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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!

News & Notes

November Update

November brings with it a hint of winter and nearing the end of another calendar year. It also marks the end of the church year and the beginning of Advent, with plans being made for the holidays right around the corner. Fall also reminds of the life of man, how we are like the grass that grows but in time withers away. As we make plans for the holidays, and also for 2016, may it be that we remember the many blessings of our Heavenly Father and the hope of heaven that waits at the end of our journey.



October Update

As summer fades into fall, we can pause again to reflect on the many blessings that God has gifted into the life of His children. We see how the plans that were prayerfully made came to fruition. God blessed our Summer Services and meetings, our camp season went well, and many have returned to the normalcy of autumn routines. This time of year many congregations will be hosting fall services. There, also, is opportunity to meet around God’s Word and discuss plans for future work. Fall is also a busy time at the LLC office with staff members, the LLC Board, and committees meeting to finalize plans for 2016.

September Update

September brings with it the first day of fall. Each season brings changes, and this is also true with the work of the LLC. One of the changes is Randy Herrala’s official retirement as executive director on August 31. We wish Randy and his wife Noella God’s blessings in this new phase of life for them. In replacing Randy in this position, I ask for your prayers of support in my new duties.

Voice of Zion - Featured Articles

Editorial: The Godparent’s Role Is Vital

Why do we have godparents? Parents may bestow the honor of being a godparent on friends and family members as a way to acknowledge and strengthen the bond of friendship. For many, especially in our society at large, the role of a godparent ends here. But for a believer, being a godparent can be much more than simply holding an esteemed position. An actively involved godparent plays an important part in the healthy development and growth of a child, and can breathe new life into what may seem to be an honorary role.

Home & Family: The Elder’s Hope of Salvation

Age and adversity bring the believing elder a longing for heaven. An elder’s need to be assured with the gospel does not diminish. If anything, the need increases as the result of many unexpected, unwanted, or perplexing changes. The hope of salvation, which is the “anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast” (Heb. 6:19), can at times be the only unchanging part of life for an elder believer, the one thing that stays the same. The greatest service that can be offered to the elder is to proclaim the gospel to him or her.



Along Life's Way: Our Angel

With joy we awaited the coming of our little one. God is a great God. His blessings and gifts are the most perfect. We had al­­ready been blessed with four beautiful children in our early years of marriage. We had been thankful for each one and couldn’t wait to meet the new one. What will the personality of the little one be? Will it be a boy or a girl? It seems that love in the family multiplies with each additional birth.

Dates to Remember

2016 LLC Winter Services, Phoenix
2016 LLC Winter Services, Phoenix
Febrary 25–28, 2016 | Phoenix, AZ

Motto: “Seek the Lord and his strength” (1 Chron. 16:11)


Featured Publications

LLC eBooks
LLC eBooks
Visit our online store for eBook offerings. Available in Kindle and ePub formats.
At the crossroads of choosing
At the crossroads of choosing
“You are young. You live the life that you have been given. Live passionately! Live beautifully! Live in such a way that you value yourself, your friends, parents, siblings, and those close to you,” says this book’s preface. Through 34 powerful topical essays it encourages young believers to hold on to faith, their greatest gift.
Bible Story Illustrations
Bible Story Illustrations
This CD and USB combo set includes pictures for 210 Old and New Testament Bible Stories and is intended to increase the Bible knowledge and interest of children and youth in the Holy Scripture..
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