I went to the Norwegian church the other day, and gave my housemates plenty of time to get ahead in the prankwar. But a friend of my family had invited me, and I think it’s interesting to go to the different Norwegian churches around the world. The one in LA is actually in San Pedro by the docks
And it’s really nice. It’s not as beautiful as the one in London, but it had a great atmosphere and a greater selection in the shop.
“The Norwegian churches abroad and traveling chaplains have an international network of social meeting places where seafarers, students, business people, tourists, families and other travelling Norwegians can come “home” for a while. Founded in 1864, The Norwegian Seamen’s Mission – Sjømannsmisjonen – was established to secure the moral and religious education of Scandinavian seafarers, but also to give them a “breathing space” where a fellow countryman was available to lend an ear and give some attention. Today, the churches and their staff together with travelling pastors around the globe represent a “resource center” for all Norwegians travelling internationally.”
I saw this thing of felt, and it immediately took me back to the days of sunday school. I remember that, my grandmother used to walk me to the church near her on sundays and I would hang out there with the other kids in the basement, playing ping-pong, reading stories about Jesus, and playing with those felt characters on the board. I spoke to the priest about it and she says it’s always a hit, the kids love it. They have Xboxes, computers and shit but they still love this old thing! 🙂
Good old church coffee. We weren’t there for the ceremony, but everybody knows that what comes AFTER the sermon, is the best thing… The food… the cake.. coffee’s and tea… for FREE!
It was nice with a bit of Norwegian food and snacks. And someone had brought a home made apple cake in addition to the other nice desserts, so it felt really homey. It was WEEEEIRD hearing Norwegian again… bizarre, some Swedish people there too, apparently loads of Scandi’s and German people go there too.. yeah. They don’t have anything like this of their own…hahahahha.
Pictures of our Royalties. Even the Swedish Queen and King too, on the bottom of the picture.
Odd was shopping for his big christmas meal, It was a lot of good norwegian stuff there, I only bought a bar of Norwegian dairy chocolate for my housemates, and a bottle of christmas soda.
We had a nice long conversation about the priest, she was very enthusiastic and cool. But apparently it’s harder to continue the church nowadays, as the state won’t allow Norwegians to come and work there any more, only US citizens, except the priest. And it’s hard to get real Norwegians with US citizenship to come and work there… as they usually are here for different reason. And having a Norwegian church without real Norwegian, kinda isn’t the same.