Posts tagged Oslo
Front Row: Pastor Andreas Masvie Sr, Bishop Torkild Masvie, Pastor Alf Donbolt
Back Row: Pastor Olav Berg Lyngmo, Rev. Dr. Albert Collver, Pastor Hanss Jensons
17 January 2016
In a church service held in Oslo, Torkild Masvie was installed as the provisional bishop of The Lutheran Church of Norway.
The Norwegian installation service involved lay people from the church counsel reading Scripture verses.
Provisional Bishop Masvie presides over Holy Communion and concludes the service with the benediction.
Marie Lyngmo, Pastor Olav Berg Lyngmo, Rev. Dr. Albert B. Collver
Pastor Olav Berg Lyngmo serves a congregation in the Norwegian Lapland. He was defrocked by the King of Norway for his rejection of women’s ordination and the blessing of same-sex marriage.
Dr. Bruce Kintz participated in the convention of The Lutheran Church of Norway. The Lutheran Church of Norway’s constitution grants the LCMS one clergy and one lay delegate. This privilege also is extended to the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Latvia.
It has been a wonderful time in Norway visiting with The Lutheran Church of Norway, who is a new LCMS partner and a recently added member into the International Lutheran Council.
— Rev. Albert B. Collver, Ph.D.
I write as I wait for the bus to the airport. Yesterday, we held round two of theological discussions between the Lutheran Church in Norway and the LCMS in Oslo, Norway. Round one was held on 15 April 2011 in Saint Louis.
The discussions went well and there is great unanimity in doctrine. Some further work needs to occur to determine the next course of action.
The previous day, Daniel Preus and flew to Götenborg to meet with Bishop Gustafsson, Rev. Dr. Bengt Birgersson, and Rev. Jakob Appell of the Mission Province of Sweden and Finland. The outcome of this brief meeting was that there should be further discussions between the Mission Province and the LCMS.
This trip to Scandinavia was very edifying and productive. We had opportunity to meet with other fine Confessional Lutherans such as Rev. Jan Bygstad of DELK (Norway) and Rev. Dr. Fredrick Sidenvall of Sweden. In fact Dr. Sidenvall hosted us at his home in Götenborg on the Swedish national holiday on June 6.
On my way to the airport I reflect on how the Lord has preserved his church through out the world utilizing the confession of his faithful people.
A quick return to the USA and then off to South Korea and Japan.
“Built on a rock the church doth stand… Even when steeples are falling…”
Rev. Albert B. Collver, PhD
Director of Church Relations-
Assistant to the President