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A Pastor’s Perspective 07-12-2022

Christmas in July usually means some sort of retail store sale or some commercially driven event. Christmas in July for the church music minister, means a deadline has arrived. At Snyder, in order to stay on schedule for the Singing Christmas Tree [SCT], by July, I need to have the theme selected; the music chosen […]

Take It With You 07.10.2022

“I have often said that the sole cause of man’s unhappiness is that he does not know how to stay quietly in his room.” -Blaise Pascal Why does this observation ring so true? Why are we never content, and constantly need things to distract us? It is often thought that worldly goods, like money and […]

Take It With You 07.03.2022

In Bible School this past week we talked and sang about “Making Waves” and how what we do can change the world around us.  Our main theme verse was, “Whoever believes in me…Rivers of living water will flow from within them.”  John 7:38. Because of Christ, if we believe in Him, we are FREE to […]

A Pastor’s Perspective 06-28-2022

Sometimes we go through things as a society and it causes us to turn back to what really matters, like God, family and church, at least for a while. Churches were filled for months after 9/11/2001, but people gradually drifted away again. At the onset of COVID, you’d hear people say how much they hated […]

Take It With You 06.26.2022

The story in Matthew 4:1-11 is quite the drama.  If we were to write it out as a script to be played onstage or on screen, it would look something like this: Devil: If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread. Jesus: It is written: “Man shall not live on […]

Kenya Youth Mission Trip Final Post

Kenya Youth Mission Trip Final Post by Susie Reeder We have returned home from a truly amazing trip to our International Mission partner, Mission of Hope International in Kenya.  8 youth and 5 adults…so wish we had more, but it was a perfect group.  Everyone got along and did their best to participate and learn. […]

A Pastor’s Perspective 06-22-2022

One week before, arguably, the biggest week of the summer. My office is packed with decorations, craft supplies, snacks, cardboard boxes, lots of beach balls and pool noodles. I have poured over the curriculum, prayed for leaders, and made so many to-do lists. The schedule has been gone over, tweaked, and tweaked again. Snacks, have […]

Kenya Youth Mission Trip, Day 7

Kenya Blog Post Day 7 by Giles Blankenship On Earth As It Is In Heaven In our Father s house there are many many rooms. Jesus prepares a place for us. In our Fathers house there is singing and worship. Holy holy holy is the Lord almighty, who was and is and is to come; […]

Take It With You 06.19.2022

“Some read the Bible to learn, and some read the Bible to hear from heaven.”  Andrew Murray Andrew Murray, a South African missionary in the late 1800s into the early 1900s, is well known for his many devotional writings. Murray’s writings reflect his understanding that the Holy Scriptures connect us to the living God and […]

Youth Kenya Mission Trip, Day 5

Youth Kenya Mission Trip, Day 5 by Hannah Reeder Today we woke up and had our wonderful breakfast that was prepared for us. I am so thankful for the people who prepare our food and greet us with warm smiles in the morning. We headed off to take our sponsored children to see giraffes. The […]