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Pastor’s Weekly Notes (Page 24)

December 6, 2015

Greetings & blessings to you all the way from Tucson!  So how is your weather where you are?  It will be about 78 here this afternoon.  The sun is shining brightly amidst scattered clouds.  It is indeed a beautiful day.  🙂  This is the reason we live in Southern Arizona.  And I welcome you to come too!  🙂 Yesterday was a wonderful…

November 29, 2015

After the holiday … Greetings from Tucson after the big holiday & all of the festivities.  I hope that you survived well.  We were thrilled to have two of our sons & their families here with us this year.  It was not the complete family, but our time together was sweet & delightful.  I hope yours was too!  🙂 Although our attendance…

November 22, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving to you!  🙂 Yes, Sunday was Thanksgiving Sunday at Bethel.  We sang thanksgiving songs all day & were reminded about the necessity of being thankful all the time.  I preached on “The Roots of Thanksgiving” bringing in some of the historical aspects of the American tradition of thanksgiving.  We had 91 in attendance. The choir did a wonderful job singing…

November 15, 2015

Vets Days!  Yesterday we recognized our veterans, but probably not as adequately as we should have!  I asked all of them to stand & the congregation acknowledged them.  I then did a reading about Iwo Jima that touched my heart & many people too.  PTL for all of our veterans & current service personnel! It was a cool day for us here…

November 8, 2015

MC Day at Bethel …  Yes, it was Missions Conference at Bethel yesterday.  We has Dave & Marilyn Janke from British Columbia; Miss Amanda Baker, a deputee to England; & Pastor John & Esther Uit de Flesch from an immigrant church in Charlotte, NC.  And they all did superbly.  Yesterday we had a Ladies Forum & a Men’s Forum during the Sunday…