Welcome to our worship services on Sundays at 4 pm, temporarily fully online or blended  with up to 6 (until 11 April) and 10 (as of 12 April) people on-site due to Covid-19:

4 April by Ari Savuoja
Online only at Virtuaalikirkko

11 April by Patrick Nesbitt
Online at Facebook and on-site at St. Luke’s chapel, max. 6 people (!) Sign up by 10 April by calling or texting Patrick at +358 45 316 8410. Apply safety measures in place at the time.

18 April by Hany Ferdinando
Online at Facebook and on-site at St. Luke’s chapel, max. 10 people (!) Sign up by 17 Aril by calling or texting Hany at +358 50 564 3469. Apply safety measures in place at the time.

25 April by Helmuth Garoeb
Online at Facebook and on-site at St. Luke’s chapel, max. 10 people (!) Sign up by 24 April by calling or texting Helmuth at +358 45 332 1119. Apply safety measures in place at the time.

Check the links above for online services, and follow up for possible updates also at Covid-19 (BF)

 

Welcome to our worship services on Sundays at 4 pm, temporarily fully online or blended  with up to 6 people on-site due to Covid-19:

7 March by Ari Savuoja
Online only at Virtuaalikirkko

14 March by David Olsen
Online at Facebook and on-site at St. Luke’s chapel, max. 6 people (!) Sign up by 13 March by calling or texting Hany at +358 50 564 3469. Apply safety measures in place at the time.

21 March by Helmuth Garoeb
Online at Facebook and on-site at St. Luke’s chapel, max. 6 people (!) Sign up by 20 March by calling or texting Helmuth at +358 45 332 1119. Apply safety measures in place at the time.

28 March by Mich Peedo
Online only at OIEF YouTube

Check the links above for online services, and follow up for possible updates also at Covid-19 (BF)

 

 

Photo showing a sun touching the horizon in a wintery landscape in Oulu, Finland

Welcome to our worship services on Sundays at 4 pm, temporarily fully online or blended  with up to 10 people on-site due to Covid-19:

7 February by Ari Savuoja
Online at Virtuaalikirkko, link to read the sermon afterwards.

14 February by David Olsen
Online at Facebook and on-site at Ferdinando’s home, max. 10 people (!) Sign up beforehand. Apply safety measures in place at the time.

21 February by Hany Ferdinando
Online at Facebook and on-site at St. Luke’s chapel, max. 10 people (!) Sign up by 20 February by calling or texting Hany at +358 50 564 3469. Apply safety measures in place at the time.

28 February by Patrick Nesbitt
Online at Facebook and on-site at St. Luke’s chapel, max. 10 people (!) Sign up by 27 February by calling or texting Patrick at +358 45 316 8410. Apply safety measures in place at the time.

Check the links above for online services, and follow up for possible updates also at Covid-19 (BF)

 

 

Lanterns of light arranged in a cross shape.Welcome to our worship services on Sundays at 4 pm, temporarily online due to Covid-19:

31 January by Helmuth Garoeb (OIEF YouTube)
24 January by Mich Peedo (OIEF YouTube)
17 January by Patrick Nesbitt (OIEF YouTube)
10 January by Ari Savuoja
(Virtuaalikirkko)
3 January by Hany Ferdinando (OEIF YouTube)

Check the links above for online services, and follow up for possible updates also at Covid-19 (BF)

 

Decorative star image for Advent, Christmas Welcome to spend time at the end and the turn of the year focusing on the most essential – Jesus Christ and his message for mankind. Our worship services will be temporarily online due to Covid-19. Check the links below for online activities, and follow up for possible updates on resuming on-site activities:

Online Worship services (on Sundays at 4 pm)
20 December by Ari Savuoja (Virtuaalikirkko)
13 December, Christmas Carols (YouTube)
6 December by Mich Peedo (YouTube)

Bible studies
Temporarily suspended until further and separate notice. Check back later for possible updates.

As usual, there will be no services or activities during 20 December and 2 January. Follow other sources for worshipping and studying God’s word, and apply it – be blessed and be a blessing, all year round. (BF)

 

Chistmas Carols logo depicting a Christmas star.

Welcome to join the Christmas Carols on Sunday, 13 December at 4 pm. This year the traditional event will be arranged virtually via YouTube at https://youtu.be/EOIXNZAXuks

You’ll be able to sing along English, Finnish and German carols this year, and enjoy music performances and Bible readings also in other languages.

We pre-recorded the service on 11 December in smaller groups at St. Luke’s church in Oulu. We ran out of time to add all of the texts to the video. To sing along, consult the texts hereafter, or (at least partly) in the description section at the YouTube video.

Our world and works have all kinds of limitations. Jesus came into this world so that we may be healed and rest in Him. May the carols and music warm your hearts and bring you joy! With lots of thanks for Christ our Saviour :-)

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Worship Service can be found here on the OIEF Youtube channel

 

We wish everyone to stay safe and sound, and help to prevent the spread of Covid-19. We keep you posted at OIEF’s page on Covid-19. Please consult www.oief.fi/covid-19 for up-to-date information on the situation in Oulu, as well as safety measures and recommendations in our midst. (BF)

 

This blog post has been merged with OIEF’s page on Covid-19 information. Please consult www.oief.fi/covid-19 for up-to-date information, safety measures and recommendations. (BF)

 

(Un)belief - a picture illustrating faith and unbelief.Why did most of the Pharisees, even though they knew all about the Messiah as revealed in the Old Testament, reject Jesus? They even saw or heard of many of the miracles that Jesus performed. In John 9 we are told that Jesus healed a blind man “so that the works of God might be displayed in him.” The Pharisees heard about this and investigated in the healing. They repeatedly summoned the healed man and confronted him face-to-face. The man could only say “I was blind but now I see”. Eventually the man also voiced his faith saying to Jesus, “Lord, I believe”. The Pharisees, however, closed their eyes and ears to the reality of Jesus’ healing powers, and him being the Son of God. Read more about “Belief and unbelief” according to Ari Savuoja’s sermon from 18 October 2020. (BF)