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

September Update

September brings with it cooler weather and the first day of fall. It also marks the beginning of the school year and the end of a busy camp season. My heart joins with the words of the songwriter in prayer for our children: “Father dear, to You we pray as our children leave today and return to school and study. You have given them this duty; be with them and bless them! (SHZ 447:1). 



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.



Voice of Zion - Featured Articles

Editorial: God Is the Lord of Time

For the Finnish word “aika,” a Google search finds over 61 million search results. The equivalent English word, “time,” gets over 5 billion results.



The Sabbath Word 1: God’s Care

Jesus uses the everyday examples around us to teach us how closely we are followed and how all of our needs are in the care of our Heavenly Father. He knows our needs before we even begin to pray for them or worry about them. It is a freeing enlightenment to believe that God will provide for our needs.



A Prayer for School

My dear child, as you leave for school today
in the crisp, cooling air and brilliant, autumn sunshine,
I pray that you would be strong in the Lord
and in His mighty power.



Dates to Remember

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.

Publications Week, LLC-Wide
Publications Week, LLC-Wide
 October 23–30, 2016

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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