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Rev. Dr. Brian Snyder - Bower Hill Church

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Pastor’s Newsletter Message – July 2020

~ Sanctuary ~ “How lovely is thy dwelling place, O Lord of Hosts! My soul longs, yea, faints for the courts of the Lord…Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, at thy altars, O Lord of Hosts…” ~Psalm 84:1-3 Dear Members and Friends, […]

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Pastor’s Newsletter Message – June 2020

~ All Seasons Are Good ~ ~ Ecclesiastes 7:10 “Do not say, ‘Why were the former days better than these?’ For it is not from wisdom that you ask this.” Dear Members and Friends, I’d be lying if I said these days were easy. A part of me believed that they would be—these days of […]

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Pastor’s Newsletter Message – May 2020

~ How the World Came Together ~ ~ Proverbs 25:25 “Like cold water to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.” Dear Members and Friends, The word “unprecedented” is starting to feel a little tired, don’t you think?  It worked at first, and I’ve used it more than once myself.  Maybe […]

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Pastor’s Newsletter Message – April 2020

~ Let Us Choose Love ~ “You will not fear…the pestilence that walks in darkness.” ~Psalm 91:5-6 PRAYER FOR A PANDEMIC ~Anonymous May we who are merely inconvenienced remember those whose lives are at stake. May we who have no risk factors remember the most vulnerable. May we who have the luxury of working from […]

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Pastor’s Newsletter Message – March 2020

~ Life to the World ~ “The bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” ~John 6:33 Dear Members and Friends, Happy Lent to you. I suppose Lent is more about obedience than happiness, but even the solemnest roads on the Christian journey are meant to bring […]

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Pastor’s Newsletter Message – February 2020

~A Time to Speak~ “To everything there is a season, and a time to every matter under heaven… a time to keep silence and a time to speak.” ~~Ecclesiastes 3:7 Dear Members and Friends, The trouble with Christmas is that it just comes too early in the season.  By the time you’re taking down the […]

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Pastor’s Newsletter Message – January 2020

~ 2020 for Perfect Vision  ~ “I am sure that the one who began a good work in you will bring it to completion…” ~ Philippians 1:6   Dear Members and Friends, What are your goals for 2020?  Are they the same old goals you gradually abandoned as 2019 inched to a close?  Mine are.  […]

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Pastor’s Newsletter Message – December 2019

~  Things to Ponder  ~ “But Mary kept all these things, pondering them in her heart.” ~ Luke 2:19 Dear Members and Friends, In one of the sweetest, most perplexing verses of Luke’s Christmas story, we get just a very brief snapshot into the sentimental heart of a mother.  After all the strange events that […]

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Pastor’s Newsletter Message – November 2019

~ Give Thanks ~ O give thanks to the Lord, for God is good; God’s steadfast love endures forever. Dear Members and Friends, Instead of burdening you with more of my words, it’s long been my habit in November to give you a poem about gratitude—maybe even one that you could use as the table […]

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Pastor’s Newsletter Message – October 2019

~ Music as Prayer ~ “I will solve my riddle to the music of a harp.” ~ Psalm 49:4b Dear Members and Friends, Hollywood occasionally reintroduces us to old music that our society has long-since forgotten, little bits of Americana that ring a homey and vaguely familiar sound in our ears.  This happened a lot […]

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Pastor’s Newsletter Message – September 2019

~ Together in September  ~ “Those who do not love a brother or sister whom they have seen, cannot love God whom they have not seen.” ~1 John 4:20 Dear Members and Friends, As I write this message to you, I’m still reflecting on a meeting that took place earlier today at the church.  A […]

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Pastor’s Newsletter Message – July and August 2019

~ Our Default Position ~ “Ants are creatures of little strength, yet they store up their food in summer.” ~ Proverbs 20:25 Dear Members and Friends, Summer life is our default position.  An anthropologist told me long ago that human beings are essentially tropical creatures.  We’re made to live in balmy climes, where an omnivorous […]

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