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

The Earth Produces of Itself

4th Sunday after Pentecost, Year B; Sunday, June 17, 2018 Ezekiel 17.22-24; Psalm 92.1-4; 12-15; 2 Cor. 5.6-10 [11-13] 14-17; Mark 4.26-34 Pastor Renee Splichal Larson   Grace and peace to you from God our Creator and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. The Kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed […]

How could we argue with that?

Pentecost Sunday, Year B, May 20, 2018 Ezekiel 37.1-14; Psalm 104.24-34, 35b; Romans 8.22-27; John 15.26-27, 16.4b-15 Pastor Renee Splichal Larson   Grace and peace to you from God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen. In May of 2009, I went to Haiti. On Pentecost Sunday I went to worship on the southern coast […]

“Come here!”

Sixth Sunday of Easter; May 6, 2018, Year B Acts 10.44-48; Psalm 98; 1 John 5.1-6; John 15.9-17 Pastor Renee Splichal Larson   Grace and peace to you from the one who loves you, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. When I say the word, “God,” what image first comes to mind? Just this week I […]

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Calendar

Sun, Jun. 24
  • Worship - All are welcome

    Sun, Jun. 2410:00 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. 27
  • Pizza Night at Bridges of Hope

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

Sun, Jul. 1
  • Worship - All are welcome

    Sun, Jul. 110:00 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. 4
  • Pizza Night at Bridges of Hope

    Wed, Jul. 45:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Heart River Bridges of Hope

Sun, Jul. 8
  • Worship - All are welcome

    Sun, Jul. 810:00 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. 11
  • Pizza Night at Bridges of Hope

    Wed, Jul. 115:00 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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