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  • Make a Payment | Laestadian Lutheran

    Make a Payment If you are making a payment for camp, please click this button: Pay for Camp Make a Payment First Name Last Name Email Payment for: Enter the amount you wish to pay: $ Submit Thank you for your payment!

  • Day 2, Lesson 1: God, the Triune God

    < Back Confirmation Day 2: God, the Triune God Day 2, Lesson 1: God, the Triune God Objective God is our Creator; God hates sin, but loves the sinful person Learning Outcome Explain how God created everything; Give an example of how God hates sin but loves the sinner Confirmation Exercise Questions #2 What is the most important matter in your life? To be a believer. Living faith. Getting to heaven. Having my sins forgiven. #3 How has God created the visible and the invisible world? By His Word. Reference Material Booklet Song: We know that God is our Creator / Who made the earth and heaven by His Word, / The light, the darkness, land and water / He spoke and it was done; he is the Lord / Unseen or seen, by Him all things consist. / Praise God, who in eternity exists. (SHZ 208 v.1) Booklet Text: The Lord is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens. Who is like unto the Lord our God who dwelleth on high. (Psalms 113:4,5) Additional Reference Material SCRIPTURE Gen. 1-2; Gen. 1:27,28; 2:18,21-24; John 1:1-3; Ps. 19:1-3; Matt. 6:8,25-34; 7:7-11; Heb. 11:3; Ps. 68:5; Col. 1:16; Isa. 43:1-4; Jer. 17:10; Job 14:5; Ps. 8:3-6; Acts 17:26-28; 2 Tim. 2:19; Ezek. 33:11; Exod. 4:22; Job 12:7-9; Job 34:11 CURRICULUM Lessons 2.2, 3.2, 3.3 ADDITIONAL LESSON POINTS God has created the universe and all that is in it. God has created man from the dust of the earth and gave him an undying spirit. God has created man, both male and female God knows all our needs, both temporal and spiritual, and provides all that is necessary. For those who trust in God the future is always open, for God in His wisdom guides world events and creates new things. God loves His children like a good father loves his own children. Everyone will have to answer for his/her deeds and omissions before God. While God is almighty and holy, He is, nonetheless, near us in His love. None are here by accident, but by the will of God, and that God takes care of him/her. RESOURCES What is God Like?, The Sheepfold Tender, p. 14-15 A Scriptural Concept of God, The Sheepfold Tender, p.78-79 What is God Like? J. Lehtola, 1999 LLC Summer Services The Triune God, R. Waaraniemi, 2011 LLC Summer Services Previous Next

  • LLC History - 1970s

    FOUNDATION After a schism, believers gathered to form a new organization which was named the Association of American Laestadian Congregations. Initial efforts were to meet needs of God’s children: to arrange services, create a publication and Sunday school teaching materials. Read the first issue of The Voice of Zion. (Jan/Feb 1974) 1974_PUB_VZ_Vol1 .pdf Download PDF • 2.03MB Subscribe to The Voice of Zion. LLC History 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s LLC Music History More

  • Day 6, Lesson 1: Baptism, a Covenant of a Good Conscience

    < Back Confirmation Day 6: Caring For Faith Within the Congregation Day 6, Lesson 1: Baptism, a Covenant of a Good Conscience Objective Baptism is the covenant of a good conscience with God, which obligates us to battle against sin; Jesus commanded to baptize and teach Learning Outcome Explain what baptism is and its benefit for a believer. Confirmation Exercise Questions #22. What are the sacraments? Holy Baptism and Holy Communion. #23. Will the class please stand and recite the baptismal command? "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen." (Matt. 28:19-20) #24. What is the significance of baptism? Baptism is the covenant of a good conscience. Reference Material Booklet Song: Jesus, we have come to Thee, / In our arms an infant bearing: / In the gown of white we see / What the infant’s soul is wearing. / Jesus, shield this infant tender, / Be their help and great defender, / Great defender! (SHZ 223 v.1) ​ Booklet Text: “And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him”(Acts 8:37,38) Additional Reference Material SCRIPTURE 1 John 1:7-9; 1 Pet. 3:21; Acts 2: 38-41; 8:35-38; 9:17,18;10:44-48; Mark 16:15,16; Gal. 3:27; Rom. 6:3-6; Mark 10: 13-16; Matt.18:3-6 ​ CURRICULUM Lesson 4.1 ​ ADDITIONAL LESSON POINTS Student will know the scriptural foundation for child baptism. In Baptism, God speaks to the child and promises His grace every day for strength to believe ​ RESOURCES​ By Faith 25 ; Christian Doctrine 59, 60; Luther’s Small Catechism Part IV; Treasure Hidden in a Field, J. Uljas, pages 61-65 The Door Opens by Faith, Not Baptism, Päivämies, The Sheepfold Tender, pages 55-56 VZ: Baptism, J. Uljas, Sep. 1998, page 5 LLC Website: The Sacraments, M. Lohi, Summer Services Ministers/Board mtg., 2017. Previous Next

  • CONTACT | Laestadian Lutheran

    Contact Office Location and Mailing Address: 212 West 3rd Street Monticello, MN 55362 763-479-2422 info@llchurch.org General Inquiries First Name Last Name Email Message Thank you for submitting! Send Change of Address Form Question Box Birth Announcement Engagement Announcement Wedding Announcement Death Announcement Voice of Zion Ad Opisto Scholarship Program Administrative Department ARVIN PIRNESS Executive Director arvin.pirness@llchurch.org ​ ​ MARIA FREDRICKSON Receptionist, Administrative Assistant mfredrickson@llchurch.org Bookstore shipping Camp enrollment Christmas greetings contact Congregation communication Online bookstore orders ​ ELIZABETH JUNTUNEN Finance Manager ejuntunen@llchurch.org Finance & Budgeting ​ KEITH WAARANIEMI History Book Project kwaaraniemi@llchurch.org PHIL JURMU Facilities Manager pjurmu@llchurch.org Camp scheduling Christian education & support Facility use & rental LLC facilities maintenance & operations Silver Springs development Mission Department JON BLOOMQUIST Mission Director jbloomquist@llchurch.org Bible class Confirmation school Domestic mission work Foreign mission work & facilities Home & family Support & training for congregation pastors ​ ADRIAN PIRNESS Mission & Technology Director adrian.pirness@llchurch.org Bible class Confirmation school Domestic mission work Foreign mission work & facilities Home & family Support & training for congregation pastors ​ ​ Mission Work Assistant ​ Mission work scheduling Pastoral work communication Service & event scheduling Summer & Winter Services planning coordinator Communications Department MATTHEW KERANEN Communications Director mkeranen@llchurch.org Digital publications Opisto program Print publications Social media coordinator ​ ​ ​ RUTH DeLACEY Communications Assistant rdelacey@llchurch.org Bookstore congregation contact Change of address contact Opisto program Shepherd's Voice content coordinator Subscriptions management Voice of Zion content coordinator ​ SANDRA PYLVAINEN Editor spylvainen@llchurch.org Books Print & digital publications editing Shepherd's Voice Voice of Zion ​ ​ ​ LIISA KERANEN Music Coordinator lkeranen@llchurch.org Church music Music copyright Music production Music training ​ ANNETTE JOHNSON Layout Artist ajohnson@llchurch.org Overall graphic design Print publications layout Services logo & designs support Voice of Zion announcements Voice of Zion layout Website oversight ​ SHANNA PIRNESS Digital Media Specialist spirness@llchurch.org Digital publications creation & coordination Hearken app management Services programming support Shepherd's Voice layout ​ ​

  • Annual Services | Laestadian Lutheran

    Annual Services The LLC sponsors annual national worship service events, the largest being Winter Services and Summer Services. Summer Services Winter Services Summer Services Summer Services are held annually around the United States 4th of July holiday. The weekend events also include LLC Board Meetings, a Ministers and Board Members meeting, a Youth Presentation, and the LLC Annual Meeting. The services are held in different geographic areas each year. The schedule for future year’s Summer Services is as follows: ​ 2024 Summer Services, Northwest (Longview) || July 4–7 2025 Summer Services, Northwest (Saskatchewan) || July 3–6 2026 Summer Services, East-Central (Menahga) || July 2–5 2027 Summer Services, East-Central (Toronto) || Dates TBD 2028 Summer Services, East-Central (Elk River) || Dates TBD Winter Services Winter Services are hosted annually by the Phoenix Laestadian Lutheran Church, with assistance from the other area congregations. ​ 2024 Winter Services || March 14-17

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  • Volunteer | Laestadian Lutheran

    Volunteer First Name Last Name Email Phone Check all that apply: Writer Reader Artist Photographer Graphic designer for small projects Audio Editor Videographer Video Maker Music Notator Music Reviewer Editor of Writing Translator Transcriber Other (contact rdelacey@llchurch.org) Thank you for submitting! Send

  • Music upload form | Laestadian Lutheran

    Music upload Do Not Webcast Song List When choosing songs, song leaders and organists should make sure they are not choosing songs that are in Do Not Webcast list for times when the broadcast is live. Often times the pre-service song and the closing songs are not webcast, so the placement of the song may allow you to sing the listed songs. Coordinate with your service director and webcaster as needed Do Not Webcast List Copyright Information Copyright Information (PDF) Upload music When choosing songs, song leaders and organists should Other Resources 2021 Church Calendar Texts and Songs ​ Songs to Sing at Communion ​ LLC Hymnal Copyright Information ​ SHZ Introductions Cross Reference ​ Song Leader & Organist Guide ​ Hymnal VK & SL 2016 Cross Reference ​ Wedding Guide ​ Wedding Music Ideas for Processionals and Recessionals ​ 2022 International Music Camp Upload Song Leading Workshop September 2021 This video shows part of an actual lesson kept this fall for Elk River congregation song leaders. In this 15-minute excerpt, workshop leader Ben Huhta talks about e.g. pronunciation, breathing, preparing for higher notes and singing through long notes. Have your songbook handy when you follow along. Song Leaders & Organist Workshop - June 30, 2020 Introduction to Organ Hymn Introductions Hymn Playing Music in Congregation Life Song Sheets Christmas Peace (SL 15) ​ When in the Moon of Wintertide

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