Pastor's Weekly Notes (Page 22)

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.


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…

November 22, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving to you!  🙂 Yes, Sunday was Thanksgiving Sunday at Bethel.  We sang thanksgiving songs all day & were reminded about the necessity of being thankful all the time.  I preached on “The Roots of Thanksgiving” bringing in some of the historical aspects of the American tradition of thanksgiving.  We had 91 in attendance. The choir did a wonderful job singing…

November 15, 2015

Vets Days!  Yesterday we recognized our veterans, but probably not as adequately as we should have!  I asked all of them to stand & the congregation acknowledged them.  I then did a reading about Iwo Jima that touched my heart & many people too.  PTL for all of our veterans & current service personnel! It was a cool day for us here…