Tuesday, October 28, 2008

A wow night at Calvary Towers (10/23)

It was our first visit to Calvary Towers. They've wanted Brotherhood to sing for a while but could not set a date. Well, the wait was worth it, Praise God! What a time of praise and worship we had as we ministered in song and Word.

A sprinkling of new music along with a heapful of old favorite hymns and choruses was warmly received. Each member of Brotherhood shared from their heart. The people raised their hands to heaven as we sang "Learning To Lean", "In The Cross" and "Because He Lives". On the lively numbers, they clapped and joined in singing "When We All Get To Heaven", "Goodbye World, Goodbye" and "I'll Fly Away" (they knew the words, of course!).

After a brief message, Brotherhood concluded with gospel classics, "How Great Thou Art" and "There's A Sweet, Sweet Spirit". At the altar call, many asked for salvation and a healing touch in their body. And, those moments made it the grandest finale of all. Our efforts are not in vain, but through prayer and dedication, we give glory and honor to Jesus Christ.

Yes... the wait was truly worth it!! Amen!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Gospel Nite with Lillie Knauls (10/20)

A popular phrase, "A good time was had by all" truly sums up the evening! Lots of fun, laughter, sharing, congregational hymn singing, quartet and soulful gospel music. Linda Nuzum shared a solo from her CD and Brotherhood sang a few songs between Lillie's sets including an uptempo "Nothing But The Blood".

Even as a "senior lady", Ms. Lillie Knauls still looks and sounds great - a broad smiling face and full of the joy of the Lord! Throughout the night, she encouraged the congregation to join in singing such favorites as "He's Got The Whole World In His Hands", "His Eye Is On The Sparrow" and her signature song, "O Happy Day". Currently known as part of Gaither's Homecoming group, Lillie was also a member of the Edwin Hawkins Singers who made that last song a mainstream hit in 1969.

Brotherhood was priviledged to join Ms. Knauls singing "Walkin' On Dry Land", a song she penned awhile back but with a country twist. It's included on her current album which won a Dove Award. If you get the chance, don't miss out seeing Lillie Knauls in concert. You will be thrilled and blessed... we sure were! If all goes well, concert photos will follow.

"Live In Lakeland" CD now available

On October 16, 2008, the dream became a reality for Brotherhood. Unknown to us all, our August concert at Victory Assembly in Lakeland, FL was videotaped. Brotherhood was given a copy and, thanks to advanced technology, a masterful CD was created. First, and foremost, we want to thank God Almighty for His faithfulness and providing this opportunity to advance His kingdom through music. God is good... all the time! Also, a special thanks to Vaughn Rhea (an accomplished musician, song writer and sound technician) who helped greatly in the production.

This CD includes a dozen wonderful, well-known gospel songs - old and new. There's also an added bonus - a track where Dan shares his heart with us from the word of God. All proceeds received go back to support Brotherhoods' outreach ministry.