada

La Cañada Congregational Church

Lindeman to deliver sermon on Sunday

At 10 a.m. on March 1, there will be a service of public worship at the historic La Cañada Congregational Church.

Pastor Clifford L. “Skip” Lindeman will lead the service and deliver the morning message on “God’s Loving Paths.”

Visitors are welcome.

Master organist Joseph A. Klice will provide special music for the morning. The choir will sing the spiritual “Dust to Dust” arranged by John Ferguson. The coffee hour will be hosted by members of the Mission Board.

For more information:


Call: (818) 790-1185

La Cañada Congregational Church is at 1200 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada

La Cañada United Methodist Church

Sermon series concludes Sunday

On March 1, the Rev. Sunny Pak will bring the message of resurrection as the central message of Christianity.

During the Lenten 2009 season, the congregation will examine what difference Jesus’ resurrection makes in the way people approach life and death, with a focus on how Theology informs practical life.

The Sanctuary Choir will present traditional music, and the congregation will sing praise music.

Nursery for children (birth to third grade) is headed by Alma Quintanar.

Afternoon Sunday school for senior high youth will be led by Ryan Roberts.

For more information:


Call: (818) 790-2871

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