Browsing the December 2017 archive of The Pastor's Note

Good News Letter| December 25, 2017

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 12/28/17

December 25, 2017

Christmas Day


Today is born our Savior, Christ the Lord!


Dearest Friends in Christ,


Merry Christmas! ¡Feliz Navidad! I wish I could be able to say this personally to all of you as the Christian world gathers to celebrate the birth of our ... Read More »

A Word #177| Fourth Sunday of Advent| December 24, 2017

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 12/28/17

A Word #177

Fourth Sunday of Advent

December 24, 2017


Mary said, "Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word."


There is no greater “yes” than the “yes” of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It was her “yes” ... Read More »

A Word #176| Third Sunday of Advent (Gaudete Sunday)| December 17, 2017

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 12/14/17

“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice. Indeed, the Lord is near.”

Many of you have heard me at one time or another give several acronyms for the English word of Joy. For example, I have explained how the letters of joy spell out the order of ... Read More »

A Word #175| Second Sunday of Advent| December 10, 2017

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 12/07/17

“A voice cries out, ‘In the desert prepare the way of the LORD! Make straight in the wasteland a highway for our God!’”


If you haven’t already noticed, Advent is cut real short this year. Yes, there are four Sundays of Advent but this year there are only ... Read More »