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

Sent Forth for Kingdom Work

June 14, 2020 Matthew 9:35-10:9 Deacon Alexandra Benson Grace, peace, and mercy are yours from the Compassionate Servant, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.   I’m not going to lie – I cringed a bit when I first read the Gospel text for this morning. My mind and heart have been feeling weary these days, after months of living […]

Destruction & New Creation: A Sermon for Pentecost

Grace, peace, and mercy are yours from the one who makes all things new, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. One of my very favorite classes that I took in seminary was a theology class all about the Holy Spirit taught by Dr. Lois Malcolm.  I took the class because the Holy Spirit has always confused […]

Christ… Our Light in the Darkness

4th Sunday in Lent March 22, 2020 John 9:1-41 By Peder Stenslile Oh, how life has been altered since we last gathered!  I began preparing a sermon for this Sunday many days ago clueless to how events would escalate the change and stress people are having to absorb into their lives.  I’ve decided to redo […]

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Calendar

Sun, Jul. 5
  • CANCELED: Worship - All are welcome

    Sun, Jul. 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, Jul. 8
  • CANCELED: Pizza Night at Bridges of Hope

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

Sun, Jul. 12
  • CANCELED: Worship - All are welcome

    Sun, Jul. 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, Jul. 15
  • CANCELED: Pizza Night at Bridges of Hope

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

Sun, Jul. 19
  • CANCELED: Worship - All are welcome

    Sun, Jul. 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.

Wed, Jul. 22
  • CANCELED: Pizza Night at Bridges of Hope

    Wed, Jul. 225:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Heart River Bridges of Hope

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. The north entrance to campus is currently closed. Please use the south enterance from Highway 6.

Drive south on Highway 6, taking the first right turn after crossing the bridge over the Heart River. Make another right turn down and around the hill into the south end of the YCC campus. Please disregard the "No Trespassing" sign and know you are welcome to come for church!



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