"A New Song" June 2022


Bible Study
Pastor Salem’s desire was to tell the world of the saving grace of Jesus Christ and to encourage believers in their faith.  It is our hope this classic New Song Bible Study from the writings of Pastor Salem will be a blessing to you.

DEVOTIONAL BIBLE STUDY: “I am the Good Shepherd”                  

Dear fellow worker of the Christian Worship Hour:

Of all the texts I’ve preached on in my 75-year ministry, by far and away, it is the Twenty-Third Psalm.

Every time I preach it I find something new, something beautiful, something that cheers the heart and blesses the soul.  Let me share some of my thoughts on that beautiful Psalm 23:

  • HE PROVIDES FOR ME. “I shall not want.” Originally this meant “lack”, that is, I may not get everything I desire, but I will never lack what I really need.  The little girl had it right, “The Lord is my Shepherd, I’ve got all I want.” vs.1 (Jeremiah 33:3).
  • HE LEADS ME. “He leadeth me beside the still waters”.  Jesus knows the way—I will never get lost or be forsaken—the Good Shepherd loves me too much for that to happen.  2 (Colossians 3:3; Proverbs 3:5,6).
  • HE SAVES MY SOUL. “He restoreth my soul”.  The most precious thing I had, my soul, was on its way to hell—but the Good Shepherd shed His blood on the cross, and redeemed me!  3 (Ephesians 1:7; Hebrews 9:22).
  • HE GUIDES MY STEPS. “He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness”.  My inclination is to go astray, but the Good Shepherd chastens and directs my steps so that I walk in the paths of righteousness.  Do I ever appreciate that!  vs 3 (I Peter 5:7).   
  • HE WILL NEVER FORSAKE ME. “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil.”  You know what, I am not afraid to die!  And do you know why I am not afraid, because Jesus, the Good Shepherd, is with me every step of the way.  Instead of being afraid, I am excited about dying!  4 (II Corinthians 5:8).
  • HE GIVES ME VICTORY OVER MY ENEMIES. “Thou preparest a table in the presence of mine enemies.”  Jesus told us that the world would hate us, He said the world hated the Master, they aren’t going to love His servants, or sheep, as the case may be, but Jesus always gives us the victory.  That is what the Psalmist was talking about when he said, “When they came upon me to eat my flesh, they stumbled and fell.” (Psalm 27:2). vs.5
  • HE REFRESHES ME.  “He anointest my head.”  He is talking about the strength and help God gives us every day, and you know what else, God gives extra strength when we need it!  (Isaiah 40:31).  Paul said the same thing in Philippians 4:13. How wonderful!  vs 5
  • HE ABUNDANTLY SUPPLIES. “My cup runneth over.”  God gives us far more than we deserve.  I know, on my part, I do not deserve anything so whenever I receive the good things God gives me, I marvel at His grace and goodness.  vs 5 (Psalm 84:11).
  • HE BLESSES ME ALL OF MY LIFE. “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life.”  How long will I live?  I am now 97 and the blessings flow to me by the bushel, (I was raised on the farm).  You just can’t out-give God.  vs 6 (Hebrews 6:19).
  • HE TAKES ME TO HEAVEN. “I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”  Be sure Jesus is your Shepherd by receiving Him into your heart and life—then you can count on it, we will die so that we can live forever!  Isn’t that great?  And it is all possible because of Jesus, the Good Shepherd!  vs 6 (John 14:1-6).

Isn’t Jesus wonderful?  Aren’t you thankful to God that you know Him and have Him in your life?

But if we are to continue, you need to pray as hard as you can and give as heavy as you can.  Thank you, each one, for being a part of the team that carries the Good News!  God bless you.  I’ll be looking for you this weekend.

In our Savior’s love,

Pastor Salem

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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."
(Revelation 14:13)

In Loving Memory of…

ALYS ANN BRAKKE, our mother, by HER FAMILY, SD, $300

BARBARA MUNS, my mother, by THOMAS MUNS JR., MI, $30

BERNIECE SPINELLI, after joining the Lord, her past example still guides so many, by DAVID SPINELLI, IA, $40

BONNIE RHODES, mother, by XAN HARRIS & XALYN PALACIOS, TX, $200

BYRON & ARLENE WALTER (Mom & Dad), CAROL & NATHAN WALTER, and PASTOR SALEM, remembering their Birthdays, by CARMEN HOLLAND, CA, $100

CHARLIE, my husband, by MICHELLE ELMORE, MT, $25

CHRIS, my 67-year-old daughter in law who recently passed away, by DOLORES KLOPP, NE, $15

CHRISTIE, remembering what would have been our 40th Anniversary, by KURT POOCH, IA, $140

CLAYTON B. LEE, my dad, by JESSE LEE, SD, $750

CLAYTON PERMAN, my grandpa, and PASTOR SALEM, both great men, by SARITA HARTMANN, SD, $25

CYNTHIA L. SWIHART, by RUTH BRAMLET, FL, $100

DANIEL & VIOLA HATCHER, by PATRICIA HATCHER & LINDA BLUE, VA, $300

DANIEL C. KENNELL, my son, by SHIRLEY KENNEL, IL, $50

DEBBIE ANDERSON, my sister, by BEVERLY SCHLETZ, WI, $100

DEREK C. VALENTINE, my beloved son of 32 years, by JEFFREY DEREK VALENTINE, FL, $20

DORATHY KEOUGH, my sweet mother, by JANICE SACK, MT, $25

EARL JOHNSON, my husband who has been gone for 2 years, by SHIRLEY JOHNSON, IA, $25

EDWIN & VIOLA METZGER, my parents, by LYNETTE CARTER, SD, $100

ELIZABETH JANE, our beautiful little girl, by JOHN & JANE VAN HAAFTEN, IA, $25

ELROY STEELE, by MARLYS STEELE, MN, $50

EVELYN REDDEN, by DEANNA LEIKVOLD, SD, $25

FRANK & MYRA MEREDITH, my father & mother, by PATRICIA SPROFERA, KS, $25

FRANK VUST, by DELORES JURRENS, IA, $20

FRIEDA BOS, by DEANNA LEIKVOLD, SD, $25

GARY H. NOURIGAT, my father, by MELISSA NOURIGAT, OR, $25

GLADYS, my mother, by RON BOWEN, IA, $70

HAROLD & BEULAH SALEM, by KAY YOUNG, MN, $50

HOWARD & CLARA SANDHOP, by HAROLD SANDHOP, WA, $100

HUGH C. DALY, by DI ROSENTHAL, VA, $8.50

ISAAC R. FOX, by DAVID A. FOX, MT, $1,700

IVAN & DORTHY NEWMAN, my parents, by JAMES NEWMAN, OR, $25

JACK MCCORMACK, by DELORES JURRENS, IA, $20

JANET WAGER, by SCOTT WAGAR, ND, $100

JEAN, my mom, by JOHN WULF, SD, $100

JESSIE LEGERE, my mom, by MARY DECKARD, MO, $10

JIM & PHYLLIS EDWARDS, Jim’s parents, and WALTER & WILMA BASKA, Marla’s parents, by JIM & MARLA EDWARDS, MO, $150

JOHN & KATHRYN MCCRACKEN, my parents, by SUSAN MCCRACKEN, MS, $100

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

JULIE TORGERSON, my sister, by VAL BOLSTAD, ND, $140

KAY ROOT, by MERLENE MADDOX, WY, $200

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

LAWRENCE A. PAVEK, SR., by his son, LAWRENCE L. PAVEK, JR., MN, $300

LILA BELL OLSON, by JOHN & KELLY CLARK, SD, $20

LORIS, my wife for almost 72 years of marriage, by KEN BUNGER, MN, $100

LORRAINE MELAND, my mom, by FAMILY & FRIENDS, ND, $100

LOUIS ZUPANCICH, my beloved husband, by LORRAINE ZUPANCICH, MN, $50

LOVED ONES, by DOROTHY SENSKE, MN, $50

LYNETTE HEITZ, ELLEN PALMER, MICKEY SCHURCH, by BONNIE STEWARD, SD, $90

MAE VERCH, by her DAUGHTER, SD, $75

MARTY, my brother, by DOUG HAMPTON, OR, $100

MICHAEL WAYNE FAUGHN, by JASON FERGUSON, KY, $25

MURYL A. HERDA, by BRIAN HERDA, MN, $1,000

MY FRIENDS, by ERMAN & BETTY UELAND, MN, $30

MY MOTHER, remembering her April Birthday, by CAROLEE WOODARD, IA, $20

NEAL MEISTER, beloved husband & father, by WILLIAM MEISTER, MN, $25

DAVID & ALMA PULLMAN and ART & HELEN METSZINGER, our parents, by DENNIS & JUDY PULLMAN, SD, $50

PASTOR SALEM:

DARLENE LAMPE, CO, $25                 MICHAEL CROUCHER, MN, $50          SCOTT PETERSON, MN, $25

DON & JANIS HILE, IN, $175               PAUL KLAUSEN, KS, $100                    SUSANNA THOMPSON, FL, $25

JEFF & NOLA MOSER, AR, $200          PEGGY MAHONEY, IA, $60

MELVIN THOMPSON JR., SD, $20       RICHARD & BONNIE SHOGREN, SD, $25

PATRICIA KELEMAN, childhood neighbor, classmate & friend, by DOUG & LYNETTE BUCKLES, AZ, $100

PHYLLIS BOHRER, my wife of 48 ½ years, by CARLYLE BOHRER, ND, $100

QUENTIN KAUFMAN, by STEVEN BARRETT, TN, $100

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

RAY SIEGLE, by ARVIDELLA WHITCOMB, SD, $25

RAY SIEGLE, by LORETTA JANGULA, SD, $50

REGINALD & FLEEDA FRANKLIN, our parents, by their daughters, LYNETTE, REGINA & MURIEL, MO, $25

ROBERT & MARIA BETZ, PABLO & MARIA BARRANTES, GEORGE & MARY BETZ, and PASTOR SALEM, by DEBORAH BETZ, PA, $200

ROBERT SPRENGER, by MARGO WANNER, ND, $140

RUBY LANGE, my wife and mother of 4 daughters, by JERRY LANGE, MN, $100

RUTHANN, by her husband, ROBERT J. GOSSELINK, IA, $20

SHIRLEY HINZMAN, celebration of 97 years of life, by JERRY & DONNA WULF, SD, $100

SYLVIA FATLAND, my wife, & JAN FATLAND, our daughter, by DEAN FATLAND, ND, $25

TED & OPAL KITTLESON, by BONNIESUE BENNETT, MN, $100

TED THOMPSON, my husband, by JUDY THOMPSON, IN, $50

TERESA KAYE, my darling daughter, by LAMOYLE AMAN, SD, $40

VIRGIL M. PATTERSON, by GEE GEE COLLINS, MN, $500

WILLIAM WAITS, by HELEN WAITS, FL, $50

WILLIAM WAITS, my husband, by HELEN WAITS, FL, $50

WINT HARRIS, my precious husband, by MARLA HARRIS, CO, $250

Any Memorials or Dedications after 05/10/2022 will be listed in the July New Song

Dedications

In Honor of…

ALL MOTHERS, by LINDA KNOX, WA, $100

ALL OF THE CWH STAFF, by LELAND & JOANNE SKOG, WI, $500

CONNOR DAVIS, our grandson, celebrating his Graduation, by PAPA & NANA DAVIS, SD, $200

DANIE FITCH & MAMIE LEE, our mothers, by JAMES & MARY WINDHAM, GA, $25

DEBORAH K. DOOLEY, by KELLY DOOLEY, IA, $25

DON FIELDS, my son, and DON STACEY, my husband, by your loving mother and wife, BARBARA STACEY, MO, $100

DONALD W. HANSEN, by LISA GRAUE, SD, $25

DORTHEA OLSON, by NATHAN OLSON, MT, $25

EDNA BLYTHE YOUDERIAN BURR, my mother who showed me God by her example, by LAURA HAZELL, MO, $25

EDWARD & JOAN SURDYKOWSKI, my parents, by CAREL GORDON, MN, $70

EVA STEPHANIE BATEZ WASHINGTON, CHRISTOPHER WULF, CARLOS SANTIAGO, LIZBETH COULTER, KELLY MATSUI, EUGENE MATSUDA, & MICHAEL VALACH, by TERRY WASHINGTON, $20

GOD, by TAMMI AYCOTH, TX, $25

HARRIET MORROW, my mother who I love dearly, by KIM CORBETT, NC, $60

JACKIE, my mother who introduced me to CWH, by JACKIE PRITCHARD, KS, $25

JESUS, by STORM PARKER, MO, $150

JIM PETERSON, my husband celebrating his Birthday, by ANN PETERSON, SD, $100

KARRAH, my daughter, celebrating her Birthday, by JANICE SACK, MT, $25

LINUS, by DANNY HAMILTON, AZ, $50

LOIS BANEY, celebrating her 97th Birthday, by CAITLIN MOODY, SD, $10

MY BROTHER, celebrating his 80th Birthday, by JAN KELLER, IA, $50

MY FAMILY & FRIENDS, by CHERYL HUDSON, TX, $25

MY LORD & SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST, by JANIS HILE, IN, $175

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

OUR LORD & SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST, by JOHN BERG, MN, $75

OUR LOVED ONES, by GAYLA BERNDT, FL, $50

PAM HOLTER, my mom, by KELLI PACHOWICZ, NV, $25

PEARL HUGHES, my mother, celebrating her Birthday, by MARGARET COLE, MN, $25

RITA ENGLISH, my wife, 60 years of marriage, by JIM ENGLISH, MN, $500

VERGIL & DELORES BENZ, celebrating our 67th Wedding Anniversary, SD, $200

WAYNE BREEDEN, my father, celebrating his Birthday, by CAROL LEWIS, IA, $50

Any Memorials or Dedications after 05/10/2022 will be listed in the July New Song

This Month's Weekly Sermon Schedule

JUNE 60 MINUTE SERVICES

JUNE 05 "THE SUSTAINING GOD" MATTHEW 6:25-34

JUNE 12 "THE SAINTLY CAPTIVE" DANIEL 6:16:23

JUNE 19 "THE KING IS COMING" ZECHARIAH 14:4-7

JUNE 26 "PSALM NINETY-EIGHT" PSALM 98:1-9

JUNE 30 MINUTE SERMONS

JUNE 05 "THE SUSTAINING GOD" MATTHEW 6:25-34

JUNE 12 "THE SAINTLY CAPTIVE" DANIEL 6:16:23

JUNE 19 "THE KING IS COMING" ZECHARIAH 14:4-7

JUNE 26 "PSALM NINETY-EIGHT" PSALM 98:1-9

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