Methodist Pastor to Preach on Jesus’ Call for Justice

First published in the Jan. 20 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.

On Sunday, Pastor Karin Ellis of La Cañada United Methodist Church preaches virtually “Empowered by the Holy Spirit” about Jesus preaching in his hometown and calling for justice for all people.
Ellis will explore how people, empowered by the Spirit, can help to bring about justice for everyone. In recognition of National Human Trafficking Awareness month, she discusses how one way to seek “justice for all” is by fighting against human trafficking and slavery.
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Lutheran Church Temporarily Switches to Online Only

First published in the Jan. 20 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.

All in-person activities at Lutheran Church in the Foothills are temporarily paused due to the surging Omicron variant; however, the 10 a.m. service will continue to be livestreamed on the church’s YouTube channel.
Services are also posted to LCIF’s website, where they can be viewed anytime. Church groups — including Bible study, knitting and quilting— are back to meeting remotely via Zoom, as they did earlier in the pandemic. All are encouraged to join these groups and learn about the Bible, or pick up a new hobby.
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Historic Congregational Church Names New Moderator

First published in the Jan. 13 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.

During the La Cañada Congregational Church’s annual meeting, Phil Markgraf (left) was recently elected to serve as moderator during the church’s 125th year. Outgoing moderator James Breckinridge passed Markgraf the gavel. The church formed in 1897, making it the oldest in the valley. The state of California proclaimed the institution as historic landmark in 1969.

We Help Your Student Attend the ‘Right’ College

First published in the Jan. 13 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.

Content provided by Steele Street

Recognizing the ongoing need for direction in the college admission process, Steele Street College Consulting (SSCC) was started to educate students and families about the college admission process. Steele Street works individually with each student while providing an encouraging and stress-free college application process.
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Normal Forgetfulness Versus Concerning Cognitive Decline

First published in the Jan. 13 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.

Content provided by Sage Glendale Senior Living

Have you forgotten where you placed your car keys? Your checkbook? How about forgetting where you parked your car at the shopping mall? These are all considered normal forgetfulness.
Forgetting what the car keys are for, how to write a check or whether or not you drove to the mall, could be signs of a more serious cognitive decline. Forgetfulness that impairs our judgement and decisions, or interferes with our ability to perform routine daily tasks, may indicate a need to seek your physician’s involvement, diagnosis and next steps.
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Frontline Workers Need a Booster Shot of Kindness

First published in the Jan. 13 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.

With the latest surge in COVID-19 cases, my mind rewinds to a comment from Dr. Kimberly Shriner of Huntington Hospital. She said that it is too bad that she does not see as many signs in support of first responders anymore. If you recall, such signs sprouted all over the community during the first months of the pandemic.
I thought back further to some reflections last March by Dr. Adam Sharp, whose insights were taken from his work as an emergency physician at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Los Angeles.
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