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Welcome to the website of the Laestadian Lutheran Church (LLC), the central organization of Laestadian Lutheran churches in North America. The website provides information about our faith, mission, organization, and activities. Here you will find an overview of our publications and links to member congregations. Selecting "Worship Services and Events" will lead you to hearing the spoken Word of God at various worship service occasions, both live and archived. Welcome to our website and welcome to our services!
 

LLC Phoenix Winter Services: February 19-22, 2015

 

“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven”  (Eccl. 3:1).

          

News & Notes

March Update

“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven” (Eccl. 3:1). With this motto, guests gathered February 19–22 for the 2015 LLC Winter Services at the Phoenix Laestadian Lutheran Church. Throughout the services and during the congregation and youth evening, where a presentation titled, “Comfort ye, comfort ye my people” (Isa. 40:1) was heard, listeners were encouraged to trust in God’s guidance and pray for His protection during all phases of life. Guests were reminded to “seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness” (Matt. 6:33). God’s kingdom is a refuge, and the children of God who dwell in it, endeavoring to keep faith and a good conscience, are protected from much evil on the journey to heaven.

February Update

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases (Ps. 103:2,3). “The benefits given to us by our heavenly Father are brought out by the psalmist. The greatest benefit given is the gift of faith to believe our sins forgiven, which we hear when God’s children gather. Whether at services, in our homes, at camps, or other places, we recognize this gift when God speaks to us through any of His own… As we look forward to the 2015 camp season, let’s consider all the benefits we have been given at our camps and in our youthwork.”

January Update

Happy New Year! With this familiar greeting we wish one another good fortune in the new year just beginning. At the same time we are reminded that another year has ended and that time has gone quickly. Apostle Paul writes in his letter to the Ephesians that we should walk not as fools but as wise, “redeeming the time, because the days are evil” (Eph. 5:16). We want to make wholesome use of our time. As we make plans for the coming year, let us pray to God that He will bless our plans and guide our footsteps, protecting us in faith and from harm on the journey to heaven.

Voice of Zion - Featured Articles

Editorial: Decision-Making Tied to God’s Word and Good Conscience

Making decisions is often a challenge along life’s twisting, curving path. In practical terms, the need to make decisions begins in early childhood and extends throughout one’s lifetime. In virtually every waking situation and stage of life, the human mind is taxed with moment-by-moment challenges to make decisions. For example, even with a task as seemingly simple as operating an automobile, the driver is faced with numerous, constant critical decisions—sometimes with huge consequences. Reason, practice, and acquired skills are important in such decision-making. Even more importantly, when facing key decisions in life, the voice of a functioning conscience tempered with God’s Word must be our guide to paths that are secure, wholesome, and upbuilding to self and society.

Home and Family Series: Our Refuge and Strength

Divorce Implications Are Long-Lasting

Loss at the death of a loved one is extremely painful and forever changes the persons it has affected. Loss of a spouse or parent by the family due to infidelity, addiction, abuse, or for some other reason, is also very difficult. It is hard to understand and brings unique trials that have far reaching effects. Not only does it end the marriage, it can divide the family in ways that seem irreparable. It can cause the loss of faith for the one struggling to overcome whatever the temptation might be. In some situations the re­­maining spouse has eventually left faith as well, perhaps succumbing to the enemy’s pressures and temptations of being left alone.

 

Faith and Trust in God Revealed at Monticello Winter Services

The Monticello, Minn. congregation hosted its first Winter Services, February 6–8. Local minister Jim Jurmu welcomed the services guests Friday evening, reading from Psalm 122:1,2: “I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord. Our feet shall stand within thy gates, O Jerusalem.” Jurmu spoke of the great blessing it is to gather, “For here we will find refreshment,” he said.

Dates to Remember

Campwork-Youthwork Week, LLC-Wide
Campwork-Youthwork Week, LLC-Wide
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March 1–8, 2015

Theme: "Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits" (Ps. 103:2).

LLC Camp Staff Workshop 7:00 pm
LLC Camp Staff Workshop 7:00 pm
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 LLC Office, with teleconference connection

Featured Publications

Crossing the Current
Crossing the Current
This book is a collection of editorials, topical articles, and presentations published in the Voice of Zion, beginning in the early 1990s. .
Stories of the Apostles 1 & 2
Stories of the Apostles 1 & 2
In this two-part book, translated from SRK, we follow Luke’s description of the departure of Jesus’ messengers toward the uttermost parts of the earth. .
See, Amid the Winter Snow
See, Amid the Winter Snow
This recording of 33 songs and hymns of Zion on organ, recently recorded in the Minneapolis church in Plymouth, Minn., is drawn from the collection of Advent and Christmas-themed hymns from LLC’s hymnal. .
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