Centering Prayer is the deepening of our relationship with the living Christ. The effects of Centering Prayer are ecclesial, as the prayer tends to build communities of faith and bond the members together in mutual friendship and love.
-Fr. Thomas Keating
Join Us Each Wednesday for Two Centering Prayer Opportunities
9:00am or 5:15pm
2555 Euclid Heights Boulevard
Cleveland Heights, OH
(on the corner of Edgehill & Euclid Heights Boulevard)
For more information: 440-477-7255
Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, prayer in which we experience God's presence within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than consciousness itself. This method of prayer is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship.
-Fr. Thomas Keating
Transformational Art Center's HeART of the Street, with St. Alban's and Agapé Campus Community present the Stations of the Street, a street version of the Stations of the Cross - A Journey with Christ Through the Eyes of Those Living in Poverty.
HeART of the Street is a spiritual community committed to nurturing the Presence of God's healing power in our lives. In partnership with the voices of the street, we walk as companions with each other, being open to the expression of the Spirit of unconditional love, compassion, forgiveness, and mercy through the arts.
7am - Lauds with Morning Eucharist
12pm - Theopoetic Ashes to Ashes
6pm - Common Meal
7pm - Evening Prayre/Eucharist/Ashes
8pm - Conversation on Liberation Theology
7am - Eucharist
12pm - Theopoetic
6pm - Meal
7pm - Chant Prayer
8am - Morning Prayer
9am - Conversation
10am - Penitential Rite
3-4:30 - Conversations on Reconciliation followed by Evensong - "Inclusion as a Spiritual Practice: Living in the Hospitality of God"
April 4 - 7pm - Wednesday Chant and Prayer
An evening of quiet preparation
April 5 - 7pm - Maundy Thursday
Eucharist as Christ's Passover and the stripping of the Altar
Altar of Repose - a prayer vigil (on the hour) for peace and reconciliation until 12pm Good Friday
April 6 - 7pm - Good Friday
Stations of the Street: The way of the cross from the eyes of the homeless
Please join Agapé for a matinee performance of a stunning visual and aural experience, "Sondheim on Sondheim" at the beautifully restored and intimate Hanna Theatre in Downtown Cleveland on Saturday, May 19. The show starts at 4pm and included as part of your ticket are yummy pre-show appetizers (catered by Bricco's) in the Hanna's private Salon room, 3-4 pm (just to the left off the lobby). A cash bar will be available. The Hanna Theater is located at 2067 E.14th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (between Euclid Ave. and Prospect).
This theatrical event is a regional premiere and has only been presented previously on Broadway! The Tony award-winning composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim is featured in exclusive interview footage about a life and artistic process that has touched the world. This is accompanied by live performances of dozens of tunes from his amazing 50 year Broadway legacy, including West Side Story, Gypsy, Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd, Company, A Little Night Music, Follies and many more.
It is a multi-media, interactive event not to be missed! It was created by Ohio native James Lapine and takes you inside the mind and music of one of Broadway's greatest living composers!
The benefit is aimed to support our ministry work on local college campuses through AGAPÉ , the Lutheran-Episcopal Campus Community (LECC).
Pastor Joe will be attending the Missio Conference this semester, which will explore themes and opportunities for building a faith community among young adults of ages 18-30 that integrates campus, congregation, and local community into sustainable, mutual relationships. We will examine a specific paradigm from Agapé Campus Community. We will utilize a model of the spiritual entrepreneur as a basis of creative and innovative development. This will be a time of mutual conversation as we all face the challenge of mutual spiritual relevance and sustainability in a post-postmodern world.
Please join Agapé for a night on the town with appetizers and a showing of Oliver!, the musical based on the Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist. On Saturday, November 19th, 2011, we are invited for pre-show appetizers at Le Petit Triangle, a cozy French café in the hear of Ohio City, 1881 Fulton Avenue, Cleveland, 44113; from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. We'll partake in a variety of hors d'oeurvres, wines, and non-alcoholic beverages in their private room.
Afterwards, we'll walk over to St. Patrick's Church, 3606 Bridge Avenue (or free parking there), for a 7:30 pm performance of Oliver!, produced by the Near West Theatre. This theatre company is the work of Stephanie Morrison Hrbek, wife of Pastor George Hrbek of Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry. Oliver! tells the story of young Oliver Twist, a 19th Century orphan who runs away from his impoverished background only to join a group of boys trained to be pickpockets by Fagin. It features the songs, "Consider Yourself" and "Where is Love", and is one of the most beloved family musicals.
This evening benefit is aimed to support our ministry work on local college campuses through Agapé, the Lutheran-Episcopal Campus Community (LCCC). Directed by ELCA Pastor Joe Kovitch, Agapé ministers to those at Cleveland State University (through Trinity Episcopal Cathedral), and Case Western Reserve University (at St. Alban's Church). Through this outreach, students have learned the love of Jesus, the value of Christian peace and justice, and various expressions of worship.
The cost for this fun Fall evening is $50.00, regardless of age. To reserve, please write a check payable to "LECC". Please indicate in the memo section "__#__ tickets AGAPE BENEFIT." Please mail it, along with your return address to Agapé board member:
Pastor Don King
Hope Lutheran Church
2222 N. Taylor Road
Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44112
Oliver! tickets will be mailed by November 12. We look forward to "friendraising" at Le Petit Triangle.
If you have questions, please call Pastor King at Hope at (216) 371-5252. Thanks for your support!!
With the recent news of more financial cuts to campus ministry and the uncertainty of traditional funding sources for the future, it is clear that I, along with Agapé, must continue to think as "spiritual" entrepreneurs. I feel that campus ministry, as it has been known over the past 100-plus years, must begin to engage the bigger picture of younger adults and the church.
The imperative of building fatih-based communitities with those who live in the 18-30 year old range is not only on campus but also in congregations and in the local communities where the economy and other issues have caused some to put off college. This challenge has led us to see this adventure as organic and intentional.
The answer is to be creative and innovative in cultivating a broader community that balances campus, congregation, and community relationships. Relationship building and "friendraising"/fundraising becomes the foundational goal for the Agapé board. Having a place for students to drop in and call home has been crucial as we continue to form community on campus and in intentional community houses.