Monona Ev. Lutheran Church  4411 Monona Dr., Madison, WI 53716


                              Welcome to Monona!                            Welcome to the Trinity Season

Dear Members,

From now on  Sunday services will be available through YouTube and Facebook (contains a link to the YouTube video).  Daily devotions are also available there.  


This week’s Sunday service can be found here:


Our Facebook page can be found here:

NOTE:  You’ll need to ‘Like' us on Facebook.


If you would like to receive the Word and Sacrament in your home to make sure your faith remains strong and your inner peace and faith controls your outlook, please call me at 1-516-477-1770.  Let us know what is happening with your family so we can keep caught up as if we were at church.

What a brand-new world we live in.  Psalm 91 read and digest often.  I do every day!


Blessings and peace,

Pastor Nowak

Thanks for Visiting



Monona Ev. Lutheran Church

Missouri Synod

4411 Monona Drive

Monona, WI 53716 


ORDER OF WORSHIP: Matins Page 219

Sunday 9:00 a.m.
September 24
th, 2023





Word of Welcome


Gloria Patri & Common Response                                                    Page 219


Seasonal Antiphon                                                                              Page 220


Venite                                                                                                   Page 220


Readings from Holy Scripture


Old Testament                                                                             Isaiah 55:69


R: O Lord, have mercy on us.

C: Thanks be to God.


Epistle                                                                        Philippians 1:1214, 1930


R: O Lord, have mercy on us.

C: Thanks be to God.


Holy Gospel                                                                            Matthew 20:116


P: O Lord, have mercy on us.

C: Thanks be to God.


Hymn of the Day       “Forgive Our Sins as We Forgive”                          LSB 843


Sermon Theme            “The Bigger Picture”

                     Text                             Genesis 50:15-21


Te Deum                                                                                               Page 223


Prayer of the Church

P: Let us pray for the whole Church of God in Christ Jesus and for all people according to their needs.

 O Lord, grant that we would rejoice in the light of Christ and His salvation, and that sinners would find refuge in His mercy and comfort in His forgiveness. Lord, in Your mercy,

C: hear our prayer.

P: Heavenly Father, embolden our congregation and all sister churches throughout the world to confess the truth steadfastly and to witness boldly to our only Savior, Jesus Christ. Lord, in Your mercy,

C: hear our prayer.

P: Merciful Lord, we give You humble thanks for instituting the estate of holy marriage and for the blessing of family. Grant that these gifts would be cherished and honored in our society and especially within the household of faith. Lord, in Your mercy,

C: hear our prayer.

P: Almighty Lord, bless this nation and all people in their rightful callings. Grant that we may serve our neighbors in love, and that all authorities would exercise their callings with humility and wisdom on behalf of the defenseless. Lord, in Your mercy,

C: hear our prayer.

P: Loving God, we thank You for the gift of health. Hear our prayers on behalf of the sick, the aged, the infirm, the mourning or the dying. Grant them healing in accord

with Your will and grace to sustain them in their need. Lord, in Your mercy,

C: hear our prayer.

P: Heavenly Father, we thank You for the witness of the faithful who lived and died in Christ. Grant that at the last we, too, may be joined with them in the marriage supper of the Lamb in His kingdom. Lord, in Your mercy,

C: hear our prayer.

P: Merciful Lord, grant that, in Christ, we may seek You while You may be found and call upon You while You are near, forsaking all wicked ways and unrighteous thoughts. Lord, in Your mercy,

C: hear our prayer.

P: Into Your hands, O Lord, we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in Your mercy; through Jesus Christ, our Lord.

C: Amen.

Lord’s Prayer                                                                                        Page 227


Collects                                                                                                  Page 227


Collect of the Day
ALL: Lord God, heavenly Father, since we cannot stand before You relying on anything we have done, help us trust in Your abiding grace and live according to Your Word; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.


Collect of Grace                                                                                   Page 228


Benedicamus                                                                                        Page 228


Closing Hymn            Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer                 LSB 918










Fellow Workers


on God’s Team



Weekly Themes:

October 8:      “God’s Fellow Workers Are Servants in Ministry” October 15:     “Your Role on God’s Team”

October 22:     “The Importance and Purpose of Ministry”



+ Seeking God's Help +


Are you asking for God's help or do you depend on your own abilities? God is willing to help, but we are free to seek that help or ignore it. The Bible is filled with people who sought God's help to accomplish tasks rather than relying on their own strength. These stories are an encouragement to us because they point out how much more can be accomplished with God. One remarkable story is about Nehemiah who rebuilt the walls around Jerusalem.

In the book of Nehemiah, we find Nehemiah sizing up the situation and understanding the awesome challenge it would be to build the walls of Jerusalem. Because Nehemiah had the confident expectation that God would help, he rallied God's people around him to take on a difficult project. Nehemiah's confidence in God is shown in Nehemiah 2:20 which reads, "The God of heaven will give us success." The same confidence is shared in 4:20: Our God will fight for us.

Just as Nehemiah experienced God's help and strength, we can also expect and receive that same support and help. God expects us to do good works, and He will equip us to do them. "For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do " (Ephesians 2: 10).

We can move forward in faith trusting that God "is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us" (Ephesians 3:20).

May God grant us the wisdom always to remember this statement: "Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God."


Working the harvest with You!

Pastor Nowak




Please enjoy browsing our site. We welcome your questions and comments and look forward to visiting with you at one of our upcoming worship services.

To all who are weary and need rest,

To all who are lonely and need sheltering love,

To all who sin and need a Savior, and

To whomever will come, our church opens its doors in the name of Jesus Christ.


Member congregation of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod