Rev. Norman Sulaica, Jr. grew up in San Antonio, Texas. He attended Texas Lutheran University in Seguin, TX and Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, OH.
Pastor Norm, his wife, Laura, and their four children joined the Our Savior Family in 2003.

Grace and peace be with you from Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

John 1:14 (ESV) reads, “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth”.

The cry of a new born babe is a song of life and celebration. Laura and I experienced four such new voices. Our children are a breath of fresh air. Parents, we see our children as gifts and blessings from God. We see God’s grace of earth through them. I know dirty diapers and screaming children does not always feel like joy or grace. Yet, truth be told, our time with them are a joy.

Young Mary experienced these joys. A new song sung from the manger in a small cave near Bethlehem. This new song proclaimed to the world new life through God is upon us. God’s Son is with us! Our Savior, our Messiah, our Christ comes for our sake. Jesus, the infant baby, brings God’s plan of salvation to our human existence.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther writes, “The right and gracious faith which God demands is, that you firmly believe that Christ is born for you, and that his birth took place for your welfare.” We gather Christmas Eve because we believe Christ is our Savior. Christ washes away our sins; Christ overcomes evil; and Christ defeats death to give us eternal life. Luther continues, “The gospel teaches that Christ was born, and that he lived and suffered everything in our behalf. It is not simply said, Christ is born, but to you he is born.”

We gather on Christmas Eve at 6 pm, and worship our Savior who brings us hope, freedom, and life eternal

God bless you,
Pastor Norm

Also from the Pastor Norm, Laura, and the Sulaica family, we wish you a very Merry Christmas.

Pastor Norms' Thoughts
December 2018