Dear fellow worker of the Christian Worship Hour:
Of all the texts I’ve preached on in my 75-year ministry, by far and away, it is the Twenty-Third
Psalm. Every time I preach it I find something new, something beautiful, something that cheers
the heart and blesses the soul. Let me share some of my thoughts on that beautiful Psalm 23:
HE PROVIDES FOR ME. “I shall not want.” Originally this meant “lack”, that is, I may not get everything I desire, but I will never lack what I really need. The little girl had it right, “The Lord is my Shepherd, I’ve got all I want.” vs.1 (Jeremiah 33:3).
HE LEADS ME. “He leadeth me beside the still waters”. Jesus knows the way—I will never get lost or be forsaken—the Good Shepherd loves me too much for that to happen. vs.2 (Colossians 3:3). (Proverbs 3:5,6).
HE SAVES MY SOUL. “He restoreth my soul”. The most precious thing I had, my soul, was on its way to hell—but the Good Shepherd shed His blood on the cross, and redeemed me! vs.3 (Ephesians 1:7). (Hebrews 9:22).
HE GUIDES MY STEPS. “He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness”. My inclination is to go astray, but the Good Shepherd chastens and directs my steps so that I walk in the paths of righteousness. Do I ever appreciate that! vs 3 (I Peter 5:7).
HE WILL NEVER FORSAKE ME. “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil.” You know what, I am not afraid to die! And do you know why I am not afraid, because Jesus, the Good Shepherd, is with me every step of the way. Instead of being afraid, I am excited about dying! vs.4 (II Corinthians 5:8).
HE GIVES ME VICTORY OVER MY ENEMIES. “Thou preparest a table in the presence of mine enemies.” Jesus told us that the world would hate us, He said the world hated the Master, they aren’t going to love His servants, or sheep, as the case may be, but Jesus always gives us the victory. That is what the Psalmist was talking about when he said, “When they came upon me to eat my flesh, they stumbled and fell.” (Psalm 27:2). vs.5
HE REFRESHES ME. “He anointest my head.” He is talking about the strength and help God gives us every day, and you know what else, God gives extra strength when we need it! (Isaiah 40:31). St. Paul said the same thing in Philippians 4:13. How wonderful! vs 5
HE ABUNDANTLY SUPPLIES. “My cup runneth over.” God gives us far more than we deserve. I know, on my part, I do not deserve anything so whenever I receive the good things God gives me, I marvel at His grace and goodness. vs 5 (Psalm 84:11).
HE BLESSES ME ALL OF MY LIFE. “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life.” How long will I live? I am now 97 and the blessings flow to me by the bushel, (I was raised on the farm). You just can’t out-give God. vs 6 (Hebrews 6:19).
HE TAKES ME TO HEAVEN. “I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” Be sure Jesus is your Shepherd by receiving Him into your heart and life—then you can count on it, we will die so that we can live forever! Isn’t that great? And it is all possible because of Jesus, the Good Shepherd! vs 6 (John 14:1-6).
Isn’t Jesus wonderful? Aren’t you thankful to God that you know Him and have Him in your life?
But if we are to continue, you need to pray as hard as you can and give as heavy as you can. Thank you, each one, for being a part of the team that carries the Good News! God bless you. I’ll be looking for you this weekend.
In our Savior’s Love,
Harold E. Salem, Pastor
THANK YOU FOR WRITING…
I am so pleased to watch and listen to you each Sunday. You uplift me each time. I am encouraged by your words and your preaching of God’s Word. Jesus is my Savior since I was 18. I am 68 now a retired master carpenter. I loved my career of helping people. A bit of laughter: What kind of lights did Noah use on the ark? Answer: “Floodlights”.
OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS
Thank you pastor for teaching the Word of the Lord. I try to catch you every Sunday morning. I’ve strayed away from God and sinned along the way several months. But I’m now getting back on track. Thank you.
SAINT CLOUD, MINNESOTA
I was crippled by a burglar who beat me with a ball bat, left me for dead. I am 69 years old in a wheelchair for life, home bound. Hardly get to go anywhere. Would you send me some large print books so I could have something to do? God bless your church.
LANCASTER, SOUTH CAROLINA
I watch your show with my grandparents. I am 11 years old. We watched your movie, “Heart of a Shepherd” and it was really good. I learned you got to trust God at all times. When I was 6 years old, I accepted Christ into my heart!
HURON, SOUTH DAKOTA
My husband and I watch you together! My brother and my dear mother watched you. Mom is the one who found you and introduced you and your church family to us. Lost my dear mother in August 2018. Lost my brother in Jan 2019 but my sister, husband and myself watch you every Sunday at 10:00 a.m. Please know how grateful we are for your service.
You are the inspiration to every one of us who are believer’s in our Lord Jesus Christ. With your age you are going strong in the work of the Lord Jesus Christ. Love to watch your TV program on Daystar. Greetings and blessings. 7,847 miles!
PAPUA, NEW GUINEA
I feel very happy watching you preaching God’s Word. May God give you many, many years. Thanks. Holy Apostolic Church of the East/Assyrian.
Just a note that we heard your program in the car today on the way home from church. As we pulled into our driveway there was about 10 minutes left in your program. My 5-year-old son asked if we could listen to the rest of it. Great teaching. Both my son and I enjoyed it thoroughly.
I am about a step away from a wheelchair. I quit attending church some years ago because I couldn’t sit there long enough. You have been our church ever since. You are such a blessing. You help to give me the peace of God. Please accept our meager offering. We love you so much. May God bless your service. I’m sure he does. In Christian Love.
My wife and my brother-in-law became emotional watching “Heart of a Shepherd”. I became deeply emotional by watching you preach because powerful words of God come out of your mouth. (Bible).
May I ask a question? How do you get into heaven? Is it just confessing Jesus Christ died on the cross and that he resurrected the 3rd day? Sometimes I don’t want to die cause I don’t want to go to hell. Is it that easy just believing or is there more to it? Other pastors seem like they make it to be something or someway that leads me to believe if I don’t do this or that, I go to hell. Thank you for any advice you could let me know.
“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.”
(For the month of June 2019)
In Loving Memory of…
ALLEN B CHAMBERS, my husband, by MARY LOU CHAMBERS, Saginaw, MN, $50
ARLO SECRIST, by JOHN & JEAN BARRETT, Titusville, FL, $25
BARBARA JEAN WULF, my mother, by JOHN WULF, Pierre, SD, $100
BETTY ‘HOFER’ LIEDTKE, by TIM & AMY KESSLER, Aberdeen, SD, $500
BETTY CARNES, by THURE & DARLYNE SWANSON, Beresford, SD, $10
BEVELYN OLSON, by BEATTA & JODI SAGMOE, Hendricks, MN, $20
BEVELYN OLSON, by ELOISE SIK, Hendricks, MN, $20
BEVELYN OLSON, by HARRIS & CHARLOTTE Ueland, Marshall, MN, $20
BEVELYN OLSON, by HER FAMILY, Hendricks, MN, $100
BOB GARDNER, my husband, by CLAUDIA GARDNER, Tucson, AZ, $100
CAROL KELLER, my wife, by WILLIAM KELLER, Canton, GA, $15
CHERYL GREENWOOD, by DALLAS GREENWOOD, Colorado Springs, CO, $20
CLIFFORD BUSEMAN, by SHIRLEY GORTMAKER, Sioux Falls, SD, $20
DAN DEANER, by PAUL ROEGE, Corvallis, MT, $100
DENNIS BEITELSPACHER, my husband, by AUDREY BEITELSPACHER, Hoven, SD, $20
DEREK CHRISTOPHER VALENTINE, my only child and beloved son, by JEFF VALENTINE, Melbourne, FL, $25
DIANA ROSE, my sister, by JAMES ROBINSON, Elkhart, IN, $50
DORIS OTTO, by KAREN ROBINSON, Fargo, ND, $20
DORIS WEAKLEND, my wife, by her husband, DENNIS, and daughter, CHRISTINA, West Des Moines, IA, $100
DWIGHT KLINE, my husband, remembering his 93rd Birthday, by ELIZABETH KLINE, Monterey, IN, $93
EARL LONGFELLOW, by LORETTA LONGFELLOW, Washington, IL, $25
ED & EVA SEMENESHEN, my uncle & aunt, by JASON FREDERICK, Carlisle, IN, $27
EDWIN & VIOLA METZGER, my parents, by LYNETTE CARTER, Hot Springs, SD, $250
ELMER HAAK, my husband, by his wife, PHYLLIS HAAK & FAMILY, Linton, ND, $100
ELTON R TEAGUE II, my dad, remembering him on his first birthday in Heaven, by his oldest son, ELTON R. TEAGUE III, San Francisco, CA, $56
EMMA SPITZER, my mom, remembering her on Mother’s Day, by ELLA SPTIZER, Sioux Falls, SD, $750
ERNIE CARLSEN, by MIKE & KATHY ESSEM, Sioux Falls, SD, $20
EVELYN PETTIJOHN & CHESTER PETTIJOHN, my parents, by KARIN GALLAGHER, Cambridge, MN, $20
FRANCES ROMANS, my sister, by EUGENE KIDWELL, Germantown, OH, $100
FRIENDS, by ERMAN & BETTY UELAND, Fertile, MN, $20
GAIL BICKERT LANDGREN, my mother, by GAIL LANDGREN CARLSON, Sheyenne, ND, $1,000
GAIL LANDGREN, my mother, by GAIL & WILGOTH CARLSON, Sheyenne, ND, $1,000
GAIL NORTH, my loving husband, by ADELINE NORTH, Piney Flats, TN, $100
GLADYS BOWEN, my mother, remembering her on Mother’s Day, by RONALD BOWEN, Imogene, IA, $70
GLADYS SCHOTT, my friend, by EILEEN FORD, Mobridge, SD, $20
GLEN, JUDY & STEVE, by BETTY MELOW, Sioux Falls, SD, $100
GRACE HARKEN, our granddaughter, by EUGENE & RAMONA HARKEN, Aplington, IA, $10
GRANDMA BETTY, by DALE O’CALLAGHAN, Eugene, OR, $15
GUY R. TALLEY, my brother, by SHARON JOHNSON, Woodside, CA, $200
HELEN PFEIFFELMANN, by THOMAS PFEIFFELMANN, St Ignace, MI, $500
JAMES W KNOX JR, my dear husband, by LINDA KNOX, Puyallup, WA, $100
JANE & GEORGE A MILLER SR, my parents, by LAURIE & GEORGE A MILLER JR, Orange City, FL, $100
JANETTE ELEDGE, Faye’s sister, remembering her 87th Birthday, by DON & FAY KALLAS, Gold Canyon, AZ, $100
JAY VIRGULAK, by RUTH WATSON, Albany, CA, $25
JEROME HAGEMAN, by AUDREY BEITELSPACHER, Hoven, SD, $10
JIM JEANS, by CATHERINE JEANS, Sioux Falls, SD, $25
JUDY GISSLEN, by REBECCA BUCK, Rochester, MN, $5
JULIA FRANSEN, by LARRY & LYNETTE FRANSEN, Casper, WY, $50
JULIA JONES, by WARD JONES, Lehigh Acres, FL, $200
KAY KESSLER, by COLLEEN JARK, Aberdeen, SD, $50
KEN TUTTLE, by BETTY LOU TUTTLE, Bennett, CO, $25
KEVIN ROHMILLER, by NILES & PATRICIA SWANCUTT, Spencer, IA, $50
KEVIN SAMUEL SPITZER, my brother, by ELAINE SPITZER, Sioux Falls, SD, $290
KEVIN SAMUEL SPITZER, my brother, by ELLA SPITZER, Sioux Falls, SD, $290
KIM KLOSTERGAARD, by THURE & DARLYNE SWANSON, Beresford, SD, $10
KRISTEN KAMINSKI, my darling granddaughter, by JOANNE WHITE, Virginia, MN, $10
LARRY STOOPS, my husband, by MARY STOOPS, Sioux Falls, SD, $10
LAURIE MEYER OLSON, by NORMA SWENSON, Lake Park, MN, $30
LAVERN LARSON, by ELAINE FISCHER, Mound City, SD, $20
LEROY AICHELE, my husband, by JOELLEN AICHELE, Steele, ND, $150
LEVERN LARSON, by BASIL & JANE LARSON, Mound City, SD, $50
LEVERN LARSON, by ROGER & JOCIE RICHARDSON, Pavillion, WY, $40
LEVERN LARSON, by SALLY & JIM SEIDEL, Movilla, IA, $25
LOLA DOMER PETERSON by LARALEE HARKNESS, Townsend, MT, $100
LORENZ SACKMANN, my husband of 73 years, by ELSIE SACKMANN, Ashley, ND, $200
LOUIS ZUPANCICH, my beloved husband, by LORRAINE ZUPANCICH, Chisholm, MN, $125
LUCILE WOODSON, my mother & KEVIN WOODSON, my brother, by JERRY & ELIZABETH BROWN, Warrensburg, MO, $10
LUCILLE LANGHEID, by THEODORA TORGERSON, East Grand Forks, ND, $50
LUCILLE LENHART, by MR & MRS DONALD LENHART, Danville, CA, $50
MARLYS, my wife, & my daughter, TRISTEN, by DONOWAN LARSON, Alcester, SD, $100
MAURICE FRAME, by PEARL JONKMAN, Minot, ND, $50
MICHAEL IVERSON, our grandson, by JERALD & MARILYN IVERSON, Fergus Falls, MN, $25
MICHAEL, my precious brother, by KAREN, IL, $40
MORRIS LEE FRY, by his sister, REBECCA RUPP, Des Moines, IA, $50
MY BROTHER & MOTHER, by JERRY & ELIZABETH BROWN, Warrensburg, MO, $10
MY GODLY MOTHER & FATHER, by SHEILA TERRELL, Cheyenne, WY, $150
MY GRANDMA BETTY, by DALE O’CALLAGHAN, Eugene, OR, $25
MY MOM, remembering her Birthday, by EDISON BLOEM, Perez Zeledon, San Jose, Costa Rica, $100
MY PARENTS, THREE SISTERS & BROTHER, by SHIRLEE RICHARDSON, Sioux Falls, SD, $50
MYRTLE ARVILLA BALL, our mother & grandmother, by STEPHEN & SANDRA BALL, Benson, AZ, $75
NORMAN & BETTY PENTILA, my parents, by KEVIN PENTILA, Coon Rapids, MN, $100
ORLANDO ERICKSON, by NANCY BREKKE, Sioux Falls, SD, $20
PAMELA, our daughter, by GENE & JUNE HORSTMAN, Arnolds Park, IA, $300
PASTOR TOM STEBBINS, by DOUGLAS BUCKLES, Tucson, AZ, $110
PASTOR WILLIAM BANKESTER, by MAXINE BROWN & FAMILY, Albert Lea, MN, $100
PAUL MONK, our son, by BETTY MONK, Cape Coral, FL, $50
PHILLIP & VIOLA JONKMAN, by NANCY & ROBERT SMITH, Wheatfield, IN, $500
PHYLLIS HANSON, by LOIS FEIOCK, Aberdeen, SD, $25
RALPH & NEVA MAAS, my parents, by MELODIE DECKER, Yale, SD, $500
RALPH PALMER, my son, by HANNELORE BROMILEY, Fort Myers, FL, $50
RALPH, my brother, by ROSE A PEDERSEN, Anchorage, AK, $20
RANDY ROGHOLT & MARVIN ROGHOLT, by VIVIAN ROGHOLT, Dayfield, WI, $50
RAY EGGERT, my husband, by GERI EGGERT, St Joseph, MO, $100
RICHARD, my father, & MICHAEL, my brother, by KAREN, Peoria, IL, $25
ROBERT LEISETH, by MARILYN LEISETH, Detroit Lakes, MN, $250
ROBERT, my husband, and KYLE, my grandson, by ADONNA EVERS, Springfield, MN, $100
RON STEPANEK, GRANDMA ROSIE, DAD LEONARD KNUTSON, MOTHER ANNIE SHAE; COUSIN HARLAN CHRISTIANSON; AUNT HELGA CHRISTIANSON; UNCLE WALTER CHRISTIANSON; IN-LAWS CLARE & AL STEPANEK; COUSIN RICHI STEPANEK, by KAY STEPANEK, Bismarck, ND, $100
SARA, my granddaughter, by SHARON HOAR, Butte, MT, $25
SELMER HECK, by ELAINE HECK, Warren, MN, $50
SHAND HARNER, by DON ROBERTS, Silver Bay, MN, $25
STACEY GROSZ, great friend, by BOBBY RYDBERG, Max, ND, $100
SYLVIA & BOYD BRATAGER, by WAYNE & MARSHA CHRISTIANSON, Fertile, MN, $20
SYLVIA FATLAND, my wife, & our daughter, JAN FATLAND, by DEAN FATLAND, Fargo, ND, $25
TED THOMPSON, my husband, by JUDY THOMPSON, Lafayette, IN, $100
TED THOMPSON, my husband, by JUDY THOMPSON, Lafayette, IN, $100
THOMAS LOKKEN, by ELMER & EVELYN HOFER, Bridgewater, SD, $25
VELMA HOHBACH TOWNSEND, by her sister, PHYLLIS HOHBACH CUTHRELL, Aurelia, IA, $150
VIOLET WEGNER, my wife, by CREIGHTON WEGNER, Hawarden, IA, $50
VIVIAN STRAYER, by HOWARD STRAYER, Sanborn, IA, $25
WAYNE STUWE, by AUDREY BEITELSPACHER, Hoven, SD, $10
WILLIAM WAITS, my husband, by HELEN WAITS, Nocatee, FL, $35
(Any Memorials after 05/14/2019 will be listed in the July New Song)
(For the month of June 2019)
In Honor of…
ALL MOTHER’S, on Mother’s Day, by CATHIE MUELLER, Omaha, NE, $100
ALL MOTHERS, by ROBERTA & TONY ZEAZAS, Vancouver, WA, $100
ALL THE CHILDREN AROUND THE WORLD, by DOLORES GALLEGOS, Chicago, IL, $25
ANNE GRAHAM LOTZ, by RITA & JIM ENGLISH, East Gull Lake, MN, $100
BILL EDWARDS, by ROBERT & ERIN FOUBERG, Aberdeen, SD, $25
BUD & LORRAINE ANDERSON, my mom & dad, by BARB & DUANE KYROLA, Duluth, MN, $25
CHARLES OLSEN, celebrating his 90th Birthday, by Richard & Cathryn Flyger, Hurley, SD, $25
CHRIST’S GIFT TO US, by ANN & JAMES PETERSON, Sioux Falls, SD, $60
DEBBIE, JEB, BRAD & VICTORIA, my family, by DANNY GOODMAN, Bismarck, ND, $20
GERALDINE ADAMSON, my mother for Mother’s Day, by CINDY BARNES, Custer, SD, $25
JANICE SCHWINEFUS, by LARAE MILLER, Hammond, WI, $100
JESUS, by JAMES & BEVERLY TRIER, Traverse City, MI, $100
LES & CONNEE FEIOCK, celebrating our 50th Wedding Anniversary, Hartford, SD, $50
LISA KISER, celebrating her Birthday & JESUS, celebrating his Resurrection, Rapid City, SD, $25
LORI LINDGREN, celebrating her 52nd Birthday, by STEVE LINDGREN, Zimmerman, MN, $75
MARILYN POLOSKY, my wife’s healing, by DANIEL POLOSKY, Payette, ID, $50
MY BEAUTIFUL MOTHER, by DIANA GAUDETTE, Wildwood, FL, $25
MY BROTHERS & SISTERS IN CHRIST, by CONNIE YARBER, Corinth, MS, $500
MY SAVIOR, by ARTHUR SILL, Benton Harbor, MI, $25
OUR SAVIOR & LORD, by CAMILLE THOMPSON, Mesa, AZ, $100
OUR SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST, by CHIRLEY LAVELL, Cedar, MN, $35
PASTOR SALEM & CWH MINISTRY, by KAREN, IL, $40
PASTOR SALEM & CWH STAFF, by THE HULL CHURCH LADIES AID, Hague, ND, $41
PASTOR SALEM, 98th Birthday, by LINDA G TAYLOR, Tulsa, OK, $50
PASTOR SALEM, 98th Birthday, by MARVIN SOIAH, Wichita, KS, $2940
PASTOR SALEM, by ANNIE WILLIAMS, Bunnlevel, NC, $100
PASTOR SALEM, by BEVERLY BILYEU-CARKEEK, Ballantine, MT, $300
PASTOR SALEM, by DALE & NANCY ANDERSON, Lisbon, ND, $50
PASTOR SALEM, by JOAN BREMSETH, Madison, MN, $50
PASTOR SALEM, by LEWIS & ARLENE BESSERUD, Roseau, MN, $50
PASTOR SALEM, by MARY CLONCH, Daytona Beach, FL, $25
PASTOR SALEM, by SANDRA MONTGOMERY, Richland, MS, $250
PASTOR SALEM. By MARK SCHEEHLE, Prescott Valley, AZ, $100
RANDY BRENNER, my son, by BEVERLY BRENNER, Chancellor, SD, $65
RAYMOND & GLORIA LARKIN, celebrating their 57th Anniversary, by GARY HUNTER, Hoisington, KS, $35
STEPHEN CARTER II, celebrating his Birthday, my son, by STEPHEN CARTER, Kansas City, MO, $25
THE HOLY SPIRIT, by BRUCE MCCLELLAN, Seattle, WA, $10
VIVIAN HARRISON and MAXINE MOORE, by KEITH MOORE, Martinsville, IN, $25
VIVIAN PERMAN, celebrating her 85th Birthday, by AUDREY BEITELSPACHER, Hoven, SD, $10
WAYLAN, my son, celebrating his 58th Birthday, by JOANNE WHITE, Virginia, MN, $10
(Any Dedications after 05/14/2019 will be listed in the July New Song)
JUNE 02 “THE BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT” JOHN 16:7-15-27
JUNE 09 “THE SUSTAINING GOD” MATTHEW 6:25-34
JUNE 16 “THE SAINTLY CAPTIVE” DANIEL 6:16-24
JUNE 23 “PSALM NINETY-EIGHT” PSALM 98:1-9
JUNE 30 “THE KING IS COMING!” I THESS. 4:13-18
JUNE 03 “OUR HEAVENLY FATHER CARES” MATT. 6:26
JUNE 10 “DARE TO BE A DANIEL” JOHN 16:33
JUNE 17 “MEMORIES AE IMPORTANT” I SAMUEL 17:54
JUNE 24 “THE GLORIOUS RAPTURE” I THESS. 4:13-18
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