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Welcome

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

June/July Update

June and July can be busy months with graduations, family trips, and the many activities at our LLC camp centers. I want to congratulate all 2017 high school and college graduates—you have received a milestone in life! June also marks Father’s Day. Dear Fathers, may our good God continue to bless you for the love and care that you extend to your families and loved ones. Your children need clear and loving instructions in the day in which we live. May God also bless those of you attending confirmation school this summer. This special event marks an important milestone in a young believer’s life. Your parents are sending you with many prayers.

May Update

May marks the special occasion of Mother’s Day. Too often, it seems, a mother’s work is minimized, or worse, forgotten. Dear mothers, may God richly repay you for the care you unselfishly provide for your families. We wish for you God’s abundant blessings! 

 

 

April Update

Rejoice, O flock of children! Your faith is not in vain. The sepulcher is empty. The enemy is slain. Since Jesus won the battle with death and sin and hell, where clouds and fear were reigning, there light and gladness dwell. So, keep the feast of Easter! O flock of children, sing! To Christ, the Lamb victorious, let thanks forever ring! Rejoice with full assurance as little children do. The holy place of glory is now revealed to you (SHZ 117:1,3).

Voice of Zion - Featured Articles

The Internet—Good and Evil

When I think of the marvel of our instant access to messages, pictures, and videos of our loved ones, even on the other side of the world; the access to services, events, news, facts, research, products, and even business opportunities, I sometimes think of our dear sister in faith Eve. Eve, like each of us, was human and weak, and when she met with the master of subtlety, the Serpent, he beguiled and deceived her. None of us could have withstood his power. He drew her attention using his knowledge of God’s command, his knowledge of the Tree, and his knowledge of this dear innocent sister in faith, and asked, “Did God say you cannot eat of every tree in the garden?”

Luther on Marriage

Half a millennium ago, Martin Luther was born into a world dominated by religious and political leaders steeped in antagonism toward the teaching of sound scriptural truths. It is not surprising, therefore, that marriage—an estate basic to human existence—was likewise a topic of extensive focus, discussion, and clarification in the life and times of Luther. Not only had medieval Roman Catholic teaching regarding holy matrimony deviated significantly from the Bible (celibacy of priests, etc.), but marriage had become widely misunderstood within the overall fabric of medieval society. Even though the Middle Age culture of Luther generally maintained a religious core, misunderstandings concerning marriage were widespread. For example, misunderstandings stretched to the point that many people failed to recognize procreation as a key purpose in God’s establishment of marriage, and sought methods to avoid acceptance of children, as had been the case in ancient Rome some 1500 years earlier1. As Luther characterized the society of his time: “Today you find many people who do not want to have children,” and described that understanding as “callousness” and an “inhumane attitude, which is worse than barbarous.”2

Faith Is God’s Gift

Jesus taught many important teachings in His time on earth. This parable addresses the question of why God’s kingdom is dear to the believer and not to the unbeliever. The disciples of Jesus were perplexed why some believed and some did not.

 

Dates to Remember

Confirmation Exercises
Confirmation Exercises
30

SLC 2 and HLC, July 30, 10:00 a.m.

LLC Peace Garden Youth Days
LLC Peace Garden Youth Days
2

 Join single believers from many North American congregations for a weekend of Christian fellowship and open discussions around God's unchanging Word.

LLC Veterans Camp, SLC
LLC Veterans Camp, SLC
22

 Within the security of God's kingdom and the living gospel, the goals of this camp will be to support those who have served and provide opportunities for veterans and active-duty members to support one another. 

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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