Manteno Church of the Nazarene
Sunday Morning Service | 9 & 10:30 am
Pastor Ken Bushey preaching.
Locations & Times
  • Manteno Church of the Nazarene
    698 N Locust St, Manteno, IL 60950, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:30 AM

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17 | 6:30pm | MomsNext
21 | 11am-2pm | Downtown Manteno | Main Street Trick or Treat
22 | 5pm-9pm | Student Ministries Hoo Rah
27 | 9am | MOPS
27 | 12pm | Bandage Rolling
27 | 5-8pm | Young Adult Pumpkin Party
28 | 2-6pm | Womens' Meal Prepping Party

Main Street Trick or Treat
Saturday, October 21 | 11am-2pm | Instead of hosting our own Fall event this year, we are setting up a tent at the Manteno village event downtown. Find our tent among the other Manteno businesses and organizations. Ace is even providing pumpkins to carve while supplies last!

Student Ministries Hoo Rah
Sunday, October 22 | 5-9pm | 14747 W. Barr Road, Manhattan, IL | It is once again time for our annual fall hootenanny. Find your own way out to the Lathus homestead for some food, fun, and general zaniness.

Young Adult Pumpkin Party
Friday, October 27 | 5-8pm | 420 W. John Casey Road, Apt. 4, Bourbonnais | Come hang out for a pumpkin party. It is BYOP (Bring Your Own Pumpkin). We will have supplies to decorate or carve. Please also bring a favorite fall treat or drink to share.

Wednesday Night Dinner
Wednesday | 5:30-6:15pm | $4 | This week we are having baked potatoes.

Church Board Minute
October is Pastor/Clergy Appreciation Month. We encourage you to take a moment to find a creative way to appreciate our pastoral team. We have a great pastoral team leading us. While we always appreciate them, the month of October reminds us to make the extra effort to be deliberate in our recognition. We’ll take time on October 29 to formally recognize the pastoral team.
Our Pastoral Team:
· Pastor Ken Bushey, Lead Pastor
· Pastor Amy Kilpatrick, Children’s Pastor
· Pastor Marcus Cleveland, Student Ministries Pastor
· Nathan Lacher, Worship Leader

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Tithes and Offerings
Monthly Budget: $62,250
October 1: $7,128
Month to Date: $7,128

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 | 9 & 10:30am | Sunday
Teen Bible Quizzing | 5pm | Sunday
7th-12th Grade BREAK Youth Group | 6pm | Sunday
Volleyball | 6:30-8:30pm | Monday
Wednesday Night Dinner | 5:30-6:15pm | Wednesday
Journey Groups | 6:30pm | Wednesday
Club 56 Youth Group | 6:30pm | Wednesday
Manteno Kids Wednesdays | 6:30pm | Wednesday
Men's Prayer Breakfast | 8am | Saturday
Order of Service
Welcome and Announcements
Only King Forever
Holy Spirit
Children's Moment
Rest on Us
I Surrender All
Only King Forever
Closing Blessing
Sermon Notes
Pursuing the Heart of God
1 Samuel 16:1-18
October 15, 2023

1 Samuel 16:1-3
The Lord said to Samuel, “How long will you mourn for Saul, since I have rejected him as king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil and be on your way; I am sending you to Jesse of Bethlehem. I have chosen one of his sons to be king.”
But Samuel said, “How can I go? If Saul hears about it, he will kill me.”
The Lord said, “Take a heifer with you and say, ‘I have come to sacrifice to the Lord.’ Invite Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will show you what to do. You are to anoint for me the one I indicate.”

1 Samuel 16:4-13
Samuel did what the Lord said. When he arrived at Bethlehem, the elders of the town trembled when they met him. They asked, “Do you come in peace?”
Samuel replied, “Yes, in peace; I have come to sacrifice to the Lord. Consecrate yourselves and come to the sacrifice with me.” Then he consecrated Jesse and his sons and invited them to the sacrifice.
When they arrived, Samuel saw Eliab and thought, “Surely the Lord’s anointed stands here before the Lord.”
But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
Then Jesse called Abinadab and had him pass in front of Samuel. But Samuel said, “The Lord has not chosen this one either.” Jesse then had Shammah pass by, but Samuel said, “Nor has the Lord chosen this one.” Jesse had seven of his sons pass before Samuel, but Samuel said to him, “The Lord has not chosen these.” So he asked Jesse, “Are these all the sons you have?”
“There is still the youngest,” Jesse answered. “He is tending the sheep.”
Samuel said, “Send for him; we will not sit down until he arrives.”
So he sent for him and had him brought in. He was glowing with health and had a fine appearance and handsome features.
Then the Lord said, “Rise and anoint him; this is the one.”
So Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the presence of his brothers, and from that day on the Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon David.

For what do you aspire? Is it God’s desire?

Some pursue personal goals. Others pursue God’s Presence.

Psalm 23:5-6
You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Some pursue personal goals. Others pursue God’s Presence.

1 Samuel 16:18
One of the servants answered, “I have seen a son of Jesse of Bethlehem who knows how to play the lyre. He is a brave man and a warrior. He speaks well and is a fine-looking man. And the Lord is with him.”

Keep your heart in tune and let God orchestrate your future.

2 Corinthians 1:21-22
Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.