Basic Bible Christianity

There is nothing more powerful in this world than the living and active Word of God. It has the power to change lives, to transform character, and most important, to rescue human beings from death and eternal destruction by giving the gift of forgiveness and free salvation through Jesus.

Who Do You Love?

Sunday, October 23, 2016
Pastor Jon Brohn

1 John 2:15–17 (NIV)
15 Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. 16 For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. 17 The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.

My dear friends in Christ,
In our gospel for this morning, a young man came to Jesus with a question. I have often wondered what it would be like to approach Jesus, see him face to face, and be able to ask him anything I wanted. What if we have the opportunity to sit down with Jesus today. He sits down at the kitchen table, or in a comfy chair across from you in the living room, or on the steps at the local park. We ask him, “Who do you love, Jesus? Do you love me?”

Faith wants more

Sunday, October 9, 2016
Nathaniel Timmermann

God's Word for the twentieth Sunday after Pentecost is Luke chapter 17 verses 11 to 17.

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

St Croix Conference youth volleyball tournament

Every year junior high and senior high school students from Twin Cities area churches meet in November for an afternoon of volleyball. All WELS youth from Salem, Christ, Crown of Life, and other Twin Cities churches are welcome to attend. Find some friends! Make a team. Go Saints!

Tournament starts at 12:30 p.m.

Just doin' my job

Sunday, October 2, 2016
Nathaniel Timmermann

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.


Sunday, September 25, 2016
Pastor Jon Brohn

Luke 16:19–31 (NIV)

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 651-208-5217.

Monday October 31st

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Pick up and drop off at Salem. Parents must sign permission slips.

Thanksgiving Worship

Most of us are familiar with the American story of thanksgiving - Pilgrims, colonists, Massachusetts, 1621. What we might not know so well is that Thanksgiving is also connected to religious history.

In Leviticus 23:39 and following, the Lord set up the Feast of Booths or Tabernacles. It was a 7 day celebration after the harvest of the land was gathered. The Israelites lived in tents so they could remember the tents their ancestors lived in as they left Egypt. It was a annual festival to thank God for the bountiful harvest.