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Albright Church
Come To The Altar
The invitation to sit at the table with Jesus was made possible at the altar of the cross. We need to come to the altar of sacrifice in preparation for the table of celebration.
Locations & Times
  • Albright Church
    415 Maxwell King Dr, East Saint Paul, MB R2E 0A1, Canada
    Friday 2:00 PM

Welcome, Worship and Prayer

Welcome message from Pastor Nathan and a playlist of songs to worship with, followed by a time of prayer.
Worship in Prayer

Let’s join together as the church to declare our gratitude and lift our requests to God as we surrender together to His will for us. Praying together is not limited to our gatherings on Sundays, we can pray together daily as the church! As you pray through these 6 areas, use this prayer guide to help your daily prayer focus all week long

Give thanks and pray:
- for your family
- for your church family, friends, and neighbours
- for our pastors, staff and church leaders
- for healthcare and front line workers
- for Our City and government
- for our EMCC denomination and our Mission Partners

Visit our website for a more detailed Prayer Guide

Worship Through Giving

Giving back to God is a regular expression of worship, gratitude and praise.  See our giving options. Offering Prayer: God thank you for everything that you have provided to us. We give back to you as an expression of worship, gratitude, and praise for who you are. You are a good good father. Thank you that through this challenging time, we are assured that we do not need to worry, but trust that you will provide for our needs. Help us to be generous with what you have given, and lead us into opportunities to bless and serve others with the resources you have given to us. In Jesus' name. Amen
- Read Isaiah 53:5-7, John 1:29 and 1 Peter 1:18-20 and reflect on these passages that remind us of Christ’s willing sacrifice for us. Allow these scriptures to become your prayer and desire as you partake in communion.
- Listen to the song at the end of this message, “O Come to the Altar.” Take time to pray at the altar of prayer as you lay down your life afresh before God.
- Place the bread and juice on a table to symbolize the table of fellowship that you are invited to. Give thanks for what Christ has done for you as you take the elements.
- Praise Him for the union you enjoy as His bride. Anticipate the Wedding Supper with Him, when you will no longer have to remember and to wait.
- Enjoy the meal. You may want to speak these words to the person with you, for the bread: “the body of Christ, broken for you,” for the cup: “the blood of Christ, shed for you.”
- After receiving the bread and cup, consider spending some time praying for others. Pray for those who are lonely, pray for front line workers who are working right now, pray for your neighbors, and family who are at a distance. Lift up the concerns of people around you in intercession.

- Read this benediction as you conclude your time: “May the Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.” Numbers 6:24-26
There is something unique which we can celebrate together when taking communion in the setting of our home. This meal that Jesus instituted began in a home, among a small group of friends, the first followers of Jesus. It was around a family table that Jesus called his disciples to continue to remember Him through the bread and the cup.
"While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to His disciples saying, take and eat; this is my body" Then He took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins." Mathew 26:26-28 NIV
Jesus taught His followers to actively participate in the remembrance of His broken body, and His shed blood through the bread and cup of communion. As we celebrate communion, we remember also that Jesus death was not the end of the story, but Jesus has risen, and will come again. “For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.” 1 Corinthians 11:26
As we have been reminded today, it is by Jesus sacrifice, that we are made right with God. It is by His selfless sacrifice as he bore the crown of suffering, that we are redeemed. By His death and resurrection, we are able to enter into life. Life that makes us free from guilt, and fear, and shame, and death. So we remember with thankful hearts.
However it looks, whether it is chaotic, noisy, and busy; or quiet and still, God's presence is with us. Participate in God's grace for whatever your setting is. If you can, slow down for a few minutes to pause, and reflect on the goodness of God. Recognize His presence with you and among you, respond in thanks for what He has done. Before partaking in the emblems, here are some suggestions you might consider leading through. You are free to use what is most helpful in your setting and leave what isn’t:
We pray God’s richest blessing over you as you participate and lead in this time of communion.

Kids Resources

We want to do our best to provide resources for families with young children.- Songs of Worship that your kids will know from Preschool Praisers or Kids Konnection. - Access to our HomeFront resource.

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We are praying that your in home services will be a fruitful time of experiencing God's presence and enjoying time with Him whether you are on your own or with others, we remain united by the Holy Spirit alive in us! As you gather, feel free to post a picture to our church facebook page! Let’s share the joy of our times meeting with God, whatever they look like!