Pastor's Weekly Notes (Page 20)

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 24, 2016

Greetings again from warm Tucson!  It has been a couple of weeks since I updated you on Bethel Baptist.  I was in Ohio, Wisconsin, & Illinois on an emergency trip for my elderly mother & I spoke at a Pastor & Deacon Retreat at Camp Joy.  So it has been an eventful couple of weeks for me at least. 🙂  But I…

December 20, 2015

Merry Christmas to you!  I imagine that you had a good day in the Lord at your place of worship yesterday as we did.  The weather was cool (for us), but perfect in sunshine.  And the exodus to the relatives’ homes did not begin until after the morning service.  So it was a delightful day for which I truly praise the Lord!…

December 13, 2015

Merry Christmas to all of our friends!  We rejoice in the blessed virgin birth of our Lord Jesus Christ.  PTL for such a miraculous event for us all. We had our annual Christmas Choir & Drama Performance this weekend.  On Friday night we had 92 & the Sunday evening performance was packed out with 125.  Because we tear down the chairs & use tables…

December 6, 2015

Greetings & blessings to you all the way from Tucson!  So how is your weather where you are?  It will be about 78 here this afternoon.  The sun is shining brightly amidst scattered clouds.  It is indeed a beautiful day.  🙂  This is the reason we live in Southern Arizona.  And I welcome you to come too!  🙂 Yesterday was a wonderful…

November 29, 2015

After the holiday … Greetings from Tucson after the big holiday & all of the festivities.  I hope that you survived well.  We were thrilled to have two of our sons & their families here with us this year.  It was not the complete family, but our time together was sweet & delightful.  I hope yours was too!  🙂 Although our attendance…