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

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).

March Update

During the Lenten season, and with the festivities of the 2016 Phoenix Winter Services behind us, we again pause and ponder the events leading up to Easter, a day of great festivity, as the songwriter has written: “Easter is our day of great festivity, when the Lamb was offered there on Calvary. Through His blood redeeming from our sins we’re free, robed in righteous garments, clothed in purity. Praise to Thee, dear Jesus! Sing my tongue and soul to Thee! Sing Hosanna! Amen!” (SHZ 107:1) It is by faith that the tired traveler will one day attain the glory and peace of heaven.

Voice of Zion - Featured Articles

Editorial: Be Not Faithless, but Believing

Our world today is unsatisfied with God’s Word and ways, and our carnal minds are restless and demanding. As human beings, this earthly portion is part of each one of us. But as believers, we must constantly battle it. Although this may seem like a new trend, it is hardly a recent phenomenon. Already in the Garden of Eden, the serpent beguiled Eve with the promise of being as wise as gods if she ate of the forbidden fruit. Eve saw the fruit as being “pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise” (Gen. 3:1–6). Thus we can see that from the very beginning of time, people have sought a peer-to-peer relationship with God, and have wanted to debate with God as an equal. Our human nature wants to reserve the right to accept only the parts of God’s Word that make sense to us.

Home & Family: Christ Is Strong in the Weak

Many Aspects to Mental Illness

Cast all your care and sorrow on Him who cares for you; the Lord who knows tomorrow has helped you hitherto. He who from dust you made, your breath and spirit gave, He knows your needs and trials. His arm is strong to save (SHZ 391:1). With this verse, the songwriter gives comfort to all who are under burdens and who are suffering. Mental illness is bewildering to the rational mind. Outward ap­­pearances can be deceptive; with some psychiatric conditions, behavior can be confusing and even contrary to what is socially proper.



A Mother’s Prayer

So late at night,

and the cares of a mother’s heart

weigh heavily upon me.

If only I had someone to talk to,


Dates to Remember

2016 LLC Summer Services, Toronto
2016 LLC Summer Services, Toronto

 July 1–4, 2016 | Essa, Ontario

Motto: Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid.” (Isaiah 12:2)
LLC Language Camp, HLC
LLC Language Camp, HLC

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

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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