"When they saw the star,

they rejoiced

With Exceeding Great Joy."

Matthew 2:10







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!

Service EVENTS

March 18, 2021

2021 LLC Winter Services

Planning is underway for the services. We will decide by the end of January if the event will be in-person or online only.

News & Notes

January 2021 Update

January 2021

Happy New Year 2021! The year 2020 was like no other in recent memory. What started as a normal year has certainly changed in ways that we could not have predicted. Due to the pandemic, Winter and Summer Services were moved to an online environment, foreign mission trips were postponed, confirmation schools were scheduled and rescheduled, most of the summer camps were canceled and local congregations adjusted their service arrangements.

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December 2020 Update

December 2020

During this festive season we are thankful for the many blessings which God has given. We are most thankful for the fulfillment of the promise of a Savior. For this we say, “Immanuel, God is with us” (Isa. 7:14; Matt. 1:23). On behalf of the LLC office staff, I wish each of you a joyous and peaceful Christmas. May the message of God’s perfect gift to humankind be centermost as we celebrate this Christmas season.

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November 2020 Update

November 2020

The cold winds of winter are starting to bite in the upper Midwest. An early snow reminds us that another year is coming to a close; what a year it has been! Despite the challenges that the worldwide pandemic has brought, we can be thankful for God’s protection and care.

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Featured Articles

The Best Words in the Best Order – and God’s Blessing

January 2021

The first LLC Publications Online Workshop was held on October 31, 2020, via the Zoom communication platform. Participants from across the continent gathered in an online space to learn and be encouraged in prose, poetry and photojournalism both for their personal development and for the future of LLC publications.

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Future and Hope

January 2021

It has traditionally been thought that the world’s future is made better by children and youth. They will build society with knowledge and skills that were not available to previous generations. Are we now at some sort of turning point when an ordinary young person might say in all earnestness that the future is already ruined? Have we failed at cultivating and protecting the earth so miserably that today’s youth will become embittered toward the generations that came before them?

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In the Flock of the Good Shepherd

January 2021

Prophet Isaiah depicted the kingdom of God as a sheepfold whose shepherd is the Lord who feeds His flock (Isa. 40:11). It is a familiar picture in the Bible. Jesus himself used the same illustration: “I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine” (John 10:14).

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Loretto, MN 55357