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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19 | 7-10pm | Middle School RIOT
21 | 10am | Student Ministries Service
21 | VBS Supplies Due
23 | 6pm | 4-H Meeting
26 | 7pm | High School Hangout
28 | 10am | Memorial Sunday
29 | Office Closed

4 | 11:15am | VBS Crew Leaders Meeting
4-8 | 6-8pm | Stellar VBS
5 | No Volleyball
7 | No Middle School Youth Group
9-12 | General Assembly at Indianapolis
12 | 7pm | Church Board Meeting
14 | 6:30pm | Manteno Kids & Middle School meet at PJ's
19 | 3-4:30pm | Kids' Pool Party
19 | 6pm | 4-H Meeting
21 | 6:30pm | Manteno Kids' Escape Room Theme Night
22 | 5pm | Women's Bunco
28 | 6:30pm | Manteno Kids' Birthday Party Theme Night

Wednesday Night Meal
Wednesday | 5:30-6:15pm | $4 | Honey Glazed Chicken Stir Fry

Stellar Vacation Bible School Donation Board
It's the official start of summer here at Manteno Church of the Nazarene. The VBS donation board is up! This summer, "we will launch kids on a cosmic quest where they’ll have a blast shining Jesus’ light to the world. Stellar VBS rockets kids on an out-of-this-world adventure that’s light years of faith-building fun." (Direct quote - even I have trouble with that many puns.) In the lobby, grab an astronaut (or a whole crew). It will either be something easy to get local, have a convenient Amazon qr code, or be something we just need to borrow. Please have your donation back to the church by May 21. Blast off!

Steller VBS
Invite everyone! Sign your kids up for VBS and please invite their friends! We would love to see more kids come to enjoy this amazing week of Jesus, games, snacks, videos, singing, and more. Register at

Steller Volunteers Dinner & Meetings
There will be a volunteer meeting on the 1st day of VBS after the Sunday morning attendance. We will go over expectations, does and don'ts, and the schedule. Please plan to be in attendance. We are also offering dinner for workers and families as we have done in past years. To make planning easier, there will be a signup/reservation for each night. Choices will be between the main, a salad, or a kid friendly meal (ie mac& cheese, butter noodles) That way we don't run out of butter noodles for the child who absolutely categorically doesn't eat cheese. Dinner reservation link coming soon.

Women's Craft Night
Saturday, May 20 | 5-8pm | Ladies come and join us for BYOC night (Bring Your Own Craft). Drag out that half-finished blanket, door sign, or plant holder. Too tired to even make the effort - adult coloring pages will be provided. Join other ladies for fellowship and food while you are ostensibly working on your craft. Bring some sort of dip to share, salsa, cheeseball, fondue, etc.

Chicago Central District has its own teen and children's camps this year. Children's camp is at Olivet from July 13-16 and is for rising 2nd-7th graders. The cost is $195 and more information is available at Teen camp will be at Cedar Lake from July 17-21 and is for rising 7th-13th graders. Cost is $250 and more information is available at As you can see, camp costs a little bit more than it did when you were their age. (For me, it was $52. But our camp was a mess. But we had a lot of worship and learning about God. Thanks, Mom and Dad!) We would love to offer scholarship money to all students going to camp to have fun, make friends, and learn about Jesus. Our goal, if we have the same approximate amount of kids and teens going as last year, 30, is about $3,200. This will be about a half scholarship for everyone. (We do realize we have been asking for a lot of NYC money this year, it's okay if we don't make it. Just be ready to suggest to your co-workers that they should buy the wrapping paper, pizza card, cheese, and sausage this time.)

General Assembly
Every four years, Nazarene General Assembly and Conventions is a place for Nazarenes from around the world to gather for celebration and worship, as well as to conduct the business of the global church and its various ministries. It is an awesome experience to be there for worship. And this year, it happens to be in Indianapolis from June 9-12. There will be worship services each night at 6:30pm as well as a Sunday morning service at 10am. For more information and to register to attend anything at the convention, go to The Sunday morning of General Assembly, we will be streaming the service from Indianapolis with a live host.

Middle School Riot
Friday, May 19 | 7-10pm | The next RIOT is quickly approaching. The theme for this month's Riot is “Super Smash Bros.” Dress up as a Super Smash Bros. character. Come for the games, the food, and the fun! We are switching it up this month - ladies bring drinks and guys bring snacks!

High School Hangout
Friday, May 26 | 7-10pm | High Schoolers, hang out the night on the 26th. No stress. Come play some board games, eat some food, talk some talk, or study – whatever you want. No plans, no expectations, no stress.

Big Summer Events
+ Stellar VBS | June 4-8 | 6-8pm | Rising K-5th Graders |
+ General Assembly at Indianapolis | June 9-16 |
+ CCD Children's Camp at Olivet | July 13-16 | Rising 2nd-7th Graders
+ Youth Camp at Cedar Lake | July 17-21 | Rising 7th-13th Graders |
+ Nazarene Youth Conference at Tampa Bay | July 5-9 | Rising 9th-13th

Tithes and Offerings
Monthly Budget: $62,250
May 3: $25,707
Month to Date: $25,707

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
Wednesday Meal | 5:30pm-6:15pm | Wednesday
Journey Groups | 6:30pm | Wednesday
5th-8th Grade Youth Group | 6:30pm | Wednesday
Manteno Kids Wednesdays | 6:30pm | Wednesday
Order of Service
Call to Worship
Wonderful Grace of Jesus
This Is Amazing Grace
Mothers' Day Video
Preschooler Song
Divine Exchange
Build My Life
Make Room
Closing Blessing
Wonderful Grace Of Jesus
Verse 1
Wonderful grace of Jesus greater than all my sin
How shall my tongue describe it
Where shall its praise begin
Taking away my burden setting my spirit free
For the wonderful grace of Jesus reaches me

Wonderful the matchless grace of Jesus
Deeper than the mighty rolling sea
Higher than the mountain sparkling like a fountain
All-sufficient grace for even me
Broader than the scope of my transgressions
Greater far than all my sin and shame
O magnify the precious name of Jesus
Praise His name

Verse 2
Wonderful grace of Jesus reaching to all the lost
By it I have been pardoned saved to the uttermost
Chains have been torn asunder giving me liberty
For the wonderful grace of Jesus reaches me

Verse 3
Wonderful grace of Jesus reaching the most defiled
By its transforming power
Making Him God's dear child
Purchasing peace and heaven for all eternity
For the wonderful grace of Jesus reaches me

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This Is Amazing Grace
Verse 1
Who breaks the power of sin and darkness
Whose love is mighty and so much stronger
The King of Glory the King above all kings

Verse 2
Who shakes the whole earth with holy thunder
And leaves us breathless in awe and wonder
The King of Glory the King above all kings

(Yeah) (Oh) This is amazing grace
This is unfailing love
That You would take my place
That You would bear my cross
You laid down Your life
That I would be set free
Oh Jesus I sing for all that You've done for me

Verse 3
Who brings our chaos back into order
Who makes the orphan a son and daughter
The King of Glory the King of Glory

Verse 4
Who rules the nations with truth and justice
Shines like the sun in all of its brilliance
The King of Glory the King above all kings

Worthy is the Lamb who was slain
Worthy is the King who conquered the grave
Worthy is the Lamb who was slain
Worthy is the King who conquered the grave
Worthy is the Lamb who was slain
Worthy is the King who conquered the grave
Worthy is the Lamb who was slain
Worthy worthy worthy

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Divine Exchange
Verse 1
On the cross hung my pain
And the guilt and the shame
Jesus bore my suffering
To the grave to make me free

Verse 2
Oh the blood that was shed
It now flows to cover sin
It washes clean and purifies
In its healing crimson tide

Jesus He took my place in divine exchange
Hallelujah grace is mine
Now I will live by faith for the One who saves
He gave all to give me life

Verse 3
His spirit is my present help
I'd be lost all by myself
He resurrects He sanctifies
He takes His pow'r and makes it mine

I lay down all lesser things for greater gain
He is alive inside of me
I lay down all lesser things for greater gain
He is alive (inside of me)

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Build My Life
Verse 1
Worthy of ev'ry song we could ever sing
Worthy of all the praise we could ever bring
Worthy of ev'ry breath we could ever breathe
We live for You

Verse 2
Jesus the name above ev'ry other name
Jesus the only one who could ever save
Worthy of ev'ry breath we could ever breathe
We live for You
We live for You

Holy there is no one like You
There is none beside You
Open up my eyes in wonder and show me who You are
And fill me with Your heart
And lead me in Your love to those around me

I will build my life upon Your love
It is a firm foundation
I will put my trust in You alone
And I will not be shaken

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Sermon Notes
Journey to Grace: Sanctifying Grace Pt. 2
Romans 7:18-8:4
May 14, 2023

Romans 3:10-12
“There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands; there is no one who seeks God. All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one.”

Grace is favor given to someone who deserves the opposite.

Sanctifying Grace

Galatians 5:17
For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want.

Galatians 5:19-21 (MSG)
It is obvious what kind of life develops out of trying to get your own way all the time: repetitive, loveless, cheap sex; a stinking accumulation of mental and emotional garbage; frenzied and joyless grabs for happiness; trinket gods; magic-show religion; paranoid loneliness; cutthroat competition; all-consuming-yet-never-satisfied wants; a brutal temper; an impotence to love or be loved; divided homes and divided lives; small-minded and lopsided pursuits; the vicious habit of depersonalizing everyone into a rival; uncontrolled and uncontrollable addictions; ugly parodies of community. I could go on.
This isn’t the first time I have warned you, you know. If you use your freedom this way, you will not inherit God’s kingdom.

Galatians 5:22-23 (MSG)
But what happens when we live God’s way? He brings gifts into our lives, much the same way that fruit appears in an orchard—things like affection for others, exuberance about life, serenity. We develop a willingness to stick with things, a sense of compassion in the heart, and a conviction that a basic holiness permeates things and people. We find ourselves involved in loyal commitments, not needing to force our way in life, able to marshal and direct our energies wisely.

Romans 7:18-24
For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature [flesh]. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.
So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within me. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death?

Romans 7:25
Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord!

Romans 8:3-4
And so he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

Romans 12:1-2
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

1 Thessalonians 5:23-24
May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.

Make Room
Here is where I lay it down
Every burden every crown
This is my surrender
This is my surrender
Here is where I lay it down
Every lie and every doubt
This is my surrender

And I will make room for you
To do whatever you want to
To do whatever you want to
And I will make room for you
To do whatever you want to
To do whatever you want to

Shake up the ground of all my tradition
Break down the walls of all my religion
Your way is better
Your way is better

Here is where I lay it down
You are all I'm chasing now
This is my surrender

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