These are the joyous and victorious words of our Easter greeting, shared at each service of worship here at Peace Lutheran Church of Hollister during the Easter Season. As we continue on through the Season of Pentecost, through spring and summer, and as we witness the greenery of these seasons, we are reminded of the life and health that our gracious and merciful God desires for us. Through the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus, the Christ, and in the power of God’s Holy Spirit, we move forward in the ministry that we are granted and invited to join. We hope that you can come and be a part of our work here in this place. We all are invited to be a part of the family of faith, God’s church.

We come together regularly for worship here at the little church on the hill. We worship twice on Sunday morning. Traditional Lutheran liturgy is at 10:30 a.m., with a little different style of worship at 8:30 a.m. The Holy Communion is celebrated on the first and third Sundays of each month. On the fifth Sunday, we also offer the Holy Communion but worship only once, at 10:00 a.m. with a special liturgy and emphasis on these days – five of them this year!

We also have developed the tradition of doing different things on the other Sundays of the month. On the second Sunday of the month, we open with the Thanksgiving for Baptism, centering around the baptismal font, and including the ceremonial sprinkling of water over the congregation in remembrance of our personal covenant with God through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism. As a part of our prayers on this day, all worshipers are invited to come to the baptismal font to receive anointing with healing oil, as Scripture commands. And, as a part of our celebration of this 500th year of the Reformation, on the second and fourth Sundays of the month we share a teaching from our Lutheran beliefs, or a learning from the life experience of Dr. Martin Luther.

Outreach efforts are seen in various ways through our mission statement: “Reach Out to Serve Others in Christian Love.” Fund-raising events are sponsored from time to time, as we seek to fulfill the Christian calling to build up the church and bring glory and honor to the name of God. We love our Lord here at Peace Lutheran Church, and invite you to come and join us! We are the only ELCA congregation in the Branson area, just across Lake Taneycomo, overlooking the impressive White River Valley and Table Rock Dam and Lake. We look forward to having you with us very soon. May our loving Lord continue to bless you in all things.
- Emil Bartos, Pastor



Sunday Worship Schedule
8:30 a.m. Praise & Worship Service
10:30 a.m. Traditional Service

5th Sunday Worship 10:00am  Brunch Following

Church Office Hours:
Monday-Sunday, 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