Albright Church

Service Time

Sundays: 10:00am

Service Information

Begin, Belong, Become

Phone: 204-334-5873    Email: info@albrightchurch.com

415 Maxwell King Drive, East St. Paul, MB - View Map

For a mobile friendly version of our service, visit YouVersion.   

Additional Family Resources can be found near the bottom of this post.


 

Welcome & Worship in Song


  

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.  We are reminded that our prayers don't need to be 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.

 

 

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

 

Worship In The Word

Message - Pastor Sam Devine – Take Heart


Message Handout

 

Additional Resources:

Kids Resourcesfor families with young children

Songs for Worship that your kids will know from Preschool Praisers or Kids Konnection.
~ Access to our HomeFront resource.
~ Email Cheryl Goings, our Children's Ministry Director for additional ideas and resources for crafting a child-friendly service.


Care Needs 

Are you wanting to help, but don't know how?

Have a need for help?


Online Life Groups 

Get Involved, Get Connected!

We want to invite those of you not involved in a Life Group to consider joining an online Life Group.



RightNow Media:

A reminder that access to RightNow Media is available and free for anyone.


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!

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When the opportunity to visit Gens De Nantes, Haiti for a second time was presented to me, I felt an odd combination of thrill and hesitation. Since my first visit in 2013, I have learned much about the history of missions and specifically the outcomes of short term mission work throughout the world.


I have learned that, while the intention of a short term mission trip is to help others, quick, fly-in, projects often create bigger problems than they solve. I have learned that our healthy, God given desire to help can quickly get mixed up with our unhealthy desire to be in charge, to have the answers, and to ensure our project is ‘successful’ and will present well on our social media feed. I have learned that a paternal posture of, “We can fix things, we know better” does much more harm than good for those we are serving with.


Knowing all this left me wondering, how could I travel to a developing nation and ensure our mission participation is not driven by our motivation, our desired outcome, or what we think we can do for those who live there?


Importantly, this trip was not project-oriented. Our focus was to document and celebrate the work already being done by our Haitian sisters and brothers. To explore together the resources that already exist in Haiti that our partners can leverage. To listen well to our friends’ hopes and plans for the future of GDN, and partner with them where we are invited and able to do so.


One highlight for me happened in the guest house one morning after breakfast, with our Haitian translators and some Canadian team members. As we lingered in the dining room, we discussed the very issues I had been struggling with; the sometimes ugly side of Church history —colonialism, racism, sexism—typical after-breakfast conversation! It was so meaningful to me that we were able to discuss these difficult topics openly, sharing our hopes for the future of the church, learning how our various backgrounds shaped our perspectives.


It was inspiring to hear Hernso talk about the future of the agriculture program for his students. It was moving to see Dr. Emmanuel become so animated when advocating for his patients. It was thrilling to see how Herlynda has become such an accomplished professional and leader in our partnership. God has placed them in their region for specific purposes that we are not meant to fulfill, but instead to come alongside to encourage and strengthen. (Acts 17:26-27)


The words of Jesus in Matthew 28:19 are often used in the context of missions, to “go and make disciples of all nations”. In the case of our friends in Gens de Nantes, they ALREADY ARE disciples of Christ. The Spirit is there, the work is being done. It is a privilege to be invited to participate in what is already happening in Gens de Nantes. We have much to learn from each other as we follow Jesus together.


During the retreat, Dr. Emmanuel mentioned that it was funny our team came all the way from Canada to remind him of the resources already available in Gens de Nantes. For me, it took a trip all the way to Haiti to see what is in my own backyard, too. At the retreat we discussed some of the struggles that GDN faces—the lack of clean water, the need for young people to travel and live away from home to attend high school and the risks that go along with that. It sounded familiar. Our own communities in Manitoba, particularly First Nations, face many of these exact issues. Some indigenous communities have been under boil-water advisories for decades. Many lack proper infrastructure. Most have limited access to high school education and must travel to Winnipeg, living away from their families and communities, similar to the young people in GDN. How might God lead us to work together with the local church in these communities?


It was a privilege to see what has been accomplished by our partners since my first trip in 2013.  The difference between then and now was striking, thanks to the hard work of our Haitian friends. The clinic was bustling thanks to the dedicated staff; the agriculture space on the AEM Guesthouse Property was being prepared and education was already ongoing thanks to Hernso and the workers who built the enclosure; the schoolyard & retaining wall looked fantastic, with room for the children to play and a very healthy mango tree! Our financial contribution to our partnership has certainly been well utilized.



In all cases where we desire to help, we need to defer to the local people, who know the society, culture and resources of their area the best, and facilitate and advocate where we are able and invited to do so. This is mission today: freedom, agency, and recognizing the capability of our partners in Jesus to minister to those around them, pooling our collective resources, and participating together as we are invited to have input.


Further reading:

- “When Helping Hurts” by Steve Corbett & Brian Fikkert (available on Audible and Christian Audio)

https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/03/young-missionaries/551585/

https://relevantmagazine.com/current16/things-no-one-tells-you-about-going-short-term-mission-trips/

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/new-schools-opening-manitoba-first-nations-bloodvein-little-grand-rapids-poplar-river-1.5359718

https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/new-road-means-manitoba-first-nation-may-finally-get-clean-tap-water-1.4458224

https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/garden-hill-first-nations-drinking-water-1.4907864

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For a mobile friendly version of our service, visit YouVersion.

Additional Family Resources can be found near the bottom of this post.


 

Welcome & Worship in Song



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.  We are reminded that our prayers don't need to be 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.

 

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

 

Worship In The Word

Message - Pastor Sam Devine – Give Thanks


Message Handout

 

Additional Resources:

Kids Resourcesfor families with young children

  • Songs for Worship that your kids will know from Preschool Praisers or Kids Konnection.
  • Access to our HomeFront resource.
  • Email Cheryl Goings, our Children's Ministry Director for additional ideas and resources for crafting a child-friendly service.

Care Needs 

Are you wanting to help, but don't know how?

Have a need for help?


Online Life Groups 

Get Involved, Get Connected!

We want to invite those of you not involved in a Life Group to consider joining an online Life Group.


RightNow Media:

  • A reminder that access to RightNow Media is available and free for anyone.


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!

Read full post

For a mobile friendly version of our service, visit YouVersion.    

Additional Family Resources can be found near the bottom of this post.


Welcome & Worship in Song

   

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.  We are reminded that our prayers don't need to be 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.

 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

 

Worship In The Word

Message - Pastor Sam Devine – Always Pray


Message Handout

 

What difficult situation do you need to present to God?

What heart issue do you need to ask God for help to untangle?

 

Additional Resources:

Kids Resourcesfor families with young children

  • Songs for Worship that your kids will know from Preschool Praisers or Kids Konnection.
  • Access to our HomeFront resource.
  • Email Cheryl Goings, our Children's Ministry Director for additional ideas and resources for crafting a child-friendly service.

Care Needs

Are you wanting to help, but don't know how?

Have a need for help?


Online Life Groups 

Get Involved, Get Connected!

We want to invite those of you not involved in a Life Group to consider joining an online Life Group.

  

RightNow Media:

  • A reminder that access to RightNow Media is available and free for anyone.

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! 

Read full post

For a mobile friendly version of our service, visit YouVersion.    

Additional Family Resources can be found near the bottom of this post.


Welcome


Worship in Song

  

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.  We are reminded that our prayers don't need to be 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 (click here) 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.

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

 

Worship In The Word

Message - Pastor Sam Devine – Choose Joy


Message Handout


Song of Reflection


What is God calling you to trust Him in as the source of joy?

How will you express the joy of the Lord in your life today?


Additional Resources:

Kids Resourcesfor families with young children

  • Songs for Worship that your kids will know from Preschool Praisers or Kids Konnection.
  • Access to our HomeFront resource.
  • Email Cheryl Goings, our Children's Ministry Director for additional ideas and resources for crafting a child-friendly service.

RightNow Media:

  • A reminder that access to RightNow Media is available and free for anyone.

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!

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Growing a partnership across cultures is challenging, but deeply rewarding. For many years, Albright Church has been connected with the Church in the rural region of Gens de Nantes (GDN) in the North-East Department in Haiti. This past November, a small team from Albright travelled to Haiti to focus specifically on listening to our partners. Together with EMCC World Partners facilitators, and several of our partners; Frere Richard (Teacher), Mis. Ketely (Clinic Nurse), Herlynda (Partnership Facilitator), Hernso (School Director), Dr. Emmanuel (Clinic Doctor), and Dr. Sammy (Translator), Pastors Maccene and Abdon (AEM Pastors) we saw God at work in many ways. 




Over the next few weeks, Joey, Lorna and Lindsey will be sharing their personal reflections through the blog. We encourage you to engage with the weekly posts, and learn more about the exciting things that God is doing through our partners. Use these posts as a way to learn how to pray more intentionally for our brothers and sisters in Haiti.


Today, the clinic continues to operate daily, accepting patients from within Gens De Nantes, as well as from regions surrounding it. The Clinic Staff have chosen together to remain open, taking the risk that they may contract Covid-19 from their patients as there is little PPE available in Haiti. Their heart is to continue to care for the most vulnerable in their community, and they are placing themselves in the will of God, trusting in Him for every need.


One of the other GDN leaders, "God can solve the problem of the [shortage of physical] resource we have, and provide when we use what we have been given to meet the needs of others around us".


Thank God that our partners are continuing to be faithful to Jesus and to their community in this time. Please pray that more PPE may be secured for the clinic staff to use daily. Pray that God will protect these frontline workers from infection, and that he may show much grace to them in His time. 

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For a mobile friendly version of our service, visit YouVersion

Additional Family Resources can be found near the bottom of this post.

 

Welcome


Worship in Song


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.  We are reminded that our prayers don't need to be 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.

 

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

 

Worship In The Word

Message - Pastor Sam Devine – Does God Care?


Message Handout


Song of Reflection


What table has God spread for you in recent days?

How can you bless others with a table of grace?



Additional Resources:

Kids Resourcesfor families with young children

  • Songs for Worship that your kids will know from Preschool Praisers or Kids Konnection.
  • Access to our HomeFront resource.
  • Email Cheryl Goings, our Children's Ministry Director for additional ideas and resources for crafting a child-friendly service.

RightNow Media:

  • A reminder that access to RightNow Media is available and free for anyone.

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!

Read full post

For a mobile friendly version of our service, visit YouVersion.  


Additional Family Resources can be found near the bottom of this post.



Call to Worship

  

Welcome

 

Worship in Song

Click for a playlist of Songs to Worship with.  

  

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.  We are reminded that our prayers don't need to be 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.

 

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

 

Worship In The Word

Message - Pastor Sam Devine – The Crown of Victory


Message Handout


Songs of Reflection


Have you claimed your crown of victory through Christ?

How is the crown of Jesus’ victory changing your thinking and acting?



Additional Resources:

Kids Resourcesfor families with young children

  • Songs for Worship that your kids will know from Preschool Praisers or Kids Konnection.
  • Access to our HomeFront resource.
  • Email Cheryl Goings, our Children's Ministry Director for additional ideas and resources for crafting a child-friendly service.

RightNow Media:

  • A reminder that access to RightNow Media is available and free for anyone.

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!

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