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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!
 

2015 LLC Summer Services - July 2-5 - Outlook, Saskatchewan

Motto:  “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me”  (John 10:27)

Dates: July 2-5, 2015

Location: Jim Kook Recreation Complex, Outlook, Saskatchewan

Contact Information:   email:  info@llchurch.org; phone:  763-479-2422

 

 

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News & Notes

June/July Update

The birth and life of John the Baptist will be the theme for special worship services in several LLC congregations in June. St. John’s Day occurs near the summer solstice, when the days are the longest, six months before the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ (Luke 1:36). John the Baptist is remembered as the last prophet, the forerunner of Christ. Scriptures say he “came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light” (John 1:7). Seeing Jesus coming toward him, John said, “Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world” (John 1:29). 

 

May Update

“But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you” (John 14:26). In Jesus’ farewell speech, He spoke how He would go to the Father, but then the Comforter would come. After Jesus’ resurrection at Easter, He ascended into heaven, and then came the shedding of the Holy Spirit. Ascension Day and Pentecost are among the special events we observe in May. 

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).

Voice of Zion - Featured Articles

Joyful Guests Gather at Church Dedication in Wasilla, Alaska

To begin our festive dedication services, held the weekend of May 15–17, 2015, visitors and congregation members gathered in the church to sing hymn SHZ 480, whose words included, “On the vine the leaves are bursting; summer now is drawing near; in the world the weary children wait for spring that lasts fore’er.”

Editorial: God’s Word Does Not Lead to Abuse

“Love of neighbor and Jesus’ command should guide all actions”

In the last few years there has been a lot of discussion about spiritual abuse. The topic is also broadly dealt with in Aini Linjakumpu’s research work Uskonnon varjot (religion’s shadows), which was published on April 27, 2015. Linjakumpu states that spiritual abuse is not easy to define. For precisely that reason it is important to discuss the topic.

Home and Family Series: Forgiveness, God’s Great Gift

Forgiveness is a basic, foundational matter for God’s children. The 23rd Sunday after Pentecost is “Forgiveness Sunday.” Its theme contains the instruction to forgive one another. The church lectionary that lists the themes and Bible texts for each Sunday has these words about Forgiveness Sunday: “Our entire life is based upon forgiveness, which we obtain through the merits of Christ’s death on the cross. It obligates us to treat our neighbor kindly, gently, and forgivingly. This kind of attitude enables God’s manifold gifts to work in all their richness.” 

Dates to Remember

2015 LLC Summer Services, Outlook
2015 LLC Summer Services, Outlook
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  • "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me" (John 10:27). July 2–5, 2015 | Outlook, Saskatchewan
LLC Language Camp, HLC
LLC Language Camp, HLC
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 Language camps provide a unique opportunity to study languages and cultures while being in the hearing of God's Word. | July 6–13, Hasscib Lake Camp

Confirmation Exercises
Confirmation Exercises
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SLC 1, July 19, 10:00 a.m.; West Coast, July 25, 10:30 a.m.; HLC, July 26, 10:00 a.m.; Kamp Kipa, July 26, 10:00 a.m.; SLC 2, August 2, 10:00 a.m.

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.
LLC eBooks
LLC eBooks
Visit our online store for eBook offerings. Available in Kindle and ePub formats.
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