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  • Busy Weekend Of Testing Hearken

    Last Thursday evening the Apple beta version of Hearken was made available to us and thus ensued a busy weekend of adding test users and uploading content to be tested. Currently we are at about 100 active test users and the flood of feedback has been very much appreciated! The focus of this phase of testing is to find any issues with the features that have been built for this first release. For example, testing the audio player to make sure all the buttons work as expected. Also to make sure the audio player works as a mini player and when the phone is locked. When the user clicks play on the listen button and hears the Voice of Zion being read, can they easily open the digital version of the Voice of Zion and follow along? When the user is done listening to music and wants to now listen to the Evening Devotion, does the player easily move from music to listen? Are the videos opening without issue in the video player? Every user experience is different. Not everyone has the same device. What someone is looking for in the app might not be something another person would even think to look for. For these reasons it has been good to include these additional test users from variety of areas, stages of life, and technology expertise. The feedback sent to us is being compiled into three different categories: bugs & glitches, future feature request, and FAQs. We are hearing much positive feedback about the usability of the app. We feel much excitement both as LLC office staff and LLC Digital Communications Committee members to share with a small group of users what has been talked about and worked on for over a year. It's one thing to hear and imagine what is being built, and it's another to finally be able to download and login to start enjoying the music, the devotions, the books, the videos on your own devices. We are thankful for all the support from all of you. We are also thankful for the willing test users who are spending time reviewing the app and giving feedback. Above all we are thankful to the Heavenly Father for blessing us with this gift of a new app where LLC digital publications can be released in one location that is safe and easy to use. Below are some screenshots of Hearken. We do not have a release date for the app yet but we are getting nearer to that day! Stay tuned for further updates! Opening Screen Home Screen Music Album Screen Books & Periodicals section: listening to Voice of Zion reading while following along with the digital version of the Voice of Zion Watch Screen An Evening Devotion opened from the Listen Screen

  • The app has been built!

    The developers have signed off on the final release of the build of the app. Hearken has been built! When can users have it on their phones and enjoy listening to music and the many other digital publications there? Well, that’s still a ways away. This week begins the last testing phase, one of the final phases of the app development. Although the LLC Digital Communications Committee and LLC office staff have been testing different features of the app as they have been made ready, we now have access to the whole app with all the features built. We have also reached out to a handful of others who have not been involved with the project to get feedback on their user experience. Following this testing phase, the developers will address any issues that are discovered and update the app. Then begins the work of moving the app to LLC cloud servers. Finally, the process of getting the app into the Apple app and Google play stores can begin after that. The timeframe for all of this is not sure, so it is difficult to give a release date for the app at this point. Stay tuned! **Hearken is the new LLC digital publications app that will be released sometime 2022. To learn more about the app see the video below.

  • Prepare the Way for the King

    Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples, and said unto him, Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another? Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and show John again those things which ye do hear and see: The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them. And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me. And as they departed, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind? But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, they that wear soft clothing are in kings’ houses. But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and more than a prophet. For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee. Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. – Matt. 11:2–10 ‍ John was born into this world to preach of the coming of the Son of God. His parents were believers, and when he was a boy they taught him of God’s kingdom. When he grew older, he lived in the wilderness of Judaea and survived on locusts and wild honey. His appearance differed greatly from that of the priests in the temple at that time. He was clothed in rough raiment, not soft cloth. This did not stop God’s work from occurring, and it did not stop people from hearing his message and believing it. Although John’s time of preaching was brief, many heard his sermon of the coming of the Lord Jesus. Their hearts were pricked and they repented. John baptized them. We can see through the life and preaching of John the Baptist that only when God blesses and when the Holy Spirit works through the mouths of men can true salvation exist. Although John had preached much of Jesus’ coming, baptized Him and had seen miracles He performed, when he was in prison he began to doubt. He sent two of his disciples to ask Jesus if He truly was the Son of God. Jesus loved John and sent encouragement back to him to remember the miracles Jesus performed, and that more importantly unto the poor the gospel is preached. Jesus reminded John that “blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.” Jesus encouraged the doubtful John that He, Jesus, is Messiah and to continue battling the good fight of faith despite being imprisoned for preaching God’s Word. Jesus instructed those that were gathered, hearing about John. Did they go into the wilderness to hear the man’s words? John was not like a reed shaking in the wind. His words were not here for today and gone tomorrow. He was the messenger that was sent before to prepare the way for Jesus. He was clothed in rough raiment, not soft cloth. This is the same yet today: God’s messengers are people like anyone else. Jesus pointed out how John had a very important duty given to him, but it did not give him an elevated position in God’s kingdom. All believers are equal before God, despite the fact that we are given each of us our own lot to live, our own place to serve. The sermon of the enemy of souls reached John in his lowly prison cell and caused him to doubt the foundation of his faith. The threefold enemy works yet today, causing us to question and doubt our salvation. As we prepare for the celebration of Christmas, it is easy to lose focus on the significance of Jesus’ birth. We can let the cares of this world overcome our joy of believing. We need to prepare our hearts daily and nourish the gift of faith. Only through living by the gospel of the forgiveness of sins will we see heaven one day. Michael Ylioja ‍

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    FOR MINE EYES HAVE SEEN THY SALVATION, WHICH THOU HAS PREPARED BEFORE THE FACE OF ALL PEOPLE LUKE 2:30,31 Laestadian Lutheran Church 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! Find Services In Your Area Annual LLC Service Events AN INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY FOR ALL WHO Winter Services Summer Services Read 3 days ago News & Notes Busy Weekend Of Testing Hearken Last Thursday evening the Apple beta version of Hearken was made available to us and thus ensued a busy weekend of adding test users and... Jan 18 News & Notes The app has been built! The developers have signed off on the final release of the build of the app. Hearken has been built! When can users have it on their... Dec 1, 2021 Voice of Zion Featured Articles Christmas Peace It was wintertime. As the day faded into evening and passed into darkness, the air became crisp and still. Stars twinkled overhead, and... Dec 1, 2021 Voice of Zion Featured Articles Prepare the Way for the King Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples, and said unto him, Art thou he that should come,... Dec 1, 2021 Voice of Zion Featured Articles Witnesses of Christ Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. But beware of men: for... Dec 1, 2021 News & Notes December 2021 Update The angels once sang of the triumph of heaven on Christmas night. They sowed into mother earth’s sorrow a radiant star-filled night. That... Shop Quick View Comfort and Joy LLC-CD Quick View At the Crossroads of Choosing: A book for the young Quick View Bible Story Illustrations: Electronic Images (CD & USB) Quick View By Faith Quick View Comfort and Joy LLC-CD Quick View At the Crossroads of Choosing: A book for the young Quick View Bible Story Illustrations: Electronic Images (CD & USB) Quick View By Faith On Instagram On YouTube

  • Winter Services | Laestadian Lutheran

    Winter Services 2022 LLC Winter Services, March 17-20, Cave Creek, AZ Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and for ever (Heb. 13:8) Listen Watch Archives Donate WELCOME TO THE 2022 LLC WINTER SERVICES! The 2022 Laestadian Lutheran Church Annual Winter Services will be held at the Phoenix Laestadian Lutheran Church in Cave Creek, Arizona. The services will begin Thursday, March 17 and end Sunday, March 20. Welcome! ​ SCHEDULE Wednesday, March 16 7:00 Services (At the Laestadian Lutheran Church of Prescott Valley) Thursday, March 17 7:00 Opening Ceremony Friday, March 18 9:00 Board of Directors Meeting 1:30 Services 4:00 Services 7:00 Congregation and Youth Evening Saturday, March 19 11:00 Services 1:30 Children's Service 4:00 Services 7:00 Communion Service Sunday, March 20 10:00 Services 2:00 Closing Service

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