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


                              Welcome to Monona!                            Welcome! Happy Easter - 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.  


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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 



ORDER OF WORSHIP: Setting 2  Page 167

Sunday 9:00 a.m.

May 22nd, 2022



Sixth Sunday of Easter



Word of Welcome


Opening Hymn             Come We that Love the Lord.                                 Back page


Confession and Absolution                                                                            Page 167



P: Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.

C: My heart is in anguish within me; the terrors of death have fallen upon me.

P: But I call to God, and the LORD will save me.

C: Evening and morning and at noon I utter my complaint and moan, and he hears my voice.

P: He redeems my soul in safety from the battle that I wage, for many are arrayed against me.

ALL: Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.

P: Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved. 


Kyrie                                                                                                      Page 168


Gloria in Excelsis                                                                                 Page 170


Salutation and Collect of the Day                                                      Page 172

P: The Lord be with you.

C: And also with you.

P: Let us pray.

ALL: O God, the giver of all that is good, by Your holy inspiration grant that we may think those things that are right and by Your merciful guiding accomplish them; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.


First Reading                                                                                            Acts 16:915 


ALL: Christ has risen from the dead. [God the Father] has crowned him with glory and honor, He has given him dominion over the works of his hands; he has put all things under his feet. Amen.



Epistle                                                                   Revelation 21:914, 2127


Alleluia and Verse                                                                                       Page 173


Holy Gospel.                                                                                       John 16:23-33


Hymn of the Day         In God, My Faithful God.                                      LSB 745


Sermon Theme              “Never the Less, I Tell You the Truth” 

              Text                                 John 16:2333


Apostles’ Creed.                                                                                          Page 175 


Prayer of the Church

P: Lord, our heavenly Father, You never refuse the cries of Your children. In the name of our Lord Jesus, we ask for Your help and protection and for the good of our families, our neighbors and rulers, our brothers and sisters in Christ, our pastors, and our overseers. Lord, in Your mercy,

C: hear our prayer.

P: Lord God, You have founded Your Church as a place of prayer beside the waters of Holy Baptism. Give Your holy people hearts to hear Your Gospel message, lips to offer their prayers in faith, and readiness to give of themselves for Your sake. Lord, in Your mercy,

C: hear our prayer.

P: Heavenly Father, keep Your Holy Church undefiled from all that is detestable or false. Embolden pastors to guard her gates and to welcome those who draw near in faith. Bring the rulers of this world into Your Church to glorify her according to Your good and gracious will. Lord, in Your mercy,

C: hear our prayer.

P: Give peace, Lord, to our homes and enliven them by Christ’s resurrected life. Let the forgiveness of sins reign among husbands and wives, parents and children. Assure those who live alone that they, too, are Your children, upheld by Your right hand. Lord, in Your mercy,

C: hear our prayer.

P: Gracious God, give wisdom to our leaders and government, so that they may lead with integrity and according to Your perfect will. Protect police officers, emergency personnel, disaster-relief workers, and the members of our armed forces as they serve in our defense and for the well-being of all. Lord, in Your mercy,

C: hear our prayer.

P: Compassionate Lord, direct and enrich the efforts of the faithful women of Your Church. Make them eager and wise in good works, serving the ministry of the Church as faithful Lydia served the mission of St. Paul. Lord, in Your mercy,

C: hear our prayer.

P: Merciful God, You hear our prayers for the sake of Your dear Son, Jesus. In His name, we cast our burdens upon You. Sustain us in the midst of terror and trial, and hear us as we cry out on this morning of Your Son’s resurrection. 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 179




Closing Hymn.      Savior, Again to Thy Dear Name We Raise.                    LSB 917 








Acknowledgments: Divine Service, Setting Two from Lutheran Service Book. Unless otherwise indicated, all scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Created by Lutheran Service Builder © 2006 Concordia Publishing House. 







Come, We That Love the Lord     700


1.   Come we that love Lord, and lrt our joys be known.

      join in a song with sweet accord, and thus surround the throne.


2.   Let those who refuse to sing that never knew our God.

      but children of the heavenly king may speak their joys abroard.


3.   The men of grace have found glory begun below;

       celestrial fruit on earthly ground from faith and hope may grow.


4.    The hill of Zion yields a thousand sacred sweets

       before we reach heavenly fields or walk the golden streets.


5.    Then lrt our songs abound, and every tear be dry.

       we'er marching through Immamuel's ground to fairer worlds on high.








    Jesus' task was completed. He said so: "It is finished," and "He bowed His head and gave up His spirit" (John 19:30). The body was taken down from the cross and buried. Didn't everyone think it was all over? The Master was dead and buried. What else could they think? Then came that unbelievable morning at the tomb when the body was nowhere to be found and the slow realization that Jesus had indeed risen from the dead, 'just as He said" (Matthew 28:6).


     Disbelief turned to joy when Jesus came to them, and "He showed them His hands and feet ... and ate [a piece of broiled fish} in their presence" (Luke 24:40-43). Just as before, He taught them. He told them again what He had told them before, but now "He opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures" (Luke 24:45). The disciples must have listened with new ears as they took in all Jesus told them in those days following His miraculous Resurrection.


      Then Jesus took them out to a remote area, blessed them, and "was taken up into Heaven" (Luke 24:51) before their eyes. Joyfully they went back home and waited - waited for the gift Jesus had promised would come to them. One day with wind and fire the Holy Spirit came, bringing power and authority to those men Jesus had commissioned to "go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything [He had} commanded [them}" And He added His promise, "And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age" (Matthew 28:19-20).


      The book of Acts tells the story of what happened as those disciples, armed with Jesus' promise to be with them, started in their own community and then branched out into all nations, preaching and teaching, baptizing and discipling others, performing miracles in Jesus' name, facing persecution and death for the sake of the Gospel.


The book of Acts ends after 28 chapters, but the work is not over. The story goes on through the lives and witnesses of the thousands of Christians who have picked up the task where the first disciples left off. Your story may never be written down for other Christians to read, but those around you are seeing it unfold. They are hearing you speak the Gospel message; they are recipients of the good deeds you do in the Lord's name; other workers for the Gospel are equipped by your financial and prayer support; they take notice of the stand you take in defense of Truth over the lies with which Satan would blind the world. No, it's not over. We have the privilege of carrying on Jesus' work till He comes again to take us to Himself, saying, "Well done, good and faithful servant!" (Matthew 25:21)



Working the harvest with you! 

Pastor Nowak 





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