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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



News & Notes

June/July Update

June and July are busy months with graduations, family trips, and a host of activities at our LLC camp centers. I want to congratulate all of the 2016 high school and college graduates—you have reached a milestone in life! June also marks Father’s Day. Dear fathers, may God richly bless you for the love and care that you provide for your families.



May Update

May brings excitement as another camp season is here and plans are made for young and old to attend. The theme chosen for this year’s camp work, “For the people had a mind to work” (Neh. 4:6), reminds us of the many efforts and sacrifices God’s children make and offer in support of our camps. May God richly bless this year of camp fellowship, teaching, and instruction.

April Update

“Risen is our Sun in vict’ry shining on the mount today! Beams of warmth from Him are streaming, sorrows, griefs are cast away! Gather now, O birds of heaven, soar through pure, refreshing air. Chirp and twitter, larks and sparrows on vine branches fresh and fair” (SHZ 119:1). Another Easter is behind us, yet the message of Easter offers hope for the tired traveler. Through Christ’s redemption work, the child of God will make it to heaven. Our hearts join with the songwriter: “As the heav’nly angels do, we can be rejoicing. We can run to tell the news: “Our Jesus now is living!” (SHZ 111:4).

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The Sabbath Word 1: An Invitation Goes Out

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.



The Grace Gift of Forgiveness

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 Sower’s Basket: “A Greater Hand Had Helped”

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.



Dates to Remember

Confirmation Exercises
Confirmation Exercises

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.

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

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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