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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

April Update

April begins with the celebration of our greatest festival, Easter. On Easter morning, our Lord Jesus rose victorious. Apostle Paul wrote of Christ’s victory, stating, “Death is swallowed up in victory…thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Cor. 15:54,57).  Our Savior sacrificed himself for our sins and prepared a way for us to enter heaven’s home. From beautiful Easter church services we hear the sound of a beloved Easter song, “Risen is our Sun in vict’ry, shining on the mount today!” (SHZ 119).

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.”

Voice of Zion - Featured Articles

Editorial: God’s Love

“Although God’s love is directed to every person, this doesn’t mean that He accepts sin.” 
The Bible teaches that God is love. God’s love manifests itself in many ways. He creates new life and maintains this creation with His Word. In His Word, He has revealed His love and holy will.

The Sabbath Word 1: He Is Risen!

Easter is the day, the day of victory of which the psalmist has written, “This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it” (Ps. 118:24). Christ has risen, lives, and we live through Him! Still today forgiveness is preached in God’s kingdom. Every day is Easter for God’s children and once we will rise in glory with Him.

Home and Family Series: The Old Paths

By definition, a pathway is a route or a way of reaching a destination. A pathway is often narrow, and formed or trodden by the feet of persons or animals. We sing in a familiar song of Zion: “The pathway of a child of God goes through a wilderness, yet every moment closer home it leads me nonetheless” (SHZ 470:1). In it, the songwriter relates how step-by-step the travel of faith continues, until it one day leads to heaven’s glory.

Dates to Remember

Youth Camp Application Deadline
Youth Camp Application Deadline

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Opisto Applications due at LLC Office
Opisto Applications due at LLC Office

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. .
CD32 On the Cross the Sun is Shining
CD32 On the Cross the Sun is Shining
The CD's 21songs are Easter themed and include peaceful choral pieces, solos, a variety of instruments, and congregational-style singing that people of all ages will enjoy. .
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