April 4, 2010
This was Arabo Beiki’s first Easter back home after the 23-year-old graduated from UC Santa Barbara last year. “It’s a nice homecoming,” he said. “There’s a traditional dinner at my grandparents house the night before. Then we wake up at 5 a.m. for a sunrise service . . . and then we come over here. I haven’t been able to do that in a few years.” Beiki sat in the back rows, and was one of about 150 worshipers who commemorated the resurrection Sunday in Brand Park.
April 3, 2010
I have always been amazed at the breadth of services that local churches organize in the days surrounding Holy Week and preceding Easter. Last year?s Holy Week and Easter Sunday services included choral passions and baptism by candlelight, presented by St. George?s Episcopal Church; a telling of the Passion story, presented by La Cañada United Methodist; a self-guided spiritual journey and Easter Sunday services on a hill behind Descanso Gardens presented by La Cañada Presbyterian; and six Masses at St. Bede?
March 28, 2008
The sun was supposed to rise at around 6 Sunday morning. Instead darkness greeted the roughly 100 to 200 people assembled at the top of McGroarty Peak in Tujunga for the 83rd annual Sunland-Tujunga Kiwanis Community Easter Sunrise Service. But the darkness was more than made up for by the positive, charismatic and prayerful atmosphere among those gathered at the dusty peak. Some hiked, others took shuttle vans, one man bicycled to the top of the hill overlooking the Sunland-Tujunga-Crescenta Valley.
April 6, 2007
April 6: GOOD FRIDAY PRAYER SERVICE Noon Together we will share a time of remembering Jesus on the cross and at his death. Lisa Myers, Tony Chunn and the La Cañada Presbyterian Church vocal ensemble will lead this time of special music, scripture reading, prayer and silent meditation as culmination of the events of Holy Week and preparation for Easter celebration. This service will be held in our newly-built Worship Arts Center. April 8 EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE 6 a.m. Come worship, celebrate and participate in communion in this outdoor service led by the Youth Ministry Team.
May 20, 2005
Joyce Rudolph Charles and Helen Hed had more in common than their parents. In the 1940s, both worked at the Glendale News-Press. Charles Hed was the first person listed in the Glendale News-Press employee booklet, published in 1940. The staff called him "Red Hed" or "Red" around the office, where he worked under the title of office boy and morgue keeper. In a spunky account of Red's accomplishments, the writer noted that many people didn't realize what it takes to be an ace newspaper office boy. " ... to be able to jump in a jiffy and drop this and pick up that, come here, go there, know all the answers to 'how, when, where and what' put to you constantly, and do it all right now with carefulness and courtesy."
April 18, 2003
Janine Marnien The emphasis on the life that comes through Jesus Christ will be on the minds of many Christians this weekend as they begin to celebrate the Easter season. Beginning with Maundy Thursday, Christians begin the preparation for death by remembering the Last Supper Christ had with his disciples. Good Friday is an observance of his Crucifixion, while the following Saturday is a dark day in the Christian calendar, said Elaine Vaden, director of adult ministries at Glendale Presbyterian Church.
March 26, 2002
The following is a sampling of Easter events in the foothills. SATURDAY Descanso Gardens: Egg hunts are scheduled every 45 minutes from 9:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Saturday, and each hunt is limited to 125 children. The $3 tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis on the main lawn. Brunch will be served continuously from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Van de Kamp Hall complex. Call 952-4408 by Tuesday to reserve a spot. Descanso Gardens is at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge.
April 13, 2001
Easter service at Church of the Lighted Window LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE -- An Easter service is planned at 10 a.m. Sunday at Church of the Lighted Window, 1200 Foothill Blvd. The Rev. Charles Schepel's message is "Exalted," and it is based on Luke 19:28-40. The Bell Choir, directed by Chris Krambo, the Choraleers, directed by Jeannie Pool, and the Chancel Choir, directed by Smith Russell, will provide music for the service. Worshippers are invited to bring flowers to decorate a floral cross.
April 19, 2000
Jenna Bordelon GLENDALE -- As spring flowers carpet city lots and cooling breezes help us forget that summer's heat is just around the corner, a holiday of renewal will be celebrated. In Glendale, churches and parks, at the library and the zoo, Easter is a commemoration of Christ's return to life after His Crucifixion. It is also a festival of eggs and bunnies. "We should be overjoyed about this day," said Father Joseph Shea of Holy Family Catholic Church.