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Take It With You 12.08.2019

Explore and Inspire As I prepared for my position here at Snyder, people would ask, “Are you ready for the tree?” I knew/know how important the tree is to Snyder and the community. Over the past year each group – 14 in all – has prepared for the Singing Christmas Tree; then, this past Tuesday, […]

Pastor’s Perspective 12-10-19

Pastor’s Perspective My heart is full with the blessing received from the gift Snyder presented to the Lord, it’s members and our community this past weekend. “Give Him my heart”……that’s the gift most important for each of us to give this Christmas. With that gift, oh, the gifts we receive in return by His grace […]

Pastor’s Perspective 12-03-19

This is the single busiest week of the year here at Snyder. The time, energy and resources we put into the Singing Christmas Tree each year is staggering. With so many moving parts, the Tree requires a lot of planning and attention to detail. None of this would be possible without some key people. Leaders […]

Take It With You 12.01.2019

Today is the first Sunday in Advent, that season of the church year that helps us turn our attention toward the birth of our Savior, Jesus. This Sunday in particular we light the candle of Hope. It helps us identify with the people of Israel as they prayed and hoped for the long-awaited Messiah who […]

Pastor’s Perspective 11-26-19

I had the privilege this past weekend to lead a marriage retreat for military couples of all branches of service at the Billy Graham Training Center in Asheville, commonly known as The Cove. There were couples there from 20 states as far away as California and Puerto Rico. With my military background and ministry as […]

Take It With You 11.24.2019

Explore and Inspire Revelation is hard. It’s tricky to understand, to parse out the literal from the figurative.  What literal and what is symbolic?  Then what do those symbols mean?  What do they represent?  How are they significant?  The answers to these questions require much more time and space than we have here, and I […]

Take It With You 11.17.2019

Explore and Inspire This is the testimony in essence: God gave us eternal life; the life is in His Son. So, whoever has the Son, has life; whoever rejects the Son, rejects life.   1 John 5:11-12 The Message Eternal life is a gift of God that only comes through Jesus Christ. This gift of […]

Pastor’s Perspective 11-20-19

The initial ticket distribution for this year’s Singing Christmas Tree has come & gone. People who did not get tickets can still go to www.snydermbc.com and put their name on the waiting list. We know from past experience that some folks will return tickets and those on the waiting list will be notified immediately. Along […]

Pastor’s Perspective 11-12-19

           There are a lot of things I enjoy talking about with my grandchildren. Death is not at the top of that list. I know it is something we all deal with at some point and we need to help our children process their thoughts when those times come. But I was not expecting the […]

Take It With You 11.10.2019

Explore and Inspire Eugene Peterson points out in his introduction to the letters of Peter that one of the most remarkable things about him – Peter’s ministry, his leadership, his guidance to the early church – is that he “maintained a scrupulous subordination to Jesus.” Here’s the disciple who was the first (and only) one […]