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

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Let my heart be good soil

6th Sunday after Pentecost; July 16, 2-17, Year A Isaiah 55.10-13; Psalm 65. [1-8] 9-13; Romans 8.1-11; Matt. 13.1-9, 18-23 Pastor Renee Splichal Larson   Grace and peace to you from the One who creates, sustains, and gives life, God our Creator. Amen. Yesterday I heard a story about an Iraqi Christian, named Amar, who […]

Prisoners of Hope

5th Sunday after Pentecost Year A; July 9, 2017 Zech. 9.9-12; Psalm 145.8-14; Rom. 7.15-25a; Matt. 11.16-19, 25-30 Pastor Renee Splichal Larson   Grace and peace to you from the one who says “Come to me,” Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. About ten years ago I was riding the train home from seminary for a […]

So, who wants in?

2nd Sunday after Pentecost, September 18, 2017, Year A Exodus 19.2-8a; Psalm 100; Matthew 9.35-10.8 [9-23] Pastor Renee Splichal Larson   Grace and peace to you from the One who has compassion on those who suffer, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. One of my favorite movies is called “Cool Runnings.” It came out in 1993 […]

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Calendar

Sun, Jul. 23
  • Worship with Communion - All are welcome

    Sun, Jul. 2310:00 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. 26
  • Pizza Night at Bridges of Hope

    Wed, Jul. 265:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Heart River Bridges of Hope

Sun, Jul. 30
  • Worship with Communion - All are welcome

    Sun, Jul. 3010:00 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. 2
  • Pizza Night at Bridges of Hope

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

Sun, Aug. 6
  • Worship with Communion - All are welcome

    Sun, Aug. 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, Aug. 9
  • Pizza Night at Bridges of Hope

    Wed, Aug. 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. 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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