Dear fellow worker of the Christian Worship Hour:
Do you ever wonder what I think about every week when I get up to preach? We don’t know each other– you can see me but I cannot see you – so I have no idea of what you look like, where you live, how you worship, or who you are. But none of that really matters. Long before I get up to preach, I kneel down to pray. And what do I pray?
- I PRAY THAT ALL WILL BE SAVED. We have a false teaching that since God created us, He is our Father and everyone is His child. That is not true, God created the cattle on a thousand hills, but that does not make them His children. (Psalm 50:10). Jesus taught, as clear as a bell that a person must be born again (John 3:3) and if not born again, they would be lost forever! (John 1:12). Paul prayed that Israel might be saved (Romans 10:1), so I pray that every listener to the Christian Worship Hour will also be saved.
- I PRAY THAT ALL WILL GROW IN GRACE. When we accept Jesus into our heart and life, we are born again, that is, we are placed in the Body of Christ. (I Cor. 12:13). But when we start the Christian walk, we are spiritual babies and we have to grow. God wants us to grow into the full stature of Jesus Christ so that, instead of a bunch of whining babies, we have soldiers of the cross conquering the devil’s territory. (Hebrews 5:12-14). That call for Bible reading and study, witnessing for Christ, being in church if able-bodied, helping others in the cause of Christ.
- I PRAY THAT ALL WILL SERVE JESUS. That is, that everyone who names the Name of Jesus will do something for Jesus. If you are a shut-in, you can serve Jesus by being sweet, by telling those around you how Jesus helps you. Always be ready to put in a good word for our Lord. (Peter 3:15). For the able bodied, help someone in need. Bake them a cake, if you are able to make something fit to eat. Rake some lawns, clean some windows, and serve those you know. And, for goodness sake, help others come to know our Lord.
- I PRAY FOR ALL WHO ARE AFRAID. I know full well that some are afraid of death, and well they should be if they do not personally know the Lord. (Heb. 10:31). There are all sorts of fears running around the countryside. Fear of old age, fear of poor health, fear of what tomorrow may bring, fear of losing our job, fear of losing a loved one, there just is no end. So my prayer is that those who worship with us will find new faith in the Savior and place all things in His hands. They are loving, nail-pierced hands, and they will bring comfort, if we lean on Jesus. (Matthew 11:28-31).
- I PRAY THAT WE WILL ALL MEET IN HEAVEN! Won’t it be great when we get to heaven and gather around the throne of God. (Rev. 5:9, 10). And though we have not met in this world, we will meet, and know each other in the next and better world. We will meet, and know all the saints of the ages, and those who worshipped around the Christian Worship Hour because as we worshipped Jesus, we will be drawn closer to each other in the celestial land. So, take heart and help us carry on.
- I PRAY TO GOD THAT THE CHRISTIAN WORSHIP HOUR WILL BE USED TO GLORIFY GOD. That all we do and say will honor His name and bring many to the saving grace of God. Paul said it the best when he declared, “That I might know Him, and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being made conformable unto His death: If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.” (Philippians 3:10,11).
God bless you, I’ll be looking for you this weekend.
In our Savior’s Love,
Harold E. Salem, Pastor
THANK YOU FOR WRITING…
God intervened in my life in 1962. It has been a battle ever since. I am 85. You are my church now. The older I get, the more I see myself. I don’t like what I see but I am covered by the blood of Jesus. I John 1:9. Thank you so much. See you there!
Thank you for turning me back to Jesus! You have turned my life around! Thank you so much. God bless all of you always!
I really want to thank you for your ministry. Over the years you have given me so much. It’s been a while since I came across your program and what a joy it was to hear the old fashioned gospel again. I’m a 93-year-old retired truck driver, a city boy is what my relatives called me. What more can I say, more than that – except that I’m so thankful you came into my life. How can I thank you.
NEW HOPE, MINNESOTA
Dear Pastor Salem, Thank you for doing Church! I really like watching you. I watch it with my 12-year-old brother and my mom. Thanks for being a Pastor. Love, Hadley – 9-years-old
SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA
You saved me in prison.
Thank you for helping me become saved by Jesus Christ. I’m in a Nursing Home and you are my Pastor. God bless you.
MASON CITY, IOWA
My husband received Jesus as his personal Saviour while responding to your invitation. We would like any written material you care to send. He is now 87 years old and looking forward to Eternity with our Lord, Jesus. Written by his wife.
Thank you for all that you and your staff do. You have brought me back to the Lord!
SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA
You always explain the way of Salvation so even a child can understand. I always say, if someone has drifted away from the Lord – He allows “u”turns, so there is no excuse for not following Jesus.
Thank you for loving God and loving people and for helping my husband come to know the Lord.
ST. LOUIS PARK, MINNESOTA
You have been in our lives for many years. In fact, 3 weeks before my grandfather died, he committed his life to Jesus. He had been listening to you for many years. By listening to your sermons, he is now in heaven. Thank you for all you do!! God’s blessings to you!
I have prayed the salvation prayer many times, but do not feel any different. How may I know whether or not I’m saved? I heard a pastor say that if one waits too long, God draws a line and after that one cannot be saved. I’m 91. Do you believe that I’m too late?
My husband looks up to Pastor Salem because my husband was raised by an atheist but found salvation anyway. He is growing in Christ through your programs.
CONCORD, NORTH CAROLINA
“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 October 2020)
In Loving Memory of…
ADELINE HEUPEL, by VERN & EVANGELINE HEUPEL, SD, $25
ALICE ZWART, by KRISTIE & KEVIN HARRINGTON, NC, $50
ALICE ZWART, by RUTH & JOHN RENS, IA, $20
ALICE ZWART, by THELMA DONKER, SD, $50
ALICE ZWART, our mother, by ALAN ZWART & CARMEN ABUGEBAUER, IA, $180
ALISSA VANDENDRIESSCHE, our granddaughter, by WILLIS & DONNA KURTENBACH, SD, $40
ALYCE HAUGEN, my mom, by DAVID HAUGEN, ND, $200
BEVERLY HOSTETLER, my mom, by PHIL HOSTETLER, OH, $500
BROOKLYN ZIMMERMAN, my granddaughter, by GARY DIEDE, SD, $100
CALVIN KLUTH, by JEANETTE & CLIFTON SAUGSTAD, SD, $20
CAROL REMPFER, by JIM REMPFER, NE, $30
CEASAR & LEOLA MORRIS, my father & mother, by DIANE L. MORRIS, MS, $50
DALE ROLLAG, my loving husband, by JOAN ROLLAG, SD, $25
DARLENE LOVEJOY, by DEANNA LEIKVOLD, SD, $30
DARYL AKLAND, by DEANNA LEIKVOLD, SD, $30
DELAINE HOVEY, by ELSA HOVEY, MN, $25
DELVIN VAN BEEK, my husband, by JUDY VAN BEEK, ND, $200
DENNIS HEITZMAN, our son, by CALVIN & GLORIUS HEITZMAN, SD, $200
DEREK C. VALENTINE, my beloved son, by JEFFREY DEREK VALENTINE, FL, $20
DONALD PULLEN, my beloved husband of 69 ½ years, by MARY PULLEN, MO, $145
DONNA KLVESS, my beloved aunt, by JODI SAGMOE, MN, $25
DORIS HUGHES, by VERN & EVANGELINE HEUPEL, SD, $25
DOROTHY FEDDERS, my mother, by RHONDA SMITH, SD, $50
DOUG SMITH, my husband, by SHARON SMITH, ND, $100
DOYLE OLSEN, by RICHARD & CATHRYN FLYGER, SD, $25
DUANE DUTENHOEFFER, my husband and MERNIE OLSON, my brother, by THELMA DUTENHOEFFER, TX, $75
DUANE KOLLAR, by RUTH KOLLAR, IN, $20
EARL FEIOCK, by LEE SAUER, SD, $25
ERMA FRISK and SANDRIA FRISKE, by JOHN & SHEILA FRISKE, SD, $100
ERNEST SCHAFER, by CATHERINE ESLINGER, ND, $15
ERNEST SCHAFER, by VIOLA SPRENGER, ND, $10
FRAN MCKENZIE, my dear sister, by JOANNE WHITE, MN, $10
FRAN MCKENZIE, my sister, by JOANNE WHITE, MN, $10
FRANCES DEBERG HARMS, by RICHARD & CATHRYN FLYGER, SD, $25
GEORGE HENNESSEY, by RUTH RAINES, FL, $20
GILBERT W. ELBERS, my dear brother, by ARVIN & CENA MAE TILSTRA, MN, $20
GLEN, JUDY & STEVE, by B.R. MELOW, SD, $50
GLENN & BETTY SOPER, my parents, by CHARLES SOPER, ND, $10
GRANDMOTHER of BRANDON MCATEE, by CLARA REID, ALAN, CINDY & MELISSA, AZ, $10
GRETA VAN MIDDENDORP, my oldest sister, by LESTER VAN VELDHUIZEN, IA, $400
HANNAH MARSTON, my niece, by BARBARA WAGNER, MI, $50
HARRIS UELAND, by AUDREY NORRIS, MN, $25
HARRIS UELAND, by BEATTA & JODI SAGMOE, MN, $20
HARRIS UELAND, by JANELLE PEDERSON, CA, $25
HARRIS UELAND, by JANET BENSON, WA $10
HARRIS UELAND, my husband of 53 years, by CHARLOTTE UELAND, MN, $100
HENNING & ESTHER AAMOT; OLLIE & ZAZEL PIPER and BRAD DAVIS, by JAMES & MARY ELLEN AAMOT, SD, $150
IRENE H. TROWBRIDGE, by her family, WI, $100
IRMA HEMMINGSEN, by her children, DENNIS & JAN HEMMINGSEN; ARDELLA & JERRY MCGEE; ROGER & BONNIE HEMMINGSEN, and SHERYL & TOM VEDBRAATEN, MN, $200
JOHN & ELIZABETH PAP, by WESLEY PAP, WI, $25
JUDY (CARSON) SHANNON, by DONALD KRAUS, SD, $50
KENNETH GRONINGA, my husband of 54 years, by NELMA GRONINGA, MN, $200
KERRY LARSON, by NORMA SWENSON, MN, $20
KERRY WENDT/STEVENS, my daughter, by LINDA WENDT, SD, $50
LEROY MELVIN BIRD, our dear uncle, by WESLEY & YOUNG TIVEL, CO, $250
LOUIS ZUPANCICH, my beloved husband, by LORRAINE ZUPANCICH, MN, $75
LUCILLE & KEVIN WOODSON, by JERRY & ELIZABETH BROWN, MO, $20
LUCILLE KIDDER, my loving mother, by JACK KIDDER, MN, $100
LUELLA FAST, my aunt, by EMILY REITMAN, MN, $20
MAJORIE VANDERVEER, my mother, by VANESSA VANDERVEER, FL, $100
MARIE JANZEN, by CAROL FALDE, ND, $10
MAYE FAHLBERG, by DEANNA LEIKVOLD, SD, $40
MIKE HARVISON, my beloved husband, by BEA HARVISON, AZ, $400
MOM, DAD & SISTER, by RICHARD KANGAS, MO, $125
MOM, she’s been with the Lord for 5 years, by RENEE NELSON, AZ, $100
MONICA POSEHN, by GARY POSEHN, Canada, $50
My aunt, HELEN ENGESMOE, by HARVEY ENGESMOE, PAMELA & BILL OCHOCKI, MN, $50
My dad, MARVIN D. SMITH, by LACY SMITH, IA, $10
My dear father, RAYMOND and my sweet sister, BETTY, by DONNA LUDWIG, MI, $50
My FATHER-IN-LAW, by ELIZABETH PEDEN, MO, $50
My grandfather, SZABȮ SZ_MÌHÀLY, by JOSEPH LACZI, FL, $100
My mom, EUNICE, by MARY MCPHERSON, VA, $50
My mom, MOSSIE LAMBERT, by BILL LAMBERT, IN, $100
My mother, HELEN ENGESMOE, by CINDY & TOM SCHMITT, MN, $100
My mother, HELEN ENGESMOE, by SUSAN COX, CA, $500
My mother, HELEN ENGESMOE, by TAMMY, JOHN & TIFFANY BOND, AZ, $100
My parents, EVERT & DOROTHY ERICKSON, by FAYE SATKUNAM, ND, $150
My parents, JAKE & ESTHER FRANK, by SHEILA DERHEIM, MT, $25
My sister, SHANNON, by PEGGY M. GARDIPEE, MT, $5
My son, PHILLIP R. INSKEEP and my parents, HERBERT & ELSIE HOFER, by DOROTHY INSKEEP, SD, $100
My wife, DELORIS PATERSON, by GARY PATERSON, MO, $150
My wife, HELEN ENGESMOE, by JOE ENGESMOE, MN, $100
NANCY C. PAINTER, my wife of 48 years, by DALE PAINTER, SD, $100
OLIVER ERICKSON, by SHIRLEY ERICKSON, SD, $25
OUR BELOVED FAMILY MEMBERS IN HEAVEN, by JANE NUUKER VAN HAAFTEN, IA, $25
Our dear son, JEFF, by DAVID & CAROL OLSON, IL, $20
PATRICIA SWANSON, our dear friend, by CRAIG & KAY TENNISON, MN, $100
RICHARD SCHWINEFUS, by LARAE MILLER, WI, $100
ROBERT & LORETTA JONES and MARTIN & JENATTE KRAMER, by DARMON & JANICE JONES, MN, $100
ROBERT & MARIA BETZ; GEORGE & MARY BETZ; and PABLO & MARIA BARRANTES, by DEBBIE BETZ, MO, $100
ROBERT DALE LARSON, by DONOWAN LARSON, SD, $100
ROBERT DAY, my husband, by M. DAY, FL, $50
ROBERT QUALMANN, my late brother, by GENE QUALMANN, WI, $20
ROGER BAUGHAN, by DARLENE GARRETT, IL, $50
RUTH BISHOP, remembering her 100th birthday, by MICHAEL BISHOP, AR, $250
SGT. AUSTIN P. GIBSON, our grandson, by ROGER & DIANA GIBSON, IA, $50
STANLEY MCEACHIN III, my 49-year-old son, by REBECCA MCEACHIN, FL, $25
STEPHANIE MACQUIRE, my sister, by JUDITH DEBREY, OR, $20
STEVEN MERKEL, my friend, by EILEEN FORD, SD, $20
SYLVIA FATLAND, my wife, & our daughter, JAN FATLAND, by DEAN FATLAND, Fargo, ND, $25
TED THOMPSON, my husband, remembering our 54th Wedding Anniversary, by JUDITH THOMPSON, IN, $150
TOM STEVENS, by GERTRUDE STEVENS, IA, $50
VOELZ and SANDLIN departed families, by PATRICIA SMITH, FL, $50
WALTER & LYDIA SILL, my parents, by ARTHUR SILL, MI, $25
WALTER PUDWILL, my husband & father, by his wife LILLIAN PUDWILL & FAMILY, FL, $1000
WANDA MISAR, by EMILY REITMAN, SD, $20
WAYNE JORENBY, by DENNIS & DARLYS JORENBY, SD, $20
WESLEY WESTRA, IA and MYRNA WESTRA, SD, by JOYCE BEATTIE, MI, $50
WILBERT FISCHER, our loving dad, by BARRY & GAIL OLSON, MN $50
WILLIAM WAITS, my husband, by HELEN WAITS, FL, $40
WINT HARRIS, my wonderful husband, by MARLA HARRIS, KS, $250
(Any Memorials after 09/11/2020 will be listed in the November New Song)
(For the month of October 2020)
In Honor of…
ALL FAMILIES DOING SCHOOL AT HOME, by GLENN & LELA DAVIS, SD, $30
ALLEN & DONNA AARSVOLD, celebrating their 64th Wedding Anniversary, MN, $100
BRUCE & JULIE MILTZ, my daughter & her husband, celebrating their 37th Anniversary, by JOANNE WHITE, MN, $10
CHRISTIAN WORSHIP HOUR, by DARLENE MAGSTADT, ND, $100
DENISE L. PENN, my daughter, by VIRGINIA L. GARRETT, CA, $50
EDNA BLYTHE YOUDERIAN BURR, my mother who showed me Who God is, by LAURA EDGE, MO, $25
EUGENE & LORENE WEIDENBACH, celebrating their 74th Wedding Anniversary, SD, $50
FOR PEOPLE IN AUTHORITY (all levels of Gov’t., Police, etc.), to stand strong with Jesus, by LINDA CARLSON, MN, $500
JAMES & VI WEHDE, celebrating their 67th Wedding Anniversary, SD, $100
JORDAN, LEVI & LUCAS, our three grandsons, celebrating their Birthdays, by DOUG & PATRICIA ROTH, IA, $100
MAYA, MIRA, ELENA, NAVY, ANNE, CHANCE, my great-grandchildren, by ARNOLD LELAND, IA, $1,000
MELTON & LONA LANGLE, our parents, celebrating their 70th Anniversary, by JULAINE & MARLO WIEMAN, SD, $200
MELVIN & DIANE MCLANE, celebrating our 60th Wedding Anniversary, AR, $100
MEREDITH HAUGEN, celebrating her Birthday, by KEVIN JAMERSON, SD, $25
MY CHILDREN, by JOSH NANNENGA, ND, $300
MY GREAT-GREAT GRANDCHILDREN, by CHARLENE WOOD, OK, $300
MY MOTHER JUDY, by Laura Wagner, AZ, $100
ORVILLE & BONNIE STEWARD, celebrating our 80th Birthdays, SD, $80
PASTOR SALEM, by JUDITH THOMPSON, IN, $150
PASTOR SALEM, by LEROY PIETZ, SD, $99
PASTOR SALEM, by LEROY WILSON, MT, $50
PASTOR SALEM, by MICHAEL & SONJA WISER, WA, $25
PASTOR SALEM, by MIKKEL BOYUM, MN, $50
PASTOR SALEM, by WILLA SAWYER, KS, $50
PRESIDENT TRUMP, by KAREN, $30
REGINA JAMES, celebrating her 69th Birthday, MO, $69
TIMOTHY C. O’BRIEN, by MARY O’BRIEN, VA, $15
(Any Dedications after 09/11/2020 will be listed in the November New Song)
OCTOBER 60 MINUTE SERMONS
OCTOBER 04 “MONEY MATTERS” LUKE 12:16-21
OCTOBER 11 “THE BEAUTY OF THE LORD” PSALM 90:8-11
OCTOBER 18 “WHAT MUST I NOT DO TO BE SAVED” LUKE 15:11-24
OCTOBER 25 “THE TREE ON WHICH THE SAVIOR DIED” LUKE 23:44-49
OCTOBER 30 MINUTE SERMONS
OCTOBER 04 “NOW I LAY ME DOWN TO SLEEP” PHILIPPIANS 1:21-26
OCTOBER 11 “SAFE AT HOME!” REVELATION 21:3-7
OCTOBER 18 “THE MINISTRY OF PRAYER” I TIMOTHY 2:1-4
OCTOBER 25 “THE LORD’S JEWELS” MALACHI 3:16-18
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