"Altar Prayer Workbook" is a helpful and practical tool for the creative pastor who wishes to localize and personalize the "general" or "day" prayer during the weekly worship service. For each Sunday in Year A of Common (Consensus), Lutheran, and Roman Catholic lectionaries, Earl Albrecht has provided prayer petitions with congregational responses, themes based on the church season, and the gospel theme for the day. Space for each sunday's local prayer petitions is provided on the facing page opposite each prayer in the workbook. Additional prayers are included for Ascension Day, Corpus Christi, Reformation Sunday, and All Saints.
Earl Albrecht is a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada. Presently serving Advent Lutheran Church, Willowdale, Ontario, Canada, he has previously served parishes in Fredericton, New Brunswick, and Chesley, Ontario. He has earned degrees from Ontario College of Art, Wilfrid Laurier University, and Waterloo Lutheran Seminary. Married and the father of two children, Pastor Albrecht is Chairman of the Toronto Lutheran Council. He is interested in the theatre and has served as designer for sets and costumes with the Gilbert & Sullivan Society.