Rizzo, Alexandria guests at HOP nights of worship
ALBION — Three nationally-known worship leaders are guests in two nights of community worship and prayer at The House of Prayer in Albion.
Members of the House of Prayer are preparing for the Nov. 2-3 event featuring worship leaders and recording artists Justin Rizzo and Lauren Alexandria and her husband Kendrian Dueck.
Brian Taylor, a deacon of the church, said the event is born from a desire for community-wide revival.
“It is our desire to see a revival that brings down the walls of division and fills every church in our region,” House of Prayer Administrator Dick Stevenson wrote in an invitation to area churches and worship leaders. “I firmly believe it will happen as it has in the past — with united times of prayer and worship.”
Albion’s House of Prayer is a non-denominational church which worships in the converted former Albion grade school building at 230 North 5th Street near the Edwards County Fairgrounds. The sanctuary is in the former gymnasium. “We worship on the same floor where kids played ball,” said Taylor.
Taylor said the main goal of the event is to bless as many people in the area as possible.
The idea of bringing in nationally-known worship leaders sprang about six months ago as members of the local church board went to work on the project. “I’ve never done anything like this in my life,” said Taylor. “I’m leaning completely on God.”
Taylor said Rizzo, Alexandra and Dueck, “three really anointed worship leaders,” are bringing their own worship musicians and will lead the services. They have all led worship sessions at events including International House of Prayer - Kansas City’s Onething, Bethel’s Worship U and at individual churches.
Worship and intercessory prayer for needs in families and the communities of the area begins at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, and an evening of worship begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3. No advance tickets are required.
Taylor said plenty of seating and parking is available.
Area church leaders and their congregations are invited to the event, which is free of charge. No childcare services are available on those nights. A free-will offering will be taken both nights to help defray expenses.
For more information about the event, visit www.thehop.org or phone 618-445-2731.