Dear fellow worker of the Christian Worship Hour:
I happened to read a verse the other day where St. John declared:
Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and
honor and power; for thou hast created all things,
and FOR THY PLEASURE THEY WERE CREATED.”
The apostle tells us here that we ought to always please God. But how do we do that? I thought of at least
- WE PLEASE GOD BY HEARTY REPENTANCE. That is, we have great sorrow because of our sins against God, and others. As a consequence of that sorrow, we have a determination to forsake all known sin in our life. The New Testament word in the Greek language, translated, “repent” means “to change one’s mind”. Thus, when we see the awful sin in the world, we must turn from the ways of the world (I John 2:15). Above all, we must repent our sins for, without such repentance, there is no salvation—that is, God calls on us to repent, then be saved. (Acts 3:19).
- WE PLEASE GOD WHEN WE ACCEPT JESUS AS OUR SAVIOR. God gave us a gift when He gave His only Begotten Son to die for us on a cruel Roman cross. (John 3:16). When we refuse to receive Jesus as our Savior, we are rejecting the One Person God loves above all others—His own dear Son. However, when we throw open our heart and ask Jesus to enter, it pleases God! (Rev. 3:20). On the other hand, God shows great displeasure at those who reject His Son. (John 3:18).
- WE PLEASE GOD WHEN WE LOVE HIM. God made that plain in His very first Commandment, “You shall love the Lord your God” (Deut. 6:5). So, it follows, God loves us, is pleased with us, when we keep His commandments. Love is not something that originates from our emotions, it originates from our will—that is, we make up our mind to love our God (and our neighbor) and from that will we see love result. God is always pleased when we love Him, and show it in our daily living.
- WE PLEASE GOD WHEN WE WITNESS FOR HIM. That is, when we let others know that we love Jesus, especially before the unsaved, those who do not know Jesus, or may even hate Jesus, then it is we who need to go on record as loving Jesus and openly confessing Him before others. Jesus told us that if we are ashamed of Him, He would be ashamed of us. I don’t want that to happen to me. (Matthew 10:32,33).
- WE PLEASE GOD WHEN WE CHEERFULLY ACCEPT HIS WILL. God has a detailed plan for every one of us, even before we are born! (Jeremiah 1:5). When we grump about things in life, we are going against God’s will—on the other side, when we rejoice in the events of life, even though it be a nursing home, we please God. Paul said he was happy whatever he was, so we must be that way also. (Phil. 4:11).
And you know something else? When we please God, we find a wonderful joy and peace in our heart, no matter where we are or what the circumstances may be! (John 10:10). It is so wonderful to be able to go to sleep at night and know we are pleasing the kind Heavenly Father, a Father Who loves us so much He has His Son to die a terrible death on the cross. A Father Who watches over us and never leaves or forsakes us. (Hebrews 13:5). A Father Who is, someday, going to come for us and take us home! Home at last! (John 14:3).
Friend, be sure you have confessed your sins to Jesus, have promised to forsake any known sin, and asked Him personally to come into your heart and life. (John 1:12, John 5:24).
Thanks again for your gifts and prayers for our ministry—I say “our” because we are all a part of His wonderful team in bringing the “Christian Worship Hour” to a lost world.
God bless you. I’ll be watching for you this week.
In our Savior’s Love,
Harold E. Salem, Pastor
THANK YOU FOR WRITING…
Hello from Costa Rica, We are comforted knowing that despite whatever happens in the world during these challenging times of uncertainty, like the wonderful song says “Because He Lives, I can face tomorrow”. Continue the amazing work in the Lord. We’re in Tremor Season always and even that doesn’t change our comfort.
SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA
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“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 September 2020)
In Loving Memory of…
ALICE WOODLEY, my wife, by DELBERT WOODLEY, ND, $50
ALICE ZWART, by JANET BEUKELMAN, SD, $20
ALLEN GRIEPP, by CALVIN & MARY HILLS, SD, $25
AUNT MARCELLE, my precious 99-year-old aunt, by CHERYL CASE, MN, $20
BASIL LARSON, my husband, by JANE LARSON, SD, $100
BECKY KROEZE, by ALISHA RANSOM, IA, $173
BERNICE LEBEDA, my mother, by WAYNE K. LEBEDA, ND, $20
BETTE BAST, our dear friend, by SHAWN & SHELLEY FICK, SD, $100
BOB LINDER, my loving husband of nearly 59 years by JANE LINDER, SD, $50
BOB SUMMY, my wife, by NADINE SUMMY, IA, $20
BROTHER BOBBY TUCKER, by WEST MOOREVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH, MS, $200
Brothers MILTON & PAUL AASNESS, by BUD & LAURL MALMSTROM, MN, $100
CARMEN, my sister, by DARRELL DALLUM, ND, $88
CAROLYN BENSON, by ROGER BENSON, MN, $200
CHARLES & GERTRUDE RINGSTROM, my grandparents, by CHARLES SOPER, ND, $10
CHRIS BUNK, by MARIE BUNK, IA, $200
DALE ALLEN ROLLAG, by JOAN ROLLAG, SD, $25
DALE ROLLAG, my loving husband, by JOAN ROLLAG, SD, $25
DAVID JOHN WAHL, my brother, by BRUCE WAHL, ND, $100
DELAINE HOVEY, by ELSA HOVEY, MN, $100
DELBERT RITER, my husband, by SYLVIA RITER & FAMILY, SD, $100
DEREK C. VALENTINE, my only child of 32 years, by JEFF VALENTINE, FL, $20
DICK & DOLORES DREESEN, our parents, by JEANE (DREESEN) & JACK LESLIE, MN, $50
DONNA GUSTAFSON, by BRAD & PAM HANSON, SD $50
DONNA GUSTAFSON, by DAVID & NANCY ECKERT, SD, $20
DONNA GUSTAFSON, by DEANNA MUNSCH, SD $20
DONNA GUSTAFSON, by DENNY & AUDREY BOWLES, SD, $20
DONNA GUSTAFSON, by GARY & CAROL COMPTON, SD, $25
DONNA GUSTAFSON, by LOIS BONN, SD, $10
DONNA GUSTAFSON, by LYLAH LARSON, SD, $20
DOTTIE BRYANT, my mother, by MARK BRYANT, FL, $25
DUANE FLOOD, Southern Baptist Pastor, by VICKY RUTTER, MO, $60
EUGENIA RONSHOLT, by BETTY NORMAN, MT, $10
GENE MARTIN, my husband, by SHIRLEY MARTIN, WA, $75
GEORGE ANDERSON, my husband, remembering his Birthday, by JOYCE ANDERSON, SD, $200
GORDON SEIM, by CAROL SEIM & FAMILY, SD, $500
HANNAH MAISTON, my niece, by BARBARA WAGNER, MI, $50
HARRIS UELAND, by DAVID & GAYLYNE OLSON, MN, $50
HARVEY GRUNWALD, my beloved husband & U.S. Marine Veteran, by FLORENCE GRUNWALD, MN, $50
HELLA SAVINA, a good neighbor, by JUDY ELSESSER, MI, $25
JOE HANDY, our brother, by DONN & DEB HANDY, MI, $50
JOETTA SWANHORST, my friend, by COLLEEN ANDERSON, SD, $20
JOYCE OLSON, my dear sister by JANE LINDER, SD, $50
JOYCE SHERMAN, my wife, by MERLE SHERMAN, MN, $25
JULIA FRANSEN, by LYNETTE FRANSEN, WY, $100
JUNE HOSICK, my grandmother, a beautiful Christian 98-year-old woman, by TROY DELMEGE, AUSTRALIA, $100
LANCELOT & EVELYN KRUEGER, by TERRY & SHARON JACOBSON, MN, $25
LEE WRIGHT, my husband, by DARLENE WRIGHT, MN, $25
LINDA L. SMITH, my mom, by KIMBERLY YOUNTS, KS, $140
LINDA L. SMITH, my mother, by KIMBERLY YOUNTS, KS, $250
LINDA REEVES, my wife, by RICHARD REEVES, West Palm Beach, FL, $100
LISA CORRIERE, my daughter, by WALTER MARQUARDT, IL, $50
LOUIS ZUPANCICH, my beloved husband, by LORRAINE ZUPANCICH, Chisholm, MN, $75
LUCIAN (SKIP) GARBER, wonderful Christian man, by BARBARA WAGNER, MI, $100
LYDIA & FRED MEYER, by RICHARD & CAROL HOWARD, SD, $100
MARJORIE ANN LONNING, by MAXINE BROWN, MN, $100
MARLORAE HEMP, my cousin, by JOANNE WHITE, MN, $10
MARY JANE HUSK, by CARL & VIOLET HUSK, IA, $200
MARYBETH JARES, by EMIL JARES, CO, $200
MAURICE STEIGER, my husband, by JUNE STEIGER, MN, $100
MERLE BITTLE, by LEO’S BEVERLY STREET AUTO REPAIR, WY, $500
MICHAEL KOWALSKY, our son & brother, by his parents, GLORIA & ROGER; his sister, ANNIE; his brother, ALLEN, MI, $100
MILTON & RITA HANDEL, my parents, by TERRY & INGRID MILLER, Canada, $50
My beloved sister, MARY F. ORCUTT, by JANE & JOHN VAN HAAFTEN, IA, $25
My brother, HARVEY, a Vietnam Veteran, by LORRETTA JANGULA, SD, $25
My HUSBAND & my PARENTS, by LOUISE BAKER, FL, $25
My husband, NORMAN KUPER, by ESTHER KUPER, SD, $100
My mother, ALLEGRA KEIL, by KATIE VORLAGE, SD, $25
My son, JOSHUA CALEB CAMERON, by RON CAMERON, TX, $1,500
My wife, JEAN SIEGLE, by RAY SIEGLE, SD, $100
My wife, JUDY NEHRING, by JON NEHRING, ND, $50
My wife, NORMA DEJONGH, by NORMAN DEJONGH, MN, $50
My wife, VIVIAN E. LINDQUIST, by HOWARD LINDQUIST, IL, $100
My wonderful, NIECE, by BARBARA WAGNER, MI, $100
NANCY PAINTER, by ANDREA, DENITA, & ANGELA, SD, $100
NAOMI GROSVENOR, by HER FAMILY, NE, $300
OLE & ANNIE HAUGEN, my grandparents, by ALEAH HAUGEN, MN, $10
ORRIN LARSON, my uncle, by DONOWAN LARSON, SD, $100
Our daughter, JENNIFER, by ROGER & BETTY THOMPSON, ND, $50
OUR FRIENDS, by ERMAN & BETTY UELAND, MN, $25
Our loving son, EDWARD RUSSELL, remembering his Birthday, by JAMES & MARY ANN KATH, MN, $20
Our Mom & Dad, GINA & HENNING JORGENSON, by their 6 SONS, MN, $600
PAMELA, by GENE & JUNE HORSTMAN, IA, $200
PAUL WILSON, my cousin, by JOAN LEE, ND, $100
PHYLLIS BOHRER, my wife, by CARLYLE BOHRER, ND, $100
PHYLLIS WALTON, our sister, by RICHARD & CHERYL CASE, MN, $40
RACHEL & ROBERT LEWIS, my mother & father; my 3 SISTERS & 3 BROTHERS, by CAROL WOODS, IN, $20
RAY SCHRAM, by NADINE GOSCH, TX, $10
RICHARD & LOIS DEBOER, by JAN SWARTZENDRUBER, IA, $50
ROBERT NEAL, my brother, by LAVERN & BARBARA PETERSON, SD, $20
ROGER KEINAST, my cousin, by RANDY RICHARDS, SD, $50
RONALD LEE PATZER, my brother, by BETTY WAHL, ND, $100
RUTH BOSTIC, my beloved grandmother, by RON LUNDE, SD, $50
RUTH GLARUM, by GENE & JEAN BUCKLIN, ND, $100
STAN & KATHRYN CAMP, by BERT & VIRGINIA WILLIAMS, MT, $15
SYLVIA FATLAND, my wife, & our daughter, JAN FATLAND, by DEAN FATLAND, Fargo, ND, $25
TED THOMPSON, by JUDITH THOMPSON, IN, $150
TERRIE M. BOLTON, my dear friend, by ALEX CABEZA, IL, $50
THEOPHIL & ARLENE DOHN, by KAYLA CZMOWSKI, SD, $50
WANDA COURTNEY, by MELISSA CANTRELL, MO, $100
WILLIAM WAITS, my husband, by HELEN WAITS, FL, $40
(Any Memorials after 08/11/2020 will be listed in the October New Song)
(For the month of September 2020)
In Honor of…
AARON DAHL & NIC KRAM, celebrating their Birthdays, by TED & LINDA DAHL, ND, $50
ARNIE SATTLER & NORMA PESCHL, celebrating their 100th Birthdays, by LYLE & KAY JOHNSON, SD, $100
BETTY VANDER VORST, celebrating her 91st Birthday, by KENNETH & GEORGIA VANDER VORST, SD, $250
BEVERLY JOHNSON, our mother, celebrating her birthday, by DOUG & LORIE JOHNSON, SD, $100
DONALD STRANDLUND, my husband, celebrating his 83rd Birthday, by JOANNE WHITE, MN, $10
JERRY & DONNA WULF, WAYNE VANDER VORST and ED & CAROL SCHELL, by RAY SIEGLE, SD, $100
JESUS CHRIST, by RICHARD MYHERS, MN, $25
JESUS, by ELTON TEAGUE, CA, $59
KATHY, daughter of Pastor Poirer, by BARBARA WAGNER, MI, $100
LARRY & CHRIS PETERSON, my brother-in-law & sister-in-law, celebrating their 25th Wedding Anniversary, by TRUDY PETERSON, ND, $25
LYLA & NEIL BEITELSPACHER, celebrating their 75th Anniversary, ND, $20
MANY, MANY HEROES DURING THIS PANDEMIC, by LES & CONNIE FEIOCK, SD, $50
MARY WINDHAM, celebrating her 76th Birthday, GA, $76
MELVIN & DIANE MCLANE, celebrating their 60th Wedding Anniversary, AR, $60
MILITARY PEOPLE WHO ARE AWAY FROM THEIR FAMILIES, by JANICE SACK, MT, $100
My brother, DOUGLAS J. HIPENBECKER, celebrating his 55th Birthday, by LESLIE HIPENBECKER, NY, $10
My DAUGHTER & SON-IN-LAW, celebrating their 15th Anniversary, by JANICE SACK, MT, $100
My mother, CAROL JOY, she trusted Jesus her whole life, by BARRY ANDERSEN, MN, $25
MY PARENTS, by SUSAN TERREL, AZ, $130
MY PARENTS, for taking me to Sunday School & Catechism, by CARLA BAKER, MN, $61
My SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST, by ARTHUR SILL, MI, $25
My Uncle ALVIN & Aunt BERNICE MEIERHOFER, my Godparents, by JACKIE ROSSMAN, WY, $100
NAOMI & JON, celebrating their Birthdays, by KELLY TROE, MN, $50
Our CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN & GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN, by WILLIAM & MARILYN BERRIE, IA, $100
Our daughter, KIMBERLY ANN LOEW, by RITA & JIM ENGLISH, MN, $250
OUR LORD & SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST, by CAROL PATTERSON, IA, $100
OUR LORD & SAVIOR’S BLESSINGS UPON MY FAMILY & I, by PATRICIA SANDLIN, FL, $50
PASTOR SALEM, by BARBARA WAGNER, MI, $100
PASTOR SALEM, by GARY & FRANCES HOFER, SD, $2,000
PASTOR SALEM, by KATHY & RICHARD GENTLING, MN, $30
PASTOR SALEM, by LEROY SEAWELL, NC, $25
PASTOR SALEM, by MARK & EVELYN PATTERSON, SD, $25
PASTOR SALEM, by ROBERT STEVENS, MO, $10
SHELLY, daughter of Pastor Poirer, by BARBARA WAGNER, MI, $100
STEPHEN CARTER, celebrating his Birthday, MO, $25
SUE TAFF, my wife of 45 years, by DENNIS TAFF, AR, $25
(Any Dedications after 08/11/2020 will be listed in the October New Song)
SEPTEMBER 60 MINUTE SERMONS
SEPT 06 “WHERE ARE THE DEAD?” LUKE 16:19-31
SEPT 13 “LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING ABOUT HEAVEN” JOHN 14:1-6
SEPT 20 “THE SOUL’S QUEST FOR GOD” PHILIPPIANS 3:7-16
SEPT 27 “WHEN JESUS COMES AGAIN” I THESS. 4:13-18
SEPTEMBER 30 MINUTE SERMONS
SEPT 06 “JOB: A FAITH THAT COULD NOT BE SHAKEN” JOB 1:1-12
SEPT 13 “JOSEPH: THE JESUS OF THE OLD TESTAMENT” GENESIS 50:15-21
SEPT 20 “THE STORY OF RAHAB AND THE SPIES” JOSHUA 2:8-21
SEPT 27 “SAMSON AND THE LITTLE PHILISTINE BOY” JUDGES 16:23-31
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