Let’s celebrate the Norwegian National Day together! On this day, everyone in Norway will be outside to celebrate: eating ice-cream, sausages and wave the Norwegian flag.
Program together with OiC:
Breakfast with KIA at 09.30, Misjonssalen, Holbergs Plass. (take trikk 11, 17 or 18, or it’s possible to walk from Nationaltheateret). You are very welcome to pay a voluntary amount of money for the breakfast.
Potluck barbecue at 17.00, at Lyder Sagens Gate 7. (trikk 17 or 18 to Bislett, or walk from Majorstuen) Bring something to grill!
Other things that are going on in the city:
From 10-13: the children’s parade, starting from different places, but all are going up Karl Johans Gate and will pass the castle.
Around 16.30: the King’s guard have a drill show at Huseby leir
Many Norwegians will wear “Bunad”, the national costume, on this day. But don’t worry if you don’t have one – put on some other nice clothes
Coming up soon, we will have both a girls night and a boys night in OiC! In both evenings, there will be a time with talk connected to the Sundays preaching: relationship.
Girls night: Friday 3rd of May, 6pm at Annari`s place Kildals vei 37. Buss 70 to Manglerudveien and 5 minutes walk from there. We will have a potluck, so bring a dish of something you want to shear with the rest. If you have clothes you are tired of and want to change with someone, bring them and we will have time for that.
Boys night: Saturday 4th of May, meet at Ulsrud metro station 4pm Saturday 4th May. Put on clothes that fit with the weather, we will be outside in any kind of weather. Will be a bonfire!
In the end of this week we will send the extra offering we had for the project in Pakistan because of the emergency situation that is there now. You are also welcome to give via the bank. Mark the payment with “extra gift Lahore” and it will be sent together with the extra offering we had.
Read about the situation here
Easter is coming up, and if you are in town, you are welcome to come to our events for easter!
29th of March – Good Friday: We will gather at 7pm, at Skøyenbakken 3b. We will have a short program: read from the Bible, sing and pray together. And the rest of the evening we will just hang out and spend time together. There will be potluck dinner, so bring food to share!
31st of March – Easter Celebration: We will gather from 1 pm, at Lyder Sagens Gate 7. On the program is potluck dinner from 2:30pm and Easter service at 4pm. Bring food to share for dinner!
Hope to see you there! Welcome!
Maybe you have heard about the riots in a Christian neighborhood in Lahore, Pakistan. This is not far away from where the pastor that OiC supportes lives, just 5 minutes by car.
The riots started Friday evening by a large group of muslim people accusing a young man for having insulted the prophet. People had to flee from their homes to save their children and themselves.
Nearly 200 houses, including two Churches were set on fire. The rescue team struggled the whole day to extinguish the fire, and the place now looks like ruins.
The pastor writes to us: “We spent the whole day in the affected place and distributed water bottles and juice to the Children and other persecuted people.”
Please pray for this situation:
- for the affected families, that are moving around in shelters with their small children
- that this riot will not spread to other areas
- for God to give strenght to the people in this situation
- for the other Christians and the Churches in this area
Pictures from the damages: