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

Belonging

Sixth Sunday of Easter: May 21 2017, Year A Acts 17.22-31; Psalm 66.8-20; 1 Peter 3.13-22; John 14.15-21 Pastor Renee Splichal Larson   Grace and peace to you from the One who will not leave you orphaned, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. “Dear God, I just want someone to love me, someone to talk to […]

Known by Name

Fourth Sunday of Easter – May 7, 2017; Year A Acts 2.42-47; Psalm 23; 1 Peter 2.19-25; John 10.1-10 Pastor Renee Splichal Larson   Grace and peace to you from the Good Shepherd, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Jesus knows people by name. This past week I read a story in the Christian Century Magazine, […]

Holy Rollercoaster

Resurrection of Our Lord/Easter Day; April 16, 2017, Year A Acts 10.34-43; Psalm 118.1-2, 14-24; Colossians 3.1-4; Matthew 28.1-10 Pastor Renee Splichal Larson   Grace and peace to you from our crucified and risen Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. I remember my first time on a roller coaster. I was 15 years old and my brother, […]

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Calendar

Wed, May. 31
  • Pizza Night at Bridges of Hope

    Wed, May. 315:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Heart River Bridges of Hope

Sun, Jun. 4
  • Worship with Communion - All are welcome

    Sun, Jun. 410:00 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, Jun. 7
  • Pizza Night at Bridges of Hope

    Wed, Jun. 75:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Heart River Bridges of Hope

Sun, Jun. 11
  • Worship with Communion - All are welcome

    Sun, Jun. 1110:00 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, Jun. 14
  • Pizza Night at Bridges of Hope

    Wed, Jun. 145:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Heart River Bridges of Hope

Sun, Jun. 18
  • Worship with Communion - All are welcome

    Sun, Jun. 1810:00 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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