Ministry and Fellowship at Monona
Members and friends of Monona Lutheran Church build their faith and serve the Lord through fellowship activities, Bible studies, and work in the community. Here's a sampling of our groups and service opportunities.
Adult Bible Study Sunday or Wednesday mornings
TLC (Tender Lovng Care) Groups - 2nd and 4th Tuesdays or Thursdays
Children's Sunday School during the school year
Adult Information Classes - Wednesdays
3rd grade Bible program (each fall)
Confirmation Classes (6th - 8th grades)
Healing Service - 2nd Sunday each month
The Prayer Chain:
This is a vital ministry at Monona as we support one another and our families and friends in prayer. Prayer concerns are given and sent along in a telephone chain.
Vacation Bible School:
This takes place each summer for study, games, music, food and fun for children pre-K - 6th grade.
Items are collected and taken to the St. Stephens food bank to help reach out to our community and its needs.
Advent and Christmas:
In addition to the special worship during Advent and the Christmas season, we gather for Christmas Caroling, church decorating, and many more Christmas activities.
Lent and Easter:
At Monona, we have mid-week Lenten services (with a light supper, a prayer vigil, a pancake breakfast and much more...all leads to the best time of the year to be in church... to celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.
TLC (Tender Loving Care) Groups:
More than a Bible study it is all about people taking care of people in real physical and spiritual ways. We kick off each fall and close for the summer in June with an "All Are Welcome BBQ" at a comfortable home.
A Healing Service:
This is offered the second Sunday each month. In light of James 5:14-15 it offers our members a place to come with a hurt, illness, or sickness and commend it to our Lord in prayer.
House of Thrift:
This benefits those at Bethesda Lutheran Home. Our Volunteers are there the 1st and 3rd Saturdays and the 2nd and 5th Thursdays each month.
Join us each month for a discussion of an inspirational selection. Call the church office for time and location.
Our senior fellowship group gets together every few months for bus trips to visit regional attractions.
The women of Monona are a supporting society of the Lutheran Women's Missionary League. The LWML is the official women's society of the LCMS, supporting missions in the US and abroad. Visit the South Wisconsin District LWML Website at www.swd-lwml.org to learn more.
Quilters meet the first and third Thursdays each month at 9 a.m. to work on quilts for the Orphan Grain Train and other needs.
Vocal and Bell Choirs:
Choirs practice on Wednesday evenings and perform at many of our services throughout the year.
Opportunities to Serve
Short-Term Mission Trips: In the past we have traveled to Poland to help with Bible school and to New Orleans to assist with the rebuilding efforts. Look for an announcement about our next trip soon.