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Salem Lutheran Church of Oxford
26950 Furman Street NE
North Branch, Minnesota 55056
Interim Pastor Paul Fiske - (254) 709-2138
Email: paulatsalem@yahoo.com

Pastor Fiske was a Deputy Sheriff in Minot, N.D. when he received the call to ministry. He is an Army Veteran. Two of his son served in the Marine Corps, along with one of his daughters-in-law while another daughter-in-law served in the Air Force. Facebook logo linkHe married Becky in 1974. They have three grown sons and eight Grandchildren. He went to Luther Seminary with a wife and 3 boys in tow. He served three churches in western N.D. before heading to Texas for his next four calls. He retired from ministry from Christ Lutheran Church in Waco, TX. in 2017. Pastor Paul and Becky moved to Forest Lake to be near family. Becky has enjoyed being the organist here at Salem. Pastor Paul and Becky have enjoyed being here at Salem with our new friends. Come worship here at Salem where the Holy Spirit is alive and working in and through this congregation!

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Worship Services - @ 9:30am Sundays

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A Little History...

Salem was built in 1893 by a handful of Swedish immigrants who needed a place of worship. The dirt-poor immigrants had been walking nearly six miles every Sunday morning to an established Lutheran Church. At times they took food for their meal, and walked 6 miles back home. The few immigrants somehow raised $500 and built the Chapel over a hundred years ago. Salem has grown a lot in the last years. We have gone through a building project which increased the size of the facility and gave us more space for youth gatherings and adult meetings. Our kitchen facilities have been modernized and we have a lovely narthex. Our altar features a beautiful stained glass window, reconditioned pulpit and communion rail.

We happily remain a smallish and friendly country church anxiously awaiting your arrival!

After several years' absence, Sunday school has returned to Salem! Over the past few years we have been blessed with a sizable growth in our weekly worship attendance. This growth is inclusive of several younger people who have children of Sunday school age. Interested? Send us an E-mail with your contact information and we will get things going!