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 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:30 AM

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4 | 11:45am | Lunch With Littles
6 | 2pm | MC Milestones Bunco
6 | 6:30pm | MomsNext
9 | 6pm | Kids' Pizza & Movie Night
9 | 6pm | Middle School RIOT
11 | Faith Promise with Jerry Porter
12 | 7pm | Church Board Meeting
14 | 6:30pm | Ash Wednesday Service
15 | 6:30pm | Griefshare Starts
16 | 9am | MOPS
17 | 9am | Membership Class
18 | 11:45am | MC Milestones Potluck
20 | 6:30pm | MomsNext
20 | 6pm | MC Milestones Bunco
22 | 9:30am | Run & Fun
23 | 12pm | Bandage Rolling
25 | 11:45am | Young Adult Dinner

Student Ministries Pie Auction Thank You
Thank you for joining us for the pie auction! Student Ministries brought in over $2,500. Thank you to the bakers, bidders, and the food stuff makers.

"What Is a Nazarene?" Membership Class
Saturday, February 9 | 9am | Whether you're ready to join or just want to gain a deeper understanding of the Church of the Nazarene -- join Pastor Ken for this one day class. Get in touch with Pastor Ken,, to let him know you are coming.

Ash Wednesday
Wednesday, February 14 | 6:30pm | Join us for a special service that marks the beginning of the season of Lent, a season that is a time of penitence, discipline, and renewal. Children and youth are invited to join the service. PreK programming and nursery will be provided in the children's center. Supper will be provided beforehand from 5:30-6:15pm as usual.

MC Milestones Hymn Sing and Potluck
Sunday, February 18 | 11:45am | Bring a dish to share and join the fun. MC Milestones will be having a potluck dinner followed by a hymn sing.

Senior Adult Bunco
Tuesday, February 6 at 2pm | Tuesday, February 20 at 6pm | MC Milestones Bunco was so nice last time, that they are doing it twice (a month now.) This is for men and women. Don't know how to play? They will teach you--it's easy to learn! It's FREE to play. Prizes awarded. Refreshments provided. Sign up at the welcome desk.
1st Tuesday of the month February-May at 2pm (2/6, 3/5, 4/2, 5/7)
3rd Tuesday of the month February-May at 6pm (2/20, 3/19, 4/16, 5/21)

Date Night (RIOT & Kids' Movie Night)
Friday, February 9 | 6 pm | If you have elementary and middle school kids, this is the month for you. Middle school students have a RIOT the same night as the elementary kids have a pizza and movie night. Drop your kids and teens off at church. Let them eat pizza and have fun. Kids can be picked up anytime between 8:15pm and 9:00pm and middle schoolers are picked up at 9pm.

GriefShare Journey Group
Thursdays | 6:30-8:30pm | GriefShare is a special weekly seminar and support group to help and encourage those who have lost a spouse, child, family, or friend through death. It is designed to help you rebuild your life after losing a loved one. The group will be led by caring people who have experienced grief and understand the pain and what it takes to move forward. This Journey Group will start February 15 on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm. Contact Pat Bialacke at 815.353.5804 for more information or to register.

Faith Promise
February 11 | General Superintendent Emeritus Jerry Porter will join us to talk about his time in the church and the impact of Faith Promise. Faith Promise gifts are gifts given systematically for global missions throughout the year. They are a promise between the individual and God. Giving through Faith Promise is an adventure and an opportunity to allow God to show how He provides when we open our hearts in generosity. Digital Faith Promise Cards are available at

Friday and Saturday, March 15-16 | 4th-6th Graders, join kids across the district for a high-energy, intentionally crafted weekend event for preteens to hear the gospel, learn Biblical truths, and be called to a life of Kingdom Work. The cost is $70 ($60 ticket and $10 transportation and travel meal). The event is in Naperville, and the last day for registration is February 12. Contact Jean Moy for info or visit the district website -

Give Your Glasses a New Face
Do you have old glasses taking up space in a drawer? In collaboration with Shine.FM and Medical Missions, we are collecting used eyeglasses (prescription, readers, etc. even if broken) to donate. Medical Missions provides routine eye exams around the world and matches patients with a pair of donated glasses so they can experience the gift of sight. Drop off your glasses in the collection box on the table near the entrance to the sanctuary.

Lenten Readings
We are looking for groups of people (2 to 4) to do some short readings on the stage during each service. We provide the script and you provide the voice. Sign up at

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Tithes and Offerings
Monthly Budget: $62,250
January 7: $4,808
January 14: $20,215
January 21: $33,082
January 28: $16,375
Month to Date: $74,480

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
Call to Worship
Welcome and Announcements
This Is Our God
Children's Moment
Great Is Thy Faithfulness
Goodness of God
It Is Well
Closing Blessing
Sermon Notes
iExam: Kingdom-Sighted
Matthew 6:33, 2 Peter 1:5-11
February 4, 2024


What has your focus?

Matthew 6:25, 32-33
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?”
“For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”

worry: a belief in what you haven’t seen

worry: a belief in what you haven’t seen
faith: a belief in what you haven’t seen

worry: a belief that your problem is bigger than your God
faith: a belief that your God is bigger than your problem

worry: prioritizes your desires
faith: prioritizes God’s will

worry is nearsighted
faith is Kingdom-sighted

Our faith develops as we prioritize what God’s Kingdom prioritizes.

2 Peter 1:5-7
For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love.

2 Peter 1:8-9
For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But whoever does not have them is nearsighted and blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their past sins.

2 Pet 1:10-11
Therefore, my brothers and sisters, make every effort to confirm your calling and election. For if you do these things, you will never stumble, and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.