Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Joanne Snyder -- 1921-2005

Last night we attended a blessed memorial service for Joanne Snyder. Her son, Tim, and her daughter-in-law Karen, still attend New Life. Joanne had a wonderful life of following Christ. One thing we all learned is that her husband, Earl, was Nancy Ross's Sunday school teacher many years ago in Lakewood, WA. Turns out he had a profound influence on her. No one made the connection until last night.

Here is her memorial folder if you'd like to read more about her life. The hope of the gospel is a wonderful thing at a memorial service. Her is the scripture text that formed the basis of the message at the service:

Titus 3:4-7 But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, 5 he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, 6 whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7 so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

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