About

Heart River Lutheran Church is a small, family-friendly ELCA congregation with a big mission. Every Sunday at 10am, we worship in Hope Chapel on the campus of the North Dakota Youth Correctional Center. We welcome people of all faiths to join us for worship, fellowship, Holy Communion, and accompanying youth in the juvenile system on our shared lives as people of the Risen Christ.

Sermons and Posts

We regularly publish the text of our sermons and other relevant information to this site, as well as to our Facebook page. As you read them, you will see that we preach the Gospel of the Cross, that faith is a gift from God by the power of the Holy Spirit, and that we are called through baptism to accompany each other in Christian community just as Christ is with us.

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Finding Meaning in the Sabbath

Luke 13:10-17 Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. And just then there appeared a woman with a spirit that had crippled her for eighteen years. She was bent over and was quite unable to stand up straight. When Jesus saw her, he called her over and said, “Woman, you […]

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The “other”

5th Sunday after Pentecost; June 19, 2016, Year C Isaiah 65.1-9; Psalm 22.19-28; Galatians 3.23-29; Luke 8.26-39 Pastor Renee Splichal Larson   Grace and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. Our Gospel reading is about transformation and the power of God in the lives of people. […]

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A Spirit who binds displaced hearts together

Day of Pentecost May 15, 2016 Acts 2:1-21; Romans 8:14-17; John 14:8-17 [25-27] Shera Nesheim, Diaconal Minister Much like the displaced followers of Jesus in our readings today, in 1983 there was a humble group of Jesus followers who were also displaced and gathering in a mini-mall next to a meat market in Mandan, pondering […]

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Staff

Renee Splichal Larson

Renee Splichal Larson

Pastor

    Shera Nesheim

    Shera Nesheim

    Diaconal Minister

      Peder Stenslie

      Peder Stenslie

      Lay Minister