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

It feels like resurrection

Fifth Sunday after Epiphany; February 4, 2018, Year B Isaiah 40.21-31; Psalm 147.1-11, 20c; 1 Corinthians 9.16-23; Mark 1.29-39 Pastor Renee Splichal Larson   Grace to you and peace from the one who lifts us up, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Everyone knows what it feels like to be sick. We are in the heart […]

Sitting in the wrong seat

Third Sunday in Epiphany, January 21, 2018 Jonah 3.1-5,10; Psalm 62.5-12; 1 Cor. 7.29-31; Mark 1.14-20 Pastor Renee Splichal Larson   Grace and peace to you from the One who calls us to follow him, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. How many of you have seen the bumper sticker: “Jesus is my co-pilot”? This message […]

Speak Lord …

Second Sunday after the Epiphany, Year B, January 14, 2018 1 Samuel 3.1-10 (11-20); Psalm 139.1-6, 13-18; 1 Cor. 6.12-20; John 1.43-51 Pastor Renee Splichal Larson   Grace and peace to you from the triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen. There is so much in our readings today, far more than I could […]

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Calendar

Sun, Feb. 25
  • Worship - All are welcome

    Sun, Feb. 2510:00 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, Feb. 28
  • Pizza Night at Bridges of Hope

    Wed, Feb. 285:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Heart River Bridges of Hope

  • Lenten service

    Wed, Feb. 287:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Heart River Lutheran Church, 701 16th Ave SW, Mandan, ND 58554, USA

Thu, Mar. 1
  • Game Night: Brown Cottage

    Thu, Mar. 17:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sun, Mar. 4
  • Youth Gathering Sunday

    Sun, Mar. 4
    Ian and Tim will be serving treats after church and sharing their plans for the National Youth Gathering this summer in Houston. A free-will offering will help pay their way.

  • Intergenerational Sunday School

    Sun, Mar. 49:10 am - 10:00 am
    Hope Chapel / Heart River Lutheran Church

  • Worship - All are welcome

    Sun, Mar. 410:00 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, Mar. 7
  • Pizza Night at Bridges of Hope

    Wed, Mar. 75:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Heart River Bridges of Hope

  • Lenten service

    Wed, Mar. 77:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Heart River Lutheran Church, 701 16th Ave SW, Mandan, ND 58554, USA

Thu, Mar. 8
  • Game Night: Hickory Cottage

    Thu, Mar. 87:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sun, Mar. 11
  • Worship - All are welcome

    Sun, Mar. 1110:00 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, Mar. 14
  • Pizza Night at Bridges of Hope

    Wed, Mar. 145:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Heart River Bridges of Hope

  • Lenten service

    Wed, Mar. 147:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Heart River Lutheran Church, 701 16th Ave SW, Mandan, ND 58554, USA

Thu, Mar. 15
  • Game Night: Maple Cottage

    Thu, Mar. 157:00 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. 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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