West Angeles Calendar

Intersection Named After Bishop Blake

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The intersection of Jefferson Boulevard and Crenshaw Boulevard could become ‘Bishop Charles E. Blake Square’.  In honor of Bishop Charles E. Blake service as Pastor of West Angeles Church for 44 years, City Council President Herb Wesson introduced a motion in the Los Angeles City Council recently, naming the intersection of Jefferson Boulevard and Crenshaw Boulevard in honor of Bishop Charles E. Blake.

“Bishop Blake has been and continues to be one of our preeminent spiritual and community leaders,” said Wesson.  “We owe him a tremendous debt of gratitude for his many contributions and the lives he has touched in our community, and on the continent of Africa through his leadership of “Save Africa’s Children.”

Once approved by the City Council and signed by the Mayor, Council President Wesson will lead a community celebration commemorating the designation and the posting of the signs marking the location.

Source:SouthLA

Pilgrimage to Pentecost

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The purpose of this consecration is for the Church of God in Christ to petition the Throne of Grace for revival and renewal of Pentecostal power.  The aim is for all of the saints to experience the power of Jesus Christ and to continue to pursue His mission and His righteousness.

To join in on the 11 petitions click here: Brochure-Pilgrimage to Pentecost-2013

Holy Week

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Holy Week is the most revered week of the Christian year as it is the week immediately before the Resurrection of Christ. West Angeles will start off the week with Palm Sunday for both the 8AM, 11AM, and 7:00PM services.  Bishop Charles E. Blake, Lady Mae, and the entire West Angeles Family takes this time to commemorate and remember the suffering and death of Jesus on the cross at Calvary—leading to a joyous celebration of the RESURRECTION.

 

Holy Week Schedule of Services

Sunday, March 24–Palm Sunday

8:00AM, 11:00AM West Angeles Cathedral

7:00PM North Campus Sanctuary, 3045 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016

Sunday, March 24—Children’s Department Easter Program

11:00AM

Tuesday, March 26–Young Adult Ministry Tuesday Night Bible Study

7:00PM West Angeles Theater, 3020 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016

Wednesday, March 27–Pastoral Teaching

7:00PM North Campus Sanctuary, 3045 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016

Friday, March 29– 1st Jurisdiction Annual Good Friday Service

“The Last Seven Saying”

12:00PM North Campus Sanctuary, 3045 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016

Sunday, March 31stResurrection Sunday

8:00AM, 11:00AM West Angeles Cathedral

7:00PM North Campus Sanctuary, 3045 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016

Palm Sunday

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Palm Sunday

Join West Angeles this Sunday, March 24 as we celebrate Palm Sunday, the Sunday before Jesus’ death and his Resurrection! Matthew 21:1-11 recounts Jesus triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem.

Matthew 21:1-11

New King James Version (NKJV)

The Triumphal Entry

21 Now when they drew near Jerusalem, and came to Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Loose them and bring them to Me. And if anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord has need of them,’ and immediately he will send them.”

All this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying:

“Tell the daughter of Zion,
‘Behold, your King is coming to you,
Lowly, and sitting on a donkey,
A colt, the foal of a donkey.’”

So the disciples went and did as Jesus commanded them. They brought the donkey and the colt, laid their clothes on them, and set Him on them. And a very great multitude spread their clothes on the road; others cut down branches from the trees and spread them on the road. Then the multitudes who went before and those who followed cried out, saying:

“Hosanna to the Son of David!
‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’
Hosanna in the highest!”

10 And when He had come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, “Who is this?”

11 So the multitudes said, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth of Galilee.”

 

Kurt Carr LIVE in Concert

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This Sunday, March 17th, Kurt Carr and the Kurt Carr singers will be LIVE in concert at West Angeles for the 8AM and 11AM service.  New tracks from his newly released album, “Blessed This House” available now where Gospel Music is sold!

Women’s History Month

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Every year in March, the National Women’s History Month Project (NWHP) coordinates observances of National Women’s History Month throughout the country. The NWHP originated this widely recognized celebration and sets the annual theme, produces educational materials, and chooses particular women to honor nationally for their work. Women’s History Month programs, community events, plays, essay contests, and related projects often have wide-ranging effects.

This year’s theme according to the National Women’s History Project is “Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.”

I think what is interesting is the role of women within the life of the church. Women have often lead auxiliary and organizational groups for monetary contribution, spiritual counseling, and faith development. The Women’s Affairs department ran by none other than 1st Lady Mae shows an excellent example of women’s leadership and contribution. In 2012, Lady Mae presented West Angeles with a check for $500,000 to further position the church to reach the goal of the development of the new Family Life Center.

The church was always seen as a safe haven for blacks during the civil rights era and is the embodiment of spiritual freedom and expression, community and development, and commitment and fellowship! This month of March we will uphold the theme of innovative women and highlight trailblazers of the past who helped pave the way for our future not only in the areas of technology and science, but in the progression of family and community development.

Standing ovation to our leading ladies!

Holy Ghost Night

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The West Angeles Prayer Ministry will host a Holy Ghost Night on Sunday March 3, 2013 at 7p.m. in the North Campus Sanctuary. We are looking for the Spirit of our precious comforter to descend upon us, to have our hearts filled, to have our gifts stirred and to flow in the anointing that breaks the yokes of bondages. If you have not yet been filled with the Holy Spirit or if you’re wanting to experience a fresh anointing of His Spirit come and be a part of this dynamic night of service as Evangelist Sandra Riley ushers us into the miracle working power of God’s Word.

Lady Mae at the 105th Holy Convocation

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First Lady Mae officers greetings to the 15,000 Evangelist Missionaries Present at the 105th Holy Convocation.

Inspiring Quotes from Great Women in History Part II

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“To me success means effectiveness in the world, that I am able to carry my ideas and values into the world–that I am able to change it in positive ways.”

— Maxine Hong Kingston, author of “Woman Warrior”

 

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

— Maya Angelou, African-American poet

 

“I rejected the notion that my race or sex would bar my success in life.”

— Constance Baker Motley, first African-American woman to serve as a federal judge

 

“For what is done or learned by one class of women becomes, by virtue of their common womanhood, the property of all women.”

–  Elizabeth Blackwell, first female physician in the United States

 

“If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these together ought to be able to turn it back and get it right side up again.”

— Sojourner Truth, African-American abolitionist

 

“You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.”

— Beverly Sills, former American opera soprano

 

“I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning to sail my ship.”

— Louisa May Alcott, author of “Little Women”

 

“It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret.”

— Jackie Joyner-Kersee, first woman to win back-to-back gold medals in the Summer Olympics

 

“Make a difference about something other than yourselves.”

— Toni Morrison, author of “Beloved” and first African-American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature

 

“I think the girl who is able to earn her own living and pay her own way should be as happy as anybody on earth. The sense of independence and security is very sweet.”

— Susan B. Anthony, American suffragette and advocate of women’s rights

 

 

Inspiring Quotes from Great Women in History Part I

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“The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; that they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.”  Titus 2: 3-5

During this month of Women’s history, I would like us to learn from women that have accomplished much; Women that have surpassed obstacles and came out untarnished on the other side; Women that have paved a way for the younger generation to allow their dreams to come true.  May you be inspired and encouraged to live your life to the fullest from the female ancestors that have proved your capability and influence as a woman of God.

 

“I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.”

— Rosa Parks, African-American civil rights activist

 

“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.”

— Marie Curie, chemist and physicist

 

“A woman is the full circle.  Within her is the power to create, nurture, and transform.”

— Diane Mariechild, author of “Mother of Wit”

 

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”

— Alice Walker, author of “The Color Purple”

 

“You have to imagine it possible before you can see something. You can have the evidence right in front of you, but if you can’t imagine something that has never existed before, it’s impossible.”

— Rita Dove, first African-American poet laureate of the U.S.

 

“Woman must not accept; she must challenge.

She must not be awed by that which has been built up around her;

she must reverence that woman in her which struggles for expression.”

— Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood

 

“The best protection any woman can have…is courage.”

— Elizabeth Cady Stanton, American abolitionist

 

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”

— Oprah Winfrey, first successful African-American woman in media