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  • Day 3, Lesson 2: Jesus, Our Savior

    < Back Confirmation Day 3: Jesus, the Son of God Day 3, Lesson 2: Jesus, Our Savior Objective Jesus suffered and died for the sins of all people; Jesus is the foundation of our faith Learning Outcome Explain why Jesus suffered and died on the cross Confirmation Exercise Questions # 11. How did God reconcile the sin-fallen world with himself? By giving His only Son for the sins of the world. Reference Material Booklet Song: Dearest Jesus, on Golgotha / Show Your wounds of love to us. / Our dear Father’s heart of mercy / Shines in glory on the cross. / May I always know and see / You were sacrificed for me. (SHZ 311 v. 1) ​ Booklet Text: God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. (2 Cor 5:19) ​ Additional Reference Material SCRIPTURE Matt. 26:14-27:66; Mark 14:12-15:47; Luke 22:7-23:56; John 18:1-19:42; 1 Cor. 15:1-4; 2; Cor. 5:18-21; Rev. 1:17,18, 20:14, 1 John 2:1,2; Gen. 3:15,21 ​ CURRICULUM Lesson 2.6 ADDITIONAL LESSON POINTS Jesus' salvation work was a crucial victory over sin and death. Student will know the passion history of Jesus and understand that He died for our sins ad corrected the Fall in paradise. We receive our sins forgiven on the basis of Jesus' suffering and sacrificial death. RESOURCES ​ By Faith 20; Christian Doctrine 39; Salvation in Jesus Christ: The Bible’s Central Message, M. Kontkanen, The Sheepfold Tender, pages 42-44. SRK/LLC Book: Jesus Our Savior, Stories of Jesus 4. Previous Next

  • Laestadian Lutheran Church of Illinois

    Laestadian Lutheran Church of Illinois Contacts Chairman & Pastor Tim Niskanen 7430 Korbel Gurnee, IL 60031 Phone: 847-548-6884 Email: windycitynine@aol.com Service Schedule June–August Sunday Service 10:00 a.m. Communion Service first Sunday of month Bible Class last Sunday of month September–May Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Sunday Service 10:45 a.m. Communion Services first Sunday of month Bible Class last Sunday of month

  • Lethbridge Laestadian Lutheran Church

    Lethbridge Laestadian Lutheran Church Contacts Pastor Hannu Janhunen Phone: 403-327-7795 Email: hannu@netisus.ca Chairman Matthew Ylioja Phone: 403-332-2035 Service Schedule June–August Sunday Service 11:00 a.m. September–May Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Sunday Service 11:00 a.m. Communion Service 1st Sunday Monthly Evening Service 3rd Sunday 7:00 p.m. Friday Bible Class 7:30 p.m. Song Services 1st Friday

  • ​LLC History - 1990s

    NEXT GENERATION Format changes to The Voice of Zion were made and children’s content was printed in a new periodical, The Shepherd’s Voice. New congregations were formed and new technology was utilized. A new generation of workers took on the work and the name of the organization changed to Laestadian Lutheran Church. View a historical exhibit of Laestadian Lutherans in North America, originally prepared for the new millennium. from living seed to flourishing field_small .pdf Download PDF • 10.49MB LLC History 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s LLC Music History More

  • Day 4, Lesson 2: God's Kingdom, Our Mother

    < Back Confirmation Day 4: The Holy Spirit, The Spirit of God Day 4, Lesson 2: God's Kingdom, Our Mother Objective Small, holy group of believing people; The workplace of the Holy Spirit is in the congregation where it continues the work of Christ Learning Outcome Describe what our Mother congregation is and where it can be found. Confirmation Exercise Questions #13. What are some of the names given in the Bible for the congregation or kingdom of God? Mother, Mount Zion, the pillar and ground of truth, the True Vine, the sheepfold, Jerusalem, the golden candlestick, the Bride of Christ. #20. What is meant by the office of the keys? The authority that Jesus gave to His own to forgive sins. #21. Where and with what words did Jesus authorize His own to forgive sins? In John 20:22, 23, where He said “Receive ye the Holy Ghost: Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.” Reference Material Booklet Song: Jerusalem, God’s Zion, came down from heav’n above. / She’s our beloved mother, whom we, her children, love. / It’s here that God is dwelling, in Spirit here is found; / Of truth it is the pillar and is its very ground. (SHZ 188 v.1) ​ Booklet Text: “Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” (Luke 12:32) Additional Reference Material SCRIPTURE Luke 12:32; 1 Tim 3:15; Eph. 5:31,32; 1 Thess. 1:6 Matt. 7:21-23; Matt. 28:18-20; Mark 13:11; Luke 12:11, 12; John 14:26; 15:26; 16:7-13; 2 Pet. 1:20, 21; Acts 2:2-4; Acts 19:13-16; Rom. 5:5; 1 Cor. 4:20; 6:19; 2 Cor. 13:14; Eph. 3:4,5; 1 Thess. 1:5; 4:7, 8; 2 Tim. 1:14; Rom. 8; John 20:22,23; Acts 2:38; Matt. 7:21-23; Acts 19:13-16 ​ CURRICULUM Lesson 2.8 ADDITIONAL LESSON POINTS God has a congregation here on earth; it is made up of believers who are joined by the bonds of the Holy Spirit. The work of the Holy Spirit is explained in the Bible, the third article of the Creed, and Luther’s explanation of the third article of the Creed. RESOURCES​ By Faith 21; Christian Doctrine 44-49; The Holy Spirit and Its Work, V. Juntunen, The Sheepfold Tender, pages 102-111. Previous Next

  • Day 7, Lesson 1: In the World, Not of the World

    < Back Confirmation Day 7: Mission Work: Go Ye Therefore and Teach All Nations Day 7, Lesson 1: In the World, Not of the World Objective A believer is a citizen of the Kingdom of God and this world; A believer is a light unto the world and a salt of the earth Learning Outcome Write down a few examples of how a believer lives according to God’s word in the midst of this world. Confirmation Exercise Questions None Reference Material Booklet Song: When evil’s power round the world is growing, / O God, oppose it with a greater might, / That we would hear it: Music overflowing / Your people’s hymn from realms of gentle light. (SHZ 540 v.4) ​ Booklet Text: I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. (John 17:15,16) Additional Reference Material SCRIPTURE Matt. 6:33; Matt. 10:16; John 3:19; 17:9-11, 14-17,19,25; 18:36,37; 2 Cor. 6:14-18; James 4:4; 1 John 2:15-17; Gen. 39:9; 2 Cor. 7:1; Col. 3:17; Jer. 29:7; 2 Cor. 5:9; Matt. 6:24; Matt. 5:13-16; 10:32,33; 2 Tim. 2:12; 1 Pet. 3:14-17; Matt. 18:20; 28:20; Mark 16:18; Luke 10:19 ​ CURRICULUM Lesson 6.1 ​ ADDITIONAL LESSON POINTS A Christian's conscience is bound to God's Word, he/she cannot always do something because, "Everyone else is doing it." A Christian wishes to live as he/she believes at home and in public and work constructively in the society in which he/she dwells. God also wishes them to fulfill His will in the various situations of social life. God wants us to confess faith in word and deed in life's situations and thus confess the Lord. Christ has promised to be with His own every day, everywhere. RESOURCES​ The Treasure Hidden in a Field, J. Uljas, pages 95-99 VZ: A Citizen of Heaven in the World, Bible Class Lesson, Jun. 1979, page 90 In the World, But Not of the World, M. Kamula, Jan 1982, page 3 In the World, But Not of It, Confirmation students, Sept. 2007, page 9 In the World, But Not of the World, D. Wuollet, Sep 2012, page 5 LLC Website: Love Not the World, T. Stewart, Summer Services Youth Presentation, 2009 Blessed are They that Hear the Word of God and Keep It, H. Parks, Winter Services, 2011; Be Ye Not Unequally Yoked Together with Unbelievers, R. Haapala, Winter Services, Youth Presentation, 2015 Previous Next

  • Christmas Greetings | Laestadian Lutheran

    Submit Christmas Greetings If you would you like to include your personal Christmas greeting in the December issue of The Voice of Zion and/or Päivämies, please fill out the form below. Greetings may be submitted for $5.00 for The Voice of Zion or $7.00 for Päivämies or $12.00 for both. The deadline for submitting greetings is October 22, 2023. Contact Maria Fredrickson (mfredrickson@llchurch.org ) with any questions. Christmas Greetings First Name or Husband & Wife's Names Last Name Include "and family" Include 1 child's name Enter child's name Choose your congregation Choose an option Enter City, State Email The Voice of Zion ($5) Päivämies ($7) Enter $5 for Voice of Zion, $7 for Päivämies, or $12 for both. $ Submit Thank you for your payment! This form no longer accepts submissions.

  • Ecuador Group Trip | Laestadian Lutheran

    Join an LLC group trip to Ecuador General Information Itinerary Costs and Payments Sign up by August 31 General Information Join an LLC Group trip to Ecuador in 2024! The planned trip dates are May 31–June 9, 2024. The group leaders are Adeline Moll (amoll@llchurch.org ) and Adrian Pirness (adrian.pirness@llchurch.org ). Keith Moll will also join the trip as the second minister. ​ The trip will include services with Ecuadorian believers as well as touring the country. The trip is being organized by Latin Frontiers. They will arrange lodging, transportation on a private charter bus, and a English-Spanish guide for the trip. The guide will be able to share about the historical and cultural significance of the locations we visit on the trip. See the itinerary tabs for more details about each day of the trip. General Information Itinerary Below is the current itinerary plan. There may be changes to the daily plans, depending on the interests of the group. May 31 June 1 June 2 June 3 June 4 June 5 June 6 June 7 June 8 June 9 Saturday, June 1: Otavalo Indian Market ​ We will take a bus 2 hours north of Quito, to Otavalo. There we will visit a large Indigenous market with colorful tapestries, wool sweaters, paintings, wood carvings, jewlery, and more. ​ There will also we an option to visit the Peguche waterfall. ​ On the way to Otavalo, we may also stop at Mitád del Mundo, the monument on the equator. ​ We will return to Quito in the evening. Itinerary Costs and Payment Information Base Costs $800-$900 (Depending on the final group size) ​ This incudes Hotels with breakfast included. The base cost is based on double-occupancy. Contact us about single occupancy prices. Transportation on a private coach bus Local English-Spanish speaking guide Entrance fees for the majority of the planned activities Costs for the group leaders Not in cuded Lunch and dinner (a dinner stop will be planned each day, and estimated costs are $10–15 / meal) Flights ​ Payment Schedule and Refunds ​ Sign up with a $200 deposit by August 31, 2023. At that point, Latin Frontiers will secure all reservations for the trip. If you are unable to attend, the deposit is refundable until April, 2024. Remaining trip costs will be due in April, 2024. ​ Flights ​ Flights are not included in the arranged trip plans. Group participants will book their own flights to and from Ecuador. We will arrive at the Quito Airport, and depart from the Guayaquil airport. Flights for the group leaders will be purchased around January 2024, and we will communicate those flight schedules to group participants, to coordinate the same flights, if desired.​ Costs and Payment Information The trip is full. Sign up for the waitlist. First name Last name Email Phone Reserve your spot Thank you for reserving your spot! We will contact you if a space becomes available. Contact Adeline Moll (amoll@llchurch.org ) with any questions. Sign Up!

  • Day 7, Lesson 3: Laestadian Lutheran Church (LLC)

    < Back Confirmation Day 7: Mission Work: Go Ye Therefore and Teach All Nations Day 7, Lesson 3: Laestadian Lutheran Church (LLC) Objective The mission and role of the LLC; Primary forms of work used by the LLC Learning Outcome Describe my calling as a believer within the Laestadian Lutheran Church. Confirmation Exercise Questions None Reference Material Booklet Song: Gracious Lord, You give to us / Duties in Your congregation; / May we take them all as gifts, / Gifts that You in love have given. / May we serve the congregation, / With respect, consideration. (SHZ 414 v.1) ​ Booklet Text: And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. (Genesis 2:15) Additional Reference Material SCRIPTURE Gen. 2:15 ​ CURRICULUM Lesson 5.3 ​ ADDITIONAL LESSON POINTS All believers “are the Laestadian Lutheran Church (LLC)”. The LLC office supports the needs of the believers, as directed through the Annual Meeting each year. Congregation delegates represent their congregation members at this meeting. Student will understand why the Laestadian Lutheran Church was established. Student will understand the importance of financially supporting the work in God’s Kingdom RESOURCES​ Christian Doctrine 17 LLC Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws Previous Next

  • 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

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