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

Why can’t they just get a job?

14th Sunday After Pentecost, Year A, September 18, 2011 Jonah 3.10-4.11; Psalm 145.1-8; Philippians 1.21-30; Matthew 20.1-16 Pastor Renee Splichal Larson   Grace and peace to you from the One who is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love, Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord. Amen. In 2005, I lived on […]

Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive …

15th Sunday after Pentecost; September 17, 2017, Year A Genesis 50.15-21; Psalm 103: [1-7] 8-13; Romans 14.1-12; Matthew 18.21-35 Pastor Renee Splichal Larson   Grace and peace to you from the One who forgives all your sins, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. “Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.” We […]

Let my heart be good soil

6th Sunday after Pentecost; July 16, 2-17, Year A Isaiah 55.10-13; Psalm 65. [1-8] 9-13; Romans 8.1-11; Matt. 13.1-9, 18-23 Pastor Renee Splichal Larson   Grace and peace to you from the One who creates, sustains, and gives life, God our Creator. Amen. Yesterday I heard a story about an Iraqi Christian, named Amar, who […]

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Calendar

Wed, Oct. 18
  • Pizza Night at Bridges of Hope

    Wed, Oct. 185:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Heart River Bridges of Hope

  • Council meeting

    Wed, Oct. 186:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Heart River Bridges of Hope office

Thu, Oct. 19
  • Game night: Maple Cottage

    Thu, Oct. 197:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sun, Oct. 22
  • Worship - All are welcome

    Sun, Oct. 2210:00 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, Oct. 25
  • Pizza Night at Bridges of Hope

    Wed, Oct. 255:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Heart River Bridges of Hope

  • Confirmation - Pastor R's house

    Wed, Oct. 257:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Thu, Oct. 26
  • Game night: Pine Cottage

    Thu, Oct. 267:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sun, Oct. 29
  • Confirmation

    Sun, Oct. 29

  • Worship - All are welcome

    Sun, Oct. 2910:00 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.

Mon, Oct. 30
  • Bible Study

    Mon, Oct. 306:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Heart River Lutheran Church, 701 16th Ave SW, Mandan, ND 58554, USA

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

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

Thu, Nov. 2
  • Game night: Brown Cottage

    Thu, Nov. 27:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sat, Nov. 4
  • Mentor Training: Good Shepherd, Bismarck

    Sat, Nov. 49:00 am - 12:30 pm

Sun, Nov. 5
  • Intergenerational Sunday School - Everyone welcome!

    Sun, Nov. 59:25 am - 9:50 am

  • Worship - All are welcome

    Sun, Nov. 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.

  • Quarterly meeting (Budget) / Potluck

    Sun, Nov. 511:00 am - 12:00 pm

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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