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THE CHRISTIAN WORSHIP HOUR Newsletter

“A NEW SONG”
July 2014 

Dear fellow worker of the Christian Worship Hour:

For this month’s meditation I want to use the words of the Prophet Isaiah when he declared:

“They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run
and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”
Isaiah 40:31

Let me mention four ways that this great promise of God gives help & encouragement to us:

  • THE EAGLE IS NOTED FOR ITS GREAT STRENGTH. There are all sorts of stories about how strong this bird is. I have heard that an eagle can clutch a small child or young lamb, and carry it away. When the Roman Empire, and later on, the United States, wanted an emblem typifying might and power, they chose the eagle. That is a good choice, because the Christian has access to great and wonderful strength through the Lord. (Phil 4:13).

    He gives us strength to overcome the many temptations the devil sends our way. God has promised never to let us be tempted more than we are able. (I Cor. 10:13). He has promised to give us super-natural strength to overcome habits that are harmful and unbecoming a believer. He helps us to withstand the troubles and trials that afflict every Christian (John 16:33) and He makes that help possible through a whispered prayer. God helps us to witness to those about us. Satan wants us to be ashamed of Jesus. (Matt. 10:32, 33).
  • THE EAGLE IS NOTED FOR ITS FAR-SIGHTEDNESS. Eagles can see at amazing distances, so they nest in tall trees or cliffs. While soaring at great height, they can see a tiny mouse with no difficulty. But guess what, a Christian can see much farther! We can see into eternity by faith; we can see heaven as we read about it in the Bible (Rev. 21:1-7) and we can see the Lord Jesus as we study and meditate upon His Holy Word. Stephen, first martyr of the Christian Church, saw Jesus on God’s right hand (Acts 7:55-56). Abraham, who spent all of his life living in flimsy tents, because of strong faith, could visualize “a city that hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God” (Hebrews 11:10). Every one of us who names the name of Christ can have the same, exciting, thrilling vision.
  • THE EAGLE IS NOTED FOR ITS FLIGHT. Eagles can fly great distances and at tremendous heights. That is a perfect picture of the Christian. We are not earth-bound or limited to this sphere on which we live – at any moment we can soar beyond this globe and approach the very throne of God in heaven! (Heb. 4:16). We can slip away from the sorrows that beset us, and spend time with God at His throne. At any moment we can be in the Father’s presence and have His comforting Spirit uplift our spirit. Talk about eagles flying high, they aren’t even in the same ballpark as a Christian communing with the Heavenly Father! We can soar beyond the confines of this present world. It is true, the Christian walks on this earth, but his head is above the clouds in heaven. (Heb. 4:16).
  • THE EAGLE IS NOTED FOR ITS LONG LIFE. They have a very long life – it just seems they never die. Some writers tell us that eagles live to be 100 years old! I wonder about that, but I do not wonder about the long life of the Believer. Jesus said, if we believed in Him, we would never die! (John 11:25-26) That’s longer than any eagle ever lived. How wonderful to know that we will live forever, and in bliss with the Lord Jesus and the Heavenly Father! (John 3:16). So, take a lesson from the eagle and take heart.

Again, my thanks for your prayers and gifts. We can carry on only as you stand by with your faithful giving. God has provided through His people for over 35 years!

God bless you, I’ll be looking for you this week.

In our Savior’s love,



Harold E. Salem, pastor

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“I listen to your sermon on Sunday mornings. You have been a blessing to me, since my church had to close up. The finance got bad and couldn’t keep up. But listening to you has helped me so much. It helps keep the Spirit of God in my heart. God’s friend…”

HARRISON, MICHIGAN

“Thanks again and again for your wonderful ministry, that never fails to bless my soul. I tape it every Sunday, as I am attending Church. I play it back—sometimes in the middle of the week. I find it encouraging, uplifting and convicting.”

FERGUS FALLS, MINNESOTA

“There are few religious services on TV that I can identify with, so I am thankful for the Christian Worship Hour. Although the church of which I am a member (for 67 years) is only two blocks from where I live, I cannot attend services (I’m 95 years of age) so it is a blessing to hear your message and the singing.”

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA

“Yesterday I received “The New Song”. I read it last night and the tears started to flow. My husband of 53 years went home 5 months ago. He had been ill for many years, so his home going was looked forward to. How relevant your devotional was for me. Jesus is indeed with me each day—as my Savior, Shepherd, Priest and Friend. That is where the tears started. Thank you so very much for your ministry. In His love…”

FERGUS FALLS, MINNESOTA

“Dear brothers: my best wishes to all of you, greeting from the city of Chihuahua, Mexico. May God continue blessing the pastor Salem, may The Father of our Lord Jesus Christ may grant him and all of you health and more years to proclaim the gospel, and in that way many convert and repent from darkness to light. You should know I also enjoy the beautiful hymns and song, like “The Old Rugged Cross”, spiritual songs that give us a beautiful message, with wonderful music. Dear brothers also help us praying for Mexico, especially for Tamaulipas, Michoacan, and Chihuahua, so we can have success against criminal organized gangs. Because if you would know firsthand the sorrow of many families who are suffering the loss of a member, a son, a father, a mother, many young women are lost, violated and found killed, if you know this firsthand you will pray with us. Your programs are beautiful, if you can put subtitles in them will be useful for me. Thanks and God bless all of you.”

CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO

“Recently you read from a letter, which indicted that three or four generations were gathered in one household to watch and listen. You then said, “I preach so that the youngest can understand; and I figure that then my message will be clear to the older folks also. As the saying goes, ‘put the cookies on the lowest shelf’”. God be with you! Even though I have an earned doctorate from a major University, I am convinced that simplicity in speech is crucial for any and all audiences.”

WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA

“Aloha from Hilo, Hawaii! “Mahalo” (thank you) for your faithful and wonderful broadcasts to us here in Hawaii. I praise God as He has increased (and will continue to do so) your outreach to the world! Needless to say, Pastor Salem teaches/preaches in the pure and true heart of Jesus, a rare sight in these times we are in and I thank you for you and your ministry. We are greatly blessed! I pray many unsaved will hunger to know the goodness of our Lord, and I am so grateful as a lover of Jesus to be fed, encouraged and blessed by all you do…thank you! I’m also touched by the love you have, Pastor Salem, as you wouldn’t allow that broken bone to distract you. I thank God for you.”

HILO, HAWAII

“I watch you every Sunday. Thank you for bringing the Word of God. You brought me peace in my heart. I appreciate that. Keep up the good work.”

TECUMSEH, NEBRASKA

“I download your messages, make DVD’s out of them and pass them around. I hope you don’t mind because they are yours, I want you to know I do not charge anything for these. The DVD’s I furnish are free like also your messages are free.”

ODESSA, WASHINGTON

“I’m 28 years old. I have two children! This is the first time in my life that I feel like I’ve been ready to make a full commitment to the Lord! I just want to support what the Lord has going for this ministry! Pray for me! Thank you and God bless in Jesus Christ’s name!”

PORTLAND, OREGON

MEMORIALS & DEDICATIONS

(For the month of July 2014)

"And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me,
Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit,
that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them."
(Revelation 14:13)

MEMORIALS

AARON JOHNSTON, by his grandfather, ROGER L. THOMPSON, Grand Forks, ND, $50

COACH DON MEYERS, by DONNA & KENDALL HOELLEIN, Mansfield, SD, $50

AM DUBBEN HOLSTEN & BILLY JAY SCHILLING by RUTH HOLSTEN, Aberdeen, SD, $25

IVAN MATHIS, by his wife, ELAINE MATHIS, Watertown, SD, $50

In memory of my, BROTHER, by STEVEN WYLIE, Langhorne, PA, $20

BILL & DARLENE COFFMAN, by ROBERT & DEBORAH FROST, Blair, NE, $20

ROBERT “WAYNE” MCFARLAND, by his nephew, GARRETT MCFARLAND, New Virginia, MN ROBERT CHEEZEM, by his wife, KATHLEEN CHEEZEM, Sun City, AZ, $1,000

In memory of our mothers, SENA POPPEN & MILDRED MEYER, by CALVIN & CARYL POPPEN, De Smet, SD, $200

BONNIE ELOFSON, by TERRY & DAVE BLOMQUIST, Pembina, NO, $10

DICE CROTTY, by TERRY & DAVE BLOMQUIST, Pembina, ND, $15

In memory of our, MOTHERS, by TERRY & DAVE BLOMQUIST, Pembina, ND, $100

WESLEY ENGEBRETSON, by PEARL & VINCENT KLOSNER, Northwood, ND, $100

MARGARET JORGENSEN, by her husband, NELS JORGENSEN, Hendricks, MN, $10

RICHARD SUNDE, by friends, ROBERET & HARRIET OLSON, Madison, SD, $20

KENNETH PULSCHER, by MINA BALL, Watertown, SD, $200

BOB WOLF, by his friend, BARBARA CARROLL, Newton, IA, $25

AUNT HELEN BERGAN, by HARVEY & LORRAINE HOUCK, Decorah, IA, $50

GLENN LATHAM, by his wife, VIOLET LATHAM, Wakeeney, KS, $20

CLARA CONNER, by DENISE TERNES, Belle Fourche, SD, $360

In memory of my mom, MARY ETTA, & my brother, DARNELL MANN, by KATIE MANN, Decatur, IL, $100

MARTY TAG, by her husband, LARRY TAG, Jamestown, SD, $400

LYNETTE NICKELL, by ELAINE VANGREVENHOF, Fort Dodge, IA, $150

WALTER SORENSEN, by his sister, INEZ JOHNSON, Willmar, MN, $200

SHIRLEY FRANKS, by her husband, BILL FRANKS, Grand Haven, MI, $50

INA MCDONALD, by ROGER & ELAINE HACKETT, Kenmare, ND, $20

JEAN VER HEUL, by his wife, WILMA VER HEUL, Pella, IA, $50

WES WOLSKY, by his wife, SHIRLEY WOLSKY, Valley City, ND, $200

JAN FATLAND, by her parents, DEAN & SYLVIA FATLAND, Fargo, ND, $15

FLOYD WHIPKEY, by his wife, MARILYN WHIPKEY, Flandreau, SD, $100

MARION COYLE, by her son & daughter in law, JAMES & CHARLOTTE COYLE, Omaha, NE, $50

HOMER DAVIS, by his wife, FAYE DAVIS, Tavares, FL, $50

In memory of our parents, HERSHEL & LORINE BOLEN & JUANITA HUNT, by D. HOBBS, Broken Arrow, OK, $50

GUY R. TALLEY, by his sister, SHARON JOHNSON, Woodside, CA, $100

My son, JASON, by his mother, CONNIE WILLIAMS, Sand Coulee, MT, $30

JANET SCHRODER, by her husband, DAVID SCHRODER, Ormond Beach, FL, $100

CHERYL GEER, by her husband, DAVID GEER, Grand Forks, ND, $100

DORIS CLAPPER, by her husband, JOHN CLAPPER, Lehigh Acres, FL, $100

EUNICE SKILLENGER, by CLARINE MOE, Lake Mills, IA, $50

RHETA STOPPEL, by her cousin, BONNIE & VERNON KIHLTHAU, Mitchell, NE, $20

BILLYE LANDERS, by PAUL LANDERS, Clyde, TX, $100

In memory of my parents, FRANCIS & ANNA, & my husband, STANLEY SABATKA, by PATRICIA SABATKA, Weston, NE, $50

MR. L.J. HAND SR., by WEST PROTESTANT CHURCH, West, MS, $100

BILL BASLER, by his nephew, MICHAEL SCOTT, Ada, MI, $300

MINNIE PREBELHORN, by her sister, DOROTHY SENSKE, Winthrop, MN, $240

WILLIAMINE WOOLEVORTH, by her daughter, ALICE ABBOTT, Ridgeway, IA, $100

In memory of, FAYE & MAX BECK, by BETH BECK, Lauderdale, MN, $40

TED MILLER, by his wife, GERTRUDE MILLER, Ashton, SD, $100

CAL DUVALL, by LEE SAUER, Aberdeen, SD, $20

RAY MYERS, by MARGE & HOWARD CRISSEY, Lincoln, ND, $25

In loving memory of, KERMIT UELAND, by his brother & wife, HARRIS & CHARLOTTE UELAND, Marshall, MN, $50

CLARENCE BERG, by his wife, GARNET BERG, Driscoll, ND, $200

In memory of my sweet MOM & DAD, by their daughter, DIANE HUNTER, Summerville, GA, $30

In memory of, JOHN S. VALEN, by his son, STEN VALEN, Etne, Norway, $200

In memory of, PHIL KRIER, by NONA KRIER & JODI SAGMOE, Hendricks, MN, $25

In loving memory of my husband, LOUIS ZUPANCICH, by LORRAINE ZUPANCICH, Chisholm, MN, $125

In memory and honor of, DICK SCHWINEFUS, by his daughter, LARAE MILLER, Hammond, WI, $400

In memory of, DON SHRADER, by his wife, WANDA SHRADER, Marshalltown, IA, $40

In memory and honor of my, DAD, by BRENDA VEST, Normal, IL, $20

(Any Memorials after 6-19-14 will be listed in the August New Song)

DEDICATIONS

In honor of, JESUS CHRIST! MY LORD & SAVIOR, by TERESA SAGAIGA, Anchorage, AK, $100

To honor my grandparents, OLAF & ANNA WATNE, by granddaughter, EMILY REITMAN, Hendricks, MN, $100

To honor my grandparents, WILLIAM & PAULINE REITMAN, by granddaughter, EMILY REITMAN, Hendricks, MN, $100

In honor of my, DAD, by IVYAL IRWIN, Traverse City, MI, $45

In memory of MARLEN KNUTSON’S 86th Birthday, by his wife, DELORES KNUTSON, Sioux Falls, SD, $100

In honor of my dad, FRED MCCONNELL, by his daughter, VICKIE ALEXANDER, Sunnyvale, AL, $10

In honor of, PAUL & PEGGY KUTZIK, Wedding Anniversary, Falcon Heights, MN, $50

In honor of my wonderful wife, JACKIE WHALER, by her husband, BYRON WHALER, Olivet, SD, $50

In honor of my, PARENTS, by KELLY COZBY, Baldwin, ND, $400

In honor of, CHIRST JESUS, by ALICE STOLTENBERG, Butte, MT, $58

In honor of, CHRISTIAN MARRIAGE, by CRAIG & KAY TENNISON, Woodbury, MN, $150

In honor of our mother, SADIE, celebrating her 84th Birthday, June 22, by JIM & BARB BYNES, Hull, IA, $50

In honor of my wife, CLAIRE, celebrating her 90th Birthday, WILLIAM KEASTER, Orange Park, FL, $50

In honor of my, FAMILY, by IVYAL IRWIN, Traverse City, MI, $80

In honor of, PASTOR SALEM, by SANDRA DUPUY, Kalispell, MT, $150

In honor of, PASTOR SALEM, by BEVERLY PETTY, Overland Park, KS, $100

In honor of, PASTOR SALEM, by JUDY THOMPSON, Lafayette, IN, $125

In honor of, PASTOR SALEM, by MARY LOU HOFMANN, Mitchell, SD, $20

In honor of, PASTOR SALEM, by KATIE MANN, Decatur, IL, $100

In honor of, PASTOR SALEM, by SHERRY MEADOR, Abilene, TX, $20

In honor of MR. & MRS. LUNDBERG, celebrating their 54th Anniversary, Marshalltown, IA, $100

In honor of my brother, OTTO FLEIG, by FRANZ, Missoula, MT, $100

In honor of, CHRISTIAN WORSHIP HOUR, by PAMELA AMANS, Altoona, WI, $75

In honor of my three children, APRIL, JACOB, CHRISTIAN & their mother, CHERYL, by MARK MADIGAN, Peoria Heights, IL, $150

In honor of my father, WENZEL STEFFENSEN, by TODD STEFFENSEN, Watertown, SD, $100

In honor of FATHER’S DAY, by Barbara Hardinger, Roosevelt, UT, $100

In honor of PASTOR SALEM’S AND MY ‘MUTUAL’ BIRTHDAY (JUNE 26), by SANDRA BUSHNELL, Clyde Park, MT, $139

In honor of PASTOR SALEM, celebrating his 93rd Birthday, by JOEL & SHEILA ANDERSON, Minot, ND, $93

In honor of, PASTOR SALEM, celebrating his 93rd Birthday, by BOYCE & JACKIE BOROUGHS, Live Oak, FL, $20

In honor of, PASTOR SALEM, celebrating his 93rd Birthday, by MICHAEL & LORI GOFF, Metamora, MI, $15

In honor of, PASTOR SALEM, celebrating his 93rd Birthday, by BETTY CLARK & CRAIG CLARK In honor of, PASTOR SALEM, celebrating his 93rd Birthday, By VERL & MARY CUTLER, Aberdeen, SD, $100

In honor of, SOLOMON, celebrating his 6th Birthday, by his grandmother, HEATHER BENJAMIN, Palm Bay, FL, $25

In honor of my precious grandchildren, GRACE & NOAH, by their grandmother, CONNIE YARBER, Corinth, MS, $250

In honor of, PASTOR SALEM, celebrating his 93rd Birthday, by STEVE & JEAN JONES, Correctionville, IA, $40

In honor of my sister’s birthday, SELMA ENGEN, by VERNA & JOE IVERSON, Williston, ND, $55

In Honor, Glory & Worship to our KING, by YOLANDA ROGERS, Winter Park, FL, $100

In honor of, DONNA JERRED, celebrating her 77th Birthday, by her husband, CLAYTON JERRED, Gillette, WY, $50

In honor of, REV. BERT & EVELYN ITTERMAN, by MRS. LADELL PETERSON, Luverne, MN, $10

In honor of, our DADS & ALL DADS, by DEAN & DELLA BARRETT, Belton, MO, $150

In honor of, DIANNA, healed of cancer, by ROBERT BRENDLINGER, Kansas City, MO, $25

In honor of MIKE SALEM, by CARMEN MEYER, Aberdeen, SD, $50

In honor of, CLAIBONE ADDISON, by MARIE ADDISON, Durham, NC, $50

In honor of our FATHERS on FATHER’S DAY, by DALE & VIRGINIA RICHARDS, Geneva, NE, $100

In honor of PASTOR SALEM & of our 40th Wedding Anniversary, by TERRY & DIANE MOE, Bottineau, ND, $100

Dedicated to LYLA BERRETH, celebrating her 80th Birthday, by JOYCE KROKEL, Mound City, SD, $20

In honor of, MIRIAM IBRAHIM, Sudanese sister in Christ, who faced martyrdom, by KATIE MANN, Decatur, IL, $100

In honor of my husband, VIRGIL HESSE (June Birthday), by his wife, FLORENCE HESSE, Sioux Falls, SD, $20

In honor of, my mom EVA LEWIS (82nd Birthday), PASTOR SALEM (93rd Birthday), & our 25th Wedding Anniversary, by DAN & TAMMIE CLEVENGER, Papillion, NE, $100

In honor of, ROBERT & BETTY BENNETT, celebrating their 65th Wedding Anniversary, by their daughter, ROBIN HANSEN, Proctor, MN, $20

In honor of, MARILYN KNUTSON, by JEAN HADDEN, Papillion, NE, $25

In honor of, KEVIN, celebrating his birthday, by his sister, ELLA SPITZER, Sioux Falls, SD, $250

In honor of my parents, VERNON & GINI HOUPT, by LINDA GLAZE, Payson, AZ, $100

In honor of, ALICE DONNELLY & MARILYN BEEDLE, by JAMES BRADY, Helena, MT, $65

In honor of, OUR PARENTS, by MR. & MRS. JAKE WAGENAAR, Sioux Center, IA, $25

Dedicated to, ROGER GROSSE, by RODNEY GROSSE, Mounds View, MN, $100

(Any Dedications after 6-19-14 will be listed in the August New Song)

SERMONS FOR JULY 2014

July 06 “YOUR GOD IS TOO SMALL” Psalm 90: 1-12
July 13 “HE CARETH FOR YOU” Matt. 6: 25 -34
July 20 “THE HEALING OF THE MAN BORN BLIND” John 9:1-11
July 27 “WHY DOESN’T GOD ALWAYS SAY ‘YES’?” Matt. 26:36-46

JULY DEVOTIONALS

Pastor Salem has a new video devotional every Monday which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week continuously. Access by visiting our website: www.christianworshiphour.com, click on devotionals located on the top of the page. ~Tell your friends~

July 07 “HE’S HELPING SOMEWHERE” Gal. 6:10
July 14 “HOW TO READ THE BIBLE” Psalm 119:11
July 21 “WHEN YOU GET THE BLUES” Psalm 40
July 28 “THE OWL THAT WINKED” Rom. 14:10

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