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An Overwhelming Day

Greetings again from beautiful Tucson!  It is 82 here today.   As some of you may remember from my weekly note from last week, I resigned as the pastor of Bethel effective December 31st.  I cannot report on the services yesterday at Bethel because I was not there, but this weekly note gives explanation as to why it is needful for the church…

Yesterday

“We walk by faith & not by sight.”  II Cor. 5:7 Yesterday was an emotional day here at Bethel.  Firstly, our dear sister in the Lord, Shirley Ward, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday afternoon.  She had been declining at Banner UMC Hospital & this was expected from the doctors’ prognosis, but on the eve of the Lord’s Day,…

Missions Emphasis – Final Week

Bethel Baptist Friends, Warm greetings to all of you!  Our weather here in Tucson is absolutely perfect right now.  The cool nights & warm days up in the 80’s is very pleasant after the scorching summer.  Now we are heading into “our time of the year.”   Yesterday we finished our Missions Month Emphasis.  This was something new for me to attempt after…

October is Missions Emphasis Month for us here at Bethel!

We began the weekend on Saturday at noon at the Lakeside Park with an all-church picnic with the Art Cunningham Family from England!  It was absolutely perfect weather for a picnic too.  All credit for the outstanding day goes to our Missions Committee of Lance Owen, George Stevenson, Anna Carpenter, & Sean Gallagher.  These four people labored diligently & made the day so-o-o-o…

October 6

I preached last Sunday morning on the Fickleness of Lost Man from Acts 28:1-6.  There were a lot of sub-lessons in that particular message such as listen to the man of God when he speaks for God about our benefit.  Paul told the ship captain to NOT make the dangerous trip because the Lord had warned him.  Of course the lost captain…