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.


July 8

A bust or best? Last Sunday could be either depending on how you look at it.  We had the lowest attendance on a Sunday morning in the thirteen years that I have been here.  So that was a bust.  Also Pastor Seth had a bad case of kidney stones that put him out of commission all day too.  And wouldn’t you know…

July 1, 2018

Hot greetings from Tucson!  (It is 108 here today.)  We are in our brutal summer weather just before the monsoons begin, but we are anxiously anticipating the rains anytime.  Bring it on!  Last Sunday was a wonderful AM service with some special events included that were thrilling to the congregation.  Let me tell you about them. Our summer interns organized a special…

June 24, 2018

Howdy from hot Tucson!  It is 108 here today. Last Sunday was we had two new families in the AM service.  Both were complimentary & seemed very interested in Bethel.  That is a good sign. So in spite of the fact that many folks are away on vacation, we had some visitors which is quite promising.  The AM service itself was encouraging…

June 17, 2018

It was a different day for us indeed … Last Sunday was probably the most emotional Sunday we have had here at bethel since I came over twelve years ago.  We had two deaths in the church family in one week.  One was a senior citizen with terminal liver cancer, Mrs. Katy Kahn.  We had expected her home going but not this…

June 10, 2018

Greetings to all across the fruited plain!  It is still hot as a firecracker here in Tucson, but … Tropical Storm Bud in the Gulf of California promises to bring us some relief tomorrow & Saturday & some RAIN!   We have not had a drop since February 28th & we are as dry as a bone which makes flash fires very dangerous here.  So we are looking…