and love each other with the washing of the feet. Good Friday will
observe Jesus' crucifixion, and in some churches, Holy Saturday will
be observed. His resurrection will be celebrated on Easter Sunday.
The Holy Week, which began with Palm Sunday, is the foundation for
the Christian faith, La Canada United Methodist Church's Pastor Rob
"Without Easter, nothing else matters," he said. "If, in fact,
Jesus was not dead, then [seen] alive after that, then everything
else in Christian faith is baloney. A lot of people get wrapped up in
Christmas, but without Easter, that doesn't matter."
No matter the denomination, thousands of people are expected to
come to area churches on Easter Sunday.
"If we didn't believe in the Resurrection, we wouldn't really be a
church," said Father Paul Hruby, of Incarnation Catholic Church.
Several area churches will have special events like an art exhibit
focusing on Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection at Seventh-day
Adventist Church on Sunday, before their dinner and service. The art
exhibit features works from congregants and will be from 7 to 8 p.m.
in the church's chapel, at 300 Vallejo Drive.
Other churches, like St. Luke's of the Mountains Episcopal Church
in La Crescenta and the First Congregational Church of Glendale, will
have their Easter Sunday celebrations outdoors.
The following is a listing of some of the services planned:
* Incarnation Catholic Church, 1001 N. Brand Blvd.
Holy Saturday services at 8:30 a.m. and 8 p.m.
Easter Masses at 7:30, 9, and 10:30 a.m., noon, and 5:30 p.m.
* Crescenta Valley United Methodist Church, 2700 Mont- rose Ave.,
Easter Sunday worship at 10 a.m.
* Montrose Church, 2409 Florencita Drive, Montrose.
Easter services at 9 and 11 a.m. Continental breakfast at 8:30
and 10:30 a.m.
* La Canada Presbyterian Church, 626 Foothill Blvd., La Canada
Easter sunrise service at 6 a.m. after meeting at the top of
Forest Hill Drive. Easter services at 7:55, 9:25 and 10:55 a.m.
* Salem Lutheran Church, 1211 N. Brand Blvd.
Easter service outdoors at 6:30 a.m., indoors at 8:30 and 11
a.m. Youth breakfast at 7:15 a.m.
* First Baptist Church of Glendale, 209 N. Louise St.
Easter services at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
* St. Luke's of the Mountains Episcopal Church, 2563 Foothill
Blvd., La Crescenta.
Easter service at 10 a.m.
* First Congregational Church of Glendale, 2100 Canada Blvd.
Easter service outdoors at 8 a.m. Continental breakfast at 9
a.m. Festival service and Easter egg hunt follows 10 a.m. service.
* St Mary's Armenian Apostolic Church, 500 S. Central Ave.
Easter service at 10 a.m.
* Seventh-day Adventist Church, 300 Vallejo Drive.
Easter art exhibit begins at 7 p.m., followed by community dinner
* La Canada United Methodist, 104 Berkshire Place, La Canada
Easter sunrise service outdoors at 6:30 a.m., indoor service at