Pastor's Weekly Notes

The Weekly Note is Pastor Stertzbach’s 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.


April 8

Last Sunday was Founder’s Day with Dr. Ed Nelson as our keynote speaker! We were so delighted to welcome back to our pulpit, Dr. Ed Nelson who was the founder of Bethel Baptist.  He is 94 years young now & as vibrant as ever.  J  Although he is not as physically strong as he used to be, he is spiritually resplendent & was…

April 1, 2018

He is risen!  PTL for that indisputable fact & all that it entails.   Sunday was a blessed day of victory here at Bethel.  We had a wonderful attendance with several visiting families & many of our regulars.  PTL for this blessing.  Then the choir did an outstanding job on “See What a Morning.”  They were hitting on all eight cylinders.  The sound…

March 25, 2018

Greetings to you & yours from warm Tucson!   Last week in the weekly note, I did not catalog the service, but rather wrote a pastoral note about sheep bites.  I got some appreciated feedback from it that told me that others liked that.  Some others told me subsequently that they also like the weekly report from my perspective on the church services…

March 2018

For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand.  I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of the wicked.                 Psalm 84:10   We are keynoting our ushers this month here at Bethel.  The usher crew is led by Mr. Steve Near who faithfully attends to his crews & the…

March 2018

Praise the Lord for 5 teenagers who understood the Gospel and called to God for salvation! We had a teen evangelistic rally this past month, and while the overall attendance was not what we had hoped for, God knew what was best. Pray that we will be able to work with these 2 guys and 3 girls, to help them understand how…