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Pastor's Weekly Notes

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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.

 

Veterans Day

Warm Fall Greetings from Tucson! The temperature here is in the low 80 or high 70’s each day.  It is absolutely beautiful weather, my favorite time of the year.  Diane & I got into our new downsized place & are busy putting away boxes of stuff.  We have different ideas of what downsizing means.  My male opinion is that we get rid of…

College Students and Quarterly Meetings

It was a royal treat! Last Sunday morning we had the delightful treat of hosting the International Baptist College Chamber Singers & Handbell Choir.  Dr. & Mrs. Ken Endean made the journey with them & he preached in the AM service.  It was wonderful to see the excitement of the young, energetic college kids in our Sunday service.  Their contagious enthusiasm was…

Hello from a cooler Tucson!

That is right.  It finally cooled off down here to the mid-80’s.  It is beautiful, & I love this weather.  Diane’s brother called last night from Denver & said he was driving in a blizzard condition.  I just smiled widely when I heard about that.  So if you are looking for some perfect weather from now until March, come on down to…

Welcome to Fall!

One of our church ladies is up in Wisconsin area staying with her aged mother.  She is in an independent living home, but they do not turn the heat on until the first of October no matter what the temperatures are.  It has been down in the forty’s & fifty’s there & the old people are freezing.  I know they are glad…

Babies and Baptisms

It was a good day!   Yesterday was blessed in very many different ways at Bethel.  PTL for the two young adults who were baptized & joined the church & another who joined.  So we had a total of three additions & two baptized.  That is enough to make even a Baptist preacher smile.   I preached in the morning service from II Corinthians…