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

Holy Rollercoaster

Resurrection of Our Lord/Easter Day; April 16, 2017, Year A Acts 10.34-43; Psalm 118.1-2, 14-24; Colossians 3.1-4; Matthew 28.1-10 Pastor Renee Splichal Larson   Grace and peace to you from our crucified and risen Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. I remember my first time on a roller coaster. I was 15 years old and my brother, […]

A holy pedicure

April 13, 2017 Maundy Thursday John 13:1-17, 31b-35 Shera Nesheim, Deacon What if you walked into Burger King to order a whopper, and the President Of The United States was behind the till and asked to take your order? What if you walked into your algebra class tomorrow and found all your teachers sitting in […]

Where death ends and life begins

Fifth Sunday in Lent; April 2, 2017, Year A Ezekiel 37.1-14; Psalm 130; Romans 8.6-11; John 11.1-45 Pastor Renee Splichal Larson   Grace and peace to you from the One who raises the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Do you ever yearn for loved ones who have died to be alive again? Even just […]

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Calendar

Sun, Apr. 30
  • School and Confirmation

    Sun, Apr. 309:00 am - 10:00 am

  • Worship with Communion - All are welcome

    Sun, Apr. 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.

  • Echoes of Easter Concert (Trinity Lutheran)

    Sun, Apr. 302:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Wed, May. 3
  • Pizza Night at Bridges of Hope

    Wed, May. 35:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Heart River Bridges of Hope

  • Bible study

    Wed, May. 36:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Sun, May. 7
  • Worship with Communion - All are welcome

    Sun, May. 710:00 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. 10
  • Pizza Night at Bridges of Hope

    Wed, May. 105:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Heart River Bridges of Hope

  • Bible study

    Wed, May. 106:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Sun, May. 14
  • Worship with Communion - All are welcome

    Sun, May. 1410:00 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. 17
  • Pizza Night at Bridges of Hope

    Wed, May. 175:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Heart River Bridges of Hope

  • Bible study

    Wed, May. 176:30 pm - 7:30 pm

  • Confirmation - PR's house

    Wed, May. 177:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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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