"When they saw the star,

they rejoiced

with exceeding great joy."

Matthew 2:10

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The Laestadian Lutheran Church (LLC) is 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. Welcome to our website and welcome to our services!

Upcoming Events

Mar 19, 2020

2020 LLC Phoenix Winter Services

Location: Desert Mountain Middle School Lodging Contact: Levi & Lea Waaraniemi Phone: 480-468-7175 (Levi) Send Email Wednesday, M..

Jul 02, 2020

2020 LLC Summer Services

Location: Superior Dome, Northern Michigan University Food Service Contact: Aleta Honkala (906-250-8937) Send Email Meals and concessions w..

News & Notes

January 2020 Update

January, 2020

Happy New Year! As we turn our calendars to a new year, we reflect on the happenings of the previous year. Though there may have been sorrows and trials, we can still see God’s blessings. God has guided us through th..

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December 2019 Update

December, 2019

An angel came from God above / to tell of Jesus’ birth. / The fearful shepherds saw the light / that shone from heaven to earth. The angels said: “Be not afraid, / there’s joyful news for men. / The promised Sa..

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Alternating Periods of Struggle and Peace

November, 2019

Editorial from Päivämies issue 43, Oct. 23, 2019 “It is good to discuss these matters listening with a tender ear and trusting in God’s care.” Next Sunday the SRK will release the third volume of its ..

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Featured Articles

God Protects throughout Our Lives

January, 2020

O God, thou hast taught me from my youth: and hitherto have I declared thy wondrous works. Now also when I am old and greyheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to every one that is to come. – Psalm 71:17,18 In this psalm, the writ ..

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God Sows the Seed

January, 2020

Olli Rantala, of Siilinjärvi, Finland, and I felt great joy after our Togo and Ghana mission trip in early October, 2019. Our dear heavenly Father had prepared hearts there to receive the precious water of life unto undying souls. We pray that the seed that is sown takes root and thrives ti ..

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Repentance and Justification

January, 2020

Installment 11 of 20, translated from the book Christ Is the Same Yesterday, Today, and Forever: Writings on the Basics of Faith and Doctrine. (Ed. Ari-Pekka Palola, SRK, 2018) In all cultures, people have always sought God, for God has placed the longing for eternity in people’s hearts. The ..

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