Pastor’s Corner for Sunday, June 23, 2019

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People of Shiloh,


2 years ago we initiated Aging Well as an outreach program to serve the needs and interests of a robust aging population in our community.  This space has provided safety to discuss hard topics, foster relationships and encourage participation by sharing stories and experiences of challenges faced while facing the second half of life.  Last year’s program held aging well September-May, noon-1:30 with a light lunch. We continue to be successful with 10-20 people at each lunch, and we believe that as knowledge of these events grows, so will the program.  People are finding hope and excitement through the knowledge they are gaining and the community they are building.
 
Donna Prewitt has been faithfully leading the team for this past year as coordinator.  She has met with community leaders, contacted speakers, coordinated the events, and prepared communication about these events.  Next year Donna has asked to step down from this role, as she plans to be traveling more.  
 
We are looking for people willing to step into leadership for Aging Well.  We are seeking two co-coordinators and 2-3 people to be event hosts.
 

  1. Event Host
    1. Greet people at events.
    2. Help speakers feel at home by welcoming them to our space.
    3. Assist Pastor Tyler in coordinating groups to provide lunches.
  2. Co-Coordinators
    1. Contact potential speakers.
    2. Help Pastor Tyler plan the speaking schedule for next year.

 
If you are interested in helping out, please contact me in the office, by phone or email.  We hope to start the new season of Aging Well in September.  

Enthusiastic Peace,
Pastor Tyler #LoveBillings
 

Last week during Annual Conference for the Mountain Sky Conference.  Over 500 people engaged in missional learning and work experiences to share the love of Christ in our community. Pastor Tyler, Lay Leader of 1st UMC, Pat Otstot, and Kent Thompson helped with the organization.  At Shiloh got to experience an Aging Well Program, help maintain our community garden, and others throughout the community served over 20 agencies.  
Our church building is used for things sometimes only a few people know about.  Being in BIllings means we are a major waypoint for teams going to do mission work in our region.  The team from First Limon and Hugo UMCs stayed in our church on their way to serve the Blackfeet United Methodist Parish.  Thanks for your generosity that makes space for groups going to do this important work.
 
Reminders for the Shiloh Community
If you missed last weeks sermons click here:
  Monthly Newsletter can be found here – http://www.shilohbillings.church/church-updates

  • Adult Bible Study –Sunday at 9:00 am in the Adult Classroom
  • Deeper Dive –Sunday 9:00-9:45 am. Sunday’s topic: Origin Stories from the Bible
  • Shiloh Prayer Group – Tuesday at 11:00 am
  • Care Givers – Tuesday at 1:30 pm
  • Bible Study in the Park – Wednesday at 6:30 pm at Rose Park
  • Sandwich Making – Friday at 12 noon
  • Adult Bible Study at 9:00 am –  Next Sunday
  • Worship – Next Sunday at 8:00 and 10:15 at the church

 
WORSHIP IN JUNE AND JULY – The remainder of the summer services will dive deeply into the scripture, to understand how we use it in our spiritual practice and to open us to the divine love God promised through Christ.  Pastor Tyler encourages everyone to get a copy of Inspired by Rachel Held Evans to follow along in this series. They are available from the church office for $12.00.
 
A DEEPER DIVE WITH PASTOR TYLER– Sunday at 9:00 am, Pastor Tyler will hold a “Deeper Dive” discussion about our Origin Stories as part of the sermon series we are starting. Sunday’s topic will be Origin Stories from the Bible.
 
RELAY FOR LIFEThe Relay for Life team will be selling luminarias Sunday after church and this will be the last fund raiser for this year.  The luminarias are $10.00 each and are a wonderful way to remember someone who has died or to honor someone who is fighting or has won the battle with cancer. Relay for Life will be July 12 at West High and everyone is welcomed to join us. The Relay for Life team raised almost $300.00 at our bake sale last Friday.  Thank you to everyone who baked an item for the sale and for everyone’s helped the day of the sale.
 
BIBLE STUDY IN THE PARK– Join Pastor Tyler, Pastor Sarah and Pastor Wendy for a Bible Study in Rose Park, Wednesday nights at 6:30 pm.  Our backup site for inclement weather is Mazevo Coffee on Grand Ave. We will be using Inspired by Rachel Held Evans.  There will be activities for children, so adults can enjoy the study.  Study will be held June 26, July 10, 17, 24, and August 7, 14.  We request signup to know how many to plan for and if kids will be coming. The cost of the book is $12.00 and is available in the office.
 
BLOOD DRIVESUMC will be hosting a blood drive on July 11 from 8:00 to 10:30 am.  The Vitalant (formerly United Blood Service) van will be at the church.  Please sign up in the lobby, call the office or sign-up on-line at vitalant.com if you are available to give blood that day.  Summer is a critical time for the blood supply. Donors are out of town and busy with summer activities and do not donate as much. An adequate blood supply is critical for cancer patients and other vulnerable patients.  Please consider signing up as soon as you can. 

 
GARAGE SALEDo you have items to sale and want to have a garage sale with lots of traffic? We are having a community garage sale in the parking lot at Shiloh United Methodist Church on July 13,August 10 and September 14.  Each booth space is $10.00 which gives you 2 parking spaces.  Set up is from 6am – 8am and the sale is from 8am – 2pm. You sell your own items and keep the money you make. There are also vendor spots available and a couple of food trucks will accompany us. To register call Brenda at 256-5535 or Jen at 671-5770.  There is a clipboard on the “Volunteer for Shiloh” table with more information.
 
RED SAND PROJECT– At church on July 14th we will be participating in a Red Sand Project.  This is an awareness project to fight Human Trafficking.  We ask you to wear Redthat day.  We will share information about Human Trafficking going on in Billings!  It affects mostly women and children.  1 in 7 runaways are victims and 88% of those were in the care of social services or foster care.  After service, we will spread red sand in the sidewalk and parking lot cracks to show our support for victims and those who are trying to help including the Yellowstone County Area Human Trafficking Task Force.    
 
406 UNITED YOUTH– 406 United is open to youth in 6th-12thgrades.  We are continuing our summer activities on July 14, 4-6 pm with a time at the Steepworld climbing wall.  Please contact Pastor Tyler at pastortyler@shilohbillings.churchfor details.
 
BOOK REVIEWThe next book review will be MONDAY (new day), July 15 at 6:00 pm. We will discuss the The Rent Collectorby Cameron Wright. This novel comes highly recommended and will surprise readers that a novel set in a garbage dump in Cambodia can still be uplifting.  Whether you choose to read the book or not, everyone is invited to join the discussion as we consider the “beauty of life.”
 
THE SHED– This week the hard workers who are building “the shed” are excited that the roof is on!!! Thank you to the wonderful builders who are Toby Stapleton, Kent Thompson, Orion Thompson, Buddy Kastrop, Jerry Stanhope, Kelly Martinson, Gary McFarland and Ed Heidrich. 
 
COOKIESThe freezer is finally cleaned out and we now have room for cookies for Fellowship hour.  If you are baking cookies, please make an extra dozen for our fellowship time.  We will also need cookies this Friday to send to the Mission with the Sandwiches that the Sandwich Makers will be preparing. Thank you for your help.
 
 
 

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Pastor’s Corner for Sunday, June 16, 2019

June 16th – Special Worship Opportunity – There will be our regular two services at Shiloh on June 16.  As your pastor, I would encourage you to consider alternatively attending the Ordination Service at the local Methodist Conference for our area. Bishop Karen Oliveto is usually the preacher.  This service is where the new clergy are licensed, commissioned and ordained.  Join us at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center at 8:30 am on June 16th.
People of Shiloh,
I write you as I prepare for the Mountain Sky Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. The gathering happening June 12-16, 2019 here  in Billings is where Methodists from Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, one church in Idaho, and Montana gather to help set course for our future.  Many in our church have worked hard to help make folks feel at home, we will be using our building Friday where people will help maintain our community garden, and learn about our Aging Well program.  Please keep Joni Oswald, Cassie King, Pam Dandrea, and me in your prayers as we also take part in the challenging work this week of helping guide the future in these uncertain times for Methodists.  

For those who remember, in February 2019, a Special General (International) Conference of United Methodists gathered in St. Louis.  The hope of this time was to find a way to faithfully live together despite growing disagreement on full inclusion of all people based on their sexual or gender identity.  The result of the conference was the passage of punitive and harsh measures for anyone disobeying the rules that exclude people from ministry and marriage in our churches.  This week at Annual Conference in Billings we will be working through the fallout of this awful decision made in February.  

Last month our Church Council called a special meeting on June 20 at 6pm of all our main committees (SPRC, Finance, Trustees) along with any who is interested.  The primary topics of discussion are:  1. The financial resources of our church and developing our stewardship program.   2. A need to evaluate seriously our committee structure and consider single board governance.  3. Understanding the denominational timeline around the issues I described above.  4. Finally, to receive the final report from our Whole Church Initiative process which contains encouraging news about the future of our church.  Details of the meeting can be found at http://shilohbillings.church/shiloh-futures/

I invite you to pray for our leaders at Annual Conference this week, join us at the meeting on June 20 at 6pm, and continue to hope for the future by dreaming of what God is doing with Shiloh.  

Enthusiastic Peace,  
 Pastor Tyler 
#loveBillings
 

Sheds are for storage.  This may be true, but our shed is being built for more.  It will also store United Methodist Committee On Relief kits that are used to support disaster relief worldwide.  Thanks to our trustees for working on this project.  To date over $3,000 has come from outside our church to support this project.  If you want to learn more about how to support this work talk to one of our Trustees: Ed Heidrich, Buddy Kastrop, Kent Thompsons, Chris Munson, or Toby Stapleton.  To date we have the foundation poured and the walls will start going up soon.
 
Reminders for the Shiloh Community
If you missed last weeks sermons click here:
  

Monthly Newsletter can be found here – http://www.shilohbillings.church/church-updates

  • Sunday is Peace with Justice Sunday and Noisy Offering Sunday!
  • Ordination Service –Sunday at 8:30 am at Billings Hotel and Convention Center
  • Adult Bible Study –Sunday at 9:00 am in the Adult Classroom
  • Shiloh Prayer Group – Tuesday at 11:00 am
  • Bookmobile –Tuesday at 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Care Givers – Tuesday at 1:30 pm
  • Committee Meetings –ThursdayFinance at 5:30 pm; All Leader meeting at 6:00
  • Summer Movie Series – Starts this Friday, June 21, at 7:00 pm (Inside) here at SUMC
  • Lunch for Habit for Humanity Builders –Saturday at 12:00 noon
  • The “Deeper Dive” Class starts next Sunday, June 23, at 9:00 with “Origin Stories”
  • Adult Bible Study at 9:00 am –  Next Sunday
  • Worship – Next Sunday at 8:00 and 10:15 at the church

WORSHIP IN JUNE AND JULY – The remainder of the summer services will dive deeply into the scripture, to understand how we use it in our spiritual practice and to open us to the divine love God promised through Christ.  Pastor Tyler encourages everyone to get a copy of Inspired by Rachel Held Evans to follow along in this series. They are available from the church office for $12.00.
 
BIBLE STUDY IN THE PARK– Join Pastor Tyler, Pastor Sarah and Pastor Wendy for a Bible Study in Rose Park, Wednesday nights at 6:30 pm.  Our backup site for inclement weather is Mazevo Coffee on Grand Ave. We will be using Inspired by Rachel Held Evans. There will be activities for children, so adults can enjoy the study.  Study will be held June 26, July 10, 17, 24, and August 7, 14.  We request signup to know how many to plan for and if kids will be coming. The cost of the book is $12.00 and is available in the office.
 
RELAY FOR LIFEThe Relay for Life team will be selling luminarias this Sunday and next Sunday after church.  The luminarias are $10.00 each and are a wonderful way to remember someone who has died or to honor someone who is fighting or has won the battle with cancer. Relay for Life will be July 12 at West High and everyone is welcomed to join us.
 
COMMITTEE MEETINGSFinance will meet at 5:30pm on June 20.  Then a joint Church Council, SPRC, and Finance meeting will begin at 6:00pm. If you are interested, we invite you to attend this meeting. We will be discussing the committee structure of our church, financial/stewardship future and some information about the decisions that may happen at this week’s Annual Conference around the denominational affiliation in 2020.
 
THE SUMMER MOVIE SERIES– The summer movie series will begin inside here at Shiloh with “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” this Friday at 7:00 pm.  Join us! 
 
A DEEPER DIVE WITH PASTOR TYLER– Next Sunday at 9:00 am, Pastor Tyler will hold a “Deeper Dive” discussion about our Origin Stories as part of the sermon series we are starting.
 
LUCCOCK PARK FAMILY OPEN HOUSE– is next weekendand it’s free!
 
 “TO MARS AND BEYOND” VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (VBS)– We are holding VBS with First UMC. The dates are June 24 -27 from 9:00 am-Noon.  The cost is $25.00 per child.  There are 2 registration forms on the stand in the lobby (one for children and one for volunteers). Scholarships are available, if needed.Transportation will be available from Shiloh UMC to First UMC on the days of VBS. Please sign up early to reserve your spot.
 
THIS I KNOW-STUDY ON HUMAN SEXUALITY AND THE BIBLEThere will be a small study group about the thorny issue of biblical interpretation and lead us toward the Bible’s ultimate message of Christ-centered love.  This group study will be at one of our member’s homes this summer.  If you are interested in signing up, please contact the office.  Space is limited; if we have more interest, we will host another class this fall. The study will meet Thursdays from 10-11:30 am on June 27, July 11, 18, and August 15 and 22.
 
BLOOD DRIVESUMC will be hosting a blood drive on July 11 from 8:30 to 10:30 am.  The Vitalant (formerly United Blood Service) van will be at the church.  Please sign up with the office or on-line at vitalant.com if you are available to give blood that day.  Summer is a critical time for the blood supply. Donors are out of town and busy with summer activities and do not donate as much. An adequate blood supply is critical for cancer patients and other vulnerable patients.  Please consider signing up as soon as you can. 
 
406 UNITED YOUTH– 406 United is open to youth in 6th-12thgrades.  We are continuing our summer activities on July 14, 4-6 pm with a time at the Steepworld climbing wall.  Please contact Pastor Tyler at pastortyler@shilohbillings.churchfor details.
 
BOOK REVIEWThe next book review will be MONDAY (new day), July 15 at 6:00 pm. We will discuss the The Rent Collectorby Cameron Wright. This novel comes highly recommended and will surprise readers that a novel set in a garbage dump in Cambodia can still be uplifting.  Whether you choose to read the book or not, everyone is invited to join the discussion as we consider the “beauty of life.”
 

 

If you appreciate what Shiloh does, please consider giving to us financially.  You can give online at http://www.shilohbillings.church/give/  Thank you for supporting our work.
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Pastor’s Corner for Sunday, June 9, 2019

Reminder: Wear Red for Pentecost Sunday, as we celebrate the Holy Spirit at work in our world.

June 16th – Special Worship Opportunity – There will be our regular two services at Shiloh on June 16.  As your pastor, I would encourage you to consider alternatively attending the Ordination Service at the local Methodist Conference for our area. Bishop Karen Oliveto is usually the preacher.  This service is where the new clergy are licensed, commissioned and ordained.  Join us at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center at 8:30 am on June 16th.
Click here to watch a video to prepare your heart and mind for worship.
People of Shiloh,
 
This summer I want to invite us as a congregation on a unique journey of experiencing an overview of our Bible together. It has been on my heart for the last year to delve deeper into the scriptures with our entire congregation. We, as a congregation, have been reading the gospel of Luke this year together, but more than just Luke I want us to get a sense of this entire book we call the Bible. This summer, starting on June 23, we will begin a journey that will take us through the scriptures, not book by book, but by the types of stories found in the Bible. My hope is that by studying the Bible this way your curiosity to read more will be sparked by the Holy Spirit.
 
To do this study, I am inviting everyone in the church to pick up a copy of Inspiredby Rachel Held Evans. If you would like us to order one for you, please notify the church office by June 10. The cost is $12 if we order them for you. If you don’t love reading, the audiobook is excellent for Inspiredand there are some great ones for the Bible too. Below is a quote from Rachel Held Evans encapsulating the journey we set out on.
            God is still breathing. The Bible is both inspired and inspiring. Our job is to ready the sails and gather the embers, to discuss and debate, and like the biblical character Jacob, to wrestle with the mystery until God gives us a blessing. If you’re curious, you will never leave the text without learning something new. If you’re persistent, you just might leave inspired.  -Evans, Rachel Held. Inspired (p. xxiii).
 
I invite you to join us on the journey this summer as we understand our God, our Bible and our way of life more deeply.
 
Enthusiastic Peace,
Pastor Tyler #LoveBillings
 
This Spring we will be entering a time of learning about our neighbors. How to be a good neighbor, and how Christ calls us to this.  We hope you will join us for this sermon series of walking with the disciples as they learn to neighbor and call people to be neighbors in return. 

“Every human being has value. This is the basis of all healthy relationships. Through living each day as it is given to me, I’ve learned that. It cannot be “taught,” but it can be “caught” from those who live their lives right along with us. What a privilege to be able to look for the good in our neighbor!”– Fred Rogers 
 

Sheds are for storage.  This may be true, but our shed is being built for more.  It will also store United Methodist Committee On Relief kits that are used to support disaster relief worldwide.  Thanks to our trustees for working on this project.  To date over $3,000 has come from outside our church to support this project.  If you want to learn more about how to support this work talk to one of our Trustees: Ed Heidrich, Buddy Kastrop, Kent Thompsons, Chris Munson, or Toby Stapleton.  To date we have the foundation poured and the walls will start going up soon.
 
Reminders for the Shiloh Community
If you missed last weeks sermons click here:
  

Monthly Newsletter can be found here – http://www.shilohbillings.church/church-updates

  • Sunday is Pentecost Sunday!
  • Adult Bible Study –Sunday at 9:00 am in the Adult Classroom
  • Shiloh Prayer Group – Tuesday at 11:00 am
  • Care Givers – Tuesday at 1:30 pm
  • Pound! Class – Tuesday at 5:30 pm 
  • Habitat for Humanity Apostles Build Kickoff Breakfast – Saturday at 9 am 
  • Free Store – Saturday at 10:00 am
  • Pound! Class – Saturday at 11:00 am 
  • Ordination Service –Sunday at 8:30 am at Billings Hotel and Convention Center
  • Adult Bible Study at 9:00 am –  Next Sunday
  • Worship – Next Sunday at 8:00 and 10:15 at the church

 
CONFERENCE HELPThe staff from the Mountain Sky Conference will arriving in Billings late next Monday afternoon to set up the office for Annual Conference. They will call me when they leave Denver and when they are about an hour away.  I am looking for people to help unload their van/truck.  They will set up office in the Montana Convention Center behind the Red Lion hotel.  Would you be able to help? Many hands make light work.  Please let me know.  If you are not available, is there someone else you know who might be able to help. Please contact me at pastorsaraneff@gmail.com  Many thanks – Sara
 
 
BIBLE STUDY IN THE PARK– Join Pastor Tyler, Pastor Sarah and Pastor Wendy for a Bible Study in the Park, Wednesday nights at 6:30 pm.  Our backup site for inclement weather is Mazevo Coffee on Grand Ave. We will be using Inspired by Rachel Held Evans.  There will be activities for children, so adults can enjoy the study.  Study will be held June 26, July 10, 17, 24, and August 7, 14.  We request signup to know how many to plan for and if kids will be coming. The cost of the book is $12.00.
 
MISSION TEAM ACTIVITIESThe Mission Team would love for you to join them for one or all of the upcoming events they have planned: 
June 15-H4H Apostles Build Wall Rising
June 22-Provide Lunch to the H4H Workers
July 14-Red Sand Sunday (Human Trafficking Awareness Event)
 
 
COMMITTEE MEETINGSA joint Church Council, SPRC and Finance meeting will happen June 20.  Finance will meet at 5:30 pmand then all then all will meet at 6:00 pm.  If you are interested, we invite you to attend this meeting.  We will be discussing the committee structure of our church, financial/stewardship future, and some basic information about decisions that may happen around denominational affiliation in 2020.
 
 “TO MARS AND BEYOND” VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (VBS)– We are holding VBS with First UMC. The dates are June 24 -27 from 9:00 am-Noon.  The cost is $25.00 per child.  There are 2 registration forms on the stand in the lobby (one for children and one for volunteers). Scholarships are available, if needed.Transportation will be available from Shiloh UMC to First UMC on the days of VBS. Please sign up early to reserve your spot.
 
RELAY FOR LIFE– The Relay for Life team will be having a bake sale at the First Interstate Bank at 401 N. 31stSt. on Friday, June 14.  If you would like to contribute any baked goods they will need to be at the church on Thursday, June 13 by 12 noon. The team will also be selling luminarias two Sundays, June 16 and 23, after services.  They are $10.00 each and are a wonderful way to honor someone with cancer or to remember someone we have lost from cancer.  These are the last 2 fundraisers we will be holding.  Relay for Life will be July 12that West High and everyone is welcomed to join us.
 
THIS I KNOW-STUDY ON HUMAN SEXUALITY AND THE BIBLEThere will be a small study group about the thorny issue of biblical interpretation and lead us toward the Bible’s ultimate message of Christ-centered love.  This group study will be at one of our member’s homes this summer.  If you are interested in signing up, please contact the office.  Space is limited; if we have more interest, we will host another class this fall. The study will meetThursdays from 10-11:30 am on June 27, July 11, 18, and August 15 and 22.
 
BLOOD DRIVESUMC will be hosting a blood drive on July 11-8:30 – 10:30 am.  The Vitalant (formerly United Blood Service) van will be at the church.  Please sign up with the office or on-line at vitalant.com if you are available to give blood that day.  Summer is a critical time for the blood supply. Donors are out of town and busy with summer activities and do not donate as much. An adequate blood supply is critical for cancer patients and other vulnerable patients.  Please consider signing up as soon as you can. 
 
THANK YOU TO ALL THE SHED BUILDERS! A big thank you to all the builders who are working so hard on the shed.  Last Saturday they got the walls up and the roof started and during the week they worked on the siding for the walls.  Thanks to Ed Heidrich, Kent Thompson, Orion Thompson,  Kelly Martinson, Buddy Kastrop, Toby Stapleton, Jerry Stanhope and Gary McFarland for all the hard work that they are doing.
 

 

If you appreciate what Shiloh does, please consider giving to us financially.  You can give online at http://www.shilohbillings.church/give/  Thank you for supporting our work.
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Pastor’s Corner for Sunday, June 2, 2019

Reminder: Praise in the Park 4pm, Terry Park, bring a dish to potluck.

Food Bank Sunday – They are in desperate need of boxed macaroni and cheese, pasta, rice, and canned vegetables.

Click here to watch a video to prepare your heart and mind for worship.
Have you noticed that coat rack in our sanctuary, the one I have been getting my robe from each week as we playfully do Mr. Roger’s beginnings to worship?  That coat rack comes from Big Sky Senior Services here in Billings.  Over the past 2 years they have been a community partner for us as we started our Aging Well program, and I have partnered with them to do outreach in the community around a program called Dementia Friendly Billings.  Over the next year it will provide me the opportunity to help businesses, care facilities, financial institutions, and more learn how to be friendly to people living with dementia. The number of people living with dementia will be increasing over the next 10 years in our state, and many people in our congregation know or care for someone with dementia already.

Community partnerships like this one with Big Sky Senior Service become a great opportunity for me to do outreach as a pastor.  Part of a healthy growing church is that we as people of the church, and I as the Pastor develop friendships throughout the community that have the potential to grow into relationships of spiritual care.  In Montana, people consider spirituality to be a fairly private matter. In order for folks to trust us in conversation about their faith, they have a right to know we care about them around the challenges they already face.  Then when the time is right that relationship opens the door for us to share God’s love and invite people in to developing and growing their spiritual life.

As you consider how to help spread the Peace, Hope, Love and Joy of Christ with Everyone, Everyday and Everywhere, consider what relationships put you in a place to offer spiritual care to someone.  And if you are confused about how you go from just a friendship to asking how someone’s soul is doing, talk to your Pastor. 

 

 
Enthusiastic Peace,
Pastor Tyler  #loveBilling


 

This Spring we will be entering a time of learning about our neighbors. How to be a good neighbor, and how Christ calls us to this.  We hope you will join us for this sermon series of walking with the disciples as they learn to neighbor and call people to be neighbors in return. 

“Every human being has value. This is the basis of all healthy relationships. Through living each day as it is given to me, I’ve learned that. It cannot be “taught,” but it can be “caught” from those who live their lives right along with us. What a privilege to be able to look for the good in our neighbor!”– Fred Rogers 
 

The community garden is prepared and ready for planting.  Please contact Buddy Kastrop if you are interested in helping with the community garden this summer.  buddy@kastrops.com 

If you want to reserve your own garden box, contact the office.  Cost is $50 a box.

Sheds are for storage.  This may be true, but our shed is being built for more.  It will also store United Methodist Committee On Relief kits that are used to support disaster relief worldwide.  Thanks to our trustees for working on this project.  To date over $3,000 has come from outside our church to support this project.  If you want to learn more about how to support this work talk to one of our Trustees: Ed Heidrich, Buddy Kastrop, Kent Thompsons, Chris Munson, or Toby Stapleton.  To date we have the foundation poured and the walls will start going up soon.
 
Reminders for the Shiloh Community
If you missed last weeks sermons click here:
  

Monthly Newsletter can be found here – http://www.shilohbillings.church/church-updates

  • Sunday is Food Bank Sunday!
  • Adult Bible Study –Sunday at 9:00 am in the Adult Classroom
  • Prayer Group – Tuesday at 11:00 am
  • Bookmobile – Tuesday at 12:30 pm – 2:00pm
  • Care Givers – Tuesday at 1:30 pm
  • Pound! Class – Tuesday at 5:30 pm 
  • Habitat for Humanity Apostles Build Kickoff Breakfast – Saturday at 9 am 
  • Pound! Class – Saturday at 11:00 am 
  • Pentecost Sunday – Wear Red – Next Sunday
  • Adult Bible Study at 9:00 am –  Next Sunday
  • Worship – Next Sunday at 8:00 and 10:15 at the church & 4:00 pm at Terry Park!
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    WILL YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? SERMON SERIES– Sunday we continue learning about our neighbors, how to be a good neighbor and how Christ calls us to this.  We are glad you are joining us for this sermon series of walking with the disciples as they learn to neighbor and call people to be neighbors in return.  “Every human being has value.  This is the basis of all healthy relationships.  Through living each day as it is given to me, I’ve learned that.  It cannot be “taught” but it can be “caught” from those who live their lives right along with us.  What a privilege to be able to look for the good in our              neighbor!”– Fred Rogers 
     
    CHILDREN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL– Children’s Sunday School is on break until the fall.  There are kid’s activity packets located in the back of the sanctuary.  The usher can help you locate them.  Please take the summer to worship together as a family.  Thank you for encouraging your kids to learn and grow with us.
     
    FOOD BANK SUNDAY–Sunday is Food Bank Sunday. They are in desperate need of boxed macaroni and cheese, pasta, rice, and canned vegetables!  Please bring your items in and drop them in the bin by the front door.  If that’s not convenient, you can make a check out to the church and write “Food Bank” on the memo line. Abig thanks to Jerry Stanhope who drives our offerings to the Food Bank (at least) once a month!      
     
    PRAISE and POTLUCK IN THE PARK– We are having our regular services Sunday here at the church.  Then… please join us at Terry Park at 4:00 pm Sunday.  After worship, we will share a potluck meal in the park!  
     

     
    YARD/CRAFT SALE– Evangelical UMC is having a gigantic Yard and Craft Sale on Saturday, June 8 from 8:00am – 4:00 pmat 345 Broadwater Avenue.  You can rent a 12×12 booth for $35.  You must reserve your spot by June 1 by contacting Gayle Carter at 252-8883.  They are also accepting merchandise donations that will be sold and the money donated to EUMC ministries. If you don’t want to rent a space or have items to donate, just come and see what they have to offer.  There are 32 spots available so there’s sure to be LOTS of great stuff to buy.
     
    GIVING STATEMENTSIn order to save printing and postage costs, the Finance Committee has decided to email statements for the period ended April 30, 2019. The next statement you receive will be end-of-year which will be mailed to everyone.  If you would also like a paper copy of any of your statements, please contact Cindy King. Thank you.
     
     “TO MARS AND BEYOND” VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (VBS)– We are holding VBS with First UMC. The dates are June 24 -27 from 9:00 am-Noon.  Early registration (by May 21): $20.00 per child. Late registration (after May 21): $25.00 per child.  There are 2 registration forms on the stand in the lobby (one for children and one for volunteers). Scholarships are available, if needed.Transportation will be available from Shiloh UMC to First UMC on the days of VBS.  Please sign up early to reserve your spot.
     
    LAWN MOWING HELPERS NEEDEDAlong with gardens comes the grass. There is a sign-up sheet in the lobby on the table marked “Volunteer for Shiloh.”  Please help out this summer by signing up to mow once or twice. It takes about 4 hours and training is available.
     
    THANK YOU TO ALL THE SHED BUILDERS! A big thank you to all the builders who are working so hard on the shed.  Last Saturday they got the walls up and the roof started and during the week they worked on the siding for the walls.  Thanks to Ed Heidrich, Kent Thompson, Orion Thompson, Toby Stapleton, Jerry Stanhope and Gary McFarland for all the hard work that they are doing.
     
    FREE STORE: MOVING? GARAGE SALE? –The Free Store requests that only seasonal clothing, kitchen items, and linens be donated. There is space for these things and most importantly, these items are needed by the shoppers.  We have the following shortages: Men’s shoes (all sizes), black 33 gallon garbage bags, tall kitchen bags and Bibles.  As always we cannot do this without the donation of items, money and time.  THANK-YOU!
     
     
     
If you appreciate what Shiloh does, please consider giving to us financially.  You can give online at http://www.shilohbillings.church/give/  Thank you for supporting our work.
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Newsletter – June/July 2019

People of Shiloh
 
This summer I want to invite us as a congregation on a unique journey of experiencing an overview of our Bible together. It has been on my heart for the last year to delve deeper into the scriptures with our entire congregation. We, as a congregation, have been reading the gospel of Luke this year together, but more than just Luke I want us to get a sense of this entire book we call the Bible. This summer, starting on June 23, we will begin a journey that will take us through the scriptures, not book by book, but by the types of stories found in the Bible. My hope is that by studying the Bible this way your curiosity to read more will be sparked by the Holy Spirit.
 
To do this study, I am inviting everyone in the church to pick up a copy of InspiredbyRachel Held Evans. If you would like us to order one for you, please notify the church office by June 10. The cost is $12 if we order them for you. If you don’t love reading, the audiobook is excellent for Inspiredandthere are some great ones for the Bible too. Below is a quote from Rachel Held Evans encapsulating the journey we set out on.
            God is still breathing. The Bible is both inspired and inspiring. Our job is to ready the sails and gather the embers, to discuss and debate, and like the biblical character Jacob, to wrestle with the mystery until God gives us a blessing. If you’re curious, you will never leave the text without learning something new. If you’re persistent, you just might leave inspired.  -Evans, Rachel Held. Inspired (p. xxiii).
 
I invite you to join us on the journey this summer as we understand our God, our Bible and our way of life more deeply.
 
Enthusiastic Peace,
Pastor Tyler #LoveBillings
 

 


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Pastor’s Corner for Sunday, May 26, 2019 – Reminder One Service 9am

Reminder: One Service Sunday – 9am for Memorial Day Weekend Only

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sab·bath 
/ˈsabəTH/
a day of religious observance and abstinence from work, kept by Jews from Friday evening to Saturday evening, and by most Christians on Sunday.
 

Friends, as your pastor I want to encourage us to take a regular sabbath.  I believe the practices of sabbath is important to us being good neighbors, and to staying in love with God.  
 
Sabbath is different from a vacation.  Sabbath is about intentional time you take each week to abstain or fast from work. Sabbath is a time for us to do activities that allow us to reflect on our aliveness, the joy of being a living creature.  As a Christian, I find sabbath to be a spiritual practice to remind me God has the ability to shape the world, even without me.  
 
One of the things I find in our church work is that we are all reluctant to take on the spiritual practice of sabbath.  We fear we might miss a key moment to be in ministry, we pressure ministries to continue when they burn people out, and we do ourselves a disservice in our practice of faith that asks us to trust God to be active when we cannot be.  
 
Taking spiritual breaks is something Jesus did, Moses did, something other leaders of the Bible like the prophets did, and in the origin story of the creation, God did it too!  We need to take this practice more seriously when we see key spiritual leaders in our tradition pointing out the necessity of it. 
 
Prayers as you seek sabbath each week.
 
Enthusiastic Peace,

This Spring we will be entering a time of learning about our neighbors. How to be a good neighbor, and how Christ calls us to this.  We hope you will join us for this sermon series of walking with the disciples as they learn to neighbor and call people to be neighbors in return. 

“Every human being has value. This is the basis of all healthy relationships. Through living each day as it is given to me, I’ve learned that. It cannot be “taught,” but it can be “caught” from those who live their lives right along with us. What a privilege to be able to look for the good in our neighbor!”– Fred Rogers 
 

Special thanks to all who contribute to our noisy offering on third Sundays.  This donation continues to fund our children and youth ministry.  In just this month alone impacted over 40 people in the two ministry events we did.  Thank you!
The community garden is prepared and ready for planting.  Please contact Buddy Kastrop if you are interested in helping with the community garden this summer.  buddy@kastrops.com 

If you want to reserve your own garden box, contact the office.  Cost is $50 a box.

Sheds are for storage.  This may be true, but our shed is being built for more.  It will also store United Methodist Committee On Relief kits that are used to support disaster relief worldwide.  Thanks to our trustees for working on this project.  To date over $3,000 has come from outside our church to support this project.  If you want to learn more about how to support this work talk to one of our Trustees: Ed Heidrich, Buddy Kastrop, Kent Thompsons, Chris Munson, or Toby Stapleton.  To date we have the foundation poured and the walls will start going up soon.

Special thanks to the concrete team led by Mark Sullivan.

 
Reminders for the Shiloh Community
If you missed last weeks sermons click here:
  

Monthly Newsletter can be found here – http://www.shilohbillings.church/church-updates

  • Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Please take time to honor our Veterans!
  • Adult Bible Study –Sunday at 8:00 am in the Adult Classroom
  • The Office is Closed on Monday for Memorial Day
  • No Shiloh Prayer Group this Tuesday
  • Pound! Class – Tuesday at 5:30 pm
  • Care Givers- Tuesday at 1:30 pm
  • Sandwich Making – Friday at Noon
  • Free Store – Open next Saturday at 10:00 am 
  • Pound! Class – Saturday at 11:00 am 
  • Food Bank Sunday is next week
  • Adult Bible Study at 8:00 am –  Next Sunday
  • Worship – Next Sunday at 8:00 and 10:15 at the church & 4:00 pm at Terry Park!

 

  • WILL YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? SERMON SERIES– Sunday we continue learning about our neighbors, how to be a good neighbor and how Christ calls us to this.  We are glad you are joining us for this sermon series of walking with the disciples as they learn to neighbor and call people to be neighbors in return.  “Every human being has value.  This is the basis of all healthy relationships.  Through living each day as it is given to me, I’ve learned that. It cannot be “taught” but it can be “caught” from those who live their lives right along with us.  What a privilege to be able to look for the good in our              neighbor!”– Fred Rogers 
     
    CHILDREN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL– Children’s Sunday School is on break until the fall.  There are kid’s activity packets located in the back of the sanctuary.  The usher can help you located them.  Please take the summer to worship together as a family.  Thank you for encouraging your kids to learn and grow with us.
     

     
    FOOD BANK SUNDAY (June 2)– Next Sunday is Food Bank Sunday.  They are in desperate need of boxed macaroni and cheese, pasta, rice, and (if you can believe it) canned vegetables!  Please bring your items in and drop them in the bin by the front door.  If that’s not convenient, you can make a check out to the church and write “Food Bank” on the memo line. Abig thanks to Jerry Stanhope who drives our offerings to the Food Bank (at least) once a month!      
     
    PRAISE and POTLUCK IN THE PARK– We will have our regular services on June 2ndhere at the church.  Then…  please join us at Terry Park on June 2 at 4:00 pm. After worship, we will share a potluck meal in the park!  
     
    YARD/CRAFT SALE– Evangelical UMC is having a gigantic Yard and Craft Sale on Saturday, June 8 from 8:00am – 4:00 pmat 345 Broadwater Avenue.  You can rent a 12×12 booth for $35.  You must reserve your spot by June 1 by contacting Gayle Carter at 252-8883.  They are also accepting merchandise donations that will be sold and the money donated to EUMC ministries. If you don’t want to rent a space or have items to donate, just come and see what they have to offer.  There are 32 spots available so there’s sure to be LOTS of great stuff to buy.
     
    GIVING STATEMENTSIn order to save printing and postage costs, the Finance Committee has decided to email statements for the period ended April 30, 2019. The next statement you receive will be end-of-year which will be mailed to everyone.  If you would also like a paper copy of any of your statements, please contact Cindy King. Thank you.
     
     “TO MARS AND BEYOND” VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (VBS)– We are holding VBS with First UMC.  The dates are June 24 -27 from 9:00 am-Noon. Early registration (by May 21): $20.00 per child. Late registration (after May 21): $25.00 per child.  There are 2 registration forms on the stand in the lobby (one for children and one for volunteers). Scholarships are available if needed. Transportation will be available from Shiloh UMC to First UMC on the days of VBS.  Please sign up early to reserve your spot.

     
    LAWN MOWING HELPERS NEEDEDAlong with gardens comes the grass. There is a sign-up sheet in the lobby on the table marked “Volunteer for Shiloh.”  Please help out this summer by signing up to mow once or twice. It takes about 4 hours and training is available.
     

    THANK YOU TO ALL THE SHED BUILDERS!-A big thank you to all the Trustees and their Helpers for all the work they are doing on the new shed. The Trustees are: Ed Heidrich(Chair)- Kent Thompson (Vice Chair), Toby Stapleton, Chris Munson, and Buddy Kastrop. They have had many helpers since they started this project and are very grateful for all the extra hands! 
     
     
If you appreciate what Shiloh does, please consider giving to us financially.  You can give online at http://www.shilohbillings.church/give/  Thank you for supporting our work.
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Pastor’s Corner for Sunday, May 19, 2019

Shiloh 101– Sunday, May 19, 11:30-12: 30 pm – Are you new to Shiloh or want to ask questions about how you can connect more deeply to God, our faith community and take the next step in your faith.  join us for Shiloh 101, held in Padget-Goodman Hall after church this Sunday.  
Click here to watch a video to prepare your heart and mind for worship.
Did you know the Gospel of Luke has a second volume?  The book of Acts is written by the same author, we know this based on the writing style and also the way the book is addressed in the beginning to someone named, Theophilus.  Right now as we study Acts in worship, taking some time to study is prequel is timely.
 
This year I am challenging our congregation to read the Gospel of Luke. In future years I will challenge us to read the other gospels together.  Reading the entirety of the books, helps us to know who Jesus can be in our lives and to know better the stories we are called to live by.  To help us do this. I would encourage you to read the chapters of Luke in the following progression.  
 
February  1-3
March  4-6
April 7-9
May 10-11
June-July 12-16
August 17-19
September 20-21
October 22-23
November 24
December (Read something else in scripture)
 
As Pentecost approaches, I always feel a reconnection to the gospel stories as we consider our call to neighbor others.  Chapters 10-11 share a message of Jesus’ sending out 72 disciples to share the message of Christ, to heal, and to bring hope to others.  It also holds in it the Lord’s prayer, how to pray, and how to lift others up.  The Good Samaritan story is the principle parable in these chapters, and a reminder of our duty as Christians to cross boundaries and help others.  We are called in these chapters to live the Jesus’ following life with courage.  Courage is wholehearted living, and I believe that is what we see in these chapters of Luke.  
 
I encourage you to pick up your Bible and begin reading Luke this month, let’s see how reading together draws us closer to each other and to God.
 
 
Enthusiastic Peace,
Pastor Tyler #loveBillings
 
This Spring we will be entering a time of learning about our neighbors. How to be a good neighbor, and how Christ calls us to this.  We hope you will join us for this sermon series of walking with the disciples as they learn to neighbor and call people to be neighbors in return. 

“Every human being has value. This is the basis of all healthy relationships. Through living each day as it is given to me, I’ve learned that. It cannot be “taught,” but it can be “caught” from those who live their lives right along with us. What a privilege to be able to look for the good in our neighbor!”– Fred Rogers 
 

The community garden is prepared and ready for planting.  Please contact Buddy Kastrop if you are interested in helping with the community garden this summer.  buddy@kastrops.com 

If you want to reserve your own garden box, contact the office.  Cost is $50 a box.

Sheds are for storage.  This may be true, but our shed is being built for more.  It will also store United Methodist Committee On Relief kits that are used to support disaster relief worldwide.  Thanks to our trustees for working on this project.  To date over $3,000 has come from outside our church to support this project.  If you want to learn more about how to support this work talk to one of our Trustees: Ed Heidrich, Buddy Kastrop, Kent Thompsons, Chris Munson, or Toby Stapleton.  To date we have the foundation poured and the walls will start going up soon.

Special thanks to the concrete team led by Mark Sullivan.

 
Reminders for the Shiloh Community
If you missed last weeks sermons click here:
  

Monthly Newsletter can be found here – http://www.shilohbillings.church/church-updates

  • Sunday is NOISY OFFERING!
  • Adult Bible Study –Sunday at 9:00 am in the Adult Classroom
  • Choir Practice – Sunday at 9:15 am
  • Missions Team – Sunday at 9:15 am in the Fellowship Hall
  • Shiloh 101 – Sunday at 11:30 am
  • Shiloh’s Prayers – Tuesday at 11:00 am
  • Bookmobile – Tuesday at 12:30 -2:00 pm
  • Care Givers- Tuesday at 1:30 pm
  • Children & Youth Committee Meeting- Wednesday at 5:30 pm
  • Leadership & Nominations Team – Thursday at 6:30 pm 
  • Adult Bible Study at 8:00 am –  Next Sunday
  • Worship – Next Sunday at 9:00 am only

WILL YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? SERMON SERIES– Sunday we continue learning about our neighbors, how to be a good neighbor and how Christ calls us to this.  We are glad you are joining us for this sermon series of walking with the disciples as they learn to neighbor and call people to be neighbors in return.  “Every human being has value.  This is the basis of all healthy relationships.  Through living each day as it is given to me, I’ve learned that. It cannot be “taught” but it can be “caught” from those who live their lives right along with us.  What a privilege to be able to look for the good in our              neighbor!”– Fred Rogers 
 
CHILDREN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL– Sunday is our last day of Sunday School until fall.  It has been such an amazing experience teaching these sweet, smart and fun little kiddos.  Jen and Brenda are looking forward to more Adventures With God in September.  We would like to encourage all our families to take the summer to worship together as a family.  There are kid’s activity packets located in the back of the sanctuary.  The usher can help you located them.  Thank you for encouraging your kids to learn and grow with us.
 
SHILOH 101– will be held Sunday at 11:30 am.  It is an exploration of our church and our faith meant for everyone. Come join Pastor Tyler for coffee and conversation!   
 
FAITH & FILMFaith & Film will be Queen of Katwe.Living in the slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda, is a constant struggle for 10-year old Phiona and her family.  Her world changes one day when she meets Robert Katende, a missionary who teaches children how to play chess.  This film is based on a true story.  Please join us Sunday at 5:30 pm for this inspirational feel good movie. Ask a friend or two and bring a snack if you want to. 
 
THANK YOUSPlease join us Sunday after each service for cake and ice cream and say thank you to Dave Merkel and Judy Frank for all their work with the choir and chime choir. Sunday is the last day for the choir to sing until the fall.  If you know of anyone who plays an instrument or likes to sing and would like to bring their talents to church this summer, please talk to either Dave or Judy.  
 
GIVING STATEMENTSIn order to save printing and postage costs, the Finance Committee has decided to email statements for the period ended April 30, 2019. The next statement you receive will be end-of-year which will be mailed to everyone.  If you would also like a paper copy of any of your statements, please contact Cindy King. Thank you.
 
MEMORIAL WEEKEND WORSHIPOn Sunday, May 26there will be only one service at 9:00 am.  This is a chance for both services to worship together and to get to know the people who go to a different service then you do. Adult Bible study will be at 8:00 am.
 
“TO MARS AND BEYOND” VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (VBS)– We are holding VBS with First UMC. The dates are June 24 -27 from 9:00 am-Noon.  Early registration (by May 21): $20.00 per child. Late registration (after May 21): $25.00 per child.  There are 2 registration forms on the stand in the lobby (one for children and one for volunteers). Scholarships are available if needed.Transportation will be available from Shiloh UMCto First UMC on the days of VBS.  Please sign up early to reserve your spot.
 
LAWN MOWING HELPERS NEEDEDAlong with gardens comes the grass. There is a sign-up sheet in the lobby on the table marked “Volunteer for Shiloh.”  Please help out this summer by signing up to mow once or twice. It takes about 4 hours and training is available.
 
FREE STORE– We continue to be very busy at the Free Store.  On May 4, 80 families shopped with us, of which 19 were first time shoppers.  Assuming there are at least two people per family (a conservative assumption), 160 people were in our shopping area during 2½ hours we were open for shopping (10am to 12:30pm).  Needless to say, many of the items you donated filled needs of our community! An additional bonus for the shoppers is the free hot meal served in the basement.  Without the donated items, this 8thyear of the Free Store would not be happening!  Thank you! Also thank-you to the many volunteers whose loyalty and commitment is so appreciated and so needed. 
 
THANK YOU-A big thank you to all the Trustees for all the work they have done and are continuing to do on the shed. The Trustees are: Ed Heidrich(Chair)- Kent Thompson (Vice Chair), Toby Stapleton, Chris Munson, and Buddy Kastrop. Many thanks to Mark Sullivan whose help has been invaluable. Thanks to everyone who helped with Clean-up Saturday. 
 
BEING GOOD STEWARDS– We are recycling all we can! We also have a mulching bin for the gardens. We have noticed a lot of plastic water bottles in the recycle bins. The Trustees will be upgrading the water cooler to a bottle filling station.  We are working on ideas for making the best use of this new resource. We will no longer provide bottled water in the refrigerator. If you know someone who needs a used water fountain, please contact the office.
 

 
If you appreciate what Shiloh does, please consider giving to us financially.  You can give online at http://www.shilohbillings.church/give/  Thank you for supporting our work.
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Pastor’s Corner for Sunday, May 12, 2019

SPRING CLEAN-UP– Saturday, May 11 – 9-Noonis the annual Spring Clean-Up day.  It takes a lot of work to keep the grounds of this church looking as great as they do. Trees need to be trimmed, outside windows need to be washed, the mail box needs to be cleaned and painted, and that is just a few starter projects. Donuts and coffee will be available for all workers.
Click here to watch a video to prepare your heart and mind for worship.
People of Shiloh, Mother’s Day is both a hard day and a joyous day. So many people come from so many places. May this prayer from http://michellevanloon.com/bring us peace this Mother’s Day. 

Enthusiastic Peace,
Pastor Tyler #loveBillings

O God, the commercials, cards and gifts of this Sunday are a reminder to honor the mothers in our lives. A day set aside to celebrate mothers is a lovely thing, and yet we recognize it as an echo, a single skipped stone, of the kind of family life to which you call us here. 
In our broken world, this single day, these reminders for some are not blessings but pain or longing. May these few words help us intercede for someone we know who may be suffering this week. 
For those who are sorrowing, raw and tender this week, we pray:
…for those who’ve suffered the loss of their mothers through death; Lord, please bring them your comfort
…for those estranged from their mothers through family division, mental illness or strife; Lord, please salve their wounds and bring your healing
 …for those who are losing their mothers by degrees through disease; Lord, please measure extra grace to parent and child alike as the roles reverse
…for those who never knew their mothers; Lord, please reveal yourself to them at every point of abandonment, longing and need as El Shaddai
…for those who have lost a child; Lord, please have mercy on them as they daily bear this searing pain
 …for those who are riding the roller-coaster of infertility; Lord, please revive their hope and bless them with new life
…for those who ache to become mothers, but find themselves without a mate again this year; Lord, please draw near to them, and help them draw near to you as they wait and hope
…for those whose children have chosen a prodigal path; Lord, please grace these parents to wait together with you for their children’s return home
…for those whose children are living, working and serving in distant lands; Lord, please keep them safe, and keep our hearts at peace
…for those who have a full and happy family life; Lord, thank you for this witness, and give them  an extra chair at their table waiting for the lonely to fill it
…for those who, in their pain, have felt abandoned and undefended by you; Lord, please comfort them…and let them recognize that you are near at all times 
In the name of the Father of the fatherless, the Bridegroom of the widow, and the Companion of the lonely, I pray. Amen.


 
 

This Spring we will be entering a time of learning about our neighbors. How to be a good neighbor, and how Christ calls us to this.  We hope you will join us for this sermon series of walking with the disciples as they learn to neighbor and call people to be neighbors in return. 

“Every human being has value. This is the basis of all healthy relationships. Through living each day as it is given to me, I’ve learned that. It cannot be “taught,” but it can be “caught” from those who live their lives right along with us. What a privilege to be able to look for the good in our neighbor!”– Fred Rogers 
 

 
Reminders for the Shiloh Community
If you missed last weeks sermons click here:
  

Monthly Newsletter can be found here – http://www.shilohbillings.church/church-updates

  • Sunday is MOTHER’S DAY!
  • Adult Bible Study –Sunday at 9:00 am in the Adult Classroom
  • Choir Practice – Sunday at 9:15 am
  • Shiloh’s Prayers – Tuesday at 11:00 am
  • Care Givers- Tuesday at 1:30 pm
  • Messy Church and Children’s Sunday School go Bowling- Tuesday at 5:30 pm
  • Book Review – Tuesday at 6:00 pm
  • Writer’s Group – Wednesday at 9:30 am
  • Worship Design Team – Thursday at 6:30 pm
  • Lay Servant Training (On-Line) –Saturday at 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Free Store –Saturday from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm 
  • Worship –Next Sunday at 8:00 am and 10:15 pm
  • Noisy Offering is next Sunday!
  • Shiloh 101– Will be held Sunday, May 19 at 11:30 am

 
WILL YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? SERMON SERIES– Sunday we will continue a time of learning about our neighbors, how to be a good neighbor and how Christ calls us to this.  We hope you will join us for this sermon series of walking with the disciples as they learn to neighbor and call people to be neighbors in return.  “Every human being has value.  This is the basis of all healthy relationships.  Through living each day as it is given to me, I’ve learned that. It cannot be “taught” but it can be “caught” from those who live their lives right along with us.  What a privilege to be able to look for the good in our              neighbor!”– Fred Rogers 
 
MESSY CHURCH AND CHILDREN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL OUTING– Come join us Tuesday, May 14that 5:30 pmas we gather for a special family bowling and pizza night at Sunset Lanes.  Please contact the office to register.
 
BOOK REVIEW– The next book review will be the “The Alice Network”by Alice Quinn. This historical novel of the real-life Alice Network is a story that is set in the time frame of both World Wars. Everyone is invited.  Please join us on Tuesday, May 14that 6:00 pm.
 
SHILOH 101– will be held May 19 at 11:30 am.  It is an exploration of our church and our faith meant for everyone. Come join Pastor Tyler for coffee and conversation!   
 
FAITH & FILMFaith & Film will be Queen of Katwe.Living in the slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda, is a constant struggle for 10-year old Phiona and her family.  Her world changes one day when she meets Robert Katende, a missionary who teaches children how to play chess.  This film is based on a true story.  Please join us May 19 at 5:30 pm for this inspirational feel good movie. Ask a friend or two and bring a snack if you want to. 

MEMORIAL WEEKEND WORSHIPOn Sunday, May 26there will be only one service at 9:00 am.  This is a chance for both services to worship together and to get to know the people who go to a different service then you do.
 
“TO MARS AND BEYOND” VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (VBS)– Explore where God’s power can take you!! We will be having VBS with First UMC this June.  The dates are Mon-Thur., June 24 -27 from 9:00 am – Noon. Early registration fee (by May 21): $20.00 per child. Late registration fee (after May 21): $25.00 per child.  Scholarships are available if needed.There are 2 registration forms on the stand in the lobby (one for children and the other for volunteers). Transportation will be available from Shiloh UMCto First UMC on the days of VBS.  Please sign up early to reserve your spot.
 
VISITATION MINISTRY– Currently each of the Visitation Ministers at Shiloh visits 13 individuals each month and visits the two hospitals each day for one week. If you are interested in helping in this ministry, please contact Pastor Tyler.
 
COMMUNITY GARDEN 2019– As the snow melts, we are beginning plans to have a Community Garden again the year.  There is a large area used to grow produce for the Free Store and Food Bank.  We also have 18 individual spots available (7 have already been reserved).  Garden spots are $50.00 each.  
 
LAWN MOWING HELPERS NEEDEDAlong with gardens comes the grass. There is a sign-up sheet in the lobby on the table marked “Volunteer for Shiloh.”  Please help out this summer by signing up to mow.
 
FREE STORE– We continue to be very busy at the Free Store.  On May 4, 80 families shopped with us, of which 19 were first time shoppers.  Assuming there are at least two people per family (a conservative assumption), 160 people were in our shopping area during 2 ½ hours we were open for shopping (10am to 12:30 pm).  Needless to say many donated items filled a need in our community! An additional bonus for the shoppers is the free hot meal served in the basement.  Without the donated items this 8thyear of the Free Store would not be happening!  Thank you! Also thank-you to the many volunteers whose loyalty and commitment is so appreciated and so needed. 
 
BEING GOOD STEWARDS OF OUR PLANET– We are trying to recycle all we can.  We also have received a mulching bin for the gardens.  Lately, we have noticed a large amount of plastic water bottles in the recycle bins.  Therefore, upon request, the Trustees have purchased an upgraded water cooler with a bottle filling station.  We will no longer provide bottled water in the refrigerator.  We encourage you to bring your own bottle to fill if you have one. If you don’t have one, we are working on ideas for making the best use of this new resource.  If you know someone who needs a used water fountain, please contact the office.
 

 
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Pastor’s Corner for Sunday, May 5, 2019

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People of Shiloh,
 
 
“Every human being has value. This is the basis of all healthy relationships. Through living each day as it is given to me, I’ve learned that. It cannot be “taught,” but it can be “caught” from those who live their lives right along with us. What a privilege to be able to look for the good in our neighbor!”– Fred Rogers 
 
This month we are going to be studying scriptures primarily from Acts, which goes along with our study of the gospel of Luke.  If you remember, I am challenging our congregation to read the gospel of Luke this year, from front to back.  The reason Acts pairs with Luke is that it is by the same author and continues right where Luke leaves off.  
 
As we study the scriptures this spring, my hope is we consider how God invites us to be artful in our neighboring. Today, Matt Lundgren the Executive Director of the Montana Rescue Mission and Friendship House here in Billings will share a message with us.  I invite you to join us as we learn about neighboring our neighbors without homes that are up 28.8% from 2016-2017 and then continue to study with us as we learn to neighbor others, people different than us, our brothers and sisters and more.  Jesus guides us on this path.  It is our call to follow.
 
Enthusiastic Peace,

Pastor Tyler

This Spring we will be entering a time of learning about our neighbors. How to be a good neighbor, and how Christ calls us to this.  We hope you will join us for this sermon series of walking with the disciples as they learn to neighbor and call people to be neighbors in return. 

“Every human being has value. This is the basis of all healthy relationships. Through living each day as it is given to me, I’ve learned that. It cannot be “taught,” but it can be “caught” from those who live their lives right along with us. What a privilege to be able to look for the good in our neighbor!”– Fred Rogers 
 

 
Reminders for the Shiloh Community
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  • Sunday is Food Bank Sunday and Native American Sunday!
  • Adult Bible Study –Sunday at 9:00 am in the Adult Classroom
  • Choir Practice – Sunday at 9:15 am
  • Shiloh’s Prayers – Tuesday at 11:00 am
  • Bookmobile-Tuesday at 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Care Givers- Tuesday at 1:30 pm
  • 406 Youth United –Tuesday at 6:30 pm @ The Grand Escape Room
  • Aging Well – Healthy Living For Your Brain and Body– Wednesday at 12 noon
  • Meetings – Thursday – Finance @ 5:30 pm, SPRC @ 6 pm in Classroom 1,Trustees @ 6:00 pm and Church Council @ 7:00 pm
  • Lay Servant Training (On-Line) –Saturday at 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Spring Clean Up – Saturday at 9:00 am – 12 Noon 
  • Worship (Mother’s Day) – Next Sunday at 8:00 am and 10:15 pm
  • Shiloh 101– Will be held Sunday, May 19 at 11:30 am

 
WILL YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? SERMON SERIES– Sunday we will enter a time of learning about our neighbors, how to be a good neighbor and how Christ calls us to this.  We hope you will join us for this sermon series of walking with the disciples as they learn to neighbor and call people to be neighbors in return.  “Every human being has value.  This is the basis of all healthy relationships.  Through living each day as it is given to me, I’ve learned that. It cannot be “taught” but it can be “caught” from those who live their lives right along with us.  What a privilege to be able to look for the good in our neighbor!”– Fred Rogers 
 
NATIVE AMERICAN SUNDAYSunday is Native American Ministries Sunday.  This Church-wide offering supports Native American Outreach within annual conferences, provides seminary scholarships for Native Americans, and strengthens, develops and equips Native American rural, urban and reservation congregations, ministries and communities.
 
406 YOUTH UNITED– 406 United is open to youth in the 6th– 12thgrade.  We are starting our summer activities May 7with an adventure at the Grand Escape Room at 6:30 pm.  Space is limited, so contact Pastor Tyler or the office if you are interested in going.
 
AGING WELLIn coordination with the Alzheimer’s Association, Montana Chapter, the May Aging Well presentation is Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body. See and discuss what that looks like from various disciplines – nutrition and diet, sleep, exercise, cognitive activity, and social engagement. Please join us at Shiloh UMC on Wednesday, May 8 from noon-1:30 pm. A free lunch is provided. RSVP to liz@shilohbillings.churchor 656-0050.
 
SHILOH 101– will be held May 19 at 11:30 am.  It is an exploration of our church and our faith meant for everyone. Come join Pastor Tyler for coffee and conversation!   

SPRING CLEAN-UP– Saturday, May 11 – 9-Noonis the annual Spring Clean-Up day.  It takes a lot of work to keep the grounds of this church looking as great as they do. Trees need to be trimmed, outside windows need to be washed, the mail box needs to be cleaned and painted, and that is just a few starter projects. Donuts and coffee will be available for all workers.
 
MESSY CHURCH AND CHILDREN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL OUTING– Come join us Tuesday, May 14 at 5:30 pm as we gather for a special family bowling and pizza night at Sunset Lanes.  Please contact the office to register. 
 
BOOK REVIEW– The next book review will be “The Alice Network”by Alice Quinn.  This historical novel of the real-life Alice Network is a story that is set in the time frame of both World Wars. Everyone is invited-please join us on Tuesday,May 14 at 6:00pm.
 
FAITH FILM– The Faith & Film for May will be Queen of Katwe. Living in the slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda, is a constant struggle for 10-year old Phiona and her family. Her world changes one day when she meets Robert Katende, a missionary who teaches children how to play chess. This film is based on a true story. Please join us May 19 at 5:30 pmfor this true and inspirational feel good movie.
 
“TO MARS AND BEYOND” VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (VBS)– Explore where God’s power can take you!! We will be having VBS with First UMC this June.  The dates are Mon-Thur., June 24 -27 from 9:00 am – Noon. Early registration fee (by May 21): $20.00 per child. Late registration fee (after May 21): $25.00 per child.  Scholarships are available if needed.There are 2 registration forms on the stand in the lobby (one for children and the other for volunteers). Transportation will be available from Shiloh UMC to First UMC on the days of VBS.  Please sign up early to reserve your spot.
 
VISITATION MINISTRY– Currently each of the Visitation Ministers at Shiloh visits 13 individuals each month and visits the two hospitals each day for a week. If you are interested in helping in this ministry, please contact Pastor Tyler.
 
COMMUNITY GARDEN 2019– As the snow melts, we are beginning plans to have a Community Garden again the year.  There is a large area used to grow produce for the Free Store and Food Bank.  We also have 18 individual spots available (7 have already been reserved).  Garden spots are $50.00 each.  
 
LAWN MOWING HELPERS NEEDEDAlong with gardens comes the grass. There is a sign-up sheet in the lobby on the table marked “Volunteer for Shiloh.”  Please help out this summer by signing up to mow.
 

 
If you appreciate what Shiloh does, please consider giving to us financially.  You can give online at http://www.shilohbillings.church/give/  Thank you for supporting our work.
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Newsletter – May 2019

In May we hope you will join us in the community as we explore the knowledge of Mr. Roger’s call of “Will you be my neighbor?”  Jesus invites us to consider our neighbor and we are called as Christians to learn that each day of our lives.  In the Christ following work of Acts, the disciples learned more and more about who God calls us to consider our neighbor.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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