LLC Summer Services
June 30–July 3, 2022
Silver Springs, Monticello, MN
"Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness"
God called to Adam and Eve, “Where are you?” after they had fallen into sin in the garden of Eden. God still calls sinners by asking each of us that very same question today. Jesus instructs us that our most important pursuit in life is to seek God’s kingdom. There we can find His righteousness. The caller meets the seeker only in His kingdom here on earth. Jesus promises that all good things will be added unto one who finds it.
Peace with God can be found by believing the message of the forgiveness of sins as it is preached by God’s children. May God yet find His own at our services, uplift us through His word and renew the hope of heaven. “For the scripture saith, whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.” (Rom 10:11)
An Information Booth is located near the service gate. Please contact the Information Booth if you have needs or if you require assistance locating a missing child. Complimentary ID wristbands are available for children at the Information Booth. Lost children should be brought to the Information Booth. We ask that all service guests contribute to the cleanliness of the service site by disposing of garbage in the bins provided. Children can help out by picking up garbage in exchange for an ice cream token.
Signs will direct you throughout the service site. Please use caution when walking through the parking lots, service site and grounds and watch for all-terrain vehicles and large delivery trucks throughout the site.
The service site, grounds, and parking lots open at 8:00 a.m. and close at 1:00 a.m.
Fireworks are not permitted onsite.
Drones are not permitted onsite.
Thursday, June 30
Friday, July 1
Saturday, July 2
Sunday, July 3
LLC Board of Directors Meeting
Song Services & Evening Devotion
Song Services & Evening Devotion
LLC Annual Meeting
Collectors are wearing green armbands during collection times noted in the schedule. Please make checks payable to “LLC Summer Services”. Service donations may also be made through the LLC website at llchurch.org/donate, using the “Make a Charitable Donation” form, via credit card at the Meal Ticket Booth or Publication Sales Booth or via the tithe.ly app which can be downloaded on Apple and Android devices. Once you have installed the app and set up with your personal information, search for Laestadian Lutheran Church, 212 W. 3rd St., Monticello, MN, 55362.
The Communion Service is at 6:00 p.m. Saturday evening. Communion guests please note the following:
Ushers are positioned throughout the service area to direct the communion lines.
Please remain seated until ushers release your section of seating.
Those seated outside will be directed by the ushers to form a line near the entry and will be ushered in after the Main Service Area has been served.
The communion line enters from the two interior side aisles and will exit through the center and exterior side aisles.
The front rows are reserved for those who are unable to wait in line and will be served communion at their seats.
Communion will also be served in the Monticello Church sanctuary for elders who wish to be served there.
Gluten-free wafers will be available on a stand as you approach the communion rail.
Communion guests will receive the bread into their hand from the server. The guest will then take the wine from the server’s tray and dispose of the cup as they depart the communion rail.
The Elder’s Room is located inside the Monticello Church in the fellowship hall and sanctuary. Elders may enjoy their meals in the church cafeteria. Communion will be available to elders who wish to be served in the Monticello Church sanctuary.
The First Aid Station is located inside the Monticello church mother’s room. The station will be staffed by qualified medical personnel and has information regarding nearby walk-in clinics and area hospitals.
The hours are as follows: Thursday 3 pm–9:30 pm; Friday 10 am–10 pm; Saturday 10 am–9 pm; Sunday 9 am–4 pm.
In case of an emergency, please dial 911. The service site address is 1734 County Road 39 NE, Monticello, MN 55362
Meal tickets are available for sale in the dining tent. Ticket prices are $9.00 per individual or $45.00 per family (including children 15 years and younger). You may also purchase an entrée individually (hamburger, pork chop, hotdog, or pizza, no additional sides) for $5.
Meals will be served in the food tent. If desired, elders may enjoy their meals in the church cafeteria.
Meals will be available as follows: Thursday 4–7 pm; Friday 11 am–7 pm; Saturday 11 am–6 pm; Sunday 11 am–2 pm. Note that meals close prior to communion at 6 pm on Saturday.
Lunch and supper meal options include hamburgers, pork chops and hotdogs from the grill, a variety of salads, and pizza from Domino’s. For those with gluten and dairy restrictions, salads and grill options will be available. Breakfast will be available Friday, Saturday and Sunday 8–10 am for $5. A continental-style breakfast menu will include a yogurt parfait, banana, juice, and coffee.
Coffee will be available throughout the services, for a donation.
All ministers serving at our services should meet at the Festive Service Gate at 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 1 for group pictures.
LLC Humanitarian Aid Display
The LLC Humanitarian Aid Committee (HAC) display is located by the bookstore. Please visit the display to learn more about this work and how you can help the believers in Ecuador, Ghana, Togo and Rwanda. Donations can be made at the HAC Booth. Finnish candy is also available for purchase. Proceeds benefit the work of the HAC.
Registration and payment for RV overnight parking or tenting should be made online, prior to arriving at services. All RV and tenting sites are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. All campers wishing to have adjacent camp sites need to arrive together. Assistants will be available on Wednesday, June 29 and each day thereafter from 9:00 am–10:00 pm to help you get into your spot when you arrive at the service site. If you plan to arrive at the site outside of these hours, please contact Brian Johnson, (612) 269-5964.
Prices for the weekend (total): electric site - $200; non-electric site - $100; tent site - $50.
Campers can begin arriving at the site at 9:00 am, Wednesday, June 29, and need to vacate by 1:00 pm, Tuesday, July 5. Water and showers will be available onsite, though not at individual campsites. Dump sites are not available onsite.
Quiet time in the camping area is 10:00 pm–7:00 am. Please be respectful to campers around you and keep noise to a minimum during this time.
For additional lodging assistance, please contact the Information Booth.
Lost and Found
The Lost and Found is located at the Information Booth.
A Mothers Room is located in the tent west of the main service tent.
Parking attendants will direct traffic. The Monticello church parking lot is reserved for elders and those needing assistance. A general parking lot is located directly off of County Road 39. Please drive slowly and watch out for pedestrians.
Sales booths are open throughout the services except during the Communion Service.
A selection of LLC and SRK publications are available for purchase in the bookstore located in the tent just west of the Monticello church.
Concessions and Specialty Coffee are located in a tent east of the main food tent.
Special Needs and Translation
Guests with special needs may request assistance at the Information Booth. Headsets for both hearing assistance and translation of services into Finnish are also available inside the Service Tent. Devices can be checked out before each service and should be returned by the end of the day.
You can provide feedback and suggestions for planning future Summer Services by placing them in the Suggestion Box located at the Information Booth.
Tobacco use is limited to the designated smoking area located at the northwest corner of the main Service Area. Please dispose of cigarettes in the cans provided at the smoking area.
Youth activities will be onsite Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings until 1:00 am.
The service site, grounds, and parking lots close at 1:00 am.
Pizza will be available for purchase Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights during the youth activities. Food will also be available for purchase on Sunday evening.
Volleyball courts will be open for use during non-service times and after the evening devotion until 1:00 am, except Friday afternoon between the 2:00 service and 4:00 song service. Spike Ball games are restricted to the area by the volleyball court. For inquiries concerning Youth Activities, please see the Information Booth.
The LLC Annual Meeting will take place at the Rockford Laestadian Lutheran Church, 741 Ibarra Avenue NE, Buffalo MN.