Betel Seventh-day Adventist Church is the oldest Seventh-day Adventist Church in Norway, founded in 1879.
Betel – A House of Prayer for All Nations!
Bible study at 10.00 AM and divine service at 11.15 AM every Sabbath (Saturday):
You are invited to our divine services every Saturday at 11:15 am. You are also welcome to join our Bible study before the service at 10:00 am. Akersgata 74, entrance from Thor Olsens gate (street), towards the North in the center of Oslo. Click here for a map. The sermons in Betel are either held in Norwegian with English translation available (on our new translation system!), or they are held in English with live translation into Norwegian from the pulpit.
The Betel SDA Church is an international or multicultural church. This you will realize if attending worship here during July and August. The Filipino group will be in charge of the service on July 7th. Justice Kow Mensah and Michael Brown from Ghana will be preaching July 14th and 28th. Pastor Aytegeb Awoke from Ethiopia will be preaching August 18th. He is visiting Oslo as guest speaker for the Ethiopian Conference this summer. The Ghanaian group will be in charge of worship September 1st. Pastor Simon Martin will be preaching on June 30 and again on August 4th. He is employed by The Trans-European Division in order to enhance multicultural work and church planting in Scandinavia.
Speaker: Guro Edvardsen
Bible study topic: Life in early church.
Speaker: Michael Brown
Bible study topic: Early church leaders.
Speaker: Simon Martin
Bible study topic: Paul’s conversion.
Speaker: David Havstein
Bible study topic: Peter.
August 18 Potluck!
Speaker: Aytegeb Awoke
Bible study topic: Paul’s first missionary journey.
Every month, usually on the third Sabbath of the month, we gather to share a meal with a potluck after the divine service. This is an opportunity to create a stronger relationship and more fellowship between churchgoers. It would be great if you could bring a vegetarian dish for sharing in these potlucks. It would also be lovely if you share some tastes from your own home country, whether it be Norway or somewhere else.
Speaker: Ungdomslaget (kick off)
Bible study topic: The apostles meet in Jerusalem.
Speaker: The Ghanaian group
Bible study topic: The second missionary journey.
Speaker: ADRA Norway
Bible study topic: The third missionary journey.
SEPTEMBER 8TH – FOCUS ON ADRA
This Sabbath a representative from ADRA Norway will visit our church during the worship hour. This is also an opportunity for us to go ingathering in the afternoon or during midweek.
September 15 Potluck!
Speaker: David Havstein
Bible study topic: Arrested in Jerusalem.
Speaker: Guro Edvardsen (Communion)
Bible study topic: Prisoner in Caesarea.
September 29 Autumn meetings
Speaker: Paul Birch Petersen.
This Sabbath there will be Autumn Meetings in The Bøler Church. The topics for the three sermons will be:
1) The Sanctuary theology – basic for the service of the early church
2) The function of The Holy Spirit for salvation, and
3) The concept of The Trinity as God the Servant.
SEPTEMBER 29TH – AUTUMN MEETINGS IN BØLER KIRKE
There will be no programme in The Betel Church in Akersgata 74 this Sabbath. Instead we will gather for Autumn meetings together with members from the Cornelius and Ulsrud churches in Bøler kirke. The guest speaker for this event will be Pastor Paul Birch Petersen from Denmark, former professor of theology at Andrews University.
The programme will be as follows:
Friday – September 28, at 19:30:
Paul Birch Petersen will meet Ungdomslaget and others in Herrebadet.
Saturday – September 29:
10:00 Sermon by Pastor Paul Birch Petersen
TOPIC: The Sanctuary theology as basis for the early church’s ministries.
11:15 Divine Service by Pastor Paul Birch Petersen
TOPIC: The function of The Holy Spirit in salvation.
13:00 Lunch (food and drinks will be served to all).
14:15 Afternoon meeting by Pastor Paul Birch Petersen
TOPIC: Understanding the Triune God as servant.
15:30 ADRA concert by The Filipino singers and The Triangelos choir.
Children’s Sabbath School will be organized and there will be a special worship hour for children by Pastor Harald Giesebrecht and his assistants. The offerings during the Divine Service and the ADRA concert will be for ADRA Norway.
Speaker: Willy Aronsen.
Dialogue meeting with Willy Aronsen after the service.
The Bible Study Guide can be found here: https://www.absg.adventist.org/
The Ethiopian Group is meeting in Betel every Sabbath at 2 PM– 4 PM. Please contact Molalign Hailu for more information, telephone 911 10 106 or e-mail.
Servicio Sabatico en Espanol. Los primeros dos sabados de cada mes a las dos de la tarde 14.00. Favor contactar al pastor Jorge Alberto Bastos Orozco al tlf. 92665198 para mas detalles e información.
Sabias que puedes cargar gratis la leccion Sabatica directamente de Internet. Esta es la direccion:
English speaking Sabbath School following the quarterly in the room over the Sanctuary, next to the gallery.
There is also an English Sabbath School class not following the quarterly, by Ms Lillian Correa, in «Herrebadet», entrance from the street, next to the church entrance.
If you have any questions or comments regarding this class, please write to Ms Lillian Correa. Everybody is welcome!
Following the quarterly, the third quarter of 2018 our Bible study is: The Book of Acts.
The Bible study can also found here in English.
You can find an overview of future Sabbath School lessons 2018- 2022 here
The Activity Calendar of the Norwegian Union Conference is available on internet.
Friday evening meetings in Betel
Every Friday evening at 7.00 PM we meet together in Herrebadet.
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