Word has been received from several sources that John Snow, who served on the pastoral staff of the Lititz, Pa., church and other Grace Brethren churches, died Thursday in a skiing accident in Vermont, where he was now living. Further details will be posted as they become available. Your prayers will be appreciated for his wife, Lucy, and other family members.
Here is part of John Snow’s statement to the Lititz congregation as he retired from that staff in 2007:
“Lucy and I have been praying for God’s direction as how best to serve our Lord in the upcoming retirement years. God has recently opened a door for us in Lyndon Center, Vermont at a Church which has experienced some difficulties and in their words is in need of healing. I met with the leaders and spoke there during a visit in January. A week ago they asked if I would consider coming as an interim pastor as soon as feasible from our end. I have made a commitment to them and we will be making the move during the last week of May. Interim positions are typically short term, but situations like this may require at least a year to work through various issues. So we will be relocating to the North Country (some people call it the Northeast Kingdom). It has been a privilege to be a part of this church for the past 8 ½ years. It is exciting to see how God is working in people’s lives. May God continue to enrich each of you as you follow Jesus. We would greatly appreciate your prayers as we work through the many details of transition.”
The following posting appeared on the website of a snowmobile club in Burke Mountain, Vermont:
Our heartfelt condolences go out to The John Snow family, as he perished yesterday in a skiing accident at Burke Mountain. John was the current President of the Burke Drift Skippers Snowmobile club, a past Lyndon Sno Cruisers club member and an avid supporter of many groups and projects in this area.