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.

New Salem is geared up to offer children, families and adults Christian education at ALL levels through worship services, milestone celebrations, Sunday School, Confirmation, and Bible Study.   

Sunday Service: 9:30 AM


Sunday School: Ages PreK to Grade 6 Sunday School will follow communion during the 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning worship service.   Children will learn of God’s love for them through Bible stories, fun activities, and caring relationships.   Our teachers are excited about making each  Sunday School extra-meaningful for our youngsters.

Schedule for Sundays: :
 1st Sunday of the month – Sunday school
 2nd Sunday of the month – Shorter Sunday school lesson followed by a large motor activity  (sledding, kick ball, etc.)
 3rd Sunday of the month – Youth serve coffee fellowship time with the congregation  


Monday Morning Bible Study(starts at 9:15 a.m.) delves into the Bible passages that will be presented in the subsequent Sunday worship service.  It invites participants to deepen their spiritual lives and live as disciples of Jesus Christ.


Wednesday Evening Bible Study (Wednesday's from 7:15-8:30 p.m.)  This co-ed evening Bible Study will be held in New Salem's library from 7:15 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Study materials will be provided. Led by Brenda Finkenbinder.  

Thursday Morning "Gather" Bible Study! (Thursday mornings, 9:15-10:45 am).  Materials provided & nursery available for kids.


Sunday Morning 9:30 a.m. Worship Services bring us together again as a cross-generational, diverse, inclusive community of faith to give praise, pray, learn from God’s word, celebrate milestones (such as Blessing of the Backpacks and Presentation of Bibles to our 3rd Graders) and sacraments (such as communion and baptisms).  


Just as Jesus called his first disciples, we too, invite you to “come and see” (John 1:39) here at New Salem.  All are welcome; get ready and just come!


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