August 2020

A NEW SONG - Monthly Devotion

Dear fellow worker of the Christian Worship Hour:
Have you ever heard of the “BEES OF THE BIBLE?” There are a whole bunch of them! They never sting
and they always yield honey to spare. These bees live in a hive so, where you find one you find many. Let
me tell you about them:

 BEE KINDLY AFFECTIONED ONE TO ANOTHER. (Rom. 12:10). God tells us to be mindful of one another and to love our neighbor as ourselves! That’s a tall order, but God will enable us to live that way if we submit to Him and the leadership of His Spirit. Let’s find ways to show our love and kindness to those about us. Someone may have an aching, breaking heart and we would never guess it. One old pastor said, “If you’re not very kind, you’re not very spiritual.”
 BEE SOBER AND WATCH UNTO PRAYER. (I Peter 4:7). To be sober means to be earnest, sincere, from the bottom of our heart. No pretend stuff, but sincerely praying for others from our very heart. I venture to say that every one of us knows someone going through some tough times—and they need our love and prayers.
 BEE CONTENT WITH SUCH THINGS AS YE HAVE. (Phil. 4:11). When does a rich man have enough? Never. He is always grasping for more. Not so the child of God. If he has much, he liberally gives much for the cause of Christ. If he has little, he rejoices in that he has eternal life and enough food for supper. Did you know that we could live on bread and water! Anything else is bonus.
 BEE STRONG IN THE LORD. (Eph. 6:10). I guess we all want that strength in our faith and love for Jesus, our Lord. The question is, how do we get this strength? We get it several ways, like reading our Bible and mediating on its words. God will speak to us as we listen to His Word. Also, His Holy Spirit reveals His will to us as we meditate on God’s Word, be quiet and let it permeate our heart and soul. We can all be strong. (Phil.4:13).
 BEE COURTEOUS. (I Peter 3:8). Some Christians grump around like an old bear. Those are the kind you like to loan money, and then you never see them again! God is telling us to be kind to one another, courteous, humble, and considerate. God tells us that “a soft answer turneth away wrath”. (Proverbs 15:1). Be a peacemaker and pour oil on troubled waters. God will bless you, and others, for it.
 BEE NOT WISE IN YOUR OWN CONCEITS. (Romans 12:16). Do you enjoy being around a “know it all”? No one does. A “know it all” does not like being around another know it all. The sad thing is that no one knows it all, so forget it. Instead, be humble and willing to listen to those around you—they may be carrying a heavy burden and you can help them by listening—and then praying for them. (Matt. 11:28-30),
 BEE FOLLOWERS OF GOD AS DEAR CHILDREN. (Eph. 5:1). The apostle is telling us, as children imitate their parents, so we, as God’s children, should imitate Him. A good question to ask is, “What would Jesus do?” Everything we do or say should be put to that test. The result will be that others will see our good works and glorify our Father in heaven. (Matthew 5:16).
So, why not join the “honey bee club” and be a blessing to yourself and to those about us. I am going to try harder!

I want to thank all of you for your PRAYERS. The keys to it all are the prayers of God’s people on behalf of this ministry. Some of you can’t get around very well—all the more time to pray! Did you know that prayer is more important than money? If we are undergirded with prayer, all the rest will come out, as God wants it.

Thanks for being a part of the team!

God bless you. I’ll be watching for you this week.

In our Savior’s Love,

Harold E. Salem, Pastor

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THANK YOU FOR WRITING…
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RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA

I listen to your morning worship every Sunday. I enjoy the prayers and scripture reading from the Bible. I remember the day when I finally received Jesus Christ as my personal Savior. I never thought I would be worth anything until I started to pray to God and He made my head swing. As I prayed and began to believe that one day I will achieve my dreams. Desert Storm Veteran
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA

I am a single mom who watches your program. I wrote to you a month ago asking for prayer for my 7-year-old son to commit his life to Christ. We were watching your sermon, “I Am the Door” on your website and midway through the sermon I paused the video and discussed it with my son. I asked him if he wanted to give his life to Jesus he was quiet so I was about to start the video to complete the sermon when my son spoke out suddenly, “Yes! Yes, mama I do”. With tears in his eyes, he prayed and talked things over with Jesus. So on August 14, 2019, I had the joy of watching my son being born again.
TUCSON, ARIZONA

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CASPER, WYOMING

I am 71 years old. I was recently in the hospital. I had you on like I do on Sundays when the doctor came in. He ended up watching you all the way through.
BUTTE, MONTANA

We thanked our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for this ministry that has blessed us in abundance learning about the only truth and has helped the fear of the Lord grow stronger in us. We are a Puerto Rican and Dominican household of 3 generations including our Niobe, who is a paraplegic who loves the Lord and rejoices seeing your ministry on Sundays. And we love you guys and we know that one day we are going to gather with our Heavenly Father and enjoy each other’s company in our Lord’s Presence.
ORLANDO, FLORIDA

MEMORIALS

“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
(For the month of August 2020)
In Loving Memory of…
ARLINE OLSEN, by ROBERT SNOOZY, SD, $50
AUDREY SUNDQUIST, by RONALD SUNDQUIST, ND, $150
AUNT BARBRA GROVE, by LEROY WILSON, MT, $50
AUNT PEARLINE RAKOW, by JANET LEIFGREN, MN, $25
BEN LOEBS, by ANONYMOUS, $20
BRANDON MCATEE, my grandson, by CLARA REID, AZ, $10
CALVIN HEMMINGSEN, by PATRICK HEMMINGSEN, WI, $25
CAROL REMPFER, by JIM REMPFER, NE, $25
CHERYL, by DALLAS GREENWOOD, CO, $25
CLARA WOLMAN, by RICHARD & CATHRYN FLYGER, SD, $25
COLLIN VANCE GILL, by WARREN GILL, TX, $100
DALE ROLLAG, my husband, by JOAN ROLLAGE, SD, $25
DARLENE SUNDQUIST, my wife, by JIM BIGGERSTAFF, SD, $500
DAWN ROSS, our daughter, by JOHN & ROSEY NELSON, MN, $100
DON HALL, my husband, by MARTHA HALL, FL, $50
DONALD PULLEN, my husband, by MARY PULLEN, M0, $145
DONNA GUSTAFSON, by BEVERLY WEIDE, SD, $20
DOROTHY A. BLAIR, my mother, by NOLA LEBRECHT, WI, $150
DOROTHY A. BLAIR, my mother, by NOLA LEBRECHT, WI, $150
DOROTHY AVIS ALLSTON BLAIR, by KAREN ALLSTON, WA, $100
DOROTHY AVIS BLAIR, the mother of our employee, MARLI ERICKSON, by ZEIDERS ENTERPRISES, VA, $50
DOROTHY BLAIR, by her granddaughter, KAYLA’S CO-WORKERS, SD, $30
DOROTHY CARLSON, by ELDEN & EILEEN, JOHNSON, MN, $30
DUANE GRAALUM, my husband of 62 years, by FAYE GRAALUM, ND, $150
EARNEST KOPASKA, by DOROTHY KOPASKA, IA, $50
EARNEST KOPASKA, my husband of 68 years, by DOROTHY KOPASKA, IA, $100
EUGENE JENSEN, my husband, by LAVONNE JENSEN, IA, $100
EVELYN SIMONSEN; ELAYNE GRAPENTHIN; and GRETCHEN PATTERSON, by PAUL & CHERYL ANDERSON, IA, $50
FREDA SAUER, by DAVE & MAGGIE SAUER, MN, $100
GEORGE & MARY BETZ, by DEBBIE BETZ, MO, $50
GLADYS BOHRER, by MABLE SINGER, MN, $15
GRADY LEWIS, by SHERRY LEWIS, FL, $40
HARLAN & BONNIE NIELSEN, my uncle & aunt, by RON LUNDE, SD, $50
HAROLD A THIESSE, my dear husband, by ALVINA THIESSE, MN, $500
J.J. JEAN, my best friend, by JOANN SHELLENBARGER, MI, $50
JANET SHELVER, by VERNA LINGO, SD, $1,000
JOHN OCHSNER, by EILEEN FORD, $25
JOHN R PAULSEN, by his wife, SHARON VAN WYHE, SD, $25
JUNE & CONNIE SCHLEMMER, by MARTHA SPETMAN, IA, $50
LANCELOT & EVELYN KRUEGER, by TERRY & SHARON JACOBSON, MN, $25
LENA PETRICH STAYTON, by VERN & JOAN STAYTON, ND, $25
LINDA REEVES, my wife, by RICHARD REEVES, West Palm Beach, FL, $100
LOUIS ZUPANCICH, my husband, by LORRAINE ZUPANCICH, Chisholm, MN, $75
LUCILLE & KEVIN WOODSON, by JERRY & ELIZABETH BROWN, MO, $10
LUVERNE CROSSER, by MAVIS BAKKEN, SD, $50
MARIA GUTIERREZ AVILA, my mom, by ADOLFO AVILA JR., MN, $400
MARTIN & JENNATTE KRAMER and ROBERT & LORETTA JONES, by DARMON & JANICE JONES, MN, $100
MARV HEEREN, my husband of 56 years, by LOXIE HEEREN, MN, $100
MARVYL SORENSON CONLAN, by MAXINE BROWN, MN, $100
MARYLAN MILLER, the mother of my dear friend, TIM by CARMEN HOLLAND, CA, $25
MERVIN & SUSAN TRAUTMAN, by KATHERINE GORDON, MO, $100
MIKE HAYWORTH, by JUDITH HAYWORTH, WY, $30
MONICA POSEHN, my wife of 35 years, by GARY POSEHN, Alberta, Canada, $25
My dad, ART, by JULIE SKJONSBY, MN, $50
My DAD, BROTHER & MOTHER, by ROSE A. PEDERSEN, AK, $140
My DADDY, remembering his Birthday, by VICKIE PEIN, MO, $200
My dear husband, ELMER KETTERLING, by RUBY KETTERLING, SD, $200
My friend, ARDYS, by DELORES SHEFTE, SD, $50
My grandson, BRADLEY ANDERSON, by ELAINE MATHIS, SD, $50
My husband, A. HUGH TRASK, by SOPHIE ROBERTS-TRASK, IA, $100
My husband, IVAN MATHIS, and grandson, BRADLEY ANDERSON, by ELAINE MATHIS, SD, $50
My husband, KENNETH POLLESTAD, and sister-in-law, JAN POLLESTAD, by DORIS POLLESTAD, ND, $50
My husband, TOM, by KATHY BARTA, ND, $20
My mom & dad, DOROTHY & JOHN BILYEU, by BEVERLY BILYEU-CARKEEK, MT, $300
MY MOM, DAD, BROTHERS & SISTERS, by GIDEON KLEIN, MN, $100
My PARENTS, by JOAN & LEONARD WOJTKOWIAK, MI, $100
My parents, BYRON & ARLENE WALTER, by CARMEN HOLLAND, CA, $25
My SISTER, and my HUSBAND, by BARBARA AUSTIN, IL, $45
My sister-in-law, CAROL WALTER, and my grandmother, KATIE DECKER, remembering their Birthdays, by CARMEN HOLLAND, CA, $25
My son, KING TERRAIL RANDELL, by DELORES RANDELL, AZ $20
My wife, CHRISTINE SILL, by ARTHUR SILL, MI, $25
My wife, MARIE M. LEISETH, by ARVID LEISETH, SD, $50
Our daughter, KRISTA, by TERRY & CAROL RUST, MN, $150
Our mother, LAVON HINES, by MIKE & KATHY ESSEM, SD, $25
PABLO & MARIA BARRANTES, by DEBBIE BETZ, MO, $50
PHYLLIS BERGDALE and RON WEYEN, by DONOWAN LARSON, SD, $100
REINHARDT & POSE ACKERMAN, by their FIVE CHILDREN, SD, $75
REV. GERALD LAWTON, by ALICE LAWTON, AZ, $10
RICKY VOIGT, by RICHARD & CHERYL CASE, MN, $50
ROBERT & MARIA BETZ and GEORGE & MARY BETZ, by DEBBIE BETZ, MO, $100
ROBERT & MARIA BETZ, by DEBBIE BETZ, MO, $50
ROBERT V. RUDEBUSCH, remembering his Birthday, by DONNA RUDEBUSCH, SD, $50
RUTH FARQUHAR, by her husband, JOE FARQUHAR, & FAMILY, IA, $200
STELLA (SHIRLEY) BURRAS, my sister, by CHARLES SHIRLEY, IA, $55
TAMMY WEGLEITNER, by KANDI & ROLLIE BUCKLAND and GEORGIA ROGERS, CO, $25
TED MILLER, my husband, by GERTUDE MILLER, SD, $100
TIM STRICKLIN, by MARLYS CLIPPER, MN, $10
VIRGINIA K. HUTCHERSON, my mother, by STEVE HUTCHERSON, FL, $50
WANDA ROSE PAGE, my mother, by CANDACE PAGE, MO, $500
WENDY SCHAUNAMAN, by BEVERLY WEIDE, SD, $20
WILLIAM WAITS, my husband, by HELEN WAITS, FL, $40

(Any Memorials after 07/12/2020 will be listed in the September New Song)

DEDICATIONS

DEDICATIONS
(For the month of August 2020)
In Honor of…
“I AM” by SHIRLEY HANKS, WI, $35
BROOKE, by MIKE & KAREN GOETZINGER, SD, $80
DOUGLAS J. HIPENBECKER, celebrating his Birthday, by LESLIE D. HIPENBECKER, NY, $10
EDNA BLYTHE YOUDERIAN BURR, my mother, by LAURA EDGE, $25
JUSTIN DALE BOHLIN, by KATHY D. BOHLIN, UT, $100
LAURA & DAVID WAGNER, celebrating their 5th Wedding Anniversary, AZ, $200
My CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN & GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN, by HELEN MORE, ND, $25
My dad, FRED ALLEN, a Veteran, by MELANIE TRUESDALE, SC, $50
My dad, KENNETH BUCKLES, by DOUGLAS BUCKLES, AZ, $125
My GREAT-GRANDKIDS, by DOROTHY SENSKE, MN, $25
My lovely wife, PATRICIA HIPENBECKER, celebrating her Birthday, by LESLIE D. HIPENBECKER, NY, $10
My MOM, celebrating her Birthday, by CRAIG & MARGARET BJORDAHL, SD, $200
My mom, KIM D. TEAGUE, celebrating her birthday, by ELTON TEAGUE, CA, $59
My wife, RITA ENGLISH, celebrating her Birthday, by JIM ENGLISH, MN, $300
PASTOR SALEM & CHRISTIAN WORSHIP HOUR, by ORVILLE & BONNIE STEWARD, SD, $50
PASTOR SALEM & CWH STAFF, by GAYLA BERNDT, FL, $88
PASTOR SALEM & STAFF, by LELAND & JOANNE SKOG, WI, $500
SYLVIA & WESLEY STERN, celebrating their 59th Anniversary, SD, $59

My THANKS to all who sent cards and letters for my 99th Birthday. You all have my love and prayers.
God bless you.
Pastor Salem

(Any Dedications after 07/12/2020 will be listed in the September New Song)

RECENT SERMONS/DEVOTIONS

AUGUST 60 MINUTE SERMONS

AUGUST 02 “ALMOST A CHRISTIAN” MARK 12:28-34

AUGUST 09 “JOB: PURE GOLD” JOB 23:1-10

AUGUST 16 “ELISHA: GREAT PROPHET OF GOD” II KINGS 2:8-15

AUGUST 23 “LIFE WHICH BECOMES THE GOSPEL” PHILIPPIANS 2:5-8

AUGUST 30 “TAKE TIME TO PRAY” HEBREWS 11:1-10

AUGUST 30 MINUTE SERMONS

AUGUST 02 “WHAT ABOUT THE HARVEST?” MATTHEW 9:36-38

AUGUST 09 “HELPING PEOPLE COME TO KNOW JESUS” JOHN 1:35-51

AUGUST 16 “WHEN THE STORM CLOUDS ROLL” JOHN 6:15-21

AUGUST 23 “THE STORY OF TWO GRAVEYARDS IN EGYPT” MATTHEW 6:19-21

AUGUST 30 “BE STRONG AND OF GOOD COURAGE” JOSHUA 1:1-9

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