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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 Phoenix Winter Services: February 19-22, 2015


“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven”  (Eccl. 3:1).

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News & Notes

February Update

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases (Ps. 103:2,3). “The benefits given to us by our heavenly Father are brought out by the psalmist. The greatest benefit given is the gift of faith to believe our sins forgiven, which we hear when God’s children gather. Whether at services, in our homes, at camps, or other places, we recognize this gift when God speaks to us through any of His own… As we look forward to the 2015 camp season, let’s consider all the benefits we have been given at our camps and in our youthwork.”

January Update

Happy New Year! With this familiar greeting we wish one another good fortune in the new year just beginning. At the same time we are reminded that another year has ended and that time has gone quickly. Apostle Paul writes in his letter to the Ephesians that we should walk not as fools but as wise, “redeeming the time, because the days are evil” (Eph. 5:16). We want to make wholesome use of our time. As we make plans for the coming year, let us pray to God that He will bless our plans and guide our footsteps, protecting us in faith and from harm on the journey to heaven.

December Update

Sing, O people and rejoice of the Child, now raise your voice,
join the joyous Christmas hymn, for Christ is born, the Holy Son of Mary.
Now behold what was foretold by Gabriel. Eia! Eia!
Grace and mercy Christ has shown, and the way to heaven’s throne. Hallelujah!
Sole Redeemer, Lord and Savior, in the manger God divine! 
Yea, the only Savior we shall ever find. 
Jesus Lord, O Blessed One, Immanuel, born to us as was foretold by Gabriel! (SHZ 36:1)

May the beautiful songs of Christmas and their messages bring joy to your hearts as you celebrate the birth of our Savior!

Voice of Zion - Featured Articles

Commentary: Ocean Views

Thoughts, too, come in waves. Sitting on the ocean-side hotel balcony on winter vacation, I’m mesmerized by the breakers, whose whitecaps show up in the hotel’s beach lighting in stark contrast to the evening darkness and the blackness of the water. The waves rise, seethe, crest, crash, and then roll out a lace tablecloth of foam on the beach. 

The Sowers' Basket: An Incredible Journey

Mark Lee and I were in West Africa together on a recent mission trip. It was my first trip and Mark’s second. Although the entire trip was an incredible experience, the following incident left a deep impression on my heart.

Users from 103 Lands Visit Päivämies’ Online Paper—Blog Section Most-Read

Finland’s Conservative Laestadians’ central organization, SRK (Suomen Rauhanyhdistysten Keskusyhdistys) began to publish a web version of its weekly paper Päivämies on a trial basis on April 2, 2014. The paper has found its place, and the number of visitors is growing. It was decided to make the web paper a permanent publication beginning in January of this year.

Dates to Remember

Campwork-Youthwork Week, LLC-Wide
Campwork-Youthwork Week, LLC-Wide

March 1–8, 2015

Theme: "Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits" (Ps. 103:2).

LLC Camp Staff Workshop 7:00 pm
LLC Camp Staff Workshop 7:00 pm

 LLC Office, with teleconference connection

Featured Publications

Crossing the Current
Crossing the Current
This book 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. .
See, Amid the Winter Snow
See, Amid the Winter Snow
This recording of 33 songs and hymns of Zion on organ, recently recorded in the Minneapolis church in Plymouth, Minn., is drawn from the collection of Advent and Christmas-themed hymns from LLC’s hymnal. .
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