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.


May 20, 2018

Greetings & Salutations, Hello from warm Tucson!  It is 95 here today which is still pleasant (except in the direct sun rays.)  It is heading up into the triple digits soon,.  So we are enjoying it while we can.   Yesterday was a most wonderful day here at Bethel Baptist.  We enjoyed the ministry of two choice missionaries who we have supported for…

May 13, 2018

Happy Mother’s Day.  That was the clarion call yesterday.  And it was fitting indeed! We were glad to honor mothers in particular & all women in general yesterday.  The reason for that is that for many women, MD is the saddest day of the year.  Some had a mother that rejected them; some memories of bad relations with a mother or step-mother;…

April 2018

In Sunday school, we have been going through a study of different cults and religious systems. We are living in a society that is religiously pluralistic, yet there are absolute truths from the Bible that are contrary to other belief systems. Christians should be aware of these differences, and also know how to address these differences from God’s Word. Otherwise, our responses…

April 8

Last Sunday was Founder’s Day with Dr. Ed Nelson as our keynote speaker! We were so delighted to welcome back to our pulpit, Dr. Ed Nelson who was the founder of Bethel Baptist.  He is 94 years young now & as vibrant as ever.  J  Although he is not as physically strong as he used to be, he is spiritually resplendent & was…

April 1, 2018

He is risen!  PTL for that indisputable fact & all that it entails.   Sunday was a blessed day of victory here at Bethel.  We had a wonderful attendance with several visiting families & many of our regulars.  PTL for this blessing.  Then the choir did an outstanding job on “See What a Morning.”  They were hitting on all eight cylinders.  The sound…