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.

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
  • Hammerschalgen
  • Tug of war
  • Bounce House


Activities begin at 12:00 p.m. They will close at 3:00 p.m.


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 according to Google. Watch for the signs!


If you have questions or comments, please contact the coordinator at salempioneers73 at

We will tell the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord to the next generation

Friday, September 23, 2016
Nathaniel Timmermann
Sermon Text: 

God's Word for Grandparents' Day is Psalm 78 verses 2-4 (NIV84)
2 I will open my mouth in parables,
I will utter hidden things, things from of old—
3 what we have heard and known,
what our fathers have told us.
4 We will not hide them from their children;
we will tell the next generation
the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord,
his power, and the wonders he has done.

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

Use Wealth to Win Eternal Friends

Sunday, September 18, 2016
Nathaniel Timmermann
Sermon Text: 

God's Word for this Sunday is Luke chapter 16 verses 1 to 13 (ESV)
16 He also said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was wasting his possessions. 2 And he called him and said to him, ‘What is this that I hear about you? Turn in the account of your management, for you can no longer be manager.’ 3 And the manager said to himself, ‘What shall I do, since my master is taking the management away from me? I am not strong enough to dig, and I am ashamed to beg. 4 I have decided what to do, so that when I am removed from management, people may receive me into their houses.’ 5 So, summoning his master’s debtors one by one, he said to the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’ 6 He said, ‘A hundred measures of oil.’ He said to him, ‘Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.’ 7 Then he said to another, ‘And how much do you owe?’ He said, ‘A hundred measures of wheat.’ He said to him, ‘Take your bill, and write eighty.’ 8 The master commended the dishonest manager for his shrewdness. For the sons of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than the sons of light. 9 And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of unrighteous wealth, so that when it fails they may receive you into the eternal dwellings.
10 “One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much. 11 If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches? 12 And if you have not been faithful in that which is another’s, who will give you that which is your own? 13 No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.”

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

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.

Danger Ahead: Give it all up

Sunday, September 4, 2016
Nathaniel Timmermann
Sermon Text: 

God's Word for this Sunday is Luke chapter 14 verses 25 to 33
25 Now great crowds accompanied him, and he turned and said to them, 26 “If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. 27 Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple. 28 For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it? 29 Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, 30 saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish.’ 31 Or what king, going out to encounter another king in war, will not sit down first and deliberate whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand? 32 And if not, while the other is yet a great way off, he sends a delegation and asks for terms of peace. 33 So therefore, any one of you who does not renounce all that he has cannot be my disciple.

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