September 2019

A NEW SONG - Monthly Devotion

“A NEW SONG” Psalm 40:3
THE CHRISTIAN WORSHIP HOUR PO BOX 2002, ABERDEEN, SD 57402
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SEPTEMBER 2019

“There is a Friend who sticketh closer than a brother.”
Proverbs 18:24b

Dear fellow worker of the Christian Worship Hour:

Here Solomon is writing about a Friend—and you know what, I know that Friend! Personally, intimately, for over 88 years, if you can believe it! He is the One who said, “No longer do I
call you servants…I have called you friends.” (John 15:15). Let me tell you about my Friend:

 MY FRIEND LOVES ME. Can you imagine it? He loves me so much He gave His life for me on a cruel, Roman cross. I have had a lot of friends, but none that loved me that much. There are a lot of things in the Bible that surprise me, but the one that surprises me the most, is that Jesus loves me! In spite of all my sin and waywardness, He loves me. He’s my friend! (John 3:16; Romans 5:10).

 MY FRIEND IS FAITHFUL TO ME. For over 88 years now He has never failed me a single time. Oh, sad to say, I have failed over and over but my wonderful Friend never fails me. I can always count on Him, lean on Him, depend on Him. Sometimes when I wonder if He hears my prayers, or if He knows how I hurt—well, I don’t wonder long because in my heart of hearts I know He is beside me, better yet, within me. What a faithful friend He is! (Heb. 13:5).

 MY FRIEND IS ALWAYS TRUE TO ME. Many friends just tell me what I want to hear—but not my Friend, He tells me like it is. If there is something I want to do, and I know it is wrong—my Friend tells me right out, it is not pleasing to Him. And, you know something else, He keeps telling me that, keeps convicting me, until I change my way. He is honest and true to me. And something else, when I listen to Him, He quietly says, “well done”. (Acts 9:5; Matt. 25:23).

 MY FRIEND IS EVER SO TENDER. He cares for me and never gives me more than I can bear. Sometimes it seems I can hear Him whisper, “I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.” (John 16:12). Oh, He allows me to have some burdens and trials and sorrows, but He never gives me too many! He knows me better than I know myself so He gives me only what I can bear. Tenderly He adjusts my load so it is just right. (Matthew 11:28-30).

 MY FRIEND IS STRONG. You know what? He is stronger than Satan! And Satan is strong, believe you me, but Satan is no match for my Friend Jesus! My Friend said, “All power is given unto Me in heaven and in earth” (Matt. 28:18). Jesus is going to demonstrate that power when He casts Satan into the lake of fire and brimstone! (Rev. 20:10). Today it looks like the devil is in the saddle, but fear not, my Friend is going to have the last word! (Revelation 20:7-9).

 MY FRIEND IS GENEROUS! He gives me all that I need, and much, much more—more than I deserve! He shares with me ALL of His riches in glory, that is, the unsearchable riches in Christ reserved for us in heaven. (I Peter 1:4,5). Generous? I should say so. (Ephesians 1:3; Phil. 4:19).

I wonder if you know this Friend of mine. Not know ABOUT Him, but know Him personally, experimentally. If not, just tell Him you are a sinner and ask Him to come into your heart and life—and He will. (Rev. 3:20).

In our Savior’s Love,

Harold E. Salem, Pastor

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Thanks Mr. Harold on your friendship. I am from Macedonia, Europe and I am Christian more than 15 years. First sorry for my English. Pastor Harold, it is my big pleasure to have you for friend. God bless you, your church and family. I am 40 years old.
MACEDONIA, EUROPE

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 September 2019)
In Loving Memory of…
All the BABIES that were NEVER BORN, by a FATHER whose son was ALMOST never born, $1,000
ALEC C. SMITH, by GRADY & CARLA SMITH, Seneca, SC, $100
ANNIE KRAMER, by JANET BOERSMA, Sioux Falls, SD, $20
BERT RYBERG, my brother, by PAUL RYBERG, Cambridge, MN, $5
BETTY DONMOYER, my wife of 66 years, by JIM DONMOYER, Vero Beach, FL, $200
BEVELYN OLSON, by GARY & SHERRI JOHNSON & FAMILY, Hendricks, MN, $50
CLIFFORD BUSEMAN, my loving husband of 66 years, by EDITH BUSEMAN, Yankton, SD, $200
DALE FLEMING, by JOHN & ROSEMARIE FLEMING, Sebastian, FL, $25
DALLA GRIEGER, husband & father, by CAROL GRIEGER, Amenia, ND, $50
DANNY LEE AHREND, my son, by JAMES & CLARA AHREND, Broken Arrow, OK, $200
DARLENE KRULL, by ROGER & JANELLE KOOIKER, Rock Rapids, IA, $20
DAVE STULKEN, my husband, by YVONNE STULKEN, Redfield, SD, $100
DELBERT BAUER, by DAWN KOCH, Pierre, SD, $50
DELBERT BAUER, by JOHN WHITNEY, Pierre, SD, $20
DONALD LUNDE, my father, by RON LUNDE, Hartford, SD, $50
DUANE MUTCH, by DOLORES MUTCH, Larimore, ND, $500
ED BERGESON, my husband of 55 years, by SHIRLEY BERGESON, Fort Pierre, SD, $50
ELIAS & MARIE BJORK, my grandparents, by DONOWAN LARSON, Alcester, SD, $100
ELIZABETH KEEN, by her husband, DAVID KEEN, Fort Myers, FL, $100
ERMA FRISKE, by JOHN & SHEILA FRISKE, Rapid City, SD, $10
EVELYN BOORTZ, by TERRY KAHLER, Jackson, GA, $25
FLORINE “FLO” FRERKING, my loving, kind mom, $5
FLOY HARRIS, my aunt, by RENEE LEHMKUHL, Pinole, CA, $50
FREDA SAUER, remembering her on her Birthday, by MAGGIE & DAVE SAUER, Breezy Point, MN, $100
GARY SCHOON, my husband, by ALICE SCHOON, Henning, MN, $70
GARY WOITA, husband of JANET WOITA, by JAY HEINS, Eagle, NE, $100
GEORGE LUIS MIRANDA, by DOLORES GALLEGOS, Chicago, IL, $25
GERTRUDE & RAPLH ULRICH, by MARVALEE ULRICH, Iroquois, SD, $100
GLENN & BETTY SOPER, by CHARLES SOPER, Bismarck, ND, $10
HARRY HANSEN, by ELOISE SIK, Hendricks, MN, $20
HARRY HANSEN, by JODI SAGMOE, Hendricks, MN, $25
HOWARD CRISSEY, my dear husband, by MARGE CRISSEY, Lincoln, ND, $100
JANE & GEORGE A. MILLER, SR, my mother & father, by LAURIE & GEORGE A. MILLER, JR, Orange City, FL, $100
JANICE CRUZ, by CARLOTTA BRUNS, Fargo, ND, $100
JEAN MCMARTIN, my sister, by IONE PRIEBE, Fargo, ND, $100
JEAN SIEGLE, my wife, by RAYMOND SIEGLE, Aberdeen, SD, $100
JOYCE THOMPSON, by BEATTA SAGMOE, Hendricks, MN, $20
JOYCE THOMPSON, by GARY & SHERRI JOHNSON & FAMILY, Hendricks, MN, $50
JOYCE THOMPSON, by JOE & HELEN ENGESMOE, Hendricks, MN, $30
JULE JOHNSON, by FRANKLIN LINDHOLM, Bloomington, MN, $20
KATHERINE A BARANEK, our daughter-in-law’s mother, by MR. & MRS. ART KNUTSON, Lorimor, IA, $100
LARRY SNYDER, my brother, by LINDA KAY SNYDER, Virginia, MN, $100
LEE CLOSSON, my brother, by TRUDY CERVANTES, San Jose, CA, $43
LINDA REEVES, my wife, by RICHARD REEVES, West Palm Beach, FL, $100
LORENTZ OPDAHL, by LAWRENCE VALIN, Windsor Heights, IA, $100
LOUIS ZUPANCICH, my husband, by LORRAINE ZUPANCICH, Chisholm, MN, $125
LOUISE ABRAMS, by RAYMOND ABRAMS, Halstead, KS, $30
LYLA CHRISTIANSON, by her cousin, LUCILLE SEVERSON, Cottage Grove, MN, $30
MARGARET HEATH, by KAREN ROBINSON, Fargo, ND, $20
MARIE & HENRY MICHELSON, my parents, by MARGE CRISSEY, Lincoln, ND, $100
MARILYN MELAND, my sister, by BETTY NYHUS, West Fargo, ND, $25
MARVIN & EILEEN HIPENBECKER, my parents, by LESLIE HIPENBECKER, Ballston Lake, NY, $10
MELVIN ENGELBRECHT, my dad, by CRAIG & CATHY BURD, Watertown, SD, $88
MICHAEL J. HAYWORTH, by JUDITH HAYWORTH, Sheridan, WY, $30
MICHAEL KOWALSKY, our son, and ROSE STIGER, my sister, by GLORIA & ROGER KOWALSKY, Gaylord, MN, $40
MILDRED H. KLIEWER, our beloved friend, by DOUGLAS BUCKLES, Tucson, AZ, $115
MOM & DAD, by JUNE RENVALL, Fargo, ND, $10
My Family, MOM, DAD, 3 SISTERS, & BROTHER, by SHIRLEE RICHARDSON, Sioux Falls, SD, $50
My HUSBAND, wonderful husband and great father, by SHEILA GRAFF, Hosmer, SD, $100
MY LOVED ONES WITH THE LORD, by PATRICIA ROHRBACK, Rapid City, SD, $25
NORMA LARSON, by JAKE JACOBSON, Council Bluffs, IA, $150
NORMAN G. OLSON, my father and WWII Veteran, by WILLIAM OLSON, Bemidji, MN, $10
Our FAMILIES & FRIENDS, by PHILIP & SANDRA DELILLO, Deland, FL, $25
PATRICIA & DANIEL SORENSEN, my mother & father, by ADRIENNE SORENSE-AFFLEY, Gresham, OR, $50
PHYLLIS E. BOHRER, my wife, by CARL BOHRER, Mandan, ND, $100
RANDY LAPE, my best friend, by BURT SEPULVEDA JR., Edinburgh, TX, $25
RAY EGGERT, my husband, by GERI EGGERT, Springfield, MO, $100
RITA P. FITCH, my mother, by CARL WICKS, Beverly Hills, FL, $50
RON STEPANEK, my husband; AL & CLARE STEPANEK, Ron’s parents, and ANNIE SHAY, my mother, by KAY STEPANEK, Bismarck, ND, $500
ROSE MARY SCHOENWALD, my aunt; HARLAN BECKER; TOM SCHARAM, by ELTON SCHOENWALD, Marion, SD, $75
RUDY KLEIN, my brother; HERTHA (JENSEN) KLEIN; AMANDA (KLEIN) LANGKAND by GIDEON KLEIN, Rochester, MN, $100
SHARON BJORNSON, by ELAINE CROOKSTON, Bottineau, ND, $50
SHARON DEGROOT, my wife, by FRANK DEGROOT, Fountain Hills, AZ, $25
SYLVESTER COOPER, by his daughters, NOVELLA and JOYCE COOPER, Enfield, NC
SYLVIA FATLAND, my wife, & our daughter, JAN FATLAND, by DEAN FATLAND, Fargo, ND, $25
TED BOLTE, by RAY & SHIRLEY NESHEM, Des Lacs, ND, $10
TED THOMPSON, by JUDITH THOMPSON, Lafayette, IN, $100
TED THOMPSON, my husband, by JUDY THOMPSON, Lafayette, IN, $100
THOSE WHO HAVE GONE, by JERRY & DONNA WULF, Plankinton, SD, $100
TOM BARTA, my beloved husband, remembering him on his Birthday, by KATHY BARTA, Jamestown, ND, $20
WAYNE HOFMANN, my husband, by MARY HOFMANN, Mitchell, SD, $20
WILLIAM WAITS, my husband, by HELEN L. WAITS, Nocatee, FL, $35

(Any Memorials after 08/09/2019 will be listed in the October New Song)

DEDICATIONS

DEDICATIONS
(For the month of September 2019)
In Honor of…
ARVID SIME, my husband, celebrating his Birthday, by SHIRLEY SIME, Aberdeen, SD, $50
BEVERLY TRIER, my wife, celebrating her 90th Birthday, by JAMES TRIER, Traverse City, MI, $100
DON BANIA, 49th Anniversary of motorcycle accident that left me a quadriplegic, paralyzed from the shoulders down, Rogers, MN, $49
EMMALINE CORKINS, my mother, celebrating her 101st Birthday, by GENE & EILEEN KEARNEY, Redfield, SD, $101
FERN PORTER, celebrating her 85th Birthday, by DAN & ANN GOLDEN, Kearney, MO, $85
GLENN DAVIS, my loving husband, by LELA DAVIS, Parker, SD, $200
JOHNNIE ROSE, blessings to her & her kids, by JAMES ROBINSON, Sturgis, MI, $50
JORDAN ROTH, our grandson, by DOUG & PATRICIA ROTH, Sibley, IA, $35
LAILA & CAMDEN ZAESKA, by COURTNEY MALVIN, Atwater, MN, $25
LAUREN KAY BELLOS, our granddaughter, by RITA & JIM ENGLISH, East Gull Lake, MN, $100
MAJOR SEAN P. PENWELL, National Guard, mid-August deployment, by LINDA KNOX, Puyallop, WA, $100
My 14 GRANDCHILDREN & THEIR SPOUSES, by BEVERLY BRENNER, Chancellor, SD, $75
My beloved FATHER, by DIANA YOUNGBLOOD, Frisco, TX, $25
My Five GRANDDAUGHTERS, by LORI CHAMBERS, Fargo, ND, $500
My GRANDCHILDREN & GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN, by DOROTHY SENSKE, Winthrop, MN, $25
My HUSBAND, celebrating his 82nd Birthday, by JOANNE WHITE, Virginia, MN, $10
My LORD & SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST, by BEV BRENNER, Chancellor, SD, $80
MY LOVED ONES, that they come to Christ, by JANET OLAFSON, Woodbury, MN, $50
My PARENTS, who took us to church and taught us to love Jesus, by GERALD CONROY, Avoca, IA, $50
My SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST, by ART SILL, Benton Harbor, MI, $25
My son, DAVID, recovering from a motorcycle accident, by BETTY MONK, Cape Coral, FL, $25
NATALIE, my niece, celebrating her 13th Birthday, by KIMBERLY JEFFERS, Garden City, KS, $10
OUR 45 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN, by NILES & PATRICIA SWANCUTT, Spencer, IA, $50
Our BRAVE MILITARY, by BERT KELLEY, Wichita, KS, $50
PASTOR SALEM & STAFF, by CONNIE YARBER, Corinth, MS, $500
PASTOR SALEM & the entire CWH STAFF, by LELAND & JOANNE SKOG, Bay City, WI, $500
PASTOR SALEM, by ELAINE HOVLAND, Lake Benton, MN, $100
PASTOR SALEM, by MICHAEL PENNINGTON, Helena, MT, $1,000
PASTOR SALEM, by TODD STEFFENSEN, Watertown, SD, $60
PHYLLIS SIMPSON, my sister, celebrating her 79th Birthday, by JOYCE MIELKE, Enfield, NC
ROBERT & REGENA KULDAHL, celebrating their 60th Wedding Anniversary, by their sister, EMILY BRAATEN, Kindred, ND, $250
RON & SHIRLEY FAULKNER, celebrating our 11th Wedding Anniversary, Sierra Vista, AZ, $25
ROSE, my 1st Granddaughter celebrating her 1st Birthday & BECCA, her mother & my daughter, by ANN LOCKWOOD, Hiawatha, IA, $10
SHARON, my twin sister, what a blessing, by SHEILA, Minneapolis, MN, $64
SONNY (PAUL) OLSONS, celebrating his 72nd Birthday, by JOANNE WHITE, Virginia, MN, $10
STEPHEN CARTER, celebrating my 56th Birthday, Kansas City, MO, $25
TED THOMPSON, by JUDY THOMPSON, Lafayette, IN, $100

(Any Dedications after 08/09/2019 will be listed in the October New Song)

RECENT SERMONS/DEVOTIONS

SEPTEMBER SERMONS

SEPTEMBER 01 “THEN JESUS CAME” JOHN 11:38-46

SEPTEMBER 08 “A CHECKLIST FOR GODLINESS” ROMANS 12:14-21

SEPTEMBER 15 “WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES” JOHN 21:9-17

SEPTEMBER 22 “WHEN ISAIAH SAID ‘YES’ TO GOD” ISAIAH 6:1-13

SEPTEMBER 29 “THE UNPARDONABLE SIN” MATTHEW 12:22-32

SEPTEMBER DEVOTIONS

SEPTEMBER 02 “TAKE HEART” JOHN 16:33

SEPTEMBER 09 “SPIRITUAL FITNESS” 1 TIMOTHY 4:8

SEPTEMBER 16 “GOT ANY ENEMIES?” MATTHEW 5:44

SEPTEMBER 23 “YIELDING TO GOD” MATTHEW 16:24

SEPTEMBER 30 “TIME TO CHOOSE SIDES” EXODUS 32:26

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