Pastor's Weekly Notes (Page 3)

Every week Pastor Stertzbach provides a 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.


August 27, 2017

It is NOT flooding here. Folks back East sometimes think that a hurricane in Texas is affecting us in the whole West the way it is in Houston, but that is not the case. It is to be 103 here today.  So just because Texas is having unprecedented rain, do not think we are in the desert.  Yesterday was Baby Dedication Day…

August 20, 2017

Looking for the skinny on yesterday at Bethel? Here it is from my unprejudiced mouth …  ah, fingers.  The morning theme was praise to our God.  The message, songs, & all were focused on praise to Him.  It was delightful. The choir sang, “You Think of Me” in praising God for His personal care for each of His children.  Johnathan Burt accompanied…

August 13, 2017

Summer is almost ended.  PTL.  🙂 I am so glad that summer is ending.  In the SW desert, summer is our hardest time in terms of the weather.  The withering heat starts in April & by the end of August we are ready for some reprieve.  We look forward to winter which is our best time of the year.  While the North…

August 6, 2017

Back to hot-hot!  🙁 We have a week ahead without the temperature less than 100 any day this week.  🙁  There is no rain in the forecast.  The good thing is that the humidity will be almost nonexistent, but that means the temperatures will soar.  PTL that our God is in control of it all & He does all things well.  🙂 Yesterday…

July 30, 2017

Intern Finale! As they say, all good things must come to an end.  And yesterday was the end of our ten-week summer intern program for James Poon & Chris Salyer.  They have labored hard & long this summer.  Our church family has done an incredible job of feeding & caring for them.  So it was a bitter-sweet day for all of us. …