Browsing the March 2018 archive of The Pastor's Note

A Word #190| Easter Sunday of the Lord's Resurrection| April 1, 2018

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 3/29/18

On entering the tomb they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a white robe, and they were utterly amazed. He said to them, "Do not be amazed! You seek Jesus of Nazareth, the crucified. He has been raised; he is not here.”


Even ... Read More »

A Word #189| Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion| March 25, 2018

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 3/22/18

Rather, he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, coming in human likeness; and found human in appearance, he humbled himself, becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.


After five weeks of Lent, we have finally arrived at Holy Week. As in ... Read More »

A Word #188| Fifth Sunday of Lent| March 18, 2018

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 3/15/18

“Amen, amen, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but if it dies, it produces much fruit.”


Maybe you have seen those bumper stickers: “Keep Portland Weird.” Although it may not be the ... Read More »

A Word #187| Fourth Sunday of Lent| March 11, 2018

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 3/08/18

"For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son…”


We have all heard the expression: “There is no such thing as a free lunch,” meaning, it is impossible to get anything for nothing. Although the exact origins of this phrase is unknown, there is some ... Read More »

A Word #186| Third Sunday of Lent| March 4, 2018

Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 3/01/18

His disciples recalled the words of Scripture, Zeal for your house will consume me.


What does it mean to be zealous? I think most people will associate zeal with religious or cultic fanaticism or extremism. Yes, current events and history have provided disturbing and tragic examples of the ... Read More »