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Every week Pastor Stertzbach provides a summary of the ministry. This is an update on the services, the attendance, the weather, and other musings of Pastor reflecting how the Sunday services stirred the hearts of the people toward the things of the Lord.

 

August 13, 2017

Summer is almost ended.  PTL.  🙂 I am so glad that summer is ending.  In the SW desert, summer is our hardest time in terms of the weather.  The withering heat starts in April & by the end of August we are ready for some reprieve.  We look forward to winter which is our best time of the year.  While the North…

August 6, 2017

Back to hot-hot!  🙁 We have a week ahead without the temperature less than 100 any day this week.  🙁  There is no rain in the forecast.  The good thing is that the humidity will be almost nonexistent, but that means the temperatures will soar.  PTL that our God is in control of it all & He does all things well.  🙂 Yesterday…

July 30, 2017

Intern Finale! As they say, all good things must come to an end.  And yesterday was the end of our ten-week summer intern program for James Poon & Chris Salyer.  They have labored hard & long this summer.  Our church family has done an incredible job of feeding & caring for them.  So it was a bitter-sweet day for all of us. …

May 21, 2017

Another great day!  🙂 Last Sunday was a wonderful day here at Bethel Baptist.  The attendance was good with 94 in the AM & 54 in the PM, but the spirit of the services was what was outstanding.  There are two things that tell me about the tone of the spirit of the church family on any given day.  One is how…

April 30, 2017

Happy Monday, It is my joy to visit again with you & bring you up-to-date on Bethel & yesterday’s activities here in the desert.  So hang on.  Here we go.  🙂 The attendance was not that great, but the AM service was sterling!  The congregational singing was vibrant & rich.  I mention that because in many churches the congregation hardly murmurs in…