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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

January Update

As a new year begins we often look back and remember events of the previous year. We also look forward and make plans for the coming year. As we reflect on the past year it is heartwarming to see the support and generosity of believers in supporting the work of God’s kingdom. Without this support, the work would be in vain. Looking forward we wonder what plans God has for us. We see additional needs at our camp centers and the possibility of adding more facilities to support camp work. Local congregations continue to grow and so does the request for additional support from the office. With these requests, we prayerfully ask for God’s continued guidance and blessings. 



December Update

On behalf of the LLC office staff, I wish each of you a joyous and peaceful Christmas season. Scriptures relate how many years ago the heavens opened as angels announced the birth of the promised Savior. The same joyful message, which comforts the weary traveler and gives hope of eternal Christmas in heaven, resounds today. May the message of God’s perfect gift to mankind be centermost as we gather with loved ones this Christmas season.



November Update

November brings with it a hint of winter and close proximity to the end of another calendar year. It also marks the end of the church year, the beginning of Advent, and plans for the holidays, which are right around the corner. Fall also reminds of man’s life, how we are like the grass that grows but in time withers away. November 1 also marks All Saints’ Day, when we remember those who have gone before us and gained the victory. Our hearts join with the songwriter, “Saints of God have peace forever who endeavored while on earth to battle, strive. Oft their memory brings a longing; we are yearning there in heaven to abide” (SHZ 140:1).

Voice of Zion - Featured Articles

Editorial: Ask for the Old Paths, the Good Way, and Walk Therein

Centuries ago, prophet Jeremiah wrote, “Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls” (Jer. 6:16). It is God’s instruction and is as valid today as it was then, so long ago.



It Is God’s Work

Acts 3:6–9: This text documents a situation in the lives of Peter and John, two believing ministers from the early Church. It is a good example for us, as ministers, and for all believers. The message of the sermon was simple—have faith, believe in the name of Jesus and His work on our behalf. Temporal matters were put aside and were not emphasized. There was no silver and gold to distribute; the emphasis was on spiritual matters. The effect of the gospel was miraculous, and Peter and John put their trust in it and in God. Peter was unwavering when he took the lame man by the hand and lifted him up.



The Chosen Fast

January is a significant month in the church calendar or, in other words, in the life of Jesus. During this time we celebrate Epiphany, the manifestation of Jesus Christ as the light of the world, symbolized by the star in the east that guided the wise men to Bethlehem, into the house where Jesus, Mary, and Joseph were at that time (Matt. 2:11).



Dates to Remember

2017 LLC Winter Services, Phoenix
2017 LLC Winter Services, Phoenix

 February 23–26 | Phoenix, AZ

Motto:  I will not leave you comfortless.”(John 14:18)

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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