Pastor's Weekly Notes (Page 21)

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.


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…

July 26, 2015

PTL for a truly great day at Bethel yesterday! You do not hear me using that language very often because it is not worthy of it, but yesterday was an excellent day here at Bethel.  I am so glad that the interns were here to see it.  Today at lunch we discussed with them WHY it was that kind of day.  The…

July 19, 2015

Greetings dear friends! It has been a whole week since I wrote to you.  A lot of water passes under the bridge in both of our lives during that much time.  Things seem to speed up faster & faster as the world spins more out of control.  But this is the day the Lord has made & we must rejoice & be…

July 12, 2015

Greetings & Salutations from warm Tucson. It is nice to chat with you again from the SW desert.  We have our almost daily triple digit heat still, but we are getting deeper into the monsoon season when we occasionally get an afternoon or evening thundershower.  That is a big treat for us in the desert.  Not only do we need the rain,…

July 5, 2015

Howdy from Tucson! It is Hot here! We rarely have a day below 100 during this time of the year. For eight months we say “This is great. Why doesn’t everyone move to Tucson?” But for these four months each year, we say, “Why do I live here?” 🙂 We concluded our VBS with a open church dinner on Sunday evening for…