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The Advent/Christmas Season Events at Zion Lutheran Church

*There will be a special sermon series on Wednesdays during Advent titled “Baby Gifts”
Dec 4 – Baby’s Birth
Dec 11 – Baby’s Name
Dec 18 – Baby’s Cry
To go along with this theme, we’re collecting Baby Bottle Gifts for Alpha House – We’ll give you a baby bottle to take home and fill with change, cash, or checks.  We’ll collect the baby bottles on Sunday, December 22, to be donated toward their new facility.

* Children’s Christmas Program – The Children’s Christmas Program “Emoji Christmas” will be the evening of Sunday, December 15, at 6:00 p.m.  Emojis will help tell the story of Jesus’ birth in this cute & clever play.

* Christmas Eve service will be Tuesday, December 24, at 7:00 p.m.

* Christmas Day service on Wednesday, December 25, at 10:30 a.m.
(There will be NO evening Worship on Wednesday service the 25th.)



You’ve come to Zion Lutheran Church on the web!

(to listen to or read our latest sermon, click here.)

Check out our new link to the Lutheran Cyclopedia – a great resource for answering the good Lutheran question “What Does This Mean?”

We’re glad you’re here and invite you to come to our brick and mortar location at 600 East Aldrich Road, two blocks west of Walgreens on Springfield Avenue.

Join with us Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. or at Worship on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m., and on Sunday at 9:15 a.m. come for Sunday School. Be sure to check out our worship page.

Thanks for taking the time to visit with us here. By way of introduction, I’m Pastor Tom Rhodes. Look around our site and see how you might fit with us in Hearing, Sharing and Living the Gospel! 

Therefore God very wisely arranged and appointed things, and instituted the holy sacrament to be administered in the congregation at a place where we can come together, pray, and give thanks to God.

~M. Luther

God’s Peace to You, Pastor Tom Rhodes

Find Us

We are located at 600 East Aldrich Road, across from Southwest Baptist University and about 2 blocks west of Springfield Avenue (Hwy 83).  Church office hours can vary for our administrative assistant.  Please call in advance of visiting to ensure the office is staffed.


Zion Lutheran Church
600 East Aldrich Road
Bolivar, Missouri  65613
(Mailing Address:  PO Box 5, Bolivar, MO 65613)
Telephone: 417-326-5506
Preschool:  417-319-4755