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!

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News & Notes

May Update

“But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you” (John 14:26). In Jesus’ farewell speech, He spoke how He would go to the Father, but then the Comforter would come. After Jesus’ resurrection at Easter, He ascended into heaven, and then came the shedding of the Holy Spirit. Ascension Day and Pentecost are among the special events we observe in May. 

April Update

April begins with the celebration of our greatest festival, Easter. On Easter morning, our Lord Jesus rose victorious. Apostle Paul wrote of Christ’s victory, stating, “Death is swallowed up in victory…thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Cor. 15:54,57).  Our Savior sacrificed himself for our sins and prepared a way for us to enter heaven’s home. From beautiful Easter church services we hear the sound of a beloved Easter song, “Risen is our Sun in vict’ry, shining on the mount today!” (SHZ 119).

March Update

“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven” (Eccl. 3:1). With this motto, guests gathered February 19–22 for the 2015 LLC Winter Services at the Phoenix Laestadian Lutheran Church. Throughout the services and during the congregation and youth evening, where a presentation titled, “Comfort ye, comfort ye my people” (Isa. 40:1) was heard, listeners were encouraged to trust in God’s guidance and pray for His protection during all phases of life. Guests were reminded to “seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness” (Matt. 6:33). God’s kingdom is a refuge, and the children of God who dwell in it, endeavoring to keep faith and a good conscience, are protected from much evil on the journey to heaven.

Voice of Zion - Featured Articles

Column: Visit the Elderly, the Widowed, the Poor…

Most of us find that we fit into a certain comfortable social group. We have friends that we know well, friends who are easy to visit with. Our friends may be in the same stage of life that we are in—teenagers, singles, married couples, parents, grandparents, retirees, and so on. We visit each other and in each other’s homes time and time again. Perhaps we plan outings together. To­­gether we celebrate each other’s happy times, but also share each other’s burdens during times of sorrow. Having good friends, especially close believing friends as escorts in faith during these times in life, is healthy and good. We long for this, even pray for this. When God gives these friends to us, we are thankful to Him for this great gift.

Home and Family Series: Doubts on the Journey: Where Do We Turn?

Do you doubt? Have you doubted? I believe doubts of one kind or the other affect all of us at various times. Doubts have a way of bringing sorrow. Certainly they take away joy and can destroy hope. To be without hope is fearful.

God Blesses Meetings in Oulu, Finland

Sister Organizations—SRK, SFC, and LLC—Meet to Discuss Mutual Work

A historic meeting took place March 23–24, 2015 at the SRK office in Oulu, Finland. There, representatives from three organizations—SRK, SFC, and LLC—met to discuss mutual work among the organizations. The first meeting of its kind was held in Phoenix, in 2013, when representatives from the LLC and the SRK first met. Today, the work of God’s kingdom has become even more global in nature and such a meeting has great benefits.

Dates to Remember

Opisto Applications due at LLC Office
Opisto Applications due at LLC Office
2015 LLC Summer Services, Outlook
2015 LLC Summer Services, Outlook
  • "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me" (John 10:27). July 2–5, 2015 | Outlook, Saskatchewan
LLC Language Camp, HLC
LLC Language Camp, HLC

 Language camps provide a unique opportunity to study languages and cultures while being in the hearing of God's Word. | July 6–13, Hasscib Lake Camp

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. .
CD32 On the Cross the Sun is Shining
CD32 On the Cross the Sun is Shining
The CD's 21songs are Easter themed and include peaceful choral pieces, solos, a variety of instruments, and congregational-style singing that people of all ages will enjoy. .
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