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Brief history:  The Lutheran Congregation, Avaldsnes, founded 1978.  St Lukas ev-luth congregation, Stavanger, founded 1981.  The two Norwegian congregations.

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2 Brief history:  The Lutheran Congregation, Avaldsnes, founded  St Lukas ev-luth congregation, Stavanger, founded  The two Norwegian congregations were members of the LBK Sweden/Norway  Lay preacher Ole Brandal ordained as the first pastor of the church  Egil Edvardsen ordained as pastor  Pastor Ole Brandal died Jan Pastor Egil Edvardsen served as pastor of both congregations from  Tor Jakob Welde ordained as pastor in both congregations  Lutheran Confessional Church in Norway founded July 19,  Øyvind Edvardsen ordained as assistant pastor 2010.

3 Current status:  Two congregations – Avaldsnes and Stavanger  Three preaching stations – Bergen and Kristiansand (Norway) and Esbjerg (Denmark)  54 baptized members (incl. five Danish members)  Two pastors: Tor Jakob Welde and Egil Edvardsen.  Worship services in both congregations every Sunday, once a month in Bergen, and about 4 times pr year in Kristiansand. 6-8 times pr year in Esbjerg.  Regular Bible studies  Confirmation classes  Christian education for children  Choir weekends

4 Worship service at the first convention of LBK Norway, July 2009.

5 President John Moldstad (ELS) and pastor Tor Jakob Welde.

6 Participants at the first convention of LBK Norway.

7 Church building of The Lutheran Congregation in Avaldsnes.

8 Traditional Norwegian Christmas party – members walking around the Christmas tree while they are singing Christmas carols.

9 ”Cakes baked with love”.

10 Church choir

11 Every Wednesday after school many children come to the church to learn more about Jesus, playing games and having fun.

12 Children’s choir practice. Pastor Welde is the conductor.

13 St Lukas church in Stavanger.

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15 Worship service in Stavanger.

16 Bible study in Stavanger.

17 Contact information:  The Lutheran Congregation, Avaldsnes: Visnesveien 75, N-4262 Avaldsnes, Norway. Chairman: Birger Kvilhaugsvik, Kvalavågvn. 175, N-4262 Avaldsnes, Norway,  St Lukas ev-luth congregation, Stavanger: Dusavikveien 83, Stavanger, Norway. Chairman: Terje Todnem, Dusavikstien 2A, N-4029 Stavanger, Norway,  Pastor Egil Edvardsen, Solåsveien 20, N-4330 Ålgård, Norway Tel +47  Pastor Tor Jakob Welde, Hamrehaugen 59, N Laksevåg, Norway Tel +47 

18 Welcome to Norway


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