From The Festival To A Retreat

August 10th, 2008

First of all, we've met a lot of people at Creation Fest (in England) that asked us to send them a link to get our music. So, here it is, if you want to download our rock worship album "Wake Me Up" for free please click HERE and it will download directly to your computer so you can put it on an MP3 player or burn it on a CD. If that doesn't work, download this free Christian music from our website. Please let your friends know about it, or you can make copies yourself and give CDs away J Unauthorized duplication is encouraged and appreciated J We pray this blesses you!

Jesus said, “Give as freely as you have received!”

(Matthew 10:8b NLT)

This week we had several new friends sign up for our email list through the various concerts and outreaches that we were apart of throughout the North Devon area, so we thought it might be informative to remind you and let them know a little about the Take No Glory ministry.

AWe are a musicianary band of Christians that desire to be founded on the Bible & empowered by the Holy Spirit who are simply saying "Yes!" to the call and commission of the Lord Jesus Christ. We do this through responsive lives of worship that love God, love others, and primarily serve the world through music & preaching; all for the glory of God alone!

The LORD said, “I will not give my glory to anyone else, nor share my praise”

(Isaiah 42:8b NLT)

During the last week and a half we have done almost a dozen concerts in England and Austria. At Creation Fest we played a set of own original songs and then also played some intimate acoustic sets of worship songs written by tnG and other Christian songwriters. Our team was also able to serve by helping with many other tasks like: prayer, set up/tear down, direct the stage, video, security, promotion, etc. What a blessing to travel around the world with 19 people so that the LORD can use our team to serve the world in many different ways

Now we are at the Schloss Heroldeck Castle in Austria serving in a number of areas like: cooking, cleaning, maintenance, landscaping, coffee house, children's ministry and worship leading. The last few days we've also had the opportunity to fellowship with the brothers and sisters of Calvary Chapel South London during their summer retreat. We were blessed with the privilege of leading worship and being challenged and changed through the Word as they spent time teaching about spiritual warfare. Friday night we spent time hearing testimonies and leading worship as the LORD moved freshly upon His church. What a blessing to see God move in and through a body in such a powerful way.

“Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, so it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other. In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you. If your gift is serving others, serve them well. If you are a teacher, teach well. If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly. Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them.”

(Romans 12:4-9a NLT)

Today, the Western European Leaders & Missionary Conference starts with more than 300 pastors, missionaries and their families coming to be refreshed by the Lord. People have traveled here from more than a dozen different countries expecting the Holy Spirit to refresh them as they continue to faithfully follow God. Please pray for the conference: [1] Jesus exalted, honored & glorified [2] Holy Spirit will powerfully impact each and every person [3] unity with all those fellowshiping together [4] spiritual/mental/physical health & refreshment of every missionary, speaker, staff and volunteer [5] speakers and their families (Todd Johnson, Damien Kyle, Brian Broderson & Bob Coy) [6] worship leader and his family (Scott Cunningham) [7] God's wisdom and discernment in all decision making and smooth running operations

Below are our personal prayer requests and some of the events we have scheduled for the next few months. If you know anyone in these areas (Austria • Maine • Indiana • California) then please forward this email to them and encourage them to join us.

AUSTRIA (SCHLOSS HEROLDECK) EVENTS

Sunday, August 10th to Saturday, August 16th

Serving at the European Missionaries, Pastors & Leaders Conference

EAST COAST (USA) EVENTS

Friday, August 22nd to Sunday, August 24th

Serve with Pastor Ken Graves at CC Bangor in Maine

Wednesday, August 27th to Sunday, August 31st

Serve with Pastor Joe Mann at CC Fort Wayne in Indiana

Friday, September 5th to Monday, September 8th

Serve with Pastor Tom Camp at Harvest Chapel in Lafayette

Wednesday, September 10th until mid October

Break to seek the Lord for future of the tnG ministry

WEST COAST (USA) EVENTS

Saturday, October 18th 6pm

EDIFY Concert at CC Living Water in Corona, CA

Sunday, October 19th 8:30am & 10:30am

Worship at CC Living Water in Corona, CA

Saturday, October 25th 5:30pm

Music Ministry at Camp Pendleton Marine Corp Base in CA

Monday, November 10th until Thursday, November 13th

Worship Leaders Conference in Murrieta Hot Springs, CA

Saturday, December 13th 5:30pm

Music Ministry at Camp Pendleton Marine Corp Base in CA

Please continue to pray for the Take No Glory team: [1] time and intimacy with Jesus [2] unity in the team [3] effectiveness and spiritual fruit [4] supernatural protection (hearts, souls, and minds) [5] health [6] marriages (Ian & Johnna · Jeff & Melaine · Boy & Elena · Eric & Mandy) [7] kids (Nadiya, Elijah, Eden, Kanani and baby Utile!) [8] other servants (Landon, Chris, Connor, Kalei, Kauhi, Naili, Landrew) [9] preparation for the concerts and outreaches [10] financial provision for what's ahead & all our debts to be paid.

Joyfully serving Jesus,

The Take No Glory Team

landon bailey · chris eggert · jeff huff · melanie huff · connor marone · baby utile · ian utile · johnna utile · boy vierra · elena vierra · kalei vierra · kanani vierra · kauhi vierra · nadiya vierra · naili vierra · eden wood · elijah wood · eric wood · mandy wood · landrew woolworth

Take No Glory is a musicianary band of Christians that desire to be founded on the Bible & empowered by the Holy Spirit who are simply saying "Yes!" to the call and commission of the Lord Jesus Christ. These musicianaries do this through responsive lives of worship that love God, love others, and primarily serve the world through music & preaching; all for the glory of God alone! This ministry team offers their new rock worship album “Wake Me Up” to download freely from their website, directly to your computer, so you can put it on an MP3 player or burn it on a CD. Download this free Christian music and please let your friends know about it, or you can make copies yourself and give CDs away J Unauthorized duplication is encouraged and appreciated J May The LORD Bless You!

3 comments:

JanRockwell said...

I just located your blog, because I have a search engine that sends me email whenever Gospel For Asia comes up.
I just want to say that I appreciate your, "Freely you have received, freely give" policy. This is very rare in our world today, even in "Christian" circles. May God bless you as you serve Him.
Janice Rockwell
Gospel For Asia Volunteer

Bob and Lori Scata said...

Eric and Mandy. Just wanted to encourage you regarding the call the Lord has on your life using the gift of music which was clearly evident at the Retreat at the Castle last week. We were blessed by each member of the team and appreciate the opp to speak with you both individual through the week..as well as Landan. May the Lord bless your travels to Rochester. I've told a few people you will be there so Lord willing, the right hand of fellowship will be extended to you in places you've never been. God bless you and the TNG team. Bob and Lori - Treviso IT

Anonymous said...

Mandy your ring is at the church in Spittal