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!


News & Notes

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).



January Update

As a new year begins we often look back and remember events of the previous year. We also look forward and make plans for the coming year. As we reflect on the past year it is heartwarming to see the support and generosity of believers in supporting the work of God’s kingdom. Without this support, the work would be in vain. Looking forward we wonder what plans God has for us. We see additional needs at our camp centers and the possibility of adding more facilities to support camp work. Local congregations continue to grow and so does the request for additional support from the office. With these requests, we prayerfully ask for God’s continued guidance and blessings. 



Voice of Zion - Featured Articles

The Living Gospel—from Sweden to Cokato

Brief history of Living Faith in Cokato

In 1844, an unbelieving pastor of the State Church of Sweden received the grace of repentance. His name was Lars Levi Laestadius. A time of awakening and revival began that the world has not seen since the time of Martin Luther. In Swedish Lapland’s northern region, God’s loving call of grace and forgiveness began to resound. Living faith spread throughout Finland and Norway and then to parts of the United States and Canada.

The Sabbath Word 1: Jesus, the Victor over Temptations

The theme for this first Sunday in Lent is, “Jesus, the Victor over Temptations.” In this text, we can certainly see why Jesus needed to rebuke Peter for his carnal thinking. Jesus needed to suffer, die, and rise again for salvation’s sake. By hearing and obeying Jesus’ admonition Peter would be able to overcome temptation in the future. Peter’s temptation was just as Jesus said: “For thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.” In other words, Jesus was telling him that just because you don’t like to hear what I am saying, you still need to believe it.



Sound the Jubilee Year

Scripture speaks of trumpets, which were cornets made of ram horns. With the blowing of trumpets events were heralded, for example the beginning of the jubilee or festive year. To slaves, or those who had sold their land because of debt, the beginning of the jubilee year and the blowing of the trumpet were a great reprieve, for they got back their forfeited land, their debts were forgiven, and they were freed. The jubilee year only occurred every 50 years, so it usually came only once in a person’s life. Just as unique is God’s call: At its sound, there is reason to make haste when it’s a time of visitation, for the occasion may not be repeated.

Dates to Remember

LLC Camp Staff Workshop
LLC Camp Staff Workshop

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

 It is easy to enroll online!

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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