laestadian lutheran church


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

May Update

May marks the special occasion of Mother’s Day. Too often, it seems, a mother’s work is minimized, or worse, forgotten. Dear mothers, may God richly repay you for the care you unselfishly provide for your families. We wish for you God’s abundant blessings! 



April Update

Rejoice, O flock of children! Your faith is not in vain. The sepulcher is empty. The enemy is slain. Since Jesus won the battle with death and sin and hell, where clouds and fear were reigning, there light and gladness dwell. So, keep the feast of Easter! O flock of children, sing! To Christ, the Lamb victorious, let thanks forever ring! Rejoice with full assurance as little children do. The holy place of glory is now revealed to you (SHZ 117:1,3).

March Update

With the festive 2017 Winter Services in Phoenix behind us, we look forward as “birds of heaven” to gather in Howard Lake, June 30–July 3, for 2017 LLC Summer Services. The child of God rejoices at such opportunities. May God continue to refresh each of us with His Word of grace as we journey homeward. 



Voice of Zion - Featured Articles

Commentary: "Let the Word of Christ Dwell in You Richly"

We live in a time when we experience instantaneous communication with individuals across the world through social media and the Internet. This has developed to a point where it seems that our standard expectations of communication are that it would be rapid and brief. 

The Sabbath Word 1: A text for the 1st Sunday of the Month - God's People Long for Home

In our text, Jesus was very near the moment of His betrayal and death by crucifixion. He had previously spoken to His disciples of God’s love. “For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God” (John 16:27). Jesus also encouraged the disciples: “Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you” (John 16:7).

Reformation: The Bible-Christian Faith's Highest Authority and Guide

God’s Word has been “written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ.” The roots of the Catholic Church of Luther’s day are found in the Christian Church of the early New Testament period. Luther, a monk in the Church, began to see how it had strayed away from the teachings of God’s Word from salvation through Christ to the works of man. Nonetheless, living and saving faith had been preserved in the shelter of the Church. Luther himself, in deep distress and despair of conscience, was encouraged and consoled by a fellow monk to put his faith and trust in Christ’s redemption work.

Dates to Remember

2017 LLC Summer Services, Howard Lake, MN
2017 LLC Summer Services, Howard Lake, MN

 “Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice” (John 18:37).  June 30–July 3, 2017 | Howard Lake, MN

LLC Language Camp, HLC
LLC Language Camp, HLC

 Language camps provide a unique opportunity to study languages and cultures while being in the hearing of God's Word.  |  July 5–12, Hasscib Lake Camp

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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