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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

April Update

This Easter season we again remember our Lord Jesus Christ’s suffering and death on the cross. He was the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all mankind. Knowing of His approaching death and resurrection, Jesus told His disciples, “A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me” (John 16:16). As the disciples pondered the matter, Jesus said, “Your sorrow shall be turned into joy” (John 16:20). The first visitors to Jesus’ sepulcher on Easter morning heard from the angel of the Lord, “He is not here: for he is risen.” They departed quickly “with fear and great joy” (Matt. 28:6,8). Jesus soon appeared to His own, saying, “Peace be unto you” (John 20:19). A child of God rejoices in Easter morning’s miracle. Our risen Savior won over sin, death, and hell and prepared a way for sinful man to believe and inherit eternal life.

March Update

The beginning of Lent and the coming of spring become our focus in March. Another holiday observed this season is Mary’s Day, marking the time when the angel of the Lord announced to Mary that she would bear the Son of God. She questioned, “How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?” (Luke 1:34). Hearing the angel’s answer, Mary left a beautiful example of living faith, replying, “Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word” (Luke 1:38).



February Update

A midwinter highlight in LLC-sponsored activities each year is the event we call Winter Services. The 2014 LLC Phoenix Winter Services will take place at our traditional time over the last weekend in February, from February 20–23. This year’s theme comes from Proverbs 3:6, “In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” This verse continues the thought from the verse before it, “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding” (Prov. 3:5). Service guests will be uplifted in faith as they hear sermons encouraging them to remember God in every aspect of life and to allow Him to guide their footsteps. The service schedule now appears on the LLC website ( If you are not able to attend in person, welcome to listen to the Internet webcasts!


Voice of Zion - Featured Articles

In the Caregiver’s Role

A caregiver has been defined as a person who has accepted responsibility for looking after a vulnerable neighbor or relative, or an adult who cares for an infant or child. The definition suggests that the nature of caregiving is to give—maybe more than they seem to receive. We have learned that every healthy human relationship should be in balance of giving and receiving. I asked friends to describe their experiences with caregiving—what have they given and what have they received.

Christ Is Risen

During His time with the disciples, Jesus had told them many times about the coming events of Easter. He told them about His death, and also how He would rise on the third day. The disciples believed in Jesus, but after seeing the events of Good Friday, they were very fearful. They did not fully understand when Jesus explained about His kingdom. Along with many other peo­­ple of their time, they had been thinking about an earthly kingdom. They hoped that Jesus would be the one to redeem the earthly kingdom of Israel.

Parable Defined at Menahga Bible Course

Approximately 100 members of various Minnesota congregations gathered at the Laestadian Lutheran Church in Men­­ahga on February 15th for a one-day Bible course. Numerous others participated through the Internet heard about Jesus’ parables and use of imagery in teaching.

Dates to Remember

HLC, KK, & SLC Youth Camp Application Deadline
HLC, KK, & SLC Youth Camp Application Deadline

 It is easy to enroll online!

Opisto Applications due at LLC Office
Opisto Applications due at LLC Office
2014 LLC Summer Services, Rogers, MN
2014 LLC Summer Services, Rogers, MN

 "Come and see." (John 1:46)

 July 3–6, 2014 | Rogers, Minnesota

Featured Publications

The Lord Is Shepherd of His Flock: Men’s Singing CD
The Lord Is Shepherd of His Flock: Men’s Singing CD
This recording of 16 songs of Zion is a pleasant mixture of singing and instrumental accompaniment drawing on Shepherd-themed hymns from LLC’s hymnal..
2014 Wall Calendar
2014 Wall Calendar
The 2014 larger format calendar features tender color photos of children from several locations around the North American Zion. .
Come before His Presence with Singing
Come before His Presence with Singing
The festive throng of 2013 Phoenix Winter Services guests sing at the services with the traditional organ accompaniment in the Phoenix Church’s expansive sanctuary in February 2013..
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