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  • Laestadian Lutheran Church

    SHEW ME THY WAYS, O LORD TEACH ME THY PATHS. PSALM 25:4 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! Donate It is time to update your information for the 2024 LLC Telephone and Address Directory. Please make all changes by March 31, 2024. Change of Address Form International Mission Work Website Has Launched Every month, tens of thousands of people search the internet for how sins can be forgiven, where the kingdom of God is and what repentance means. To help searching ones find God’s kingdom, and as a means of performing mission work in a digital space, the SRK, SFC and LLC have now launched a new website: kingdomofpeace.net ​ Read more about this new website here. Camp Enrollment Is Now Open! Attend a Camp Welcome to enjoy a virtual history exhibit created for the LLC’s 50 Year Anniversary. Hearken – Our Publications App Read Feb 14 News & Notes International Mission Work Website Has Launched February 14, 2024 Every month, tens of thousands of people search the internet for information on where to find the kingdom of God, what... Feb 1 Home & Family Till We Meet Again Auli Niemi | The Voice of Zion February 2024 - Home & Family Article -- It is with a heavy, yet thankful heart that I reminisce of our... Feb 1 Voice of Zion Featured Articles What Are the Beatitudes? Alexandra Glynn | The Voice of Zion February 2024 - Round the Table Article -- The word “Beatitudes” comes from a Latin root meaning... Feb 1 Voice of Zion Featured Articles A Wedding Is Sacred The Voice of Zion February 2024 - Editorial -- What is sacred? Sacred refers to something – a place, an object, an event or text – that... Feb 1 Voice of Zion Featured Articles Trusting in God’s Mercy Marty Wuollet | The Voice of Zion February 2024 - The Sabbath Word 4 Article -- Unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. O my God, I... 1 2 3 4 5 Shop Quick View Unto This Day the Lord Has Helped Quick View Easter Sale: 2-book Bundle Quick View Down the Heav'nly Angel Came - Board Book Quick View Easter Sale: 3-CD Easter Bundle 2024 Quick View CD #63 Sleep My Little One Quick View CD #71 Zion Sings On Instagram On YouTube Play Video Play Video 06:49:26 LLC Summer Services 2023 -Sunday, July 9th The 2023 Laestadian Lutheran Church Annual Summer Services will be held at the Silver Springs property in Monticello, MN. Service Motto: "Upon this rock I will build my church (Matt 16:18)" The services will begin Thursday, July 6th and end Sunday, July 9th. Welcome! https://www.llchurch.org/summer-services Play Video Play Video 11:54:56 LLC Summer Services 2023 -Saturday, July 8th The 2023 Laestadian Lutheran Church Annual Summer Services will be held at the Silver Springs property in Monticello, MN. Service Motto: "Upon this rock I will build my church (Matt 16:18)" The services will begin Thursday, July 6th and end Sunday, July 9th. Welcome! https://www.llchurch.org/summer-services Play Video Play Video 11:55:00 LLC Summer Services 2023 - Friday, July 7th The 2023 Laestadian Lutheran Church Annual Summer Services will be held at the Silver Springs property in Monticello, MN. Service Motto: "Upon this rock I will build my church (Matt 16:18)" The services will begin Thursday, July 6th and end Sunday, July 9th. Welcome! https://www.llchurch.org/summer-services Play Video Play Video 08:34:37 LLC Summer Services 2023 - Thursday, July 6th The 2023 Laestadian Lutheran Church Annual Summer Services will be held at the Silver Springs property in Monticello, MN. Service Motto: "Upon this rock I will build my church (Matt 16:18)" The services will begin Thursday, July 6th and end Sunday, July 9th. Welcome! https://www.llchurch.org/summer-services Play Video Play Video 07:03:20 LLC Phoenix Winter Services 2023 - Sunday 3/19 The 2023 Laestadian Lutheran Church Annual Winter Services will be held at the Phoenix Laestadian Lutheran Church in Cave Creek, Arizona. Service Motto: "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you. (John 14:27)" The services will begin Thursday, March 16 and end Sunday, March 19. Welcome! https://www.llchurch.org/winter-services Play Video Play Video 11:38:51 LLC Phoenix Winter Services 2023 - Saturday 3/18 The 2023 Laestadian Lutheran Church Annual Winter Services will be held at the Phoenix Laestadian Lutheran Church in Cave Creek, Arizona. Service Motto: "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you. (John 14:27)" The services will begin Thursday, March 16 and end Sunday, March 19. Welcome! https://www.llchurch.org/winter-services Play Video Play Video 09:13:33 LLC Phoenix Winter Services 2023 - Friday 3/17 The 2023 Laestadian Lutheran Church Annual Winter Services will be held at the Phoenix Laestadian Lutheran Church in Cave Creek, Arizona. Service Motto: "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you. (John 14:27)" The services will begin Thursday, March 16 and end Sunday, March 19. Welcome! https://www.llchurch.org/winter-services Play Video Play Video 03:23:55 LLC Phoenix Winter Services 2023 - Thursday 3/16 The 2023 Laestadian Lutheran Church Annual Winter Services will be held at the Phoenix Laestadian Lutheran Church in Cave Creek, Arizona. Service Motto: "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you. (John 14:27)" The services will begin Thursday, March 16 and end Sunday, March 19. Welcome! https://www.llchurch.org/winter-services

  • Submit Music | Laestadian Lutheran

    Submit Music or Lyrics Please use this form to submit lyrics, melody or music arrangement. It will be received by the Hymnal Update subcommittee. Submitter First Name Submitter Last Name Submitter Email Submitter Phone Type of Work Choose an option Year work was created Name of Work Creator (author/composer/arranger) Upload image file here (if applicable) Upload Image File Upload supported file (Max 15MB) Upload PDF here (if applicable) Upload PDF File Upload supported file (Max 15MB) Additional Comments Submit

  • Wage & Expense Form | Laestadian Lutheran

    Wage & Expense Form First name Last name Phone Email Select an Address Reimbursment Format Check, by mail Direct Deposit Canadians, select this option Routing Number Account Number Event Type Position Location Camp Facility Camp If "other", what is reimubrsement for? Start Date End Date Eligible Wages Travel Expenses: Mileage (mileage rate: $0.47/mile) Airfare Vehicle rental Accommodations Travel Expenses Total you wish to collect (at most Wages + Travel) Additional Notes Upload PDF (if applicable) Upload PDF Upload supported file (Max 15MB) Upload Image (if applicable) Upload Image Upload supported file (Max 15MB) Submit Thanks for submitting!

  • Ministers Message | Laestadian Lutheran

    Ministers Message PDF Jesus Converses Epistle Postil January 2024 Jesus and Martha Second Sunday After Epiphany November 2023 Jesus and Parents Vigilance Sunday September 2023 Jesus and the Canaanite Woman Thanks for Gifts July 2023 God's Command and the Tradition of the Elders The Law of Love May 2023 Christian Freedom and the Law's Slavery Awaiting the Holy Spirit March 2023 Resurrection Deniers Jesus Christ-The Bread of Life January 2023 Appointing a Missionary Jesus Helps in Distress November 2022 A Question about Tax Money Christ, the Lord of the Universe September 2022 Shattering the Righteousness of the Law Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost July 2022 Dispute With Family Serving the Lord May 2022 The Dinner Host and the Uninvited Guest As a Citizen of Heaven in This World March 2022 Discourse on the Need for New Birth Jesus, the Victor over Evil's Power Old Testament Metaphors The High Priest The Priesthood of Aaron The Priesthood of Melchizedek Sacrifices in the Old Testament The High Priest The Priesthood of Aaron The Priesthood of Melchizedek Sacrifices in the Old Testament

  • Donate | Laestadian Lutheran

    Donate Make a Charitable Donation First Name Last Name Email Phone Address Select a fund (If Donor Specified, please specify) Enter the amount you wish to pay: $ Donate Thank you for your donation!

  • LLC Operating Plan | Laestadian Lutheran

    LLC Operating Plan The Operating Plan outlines the work for the coming year and the video summarizes and highlights material contained in the Operating Plan. Congregation members are asked to share their input and feedback with their congregation delegates. Input from the delegates will be communicated at the LLC Annual Meeting.

  • Day 3, Lesson 1: Jesus, the Word Made Flesh

    < Back Confirmation Day 3: Jesus, the Son of God Day 3, Lesson 1: Jesus, the Word Made Flesh Objective Jesus was born God and man; The fulfilment of God’s Promise Learning Outcome Write down a scripture verse to support that Jesus was both God and man. (Example, Matthew 1:18-25) Confirmation Exercise Questions None Reference Material Booklet Song: The Son obeyed His Father’s will, / Was born of virgin mother, / And God’s good pleasure to fulfill, / He came to be my brother. / No garb of pomp or pow’r He wore, / A servant’s form, like mine, He bore / To lead the devil captive. (SHZ 272 v. 6) ​ Booklet Text: And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. (John 1:14) Additional Reference Material SCRIPTURE Matt. 1:18-25, 3:13-17, 4:1-11, 16:13-16, 28:18; Luke 2:41-50; 3:21,22; 4:1-13; John 1:14, 3:16; Acts 13:28-39; Eph. 1:19-23; Phil. 2:5-11; Heb. 4:15-16; 1 Tim. 3:16 ​ CURRICULUM Lessons 2.4, 2.5 ADDITIONAL LESSON POINTS Some of the major prophecies concerning Jesus that are in the Old Testament. The main phases and work of Jesus’ life God's salvation work climaxes in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Jesus’ origin was unique: He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. Jesus, as true man, like us experienced pain, hunger, sorrow, joy, fear and so on, but was nonetheless without sin. Jesus spoke of himself as the Messiah and God's Son. Jesus, as true God, had a unique relationship with the Father and that the Father has given Him all power in heaven and on earth. Explanation to the 2nd Article of the Creed, Luther’s Small Catechism RESOURCES ​ By Faith 19b; Christian Doctrine 29 -38; (p1 By Faith 19b; Christian Doctrine 29 -38; (p2) VZ: The Birth of Jesus Christ, Q. Ruonavaara, Dec. 1991, page 275. Unto You a Savior is Born, J. Stewart, Dec. 2008, page 11 (p1) VZ: The Birth of Jesus Christ, Q. Ruonavaara, Dec. 1991, page 275. Unto You a Savior is Born, J. Stewart, Dec. 2008, page 11 (p2) Previous Next

  • Day 4, Lesson 1: The Holy Spirit, the Sanctifier

    < Back Confirmation Day 4: The Holy Spirit, The Spirit of God Day 4, Lesson 1: The Holy Spirit, the Sanctifier Objective Holy Spirit calls and gathers the congregation of Christ; The Holy Spirit comforts, teaches, and guides Learning Outcome Give examples of how the Holy Spirit sanctifies. Confirmation Exercise Questions None Reference Material Booklet Song: You desire true devotion / And a heart of purity; / You hate evil and corruption / You despise hypocrisy. / Therefore, sanctify my mind, / That in me You always find / An abiding dwelling lowly, / Worthy of Your presence holy. (SHZ 127 v.6) ​ Booklet Text: But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.(John 14:26) Additional Reference Material SCRIPTURE John 20:19-23; John 14:26; Acts 15:28 Matt. 16:15-19; Acts 10:43; Rom. 3:24,25; 1 Cor. 6:11; Eph. 1:7; Col. 1:14; Heb. 4:15; 9:7-12; 1 John 1:7; 5:13; 1 Pet. 1:18, 19; Rev. 5:9; 7:14; Jer. 1:4,5; Rom. 15:16; Gal. 2:20; Eph. 5:25-27; 2 Thess. 2:13,14; 1 Pet. 1:1,2; 1 John 1:9 ​ CURRICULUM Lesson 2.7 ADDITIONAL LESSON POINTS The Holy Spirit is the spirit of God the Father and of Christ. God is the almighty Lord, whose sphere of influence is boundless. He has given His Holy Spirit as a guide and comfort to the believer. God sent His Holy Spirit into His Congregation. The Holy Spirit speaks in our conscience and in God's congregation. The office of the keys is a function of the Holy Spirit. Forgiveness is the office of the Spirit and not the office of mere words. RESOURCES ​ By Faith 21; Luther’s Small Catechism Apostle’s, Nicene, and Athanasian Creeds The Holy Spirit and Its Work, V. Juntunen, The Sheepfold Tender, pages 102-111. LLC Website: The Office of the Holy Spirit, W. Lampi, Summer Services Ministers and Board meeting, 2017; The Office of the Holy Spirit, C. Simonson, Summer Services Youth Presentation, 2017. VZ: The Holy Spirit’s Work, H. Jussila, May, 1994, page 3; Bible Concepts: The Holy Spirit, May, 1995, page 12; The Holy Spirit, The Comforter, P. Haataja, Feb. 2010, page 4. Previous Next

  • Day 3, Lesson 5: Courtship & Marriage, He Made Them Male and Female

    < Back Confirmation Day 3: Jesus, the Son of God Day 3, Lesson 5: Courtship & Marriage, He Made Them Male and Female Objective Marriage is a life-long union ordained by God between a man and a woman - a help suitable for each other; Through marriage God fulfills His creation work according to His will Learning Outcome Explain how God established marriage for the benefit of mankind. Confirmation Exercise Questions None Reference Material Booklet Song: You made us for each other, God, / You gave us one another. / Oh, may our hearts abide in love / That each would serve the other. (SHZ 253 v.1) ​ Booklet Text: Charity suffereth long, and is kind (1 Cor. 13:4) Additional Reference Material SCRIPTURE Gen. 1:26-28; 2:23,24; Exod. 20:14; Matt. 5:28; John 8:1-11; Rom. 1:22-27; 1 Cor. 6:9,15,16,18-20; 7:1,2,7-9; 10:8; Gal. 5:19; Eph. 5:5; 1 John 2:16; Prov. 18:22; 19:14; 31:10-12; Matt. 19:5; 1 Cor. 13; Eph. 5:22-33; 6:1-4; Col.3:18-21; 2; Tim. 2:22; Eph. 4:32 ​ CURRICULUM Lessons 7.3, 7.4, 9.6 ADDITIONAL LESSON POINTS Marriage is instituted and ordained by God; this union only ends with the death of one spouse. The purpose of marriage is to receive a help “meet”, and for procreation. In God's creation man and woman are equal, although they are different. The unmarried and single state are just as worthy roles and forms of life as the married state. Understand the purpose of courtship and how a believer conducts him/herself in courtship avoiding temptation (for example, by listening to God's Word, discussing our temptations with other believers, caring for our conscience, choosing a sincerely believing group of friends, etc.) Understand what are the most important characteristics in a life's companion. Student will feel responsibility in the matters of love and courtship and understand that God forgives sins and failing in this area also. Student will recognize the outward and inward prerequisites for establishing a family. RESOURCES ​ By Faith 35; Christian Doctrine 93, 94; From Victory to Victory, p. 75-82; Luther’s Small Catechism Pastor’s Guide to Christian Weddings Christian Courtship, 1996 Outlook Summer Services – Youth Discussion D Rintamaki The Sanctity of Marriage, 1999 Detroit Summer Services, Walt Lampi The Scriptural Foundation of Marriage and Family, W. Lampi, Crossing the Current, p. 70 He Made Them Male and Female, 2006 LLC Sum. Svc. Youth Discussion K. Waaraniemi; The Treasure Hidden in the Field, J. Uljas, p. 100-106 The Beauty of Courtship, At the Crossroads of Choosing, p.55 VZ: – series of articles in February, March, April, and June 2003 Previous Next

  • Day 6, Lesson 5: Music, "Sing, O People of the Lord"

    < Back Confirmation Day 6: Caring For Faith Within the Congregation Day 6, Lesson 5: Music, "Sing, O People of the Lord" Objective Music is a gift from God, and a tool of the enemy of souls; Wholesome music helps to fight against temptation and sin Learning Outcome Give examples of music that please God and strengthen my faith. Confirmation Exercise Questions None Reference Material SCRIPTURE Gen. 4:21; Exod. 15:1,20,21; Jdg. 5:1; 1 Sam. 16:16-23; 1 Ch. 6:31,32; 15:16,22,27,28; 16:7,41,42; 23:5,27,30; 25:1,7,8 ; 2 Chr. 5:8,12,13; 7:6; 20:19-28; 29:25-28; Ps. 137:1-5; Ps. 147:7; 150:1-6; Ezra 3:10,11; Neh. 12:27-29; Amos 6:5; Mark 14:26; Ps. 33:1-3; 89:1; 92:1-3; Isa. 5:12; Eph. 5:19; Col. 3:16; Gal. 6: 7,8; 1 John 2:15-17 ​ CURRICULUM Lessons 8.1, 8.2 ​ ADDITIONAL LESSON POINTS Songs and hymns are important in the lives of God's children. Role of music in the worship service. Some music is unsuitable and other music suitable for a Christian. Student will recognize the power and effect of both the words and the music on the listener. Student will understand the benefits and proper use of music RESOURCES​ VZ: Music Matters*–The Role of Zion’s Music in Our Lives, B. Strand, Oct. 2001, Page 6 The Therapeutic Aspects of Music, B. Huhta, Nov. 2001, page 2 Planning Your Wedding Music, C. Simonson, June 2006, page 5 Several articles about Music, June 2008, Pages 8, 9 Opisto Students Thankful for Music Offerings at Jämsä, June 2009, page 8,9 LLC Website: Music: A Gift from God and a Tool of the Enemy, K. Waaraniemi, Summer Services Youth Presentation, 2009. NOTE: There is a series of “Music Matters” articles in all issues of 2001 VZ’s Additional Reference Material SCRIPTURE Gen. 4:21; Exod. 15:1,20,21; Jdg. 5:1; 1 Sam. 16:16-23; 1 Ch. 6:31,32; 15:16,22,27,28; 16:7,41,42; 23:5,27,30; 25:1,7,8 ; 2 Chr. 5:8,12,13; 7:6; 20:19-28; 29:25-28; Ps. 137:1-5; Ps. 147:7; 150:1-6; Ezra 3:10,11; Neh. 12:27-29; Amos 6:5; Mark 14:26; Ps. 33:1-3; 89:1; 92:1-3; Isa. 5:12; Eph. 5:19; Col. 3:16; Gal. 6: 7,8; 1 John 2:15-17 ​ CURRICULUM Lessons 8.1, 8.2 ​ ADDITIONAL LESSON POINTS Songs and hymns are important in the lives of God's children. Role of music in the worship service. Some music is unsuitable and other music suitable for a Christian. Student will recognize the power and effect of both the words and the music on the listener. Student will understand the benefits and proper use of music RESOURCES​ VZ: Music Matters*–The Role of Zion’s Music in Our Lives, B. Strand, Oct. 2001, Page 6 The Therapeutic Aspects of Music, B. Huhta, Nov. 2001, page 2 Planning Your Wedding Music, C. Simonson, June 2006, page 5 Several articles about Music, June 2008, Pages 8, 9 Opisto Students Thankful for Music Offerings at Jämsä, June 2009, page 8,9 LLC Website: Music: A Gift from God and a Tool of the Enemy, K. Waaraniemi, Summer Services Youth Presentation, 2009. NOTE: There is a series of “Music Matters” articles in all issues of 2001 VZ’s Previous Next

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