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

From a Rising Star to a Manger Bed

Epiphany of Our Lord; January 6, 2019, Year C Isaiah 60.1-6; Psalm 72.1-7, 10-14; Ephesians 3.1-12; Matthew 2.1-12 Pastor Renee Splichal Larson   Grace and peace to you from the One in whom we live and move and have our being, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. For two summers while in college, I worked in […]

Defiant Hope

Christmas Eve Sermon, 2018; Year C Isaiah 9.2-7; Luke 2.1-20 Pastor Renee Splichal Larson   Grace and peace to you from the One who gives us hope, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. The Christmas story can seem unimaginable … impossible in fact. Why would the Creator of all that is choose to be born into […]

Sing out, Blessed ones

December 23, 2018 Luke 1:39-55 Deacon Intern Alexandra Benson   Grace, peace, and mercy are yours through the God of impossible hope. Amen. Here at Heart River, it has been a week filled with song. Some of us, YCC students, staff, and church people, gathered on Monday afternoon to sing at the governor’s summit here […]

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Calendar

Wed, Jan. 16
  • Pizza Night at Bridges of Hope

    Wed, Jan. 165:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Heart River Bridges of Hope

Sun, Jan. 20
  • Worship - All are welcome

    Sun, Jan. 2010:00 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. 23
  • Pizza Night at Bridges of Hope

    Wed, Jan. 235:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Heart River Bridges of Hope

Sun, Jan. 27
  • Worship - All are welcome

    Sun, Jan. 2710:00 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. 30
  • Pizza Night at Bridges of Hope

    Wed, Jan. 305:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Heart River Bridges of Hope

Sun, Feb. 3
  • Worship - All are welcome

    Sun, Feb. 310:00 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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