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
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Recent Posts

“Do you love me?”

Third Sunday of Easter; Year C, May 5, 2019 Acts 9.1-6 [7-20]; Psalm 30; Rev. 5.11-14; John 21.1-19 Pastor Renee Splichal Larson   Grace and peace to you from the One who has risen from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. What does it take for someone to change? What would it take for […]

Why do you look for the living among the dead?

Easter Sunday Year C April 21, 2019 Isaiah 65.17-25; Psalm 118.1-2, 14-24; 1 Cor. 15.19-26; Luke 24.1-12 Pastor Renee Splichal Larson   Grace and peace to you from the crucified and risen Christ, Jesus our Lord. Amen. Stories are powerful. Narratives are how we make sense of something … including our own lives and how […]

Father Abraham had many kids

Second Sunday in Lent; March 17, 2019, Year C Genesis 15.1-12, 17-18; Psalm 27; Philippians 3.17-4.1; Luke 13.31-35 Pastor Renee Splichal Larson   Grace and peace to you from our mothering God, who gathers the world under the shelter of her wings. Amen.When I was young I was taught a song called “Father Abraham.” Perhaps […]

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Calendar

Wed, Jul. 24
  • Pizza Night at Bridges of Hope

    Wed, Jul. 245:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Heart River Bridges of Hope

Sun, Jul. 28
  • Worship - All are welcome

    Sun, Jul. 2810:00 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. 31
  • Pizza Night at Bridges of Hope

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

Sun, Aug. 4
  • Worship - All are welcome

    Sun, Aug. 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, Aug. 7
  • Pizza Night at Bridges of Hope

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

Sun, Aug. 11
  • Worship - All are welcome

    Sun, Aug. 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.

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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