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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

January Update

Happy New Year! With this familiar greeting we wish one another good fortune in the new year just beginning. At the same time we are reminded that another year has ended and that time has gone quickly. Apostle Paul writes in his letter to the Ephesians that we should walk not as fools but as wise, “redeeming the time, because the days are evil” (Eph. 5:16). We want to make wholesome use of our time. As we make plans for the coming year, let us pray to God that He will bless our plans and guide our footsteps, protecting us in faith and from harm on the journey to heaven.

December Update

Sing, O people and rejoice of the Child, now raise your voice,
join the joyous Christmas hymn, for Christ is born, the Holy Son of Mary.
Now behold what was foretold by Gabriel. Eia! Eia!
Grace and mercy Christ has shown, and the way to heaven’s throne. Hallelujah!
Sole Redeemer, Lord and Savior, in the manger God divine! 
Yea, the only Savior we shall ever find. 
Jesus Lord, O Blessed One, Immanuel, born to us as was foretold by Gabriel! (SHZ 36:1)

May the beautiful songs of Christmas and their messages bring joy to your hearts as you celebrate the birth of our Savior!

November Update

November brings All Saint’s Day, Thanksgiving Day in the U.S., and the end of another year on the church calendar. As we begin the month in observance of All Saint’s Day, we remember the children of God who have lived before us and died with the testimony of living faith. In Hebrews it is written, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report” (Heb. 11:1,2). Apostle Paul writes in his letter to the Ephesians, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast” (Eph. 2:8). 

Voice of Zion - Featured Articles

Editorial: Trust in God Bears Us through Difficult Times

It is natural for a person to plan a secure and stable future. We long for material, emotional, and social security. We plan coming days, workweeks, and other activities well ahead of time. We even make provisions for different potential risks. We have unemployment, health, and accident insurance.

From Sin’s Bondage to Christ’s Liberty

For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.—Galatians 5:13,14

Have you, dear reader, heard this call to liberty that Paul speaks of? Have you listened to this call? Have you been set free? What is this liberty, and what does it engender?

Colorado Congregation Dedicates New Church

Weekend Services Held Oct. 17–19

Theme: “I have surely built thee an house to dwell in, a settled place for thee to abide in forever” (1 Kings 8:13).

Joyful Hearts Gather 

As we sang song of Zion #522 (Come to the Lord with Joyful Noise) at the beginning of the services, the joy of which we sang was evident, and as we continued with song #153 (God himself Is Present), God’s presence was truly felt.

Dates to Remember

2015 LLC Winter Services, Phoenix
2015 LLC Winter Services, Phoenix

February 19–22, 2014 | Phoenix, Arizona

Motto: "To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven" (Eccl. 3:1).

LLC Camp Staff Workshop
LLC Camp Staff Workshop

 LLC Office, with teleconference connection

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. .
See, Amid the Winter Snow
See, Amid the Winter Snow
This recording of 33 songs and hymns of Zion on organ, recently recorded in the Minneapolis church in Plymouth, Minn., is drawn from the collection of Advent and Christmas-themed hymns from LLC’s hymnal. .
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