About Us

Heart River Lutheran Church is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), serving Mandan, Bismarck and the North Dakota Youth Correctional Center. We have a unique mission, worshiping weekly with incarcerated youth in Hope Chapel on the YCC campus. In recent years, our mission has extended beyond our walls to help youth transition into healthier situation upon leaving YCC. We can only make this happen with the loving support of many congregations across the Western North Dakota Synod and the whole state.

Sunday Worship: 10am

Giving

Your support helps to sustain our ministry with the youth of NDYCC.

Recent Posts

To love one’s enemies

Seventh Sunday after Epiphany; February 19, 2017, Year A Leviticus 19.1-2, 9-18; Psalm 119.33-40; 1 Cor. 3.10-11, 16-23; Matthew 5.38-48 Pastor Renee Splichal Larson   Grace and peace to you from the One who bids us to love our enemies, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. To begin this morning, I’m going to say a few […]

The Gospel of the Lord?

Sixth Sunday after Epiphany; February 12, 2017, Year A Deu. 30.15-20; Psalm 119.1-8; 1 Cor. 3.1-9; Matthew 5.21-37 Pastor Renee Splichal Larson   Grace and peace to you fro, God our Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. This Gospel reading could be classified in the “nightmare” category for anyone who might dare […]

You All are Salt; You All are Light together

Fifth Sunday after Epiphany; February 5, 2017, Year A Isaiah 58..1-9a [9b-12]; Psalm 112.1-9 [10]; 1 Cor. 2.1-12 [13-16]; Matt. 5.13-20 Pastor Renee Splichal Larson   Grace and peace to you from God our Father, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. Jesus continues to teach us this week through what is called his, […]

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Calendar

Wed, Mar. 1
  • Pizza Night at Bridges of Hope

    Wed, Mar. 15:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Heart River Bridges of Hope

Sun, Mar. 5
  • Worship with Communion - All are welcome

    Sun, Mar. 510:00 am - 11:00 am
    Heart River Lutheran Church

    Worship and communion at Heart River are open to the public, and all are welcome to receive communion. You are also invited to coffee and treats afterward. Please respect the confidentiality of YCC youth attending our church.

Wed, Mar. 8
  • Pizza Night at Bridges of Hope

    Wed, Mar. 85:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Heart River Bridges of Hope

Sun, Mar. 12
  • Worship with Communion - All are welcome

    Sun, Mar. 1210:00 am - 11:00 am
    Heart River Lutheran Church

    Worship and communion at Heart River are open to the public, and all are welcome to receive communion. You are also invited to coffee and treats afterward. Please respect the confidentiality of YCC youth attending our church.

Wed, Mar. 15
  • Pizza Night at Bridges of Hope

    Wed, Mar. 155:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Heart River Bridges of Hope

Sun, Mar. 19
  • Worship with Communion - All are welcome

    Sun, Mar. 1910:00 am - 11:00 am
    Heart River Lutheran Church

    Worship and communion at Heart River are open to the public, and all are welcome to receive communion. You are also invited to coffee and treats afterward. Please respect the confidentiality of YCC youth attending our church.

Location

Heart River Lutheran Church is located in the chapel on the campus of the North Dakota Youth Correctional Center, just on the west edge of Mandan. Follow Main Street west and cross the bridge over the Heart River. Immediately turn left on the west end of the bridge and cross the railroad tracks to enter the north end of the YCC campus.

Alternate Route (in case of train) You can also enter by driving south on Highway 6, taking the first right turn after the Mandan Municipal Golf Course and the Highway 6 bridge over the Heart River. After this right turn, again take the first right turn which will take you down and around the hill into the south end of the YCC campus.



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