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Pastor’s Perspective 05-21-19

This is one of those Mondays where I am exhausted from a very full weekend, but also basking in the afterglow of everything I experienced. The spring choir concert with the orchestra was exceptional! More than enjoyable, its content was rich and woven beautifully together. I found myself thinking about the amazing truth that our […]

Spring Concert 2019

Sunday, May 19th at 4:00 PM, Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra

Pastor’s Perspective 05-14-19

This is the season of graduations. Mothers’ Day weekend seems to be the weekend of choice for many college graduation ceremonies. I spoke with someone Sunday who had already been to two. He commented that both had challenged the graduates to go out and change the world. That certainly sounds like an appropriate challenge and […]

Pastor’s Perspective 05-07-19

  Some things are just too good not to share. Two years ago, I read “An Open Letter to Pastors” written by a “non-mom” about honoring mothers on Mother’s Day. Her name is Amy Young. She met a woman who doesn’t go to church on Mother’s Day because it is too hurtful. This particular woman […]

Pastor’s Perspective 04-30-19

  Every Sunday is special in that it is the day of the week we come together as God’s people to worship Him. But this coming Sunday will be even more so. Mark Rice will be giving an update to the congregation in both services on the work of our 2020 Vision committee. It has […]

Pastor’s Perspective 04-23-19

How quickly things can change. No sooner than Jesus begins His earthly ministry and we see people immediately dropping everything and leaving it all behind to answer His call to follow Him. Over the next three years, this relatively small group feels the momentum building. Jesus has miraculous power over nature, sickness and demons. He […]

Pastor’s Perspective 04-16-19

Another great weekend here at Snyder! Our youth did a phenomenal job leading us in worship in both services. Someone told me after the services that I am going to have to up my game since our youth pastors set the bar high by both preaching and singing. That’s not going to happen. You don’t […]

Pastor’s Perspective 04-09-19

I’ve been around long enough and talked to enough people from all walks of life to know that many of us struggle at times with doubts about whether what we are doing in life is really making any difference. Mothers of preschoolers come to mind. Their days all run together and seem to never end. […]

Pastor’s Perspective 04-02-19

I am sitting at my desk staring at two articles I have read within the past week on the subject church leaders everywhere seem to be trying to figure out: the decline in commitment to the local church. The first article was written by the President of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. The second by the […]

Pastor’s Perspective 03-26-19

This time last week I was at Disney World with our son and his family. It’s been a long time since I was there as a child. Some things are still the same. A lot has changed. The highlight of the week for me was experiencing the Magic Kingdom through the eyes of our grandchildren: […]