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.


June 7, 2015

Greetings to our friends from HOT Tucson! Summer arrived here with its triple digit heat. Whew, the desert floor can be stifling. No wonder the Indians went to the mountains during the summer. We stay with our air conditioning, but it would be impossible without the A/C! As Dr. Ed Nelson aptly said, “Air conditioning made this part of the country. Until…

May 31, 2015

Hot greetings from Tucson! Our summer weather arrived this week.  We had our coolest May in recent history, but it ended with the arrival of triple digit heat.  It has been a good run this spring, but now it is time for us to “face the heat.”  I cannot say that I look forward to it, but PTL for air conditioning.  🙂…

May 24, 2015

Greetings from Tucson! So what did you do for the holiday weekend?  We had a raft of folks gone on vacation, traveling, or ill, but in spite of that, we had two NEW, first-time families at bethel today!  🙂  Both had moved here recently & were looking for a good church.  Hey … they came to the right place, huh?  🙂 Our…

April 12, 2015

Greetings & Salutations from everyone at Bethel! Each month in this new year I have been trying to showcase one area of our ministry at Bethel several times. In January we keynoted the nursery ministry. In Feb it was the Men of Prayer. In March we magnified the Sunday School. And this month it was time to showcase the Teen Ministry. God…

August 2, 2015

It was a great day at Bethel yesterday!  Stay tuned if you are interested in the details of why. We had 103 in attendance in the AM & 57 in the PM.  But the richness of the day was in the AM Commissioning Service for Missionaries Jason & Leigha Carpenter just before their departure to Cambodia to serve as full-time missionaries to…