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Rev. Dr. Brian Snyder - Bower Hill Church

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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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Pastor’s Newsletter Message – May 2017

~ Maytime ~ “May the Lord turn to face you, lavishing peace upon you.” ~Numbers 6:26   Dear Members and Friends, Have you ever wondered why so many people get married in June?  Yes, it’s got some of the year’s finest weather, not too rainy or hot—which makes it ideal for open air weddings, or […]

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Pastor’s Newsletter Message – April 2017

~ Risen Indeed ~ “ The Lord is risen indeed and has appeared unto Simon.” ~ Luke 24:34   Dear Members and Friends, Sometimes in the busy season of Lent, I share a poem or long quote from a well-known writer.  Here’s a thought about the resurrection from the devotional author Frederick Buechner, given in […]

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Pastor’s Newsletter Message – March 2017

~ Freedom from Our Desires  ~ “The Spirit immediately drove Jesus out into the wilderness.  And he was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan, and he was with the wild beasts, and the angels ministered to him.” ~Mark 1:12-13   Dear Members and Friends, Lent begins neatly on the very first day of […]

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Pastor’s Newsletter Message – February 2017

~ Talking about Tomorrow ~ “Without counsel, plans go wrong, but with many advisers they succeed.” ~Proverbs 15:22   Dear Members and Friends, Church members sometimes ask me what I love about my job. Most of them don’t really know what I do aside from what they see on Sunday mornings. There’s much to love […]

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Pastor’s Newsletter Message – January 2017

~ A NEW THING ~ “Do not remember the former things, or consider the things of old. I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth. Do you not perceive it?” ~Isaiah 43:18, 19a Dear Members and Friends, One disadvantage to writing an old-fashioned paper newsletter is that it throws off a […]

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