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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9 out of 10 is pretty good, right?

17th Sunday after Pentecost, September 11, 2016 Exodus 32.7-14; Psalm 51.1-10; 1 Timothy 1.12-17; Luke 15.1-10 Pastor Renee Splichal Larson   Grace and peace to you from the One who seeks and finds, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. What is God like? When I say “God,” what image comes to mind? Often when I ask […]

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We Are Slugs, That Is True.

15th Sunday After Pentecost August 28, 2016 Luke 14:1,7-14 Peder Stenslie This is my first Sunday preaching after my trip to Norway.  I want to begin today by talking about a “spiritual experience” I had there. you’re probably guessing that I’m going to talk about something like climbing a majestic mountain to a get a […]

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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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Staff

Renee Splichal Larson

Renee Splichal Larson

Pastor

    Shera Nesheim

    Shera Nesheim

    Diaconal Minister

      Peder Stenslie

      Peder Stenslie

      Lay Minister