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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!

2014 LLC Summer Services, July 3-6, Rogers, MN



News & Notes

August Update

A summer festival, the 2014 LLC Summer Services and meetings, concluded on July 6. God gave a time of refreshment to pause around His Word in the fellowship of His children. Saturday evening’s youth presentation, “Remember, now thy Creator in the days of thy youth” (Eccl. 12:1), by Sam Roiko, spoke of the joy of a child of God and noted that the time of youth is a special time of visitation. “Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth” (Eccl. 11:9). The Summer Services weekend was truly a time of joy for the children of God who gathered there!

June/July Update

“Come and see” (John 1:46) is the motto for the upcoming 2014 LLC Summer Services in Rogers, Minn. This was the invitation given by Phillip, who had found Jesus, to his friend Nathanael, who doubted whether Jesus of Nazareth was the promised Messiah. Whether you attend in person or listen via the Internet webcasts, “Come and see.” Welcome to the festive worship services of God’s children, July 3–6!

May Update

In recent months I have written about the LLC Ministers Camp scheduled for early April. Now, with joy, I can tell you how it went! Although questionable weather just prior to the camp kept many wondering whether or not they would be able to attend, most of those who planned to come were there. In fact, 84 of our 103 North American ministers attended, and others joined by teleconference during portions of the weekend. The tone for the weekend was set with the opening devotion by Saskatchewan minister, Art Simonson, speaking from 1 Peter 5:1–4, encouraging our ministers to feed the flock with a humble and willing mind. Throughout the many discussions, newly called and long-serving ministers alike took turns to speak. In freedom, love, and unity our ministers learned and were uplifted by the speeches of their co-workers.

Voice of Zion - Featured Articles

Moses’ Farewell Speech

Deuteronomy 8:10: Here we can read of a dying man’s farewell speech to his fellow people. God’s servant Moses had extended God’s will to the people of Israel during a long journey. God had led them across the dry and rough wilderness of Sinai for 40 years “to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no” (Deut. 8:2).


August Home and Family: Courtesy and Good Manners

What is the meaning of courtesy? To put it simply, it is “polite behavior.” Other similar words that come to mind are respect, thoughtfulness, kindness, and good manners. To be courteous is to show thoughtful consideration of others.


“Remember Now Thy Creator in the Days of Thy Youth” (Eccles. 12:1)

2014 Summer Services Youth Presentation

Following Saturday evening’s communion service, Sam Roiko presented the youth presentation topic: “Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth” (Eccles. 12:1). Roiko began with a prayer that God would bless the evening. He posed questions about Ecclesiastes and then an­­swered them through the presentation and with the help of a panel of eight young people of various ages and from various congregations.

Dates to Remember

LLC Peace Gardens Youth Days
LLC Peace Gardens Youth Days

 Join single believers from many North American congregations for a weekend of Christian fellowship and open discussions around God's unchanging Word.

Featured Publications

Crossing the Current
Crossing the Current
This book, coming soon, 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. .
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..
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