Introduction to Christianity

Introduction to Christianity

"You are the Christ." (Mark 8:29) That is what Peter said about Jesus. He spoke words of faith. We invite you to speak the same words of faith about Jesus. So please join us at Salem for an introduction to Christ. In approximately 12 weeks, Salem will introduce Christ to you.

Introduction to Christianity tells tons of good news. Jesus died for you so you don't die. Jesus blotted out your sin. Jesus gives you credit for his good life. And in his kingdom, you are sons, daughters, kings, and queens. God is not angry at you, but generous and kind.

Introduction to Christianity is the class which Salem uses to introduce Jesus Christ to individuals. The historic, common Christian faith has become so unfamiliar these days. Jesus taught a robust, loving faith. That is the faith he wants you to have. Please join us Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. beginning September 14th for the best products in the world: forgiveness, life, and salvation.


Sunday, September 25, 2016
Pastor Jon Brohn
Sermon Text: 

Luke 16:19–31 (NIV)
19 “There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day. 20 At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores 21 and longing to eat what fell from the rich man’s table. Even the dogs came and licked his sores. 22 “The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried. 23 In Hades, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side. 24 So he called to him, ‘Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.’ 25 “But Abraham replied, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in agony. 26 And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been set in place, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.’ 27 “He answered, ‘Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my family, 28 for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.’ 29 “Abraham replied, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.’ 30 “ ‘No, father Abraham,’ he said, ‘but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.’ 31 “He said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.’ ”

My dear friends in Christ,

We forgive

"Take heart, your sins are forgiven."(Matthew 9:1-8) Even Jesus says the easy thing sometimes. It is far easier to say, "Your sins are forgiven" than "get up and walk." Likewise, it is easier to say, "Your sins are forgiven" than "get along", "eat some food", "learn it all", or "go fix that problem". Because of Jesus, the Lord forgives sins. No questions asked. As easy as 1-2-3.

Giving is Sweet Night (Reverse trick or treat)

On Monday, October 31st, the teens of Salem will dress up in Crazy Salem Gear and go door to door in the Stillwater community to collect food for area food shelters and families in need. Don't miss this great opportunity to take care of our neighbors. Questions or comments? Please call Mrs Otto.

Fall Fun Fest

Come on out to Salem's Manning Ave property on Sunday, October 16th from 12:00-3:00 p.m. for our Fall Fun Fest.


  • Taste as many varieties of chili as you'd like at the chili cook off. Extra chili is provided for those who don't participate in the cook off.
  • Enjoy fabulous fall weather on our spacious property with a hay ride
  • Beat down your opponents in Hammerschalgen
  • Display your amazing strength at the tug of war
  • Bounce to your hearts content in the bounce house


The Fall Fun Fest takes place on our Manning Ave property. It is an undeveloped property with farmland, ideal for hay rides, hammerschlagen, and a fire.
Approach the property from the north, driving southbound on Manning Ave. The entrance is located at 6960 Manning Ave. Watch for the signs!

Tips for arriving at our Manning Ave property

October 9: Youth gathering

Youth gathering Sunday October 9th 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

  1. October 9th
  2. Meet at 12:00 p.m. following the 10:30 a.m. service
  3. End at 2:00 p.m.
  4. Lunch is provided. Talk to Joe Otto if you will help bring some.
  5. Bible study
  6. Dodgeball and volleyball - practice for the upcoming tournament
  7. Tell your friends you're attending!

Oct 1: Highway 36 Clean up

Twice a year, Salem's youth clean up a stretch of Highway 36 from Interstate 694 to the Dairy Queen.

  1. October 1st
  2. 11:30 a.m. Lunch at Pastor Timmermann's
  3. 1:00 p.m. Meet at Fleet Farm for clean up
  4. Grades 7 and up
  5. Please let us know if you'll attend.