Welcome to New Salem Lutheran Church!

Whoever you are and wherever you find yourself on the journey of faith -- you are welcome here as you are.

Sunday Service: 9:30 a.m.


What's Happening at New Salem?


Sunday August 7th at 9:30 a.m.

outdoor worship at

Three Island Park.

(no service in church building)

Bring chair and dish to share.


RAIN OR SHINE!  We have reserved the shelter.  To ride share be at New Salem by 9:00 sharp. Sunday brunch will follow worship.  As you plan know there is no electricity or running water.   Just 3 miles from New Salem. Take Hwy 71 north .7 miles. Turn left onto Gull Lake Loop Rd NE.  after 1.8 miles turn left onto Three Island road and drive the winding road another .7 miles to the park. 




Wednesday, August 20th 6-8 p.m.

Please Join Us in

A Wednesday Summer Evening Camp

For ALL Ages!

“Discovering the Real Costs of Land:

Use of Products”


“Everything God created is good, and to be received with thanks.  Nothing is to be sneered at and thrown out.  God’s Word and our prayers make every item in creation holy.”                                                               I Timothy 4:4


5:45 p.m.     Doors Open; Arrive Early!

6:00 p.m.     Family Dinner (Lasagne & Sides)**

6:30 p.m.     Music & Worship

7:00 p.m.     Hands-on activities led by Keila McCracken, sustainable clothing designer & owner of Bare Cloth.

7:45 p.m.     Closing Worship & Music

8:00 p.m.     Amen! 

Products: Clothing

Our guest presenter is Keila McCracken. Keila is an environmental anthropologist and certified sustainable fashion designer. Keila says:

“Every person in the world has a basic need to be clothed and every person today meets that need through the global garment industry. Keila will be talking about the impacts of our clothing and how something as simple as a shirt ties us to individuals and communities around the world. Come learn how clothing is made and how clothing can serves as a tool to express our values and style.”


**Meal Provided!

Please sign-up to bring side dishes & dessert.

RSVP not required, but helpful for food planning.

218-586-2262 or newsalem@paulbunyan.net

(A Free Will Offering will help cover costs)




Fostering Vibrant Faith







New Salem is a place for children, youth and adults to hear the Bible story and to be reminded of their identity and belonging as God's child.  It is a place for us to grow in the knowledge of God's love.  It is a place where we use and discover our gifts as we learn how to be disciples of Jesus.  Please visit the "ministries" page where we share the opportunities available through New Salem's faith community.

We are guided by the Word and our Mission Statement and Guiding Principles.

We are located at 7491 Island View Drive NE, Turtle River, Minnesota.  To find us please use our map.  Our congregation is part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, ELCA, Northwestern Minnesota ELCA Synod.  Our telephone number is 218-586-2262  email newsalem@paulbunyan.net