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<p id="picHome">Salem Lutheran Church of Oxford<br />
26950 Furman Street NE<br />
North Branch, Minnesota 55056<br /></p>

<p>Pastor Scott Adkins is a certified LCMC Lutheran pastor. He was ordained in July 2016 and served for six years at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Dresser, Wisconsin. He graduated from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN with a MDiv in 2015 and from the University of St. Thomas, also in St. Paul, MN, with a BS in Mechanical Engineering in 2011. He also serves as a Chaplain in the Minnesota Army National Guard, where he proudly serves our state and nation by providing spiritual support to our soldiers wherever they are serving. Pastor Scott has a wonderful family. His wife of 14 years Amanda is a Lutheran educator that currently teaches at King of Kings Lutheran School in Roseville, MN. He has two rambunctious children, Katie (7) and Peter (10). He enjoys watching Star Wars movies, playing video and board games, reading historical fiction, and going on adventures with his family.</p>

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<h1>Sunday Service Hours</h1>
<h3 class="red">Worship Services - @ 9:30am Sundays</h3>
<h1 class="bltn">Sunday Bulletin<br /><span class="smaller">(Worship Aid)</span></h1>
<h3 class="current">Current</h3>
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<li class="date">This Sunday -- <br />Christ the King - 20 November 2022<br /></li>
<li class="link"><a href="Bulletins/2022/Sunday11202022-outside.pdf" rel="external">20 November-Bulletin Outside</a></li>
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<h1>Check It Out</h1>
<h3><a href="../sermon-history-2020.shtml" target="_blank">Sermon History - 2020</a></h3>
<h3><a href="../sermon-history-2021.shtml" target="_blank">Sermon History - 2021</a></h3>
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<h2 id="newsletter">Current Newsletter - <a href="../pdf/Winter_newsletter_2021.pdf" target="_blank">Winter '21</a></h2>
<h3><a href="../newsletter-history.shtml" target="_blank">Newsletter History</a></h3>
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<h4 class="history">A Little History...</h4>
<p>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.</p>
<p>We happily remain a smallish and friendly country church anxiously awaiting your arrival!</p>
<p>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 <a href="mailto:jerry.youngquist@gmail.com?subject=from website home page">E-mail</a>
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