We have a lovely spot here on the hill overlooking the Table Rock Dam and Lake, in the beautiful White River Valley. We warmly welcome you to visit us here as you have the opportunity to do so. We are the only congregation of the ELCA in the Branson area, a warm and inviting congregation with much to offer in ministry. By the grace of God, we have been able to involve ourselves in a number of meaningful opportunities for service and support of others. And, of course, we are proud to be a part of the live music capital of the world, offering opportunities regularly for musical appreciation right here in our building. We have hosted several guest choirs this year, and the first Sunday of the new year will host one of the traveling musical families who perform in Branson each year, the Allen Family. And on Friday, December 2, at 2:00 p.m., we will offer a special Christmas Concert presented by Chuck Crain, who sings with Presleys' Country Jubilee on the 76 strip here in Branson. He also may be seen on the RFD television network in the Presleys' regular half-hour show on Saturday evening.

In addition, during each of the winter months, once each month, we host our Music Talent Night series. In 2016 those dates will be January 18, February 15, and March 21, the third Monday of each month. The program begins at 7:00 p.m. and ends at 9:00 p.m. Five different acts will entertain us for twenty minutes each, with a stretch break in the middle. If you have musical talent, either vocal or instrumental, we invite you to contact the pastor here in the church office, and we will see about scheduling you for one of these events. We hope that you will be able to join us for these very special events, much anticipated by many across the community.

We have been in our present location for over six years now, and last year we celebrated the 25th anniversary of the chartering of our congregation. As a part of our preparations for that event we adopted a new statement of purpose,”Reach Out to Serve Others in Christian Love.” All we do in ministry and worship, in education and outreach, in social involvement and stewardship, reflects that statement. At this end of the year, we reach out to families through our Mitten Tree, which collects winter clothing for children who need it so desperately, and our Thanksgiving and Christmas Baskets. Proceeds from our recent rummage sale have gone in support of this work of Christian mercy. We appreciate your participation, and your support.

As we find ourselves now in the autumn of the year, and moving into the much-loved holiday season, we invite you to join with us in worship and ministry together in Jesus' name, our Savior and Lord. We will celebrate a wonderful Christmas Eve service of worship on December 24, beginning with special music at 6:45 p.m. And we celebrate the Holy Communion on the first, third, and fifth Sundays of each month, along with any special festival celebrations of the church. All who receive the elements in their home congregation, and who feel comfortable to join us here, are welcome to come the Lord's Table. Anointing with healing oils has also come to be a meaningful part of our ministry. We pray that we will see you here with us soon! Indeed you are welcome!

+ Pastor Bartos

  Sunday Worship Schedule
08:30 a.m. Praise & Worship Service
09:30 a.m. Adult Bible Class/Sunday School
10:30 a.m. Traditional Service

Church Office Hours:
Monday-Friday, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Church Phone:
Church Mailing Address:
P. O. Box 827
Hollister, MO 65673

Church Physical Address:
350 State Drive
Hollister, MO 65672