laestadian lutheran church


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

October Update

As summer fades into fall we can reflect on the many blessings that God has gifted to His children. We see how plans that were prayerfully made came to fruition. God blessed our Summer Services and meetings, and our camp season went well. Congregations have experienced growth, and God is blessing them with new church buildings. This time of year many congregations will be hosting fall services, with opportunity to gather around God’s Word and also discuss plans for future work.



September Update

September brings with it cooler weather and the first day of fall. It also marks the beginning of the school year and the end of a busy camp season. My heart joins with the words of the songwriter in prayer for our children: “Father dear, to You we pray as our children leave today and return to school and study. You have given them this duty; be with them and bless them! (SHZ 447:1). 



August Update

When I visited the Essa Agriplex late last fall, it was a cold, wet, and windy day, and it was hard to imagine how Summer Services might go in such an open and airy venue. However, God blessed the 2016 LLC Summer Services in many ways, including the weather. It was an opportunity for us North Americans to experience in a small way what summer services in Finland might be like. Essa Agriplex is an agricultural complex with acres of fields that housed the nearly 50 RVs and over 30 tent sites. Temporary showers were built in wash bays for services guests that stayed at the site. Without kitchen facilities meals had to be prepared in advance and taken to the site as needed. And, as it has been in recent years, the grill was a popular choice for meals. Even breakfast was provided for those staying onsite.



Voice of Zion - Featured Articles

Home & Family: At Peace with Singlehood

Though aware of the many blessings I’ve received in life, how can I be at peace fully with my singlehood and find support as an unmarried person? This is a question that some might have, especially if they have desired to be married and God has not yet given them a spouse. In this Home and Family feature, which believers have requested, God’s children of different ages and stages of life discuss their experiences living as a “single” person. We hope that many readers, regardless of marital status or age, would read these articles. What does it mean to love our neighbor, of any marital status, and support them in their walk of faith? Everyone needs a close friend that they can talk to.

Monticello, Minn. Congregation Purchases Land and Buildings

A Brief History

In August 2012, several believers met to discuss the idea of meeting in the Monticello area for services. It was felt that a meeting of area believers was needed to understand if there was interest. Forty-three people met at Nate and Shelby Jurmu’s home on Sept. 14, where those in attendance expressed interest to gather as a congregation.

Column: Secrets

We people like secrets, and conspiracy theories intrigue the human mind. There are lots of things in the world that some would like to keep hidden. These kinds of secrets get the imagination going, and interpretations emerge.

Dates to Remember

Publications Week, LLC-Wide
Publications Week, LLC-Wide
 October 23–30, 2016

Featured Publications

LLC eBooks
LLC eBooks
Visit our online store for eBook offerings. Available in Kindle and ePub formats.
At the crossroads of choosing
At the crossroads of choosing
“You are young. You live the life that you have been given. Live passionately! Live beautifully! Live in such a way that you value yourself, your friends, parents, siblings, and those close to you,” says this book’s preface. Through 34 powerful topical essays it encourages young believers to hold on to faith, their greatest gift.
Bible Story Illustrations
Bible Story Illustrations
This CD and USB combo set includes pictures for 210 Old and New Testament Bible Stories and is intended to increase the Bible knowledge and interest of children and youth in the Holy Scripture..
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