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Welcome

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

On behalf of the LLC office staff, I wish each of you a joyous and peaceful Christmas season. Scriptures relate how many years ago the heavens opened as angels announced the birth of the promised Savior. The same joyful message, which comforts the weary traveler and gives hope of eternal Christmas in heaven, resounds today. May the message of God’s perfect gift to mankind be centermost as we gather with loved ones this Christmas season.

 

 

November Update

November brings with it a hint of winter and close proximity to the end of another calendar year. It also marks the end of the church year, the beginning of Advent, and plans for the holidays, which are right around the corner. Fall also reminds of man’s life, how we are like the grass that grows but in time withers away. November 1 also marks All Saints’ Day, when we remember those who have gone before us and gained the victory. Our hearts join with the songwriter, “Saints of God have peace forever who endeavored while on earth to battle, strive. Oft their memory brings a longing; we are yearning there in heaven to abide” (SHZ 140:1).

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.

 

 

Voice of Zion - Featured Articles

Editorial: Christmas Brings Joyous News

In seeing the street scene and advertising, it seems that Christmas comes earlier every year. Marketing and shopping for Christmas items begins long before Advent. At the center are Christmas parties, gifts, foods, and home decorating. That Christmas is a Christian celebration hardly comes to the fore.

Home & Family: Christmas in the Family

Christmas is a magical time. Regardless of age it transports us back to our childhood. Some of my fondest childhood memories are from the Christmas season: family gatherings; the smell of a newly-cut Christmas tree; special goodies; decorations; colorful gifts that needed shaking—some even with my own name; nervous excitement practicing for the Sunday school program, and all that comes with it. Finally, Christmas morning was full of anticipation wondering what additional gifts Santa had left behind. It was painful waiting for the last one to wake up because all of the family needed to be awake before opening gifts. Such wonderful memories I have!

 

 

The Sabbath Word 3: The Birth of the Lord Is Nigh

The Long Wait: The fourth Sunday in Advent brings us close to the arrival of Christmas. These four weeks celebrating the beginning of the church calendar year, prepare us for the coming Christmas, the celebration of the birth of our Savior into the world to save all mankind. Especially for children, the time of waiting can seem long. Their perspective of time is limited be­­cause of the short time of their lives and their limited experience. It seems to them that time goes by so slowly. As an adult, one can appreciate how the days may be long, but the years just fly by.

 

 

Dates to Remember

 
2017 LLC Winter Services, Phoenix
2017 LLC Winter Services, Phoenix
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 February 23–26 | Phoenix, AZ

Motto:  I will not leave you comfortless.”(John 14:18)

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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