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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Crush the Oppressor

Second Sunday of Advent; Dec. 4. 2016; Year A Isaiah 11.1-10; Psalm 72.1-7, 18-19; Romans 15.4-13; Matthew 3.1-12 Pastor Renee Splichal Larson   Grace and peace from God our Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. 35 years ago my father-in-law, Judd, who happens to be a pastor, preached a sermon on our […]

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Make Me An Instrument

First Sunday in Advent; November 27, 2016, Year A Isaiah 2.1-5; Psalm 122; Romans 13.11-14; Matthew 24.36-44 Pastor Renee Splichal Larson   Grace and peace to you from the One who will come again, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. When I have traveled to other countries like Nicaragua, Mexico, Haiti, and Turkey, I feel like […]

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Solvei’s Newsletter from South Africa

I’ve included below a newsletter Solvei put together to let everyone know how she is doing in South Africa.  Click on the link below. newsletter

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Staff

Renee Splichal Larson

Renee Splichal Larson

Pastor

    Shera Nesheim

    Shera Nesheim

    Diaconal Minister

      Peder Stenslie

      Peder Stenslie

      Lay Minister