Pastor's Weekly Notes (Page 2)

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.


January 14, 2018

79 degrees yesterday & the same today.  Is this weather paradise or what?   Yesterday was SPUD Day at Bethel.  The Homebuilder’s Adult Bible class sponsored baked potatoes after the evening service last night in the Fellowship Hall for the entire church.  They had all the fixin’s for the spuds plus veggies & stuff for the dieters too.  It was entirely lovely for…

January 7, 2018

Greetings & blessings upon you! We had a blessed day at Bethel Baptist yesterday.  Many of the traveling folks returned from their holiday adventures, but many of the “walking dead” who are still struggling with the flu & its attentive compatriot, the congestion scourge, are still away from us.  And we miss them all, but we are content that they get better…

December 31, 2017

Happy New Year! It was a holiday & flu weekend for us here at Bethel.  We had the lowest attendances of my twelve years here as pastor, but it was due to so many folks being away for the holidays AND a huge episode of the flu!  Aside from that, we had a good Lord’s Day at Bethel.  It may have been…

December 24, 2017

Merry Christmas! It was the holiday weekend & to be sure many of our folks were out of town with their loved ones.  Also the flu bug is raging in this area, & we had some folks out due to illness too.  So although attendance was a bit down, it was still a special time together to rejoice in the birth of…

December 17, 2017

Winter finally arrived in Tucson. 🙁 We got a cold front that came through (& is still hanging around) that dropped our temps to the low sixties during the day. It brought rain with it & that alone caused many Zonies to not attend our Christmas choir & drama last night. We had a respectable attendance, but not what we expected. The…