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Rev. Dr. Brian Snyder - Bower Hill Church

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Pastor’s Newsletter Message – May 2018

~ Though the Earth Should Change ~ “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea… There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God.” ~Psalm 46:1-4a Dear Members […]

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Pastor’s Newsletter Message – May 2018

Dear Members and Friends, The confirmation conundrum is that most kids join the church because their parents want them to do it. Worse, we ask them to align themselves with an ancient tribe (the church) at a time when they’d rather discover their own individual path. But our Bower Hill Confirmation Class of 2018 gives […]

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Pastor’s Newsletter Message – April, 2018

~ North Winds, South Winds ~ “ The wind [Spirit] blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes.  So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.” ~ John 3:8   Dear Members and Friends, Happy Easter […]

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Pastor’s Newsletter Message – March 2018

Dear Members and Friends, Some years ago, we used to host an annual Comedy Night to raise funds for our Haiti Water Projects.  Do you remember those?  A “stand-up” would come and do a comedy routine; people would buy tickets, and there was even a moderate amount of drinking.  (At first we held our comedy […]

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Pastor’s Newsletter Message – February, 2018

  ~ Pathways in Lent ~ “  God has put a sense of the past and the future into their minds, yet they cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the ending.” ~ Ecclesiastes 3:11   Dear Members and Friends, Have you ever walked a prayer labyrinth?  It’s not the same […]

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Pastor’s Newsletter Message – January 2018

~ Home by Another Way ~ “And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, [the Magi] departed into their own country another way.” ~Matthew 2:12 Dear Members and Friends, January needs a better agent. As the months of the year go, January and February are invariably the least […]

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Pastor’s Newsletter Message – December 2017

~ The Word Made Flesh ~ “In him was life, and the life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” ~John 1:4-5 Dear Members and Friends, Christmas is no time to try new things—especially in the kitchen or at church, right? At Christmas, […]

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Pastor’s Newsletter Message – November 2017

~ Building Towers ~ “Which of you, intending to build a tower, does not first sit down and estimate the cost, to see whether he has enough to complete it?” Dear Members and Friends, A man with a parrot on his shoulder attended services at his local synagogue on the first day of Rosh Hashanah. […]

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Pastor’s Newsletter Message – October 2017

~ In Their Time ~ “God has made all things beautiful in their time.”~             These lovely days of autumn, with their golden hues and gathering leaves!  It’s been a little hot, but fall is still a good time to reflect on time itself, to cast a backward glance over the years of your journey, […]

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Pastor’s Newsletter Message – September 2017

~ There Is a New Creation ~ “So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!  All this is from God who has reconciled us to [Godself] through Christ and given us the ministry of reconciliation.”~ Dear Members and Friends, As I write […]

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Pastor’s Newsletter Message – July/August 2017

~ Welcoming the Stranger ~ “Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” ~Hebrews 13:2   Dear Members and Friends, Have you ever found yourself among a bunch of happy, talkative people who were so glad to see each other that they barely noticed a stranger (you) in […]

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Pastor’s Newsletter Message – June 2017

~ Our Noisy Lives ~ “For God alone my soul waits in silence, for my hope is from God.” ~Psalm 62:5   Dear Members and Friends, Michelle and I were given a nice big television as a wedding gift, thirteen years ago.  It was one of those bulky, heavy TVs of former times.  It looked […]

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