It was another good day at Bethel!

Although our attendance was not as good as last Sunday, it was still very good.  And we had a royal treat in store for us that we never expected!  A family of four showed up with their Bibles in hand.  They then told us they just arrived from an Air Force Base in England & were now stationing at Davis-Monthan here in Tucson.  But the incredible thing about it is that Wayne & Susan Magnusson who were former members here at Bethel had recommended our church to this family when they heard they were coming to Tucson.  Isn’t that amazing?  The new family was back for the evening service & seemed their teenagers seemed to connect with Pastor Seth & a couple of the teens.  THAT … was the start of a really good day.

The choir did another “WOW” song in the AM service.  The moving song seemed to be enjoyed by the choir, but not as much as by the congregation!  Our hearts were truly blessed.  Then Mrs. Elizabeth Gallagher on the violin & Pastor Seth on the piano teamed up on the song, “Now Thank We All our God.”  It was an amazing sound!  The smooth yet powerful sound of the violin was beautiful.  The string & keyboard together were in synch together for a tremendous offertory.  Well … it made me want to take another offering it was so good!  (But I did not.)

We read Hebrews 3:6-15 & I preached on “How Sin Deceives us.”  It was one of those services were the Spirit was working & we all knew it.  It would have been hard to not be stirred of God in some way by all the blessings of the day.

The evening service did not feature the choir who has been hard at work on their Christmas cantata performance coming on Sunday evening December 16th.  We missed them not singing, but it allowed for some extra congregational singing which for a singing church is always a plus.  And this was no exception.  Young Joseph Burt played a good cello offertory.  He is quite the growing, budding musician.  He was accompanied on the piano by Mrs. Emily Blewett.  After a rousing testimony time, I preached on “Peer Pressure.”  It was indeed a god day in so many respects.  PTL for each & every blessing from Above..  As they say, “God is good ALL THE TIME!”

Pastor Stertzbach