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Salem Lutheran Church of Oxford
26950 Furman Street NE
North Branch, Minnesota 55056

Pastor Bill Pohl -- Biography Family: Seven children & 3 step-children, 21 grandchildren and 6 step-grandchildren and four step great grandchildren. Wife, Laura, a retired nurse, and currently residing in Lindstrom, MN Facebook logo linkEducation: B.S., St Cloud State: Chemistry/Physics/Biology/Secondary Education; Luther Seminary & Concordia Seminary, Springfield, IL; Various graduate courses since, primarily philosophy, pastoral and leadership workshops over the years…Research Chemist-General Mills; Chemistry/Physics Teacher-Blaine Sr. H.S., Blaine, MN; Purdue & U of M Morris Campus & Congregation ministry-LC-MS; Associate & Lead Pastor, ALC & ELCA, including 4 Interims; Chaired NE MN Synod Personnel Committee until retirement; Member of NE MN Synod's Crisis Intervention Team; currently retired and on clergy roster of LCMC. Doing mostly congregational & clergy leadership workshops & consulting work, leader of LCMC candidate certification Team, Trained for Call Committee consulting. Coaching/Mentoring of a few newly ordained Seminarians.

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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!