Manteno Church of the Nazarene
Sunday Morning Service | 10am
Pastor Ken Bushey preaching.
Locations & Times
  • Manteno Church of the Nazarene
    698 N Locust St, Manteno, IL 60950, USA
    Sunday 10:00 AM

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17 | 7pm | Church Board Meeting
18 | 6pm | 4-H Meeting
21 | 9:30am | Run & Fun Community Playgroup
22 | 3-4:30pm | Fall Fest
25 | 6:30pm | MOMSnext
28 | 9am | MOPS
28 | 5-9pm | Student Ministries Hoorah

Run & Fun
Friday, October 21 | 9:30am | Mamas and preschoolers, come to a community playdate in the gym. Bring your preschool friends, ride the cars, crawl through the tunnels, shoot the short baskets, and let your mamas enjoy bagels and coffee.

Fall Fest
Saturday, October 22 | 3-5pm | We’re hosting a Trunk or Treat for Manteno on October 22. We need candy! Trunk hosts! Volunteers! More candy! is the link to sign up and volunteer for the actual event. Our goal for candy is 10,000 pieces for an expected 500 kids. Current count: 5,000. Whoa, we're halfway there So, we need more candy (and prayers). Drop it off in the lobby. #morecandy We also would like to borrow about 10 canopies/shade tents for the day. #morecandy

Student Ministries Butter Bread Fundraiser
Now-October 22 | Our youths are once again selling delicious butter-braid pastries. Buy them now, unfreeze them and bake them for the holidays. Impress the in-laws. Or have a truly decadent random Tuesday morning. Proceeds go to student accounts to pay for things like retreats, camps, and Nazarene Youth Conference.

Student Ministries Hoorah
Friday, October 28 | 5ish-9pm | 14747 W. Barr Rd., Manhattan, IL | Food, games, prizes, and more. All teens, 5th-12th grade, head out to Lathus's for a night full of fun. Ladies bring a snack and men, a 2 liter of soda. And everybody - bring a friend. Hoorah!

10 talents Concert
Thursday, November 3 | 7pm | 10 talents, a Michigan inspirational rock band, will be having a concert in our gym for local youth groups. Students, invite a friend or twenty. Check out their music beforehand at

Ladies Fall Retreat
Saturday, November 5 | 9am-12pm | Join us for our annual Women's Fall Retreat. Speaker Terra Gorrell will be sharing her heart with us. Come enjoy a delicious continental breakfast, and a delectable lunch, and invite and spend time with friends. Please register by November 1, by clicking "going" on the Facebook event or signing up at church.

Turkey Bakers
Our annual Senior's Harvest Dinner is right around the corner, November 17, and back in the building this year. We are beginning to prep and plan and are looking for 10 people to bake turkeys that week. Pick up the turkey, bake it, and bring it back day of by noon (or day before). We are also looking for volunteers for set up, tear down, and servers. It is a great opportunity to volunteer as a family. Sign up at the welcome desk or contact the office. Look for food donation requests later this month.

Tithes and Offerings
Monthly Budget: $53,333
October 2: $9,840
October 9: $14,902
Month to Date: $24,742

Contact Information
Pastor Ken Bushey | Lead | | 812.583.1542
Pastor Amy Kilpatrick | Children | | 815.573.6322
Pastor Marcus Cleveland | Student Ministries | | 517.525.7648
Church Office | 815.468.8946 | | 698 N. Locust | PO Box 698 | Manteno, IL 60950 |
Martha Krueger | |
Jenny Lyle | |
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Weekly Schedule
Worship Service | 10am | Sunday
9th-12th Grade Youth Group | 6pm | Sunday
Volleyball | 7-9pm | Mondays
Meal | 5:30-6:15pm | Wednesday | Soup Night
Wednesday Journey Groups | Wednesday | 6:30pm
5th-8th Grade Youth Group | 6:30pm | Wednesday
Manteno Kids Wednesdays | 6:30pm | Wednesday
Order of Service
Call to Worship
Open Up the Heavens
Heaven Came Down
Children's Moment
Revelation Song
Hymn of Heaven
Build Your Kingdom Here
Closing Prayer
Open Up The Heavens
Verse 1
We've waited for this day
We're gathered in Your Name
Calling out to You
Your glory like a fire awakening desire
Will burn our hearts with truth

You're the reason we're here
You're the reason we're singing

Open up the heavens we want to see You
Open up the floodgates a mighty river
Flowing from Your heart
Filling every part of our praise

Oo oo oo oo oo

Verse 2
Your presence in this place Your glory on our face
We're looking to the sky
Descending like a cloud You're standing with us now
Lord unveil our eyes

Show us show us Your glory
Show us show us Your power
Show us show us Your glory Lord

Oo oo oo oo

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Heaven Came Down
Verse 1
O what a wonderful wonderful day
Day I will never forget
After I'd wandered in darkness away
Jesus my Savior I met
O what a tender compassionate friend
He met the need of my heart
Shadows dispelling with joy I am telling
He made all the darkness depart

Heaven came down and glory filled my soul
When at the cross the Savior made me whole
My sins were washed away
And my night was turned to day
Heaven came down and glory filled my soul

Verse 2
Born of the Spirit with life from above
Into God's fam'ly divine
Justified fully through Calvary's love
O what a standing is mine
And the transaction so quickly was made
When as a sinner I came
Took of the offer of grace
He did proffer He saved me
O praise His dear name

Verse 3
Now I've a hope that will surely endure
After the passing of time
I have a future in heaven for sure
There in those mansions sublime
And it's because of that wonderful day
When at the cross I believed
Riches eternal and blessings supernal
From His precious hand I received

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John W. Peterson
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Revelation Song
Verse 1
Worthy is the Lamb Who was slain
Holy holy is He
Sing a new song to Him Who sits on
Heaven's mercy seat

Holy holy holy
Is the Lord God Almighty
Who was and is and is to come
With all creation I sing
Praise to the King of kings
You are my ev'rything
And I will adore You

Verse 2
Clothed in rainbows of living color
Flashes of lightning rolls of thunder
Blessing and honor strength and glory
And power be to You the only wise King

Verse 3
Filled with wonder awestruck wonder
At the mention of Your name
Jesus Your name is power breath and living water
Such a marv'lous mystery yeah

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Hymn Of Heaven
Verse 1
How I long to breathe the air of Heaven
Where pain is gone and mercy fills the streets
To look upon the one who bled to save me
And walk with Him for all eternity

Chorus 1
There will be a day
When all will bow before Him
There will be a day
When death will be no more
Standing face to face
With He who died and rose again
Holy holy is the Lord

Verse 2
And ev'ry prayer we prayed in desperation
The songs of faith
We sang through doubt and fear
In the end we’ll see that it was worth it
When He returns to wipe away our tears

Verse 3
And on that day we join the resurrection
And stand beside the heroes of the faith
With one voice a thousand generations
Sing worthy is the Lamb who was slain
Forever He shall reign

Chorus 2
So let it be today
We shout the hymn of Heaven
With angels and the Saints
We raise a mighty roar
Glory to our God
Who gave us life beyond the grave
Holy holy is the Lord
Holy holy is the Lord
Holy holy is the Lord

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Sermon Notes
Citizens of Heaven | God’s Throne Room
John 14
October 16, 2022

How you think about heaven will largely determine how you live today.

Philippians 3:20-21
But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.

Citizen: [sit-uh-zuh n] a native or naturalized member of a state or nation who owes allegiance to its government and is entitled to its protection and privileges.

Colossians 1:21-22
Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation…

How you think about heaven will largely determine how you live today.

Citizens of Heaven are more enamored by the Person of heaven than the place of heaven.

John 14:1-3
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.

John 14:18
“I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.”

John 14:23
“Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.”

Citizens of Heaven are more intent on the coming of heaven than the going to heaven.

John 14:11-14
Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the works themselves. Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.

John 15:7
If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.

John 15:16
You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.

Citizens of Heaven are hyper-aware of both the privilege and the responsibility of prayer.

Ephesians 1:18-23
I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.

Ephesians 2:6-9
And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.

Ephesians 2:6
And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms…

Ephesians 2:10
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Ezekiel 22:30
“I looked for someone among them who would… stand before me in the gap… but I found no one.”

Isaiah 59:1 (The Message)
Look! Listen! God’s arm is not amputated—he can still save. God’s ears are not stopped up—he can still hear. There’s nothing wrong with God; the wrong is in you.

Phineas F. Bresee
“We must have Him. Let our cry and effort be heavenward, until the windows are opened and the fullness of its glory manifested.”

Ephesians 3:10-11
His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, according to his eternal purpose that he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Ephesians 3:20-21
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen.
Build Your Kingdom Here
Verse 1
Come set Your rule and reign
In our hearts again
Increase in us we pray
Unveil why we're made
Come set our hearts ablaze with hope
Like wildfire in our very souls
Holy Spirit come invade us now
We are Your church
We need Your pow'r in us

Verse 2
We seek Your kingdom first
We hunger and we thirst
Refuse to waste our lives
For You're our joy and prize
To see the captives' hearts released
The hurt the sick the poor at peace
We lay down our lives for heaven's cause
We are Your church
We pray revive this earth

Build Your kingdom here
Let the darkness fear
Show Your mighty hand
Heal our streets and land
Set Your church on fire
Win this nation back
Change the atmosphere
Build Your kingdom here we pray

Verse 3
Unleash Your kingdom's pow'r
Reaching the near and far
No force of hell can stop
Your beauty changing hearts
You made us for much more than this
Awake the kingdom seed in us
Fill us with the strength and love of Christ
We are Your church
We are the hope on earth

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Chris Llewellyn | Gareth Gilkeson | William Herron
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