Pastor’s Corner for Sunday, April 14, 2019

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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

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Reminders for the Shiloh Community
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  • 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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