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

 

                              Welcome to Monona!                            Welcome! The Season of Pentecost - 2022

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:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpv2txxNeXN0BCt6d8tP2iw/featured

 

Our Facebook page can be found here:

https://www.facebook.com/Monona-Lutheran-Church-111089293859686

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

 

 

Monona Ev. Lutheran Church

Missouri Synod

4411 Monona Drive

Monona, WI 53716 

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ORDER OF WORSHIP: Matins - Page 219

Sunday 9:00 a.m.
September 25
th, 2022

 

 

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SIXTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

 

Prelude


Word of Welcome

 

Gloria Patri & Common Response                                                     Page 219

 

Seasonal Antiphon   Page 220


Venite        Page 220


Readings from Holy Scripture

 

Old Testament                                                                                   Amos 6:1-7

R: O Lord, have mercy on us.

C: Thanks be to God.

 

Epistle                                                                                        1 Timothy 3:1-13

R: O Lord, have mercy on us.

C: Thanks be to God.

 

Holy Gospel                                                                                  Luke 16:19-31

P: O Lord, have mercy on us.

C: Thanks be to God.

 

Hymn of the Day           Lord, Thee I Love with All My Heart                    LSB 708

 

Sermon Theme & Text    “God’s Woe!” Amos 6:1- 7

 

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.

God of mercy, You provide us with Your Holy Word, that we might know and believe in Christ. Make us diligent to study Your Word and dwell in Your promises, that we are content with Your provision in this life and joyfully look toward the life to come. Lord, in Your mercy,

C: hear our prayer.

P: Holy God, remember the men to whom You have given the noble task of pastor. Strengthen them that they might be above reproach as they care for their own households as well as Your Church. Preserve them from every snare of the devil, and give them a great confidence in the faith that is in Christ Jesus. Lord, in Your mercy,

C: hear our prayer.

P: Father in heaven, preserve our homes from idols and sins of idleness. Bless fathers and mothers as they catechize their children, that generations to come might faithfully guard their hearts and rejoice in Your gifts. Lord, in Your mercy,

C: hear our prayer.

P: King of kings and Lord of lords, watch over the authorities of this and every nation. Deliver them from the idols of wealth and power, and grant that they would use their offices in service to You and those You have entrusted to their care. Lord, in Your mercy,

C: hear our prayer.

P: Almighty God, You afflict in faithfulness and comfort in Your steadfast love. Let Your mercy come to all in need of help, that they might find their consolation in Your promises until You deliver them from their trouble. Lord, in Your mercy,

C: hear our prayer.

P: Heavenly Father, You deliver Your people from the sufferings of this world and comfort them with eternal rest. Receive our thanks for Your kindness to the saints who have gone before us, and preserve us in repentance until we are carried by angels to Abraham’s side. Lord, in Your mercy,

C: hear our prayer.

P: Answer all doubt and fear, O Lord, with confidence in Your Word and Sacraments, that by these Means of Grace we may be kept in holiness and guarded from temptation and despair until the day when You bring all things to their perfect fulfillment and we are delivered to everlasting life; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C: Amen.

 

Lord’s Prayer                                                                                        Page 227

 

Collects                                                                                                  Page 227

 

Collect of the Day

ALL: O God, You are the strength of all who trust in You, and without Your aid we can do no good thing. Grant us the help of Your grace that we may please You in both will and deed; 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

 

Benediction

 

Closing Hymn     Tell Out, My Soul, the Greatness of the Lord            LSB 935

 

Announcements

 

Postlude

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Loving Others

 

Is God's love within you seen by others? Does your busy schedule allow time for others? As God's people, we know that He loves us and calls each of us by name. That love is the basis for us to love others. "We love because He first loved us" (1 John 4: 19).

In the two verses that follow we are warned, "If anyone says, 'I love God, , yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen. And He has given us this command; Whoever loves God must also love his brother" (Vs. 20-21). God's command is that we should love others as He has loved us.

 

Our love for others is a response of gratitude to God's love. As we give God praise and thanks for His gifts especially our gift of forgiveness, we follow His call to love all people. God in His sovereignty created people to live in harmony, to cooperate, to communicate, and to share with one another. Regardless of our race, color of skin, economic status, or position in life, we are one family in Christ.

 

Unfortunately, we constantly read or hear news stories regarding murders, robberies, rapes, etc., and we wonder what is happening to God's people. The love and kindness we are called to share seems to have disappeared. The headlines seem to continually convey the greed, hatred, and the dark side of people. What rarely makes the newspapers are stories that show kindness and love toward one another. Such a story is about a traveling salesman who had stopped for a cup of coffee at a small restaurant in St. Louis, which was operated by a blind war veteran. He was astonished at the sure hand with which the man conducted his business. When the salesman went up to the counter to pay his check and handed the owner a dollar bill, the blind owner asked the denomination of the bill and then counted out the correct change. The salesman asked, "Do you ever have any people hand you one's and then say they are five's?" "No indeed," said the owner, "The only people I have trouble with are those who give me five's or ten's and say they are one's."

 

When our hearts are filled with God's love, we will show it to others. When God is in control of our lives, our eyes will be opened to both small and big opportunities with which to share our love, and we will make the time to share God's love that is within us with othersour family and friendsespecially the love of Christ Crucified!

 

Your Servant in Christ

Pastor Nowak 
 

 

Thanks for Visiting

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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.

 

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