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Happy Thanksgiving! We all have so much to be thankful for, well beyond the physical blessings. We have been chosen by God to be His sons and joint-heirs with Christ! No matter what we gain or lose in this world, that can never be taken away from us. For that we can always be truly thankful.
NEW “SOVEREIGN CD” NOW AVAILABLE - Our new 11 song CD of corporate worship songs, “Sovereign” is now out just in time for Christmas! These are songs that will encourage you everyday in your home, car, work, iPod and will serve as a wonderful supplement to your personal devotional time each day. Each member of the Itzels leads worship throughout the CD. The songs are: Come Thou Fount, Almighty, At The Cross, In Christ Alone, Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone), It Is Well, Whom Shall I Fear, Sovereign, Come As You Are, Behold Our God, and All I Have Is Christ.
NEW “CONCERT OF WORSHIP” TOUR - Coinciding with the new CD is the new tour that is unlike any we have ever undertaken in our 25 years. Rather than out typical ministry of singing teaching songs to the congregation, we are going to have the congregation worship together with us. This corporate worship focus has already been received very well by pastors and worship leaders and we hope to fill out our calendar for every Sunday morning and evening of 2015. If you would like to bring the Itzels’ “Concert of Worship” to your church, you can print off our flyer on our website at billandkarenitzel.com and give it to your Pastor or Worship Leader.
YEAR END GIVING - We thank you for your generosity and your willingness to support our ministry and are honored by the trust your gifts demonstrate. As we come to the end of 2014, your year end gift to Bill and Karen Itzel Ministries can help in many ways. It can help pay for our outreach trip to Nicaragua each year as well as the thousands of free CD’s we give away as an evangelistic tool. Your gift can also help us cover day-to-day operating expenses of the concert ministry not covered by love offerings. Our supporter gifts have allowed us to continue full-time for 25 years.
Once you've made your gift using your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express via our secure server at BKMinistry.org, we will send you a year-end receipt for the IRS. All gifts to Bill and Karen Itzel Ministries are tax deductible. If for some reason you are uncomfortable giving through the Internet, you are welcome to call and make your gift by telephone (410-925-0687). We take seriously our God-given responsibility to be a wise, honorable steward of every donation we receive. We thank you for your consideration of our ministry.
CHRISTMAS GIFTS - Just a note to remind you that our Sovereign CD, as well as our other music, make great Christmas gifts. Be sure to order online at billandkarenitzel.com before December 10th to get your gifts by Christmas!
NEW YEAR’S EVE CONCERT OF WORSHIP - We will be debuting our new Concert of Worship on New Year’s Eve. Mark your calendars for our Annual Homecoming/Album Dedication concert at the Forcey Bible Church 2130 E. Randolph Rd. Silver Spring, MD 20904 at 6 PM. A love offering will be taken and it is your last chance of the year to give a tax deductible donation to Bill & Karen Itzel Ministries. We hope to see you all there.
WE’RE GETTING OUR DRUMMER BACK! - Ryan has spent the last year on campus at Lancaster Bible College and has only been able to tour with us on a limited basis. He will be continuing his education (and finishing a year earlier in doing so) online, so he will be able to tour with us each week for the Concert of Worship tour. We, like many of you missed him onstage, and are excited to have the whole family together again!
UPCOMING DATES - Make sure to come see us in concert when we are in your area! Here are the concerts we have scheduled for April and May: Go to billandkarenitzel.com for more details:
Spencerville Free Methodist - Spencerville, MD - December 7 - 10:45 AM
Frederick Alliance - Frederick, MD - December 7 - 6 PM
LaVale Baptist - LaVale, MD - December 14, 10:45 AM
God’s Ark of Safety - Frostburg, MD - December 14, 6:30 PM
North Glen Baptist - Glen Burnie, MD - December 20, 8 PM
Bradburn Memorial Bible - District Heights, MD - December 21, 11 AM
Trinity Reformed Church - Rockwood, PA - December 21, 6:30 PM
Grace Memorial Community Church - Cumberland, MD - December 28 - 11 AM
Forcey Bible Church - Silver Spring, MD - December 31, 6 PM
Until next time,
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and Christmas!
Bill Itzel has been a worship leader and singer/songwriter for almost 30 years and is based in Westminster, MD. His family tours and leads worship, not only in their home church (Mt. Airy Bible Church), but around the country. This is a blog about congregational worship and the latest news in the The Itzel's ministry.