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

Pastor Renee’s Wednesday Sermon for Lent

 

Valentine’s Day and the 10 Commandments

Third Sunday in Lent, Year B, March 4, 2018 Exodus 20.1-17; Psalm 19; 1 Corinthians 1.18-25; John 2.13-22 Pastor Renee Splichal Larson   Grace and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. I will never forget my first Valentine’s Day date with Ben, who would later become […]

Um … no thanks

Second Sunday in Lent, February 25, 2018, Year B Genesis 17.1-7, 15-16; Psalm 22.23-31; Romans 4.13-25; Mark 8.31-38 Pastor Renee Splichal Larson   Grace and peace to you from the crucified and risen Christ: Jesus, our Lord. Amen. There is hardly a Scripture passage I struggle with more than today’s Gospel reading. I have to […]

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Calendar

Sun, Apr. 22
  • Worship - All are welcome

    Sun, Apr. 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.

  • Echoes of Easter Concert

    Sun, Apr. 222:30 pm - 4:00 pm
    Trinity Lutheran Church, 502 N 4th St, Bismarck, ND 58501, USA

Wed, Apr. 25
  • Pizza Night at Bridges of Hope

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

Sun, Apr. 29
  • Intergenerational Sunday School

    Sun, Apr. 299:10 am - 10:00 am
    Hope Chapel / Heart River Lutheran Church

  • Worship - All are welcome

    Sun, Apr. 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.

  • Quarterly Meeting (No potluck)

    Sun, Apr. 2911:00 am - 12:00 pm

Wed, May. 2
  • Pizza Night at Bridges of Hope

    Wed, May. 25:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Heart River Bridges of Hope

Sun, May. 6
  • Intergenerational Sunday School

    Sun, May. 69:10 am - 10:00 am
    Hope Chapel / Heart River Lutheran Church

  • Worship - All are welcome

    Sun, May. 610:00 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, May. 9
  • Pizza Night at Bridges of Hope

    Wed, May. 95:00 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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