October 19, 2012
John Richard Verboon 11/24/48-10/12/12. Services will be held Saturday October 20th with visitation starting at 10:00 A.M. and church service starting at 11:00 A.M. at the Glendale Presbyterian Church. Memorial tribute and more service details on crippenmortuary.com
February 22, 2012
Christians crowded into local churches Wednesday, joining their counterparts around the world to mark the start of Lent with the traditional application of ashes to the forehead. The 40-day Lenten season is regarded by Roman Catholics and others as the most sacred time of the year. It culminates with Holy Week and Easter Sunday, recognized as the day of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The ashes, applied as a sign of repentance to the forehead in the form of a cross by a priest or Eucharistic minister, traditionally come from palm fronds collected on the previous Palm Sunday and then burned.
November 8, 2011
Marie McFadden, born June 13, 1919, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend to many, went to be with the Lord on November 6, 2011. Marie was born in Knowlton, Wisconsin, the daughter of Frank and Celia Root. She touched the lives of many with her abundant life as a head bank teller, teacher at John Muir Elementary, and a real estate agent. Marie was a devoted Catholic at Holy Redeemer Church in Montrose, CA. She enjoyed spending her mornings with a church service, followed by a coffee social with friends.
October 15, 2011
An Armenian spiritual leader will make another visit to Glendale on Sunday morning, welcoming community members at St. Mary's Armenian Apostolic Church. His Holiness Aram I is currently on his fourth pontifical visit to the west coast, touring the region until Oct. 23. Earlier this month, he visited Glendale Memorial Hospital and Chamlian Armenian School. He will lead Sunday's mass and blessing service, which starts at 10:30 a.m., with His Eminence Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian.
April 13, 2009
More than a dozen children gathered Sunday around the Rev. Anne Cohen at First Congregational Church-United Church of Christ for a quick lesson about the Easter egg. As Christians who believe Jesus Christ emerged from a tomb resurrected three days after being crucified, the egg too symbolizes the emergence of new life. It was a story of particular significance at a time when households throughout the region grapple with the worst recession in decades. In what is typically the most jubilant Christian holiday, congregants across the city Sunday came away with messages of hope that they would emerge from the financial hardships stronger and better.
April 11, 2009
More than 50 worshipers listened to seven separate sermons reflecting on Jesus Christ’s life during the First Baptist Church of Glendale’s Good Friday service, a reminder of his crucifixion and death. Christians observed the religious holiday during Holy Week, the last week of Lent. Holy Week began with Palm Sunday on April 5 and includes Holy Thursday, a commemoration of the Last Supper. The week culminates with Easter Sunday. Glendale resident Vivian Flores often attends services at the church.
April 21, 2008
Dogs, cats and even a turtle were blessed and thanked Sunday in the parking lot of the First Baptist Church of Glendale. The Rev. Charles Updike blessed the animals and said a prayer for pets that were present with their owners or foster families. Volunteers from the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA brought dogs awaiting adoption for the blessing. Some participants came without animals but carried photographs of their deceased pets. ?We do the blessing of pets because they are very close to us, and they love us unconditionally like God loves us,?
February 23, 2008
I have been reflecting this past week about the responsibility of leaders, specifically pastors. I have considered the ways that pastors can wound people, not out of callousness, but in conjunction with their busy schedules and heavy responsibilities. These ponderings do not come from anything that is happening in my own life, but rather the fact that I have been on both sides of the fence in the past. I have been deeply wounded by pastors who had pride, and even jealousy. These negative characteristics, coupled with the responsibility God puts upon His shepherds and teachers, led them to a moment where they fell from grace.
August 24, 2007
It had been a hard day. With my wife, Kaitzer, at school getting ?organized? for the upcoming semester, I had the girls ? all day. I shall not commiserate with you ? you wouldn?t understand. But all I wanted to do was spend a couple of hours hanging at Penelope?s sipping on a chai latte with a good book. No sir, I had to preside over the girls? routine of getting up, dressing, brushing teeth, reading, math and making breakfast, lunch and snack. Thank God for Ramen noodles.