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Manteno Church of the Nazarene

Sunday Morning Service | 10am

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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April
6 | 9am | Teen Quiz District Finals at Manteno
7 | 11:45am | Young Adult Dinner
8 | 7pm | Church Board Meeting
9 | 6:30pm | Momsnext
11 | 9:30am | Preschool Run & Fun Play Group
12-13 | District Assembly at Gathering Point
16 | 6pm | MC Milestones Bunco
19 | 9am | MOPS
19 | 6pm | Middle School RIOT
20 | 6pm | High School Hangout
21 | 6pm | Elementary Kids Game Night
22 | 10am | Milestone Readers
23 | 6:30pm | Momsnext
26 | 12pm | Bandage Rolling
28 | 11:45am | Student Ministries EOY Banquet
29 | 10am | MC Milestones Coffee 'n' Learn

Young Adult Dinner
Sunday, April 7 | 11:45am | It's young adult dinner. It's traditional potluck foods if that makes a difference. If you ever have questions or would like to be more involved in this ministry, check with Melody Grimm.

Carpeting and Parking Lot Maintenance
We are excited to be getting two large projects done this spring! Our parking lot has needed attention for quite some time and we will be getting the south side refinished and striped. The north side will be coated and striped. We will also be replacing the carpet in the foyer and McCormick Center. This includes basketball lines, volleyball lines, and yes, the three-point line. Several years ago the board directed that we set aside money in a fund for repairs and maintenance. Because of your generous giving over the years and careful management of these funds, we will be able to pay for these two projects in full. If you are interested in helping pick out the carpet, please meet at the church on Wednesday, April 10 at 1pm.

Preschool Run & Fun Play Group
Thursday, April 11 | 9:30-11am
Enjoy coffee and bagels with other adults in the gym while your kids play with riding toys, balls, a slide, and tunnels.

Journey Groups
April 3-May 29 | Our Spring session of Journey Groups began this week. Most are on Wednesday at 6:30pm, the same time as kids and teens. Dinner is available on Wednesdays for a suggested donation of $4 per person or $20 per family beforehand from 5:30-6:15pm. For a comprehensive list of Journey Groups go to https://bit.ly/4adFh3M or stop by the Welcome Center.

MC Milestones Coffee 'n' Learn
Monday, April 29 | 10am | MC Milestones has invited Nicholas Raloff to come and speak about internet security - things such as social media privacy, passwords, multi-factor authentication, and click-on scams. He will also be taking questions from the audience. Enjoy some coffee and learn how to protect yourselves online.

Milestone Readers
April 22 | 10am | MC Milestones and Kim Raloff are starting a book club that will meet on the fourth Monday of the month at 10am, starting April 22. They will be reading Carried: How One Mother’s Trust in God Helped Her through the Unthinkable. Sign up behind the Welcome Desk.

MOPS Help Needed
Our MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group needs some childcare help. They meet twice a month on Friday mornings and pay $20 a session. Please text Melissa at 949-444-4177 if interested.

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Tithes and Offerings
Monthly Budget: $62,250
March 3: $13,318
March 10: $15,335
March 17: $8,577
March 24:$8,734
March 31: $10,111
Month to Date: $56,075

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 | 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

Prelude
Call to Worship
Welcome & Announcements
Your Love Awakens Me
There's Nothing That Our God Can't Do
Children's Moment
Offering Prayer
Great Is Thy Faithfulness
Build My Life
Prayer
Message
Goodness of God
Blessing

Sermon Notes

Fully Alive – Life’s Worth
Acts 20:18-34
April 7, 2024

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16

The Lord... is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
2 Peter 3:9

Value is based on what someone will pay.

Value is based on what someone will pay.

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Romans 5:8

He was in a hurry to reach Jerusalem, if possible, by the day of Pentecost.
Acts 20:16

Acts 20:18-24
“You know how I lived the whole time I was with you, from the first day I came into the province of Asia. I served the Lord with great humility and with tears and in the midst of severe testing by the plots of my Jewish opponents. You know that I have not hesitated to preach anything that would be helpful to you but have taught you publicly and from house to house. I have declared to both Jews and Greeks that they must turn to God in repentance and have faith in our Lord Jesus.”
“And now, compelled by the Spirit, I am going to Jerusalem, not knowing what will happen to me there. I only know that in every city the Holy Spirit warns me that prison and hardships are facing me. However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.

The intrinsic value of my God-given life is nothing next to the value of God himself.

We worship what we believe is ultimately, above all else, worth it.

Acts 20:34-35
“You yourselves know that these hands of mine have supplied my own needs and the needs of my companions. In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ”

I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.
Acts 20:24

You’ll never be fully alive until you fully live for God.

You’ll never be fully alive until you fully live for God.

If Jesus’ death demonstrates what you are worth to God, how will you demonstrate what God is worth to you?

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