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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

October Update

The first Sunday in October is Michaelmas Sunday. This day is also known as “Angels’ and Children’s Sunday,” where we remember portions of Scripture following the theme, “The messengers of God.” During the time of Moses and again during the time of Jesus, there was persecution against children. Even today there are many who do not wish to accept children, and there are those who do violence against them. The gospel of Michaelmas emphasizes a child’s faith and reminds us that the kingdom of heaven is a kingdom for children and the childlike.


September Update

“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it” (Prov. 22:6). As summer vacations end and schools resume, we are reminded about the importance of education and teaching our children. During the weeks of summer, many of our young have been able to learn through confirmation schools, youth camps, and summer employment—even serving as camp counselors. Now a new school year begins, and many begin or continue their education in primary, secondary, and higher education settings. Member congregations resume Sunday school to teach about Scripture and matters of living faith. The learning that takes place in the time of youth lasts a lifetime. Let us nurture and embrace opportunities for education and be thankful for them, especially to teach our young about God’s Word and living Christianity. 


August Update

A summer festival, the 2014 LLC Summer Services and meetings, concluded on July 6. God gave a time of refreshment to pause around His Word in the fellowship of His children. Saturday evening’s youth presentation, “Remember, now thy Creator in the days of thy youth” (Eccl. 12:1), by Sam Roiko, spoke of the joy of a child of God and noted that the time of youth is a special time of visitation. “Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth” (Eccl. 11:9). The Summer Services weekend was truly a time of joy for the children of God who gathered there!

Voice of Zion - Featured Articles

LLC Shares Faith’s Message at 2014 FinnFest in Minneapolis

Again this year the LLC participated in FinnFest USA, this time in Minneapolis on August 8–10 at the downtown Hyatt Regency Hotel. The FinnFest website describes this annual event: “FinnFest USA is a festival with strong academic, cultural, and commerce components presenting Finnish and Finnish American culture and heritage. It’s a festival that brings modern Finland together with historic and contemporary America.”

October Editorial: Work Protects and Teaches

“Valuing the work of the home creates a unified spirit for the home. Doing things together also gives children requisite capabilities for life.”

Book Review: Crossing the Current—The Christian in Society

God’s Word, the Highest Authority

This collection of writings is a testimonial of the life of a believer compiled under four category headings that define core areas of the endeavor of faith of a child of God. This compilation in­­cludes editorials and articles that expand on the official Position Statement of the Laestadian Lutheran Church. It is clearly evident at the very beginning that the very first and basic principle upon which a be­­liever lives is the foundation of God’s Word, which remains faith’s highest authority.

Dates to Remember

Publications Week, LLC-Wide
Publications Week, LLC-Wide

 October 19-26, 2014

Theme: The Blessing of Christian Publications: Christmas in Zion at 30 years.

Bible Course, Arizona
Bible Course, Arizona

Increase your general Bible knowlede, learn about the background and history of the Bible, and become more familiar with its use.

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. .
I Found God's Kingdom
I Found God's Kingdom
In this book, first published in Finnish by SRK in 2012, believers from 11 countries share how they found the kingdom of God and what happened subsequent to their find. .
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