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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23 | 12pm | Bandage Rolling

1 | 9am | MOPS
3 | 11:45am | Young Adult Dinner
3 | 6pm | Adams Voice Concert
5 | 2pm | MC Milestones Bunco
5 | 6:30pm | MomsNext
9 | NYI Convention
9 | Student Ministries District Celebrate Life
11 | 7pm | Church Board Meeting
15 | 9am | MOPS
15 | Superstart
16 | Teen Quiz
19 | 6pm | MC Milestones Bunco
19 | 6:30pm | MomsNext
21 | 12pm | MC Milestones Lunch 'n' Laugh
23 | NMI/NDI Convention
24 | Palm Sunday
24 | 9am & 10:30am | Easter Egg Hunt
24 | 11:45am | Young Adult Bowling
27 | No Wednesday Night Programming
29 | 10am | Community Crosswalk
29 | 12pm | Bandage Rolling
29 | 7pm | Good Friday Service
31 | 9am & 10:30am | Easter & Baptism Services
31 | No Sunday Night Programming

Adams Voice Concert
Sunday, March 3 | 6pm | Attest to the power of God through worship by attending a concert with Adam's Voice. Nashville Christian Recording Artists, Adams Voice consists of husband-and-wife team David and Charlene Adams and their four children, Emma (19), Johnny (17), Anna (17), and Luke (14). Adams Voice has released 8 albums and a book by Charlene called Brazen Bravery. They have been honored to be featured vocalists at the Church of the Nazarene General Assemblies and Conferences, as well as, on Bill Gaither’s Homecoming Tour and a John Hagee’s Christian’s United for Israel Event. They have also made appearances on Gaither Homecoming videos as well as performed the National Anthem at NFL, NBA, and Major League Baseball games.

Sunday, March 31 | 9 & 10:30am | When God changes your life, it's worth celebrating! We're excited about the baptisms coming up on Easter. Get in touch with Pastor Ken ( to go public with your faith or celebrate what God's been up to in your life!

Men's Basketball
Wednesday | 8-10pm | Pickup men's basketball on Wednesday nights. Invite your friends. Shoot some bball inside the church.

Senior Adult Lunch 'n' Laugh
Thursday, March 21 | Noon | $10 | Connect with other senior adults at a special luncheon. Professional comedian Michelle Krajecky will be bringing the laughs. Please sign up by March 15 at the Welcome Center or email

Senior Adult Bunco
MC Milestones Bunco is having Bunco twice a month 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 (3/5, 4/2, 5/7)
3rd Tuesday of the month February-May at 6pm (3/19, 4/16, 5/21)

Crisis Care Kits
The NMI (Missions) Council is looking for some more hand towels for Crisis Care Kits. Our yearly shipping time (NMI Convention) is rapidly approaching. We have quite a few that are only missing towels to be ready to send. What are we talking about? Crisis Care Kits are gallon-sized bags filled with hygiene items that are prepared throughout the year. They are stored so they can be mobilized quickly during disasters as a part of Nazarene Compassionate Ministries’ worldwide disaster relief strategy. NCM moves between 6,000 to 10,000 Crisis Care Kits during a busy hurricane season. The kits have gone to places like Belize, California, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Jordan, Louisiana, the Philippines, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Ukraine, Haiti, Cuba, and Zambia. The full list of things needed for Crisis Care Kits is located in the Mission brochure and we have a collection box for supplies in the coatroom.

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Tithes and Offerings
Monthly Budget: $62,250
February 4: $8,787
February 11: $21,111
February 18: $10,727
Month to Date: $40,625

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 Basketball | 8-10pm | Wednesday
Men's Prayer Breakfast | 8am | Saturday
Order of Service
Call to Worship
Welcome & Announcements
Lenten Reading
House of the Lord
New Name Written Down in Glory
Children's Moment
New Members
Hymn of Heaven
Because He Lives
Victor's Crown
Closing Blessing
Sermon Notes
Before I Go…The Road To Joy
John 16:20-22, 33
February 25, 2024

John 13:33
“My children, I will be with you only a little longer. You will look for me, and just as I told the Jews, so I tell you now: Where I am going, you cannot come.

John 13:36
Simon Peter asked him, “Lord, where are you going?”

John 14:2-3
“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 14:4
“You know the way to the place where I am going.”

John 14:5-7
Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?”
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.”

John 14:8-9
Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.”
Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father.”

The way of Jesus is a road that includes a cross.

John 15:18-21
“If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you. Remember what I told you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also. They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the one who sent me.”

John 15:25
“They hated me without reason.”

Disciples of Jesus are not OF the world, but are FOR the world even when the world hates them without reason.

Luke 14:27
“And whoever does not carry their cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.”

“The world acutely dislikes people whose lives are a condemnation of it.... It is dangerous to practice a higher standard than the standard of the world.”
–William Barclay

John 16:2
“They will put you out of the synagogue; in fact, the time is coming when anyone who kills you will think they are offering a service to God.”

“When Christ calls a man, he bids him come and die.”
--Dietrich Bonhoeffer

John 16:20-22
“You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy. A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world. So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.”

John 16:23-24
“In that day you will no longer ask me anything. Very truly I tell you, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.”

John 14:1
“Do not let your hearts be troubled...”

John 16:33
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

Hebrews 12:2
For the joy set before him he endured the cross...