This is My Blood – The Cup of Christ

On Sunday we will be switching to a new theme, “This is My Blood.” We will meet at Bakkehaugen church at 4pm, where we will discuss “The Cup of Christ.”

Jesus was together with his disciples, gathered around the table eating the Passover meal, a celebration to remember how God had delivered the descendants of Abraham from Egypt and called them to be his people, confirming the covenant he had made with their ancestor. Then Jesus took a cup, gave thanks and gave it to them with these words: “This is my blood of the new covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins”.

What was Jesus talking about? What was this New Covenant? Why do we remember these words of Jesus constantly when we gather as Christians? As we approach Easter we want to remember and understand what changed with Jesus and why we now come from all corners of the earth, and gather around His table.

OiC Winter Activity day 2015

Welcome to OiC Winter Activity Day 2015!

Cross country skiing

Place: Øvresetertjern between Frogneseteren and Tryvann

Time: March 7, from 12-16pm

Transport: Metro line 1 to Voksenkollen or Frogneseteren, then walk 5-10 minutes north to Øvresetertjern

Whether you are born with skis or are experiencing the Norwegian winter for the first time, you are all welcome to join us for an afternoon outdoors. There will be a big bonfire to keep you warm. Continue reading

Service Sunday 19 February

fasting for justice

Photo credit: Justin Norman – Witness Against Torture

This Sunday we continue our series “Where thieves can’t break in”.

Brother Lemma Desta will be preaching about fasting. Lent is a season of fasting and reflection. Fasting sounds unrealistic and unnecessary for a modern consumer man. But where did the tradition of fasting come from? How to fast and how not?

Join us this Sunday at Bakkehaugen church at 4pm.

Children of God – Lost and Found

Meet us on Sunday at Bakkehaugen church at 4pm, where our theme will be Children of God – Lost and Found.

Photograph of a laughing sheepIf you are a parent, you have seen the excitement in your child when they hear a story, discover something or are telling you a story. You have also seen the light in their eyes when they see you after you’ve been away for some hours!

What do our eyes say when we hear or tell God’s stories? When we think about being reunited to Him? When we remember that we were lost and He found us?

This Sunday we want to join the children in finding what was lost! We will hear a story together before the children go to Sunday School and the grown ups stay to reflect on what we’ve seen and heard.

Welcome to our Children of God Service!

“I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children.” (Luke 10.21)