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Rev. Dr. Brian Snyder - Bower Hill Church

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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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Pastor’s Newsletter Message – June 2019

~ Words, Words, Words ~ “YOU SEE WITH WHAT LARGE LETTERS I AM WRITING TO YOU, AS I WRITE WITH MY OWN HAND!”  ~Galatians 6:11 Dear Members and Friends, When old Polonius asks Hamlet, “What do you read, my lord?” the dispirited prince looks up from his book just long enough to respond dismissively, “Words, […]

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Pastor’s Newsletter Message – May 2019

~ Of Pilgrims and Pilgrimages ~ “You shall have a song as in the night when a holy feast is kept; and gladness of heart, as when one sets out to the sound of the flute to go to the mountain of the Lord, to the Rock of Israel.”  ~ Isaiah 30:29     Dear […]

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Pastor’s Newsletter Message – April 2019

~ The Promise of Easter ~ “God raised the Lord and will also raise us up by his power.” ~ I Corinthians 6:14 Dear Members and Friends, Here’s an Easter poem written by Samuel Longfellow, the lesser-known brother of Henry: O Life that maketh all things new The blooming earth, the thoughts of men! Our […]

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Pastor’s Newsletter Message – March 2019

~ Marching Orders ~ “In the spring of the year, the time when kings go forth to battle, David sent his servants…and besieged Rabbah. But David remained at Jerusalem.” Dear Members and Friends, The month of March is named for Mars, the Roman god of war. (See the quote at the top of the page […]

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Pastor’s Newsletter Message – February 2019

~ Think about These Things ~ “ Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” ~Philippians 4:8 Dear Members and Friends, January is surely the most […]

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Pastor’s Newsletter Message – January 2019

~ Former Days and Future Days ~ “Say not, ‘Why were former days better than these?’ For it is not from wisdom that you ask this.”   Dear Members and Friends, Happy 2019 to you!  The world keeps a-turning at the same speed as ever, never slowing, never stopping, never pausing to cast a backward […]

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Pastor’s Newsletter Message – December 2018

~ Christmas Decorations ~ “Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.” ~ Matthew 1:23 Dear Members and Friends, Two summers ago, I had the strange task of finally clearing out my grandmother’s house in Clarion […]

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Pastor’s Newsletter Message – November 2018

~ Love’s Austere and Lonely Offices ~ “In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” ~ I Thessalonians 5:18 Dear Members and Friends, In November, I always cut back on the friendly chatter and instead share a poem or a story about the joys of giving thanks. […]

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Pastor’s Newsletter Message – October 2018

~ The Life of Every Living Thing ~ “But ask the animals, and they will teach you; the birds of the air, and they will tell you…and the fish of the sea will declare to you… In God’s hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of every human being.” ~Job 12:7-10 […]

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