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THE CHRISTIAN WORSHIP HOUR Newsletter

“A NEW SONG”
December 2014 

Dear fellow worker of the Christian Worship Hour:

WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL, DECEMBER. You know why? Because it is the month in which we celebrate the Savior’s birth! What a wonderful event that was — we call it the incarnation, that is, the enfleshment of the Son of God. Have you ever thought, “Why did He come?” Let me give you seven reasons Jesus was born of the virgin, and became flesh:

  • HE CAME TO REVEAL THE INVISIBLE GOD. St. John tells us “No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father. He hath revealed Him,” (John 1:18). Christ brought God to us in human flesh. Men saw Him, heard Him, handled him. (I John 1:1) So, if you want to see God, don’t go to the burning bush, go to Jesus. Jesus Christ is the perfect exhibition of God Almighty. That’s why we ought to get to know Jesus better. (I John 14.9; Phil. 3:10).
  • HE CAME TO FULFILL PROPHECY. Isaiah declared, “Therefore the Lord Himself shall give you a sign: Behold a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call His name Immanuel.” (Isaiah 7:14). God always keeps His Word, even though it may take some years, it always comes to pass. In the Garden of Eden God told Adam and Eve He would send a Redeemer, and in due time He came! (Genesis 3:15). And you know what----Jesus will come the second time when God is ready! (Gal. 4:4).
  • HE CAME TO FULFILL THE DAVIDIC COVENANT. God made a covenant with David, that is, a promise. God told David, “And thine house and thy kingdom shall be established forever before thee: thy throne shall be established forever.” (II Samuel 7:16). Jesus is of the house and lineage of David, thus Jesus who comes in David’s line will sit upon David’s throne and, because Jesus lives forever, so David’s throne or house, will live forever! WOW. (Isa. 9:6, 7; Luke 1:32, 33).
  • HE CAME TO PROVIDE A SACRIFICE FOR SIN. St. John writes, “And ye know that He was manifested to take away our sins; and in Him is no sin.” (I John 3:5). We are all sinners, no one can argue against that. None of us can die for the sins of others because we have sins of our own. “So Jesus, who had no sin, took our place on the cross and died for our sins. We didn’t deserve it, but He did it anyway. So, the good news, “the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin.” (Heb 9:26; I John 1:7).
  • HE CAME TO PROVIDE THE REDEEMED WITH A HIGH PRIEST. “….that He might be a merciful and faithful high priest….to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.” (Hebrews 2:17). So Jesus, the wonderful High Priest, died on the cross for our sins, then was raised up and has ascended into heaven where He intercedes for us before the throne of grace! (Heb 4: 14-16) So, whenever I have a need, or fail Him with some sin, Jesus our great High Priest, prays for us and represents us to God. Isn’t He wonderful? (Heb 7:25).
  • HE CAME TO PROVIDE AN EXAMPLE FOR BELIEVERS. “…Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow His steps.” (I Peter 2:21). Jesus is our example, not human beings. Jesus was perfect, so we strive to be like Him. A good thing to do is ask ourselves, “What would Jesus do?” Of course, we all fail, but when we do we go to Jesus and ask Him to forgive us, and He does it every time! (I John 1: 9). Isn’t Jesus a wonderful Friend?
  • HE CAME TO PROVIDE A NEW HEAD FOR CREATION. Adam was the first head of creation, but he fell flat as a pancake, just like you or I would have done. So God has chosen a new head, Jesus Christ, to be the head of creation. The writer to the Hebrews tells us, “Thou has put all things in subjection under His (Jesus) feet. (Phil 2:9-11; Hebrews 2:8; Revelation 19:11-16).

Do I like December, the month we celebrate the coming of Jesus into this world? Well, I guess. Thanks for your prayers and gifts. Pray hard, give as best you can, and tell others about this wonderful Savior!

In our Savior’s love,



Harold E. Salem, pastor

Thank You for Writing...

“Hi, my Baptist Friend. It will be fun in heaven to discuss why you weren’t an Assembly of God! Just kidding----I am sure we will be worshiping! Get Well!”

AMARILLO, TEXAS

“This past month, we lost a son in an auto accident but we are at peace because he knew the Lord. We have 3 children now in heaven. I’m looking forward to seeing them again. May God help you to continue the Worship Hour. We are praying for you.”

FREMONT, NEBRASKA

“I live on an island in the beautiful Northwest. I listen to your program Sunday morning from 8-9 am, shut off the TV and rush out the door to church. I am going to turn 80 in June so do not plan on stepping out the front door when the snowflakes begin to fall until Spring shows its face once more. Then I will be able to sit down and relax and watch your program which I enjoy very much. Your sermons are a treat and much better music than the drums I have to endure these days! I have been a Christian since I was 8 years old and love Jesus with all my heart. May the Lord bless you.”

BEAUTIFUL PACIFIC NORTHWEST

“Thank you for your loving ministry. I am 100% Jewish and realize how blessed I am that Jesus is my Lord and Savior. Please keep doing what you are doing. In Christ.”

MESA, ARIZONA

“A new sheep dog for Harold----please name it SPIKE.”

AMES, IOWA

“My mother has been in great pain and trauma for almost three weeks after a surgery, age 93, blind. Alzheimer’s. She was saved via your sermon 2 Easters ago.”

OMAHA, NEBRASKA

“You are all such a wonderful blessing to me! It is starting to freeze at night here in Alaska and we had a 6.1 earthquake a few days ago. I was just waking up and my old trailer was a bouncing and rocking for several long minutes! But, all is well. Praise God! Have fun in Christ and I will see you on T.V. next Sunday.”

WASILLA, ALASKA

“The Christian Worship Hour was the first spiritual program I watched and listened to since springtime. Because of you and the Lord, Pastor Harold, I rededicated my life to Jesus. Things have been changing. He can work fast. It sure does work when you do your part. I am 66 and on Social Security and on the 24 hour oxygen because of that nasty ole tobacco. That was stopped cold.”

PHOENIX, ARIZONA

“I keep trying every Sunday when I watch you. I ask Jesus to come into my heart, forgive me my sins and save my soul. But, I am still the same old me doing the same old things—Nothing that I consider horrible but I am so skeptical and people really annoy me and I am unforgiving and I can curse real good which is real bad. Why don’t I change? There are times that I still doubt if it is all real. Well, I will keep listening and I know you will keep trying. Maybe someday I will get it. Thank you so much.”

INDEPENDENCE, MISSOURI

“It is a true blessing to hear the Word of God from your ministry. The words of truth ring out like a bell in the still of the night! My prayers are with you and all your blessed staff. ”

GRAND RAPIDS, MINNESOTA

“My husband and I truck so I very seldom get to go to my church. I felt so very lost until I found your program on T.V. a few months ago. I wouldn’t want to go through one day without the Lord by my side. Your program has been a blessing to me and thank you for the New Song letter you send out."

DORA, MISSOURI

“I again would like to thank you for all you are doing to spread God’s Word through teaching one verse at a time. I am on active duty with the U.S. Navy and am so pleased the Lord provided for my wife and me to be stationed in Omaha, Nebraska for my last tour before I retire next year. We will be moving back home to Birmingham, Alabama and pray you will be able to arrange your program in Birmingham. I pray the continual blessings on your ministry and look forward to when we will be able to walk the streets of Gold and praise the Lord of Lords. Yours in Christ………”

BELLEVUE, NEBRASKA(COMMANDER in the US NAVY)

MEMORIALS & DEDICATIONS

(For the month of December 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

Our precious daughter & mother, JILL SALWEI, by her parents, DENNIS & SHARON SALWEI & her daughter, KAITLYN SALWEI Coon Rapids, MN, $50

Our dear mother, BEULAH SALEM, by her daughter & son-in-law, SHARON & DENNIS SALWEI & FAMILY, Coon Rapids, $50

REV. HARRY HEIDT, by RONALD & MARVEL RITZKE, Watford City, ND, $500

DONALD FLADMARK, by his wife, LAVONNE FLADMARK, Colton, SD, $600

HELEN MCCORMICK, by RETTA SODERSTRUM, What Cheer, IA, $20

RUBY SORENSEN, by her daughter, INEZ JOHNSON, Willmar, MN, $200

LOUIS ZUPANCICH, (husband) & MY PARENTS, by LORRAINE ZUPANCICH, Chisholm, MN, $125

DONALD SADNESS, by a friend, BYRNE CRISP, Sioux Falls, SD, $50

BERT COLLETT, by CARL & DONNA GUSTAFSON, Aberdeen, SD, $20

JEAN HAMILTON, by HENRY CATAFRONE, Urich, MO, $50

NAOMI VANCE, by BARBARA NIX, Sioux Falls, SD, $250

JAMES WATSON, by his wife, CARLEEN WATSON, Austin, TX, $1,000

ALFRED & PEARL RATTRAY, by their children, RICHARD & JEANNE LEE, Kalkaska, MI, $500

FLORENCE & VERNON QUERN, by LINDA & VAUGHN QUERN, Thompson, ND, $100

MILTON HAYES, by DENNIS KNUCKLES, Spearfish, SD, $20

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

BONNIE SKAFF, by MURRAY & LINETTE JONES, Holdrege, NE, $20

JOHN W. HOLLAND, by MICHELE STANTON, Hot Springs, SD, $25

In memory of, JIM TIRPP, by HORTON INC, Britton, SD, $30

JIM TRIPP, by MARILYN & JOHN MCNEILL, Sioux Falls, SD, $25

JIM TRIPP, by LYLE & CINDY TRIPP, Sioux Falls, SD, $25

KRISTA RUST, by her mom & dad, MR. & MRS. RUST, West Fargo, ND, $160

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

GRANDMA ELVA, by KAREN CECCATO, San Mateo, CA, $200

My Beloved husband, WILLIAM L. WEIGER, by his wife, MARY WEIGER, Kearneysville, WV, $100

In memory of, LOVED ONES, by ROSE ANDERSEN, Mitchell, SD, $25

DONALD SANDNESS, by his FAMILY & FRIENDS, Canton, SD, $100

JOE MILTON, by his wife, VIOLA MILTON, Kindred, ND, $25

JERRY ADRIAN, by his brother, LARRY & DOROTHY ADRIAN, Bridgewater, SD, $50

BILL HUDSON, by JOHN O’GRADY, White Owl, SD, $25

In memory of, MY BELOVED OF 33 years, by LINDA DALY, Renton, WA, $500

ADRIAN CRANCE, by CAROL CRANCE, Timber Lake, SD, $25

BETTY MATHISEN, by her daughter, JEAN HAUGEN, Lander, WY, $15

EDNA COMPAAN, by CLIFFORD & VIOLET HALSE, Watertown, SD, $50

RUDY UHLICH, by his daughter & son-in-law, JOYCE & EDWARD SCHEPP, Havre, MT, $93

EVELYN HEGDAHL, by EDNA & GERALD ALFSON, Brookings, SD, $15

AMOS FULTZ, by his wife, DORIS FULTZ, Bagley, MN, $25

ORVILLE LARSON, by IRIS LARSON, Wakefield, NE, $25

ORVILLE LARSON, by RONALD LARSON, Wakefield, NE, $25

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

MARLA SUE DENNIS, by DOROTHY CANTRELL, Columbia, MO, $20

WES WOLSKY, by his wife, SHIRLEY WOLSKY, Valley City, ND, $150

In memory of, OUR DAUGHTER, by LESTER & LORRAINE MARS, Orange City, IA, $50

JENNIE & CHARLES HOOVER, by their daughter, IRENE STONE, Balaton, MN, $40

ART ZEVENBERGEN, by ELIZABETH ZEVENBERGEN, Little Rock, IA, $100

LENORA SPITZER, by ERVIN SPITZER, Silverdale, WA, $25

JESS BECKER, by MARI ANN TOBIN, Longwood, FL, $10

STANLEY LUDWIG, by his wife, JOYCE LUDWIG, Norfolk, NE, $100

JAMESON & GABRIEL, our two babies in Heaven, by ELIZABETH HASLEDALEN, Montrose, MN, $150

MARTIN & EMMA LUEBKE, by DELBERT & MARIE PETERSON, Mitchell, SD, $100

KENNETH WAYNE FLADSETH, by his brother, CURT FLADSETH, Long Beach, CA, $50

FLORENCE HUSTEL, by KAREN BORGEN, Veblen, SD, $25

CAROLJEAN PEDERSEN, by her FAMILY, Alta, IA, $100

OLIVE DOORENBOS, by SANDRA ACCOLA, Golden Valley, MN, $15

OLIVE DOORENBOS, by HARRIET GREEN & LUCI STEENHOUSE, $423

OLIVE DOORENBOS, by CAROLYN KAY DOORENBOS, Boyden, IA, $100

OLIVE DOORENBOS, by BILLY & JANEIL OLSON, Garner, IA, $25

OLIVE DOORENBOS, by SHARON HOLLATZ, Garner, IA, $70

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

JERRY AUNE, by MR. & MRS. DEANE SAGMOE, Hendricks, MN, $20

ARTHUR SEVIG, by his wife, ALPHA SEVIG, Minot, ND, $100

ARDYS NELSON, by her children & families, STEVE & BONNIE FOGDALL, Boise, ID, JOAN & BOB PORTER, Topeka, KS & JON & DENA FOGDALL, Carlsbad, CA, $100

HARLIN & DOROTHY WETZEL, by daughter, DARCY WETZEL, Eagan, MN, $40

BONNIE SKAFT, by her family, BYRON & JACKIE WHALER, Olivet, SD, $50

DIANNE WOLTHUIZEN, by CLARENCE & HELEN WOLTHUIZEN, Sheldon, IA, $100

LESLIE LYNN WILKINS, by MARGARET BEITELSPACHER, Watertown, SD, $44

GEORGE & DOROTHY CAMPBELL, GEORGE JR, GLEN, GLENDA & GORDIE CAMPBELL, & CONNIE WOODLAND, by GUY CAMPBELL, Bethany, MO, $150

DEDICATIONS

In honor of, PASTOR SALEM & STAFF, by DORCAS & LAVONNE YOUEL, Dell Rapids, SD, $50

In honor of, MELISSA, BARB, JAN, HANK & PASTOR SALEM, by JAMES ENGLISH, East Gull Lake, MN, $100

In honor of, CHRISTIAN WORSHIP HOUR, by RONALD KASS, Ludington, MI, $62

VERNON & MURIEL KOOIKER, 66th Wedding Anniversary, Sioux Falls, SD, $100

In honor of, ORLAND & LAVONNE LEE, by their daughter, PATRICIA ANDERSON, Kirkland, WA, $50

ELTON SCHOENWALDS, 60th Birthday, by JERRY SCHMIDT, Marion, SD, $25

In honor of, RALPH THEOBALD, by PAULA DAVIS, Saint James, MO, $20

In honor of, BILLY GRAHAM, Birthday, by KATIE MANN, Decatur, IL, $100

In honor of, PASTOR HAROLD E. SALEM, by JUDITH THOMPSON, Lafayette, IN, $100

In honor of, PASTOR SALEM, for the wonderful work in honoring the Lord, by HOAWRD & HELEN PORTER, Spencer, IA, $200

BILL & JESSIE HYDE, who would be celebrating 60 years of marriage on December 20th if they were still with us, by son, KENT HYDE, Rapid City, SD, $200

ERMA FRISKE, celebrating 98 years on November 8th, by PATRICIA ROHRBACK, Rapid City, SD, $50

In honor of, PASTOR SALEM, by LARRY WORSHAM, Springfield, MO, $160

In honor of, TIFFANY CORTEZ, 27th Birthday, by her mom, ROSEMARY PERAZA, Phoenix, AZ, $60

JACKIE & JAMES, for their academic success, by JAMES & ALMA BOWEN, Big Springs, TX, $10

HERMAN & DOROTHY BUYS, celebrating 50th Wedding Anniversary, Hardwick, MN, $100

MR. & MRS. JAMES (DOUG) DOTSON, celebrating 25th Wedding Anniversary, by Jacob & Donna Dotson, Ovalo, TX, $29

In honor of, MR. LANEY L. O’BRIANT, by WEST PROTESTANT CHURCH, West, MS, $100

In honor of, MY CHRISTIAN PARENTS, by DR. M.S. DORSETT, Aberdeen, SD, $100

In honor of, CWH, for spreading the biblical ministry to spread the Word of God, by JOHN COZBY, Baldwin, ND, $377

In honor of, OUR SOLDIERS, by MICHAEL FLESHER, Leesburg, FL, $10

In honor of, CHILDREN & GRANDCHILDREN, by ROSEMARY PERAZA, Phoenix, AZ, $50

In honor of, GRANDCHILDREN, by DENNID JUST, Moundridge, KS, $60

In honor of, CWH, for dedication to the Lord Jesus Christ, by TERESA STEWART, Pahrump, NV, $25

In honor of, JEAN KUBICKA, by her mother, LAVONNE, KUBICKA, Newport, MN, $20

In honor of, LILLIAN PETERSON, celebrating her 94th Birthday, by her daughter & son-in-law, JUDITH & HARRY ELIASON, Duluth, MN, $94

In honor of my, MOM, DAD & WIFE, who all celebrated birthdays in October, by DEAN BARRETT, Belton, MO, $200

VERNA & JOE IVERSON, celebrating their 68th Wedding Anniversary, Williston, ND, $50

In honor of our Granddaughter, FAYLINN PERLEBERG, by LLOYD & GERALDINE BAUSKE, Jamestown, ND, $20

In honor of, ALL VETERANS, given by another veteran, JERRY & ALICE SCHMIDT, Marion, SD, $100

(Any Memorials & Dedications after 11-15-13 will be listed in the January New Song)

SERMONS FOR DECEMBER 2014

Dec 07 “THE PROMISE OF HIS COMING” Gen. 3:8-24
Dec 14 “THE ANGELS ANNOUNCE HIS COMING” Luke 2: 1-20
Dec 21 “THE STAR POINTS TO HIS COMING” Matt. 2: 1-12
Dec 28 “THE RESULTS OF HIS COMING” Heb. 10: 11-2

DECEMBER DEVOTIONAL VIDEOS

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~

Dec 01 “WHEN I SIN” Ps. 119:10
Dec 08 “THANK GOD FOR THE CLOUDS” Job 42:5
Dec 15 “BE A BLESSING” 2 John 1:10
Dec 22 “THE VOICES OF CHRISTMAS” Luke 2: 34,35
DEC 28 ‘’THE EVERLASTING GOSPEL” Jeb. 6:19, 20

WE’D LOVE TO HAVE YOU VISIT US

If you happen to be in the vicinity, we would love to have you stop in and visit us as we record our Worship Services. We meet on various Saturday Mornings for the services, one at 9:00 and the second at 10:15. Since the Saturday broadcasts vary, please call for the particular Saturday you wish to attend.

SPECIAL MUSIC

Hank Bowker, $12/CDemail: hbowker@abe.midco.net
Address: 919 13th Ave. SW, Aberdeen, SD 57401
Melissa Kienow, $14/CDphone: 1-605-252-0736
Address: 1215 N. Penn St., Aberdeen, SD 57401

GIFTS, SCHEDULES, INFORMATION

CHRISTIAN WORSHIP HOUR, P.O. Box 2002, Aberdeen, SD 57401
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