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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!
LLC Summer Services: July 1-4, 2016
In this text Jesus is at a dinner along with unbelieving Jewish people. Even though Jesus was a Jew, the Bible says that He came to His own but they received Him not (John 1:11). In other words, many of those who lived very close to Him and knew who He was did not believe that He was the Son of God.
As children of God, it is a joy that we believe God’s Word and, through this living Word, have the grace of the forgiveness of sins. Forgiveness, grace, faith, and the gospel are inseparably connected and are found in the midst of God’s children, through His Word. “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Rom. 10:17). God clothes His children in a beautiful robe of righteousness through the forgiveness of sins. God’s grace gives strength to battle against sin. God’s grace draws us close and near to the heart of the Lord Jesus where the gentle, comforting voice of the Good Shepherd is heard. The atoning blood of Jesus removes our sins. Grace is a good teacher and through God’s grace we have found the greatest treasure, living faith and the forgiveness of all sins.
The early morning sun, still low and soft, did not yet burn with the intense heat that was sure to follow. Under the shade of the hotel’s veranda in Siaya, Kenya, a gentle west breeze stirred, bringing with it the fragrance of nearby eucalyptus trees. Shadows still stretched to great lengths, which ensured the morning’s coolness for another hour or so. Birds voiced their approval in the lofty branches overhead, and sounds from the awakening town echoed in the distance. It seemed especially pleasant to relax for a few minutes in the shade and solitude of morning before another day of mission work in East Africa unfolded.
SLC 1, July 17, 10:00 a.m.; West Coast, July 23, 10:00 a.m., Seattle church; Kamp Kipa, July 24, 10:00 a.m.; SLC 2 and HLC, July 31, 10:00 a.m.