Pastor's Weekly Notes (Page 3)

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 3, 2017

Greetings Friends!   Last Sunday morning was a delightful day in the Lord here at Bethel Baptist.  Now, we did not break any attendance records & did not baptize 3000 or added 500 to the membership in one day, but we had the presence of the blessed Holy Spirit Who was quite evident to all in attendance.  So PTL for this wonderful & joyous…

November 12, 2017

Hello from North Carolina! That’s right.  I am writing you the update today from Lattimore, NC at Ambassador Baptist College where I preached in chapel this morning.  They are treating me like a king too.    The students are a blessing & their love for the Lord is obvious in almost everything that I see here.  Today is their Day of Prayer. …

November 5, 2017

Missions Conference Sunday! Yes, yesterday was just that day for us at Bethel.  We had as our missionary guests, the Dr. Dave Shumate Family, the Dr. Dan Wokaty Family, & the James Yuen Family.  They were all delightful, fun, & a great blessing to all of us. In the AM service we had a flag parade by the children of the church…

October 29, 2017

Greetings again from Bethel in Tucson! I see on the weather map that it is getting quite cool up north right now.  When I hear talk about snow already, it makes my 90 degree temperatures not so bad.  But we are seeing  a cooling trend this week too.  It will be in the upper & mid 80’s all week long. I love…

October 22, 2017

A blessing & a challenge … Yesterday was a blessing in many ways, but similarly it was a challenge in some ways too.  Isn’t that the way with most of the Christian life?  It was a blessing to have each person in attendance yesterday.  Diane & I were particularly blessed to have a couple from Vermont in the services & then a…