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Celebrate The Resurrection: What Does Easter Mean To You?

Revelation 21:5 Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.

It’s Spring, the season of the Resurrection Celebration!  Each year at this time, we celebrate the miracle of Jesus’ Resurrection and the phenomenon of God’s miraculous power of rebirth.  This spirit is also reflected in nature and throughout the earth: dark, cold, rainy days give way to light, warmth, and longer periods of sun; plants, shriveled and dormant throughout the winter months, are now reborn with new, tender blooms; animals emerge from hibernation to introduce new young to the world.

The Easter Season symbolizes hope and rejuvenation, and it also magnifies the resilience of the human spirit.  It’s humankind’s call to renew its strength (Isaiah 40:28-31); to celebrate freedom from physical, emotional, and spiritual slavery (Galatians 5:1; Hebrews 12:12-15); to reaffirm a personal connection to God’s amazing universe and power (Ephesians 1:17-20).   As our Presiding Bishop Blake would say, “That same power that brought Jesus back from the dead, also resides in us!”

In the spirit of this glorious season, tell us: What does Easter mean to you? Does it represent tradition?  Does it conjure a memory?  Or does Jesus’ Resurrection inspire you to create a path to something new in your life?  Shine your light on the world by sharing your reflections with us on social media.  The West Angeles family would love to hear from you!

Everything You Need to Know About Resurrection Sunday at West A! Please join us!

National Day Of Prayer

Thursday, May 7, is the National Day of Prayer, an annual event created in 1952 that encourages joint prayer, nationwide, amongst all religions.

“The mission of the National Day of Prayer Task Force is to mobilize prayer in America and to encourage personal repentance and righteousness in the culture,” according to the National Day of Prayer website.

The 2015 theme for NDP is, Lord, Hear Our Cry. And this year’s verse is, Hear the cry and the prayer that your servant is praying in your presence today.

Watch the 2015 National Day of Prayer theme video HERE.

Learn more about the National Day of Prayer HERE.

World Missions Conference

The West Angeles World Missions Board of Directors cordially invites you to worship with us during our 20th World Missions Conference.

The World Missions Board has selected a theme of “Building the Body of Christ In Unity.” Our theme scripture is Ephesians 4: 11-13. Our intent is to create cultural sensitivity so that we can better serve others, demolish racial and ethnic barriers that divide the church, and promote unity in the building of the body of Christ. We will introduce the congregation to other cultures through fellow members from other countries, missionaries who have served around the world, and the diverse local community of believers.

Our scheduled events include:

  • World Missions Night LIVE! with the Young Adults at the Performing Arts Theater on Tuesday, April 14 at 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday Night Pastoral Bible Study, “The Heart of God’s Servant, Preparing God’s People To Do Works of Service,” April 15 at 7 p.m. at the North Campus Sanctuary
  • Unity Worship Service (‘Unity in Faith for Greater Works on the Field’) at the North Campus Sanctuary at 7-8:30 p.m. (April 17). Followed by the “Unity Feast: An International Culinary Experience” at the Crystal Room from 8:30-10 p.m. (entrance fee of $10).
  • Sunday morning worship service at the Cathedral on April 19 at 8 and 11 a.m.
  • Sunday evening worship service at the North Campus at 7 p.m.

Please click here for the complete conference flyer!