Lake Avenue Church: In Dust and Ashes

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Faith Essays & Inspirations Lake Avenue Church: In Dust and Ashes By JEFF MATTESICH, ASSOCIATE PASTOR OF CHILDREN’S & STUDENT MINISTRIES Published on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 | 1:48 pm Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img More Cool Stuff Community News Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * HerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Beauty Secrets Only Indian Women KnowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Ash Wednesday is a Christian holy day that has been honored by Christians for well over ten centuries. It falls at the beginning of Lent, a six-week season of preparation for Easter. In the earliest centuries, Christians who had been stuck in persistent sin had ashes sprinkled on their bodies as a sign of repentance, even as Job repented “in dust and ashes” (Job 42:6 ). Around the tenth century, all believers began to signify their need for repentance by having ashes placed on their foreheads in the shape of a cross. Notice that even this very sign of sinfulness hinted at the good news yet to come through its shape. Ash Wednesday is not some dour, depressing holy day because it symbolically anticipates Good Friday and Easter.I have come to greatly anticipate Ash Wednesday at Lake. It is a time in which we pause and reflect on the Lenten season. It is a time in which I, with my church family, come in deep contact with my humanness and the need I have for repentance. It sets us up for the Easter season in beautiful ways. It is truly one of my favorite evenings of the year as we together declare our need for forgiveness and a Savior.Ash Wednesday is the beginning of Lent, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 7:00 pm, FL 300 (Warehouse)Join the LAC family as we mark the start of the Lenten season with a time of reflection, confession and worship. Questions? Contact Dorothy at [email protected] or (626) 817-4832.For more details about the Ash Wednesday service visit Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Families “forced to beg” for respite

first_imgTHE head of a campaign to reopen the Brothers of Charity respite house in Clonisle has said that the department of health is “forcing families on to the streets with begging bowls” to fund the permanent return of the service in Limerick.  A meeting was held between members of a family group and key representatives of the Brothers of Charity and it was agreed that the Bawnmore based service would provide a portion of the funds needed to reopen the respite house, if families fundraised for the remainder of the money.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up On this basis, the Charity will reopen the service on August 16 after a closure of two months.“Mr Neilus Hayes, chairperson of the Family Group, will invite all Families associated with the Brothers of Charity Services to participate in a meeting on August 23 to launch this fundraising campaign.“In light of this commitment, Norma Bagge, CEO, can announce that a respite service will open on the week commencing August 16 2010”, said a statement.However, the majority of the 63 families who availed of the respite service are opposed to fundraising.“It’s a disgrace that the Brothers of Charity would come out with this proposition”, Owen South, who heads up a committee to reopen the service, told the Limerick Post.“They’ve said they will put €50,000 into the bowl if families can fundraise for the remaining €150,000. They are asking people with severe disabilities to hit the byroads of Limerick, cap in hand. Most of the families are abhorred and disgusted that they should have to beg when every where else in Ireland this service is free”.A meeting is to take place between all 63 families on August 23 to discuss the fundraising proposal.“The respite service is a human right. It’s a disgrace that the department of health are forcing people out on to the street”.Health spokesperson for the Labour party Jan O’Sullivan, has been campaigning for the reopening of the service and told this newspaper that she is unhappy with the new proposals for fundraising.“The HSE said they don’t have any more money but the Brothers of Charity say the Mid West got the hardest hit in funding cuts than any other region. That it was not balanced.Kieran O’Donnell TD said the sum of €50,000 would cover about three months of respite.“I welcome the reopening but many of the people affected are elderly, or widows and widowers and don’t have the capacity to look after their disabled children without a rest.“We need equality in the moratorium throughout regions and a sustainable respite service in Limerick”. Print WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsFamilies “forced to beg” for respiteBy admin – July 29, 2010 781 Twitter Advertisementcenter_img Previous articleHSE tell court no place for teenagerNext articleSteven Ryan / Windings talks to Limerick Post Ents editor Eric FitzGerald admin Facebook Email Linkedinlast_img read more

Races To Watch This Election Day

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Pexels Stock Image.JAMESTOWN – Polls are open across Western New York as voters cast their ballots in the 2020 election.In Chautauqua County, voters will be tallying several key races, everything from President of the United States to county District Attorney.Some key races to watch include the New York’s 23rd Congressional District, New York State’s 57th Senate District, New York’s 150th Assembly Seat, Chautauqua County Executive and county District Attorney.The largest race of the night is likely for President and Vice President where results, which are typically known by the end of the night, will likely take weeks to tally due to an overabundance of absentee ballots cast amid the COVID-19 pandemic. As of Monday, the Chautauqua County Board of Elections has received nearly 12,000 applications for absentee ballots, with more than 9,000 of the ballots returned.According to New York State election rules, each ballot must be postmarked no later than Election Day and returned in seven days, when they will be counted.The second year of early voting is also playing a major role in how people make their voice heard this fall. In the last week, more than 14,000 early votes have been cast.Comparing stats from the 2016 Presidential Election, local election leaders say nearly 50% of voters have already cast their ballots by either early voting or absentee. With that said, a large turnout is still expected on election day.Polls opened at 6 a.m. and will remain open until 9 p.m. tonight. To learn more about where your voting place is, visit News Now will provide live election coverage all day on and our 24/7 streaming network. A primetime election special will kickoff at 9 p.m. reporting results as they come in. Viewers can watch LIVE at or our Facebook page.last_img read more

Last batch of Antique sugar migrants stranded in Negros return home

first_imgRandy Ardeño, in charge of the Provincial Planning and Development Office’s Sacada desk, said 44 sugar migrantsreturned in this province on June 10 after they were picked up at the Dumangas port in Dumangas, Iloilo.Forty of the sugar migrants are from the town of Libertad while four are from Pandan, Ardeño said. Since May 18, this province recorded a total of 1,698 sacadas – also considered as locally stranded individuals – who were repatriated.They were among those who were not allowed to return in their respective residences in Antique due to the extension of the general community quarantine in the province. Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Antique head Melrose Amaran, for her part, said the assistance to sugar migrants under the agency’s Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS) is ongoing.According to her, the repatriated sacadas were given P3,000 cash per family.The DSWD-Antique has already released AICS to a total of 178 sugar migrants in Culasi, 145 in Tibiao and eight in this capital town. Antique’s sacadas who benefitted from the AICS were those who did not receive cash aid under the Social Amelioration Program and those who are not members of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program.“The municipal social welfare and development offices (MSWDOs) are the ones assessing the sacadas so they could be given AICS by the DSWD,” Amaran said.She added that the last batch of sugar migrants who were repatriated on June 10 have yet to be assessed by their respective MSWDOs as qualified to receive the AICS.(With a report from PNA/PN)center_img Upon their arrival, they were endorsed to their respective local government units to comply with the 14-day quarantine in COVID-19 isolation facilities. SAN JOSE, Antique – The last batch of Antiqueño sugar migrants or “sacadas” stranded in Negros Occidental due to travel restrictions brought by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) were repatriated.last_img read more