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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!


 

News & Notes

April Update

Rejoice, O flock of children! Your faith is not in vain. The sepulcher is empty. The enemy is slain. Since Jesus won the battle with death and sin and hell, where clouds and fear were reigning, there light and gladness dwell. So, keep the feast of Easter! O flock of children, sing! To Christ, the Lamb victorious, let thanks forever ring! Rejoice with full assurance as little children do. The holy place of glory is now revealed to you (SHZ 117:1,3).

March Update

With the festive 2017 Winter Services in Phoenix behind us, we look forward as “birds of heaven” to gather in Howard Lake, June 30–July 3, for 2017 LLC Summer Services. The child of God rejoices at such opportunities. May God continue to refresh each of us with His Word of grace as we journey homeward. 

 

 

February Update

As we make plans for the upcoming camp season my thoughts often turn to our children and youth, and join in the words of the songwriter, “The youth of Jesus journey as morning dew, so pure in light and grace so holy, on Zion’s Mount so fair. The sea of grace is found there, and all who there abide are cleansed from all defilement in Jesus’ blood divine. From vict’ry unto vict’ry in Zion’s midst below, with strength of God Almighty, they strike the evil foe. Their souls are peace enjoying. Their gaze is pure and chaste, and childlike they are pleading e’er to remain in faith” (SHZ 478).

 

 

Voice of Zion - Featured Articles

Commentary: The Work Is a Calling

New Publication Director’s Reflections

LLC publications work is a calling, too. To do the work one must believe in it and its overarching purpose to unify God’s children in love, life, and doctrine. Through the various publications, the readers and listeners find hope, comfort, and guidance on the way to heaven. Publications work serves the children of God and edifies His kingdom. 

 

 

The Sabbath Word 1: Passion Sunday

The fifth Sunday in Lent is Passion Sunday. Here Passion means the suffering Jesus experienced on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday during Passion Week (the week prior to Easter). In our text, the Pharisees warned Jesus that Herod wanted to kill Him. Jesus replied, “Be­hold, I cast out devils, and I do cures to day and to morrow, and the third day I shall be perfected.” Jesus refers to His coming resurrection from the grave on Easter, a victory over sin and death. Jesus knew that He must continue the work that His Father had sent Him to do until it was time for Him to be crucified (John 9:4). His work was to preach the gospel of God’s kingdom and to call sinners to repentance (Matt. 4:17; Mark 2:17). Jesus also performed miracles “that you may be­­lieve that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you might have life through his name” (John 20:31).

 

 

The Reformation Began with Finding Righteousness of Faith

According to legend, on October 31, 1517, Augustinian monk Martin Luther posted 95 theses, or arguments against the sale of indulgences, on the church door of Wittenberg Castle. The actual theses-nailing incident is not certain and may well be an assumption. In any case, Luther drew up and sent his theses to Archbishop Albrecht of Magdeburg. The Roman Pope had previously assented to eight years of indulgences, the proceeds of which would be used for the repair of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, or so it was told to the people. The other half of the funds was going to Archbishop Albrecht’s debt. He had purchased a number of official posts from the Pope, and was in debt to an Augsburg brokerage house. Luther did not know about the latter use of the money when he began his struggle.

 

 

Dates to Remember

LLC Camp Staff Workshop
LLC Camp Staff Workshop
25

Camp Staff Workshop: Youth Camp Staff
Tuesday, April 25 at 8:00 p.m. 
Youth Camp Application Deadline
Youth Camp Application Deadline
30

 It is easy to enroll online!

2017 LLC Summer Services, Howard Lake, MN
2017 LLC Summer Services, Howard Lake, MN
30

 “Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice” (John 18:37).  June 30–July 3, 2017 | Howard Lake, MN

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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