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YOU are Welcome at

New Salem Lutheran Church!

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

New Salem offers children, families and adults a Christian education at ALL levels through worship services, milestone celebrations, Sunday School activities, Confirmation and Bible Study.   

Sunday Morning Worship Services (9:30 a.m.): Our Sunday morning worship brings us together as a diverse, cross-generational and inclusive community of faith to give praise, pray, learn from God's word, celebrate milestones (such as the Blessing of the Backpacks and Presentation of Bibles to our 3rd graders) and the sacraments of Communion and Holy Baptism. Elementary school students are excused for Sunday School lessons and activities following Communion.

Wednesdays at New Salem: A book discussion group meets every other Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. Topics read about/discussed include social justice, racism and other subjects relevant to our lives and communities. The New Salem Choir rehearses every Wednesday at 5 p.m. and provides special worship music on the first and third Sundays of each month. Confirmation class meets every other Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Come share these opportunities to grow in faith together! 


Thursday Morning Bible Study (9:30 a.m.): This course delves into the Bible passages  presented at the subsequent Sunday worship service.  It invites participants to deepen their spiritual lives and live as disciples of Jesus Christ.

Just as Jesus called his first disciples, we too, invite you to “come and see” (John 1:39) us here at New Salem Lutheran Church.  Everyone is welcome; we hope to see you soon!


New Salem Lutheran Church 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  and email is newsalem@paulbunyan.net.