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
No morning worship Christmas Eve: 7pm service only

Giving

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

Recent Posts

Christmas worship

With Christmas eve being on Sunday this year, please note that we will not have our regular Sunday morning worship on December 24th. We will have a traditional candlelight Christmas Eve service, 7:00 PM at Heart River Lutheran Church in the Hope Chapel of NDYCC. We will not have a Christmas morning service on December […]

the autopilot

Second Sunday of Advent; December 10, 2017, Year A Isaiah 40.1-11; Psalm 85.1-2, 8-13; 2 Peter 3.8-15a; Mark 1.1-8 Pastor Renee Splichal Larson   Grace and peace to you from the One who meets us in the wilderness, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. In the latest issue of “Living Lutheran Magazine,” our presiding Bishop, Bishop […]

When the world seems like it’s falling apart

First Sunday of Advent, December 3, 2017; Year A Isaiah 64.1-9; Psalm 80.1-7, 17-19; 1 Cor. 1.3-9; Mark 13.24-37 Pastor Renee Splichal Larson   Grace and peace to you from the one who is present in suffering, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Yesterday I had the chance to go to the Concordia Christmas concert in […]

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Calendar

Sun, Dec. 17
  • Worship - All are welcome

    Sun, Dec. 1710:00 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, Dec. 20
  • Pizza Night at Bridges of Hope

    Wed, Dec. 205:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Heart River Bridges of Hope

Sun, Dec. 24
  • No Sunday morning worship

    Sun, Dec. 24

  • Christmas Eve Worship - All are welcome

    Sun, Dec. 247:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    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, Dec. 25
  • No Christmas Day worship

    Mon, Dec. 25

Wed, Dec. 27
  • Pizza Night at Bridges of Hope

    Wed, Dec. 275:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Heart River Bridges of Hope

Sun, Dec. 31
  • Worship - All are welcome

    Sun, Dec. 3110:00 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, Jan. 3
  • Pizza Night at Bridges of Hope

    Wed, Jan. 35:00 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. 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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