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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!

2014 LLC Summer Services, July 3-6, Rogers, MN



News & Notes

June/July Update

“Come and see” (John 1:46) is the motto for the upcoming 2014 LLC Summer Services in Rogers, Minn. This was the invitation given by Phillip, who had found Jesus, to his friend Nathanael, who doubted whether Jesus of Nazareth was the promised Messiah. Whether you attend in person or listen via the Internet webcasts, “Come and see.” Welcome to the festive worship services of God’s children, July 3–6!

May Update

In recent months I have written about the LLC Ministers Camp scheduled for early April. Now, with joy, I can tell you how it went! Although questionable weather just prior to the camp kept many wondering whether or not they would be able to attend, most of those who planned to come were there. In fact, 84 of our 103 North American ministers attended, and others joined by teleconference during portions of the weekend. The tone for the weekend was set with the opening devotion by Saskatchewan minister, Art Simonson, speaking from 1 Peter 5:1–4, encouraging our ministers to feed the flock with a humble and willing mind. Throughout the many discussions, newly called and long-serving ministers alike took turns to speak. In freedom, love, and unity our ministers learned and were uplifted by the speeches of their co-workers.

April Update

This Easter season we again remember our Lord Jesus Christ’s suffering and death on the cross. He was the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all mankind. Knowing of His approaching death and resurrection, Jesus told His disciples, “A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me” (John 16:16). As the disciples pondered the matter, Jesus said, “Your sorrow shall be turned into joy” (John 16:20). The first visitors to Jesus’ sepulcher on Easter morning heard from the angel of the Lord, “He is not here: for he is risen.” They departed quickly “with fear and great joy” (Matt. 28:6,8). Jesus soon appeared to His own, saying, “Peace be unto you” (John 20:19). A child of God rejoices in Easter morning’s miracle. Our risen Savior won over sin, death, and hell and prepared a way for sinful man to believe and inherit eternal life.

Voice of Zion - Featured Articles

June/July Editorial: It’s Important to Be Seen

I think every person needs to be seen. Often it is so that even a small amount of attention achieves a great deal. 

First Official Mission Trip from Sweden to North America

Matti and Irja Heikkinen Tour LLC Congregations in April 2014

My wife Irja and I were, in a sense, able to be part of history, when we traveled on the first official mission trip arranged jointly by LLC and SFC, the North American and Swedish Laestadian central organizations.

The Blessing of Two Earthly Homelands

“How did it feel to move to the ‘bald prairies’ after living in Michigan, the land of lakes and trees?” Many forms of this question have been asked of me in the 32 years I’ve been married. How did I feel leaving the U.S., my home country, and moving to Canada, a “foreign” one?

Dates to Remember

Confirmation Exercises
Confirmation Exercises

West Coast, July 26, 10:30 a.m., Longview church; HLC 1 and Kamp Kipa, July 27, 10:00 a.m.; HLC 2, August 10, 10:00 a.m.

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.

Featured Publications

Crossing the Current
Crossing the Current
This book, coming soon, 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. .
The Lord Is Shepherd of His Flock: Men’s Singing CD
The Lord Is Shepherd of His Flock: Men’s Singing CD
This recording of 16 songs of Zion is a pleasant mixture of singing and instrumental accompaniment drawing on Shepherd-themed hymns from LLC’s hymnal..
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