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.


February 18, 2018

Tucson greetings again! Howdy from Tucson again.  I was gone this week to Ohio to pack up my mother to move her to Tucson from Canton, Ohio.  She is 91 years young.  It was time for her to move closer to us so that we can be there for her in her special times of need.  I was already taking care of…

February 11, 2018

Happy Valentine’s Day to you & your sweetheart!   It was “Sickly Sunday” here at Bethel yesterday.  Although our attendance was not down significantly, we had a ton of regular folks out with illness.  It is a good thing that we had so many new people & guests!   We had four new families AND the visiting missionary family of six.  So our number…

February 4, 2018

What a blessed day! Yesterday was a good one in almost every way here at Bethel!  Now, that does not happen all the time.  So I am overtly praising the Lord for such goodness from Above.  We had 93 in the morning attendance & 61 in the afternoon Annual Church Family Meeting. The morning service was opened in rousing congregational singing of…

January 28, 2018

Howdy from warm Tucson.  It was almost 80 degrees here yesterday.  Is that beautiful weather or what?   You know the problem with beautiful weather like that?  People naturally want to be outside picnicking, walking, & playing.  For that reason our attendance was down considerably yesterday.  Now … if that continues, I will have to start praying for cold, miserable weather.  You do…

January 21, 2018

Yesterday was a blessing!   Do you relish being able to worship with God’s people like we did here yesterday?  Or is Sunday a DUTY that you endure because you know you are supposed to do it?  The answer to those questions will tell you a lot about your happiness in your local church body or your displeasure.  Getting honest with yourself about…