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Welcome to the website of the Laestadian Lutheran Church (LLC), 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. Selecting "Worship Services and Events" will lead you to hearing the spoken Word of God at various worship service occasions, both live and archived. Welcome to our website and welcome to our services!


News & Notes

December Update

Sing, O people and rejoice of the Child, now raise your voice,
join the joyous Christmas hymn, for Christ is born, the Holy Son of Mary.
Now behold what was foretold by Gabriel. Eia! Eia!
Grace and mercy Christ has shown, and the way to heaven’s throne. Hallelujah!
Sole Redeemer, Lord and Savior, in the manger God divine! 
Yea, the only Savior we shall ever find. 
Jesus Lord, O Blessed One, Immanuel, born to us as was foretold by Gabriel! (SHZ 36:1)

May the beautiful songs of Christmas and their messages bring joy to your hearts as you celebrate the birth of our Savior!

November Update

November brings All Saint’s Day, Thanksgiving Day in the U.S., and the end of another year on the church calendar. As we begin the month in observance of All Saint’s Day, we remember the children of God who have lived before us and died with the testimony of living faith. In Hebrews it is written, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report” (Heb. 11:1,2). Apostle Paul writes in his letter to the Ephesians, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast” (Eph. 2:8). 

October Update

The first Sunday in October is Michaelmas Sunday. This day is also known as “Angels’ and Children’s Sunday,” where we remember portions of Scripture following the theme, “The messengers of God.” During the time of Moses and again during the time of Jesus, there was persecution against children. Even today there are many who do not wish to accept children, and there are those who do violence against them. The gospel of Michaelmas emphasizes a child’s faith and reminds us that the kingdom of heaven is a kingdom for children and the childlike.


Voice of Zion - Featured Articles

Column: Treasured and Priceless Gifts

During Christmastime we often think about gifts and giving. We especially remember with gladness the loving promise of God relayed through the prophet Isaiah that “unto us” is given a perfect and everlasting gift: “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace” (Isa. 9:6). The Christ Child was born in lowliness and humility so He could be received by sinners, and He is wrapped in the swaddling clothes of the Scriptures and laid into the manger of our hearts. Even today, Jesus is our source of salvation and joy. May we hold Him in our hearts as our “Lord of lords, and King of kings” (Rev. 17:14).

The Sabbath Word 3: God Approaches, Instructs Mary and Joseph

The birth of Jesus fulfilled God’s promise of sending His Son as the Savior of mankind. Now, twenty centuries later, over two billion people worldwide confess one of many Christian faiths and celebrate His birth. Believing that Jesus was born into this world as the Savior of all people does not of itself bring salvation. In addition, one must find His kingdom and become an owner of the hope of eternal life through the forgiveness of sins. At Christmas, we celebrate His birth and await His second coming.

What Christmas Music Means to Me


What does Christmas music mean to me? Until now we had never pondered its significance, but merely enjoyed it for what it was: music which not only told of the story of Jesus’ birth, but celebrated the coming of the Savior of mankind. Despite the lack of great musical talent, we certainly enjoy good music for its ability to give wings to the soul, allowing it to soar on the uplifting currents of its melody. The songwriter’s words often capture feelings of the heart that our mortal tongues of clay cannot utter. Christmas music, especially, is music of new birth, hope, peace, joy, and triumph. The angels sang the first songs of Christmas, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men” (Luke 2:14).

Dates to Remember

2015 LLC Winter Services, Phoenix
2015 LLC Winter Services, Phoenix

February 19–22, 2014 | Phoenix, Arizona

Motto: "To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven" (Eccl. 3:1).

Featured Publications

Crossing the Current
Crossing the Current
This book is a collection of editorials, topical articles, and presentations published in the Voice of Zion, beginning in the early 1990s. .
Stories of the Apostles 1 & 2
Stories of the Apostles 1 & 2
In this two-part book, translated from SRK, we follow Luke’s description of the departure of Jesus’ messengers toward the uttermost parts of the earth. .
See, Amid the Winter Snow
See, Amid the Winter Snow
This recording of 33 songs and hymns of Zion on organ, recently recorded in the Minneapolis church in Plymouth, Minn., is drawn from the collection of Advent and Christmas-themed hymns from LLC’s hymnal. .
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