Church Bells to Ring on Christmas Eve

Photo by Christian Leonard / Outlook Valley Sun
“I think it’s just a reflection that COVID can’t keep God from coming to us,” the Rev. Chuck Osburn, associate pastor at La Cañada Presbyterian Church, said of the Christmas Eve event.

The churches of La Cañada Flintridge are inviting members of the community, wherever they are in the city, to sing a carol and reflect during an event on Christmas Eve.
Residents will be able to hear bells tolling from the churches that have bell systems, including St. Bede the Venerable Church and St. George’s Episcopal Church, from 8:57 p.m. until 9 p.m., when they will stop to allow La Cañada Presbyterian Church to play “Silent Night” through its system.
The sound will be most audible on Foothill Boulevard, and those within earshot — whether they be out for a walk or on their front porch — are encouraged to sing along with the song or simply ponder the lyrics. Even those who are out of range of the bells’ sound are invited to take a few minutes to sing with their families at 9 p.m.

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Lutheran Church Streams Good News

Couch Church continues for the foreseeable future at Lutheran Church in the Foothills.
Worship services stream on the church’s Facebook page and YouTube Channel at 10 a.m. on Sundays, then videos are available on LCIF’s website at lcifoothills.org, Facebook page at facebook.com/Lcifoothills/videos and YouTube Channel.
This Sunday, Aug. 9, the Rev. Scott Peterson will lead the service with a sermon called “Wet Feet.”
The church office is located at 1700 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada Flintridge and is open from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday. Contact the office at office@lcifoothills.org or (818) 790-1951 for information or to offer or request help.

Lutheran Church is Online

Lutheran Church in the Foothills continues to offer “Couch Church” for the foreseeable future, according to a spokesperson. The church will livestream Sundays at 10 a.m. on its Facebook page (facebook.com/Lcifoothills/videos) and YouTube Channel. After the livestream, the service will be on the church’s website: lcifoothills.org, on its Facebook page and YouTube Channel.
Bulletins for children and adults (along with games for children and a Bible quiz for adults) are also available on the website.
Wednesdays at 10 a.m. is an interactive time of prayer and scripture via Zoom. Details are available by contacting the church office.
For more information on these and other activities, email the church at office@lcifoothills.org or call (818) 790-1951. The church building is located at 1700 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada Flintridge.
“Prayer requests, needs and offers to help are most welcome,” said Pastor Scott Peterson. “We are connecting those with needs to those that can help. We are the church, not the building. We will get through this together.”