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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.
 

 
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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

Click here to watch a video to prepare your heart and mind for worship.
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
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 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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Pastor’s Corner for Sunday, April 28, 2019

It is Holy Humor Sunday this week.  Please wear bright colors and come to have some fun.
Click here to watch a video to prepare your heart and mind for worship.
People of Shiloh,
 
 
Holy Humor is happening today at Shiloh!   This is our day of joy as we recognize the ultimate last laugh Jesus had over death when he was resurrected.  This tradition comes from the early church as a Sunday of jokes and laughs to remind people of the joy of God in their lives.  We also hope it is something new as you find time to engage your humor side, the side that gives us hope and release from the hard parts of life.  Part of being Christian is recognizing that God in Christ learned to appreciate a good belly laugh to help deal with stressful times, just like we do.    
 
Holy Humor Sunday is about the resurrection of Jesus and resurrections in our own lives that take us by surprise, lead us to new life, and help us to laugh.  One time another pastor and I were talking with a group of youth and a question was raised, “What if someone faked the resurrection?” To which my friend replied, “It worked didn’t it.”  Here we are today celebrating the resurrection because it worked.  It invited a group of people into a new life of sharing God’s love with everyone they encountered.  
 
Next week we will be diving into a new worship series call “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” that is focused on how we can resurrect the art of neighboring in a world that is statistically growing more lonely.  As always, I want to remind folks you can watch our services live or listen to sermons later by going to www.ShilohBillings.Church.  
 
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 
 

 
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 
•    No 406 Youth United Sunday!
•    Shiloh’s Prayers – Tuesday at 11:00 am
•    Care Givers- Tuesday at 1:30 pm 
•    Free Store – Saturday at 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
•    Worship – Next Sunday at 8:00 am and 10:15 pm
•    FOOD BANK SUNDAY – Next Sunday
•    NATIVE AMERICAN SUNDAY – Next Sunday

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 

AGING WELL – In 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 no-cost lunch is provided. RSVP to liz@shilohbillings.church; Phone 406-656-0050.

NATIVE AMERICAN SUNDAY – Next Sunday 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.   

FOOD BANK SUNDAY – Food Bank Sunday is the first Sunday of every month.  This month the Food Bank is asking for pasta, mac & cheese and one-can meals, such as chili, ravioli, etc.

406 YOUTH UNITED – 406 United is open to youth in the 6th – 12th grade.  They meet Sundays at 4:00 pm during the school year.  We are starting our summer activities May 7th with an adventure at the Grand Escape Room at 6:30 pm.  Space is limited, so contact Pastor Tyler in the office if you are interested in going.

SPRING CLEAN-UP – Saturday, May 11th is 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, May14th at 5:30 pm as we gather for a special family bowling and pizza night at Sunset Lanes.  Please contact the office to register. 

“TO MARS AND BEYOND” VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – Explore where God’s power can take you!!  We will be having VBS in partnership with First UMC, at 2800 4th Ave N. this June.  The dates are Mon-Thur., June 24th -27th from 9:00 am – Noon.  Early registration fee (on or before May 21): $20.00 per child. (1CD-ROM/family with VBS music will be given out with pre-registration.) Late registration fee (after May 21): $25.00 per child. (1 CD-ROM/family with VBS music will be given out at beginning of VBS.) Scholarships are available if needed. There are 2 registration forms on the stand in the lobby.  One form to register the children for VBS and the other for volunteers who would like to help with VBS. Transportation is available from Shiloh UMC to First UMC on the days of VBS.

NEW LANYARDS/HOLDERS – If your name tag is on a special lanyard and we could re-use it, we did.  If you would like a new lanyard, please let us know as we have received more. 

DID YOU SAY “COOKIES”! – Now that I have your attention… the church freezers have no cookies!!  When you are baking cookies, please remember our fellowship hour and make an extra dozen, or two, for the church freezers so we will have them for fellowship hour, sandwich making and other unscheduled events the pop up.  Thank you so much!!  

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 the 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 of those are already reserved).  Garden spots are $50.00 each.  
 

 
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Pastor’s Corner for Sunday, Easter, April 21, 2019

Volunteers are asked to arrive at 10am, so we are ready to serve the community by 10:30am.
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Welcome to Shiloh UMC – Easter Weekend

We hope this Easter weekend is one that provides you a chance to gather in our community of faith, where we hang our life on the side of hope.  We believe that genuine community is a place where you can learn what God hopes for your life.  Whether you are experiencing stress, joy, sorrow, love, chaos or peace, we believe Shiloh can be a place where you can find grounding in God’s love.
 
If you are interested in learning more about what it means to grow in your spiritual journey at Shiloh, we invite you to check out Sunday morning worship or join us online by watching services on Facebook Live. As the pastor, I work each week to prepare a message that invite people to understand more deeply what God wants for our lives, as we learn together what it means to follow Jesus.  If Sundays or watching online don’t work, check out our message podcasts at www.shilohbillings.church and learn more about how we hope to live out the practices of Jesus each day.  
 
On Easter Sunday we invite you to join us for breakfast at 9 or 11:15am.  This meal is a place for individuals and families to have a good meal and meet others who are continuing /exploring their journey of faith here at our church. It is free and all are welcome.
 
We are glad you are here and we wish you the Peace of Christ in every step of your life,
 
Pastor Tyler   #LoveBillings
 

Click here to watch a video for our current worship series, “Courage in the WIlderness” Daring to companion Jesus.

America is experiencing a spiritual crisis, we as American Christians find ourselves in a wilderness of people seeking spirituality. We also know that Christians need a language to talk about their faith that draws people deeply to God. Join us during this Lenten season as we journey through the wilderness of faith, like Jesus and Moses have done before us. The skills we learn this Lent will help us find our way to God, and maybe even allow us to help others in our lives.
 

 
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

Join In Our Community Life at Shiloh UMC
 
406 United – Student Ministries
406 United is open to youth in 6th–12thgrade. They meet Sundays at 4:00 pm during the school year. We are starting our summer activities May 7thwith an adventure at the Grand Escape Room, at 6:30 pm.  Space is limited so contact Pastor Tyler in the office if you are interested in going.
Children’s Ministries
Our Sunday School is designed especially for children 4 years old through 5thgrade and is held during the 10:15 am worship service. We will be hosting a special family bowling and pizza night at Sunset Lanes, May 14 at 5:30pm.  Please contact the office to register.
 
Vacation Bible School
To Mars and Beyond” is open for kids from 3 years to 6thgrade.  It will be held at First UMC June 24-27, 9:00-Noon.  Mark your calendars!  Registration located at Shiloh UMC office.
 
Sunday Worship
Sunday worship is at 8:00 and 10:15 am. Worship is a weekly spiritual opportunity to connect with God and each other.  The early service is more informal and the late service has activities for the kids.  We proudly offer communion everyweek at a table where all are welcome! Next Sunday is Holy Humor Sunday, so dress in bright colors and be ready for some jokes!
 
Aging Well
We partner with several organizations in town to present programs on how to age well. The next one is on May 8that noonand is “Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body”. The program includes a free lunch and time for discussion.  Please join us. 
 
Faith and Film
Faith and Film shows a movie the 2ndSunday of each month. The next one will be on May 12that 5:30 pm
 
Book Club
Our Book Club is reading “The Alice Network”.  They will meet May 14that 6:00 pmfor a lively discussion.  
 
Sandwich Ministry
Our sandwich ministry meets the last Friday of each month to make sandwiches and bag cookies for the Rescue Mission. The next meeting is May 31 at noon
 
Caregivers
Are you caring for a loved one and sometimes feel like you could use some support as well?  Our caregivers group meets on Tuesdays at 1:30 pm.  Come and be nurtured and supported by others who can relate.  
 
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, April 14, 2019

Holy Week is Here – Please download and print or pick up a Holy Week Passport, so you can find services to enrich your spiritual life this Holy Week.  

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People of Shiloh,
 
This Sunday is the beginning of Holy Week.  We will begin the journey toward the cross with Jesus.  Palm Sunday is the beginning and I want to take a minute to give a little reflection on the Palm Sunday scripture.  On our Palm Sunday, we will be loud and celebratory in worship, it will be a time for us to remember Jesus’ triumphal entry into the city. If you study the scripture in Luke though, you will learn that Jesus’ parade was probably not very big or loud. In fact, it appears only the disciples were shouting, “Hosanna!”  

What does this mean for us?  That only a small group of people were gathered round Jesus during this entry might mean that it was insignificant.  After all, and we will hear Sunday, there was a massive parade of military might coming in the other side of the city.  Pontius Pilate was riding in with the Roman guard that would quell uprisings during the Passover celebrations.  Yet, I wonder if this isn’t the message of God’s triumphant love. A whisper in the darkest hours of humanity, that grows in its reverberation as more of humanity understands the message of a God who loves us in our mess, and our brokenness.  

This Holy Week, I hope you will join the small band of disciples in following that love through the story of the scripture.  We have passports available with all the Methodist Holy Week happenings, take one and follow the path to Easter.  I pray you find time to go to at least one extra service or event, and to remember the cross comes before the resurrection.  I invite us to remember God’s unconditional love and how often this love is too challenging for the institutions and powers of this world to be able to embrace, and that Jesus is still being crucified today in all the places people suffer.  Remember also, that we know the Good News, Christ is resurrected when love is shared.

Grace and Peace,
Pastor Tyler #loveBillings
 

Click here to watch a video for our current worship series, “Courage in the WIlderness” Daring to companion Jesus.

America is experiencing a spiritual crisis, we as American Christians find ourselves in a wilderness of people seeking spirituality. We also know that Christians need a language to talk about their faith that draws people deeply to God. Join us during this Lenten season as we journey through the wilderness of faith, like Jesus and Moses have done before us. The skills we learn this Lent will help us find our way to God, and maybe even allow us to help others in our lives.
 

 
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
  • Choir Practice– Sunday at 9:15 am
  • 406 Youth United –  Sunday at 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm – Spring Ice Cream party
  • Faith and Film – Sunday at 5:30 pm
  • Shiloh’s Prayers – Tuesday at 11:00 am
  • Lenten Book Study –Tuesday at Noon and 6:30 pm
  • Bookmobile– Tuesday at 12:30 pm- 2:00 pm
  • Care Givers- Tuesday at 1:30 pm
  • Messy Church – Tuesday at 5:30 pm- 6:30 pm
  • Writer’s Group – Wednesday at 9:30 am
  • Maundy Thursday Services-EUMC @ 6:00pm, First @ 7:00pm and Hope @ 7:30
  • Good Friday Service  –First UMC at 6:00pm and Grace UMC at 7:00 pm
  • Free Store – Saturday at 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • Easter Egg Hunt – Saturday from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Worship – Next Sunday April 21 is Easter Sunday: Sunrise @ Riverfront Park at 6:30 am.  Regular Worship will be here at 8:00 and 10:15 am each followed by breakfast!

 
FAITH AND FILM – The Faith and Film movie will be Sunday at 5:30 pm.The Hundred Foot Journey is the name of the movie.  This family film is about crossing cultural and relationship divides.  It was produced by Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg and in a great feel-good movie perfect for this spring.   We hope you’ll join us. 
 
THANK YOU – The Diaper Drive ends Sunday and we want to thank everyone who supported our youth and donated to this worthy cause.  As of Thursday, we collected 12 large boxes of diapers and 12 packages of diapers!!  The diapers will be given to several community agencies which will then distribute them to the people who need them.
 
MESSY CHURCH– Come join us Tuesday evening,April 16, from5:30-6:30 pm as we gather for a light meal, story, crafts, prayer, singing, dancing, and so much more.  This is a family friendly time to worship together and get messy.  All ages are welcome!  Please consider providing a light meal and join the fun!  Meal signup sheet is in the lobby. For meal suggestions please see Brenda Longin or Pastor Tyler. A big thank you to those who have provided the meal for these amazing families.  We appreciate you!
 
EASTER ACTIVITIESToday is Palm Sunday. We begin Holy Week with Holy Thursday(April 18) at Evangelical UMC at 6:00pm, First UMC at 7:00 pm and Hope UMC at 7:30 pm. ThenGood Friday(April 19) at First UMC at 6:00 pm and Grace UMC at 7:00 pm. The Easter Egg Huntis April 20 here at Shiloh UMC from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.  Easter Sunrise Serviceis at Riverfront Park (Shelter 2) at 6:30 am.  Easter Worshipat Shiloh UMC will be at 8:00 am and 10:15 am each followed by Easter Breakfast.  
 
 
ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT– we will have our annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 20, from 11:00 am -1:00 pm with the help of the First United Methodist Church.  We need many volunteersfor this huge event.  There is a signup sheet in the lobby, please consider helping with this great community outreach.  Last year we had 340+ kids and it was amazing!  This year we have 2 bounce houses, face painting, 2 food trucks (Sandees and Mini Donut), an Easter Bunny and lots of egg hunting.  We are looking for small pre-wrapped candy to stuff eggs. There is a basket in the lobby for those donations.  Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!! Call Brenda Longin @ 256-5535 or email: brendalongin@hotmail.comif you have questions. 
 
EASTER BREAKFAST– Following both services on Easter Sunday we will be serving an Easter Breakfast of waffles, eggs, sausage and fruit.  We hope you be able to join us for breakfast and for a chance to visit and have fellowship on this wonderful Easter morning. 
 
APRIL NOISY OFFERING– Noisy Offering is held the 3rdSunday of every month.  Because that day is Easter, please save your change for the May Noisy Offering on May 19.  
 
NEW LANYARDS/HOLDERS– If your name tag is on a special lanyard and we could re-use it, we did.  If you would like a new lanyard, please let us know as we have received more. 
 
WILL YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? SERMON SERIES– After Easter, 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
 
DID YOU SAY “COOKIES”!Now that I have your attentionJ… the church freezers have no cookies!! When you are baking cookies, please remember our fellowship hour and make an extra dozen, or two, for the church freezers so we will have them for fellowship hour, sandwich making and other unscheduled events the pop up.  Thank you so much!!  

 

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Pastor’s Corner for Sunday, April 7, 2019

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People of Shiloh,
 
I am pleased to announce, Judy Frank has been hired as our Full Time Accompanist and Chime Choir Director. Judy has been a part of our congregation for a while and in the music role, but this new role will allow her to be a part of a music team to support worship planning.  Dave Merkel(Choir Director), Judy and me get together regularly and have begun to shape and plan worship music together.  Our hope is that through prayer and our collective knowledge, Judy and Dave have better knowledge, that we can help shape a growing music program at Shiloh.  
 
If you are interested in joining or offering music in any way, please let me, Dave or Judy know. We would love to see our music ministry grow to help us offer meaningful worship, that is rooted deeply in melodies that connects us to God.  
 
Please join me in welcoming Judy Frank to  this new role.  
 
On another note, I want to invite you to start planning your Holy Week, it is an important week to ground your faith.  We will be handing out passports that allow us to connect to all the Methodist Holy Week Services in Billings, we thought it would be a fun way to encourage you to experience Holy Week.  I have chosen to not have Holy Week services this year at Shiloh, and to encourage us to take part in the other church’s services.  I will be helping specifically with Maundy Thursday at Evangelical United Methodist.  I prayerfully decided this for two reasons: 1. We do an Easter Egg Hunt that takes most of our energy that week.  2.  Why do a service with half energy, when we can partner with brothers and sisters in Christ to do deeply grounded service.  I encourage you to pick your services during Holy Week and to try to attend at least one extra event that week.  
 
Grace and Peace,
Pastor Tyler          #loveBillings
 
Click here to watch a video for our current worship series, “Courage in the WIlderness” Daring to companion Jesus.

America is experiencing a spiritual crisis, we as American Christians find ourselves in a wilderness of people seeking spirituality. We also know that Christians need a language to talk about their faith that draws people deeply to God. Join us during this Lenten season as we journey through the wilderness of faith, like Jesus and Moses have done before us. The skills we learn this Lent will help us find our way to God, and maybe even allow us to help others in our lives.
 

 
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
  • Choir Practice– Sunday at 9:15 am
  • Hand Chime Practice – Sunday at 11:15 am
  • Shiloh 101 – Sunday at 11:30 am in Classroom #1
  • 406 Youth United –  Sunday at 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm
  • Shiloh’s Prayers – Tuesday at 11:00 am
  • Lenten Book Study –Tuesday at Noon and 6:30 pm
  • Care Givers- Tuesday at 1:30 pm
  • Aging Well: Author Event – Wednesday at 12 noon – 1:30 pm
  • Pound! Adult Exercise Class – Wednesday at 5:30 – 6:30 pm
  • Church Safety Seminar –Wednesday at 5:30 pm
  • Meetings on Thursday- Finance @ 5:30 pm, SPRC and Trustees @ 6:00 pm, and Church Council @ 7:00pm
  • Pound! Adult Exercise Class – Saturday at 11:00 am
  • Worship – Next Sunday is Palm Sunday.  Worship will be at 8:00 and 10:15 am
  • Faith and Film is next Sunday at 5:30 pm!!!!

 
Braving the WildernessBOOK STUDY FOR LENT– Pastor Tyler is leading a fantastic Lenten study on a book in concert with weekly scriptures.  The book is Braving the Wilderness by Brené Brown.  The study focuses on America’s experience of spiritual crisis of disconnection, and introduces four practices of true belonging that challenge everything we believe about ourselves and each other.  Classes are offeredTuesdays at noon and 6:30 pm through April 16.  Please come anytime.  The cost of the book is $13.00. 
 
AGING WELLAging Well will be on Wednesday, April 10th, at noon. Aging Well in coordination with This House of Books will honor Carrie Le Seur, a local published author.  She will present a short reading, talk about her literary journey as a writer and discuss Montana’s literary tradition. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet one of our own.  Book drawings will be held.  As always , RSVP’s are appreciated and helpful to those who sponsor the no –cost lunch. Email liz@shilohbillings.churchor call the church office at 406-656-0050.
 
CHURCH SAFETY SEMINAR –A church safety seminar will be held at Shiloh UMC on April 10that 5:30 pm.  There is no cost and please RSVP to 406-656-0050 or pastortyler@shilohbillings.church.  Many churches are taking steps to protect themselves by forming Safety Teams with members of their congregations. Come and hear Richard Hunt a retired Police Office that has led the Safety Team of his 850 member church in Colorado Springs. He will lead a discussion about Safety Teams and where to find the resources on how to form, train and insure them. 
 
DIAPER DRIVEThe diaper drive ends next Sunday, April 14!  The diapers will be given to several community agencies which will distribute them to people who will need them.  Please bring packages of new diapers to the front of the church.  Diaper sizes needed most are:  Newborn, 4/5 and Pull-Ups.
 
MESSY CHURCH– Come join us Tuesday evening,April 16, from5:30-6:30 pmas we gather for a light meal, story, crafts, prayer, singing, dancing, and so much more.  This is a family friendly time to worship together and get messy.  All ages are welcome!  Please consider providing a light meal and join the fun!  Meal signup sheet is in the lobby. For meal suggestions please see Brenda Longin or Pastor Tyler. A big thank you to those who have provided the meal for these amazing families.  We appreciate you!
 
EASTER ACTIVITIESPalm Sundayis next Sunday, April 14. Worship will be here at 8:00 am and 10:15 am.  Holy Thursdayis April 18.  Services will be at Evangelical UMC at 6:00pm, First UMC at 7:00 pm and Hope UMC at 7:30 pm. Good Fridayis April 19.  Services will be at First UMC at 6:00 pm and Grace UMC at 7:00 pm. Easter Egg Huntis April 20 at Shiloh UMC from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.  Easter Sunrise Serviceis at Riverfront Park (Shelter 2) at 6:30 am on Easter Morning.  Easter Worshipat Shiloh UMC will be at 8:00 am and 10:15 am each followed by Easter Breakfast.  
 
ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNTWe will have our annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 20, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm with the help of First United Methodist Church. We will need many volunteers for this huge event.  There is a signup sheet in the lobby, please consider helping with this great community outreach.  Last year we had 340+ kids and it was amazing!  This year we have 2 bounce houses, face painting, 2 food trucks (Sandees and Mini Donut), an Easter Bunny and lots of egg hunting.  We are looking for small pre-wrapped candy to stuff eggs. There is a basket in the lobby for those donations.  Thank You, Thank You, Thank You !!! Call Brenda Longin @ 256-5535 or email: brendalongin@hotmail.comif you have questions. 
 
APRIL NOISY OFFERING– Noisy Offering is held the 3rdSunday of every month.  Because that day is Easter, please save your change for the May Noisy Offering on May 19.  
 
FAITH AND FILM– Please join us for Faith and Film on Sunday, April, 14, for “The Hundred-Foot Journey”(2014).  This family film is about crossing cultural and relationship divides.  It was produced by Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey and is a great feel-good movie perfect for this spring. We hope you’ll join us.
 
NEW LANYARDS/HOLDERS– If your name tag is on a special lanyard and we could re-use it, we did.  If you would like a new lanyard, please let us know as we have received more. 
 

 

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Newsletter – April 2019

In April we hope you will gather with us as we complete our growing through Lent and celebrate Easter.  We will be studying how to have courage in challenging times in our world and experiencing the hope that God overcomes even the challenge of death.  Following the Christian journey can be hard, and so we invite you to do it together by learning skills to help you along the way.  
 
 
 
 
After Easter we will be examining how the scriptures about the early Christians call us to reclaim the name neighbor in our world today.  Join us this April.
 
 
 

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Pastor’s Corner for Sunday, March 31, 2019

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People of Shiloh,
 
When I was back in my hometown, for my mother’s memorial, I was struck by something, “I grew up with great neighbors.”  One couple who was at the service, the Greens, was this couple who was always there for us in little ways.  The Greens would bring us fudge at Christmas, shovel our sidewalk from time to time, buy something from whatever fundraiser I was doing, and would always be there every day with a smile and wave.  Fred Green walked 5 miles every day between me and my school, so I usually got to wave at him more than once along the route.
 
This Lenten journey in the Wilderness is an important one, I hope our congregation is grappling with what it means to be in the challenges of life and belong to God. It is not an easy journey, but when we find belonging in Christ our hearts are changed.  We are changed to know that we belong and in turn many are compelled to help others know they belong too.  I hate to say this, but Easter is in sight and soon our wilderness journey will end. I am comforted in the wilderness and not quite ready to leave, but just like Jesus we will be called out of the wilderness soon.  The call out of the wilderness is not small, it will be by a resurrection and an empty tomb. 
 
After Easter, we will be challenged as we watch the disciples learn what it means to live without Jesus with them in the same way, and as they learn where Christ is present in the stranger.  I grew up across the street from the Greens watching Mr. Rogers and I remember imaging Mr. Green was my Mr. Rogers.  A kind man who always helped me learn more about neighboring.  
 
I hope you will continue your discipleship journey as we move from the wilderness in April, into neighboring this spring.  
 
Grace and Peace,
Pastor Tyler #loveBillings
 
Click here to watch a video for our current worship series, “Courage in the WIlderness” Daring to companion Jesus.

America is experiencing a spiritual crisis, we as American Christians find ourselves in a wilderness of people seeking spirituality. We also know that Christians need a language to talk about their faith that draws people deeply to God. Join us during this Lenten season as we journey through the wilderness of faith, like Jesus and Moses have done before us. The skills we learn this Lent will help us find our way to God, and maybe even allow us to help others in our lives.
 

 
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 UMCOR Sunday – Please give generously!
  • Adult Bible Study – Sunday at 9:00 am in the Adult Classroom
  • Chime Choir Practice – Sunday at 9:15 am
  • 406 Youth United –  Sunday Suicide Awareness, grades 6-12 at 4pm at First UMC
  • Shiloh’s Prayers – Tuesday at 11:00 am
  • Lenten Book Study –Tuesday at Noon and 6:30 pm
  • Care Givers- Tuesday at 1:30 pm
  • Messy Church– Tuesday at 5:30 pm
  • Pound! Adult Exercise Class – Wednesday at 5:30 – 6:30 pm
  • Free Store – Saturday at 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • Pound! Adult Exercise Class – Saturday at 11:00 am
  • Food Bank Sunday is Sunday April 7!

 
UMCOR SUNDAY– Sunday is one of the Church Wide Special Sundays that are reserved for a special offering for UMCOR.   Gifts to UMCOR lay the foundations for all United Methodist Committee of Relief work by covering the costs of doing business.  This means all other contributions designated for specific programs/projects can go 100% to those programs because UMCOR basic expenses are covered. With all the flooding happening in the Midwest, UMCOR will be needed! 
 
WORSHIP IN MARCH – LENT 2019: Courage in the WildernessAmerica is experiencing a spiritual crisis.  We, American Christians, find ourselves in a wilderness of people seeking spirituality. We also know that Christians need a language to talk about their faith that draws people deeply to God.  Join us during this Lenten season as we journey through the wilderness of faith, like Jesus and Moses did before.  The skills we learn this Lent will help us find our way to God, and maybe even allow us to help others in our lives.
 
Braving the Wilderness BOOK STUDY FOR LENT– Pastor Tyler is leading a Lenten study on a book in concert with weekly scriptures.  The book is Braving the Wilderness by Brené Brown.  The study will focus on America’s experience of spiritual crisis of disconnection, and introduce four practices of true belonging that challenge everything we believe about ourselves and each other.  Classes will be offereduesdays at noon and 6:30 pm through April 16as well as9:00 am through April 28. Please sign up for the class by signing the sheet in the lobby, contacting the office or emailing Pastor Tyler.  The cost of the book is $13.00. 
 
NEW LANYARDS/HOLDERS– If your name tag is on a special lanyard and we could re-use it, we did.  If you would like a new lanyard, please let the office know. We have ordered more.
 
 
MESSY CHURCH– Come join us Tuesday evening in April 2nd from5:30-6:30 pmas we gather for a light meal, story, crafts, prayer, singing, dancing, and so much more.  This is a family friendly time to worship together and get messy.  All ages are welcome!  Please consider providing a light meal and join the fun!  Meal signup sheet is in the lobby. For meal suggestions please see Brenda Longin or Pastor Tyler. A big thank you to those who have provided the meal for these amazing families.  We appreciate you!
 
DIAPER DRIVE– This year our youth is challenging us to bring diapers to church through April 14.  They will be given to several community agencies which will distribute them to people who need them.  Please bring packages of new diapers to the front of the church.Diaper sizes needed most are: Newborn, 4/5 and Pull-ups.
 
POUND! ADULT EXERCISE CLASS– Adult exercise classes are held at the church.  The Saturday class is from 11:00 am-12:00 pm. The Wednesday class is from 5:30-6:30 pm.  Classes are $5.00 each or buy a punch card for $40.00 for 9 classes.  Pound is for all fitness levels and ages 18 and up. If you have questions please email Jen Johnson at jen@reliabletent.com.
 
SPRING BOOK SALE– The Spring Book Sale will be held at Central Christian Church at 1221 16thSt. West on Tuesday, April 2 to Saturday, April 6th.  This is the Northwest’s largest book sale. Do you have books, CD’s, DVD’s, jigsaw puzzles or old vinyl records to donate?  Please call Central Christian Church at 252-1825.  We can pick up. We can pick up year around.
 
ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNTWe will have our annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 20, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm with the help of First United Methodist Church. We will need many volunteers for this huge event.  There is a signup sheet in the lobby, please consider helping with this great community outreach.  Last year we had 340+ kids and it was amazing!  This year we have 2 bounce houses, face painting, 2 food trucks (Sandees and Mini Donut), an Easter Bunny and lots of egg hunting.  We are looking for small pre-wrapped candy to stuff eggs. There is a basket in the lobby for those donations.  Thank You, Thank You, Thank You !!! Call Brenda Longin @ 256-5535 or email: brendalongin@hotmail.comif you have questions. 
 
FOOD BANK SUNDAY– Next week is Food Bank Sunday.  The Food Bank is currently in need of Cereal, Pasta and Peanut Butter.  Please consider helping meet the need.  
 
 
 

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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