Happy sounds of joyous exultation and celebration ring from the rafters and through the hallways here at Peace Lutheran Church of Hollister during these wonderful days of winter. The days of Epiphany and Lent, leading up to Easter, remind us to examine ourselves in light of our outreach and mission to all the world, all those for whom our Lord Jesus died and rose to new life. Our risen Lord appears to us as light in our darkness, and brings us victory over the devil and all evil. Immanuel – God with us, in the man Jesus, of Nazareth. We give God the thanks and the praise.

Special events fill the calendar during these days. On the fifth Sunday of the month we will have only one service of worship at 10:00 a.m Through the months of January and February, we will be lifting up the Epiphany of Our Lord, the revealing of God’s Messiah as the Savior for all peoples of the world, and for all of creation. Our sister synods will be remembered, as we focus on ministry in Papua New Guinea and eastern Siberia. We will celebrate the Baptism of Our Lord by focusing on the meaning and importance of our own baptism into the family of faith, the church. The body of Christ reaches out in love and concern for all, and we will put that ethic to work on Monday, February 20, 7:00-9:00 p.m., as we host a fund-raising event to assist the Hispanic congregation in Garden City, Kansas. Entertainers from the Country Gospel Music Association have been invited to provide music and comedy for our enjoyment. This major event replaces the three-month series of Music Talent Nights we have sponsored in the past.

We invite you to come and join us, and be a part of these special events throughout the winter months, leading up to the celebration of Ash Wednesday on March 1, and Easter onApril 16. We are the only ELCA congregation in the Branson area, just across Lake Taneycomo in Hollister MO, overlooking the impressive White River Valley and Table Rock Dam and Lake. We look forward to seeing you here very soon! May our loving Lord continue to bless you in all things!

Pastor Emil Bartos +

  Sunday Worship Schedule
08:30 a.m. Praise & Worship Service
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