November 2020

A NEW SONG - Monthly Devotion

Dear fellow worker of the Christian Worship Hour:

My guess is that most of you are like I am when I come to the month of November—I am thinking about THANKSGIVING!  And rightly so because God has instructed all of His children with the admonition:

“In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

I Thessalonians 5:18

Let’s look at that beautiful, instructive command for a minute or two:

  • “IN EVERYTHING”. That takes in a lot of territory!  I can easily give thanks when everything breaks right, when God answers my prayers with a big, resounding “YES”.  Sure, I can be thankful then—who can’t?  But when everything goes wrong and God says a BIG “NO” to my prayers—then how do I respond?  Many times I respond like a spoiled child, and I must be a sad sight for Father’s eyes.  God wants us to be thankful for all things, the good and the bad, because they are all a part of God’s plan and it always ends up that, “All things work together for them that love God” St. Paul says that is something we KNOW.  (Romans 8:28; Eph. 5:18-20; Phil. 4:6; I Thess. 2:13).
  • “GIVE THANKS”. The other day I was thinking about my own prayers, how they are mostly composed of requested, things I think I need and want—so I pester God with a long list of “gimme’s”.  Then, I thought, how much of my prayer time is given to thanking and praising God and I found it to be very little.  Now I am going to try and shift gears and spend as much time thanking as I do asking.  I know one thing, that will please God.  (Ps. 69:30,31; Col.1:3,4; Col. 3:15-17).
  • “THE WILL OF GOD”. Often times people will say, and I have said it myself, “If I just knew the will of God, I would gladly do it.”  Sometimes it is difficult to know exactly, precisely, what God wants us to do and we have to pray hard and long to be sure we get the right signal from our Father in Heaven.  But one thing we do not have to pray about and wonder about, is that we should always give thanks to God—We know, without doubt, that this is God’s will for His children.  So, if it is God’s will that I give thanks, then thanks I will give even if it is in a storm!  And I will discover, that when I give thanks, God will be extra close to me!  Yes, God is right, it makes sense to give thanks always.  (Ps. 107:1,2; Col. 4:2; Heb. 13:15).
  • “CONCERNING YOU”. It is comforting to know that God knows all about us.  We are all like Jeremiah—God knew him while he was still in his mother’s womb. (Jer. 1:5).  So it follows, that since God knows all about us, even before birth, then we should accept the circumstances of life that God allows to come upon us because it is all a part of His plan.  God tells us that He has to chasten EVERY child of his, without exception.  When God chastens us He is not patting us on the back but dealing with us as a Father deals with His child.  He knows exactly where I need to improve and so I thank Him for the chastening because He loves me and is making something of me.  It hurts for a while, but it bears fruit in my life—and yours.  So give thanks.  (Ps. 89:1; Ps. 92:1-4; Ps. 103:1-3; Rom. 6:17).

So, let me close by giving thanks for all of you.  Some of you have stood with us by praying, giving, telling others, for over 35 years!  An entire host of many of these dear friends have gone on to be with the Lord and now waiting for us to get our work done and go home too.

As you know, we are not underwritten by any church, denomination or corporation.  We are underwritten by the promises of God and the people of God.  And for that, we give humble thanks.

In our Savior’s Love,

Harold E. Salem, Pastor

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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 November 2020)

In Loving Memory of…

AARON MATTHEW STROHM, by his mother, ELAINE BURMA and brother, LUCAS STROHM, SD, $100

AGNES & JOEL JOHNSON, PETE JOHNSON, CAL STONEFIELD, my parents, brother & husband, by

ARLENE STONEFIELD, SD, $100

AUDREY AND ALMA SOPER, my grandparents, by CHARLES SOPER, ND, $10

BERNICE LEBEDA, by WAYNE LEBEDA, ND, $20

BERNIE BOOMGARDEN, my loving husband of 41 years, by CLAUDINE BOOMGARDEN, AZ, $150

BETTY EBAUGH, our beloved mother, by her daughter, SHELLY FITCH, FL, $100

BEVERLEE ANN STARRY, by DONALD E. STARRY, MN, $100

BRUCE & EDITH HANDY, by DONN & DEB HANDY, MI, $100

BUD BROWN, by GENE & JEAN BUCKLIN, ND, $100

CHARLES JOFFER, by GLENN & LELA DAVIS, SD, $200

CLARE & DONNA JOHNSON, my Dad & Mom, by BARB IMBERI, SD, $100

CLAY AUSTIN, by BEVERLY AUSTIN, NE, $200

CLAYTON B. LEE, ND and PAUL “FRITZ” WILSON, FL, by JESSE LEE, $500

DALE ADAMS, my husband, by ANNETTE ADAMS, MO, $20

DALE ROLLAG, my wonderful husband, by JOAN ROLLAG, SD, $25

DARYL & SELMER AKLAND, by GREG & FREDA NORDSTROM, SD, $100

DENNIS LURZ, my loving husband, by DIANE LURZ, SD, $30

DONALD HUDSON, my brother, by JAMIE HUDSON, MO, $31

DONALD LONG, my father, by JOSH NANNENGA, ND, $100

DONALD STACEY, my loving husband, by BARBARA STACEY, MO, $100

DONNA L STOLTENBERG, by JIM STOLTENBERG, NE, $200

DUANE FLOOD, by VICKY RUTTER, MO, $25

EARL FEIOCK, by JULIE FEIOCK, SD, $50

ELDON SCHELSKE, my beloved husband, by BEATRICE SCHELSKE, SD, $50

ELROY STEELE, my husband, by MARLYS STEELE, MN, $50

ERNEST SCHAFER, my beloved father, by HARVEY & CAROL HOCHHALTER, ND, $100

ETHEL KAVLIE, a dear friend, by ROLLIN & MARYLOU ROGNESS, ND, $25

FREDA KUSLER, remembering her birthday, by HER FAMILY, SD, $103

GENE & EFFIE HUNT, by DR. JOHNATH WEBER, SD, $10

GENE & EFFIE HUNT, by DUPREE BAPTIST CHURCH, SD, $50

GENE & EFFIE HUNT, by JEFF HUNT, SD, $100

GENE & EFFIE HUNT, by W.J. & RENEE SUTTON, SD, $

GLENNA CRANNELL, by HAROLD CRANNELL, IA, $25

GRACE STILLE, by her FAMILY, IA, $400

GRANDMA BROWN, STROCK AND WELTMER, UNCLE RON, AUNT DORRI & PASTOR BETTY, by SHANNON TERRY, MN, $1,000

HARRIS UELAND, by LARRY & SHIRLEY LARSON, SD, $50

HENRY JULIUS, my father, by KATHY DEKONING, IA, $125

INGA FRYER & GARY FRYER, by FRANK & ARLENE FRYER, SD, $50

IRIS HALVORSON, by CHERYL & PAUL ANDERSON, IA, $20

JACOB, MARY & JANICE GOOSEN, my father, mother & sister, by DARLENE GOOSEN, SD, $150

JAMES M. PEARSON, beloved grandpa & husband, by KIRK & LESLIE PEARSON, WA, $ 81

JERRY KLUESS, by DAROLD LAABS, MN, $20

JERRY KLUESS, my beloved uncle, by JODI SAGMOE, MN, $25

JOEL SMIDSTRA, by DELORES JURRENS, IA, $25

JOHN HAROLD LARSON, my cousin, by DONOWAN LARSON, SD, $100

JON & KRIS JENSON, by CHARLES JENSEN, MN, $50

JUNE KOLB, by DAYLE RAYNOR, FL, $30

KEN MCCALLUM, by MARTHA MCCALLUM, MT, $1000

KEN SR. & KEN JR., by MARY DURYEE, CO, $25

KEVIN & LUCILLE WOODSON, by JERRY & ELIZABETH BROWN, MO, $10

KEVIN CHRISTOPHER PERALTA, my nephew, by FRANCIA TAGAPAN, CANADA, $150

KRISTA NICOLE (CASEY) MCKINNON, loving mother, sister, daughter, & friend, by STEVE WESS, MO, $10

LARRY & JESSE ODLE, by KAY ODLE, SD, $20

LILY MAE and CHUCK, my sister and brother, by CAROL & LAUREL MALMSTROM, MN, $200

LINDA REEVES, my wife, by RICHARD REEVES, West Palm Beach, FL, $100

LOIS KARGE, by MAXINE BROWN, MN, $100

LOUIS ZUPANCICH, my beloved husband, by LORRAINE ZUPANCICH, Chisholm, MN, $75

LUCY M. PASCALE, a wonderful wife of 65+ years & a beautiful Christian, by JOSEPH PASCALE, NJ, $25

MARGARET SACK, my mother-in-law, by JANICE SACK, MT, $25

MARGE VAN VUGT, by JOYCE BEATTIE, MI, $25

MERLE BITTLE, by LEO’S BEVERLY STREET AUTO REPAIR, WY, $500

MIKE HAYWORTH, by JUDITH HAYWORTH, WY, $30

MIKE HAYWORTH, by JUDITH HAYWORTH, WY, $30

MY BELOVED HUSBAND, remembering our 70 years of marriage, by DARLENE LAMPE, CO, $25

MY GRANDSON, remembering his Birthday, by PEARL HOLSTON, DE, $10

MY HUSBAND, by DIANE MCFATE, MO, $25

MY LOVED ONES, by HELEN HANSEN, NE, $100

MY MOTHER & BROTHER, by EDGAR FARNSWORTH, MO, $10

MY WIFE, by JAMES WRIGHT, CO, $20

NORMAN & MARY HASTINGS, MAC & JEAN MARECKI, our loving parents, by LYNN HASTINGS, MI, $22

NORMAN & OPAL MITCHELL, my parents, by DENA KILLDAY, MO, $60

OUR SON, by ALBERT & MARGUERITE KILBER, ND, $100

PAUL MONK & CHARLES MONK, my son and husband of 64 years, by BETTY MONK, FL, $50

PHYLLIS VOLZKE, my cousin, by EILEEN FORD, SD, $20

RANDY GEHL, by DUANE & SHARI GEHL, MN, $50

RAY EGGERT, my husband, by GERI EGGERT, MO, $200

ROBERT & MARIA BETZ, GEORGE & MARY BETZ, PABLO & MARIA BARRANTES, by DEBBIE BETZ, MO, $100

ROBERT HOVLAND, my son, and KIM JEPPESEN, my daughter, by ELAINE HOVLAND, MN, $100

ROBERT MARTIN, by GLEN & CONNIE WOOD, MO, $25

ROBERT REBERTUS, my husband, by DELORES REBERTUS, MN, $100

ROGER KIENAST, our one & only son, by HENRY & VIRGINIA KIENAST, SD, $20

ROGER STOLL, by MARLYS OISTAD, MN, $50

RONALD & RUTH BERGE, our parents, by KATHRYN BIALKE, ND, $1,000

RUEBEN REUER, by AUDREY BEITELSPACHER, SD, $20

RUTH NEUBERGER, my wife, by TOM NEUBERGER, SD, $50

RUTHANN GOSSELINK, my wife, by ROBERT GOSSLINK, IA, $20

SEPTEMBER 11, 2001, by DENNIS & DIANE MONKMAN, MN, $10

SUSIE WALTON, my dear twin sister & her husband, CONRAD WALTON, by FRANCIE TONEY, MO, $50

TED THOMPSON, by JUDITH THOMPSON, IN, $150

TERRY CADE, my friend & brother in Christ, by ROBIN LATHRUM-GRAY, KS, $25

The WEISSER FAMILY, MY GRANDPARENTS, by HELE OHRBERG, WA, $50

VERA PARKS, by RANDY & KAYLA CZMOWSKI, SD, $200

WILLIAM WAITS, my husband, by HELEN WAITS, FL, $40

(Any Memorials after 10/14/2020 will be listed in the December New Song)

DEDICATIONS

DEDICATIONS

(For the month of November 2020)

In Honor of…

ALL CHRISTIAN WORSHIP HOUR STAFF, by JOANNE WHITE, MN, $10

ALL FRONT LINE WORKERS, by WENDY ENVIK, MN, $25

ARVID MATSON, my brother celebrating his 93rd Birthday, by JUNE PEARSON, MN, $50

CARLEIGH KLEIN, my daughter & NSU student, celebrating her Birthday, by KELLI PACHOWICZ, NV, $25

CHARLES NELSON, by STEVE KINDGREN, MN, $100

CHRISTIAN WORSHIP HOUR, by JOHN COWLING, NE, $100

CHRISTIAN WORSHIP HOUR, PASTOR SALEM & STAFF, by SHIRLEY LAVELL, MN, $50

CURRENT & COMING GRANDCHILDREN, by JIM & MARLA EDWARDS, MO, $100

DARLENE, my mother, 80 years young, by AUBREY WRIGHT, MN, $300

GENE FISHER, my father, by MARY BRANTLEY, FL, $100

HAROLD “TONI” ANGUS, by JANE DIXON, IA, $50

IRENE WALZ, our mom, celebrating her 90th Birthday, by her children, DUANE, CAROL, SHEILA, RICK, BECKY, ND, $100

JAMES & ALICE PAHKAMAA, celebrating our 60th Wedding Anniversary, SD, $60

JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD AND SAVIOR, by ELTON TEAGUE, CA, $59

JOHN & MARIA WYLES, celebrating our 30th Wedding Anniversary, OR, $10

KAITLYN, my sweet granddaughter, celebrating her 18th Birthday, by JANICE SACK, MT, $100

LAURA LEE MELAND, my wife and my “Pard” in life, by STEVE MELAND, SD, $25

LEON BOTICH, by JENNIE FITZGERALD, IL, $200

LINCOLN, my grandson, celebrating his 3rd Birthday, by KIMMI ABRAHAMSON, MN, $100

LINDA, my mother, by MICHAEL COLLINS, AZ, $100

MARY EDWARDS, by MARY VERDERY, SC, $507

MICHAEL & LYNNETTE SPETMAN, celebrating our 50th Wedding Anniversary, IA, $50

MY NEW 23rd GREAT GRANDCHILD, by HELEN STRAND, ND, $25

MY SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST, by ARTHUR SILL, MI, $25

MY SISTER, MY BEST FRIEND, MY NEPHEW & MY NIECE, celebrating their Birthdays, by DIANE BRUNS, SD, $150

MY SON KEN AND HIS FAMILY, by FAYE SATKUNAM, ND, $40

PARNELL & MARY PETERSON, celebrating our 70th Wedding Anniversary, IA, $70

PASTOR HAROLD SALEM, by SONJA SWITZER, NE, $100

PASTOR SALEM, by EMILY BRAATEN, ND, $275

PASTOR SALEM, by PATTI SWENSKI, MI, $25

PATRICIA CUTLER, celebrating her 95th Birthday, by ROBERT CUTLER, SD, $100

PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP, by RITA & JIM ENGLISH, MN, $300

PRESIDENT TRUMP & VICE PRESIDENT PENCE, by CAMILLE THOMPSON, AZ, $100

PRESIDENT TRUMP, by JILL & BRIAN WEBSTER, SD $75

PRESIDENT TRUMP, by MYRNA SOVEREIGN, NE, $50

RONALD KLASS, celebrating my 69th Birthday & 69 years of God’s blessings, MI, $69

TONI HOLBROOK, my wonderful wife of 56 years, by GLENN HOLBROOK, KS, $100

WILL HANES SR., my father, celebrating his 90th Birthday, by BETTIE CANES, NC, $500

  (Any Dedications after 10/14/2020 will be listed in the December New Song)

RECENT SERMONS/DEVOTIONS

NOVEMBER 60 MINUTE SERMONS

NOV 01   “THE TREE ON WHICH THE SAVIOR DIED”  LUKE 23:44-49

NOV 08 “COMPLETE IN CHRIST” COLOSSIANS 2:4-12

NOV 15 “WHEN PAUL AND SILAS GAVE THANKS” ACTS 16:25-34

NOV 22 “WILL A MAN ROB GOD” MALACHI 3:7-18

                                                                                                           NOV 29 “CHRIST CAME TO REVEAL THE INVISIBLE GOD” JOHN 1:1-18

NOVEMBER 30 MINUTE SERMONS

NOV 01 “THE FILLING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT” EPHESIANS 5:8-21

NOV 08 “JESUS, MY WONDERFUL FRIEND” EPHESIANS 2:5-11

NOV 15 “A PRAYER THAT GOD REJECTED” LUKE 18:9-14

NOV 22 “KING DAVID’S THANK YOU TO GOD” PSALM 18:1-3

NOV 29 “THE WORLD OF THE DEMONS” EPHESIANS 6:10-18

 

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