Dear fellow worker of the Christian Worship Hour:
November is the month in which we celebrate Thanksgiving, a day set aside to express our thanks
to God for His many blessings, both spiritual and material. Really, it ought not be one day, or
even one month—but an everyday occurrence. (I Thess. 5:18).
There are a million and one reasons we should give thanks. Let me briefly mention five of them.
WE OUGHT TO GIVE THANKS BECAUSE GOD HAS NOT TREATED US AS WE DESERVE. God utterly hates sin. There will not be one speck of sin in heaven. Yet, look at us. “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” (Rom.3:23). “There is none righteous, no, not one.” (Rom. 3:10). God says, “There is not a just man upon earth that doeth good and sinneth not.” (Ecc. 7:20). So you know what every last one of us had coming? Hell. Pure and simple. God has warned us, “the soul that sinneth, it shall die”. (Eze. 18:4). That is, we die physically and spiritually. Yes, we ought to give thanks that God didn’t treat us as we deserve. (Psalm 103: 11-13; Romans 5:20).
WE OUGHT TO GIVE THANKS THAT GOD HAS DEALT WITH US IN LOVE. The gods of the heathen always dealt in anger and vengeance, but the God of Israel dealt with us in love, unbelievable love. Just think, when we were His enemies, He died for our sins. (Romans 5:6, 8, 10). Think of John 3:16. “God so loved the world”, how much did He love fallen, sinful man? So much that the Father gave all He had in the gift of His Son on a cruel Roman cross, dying for our sins! (I John 4:7-11).
WE OUGHT TO GIVE THANKS BECAUSE IT IS THE MARK OF GOOD MANNERS. We teach our little ones to say, “thank you”, it is just good training. When we see someone just gobble up his food and never so much as thank God, we know he hasn’t had good training at home. Jesus expects us to say, “thank you”. Remember the ten lepers with only one who gave thanks, and Jesus said, “Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine?”. (Luke 17:17,18). As a matter-of-fact, unthankfulness is a mark of the wicked! (Rom. 1:21). It is also a mark of stupidity. A farmer once told me, “I don’t need rain, I have irrigation.” I wonder if he had his own sun for the sunshine crops need. Unthankfulness means a man has some parts missing! (I Chron. 29:13, Ps, 118:28,29).
WE OUGHT TO GIVE THANKS BECAUSE IT HELPS OTHERS. When we express thanks to those who bless and help us, it helps and encourages them. If we want to do a good deed, we need to be thankful, appreciative people. The world is full of downhearted souls who know not our Lord and have no hope in this world or the next. If they see someone who is thankful and praising God, it will cheer their soul and help them to come to know the same dear Lord that we know and love. By our lives we can bring others to a saving knowledge of Jesus. (Matt. 5:16).
WE OUGHT TO GIVE THANKS BECAUSE IT WILL GIVE US THE RIGHT OUTLOOK ON LIFE. There are two kinds of people running around the country side—those who are happy, joyful people and those who look like 7 days rain. No matter what happens, they are gloomy Guses. When we are thankful people, we have the right attitude, and the world takes on a new and better hue. Two little boys each owned a bee; one got honey and one got stung. The first boy called his bee a honey bee; the second called his a stinging bee. Get right with god and the whole world changes! (Psalm 121).
WE GIVE THANKS TO GOD FOR YOU! We are trying to win the whole world to Christ and it takes all of us together to do it. Singing, preaching, playing, giving, praying, telling others, standing together. Our ministry is totally dependent on those of you who love the love the Lord and partner with us. We are not under written by any organization, denomination or corporation. It is God’s people alone.
So, thanks for standing by. We’ll talk it over, over there!
In Our Savior’s Love,
Harold E. Salem, pastor
THANK YOU FOR WRITING…
I am still enjoying your ministry and praying for you that the Lord will continue to be with you as you spread the Gospel.
I enjoy your services every Sunday morning. I still have a lot of problems that my son died so young. I hope to see him again. Take care and God bless all of you.
FORT MYERS, FLORIDA
Thank you for these 7 years of you being our “Church on the Couch”. We love you and your message about being born again with the blood of Jesus. Amen, Brother!
BERESFORD, SOUTH DAKOTA
I look forward to hearing you preach twice on Saturdays. I look forward to meeting you in heaven. God bless you pastor every day! Keep on keeping on! What a blessing we have such a loving Savior Jesus Christ. Pray everyone will be ready to meet Jesus at rapture or before! Your staff is outstanding!
HYDE PARK, NEW YORK
I am so thankful for the chance to visit again here in the internet café and to visit again your website and also I am thankful for the strength despite of my tiredness from my work, but there is joy in my heart now upon listening to your sermon or teaching. God bless you! Shalom and pray. Pastor Beryo
CABABDARAN CITY, PHILLIPPINES
I think the Christian Worship Hour is very spiritual and Christ lifting for all. God bless you for your labor of love….
I’ve accepted Jesus into my heart when I was only 5 years old. I’m 53 years old now and have a bad left hip and don’t have a car so your program is my church! Thank you so much for your ministry. In Christ’s love.
SIOUX CITY, IOWA
So happy to know I’m not alone. I can talk to Jesus anytime. It is scary when you are alone and lonely.
At 94, you are my life-line to Jesus. Thank you and your staff.
I appreciate the time you put into the “New Song”, very uplifting with the Word of the Lord! Being a retired banker, I support you because your ministry is accountable in the finances (ECFA) etc. Your brother in Christ.
CENTERVILLE, SOUTH DAKOTA
You are my life line every week. I get to thinking I’m so useless at my age and I hear you and know God loves me no matter how old we are—–and loves us even when we can’t do what I’d like to do for others less lucky than me.
Dear Christian Worship Hour. Thank you for the wonderful sermon on Elijah and Elisha, the prophets.
(2 Kings) Love, (Young lady 17 years old).
Just wanted to say, “keep up the good work for many years to come”. Just keep on that “Book”, the “Word” is the only thing that can save this country! I got a lot of fish in the net now “after much pain”, so we need you now “to bring em on home”. Keep up the passion!
Our 7-week old granddaughter was visiting and of course we were watching the show. She listened and watched intensely for the first 15 minutes. Then she gave out a cry that would have curled your hair. Well she wouldn’t stop, so I turned up the volume. The louder you talked, the louder she cried. Don’t get discouraged, pastor. She just wanted her bottle. She’ll be listening again. So keep on keeping on.
“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 November 2017)
In memory of…
ALICE HARRIS, by JOHN HAWLEY, Cheyenne, WY, $350
ALMA MILLER, by ALICE KUNICK, Beach, ND, $25
ANNA MAE NELSON, by KAREN ROBINSON, Fargo, ND, $20
BEN LOEBS, by ANONYMOUS, $20
BONNIE LORINE ORICK-BOLEN, by DONNA HOBBS, Broken Arrow, OK, $50
DALE KJENSTAD, by DEANNA KJENSTAD, Watertown, SD, $150
DOROTHY HENSELEIT, by EARL HENSELEIT, Norfolk, NE, $100
ERWIN & KATIE HANSEN, by ROGER & ELAINE HACKETT, Kenmare, ND, $50
HELEN JOHNSON, by GRACE BURR, Woodburn, OR, $50
HENRY GENE FULLER, by SUSAN FULLER, Colon, NE, $100
JOHN SMITH, by FRAN B SMITH, Sioux Falls, SD, $10
KARL LEE (Colman, SD), by DOUGLAS BUCKLES, Tucson, AZ, $100
KEN LANG, by RICHARD & ESTEE NENOW, Streeter, ND, $100
LARRY BURMA, by ELAINE BURMA, Tea, SD, $300
LAURENCE & HELEN VAN DRIVER, by GAYLE PRICE, Mio, MI, $20
LEON THOMPSON, by MR & MRS THURE SWANSON, Beresford, SD, $10
LE-ROY DAGMAN, by his FAMILY, Enderlin, ND, $500
LLOYD SCHUUR, by NORMA SWENSON, Lake Park, MN, $30
LOUIS E JONES, by LEE SAUER, Aberdeen, SD, $25
LUCILLE LENHART, by MR & MRS DONALD LENHART, Danville, CA, $50
MARGARET & ANDREW CATAGRONE, by HENRY CATAGRONE, Garden City, MO, $40
MEL WOCKENFUSS, by LEE SAUER, Aberdeen, SD, $25
MERTON L MARKLE, by DAVID MARKLE, Wahoo, NE, $1,000
MYRNA FRERICHS, by TRUDYE FOSNESS, Sioux Falls, SD, $25
NAOMI MCVAY, by BARBARA NIX, Chancellor, SD, $100
PATTY HITZEMANN, by GLENN & LELA DAVIS, Parker, SD, $200
PATTY HITZEMANN, by MARLIN & NEVA CHAUSSEE, Canton, SD, $20
REV. D.L. DYKES, by JOHN HOLMES, Waterloo, IA, $50
RICHARD PITZL, by DEANE & BEATTA SAGMOE, Hendricks, MN, $20
ROSALIE PEASLEY, by BRENDA PEASLEY, Erhard, MN, $50
SHARON K VEATCH, by JIM VEATCH, West Des Moines, IA, $100
SHIRLEY I SHOBE, by OREN SHOBE, Bussey, IA, $100
TOM ANDERSON, by DENNIS & ARLYS JORENBY, Brookings, SD, $10
TORIN BOSSMAN, by MARLIN & BARBARA RAMSE, Custer, SD, $200
WAYNE K BROWN, by LILY BROWN, Rapid City, SD, $200
In memory of my mother, PHYLLIS DUNCAN, by DENISE DUNCAN, Valencia, CA, $100
In memory of my husband, HAROLD LIMPER, by BERNADINE LIMPER, Clive, IA, $100
In memory of my brother, ELDON & my niece, JODY, by ELOISE EDWARDS, Sheridan, WY, $20
In memory of my sister, JESSIE ROSKENS, by PAULINE FREIBORG, Clara City, MN, $100
In memory of PAUL STRUNK, by CAROL & LAUREL MAMLSTROM, Henning, MN, $100
In memory of my mom & dad, CLARE & DONNA JOHNSON, by BARB IMBERI, Aberdeen, SD, $25
In memory of my mom, MADALYN RAGSDALE, by ROBERT ANDREWS, Indianapolis, IN, $55
In memory of my mother, JANE MILLER, & my father, GEORGE A. MILLER SR.,
by GEORGE A. MILLER JR., Orange City, FL, $100
In memory of KEN STEPHAN, by LENORA FORD, Aberdeen, SD, $200
In memory of my husband, ARNIE BECKER, by EDNA BECKER, Freeman, SD, $20
In memory of RACHEL JACKSON, by her daughter, CYNTHIA METZ, $50
In memory of VIRGINIA HUTCHERSON, by her son, STEPHEN HUTCHERSON, $50
In memory of my beloved wife, EDELENE (SEVERSON) LORD, by CECIL LORD. Woodburn, OR, $200
In memory of my parents, GERHARD, & MARIA KLASSEN, by DIETRICH KLASSEN, Winnipeg, MB Canada, $300
In memory of my wife, LETA, & my daughter, JOELENE, by RICHARD BALLIET, Mandan, ND, $25
In memory of my sister, PATRICIA JONAH, by PEGGY HUELSMAN, Foxhome, MN, $20
In memory of my beloved wife, CHRISTINA SILL, by ARTHUR SILL, Benton Harbor, MI, $25
In memory of my husband, WALTER PUDWILL, by LILLIAN PUDWILL, Pierre, SD, $2,000
In memory of my brother, ARVID BROWN, by MARTHA NEUHARTH, Goodrich, IN, $50
In memory of my aunt, JOAN VAUGHN, by CARLA MCHENRY, Hartford, SD, $20
In loving memory of our grandchild, BRAYDEN HINKLE, by JOHN & SANDRA LUND, Monroe, NE, $50
In memory of my dear husband, THOMAS LEACH, by ANNA LEACH, Mc Graw, NY, $50
In memory of our dear sister, ROSE ROGGE, by her sisters, FONDA JATON & RUBY TIEDE, Omaha, NE, $100
In memory of my dear parents, WANDA & RUDY KUTCHIN, by JANE KUTCHIN, Clive, IA, $50
In memory of LEON WATNE, by VERONA REITMAN FAMILY, Hendricks, MN, $100
In memory of my husband, ROBERT & grandson, KYLE, by ADONNA EVERS, Springfield, MN, $100
In memory of my husband, LARRY PETERSON, by LOLA PETERSON, Helena, MT, $83
In memory of RAYMOND LEHR, by his wife, HILDEGARDE LEHR, Aberdeen, SD, $100
In memory of our friend, NANCY O’DONOGHUE, by CHARLES & KIMBERLY YOUNTS, Wichita, KS, $50
In memory of my wife, DEBRA L WRIGHT, by JAMES WRIGHT, Colorado Springs, CO, $20
In loving memory of my dear sister, MARY ORCUTT, by JANE & JOHN VAN HAAFTEN, Pella, IA, $25
In memory of our brother, W.R. CONTRATTO, by DARLENE LAMP, Tucson, AZ, $100
In memory of my sister, JANET DEBOLT, by DARLENE PEDERSON, Yankton, SD, $50
In memory of my parents, WALTER & LYDIA SILL, Benton Harbor, MI, $25
In memory of my mom, BONNIE HAY, by JACKIE & DALE HOFER, Parkston, SD, $25
In loving memory of my husband, LOUIS ZUPANCICH, by LORRAINE ZUPANCICH, Chisholm, MN, $125
In memory of my beloved wife, KAREN WALTERS, by ROGER WALTERS, Morton, IL, $50
In memory of my son, RALPH PALMER, by HANNELORE BROMILEY, Fort Myers, FL, $50
In memory of HERSCHEL A. MARTIN; AUBREY & OPAL MARTIN; WAYNE L. MARTIN; FLOYD & MARY
ELLER ADAMS; RONALD MARTIN SR; LINCOLN HARRIGER, by J.L. MARTIN, Gering, NE, $250
In memory of my loving husband, BOB LINDER, by JANE LINDER, Sioux Falls, SD, $100
In memory of our friend, ARDIS RILEY, by ED & SHIRLEY BERGESON, Fort Pierre, SD, $50
In memory of BOB POIRIER & his daughter, AMY POIRER, by BARBARA WAGNER, Niles, MI, $100
In memory of a wonderful mother, MAXINE GREEN, by PAM GREEN & MARV WASSENAAR, Sioux Falls, SD, $30
In memory of my wife, MARLYS ANN LARSON, by DONOWAN LARSON, Alcester, SD, $100
In memory of my wife, SYLVIA FATLAND & our daughter, JAN FATLAND, by DEAN FATLAND, Fargo, ND, $20
In memory of HAYE TIRREL and CAROL ANN ANDERSON,
by SHIRLEY & ORLEN ANDERSON, Sioux Falls, SD, $50
In memory of RON “E” LYGHT, by LINDA K. SNYDER, Virginia, MN, $100
In memory of my wife, LINDA REEVES, by RICHARD REEVES, West Palm Beach, FL, $100
(Any Memorials after 10/11/2017 will be listed in the December New Song)
(For the month of November 2017)
In honor of…
JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD AND SAVIOR, by DAWN DESMEDT, Carol Stream, IL, $80
JESUS CHRIST, by NILES & PATRICIA SWANCUTT, Spencer, IA, $50
MELISSA, by STEPHEN THOMPSON, Edgewood, TX, $400
MERVIN & SUSAN TRAUTMAN, by KATHY GORDON, Ethel, MO, $25
MY FAMILY, by LAURA CAREY, Minatare, NE, $10
PASTOR SALEM & THE CWH STAFF, by CONNIE YARBER, Corinth, MS, $500
PASTOR SALEM, by LAURA CAREY, Minatare, NE, $10
PASTOR SALEM, by LUVERN & LORRY CARLSON, Beresford, SD, $200
In honor of my sister-in-law, VERSAL BROWN, by MARTHA NEUHARTH, Goodrich, ND, $50
In honor of my godly parents, MARVIN & RUTH HOECH, by ANGELA POORE, Normal, IL, $50
In honor of PASTOR SALEM, 96th Birthday, by ARLEN & ANN JACKSON, Hoople, ND, $200
In honor of PASTOR SALEM, 96th Birthday, by CYNTHIA DIBENEDETTO, Santa Rosa, CA, $20
In honor of PASTOR SALEM, 96th Birthday, by JOAN FRANKLIN, Bellaire, MI, $25
In honor of PASTOR SALEM, 96th Birthday, by KATHLEEN MCPEAK, Stratford, NJ, $25
In honor of ARVID MATSON, celebrating his 90th Birthday, by KATHY MURO, Frazee, MN, $25
In honor of ANDY & LORI ADAMS, celebrating their Wedding, by MARY O’BRIEN, North Chesterfield, VA, $10
In honor of my dear husband, JENS JENSEN, by AUDREY JENSEN, Rogers, MN, $25
In honor of our LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST, by THE CLAUSEN’S, Lino Lakes, MN, $100
In honor of our Grand-daughter, LILLIAN & SOON TO BE GRANDCHILD, by MICHELLE ROWE, Sioux Falls, SD, $40
In honor of our 5 GRANDCHILDREN, by DENNIS & SUE TAFF, Van Buren, AZ, $25
In honor of my dad, BILL GLADFELTER, by SHARON GLADFELTER, Leavenworth, KS, $50
In honor of ROBERT STUCKER, celebrating his Birthday, by FLORENCE STUCKER, Adel, IA, $200
In honor of my friend, JOANN WHITMIRE, by TONI CAHILL, New Smyrna Beach, FL, $10
In honor of my DAD, celebrating his Retirement, by HEATHER CLEVELAND, Marysville, WA, $50
In honor of our 42nd Wedding Anniversary, by ARLEN & ANNE MOKE, Mitchell, SD, $42
In honor of our LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST, by CAMILLE THOMPSON, Scottsdale, AZ, $100
In honor of ALL WHO STRIVE TO LEAD A CHRISTIAN LIFE, by TIMOTHY MEYER, Avoca, NE, $40
(Any Dedications after 10/11/2017 will be listed in the December New Song)
NOVEMBER 05 “THE TREE ON WHICH THE SAVIOR DIED” LUKE 23:44-49
NOVEMBER 12 “COMPLETE IN CHRIST” COL. 2:4-17
NOVEMBER 19 “WHEN PAUL AND SILAS GAVE THANKS” ACTS 16:25-34
NOVEMBER 26 “WILL A MAN ROB GOD” MALACHI 3:7-18
NOVEMBER 06 “GOD CAN FIX IT!” JOHN 1:3
NOVEMBER 13 “TAKE HEART” PSALM 42:5
NOVEMBER 20 “MORE TO FOLLOW” JOHN 1:16
NOVEMBER 27 “SINGING IN THE RAIN” PSALM 46:1
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