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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!

LLC Summer Services: July 1-4, 2016



News & Notes

August Update

When I visited the Essa Agriplex late last fall, it was a cold, wet, and windy day, and it was hard to imagine how Summer Services might go in such an open and airy venue. However, God blessed the 2016 LLC Summer Services in many ways, including the weather. It was an opportunity for us North Americans to experience in a small way what summer services in Finland might be like. Essa Agriplex is an agricultural complex with acres of fields that housed the nearly 50 RVs and over 30 tent sites. Temporary showers were built in wash bays for services guests that stayed at the site. Without kitchen facilities meals had to be prepared in advance and taken to the site as needed. And, as it has been in recent years, the grill was a popular choice for meals. Even breakfast was provided for those staying onsite.



June/July Update

June and July are busy months with graduations, family trips, and a host of activities at our LLC camp centers. I want to congratulate all of the 2016 high school and college graduates—you have reached a milestone in life! June also marks Father’s Day. Dear fathers, may God richly bless you for the love and care that you provide for your families.



May Update

May brings excitement as another camp season is here and plans are made for young and old to attend. The theme chosen for this year’s camp work, “For the people had a mind to work” (Neh. 4:6), reminds us of the many efforts and sacrifices God’s children make and offer in support of our camps. May God richly bless this year of camp fellowship, teaching, and instruction.

Voice of Zion - Featured Articles

The Sabbath Word 1: His Yoke Is Rest

Preceding our text in this chapter, Jesus instructed His twelve disciples. When He finished, it says that He went to preach in their cities. “Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not” (v. 20). In Jesus’ travels, He preached this word of repentance wherever He went. As we know, there were those in that day, just as today, who did not believe.



Home & Family: God’s Will Is Always Best

During good times, the works of God are easy to appreciate. We feel the warmth of His embracing arms and the blessings in the small things in life. The baby’s slumber, a message from a friend, or a stroll in the park on a summer day bring smiles to our face. We may begin to feel that these beautiful moments are just what we wanted, and even forget where the blessings come from. After difficult times, it may be easier to remember to send a sigh of thankfulness to our Heavenly Father.



Thankful Hearts Hear God’s Word through Internet Broadcasts

“So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Rom. 10:17). Throughout time God’s children have gathered to hear God’s Word. This summer, too, many attended the festive LLC Summer Services in Essa, Ont., July 1–4. While many were able to be there in person, the services were also broadcast on LLC’s website, so that any person with access to the Internet throughout the world could hear God’s Word. 



Dates to Remember

LLC Peace Gardens Youth Days
LLC Peace Gardens Youth Days
Join single believers from many North American congregations for a weekend of Christian fellowship and open discussions around God’s unchanging Word.
LLC Bible Course, HLC
LLC Bible Course, HLC

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

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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