Palm Sunday

On Sunday, April 9 we will be celebrating Palm Sunday! Bring your friends and join us on the patio. The choir will sing "Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord" from Godspell. A few words will be said, and we will all process into the sanctuary while singing and waving palms! Be sure to come and celebrate with us as we begin Holy Week! Share this here!

Harry Potter & Rollerskating!
Be sure to join us for Harry Potter Night at the Moonlight Rollerway! The Los Angeles Dumbledore's Army is hosting the 6th Annual Harry Potter Night at Moonlight Rollerway in Glendale on  April 8th from  8pm - 11pm. The cost is $15 and that includes rentals. Bring a friend and wear your favorite Harry Potter gear! Feel free to meet us at the roller rink at  8 pm. Eric Gifford will provide rides meeting at American Lutheran at  7:30 pm and will return around  10:30 pm. Check it out here for more information! 

Personal Care Kits

Help put together kits this Palm Sunday after the service! Lutheran World Relief Project Promise Personal Care Kits are shared with people who have lost everything from a natural disaster or life-threatening violence. Give hope through a bar of soap. Thank you to all of you who have donated items and money! Please meet in the gym following our Palm Sunday service to assemble the kits.

Did you know that 144,970 personal care kits were distributed by LWR last year? See where they went here!

Heavenly Voices

Children in preschool - elementary school are invited to join Heavenly Voices! They rehearse for roughly five minutes each Sunday immediately following the service. The choir plans to sing on Easter Sunday! All are invited to join us! No experience is necessary. Bring a friend! :)


PFLAG meets Mon., April 10th at 7:00 pm in the Conference Room.  PFLAG is an education, advocacy, and support group for LGBTQ, their family, friends, and partners. All are welcome!

Maundy Thursday

Mark your calendars and tell your friends! We will have our Maundy Thursday service on April 13 at 7:30 pm. You'll definitely want to be a part of this moving service. We'll offer foot washing (or hand washing) to those who wish to partake. The service will end with the stripping of the altar. Join us as we journey through Holy Week! Share this here!

Good Friday

Our Good Friday service will be April 14 at 7:30 pm. Invite your friends and family to join us for this special tenebrae service - A Service of Shadows! Share this here!

Easter Egg Hunt

Mark your calendars and tell your friends! On Saturday, April 15 we will be having an Easter egg hunt! Firefighters will be on hand with a real fire engine!  We'll decorate bags to collect eggs, have face painting, and a live bunny! Be sure to come and enjoy the fun! Share this here!

Take Flight to End Homelessness

Join Family Promise of the Verdugos in ending homelessness one family at a time at their 3rd Annual Gala on April 15 at 5 pm at the historic Grand Central Air Terminal! Purchase tickets by March 26 for just $135 or later for $150 each. Find out more here!

Pancake Breakfast

O n Easter morning, April 16, from 8:30 - 9:45 am our youth will be serving a pancake breakfast in the 747 building as their fundraiser! They are suggesting a $10 donation for adults and a $5 donation for children. Please plan to come and bring your friends! Share this here!

Griddles Needed
The youth are busy preparing for the Easter Pancake Breakfast and need your help! They need to borrow some electric griddles to make as many pancakes as quickly as possible for their hungry customers. If you are able to lend a griddle, please let us know here so that we can plan on your help. Thanks!

Easter Sunday Service

Invite your family, friends, and neighbors to our Easter Sunday Service at 10:00 am on April 16 to enjoy our celebration together! Come early to get a good seat and enjoy special music as we celebrate what Christianity is all about! Share this here!

Easter Lilies

Sixty Easter lilies have been ordered to decorate the sanctuary for Easter and dedicated. Thanks to all of those who contributed! Please pick up your Easter lilies after the Easter Sunday service on April 16 at 10:00 am.

Suds and Scripture
Young adults are invited to come join us for an evening of good conversation over a cold pint at our next "Suds & Scripture" on April 20. We will be meeting in Glendale  at 7pm and you may stay as long as you wish! Feel free to bring a friend! RSVP here!

Once Upon a Wolf

Invite your family, friends, and neighbors to our to our next Burbank Children's Theatre Company show, Once Upon a Wolf! Shows are April 22, 23, 29, & 30 at 2 pm for just $5! Be sure to catch this hilarious show! Choose this link for more information! Please use the link to like BCTCs Facebook page and share their event with your friends and family! Word of mouth is our best form of advertising! Thanks!

Youth Group Meeting

Middle school and high school youth are invited to our next Youth Group meeting on Apr. 23 from 4 - 6 pm in the Conference Room. We'll have a Bible study, dinner, games in the gym, plan for future events, and more! Bring a friend and your Bible too!


Middle school youth are invited to the next Confirmation Class on Apr. 30 from 4 - 6 pm in the Conference Room. We'll have a Bible study, games, and more! Bring a friend and your Bible too!

Travel to the Reformation Birthplace

Travel to the birthplace of the Reformation during this 500th anniversary year of the Reformation, meet new friends, experience new culture, and learn about the history which makes us Lutheran! Travel with others from Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Granada Hills through  Collette travel on their On the Trail of Martin Luther trip   July 12 - July 22, 2017. It's the trip of a lifetime! There are a few seats left, but you must book during the month of April. See more information here. If you might like to go, let us know here.

Young Adults at the Broad

Young adults are invited to join us at the new contemporary art museum in downtown LA "The Broad" on  Friday April 28th! We have free tickets for  5:30 pm and the museum stays open till  8 pm. We can explore other places downtown after the museum if we are up for it. There is no cost!! If you need a ride, Eric will be meeting at American Lutheran around  4:30 pm, or you can meet us there. If you meet us there, be there around  5:10 pm or so just to make sure we get in on time. Sign up here!

Days of Remembrance

The Burbank Human Relations Council has presented their inspiring program for the past 23 years to honor the Days of Remembrance (Yom Hashoah). This year, the event will be hosted on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 by Burbank Temple Emanu El, at 1302 N Glenoaks Blvd., from 7:30-9:30 p.m 
The keynote speaker this year will be Auschwitz survivor Erika Jacoby.  Her presentation will be called "I Hold the Sun in My Hands," which is also the title of her autobiography.  She also appeared in a documentary film "Swimming in Auschwitz," which depicts six women telling their stories of survival in that notorious death camp.
ALC will join them as a partner in this moving and inspiring program, which will also feature candle lighters, music, and special readings as in past years. Our own Leslee Harman and Carla Szuch will represent ALC as readers during the program!  
It is the hope of the Burbank Human Relations Council to give the Burbank community a representation of all Burbank's worship centers in remembering the Holocaust, to never forget that history is to be remembered in order to prevent any future repeat of the horrors of the past.

VBS/Day Camp
Summer Camp Activity

Mark your calendars! ALC will be having Vacation Bible School (VBS)/Day Camp July 2 - 7. We are currently in need of host families to house 3 - 4 young adult leaders who will run it. If you'd like to help host them, please let us know here. Day Camp will run from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm and cost just $95 per child! Tell your friends!

Western States Youth Gathering

High school students have an exciting opportunity this summer to go to the Western States Youth Gathering!  From  June 27th to July 2nd  hundreds of high school Lutherans will gather in Thousand Oaks at California Lutheran University for and incredible week that you'll never forget. It will be full of workshops, fellowship, games, dances, worships and so much more! This years theme is "Dream Big".  Registration is open now! Check it out! 

Playwriting Workshop for All

BCTC will continue holding Playwriting Workshops. The workshops will be led by Lynn DeYoung who has an MA in Theater Arts from Cal State LA with an emphasis in playwriting. Through various writing exercises we will practice the basic techniques of writing scenes and developing characters. The workshops are open to the community and all levels are welcome. Please join us, Saturday mornings at  10:00 . Those interested should contact Lynn at .

Confirmation Camp

Spend a week a mile high on 40 sunny acres, nestled in majestic oak, pine, and cedar of the San Bernardino Mountains. Confirmands from all over Southern California will come together for a week of study and fellowship in the great outdoors July 16 - 24 at Luther Glen. The cost is $435 (scholarships are available). Bring your friends! Want to go? Let us know here!

Altar Flowers

The new 2017 Altar Flower sign-up is available in the narthex and online! Celebrate a special occasion or dedicate flowers in honor or memory of a loved one by purchasing flowers for the altar on Sunday! The cost is $40 which can be placed in the offering and marked "flowers" or paid online.  Sundays in April and June are still available!

Volunteers Needed 

We need volunteers to help serve during our 10:00 am worship service on Sundays. We need people of all ages to be acolytes, communion assistants, greeters & ushers, readers, work audio visual, and provide refreshments. Just choose the picture above to sign up. No experience is necessary! :)

ALC and Social Media
Did you know that spreading the Good News is as easy as choosing a button? Interact with American Lutheran Church online on these social media sites: Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Yelp by choosing the pictures above and below! When you like and share our sites and posts, you're helping to spread the Good News! Don't forget to use the Amazon Smile link below and choose ALC as your charity when shopping so that a portion of your purchases come back to the church! Also be sure to make use of all of our great online resources such as our website, online sermons, online church photo directory, and online giving by choosing the icon below. If you'd like help using any of these resources, call us at 818-846-0295.

Prayer Requests

Do you have a prayer request? It seems that everywhere we look people are in need of prayer, prayers for peace, safety, an end to terrorist attacks and homelessness, prayers for health concerns, guidance, employment, and much more. If you need prayer, contact Pastor Reggie Hansome at or  818-846-0295. You can also choose the picture above. He will be happy to pray with you.