Manteno Church of the Nazarene
Sunday Morning Service | 10am
Christmas Music Program.
Locations & Times
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  • Manteno Church of the Nazarene
    698 N Locust St, Manteno, IL 60950, USA
    Sunday 10:00 AM

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December
3 | 9am-3pm | Craft & Vendor Fair
9 | 9am | MOPS
11 | 11:15am | Young Adult Dinner
13 | 6:30pm | MOMSnext
18 | 5-6:30pm | Family Communion
19 | 6pm | 4-H Dinner
21 | No Wednesday Night Programming
21 | 5pm | Christmas Caroling
24 | 4pm | Christmas Eve Service
25 | 10am | Christmas Service
28 | No Wednesday Night Programming
26-30 | Church Office Closed

Volleyball
Monday night volleyball will be taking a break over the Christmas holidays. They will meet for the last time this year on December 5 and resume playing in the new year on January 9. (In case you missed it, on Mondays we have pickup volleyball in the gym from 7-9pm for all ages.) Contact Mykenna Eckhoff if you have questions.

Annual Church Elections
Our church elections are coming up in the middle of December. At that time, we elect board members, councils, department heads, and delegates to our district assemblies. We will have a short perfunctory business meeting to open the process during service on December 11. To vote, you must be a member of Manteno Nazarene Church, be 15 years old, and vote in person. If you would like to see a sample ballot or photos of board candidates, go to http://bit.ly/3OUp9Ks

Christmas Cards
Again this year we are posting Christmas Cards on the bulletin board in the hallway by the kitchen for those who wish to send greetings to our church family. Please feel free to post one or just stop by and read the greetings from others.

Giving Tree
Do you want to have a family activity that will demonstrate Christ’s love? Our church is adopting 3 families (10 people) for Christmas this year. Out in the foyer, you will find a Christmas tree full of angels. Please take an angel or two, or three, or ten, and purchase the item on the angel. Please purchase new items and then wrap the gift up. Be sure to put the angel on the outside of the package. Please bring your gift and put it under the tree, by December 18. We will pray for these lives represented by each gift before we present them to the families. Each gift should be no more than $50. If you don’t have time to go and purchase the item, you can make a donation and your gift will be purchased on your behalf. Please check with Lynne Utter if you have any questions.

Birthday Party for Jesus
| Wednesday, December 14 | 6:30pm | Preschool and K-4th will be celebrating Jesus's birthday with a typical birthday party during Wednesday programming. Come ready to have some fun and invite a friend!

Family Communion
| Sunday, December 18 | 5-6:30pm | During this evening, you and your people (family, friends, coworkers, neighbors, et al) are encouraged to come to the sanctuary, have a quiet time of meditation, and then come to the altar or front row to be served communion.

Wednesday Night Programming
| Wednesdays, December 21 & 28 | There will be no Wednesday night programming (youth or kids) due to the holidays.

Christmas Caroling
| Wednesday, December 21 | 5pm | Wondering what to do with your free Wednesday night? (See above) Come caroling, one and all. Meet at church at 5pm and we will carpool to some of our Manteno people's houses and help them welcome in the season. Afterward, we will come back to the church and warm up with some chili and cocoa.

Christmas Eve Service
| Saturday, December 24 | 4pm | Join us as we welcome Christmas together. A cozy time to sing a few carols and listen to the Christmas story.

Christmas Service
| Sunday, December 25 | It would be weird not to have a service on the birthday of our Lord, yet it is weird to have a service on Christmas, a huge family time. Know that if you stay home with your family, we understand, and if you come to worship with us, we get it also. If you are coming, we will have a hot chocolate bar starting at 9:30am. (For our custodians, we will be requiring lids in the sanctuary.) Service, maybe a little more acoustic than usual, will be at its regular time of 10am and will be streamed and recorded for future viewing. It will be a family service, i.e. no children's programming.

Church Office Closed
| December 26-January 1 | The church office will be closed the week after Christmas. Normal business hours, 8am-1pm, will resume on January 2, 2023.

Year-End Giving
Thank you for your faithfulness in supporting the church financially. We want to remind you that in order to get credit for giving in 2022, if you are mailing it, it must be postmarked by December 31. If you are mailing it: PO Box 698 | Manteno, IL 60950 is the place to send it. If you would prefer to give online you can either text the words "MCN GIVE: to 833.827.7949 or go to: https://pushpay.com/g/mantenonazarene

Tithes and Offerings
Monthly Budget: $53,333
November 6: $15,052
November 13: $10,830
November 20: $6,866
November 27: $14,803
Month to Date: $47,551

Contact Information
Pastor Ken Bushey | Lead | kbushey@mantenonazarene.org | 812.583.1542
Pastor Amy Kilpatrick | Children | akilpatrick@mantenonazarene.org | 815.573.6322
Pastor Marcus Cleveland | Student Ministries | mcleveland@mantenonazarene.org | 517.525.7648
Church Office | 815.468.8946 | mantenonazarene.org | 698 N. Locust | PO Box 698 | Manteno, IL 60950 |
Martha Krueger | mkrueger@mantenonazarene.org |
Jenny Lyle | jlyle@mantenonazarene.org |
Connect Card | https://bit.ly/mcconnectcard
Giving | https://pushpay.com/g/mantenonazarene
Website | www.mantenonazarene.org

Weekly Schedule
Worship Service | 10am | Sunday
9th-12th Grade Youth Group | 6pm | Sunday
Volleyball | 7-9pm | Mondays
5th-8th Grade Youth Group | 6:30pm | Wednesday
Manteno Kids Wednesdays | 6:30pm | Wednesday

Link to Sample Ballot

http://bit.ly/3OUp9Ks
Order of Service
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Prelude
Welcome
Advent Candles
Announcements
The Angels Sing Christmas Song
Happy Birthday
Parent's Moment
O Come All Ye Faithful
Reading: The Story of Simeon
The First Noel
Reading: Come and See
What A Glorious Night
Reading: The Story of the Shepherds
Prince of Peace
Reading: A Story Grounded in Worship
Offering Prayer
Light of the World
Reading: The Prince of Peace
Joy to the World (Unspeakable Joy)
Closing Prayer
O Come All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles)
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Verse 1
O come all ye faithful
Joyful and triumphant
O come ye O come ye to Bethlehem
Come and behold Him
Born the King of angels

Chorus
O come let us adore Him
O come let us adore Him
O come let us adore Him
Christ the Lord

Verse 2
Sing choirs of angels
Sing in exultation
O sing all ye bright
Hosts of heav'n above
Glory to God all
Glory in the highest

Verse 3
Yea Lord we greet Thee
Born this happy morning
Jesus to Thee be all glory giv'n
Word of the Father
Now in flesh appearing

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The First Noel
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Verse 1
The first Noel the angel did say
Was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay
In fields where they lay keeping their sheep
On a cold winter's night that was so deep

Chorus
Noel Noel Noel Noel
Born is the King of Israel

Verse 2
They looked up and saw a star
Shining in the east beyond them far
And to the earth it gave great light
And so it continued both day and night

Verse 3
And by the light of that same star
Three wise men came from country far
To seek for a king was their intent
And to follow the star wherever it went

Verse 4
This star drew nigh to the northwest
O'er Bethlehem it took its rest
And there it did both stop and stay
Right over the place where Jesus lay

Verse 5
Then entered in those wise men three
Full rev'rently upon the knee
And offered there in His presence
Their gold and myrrh and frankincense

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What A Glorious Night
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Interlude
Oo oo

Verse 1
The shepherds came to see the baby
Stood by His mother's side
Here laid the Savior inside a manger
Oh what a glorious night
Oh what a glorious night

Chorus
I hear the angels singin' hallelujah
Let the earth receive her King
I know that love has come sing it out
Jesus Christ is born
(I heard that) Jesus Christ is born
(Yeah yeah)

Verse 2
The shepherds wondered they couldn't hide it
They told ev'ryone in sight
All were amazed when they heard how God came
Down on the glorious night
God came down on this glorious night

Bridge
Glorious glorious what a glorious night
Glorious glorious what a glorious night

Verse 3
All is calm now all is quiet
A star shining in the sky
Below in Bethlehem the King is sleeping
Oh what a glorious night
Oh what a glorious night

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Prince of Peace
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Verse 1
Peace be still still still
On this night heaven's light

Chorus
Peace peace prince of peace
(allelujah allelujah allelujah)
Healer of men peace again
Peace

Verse 2
Peace is here angels near
Shepherds meek wise men seek

Verse 3
Peace on earth Savior birth
Heavenly peace we will keep

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Light Of The World
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Verse 1
The world waits for a miracle
The heart longs for a little bit of hope
O come O come Emmanuel
A child prays for peace on earth
And she's calling out from a sea of hurt
O come O come Emmanuel
And can you hear the angels singing

Chorus 1
Glory to the Light of the world
Glory the Light of the world is here

Verse 2
The drought breaks with the tears of a mother
A baby’s cry is the sound of love come down
Come down Emmanuel woh
He is the song for the suffering
He is Messiah the Prince of peace has come
He has come Emmanuel oh

Chorus 2
Glory to the light of the world
Glory to the light of the world
Glory to the light of the world
Glory to the light of the world

Bridge
For all who wait for all who hunger
For all who’ve prayed for all who wonder
Behold your King behold Messiah
Emmanuel Emmanuel

Chorus 3
Glory to the light of the world
Glory to the light of the world
Glory to the light of the world
Behold your King behold Messiah
Emmanuel Emmanuel

Ending
The world waits for a miracle
The heart longs for a little bit of hope
O come O come Emmanuel

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Joy To The World (Unspeakable Joy)
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Verse 1
Joy to the world the Lord is come
Let earth receive her King
Let ev'ry heart prepare Him room
And heaven and nature sing
And heaven and nature sing
And heaven and heaven and nature sing

Verse 2
Joy to the world the Savior reigns
Let all their songs employ
While fields and floods rocks hills and plains
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat repeat the sounding joy

Chorus
Joy unspeakable joy
An overflowing well
No tongue can tell
Joy unspeakable joy
It rises in my soul
Never lets me go

Verse 3
He rules the world with truth and grace
And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness
And wonders of His love
And wonders of His love
And wonders wonders of His love

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