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THE CHRISTIAN WORSHIP HOUR Newsletter

“A NEW SONG”
September 2014 

Dear fellow worker of the Christian Worship Hour:

I happened to read a verse the other day where St. John declared:

“Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for Thou hast created all things, and FOR THY PLEASURE THEY WERE CREATED.”

The apostle tells us here that we ought to always please God. But how do we do that? I thought of at least five ways:

  • WE PLEASE GOD BY HEARTY REPENTANCE. That is, we have great sorrow because of our sins against God, and others. As a consequence of that sorrow, we have a determination to forsake all known sin in our life. The New Testament word in the Greek language, translated “repent” means “to change one’s mind”. Thus, when we see the awful sin in the world, we must turn from the ways of the world (I John 2:15). Above all, we must repent our sins for, without such repentance, thee is no salvation – that is, God calls on us to repent, then be saved. (Acts 3:19).
  • WE PLEASE GOD WHEN WE ACCEPT JESUS AS OUR SAVIOR. God gave us a gift when He gave His only Begotten Son to die for us on a cruel Roman cross. (John 3:16). When we refuse to receive Jesus as our Savior, we are rejecting the One Person God loves above all others – His own dear Son. However, when we throw open our heart and ask Jesus to enter, it pleases God! (Rev. 3:20) On the other hand, God shows great displeasure at those who reject His Son (John 3:18).
  • WE PLEASE GOD WHEN WE LOVE HIM. God made that plain in His very first Commandment, “You shall love the Lord your God” (Deut. 6:5). So, it follows, God loves us, is pleased with us, when we keep His commandments. Love is not something that originates from our emotions, it originates from our will – that is, we make up our mind to love our God (and our neighbor) and from that will we see love result. God is always pleased when we love Him, and show it in our daily living.
  • WE PLEASE GOD WHEN WE WITNESS FOR HIM. That is, when we let others know that we love Jesus, especially before the unsaved, those who do not know Jesus, or may even hate Jesus, then it is we who need to go on record as loving Jesus and openly confessing Him before others. Jesus told us that if we are ashamed of Him, He would be ashamed of us. I don’t want that to happen. (Matthew 10:32, 33)
  • WE PLEASE GOD WHEN WE CHEERFULLY ACCEPT HIS WILL. God has a detailed plan for every one of us, even before we are born! (Jeremiah 1:5). When we grump about things in life, we are going against God’s will – on the other side, when we rejoice in the events of life, even though it be a nursing home, we please God. St. Paul said he was happy wherever he was, so we must be that way also. (Phil. 4:11).

And you know something else? When we please God, we find a wonderful joy and peace in our heart, no matter where we are or what the circumstances may be! (John 10:10). It is so wonderful to be able to go to sleep at night and know we are pleasing the kind Heavenly Father, a Father Who loves us so much He have His Son to die a terrible death on the cross. A Father Who watches over us and never leaves or forsakes us. (Hebrews 13:5). A Father Who is, someday, going to come for us and take us home! Home at last! (John 14:3)

Friend, be sure you have confessed your sins to Jesus, have promised to forsake any known sin, and asked Him personally to come into your heart and life. (John 1:12; John 5:24)

Thanks again for your gifts and prayers for our ministry – I say “our” because we are all a part of His wonderful team in bringing the “Christian Worship Hour” to a lost world.

God Bless you. I'll be watching for you this week.

In our Savior’s love,



Harold E. Salem, pastor

Thank You for Writing...

“I watch your weekly devotionals on the Internet, but I first saw you while visiting in the US. I am a teacher, soon to retire, but I also worked for many years in the Norwegian (Lutheran) church. I just sent a Father’s Day memorial for my father who died in April at the age of 88. He watched your program every week with my mother, until he moved to a care center. She and I talk on the telephone often about your ministry and pray for all of you. I have wanted to send you money for several years, and now we are “Palls” through Paypal. Please don’t do any more break dance activities. We need you. Your friend in Christ… ”

ETNE, NORWAY

“My husband passed away almost 2 years ago and it has been ‘tuff’. Also I can’t afford as much money anymore, but I watch you every Sunday at 11:00 A.M.! We never missed you! We were married for 56 years! I pray for you guys as you have been a blessing to us for many years. Please pray for me! In Jesus’ Name I pray!”

MITCHELL, SOUTH DAKOTA

“I’m a 74 + year old man. I recently watched the Christian Worship Hour. As I listened to your message when you gave an invitation, I put my trust in Jesus Christ. Please send me the Billy Graham literature and any other materials that will help me. I’m on very limited income and unable to purchase a Bible as I don’t have one. If you know of any groups that provide free Bibles please send me this information. Thank you!”

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS

“Pastor Salem & Staff: just a note to let you know how much your ministry is appreciated. I am a shut-in and thank God for every message reminds me of the scripture, when we get old we don’t retire we just get retreaded.”

RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA

“Last month the “New Song” really helped me deal with my health problem, I woke up from a bad dream and couldn’t get back to sleep so I got up and reached for my Bible, then I saw “a New Song” and read “Jesus is with me every day…I will not be afraid”, just reading that part and the verses really helped me so much that I was able to get back to sleep. I’m so thankful for this little devotional.”

MILWAUKEE, OREGON

“Your sermon on June 1, 2014 went straight to my heart, a message I have needed to hear for many years, related to the suicide of my son, 23 years old, which occurred in the late 1980’s. Your explanation was the best I have ever heard. Also, how God deals with all sins that one has. I always believed that some sins were not forgivable…”

TAVARES, FLORIDA

“Praise the Lord and pass me the remote. It’s time for Christian Worship Hour!”

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO

“All of your messages are good and I enjoy every one of them, in fact I have been making DVD’s of them and putting on the bulletin board at the Post Office and when it is gone I put another one in its place. I also put a note with it asking whoever takes them to past them on. God bless you and your team. May God give you many more years to continue His Work.”

ODESSA, WASHINGTON

“I know Jesus will never leave me, but I’m lonely (too shy).”

TURTLE LAKE, WISCONSIN

“I will be 97 on August the 26th, so I am still ahead of Dr. Salem. His messages are great and he has to be the last of the dying breed of angelicas that stand for the whole truth of the Bible. May he live to at least 100 years old.”

SPRING HILL, FLORIDA

“I am writing to you about my son that passed away 5 years ago. He was 43 years old. He got on drugs then got very run down and sick. He had something wrong with his mind and he was not as smart as the other children. He told me once that he prayed all the time. Do you think he went to Heaven? I certainly hope he did but I’m just not sure he was saved.”

JAMESTOWN, TENNESSEE

MEMORIALS & DEDICATIONS

(For the month of September 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

In memory of, VERL CUTLER, by friend, JAN DENNERT, Westport, SD, $20

VERL CUTLER, by friend, DARLENE AHO, Aberdeen, SD, $15

VERL CUTLER, by friends, LEO & LOIS FEIOCK, Aberdeen, SD, $25

VERL CUTLER, by friends, MARVIN & GERI RASMUSSEN, Langford, SD, $50

In memory of my, MOTHER IN LAW, by NICK & VIRGINIA IWAIW, Bismarck, ND, $40

MERLE DRANE, by his son, KEN & AGNES DRANE, Sturgis, SD, $50

In memory of my, SISTER, by GIDEON & LORRAINE KLEIN, Rochester, MN, $100

In memory of my loving, MOTHER, by MICHAEL FLESHER, Leesburg, FL, $10

NOROELLA RUTH (SCHMIDT) HLAVINKA, by brother & sister in law, DONALD & GERALDINE HLAVINKA, Hazel, SD, $100

ROGER BARTELS, by DOUGLAS & CAROL UTHE, Sioux Falls, SD, $10

SAM GOEHRING, by his sister, DARLENE AHO, Aberdeen, SD, $50

DAVID CLAUSEN, by friends, FRANCES & DONALD JOHNSON, Tea, SD, $20

CLARK JENSEN, by BILL & DONNA FREDERICK, Webb, IA, $25

DUANE JOHNSON, by his wife, KATHERINE JOHNSON, Highmore, SD, $50

ANGNES JOHNSON, by RICHARD JOHNSON AND FAMILIES, Hendricks, MN, $100

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

VICTOR SENSKE, by DOROTHY SENSKE & FAMILY, Winthrop, MN, $100

In memory of my WIFE & DAUGHTER, by CARROLL GOLDSMITH, Abilene, TX, $25

LOUIS ZUPANCICH, by his wife, LORRAINE ZUPANCICH, Chisholm, MN, $125

VIRGINA WOLD, by KENNETH & ARLENE MURRAY, Moorhead, MN, $15

In memory of, SISTER & NEPHEW, by ELLA SPITZER, Sioux Falls, SD, $250

MAYNARD OLSON, by CAROL & LAUREL MALMSTROM, Henning, MN, $25

GUST-MAVE EDMAN, by ROBERT EDMAN, Alvarado, MN, $150

In memory of a, LOVED ONE, by ERMAN UELAND, Fertile, MN, $10

ASHLEY VON HOLTUM, by HATTIE BRANDS, Sioux Falls, SD, $20

DORTHY MASSEY, by ELTON SCHOENWALD, Marion, SD, $50

JANET SCHRODER, by her husband, DAVID SCHRODER, Ormond Beach, FL, $300

DWAYNE ROSENQUIST, by his wife, FERN ROSENQUIST, Fort Dodge, IA, $20

SALEM OLSON, by MARILYN WIPF, Freeman, SD, $25

LEONARD MCCLELLAN, by his wife, DONNA MCCLELLAN, Decatur, IA, $50

CHARLOTTE CRISP, by NELLIE DISSING, Colman, SD, $20

LOIS HAMILTON, by ELAINE CROOKSTON, Bottineau, ND, $50

RONALD WHITE, by his wife, MARGARET WHITE, Batavia, IA, $40

MARIE MOON, by RONALD & DONNA MOON, Indianola, IA, $25

MERLYN SORENSEN & SOLENE SORENSEN, by GLADYS SORENSEN, Sioux Falls, SD, $50

CHARITY MARIE, by CONNIE CARVER, Brownsburg, IN, $60

VERNON & GINI HOUPT, by LINDA GLAZE, Payson, AZ, $100

In memory of my, MOTHER & FATHER, by MINA BLIEK, Rock Valley, IA, $20

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

PAT & LUELLA RYKHUS, by their niece, LINDA SNYDER, Virginia, MN, $100

BUD KUIKEN, by WANDA KUIKEN & FAMILY, Maurice, IA, $500

RICHARD SUNDE, by FIRE CHEIFS ASSOCIATION, Sioux Falls, SD, $50

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

IRENE HOVE, by DEAN & LAVONNE TOELLE, Tintah, MN, $100

GLENN MILLER, by GORDON MILLER, Arlington, SD, $100

STEVEN CLARK, by his brother, JAMES CLARK, Indianapolis, IN, $200

In memory of our, SON, by ARNOLD & MARJORIE LESSIG, Fremont, NE, $40

MYRTLE HUTCHINS, by her sister, VIRGINIA & GEORGE MORGAN, Liberty, MO, $100

THOMAS GENE MUNDAY, by his parents, TOM & MARIE, El Dorado, KS, $50

In memory of, MOM, by her daughter, SUSAN SANDS, Willmar, MN, $100

KAREN WALTERS, by her husband, ROGER WALTERS, Morton, IL, $50

LINDA GUY, by her friend, ED BIRGENHEIER, Casper, WY, $10

ROENE HILER, by her daughter, ROXANNE PAYNE, Ames, IA, $100

Memorial given by, MR. & MRS. DENNIS TEN CLAY, Sheldon, IA, $250

In memory of our grandson, JASON, by MELVIN & EDNA BUCK, Fargo, ND, $50

HARLIN & DOROTHY WETZEL, by their daughter, VICKIE DOEDEN, Moorhead, MN, $100

BILL & HAZEL OLSEN, by son, PHILLIP OLSEN, Centerville, SD, $50

WAYNE ROBBINIS, by his wife, FLO ROBBINS, Kimball, NE, $100

ANITA VOSBURG, by her daughter, JANET KENNEDY, Sioux Falls, SD, $25

BENNY MEARLE DUNHAM, by KIRK DUANE DUNHAM, Mulberry, KS, $25

In memory of, MY COUSINS, by SHIRLEY HIGBY, Peoria Heights, IL, $20

In memory of, BELOVED HUSBAND, by JANE LINDER, Sioux Falls, SD, $100

In memory of, CAROL PASSINEAU, by JUDY BOONE, Bradenton, FL VERLA BAKER, by her sister, VERA ROZEBOOM, Murdock, MN, $100

JEAN HOISINGTON, by her husband, ROBERT HOISINGTON, Saint Paul, MN, $50

PASTOR & MRS. ERSKINE, by WILLIAM & SUE WOODY, Palm Beach Gardens, GL, $30

DEDICATIONS

In honor of, ERMA FRISKE, by PATRICIA ROHRBACK, Rapid City, $50

In honor of, GOD’S WORD, by PAUL FARLEY-WAMBERG, Sioux Falls, SD, $56

LISA SORENSON, celebrating 47th Birthday, by ELAINE CROOKSTON, Bottineau, ND, $100

ARLETTA DUNKER, celebrating 96th Birthday, by BETTY JUNE, BILL DUNKER & BYRON DUNKER, Aberdeen, SD, $96

DALLAS & CHERYL GREENWOOD, celebrating their Wedding Anniversary, Colorado Springs, CO, $23

In honor of, JESUS CHRIST, by TAMMY RAVEL, Monmouth, IL, $20

In honor of my, WIFE, of 67 years, by FLOYD JUMP, Garner, IA, $150

In honor of, GOD, by PAULA HALASZYNSKI, Jacksonville, FL, $20

In honor of, GOD, He has blessed our lives richly, by JOSEPH NELSON, Wakefield, NE, $223

ERWIN & LEONA KOST, celebrating their 61 years, Parkston, SD, $61

SUZAN SCHOLL, celebrating her birthday, by her husband, RICHARD SCHOLL, Waukesha, WI, $150

In honor of, THERESA & JAY KEARNEY, by DAVID GEER, Grand Forks, ND, $100

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

In honor of my, MOM, by JEFF THORSON, Luverne, MN, $25

In honor of, ELEANER KLEVGAARD, celebrating her 97th Birthday, by ELAINE SIPE, Moorhead, MN $500

ADRIAN & MARCELLA KROGSTAD, celebrating her 50th Wedding Anniversary, Dell Rapids, SD, $100

In honor of my, SISTERS, by IVYAL IRWIN, Traverse City, MI, $55

In honor of my, SON’S, 34th Birthday & GRANDDAUGHTER’S, 13th Birthday, by DANNY VEST, Normal, IL, $20

In honor of my son, MANUEL & new bride, MARLEE, by JUAN CHAVEZ, Mesa, AZ, $25

In honor of my, PARENTS, by CONNIE CAHALAN, Ashland, MO, $20

In honor of, JEANNE BURRIS, by her husband, LONNIE BURRIS, Independence, MO, $120

JUDY JOHNSON, celebrating her birthday, by CHARLES JONES, Spencer, IA, $200

ROBERT & ELEANOR RENNER, celebrating their 63rd Wedding Anniversary, Rapid City, SD, $225

In honor of, FAMILY & FRIENDS, given by IVYAL IRWIN, Traverse City, MI, $90

In honor of, JESUS, by MIRA MEADOW-ORTIZ, Phoenix, AZ, $5

JERRY & ALICE SCHMIDT, celebrating their 41st Wedding Anniversary, Marion, SD, $100

In honor of, GARY BABB, by his wife, LAWREN BABB, Midvale, UT, $15

WARREN & MARY WHITE, celebrating their 39th Wedding Anniversary, Yankton, SD, $39

RAYMOND & YVONNE BENDER, celebrating their 61st Wedding Anniversary, Spearfish, SD, $100

DEAN WEBER, celebrating 90th birthday, by his wife, JOYCE WEBER, Casper, WY, $90

ROBERT & BETTE PEKELDER, celebrating their 62nd Anniversary, Sheldon, IA, $112

PAUL KUTZIK, celebrating his birthday, by MIRIAM KUTZIK, St. Paul, MN, $50

GLADYS SHENEMAN, celebrating her 100th Birthday, North Liberty, IN, $50

BIRTHDAY HONOR, by LILLIE PEARL GRAHAM, St. Paul, MN, $20

(Any Memorials & Dedications after 8-22-14 will be listed in the October New Song)

SERMONS FOR SEPTEMBER 2014

Sep 07 “JESUS, GREATER THAN ALL OUR SINS” Heb. 10:11-25
Sep 14 “OUR UNSEEN RICHES IN CHRIST” Eph. 3:4-12
Sep 21 “THE POWERFUL MINISTRY OF PRAYER” Luke 22:31-34
Sep 28 “THAT I MIGHT KNOW HIM” Phil. 3:7-16

SEPTEMBER 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~

Sep 01 “Hope To Those In Despair” II Cor. 1:3, 4
Sep 08 “Help Someone Today” Phil. 2:4
Sep 15 “Stop Fretting” Psalm 37:1
Sep 22 “All We Like Sheep” Isa. 53:6
Sep 29 “Home At Last” John 14:2

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’s 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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