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May 20, 2018
Broken: Adverse Childhood Experiences and Childhood Trauma
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  • May 20, 2018Broken: Adverse Childhood Experiences and Childhood Trauma
    May 20, 2018
    Broken: Adverse Childhood Experiences and Childhood Trauma
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  • May 13, 2018Broken: Suicide and Mental Illness
    May 13, 2018
    Broken: Suicide and Mental Illness
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  • May 6, 2018Broken: Long-Term and Terminal Illness
    May 6, 2018
    Broken: Long-Term and Terminal Illness
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  • Apr 29, 2018Broken: Disease or Opportunity?
    Apr 29, 2018
    Broken: Disease or Opportunity?
    Series: (All)
  • Apr 22, 2018Broken: Bullying and a Lack of Civility
    Apr 22, 2018
    Broken: Bullying and a Lack of Civility
    Series: (All)
  • Apr 15, 2018Broken: Infant Loss and Miscarriage
    Apr 15, 2018
    Broken: Infant Loss and Miscarriage
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  • Apr 8, 2018The God We Can Know: Knowing God – Holy Humor
    Apr 8, 2018
    The God We Can Know: Knowing God – Holy Humor
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  • Apr 1, 2018The God We Can Know: “I Am the Resurrection and the Life”
    Apr 1, 2018
    The God We Can Know: “I Am the Resurrection and the Life”
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  • Mar 25, 2018The God We Can Know: “I Am the Way, the Truth, and the Life.”
    Mar 25, 2018
    The God We Can Know: “I Am the Way, the Truth, and the Life.”
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  • Mar 18, 2018The God We Can Know: “I Am the True Vine”
    Mar 18, 2018
    The God We Can Know: “I Am the True Vine”
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May 27, 2018 – Pastor’s Corner

WE HAVE EXTENDED THE DEADLINE

PLEASE COMPLETE THE READINESS 360 ALL MEMBERS AND FRIENDS OF SHILOH ARE INIVTED TO COMPLETE THIS IMPORTANT SURVEY

Complete the “Readiness 360” offered by our Whole Church Initiative team to help us assess our congregations readiness to follow God’s calling. You can do that by going to http://www.shilohbillings.church/whole-church/

Pastor’s Corner – 
People of Shiloh,
 
Our Broken series has been a challenging and deeply rooting journey.  We have touched on some of our deepest pain and sorrow, and in that process discovered “signposts” in scripture and from God’s love to help us journey with our sorrow to new life.  This week is our final Sunday of this series.  When we began the series I had in my mind the Japanese art of Kintsugi as the metaphor for the work we do.
 
Kintsugi is the art by which the Japanese take something broken, like a tea cup or pottery, and instead of discarding it, they pour molten gold into the cracks.  It is believed to use this broken piece of art anew is an honor because the gold highlights its brokenness.  The highlighted brokenness demonstrates the honor that has been presented to the object and the beauty of the piece that has been preserved.  
 
This Memorial Day Sunday as we discuss the challenges of our seemingly broken culture and political system, I invite us to consider Kintsugi as a metaphor.  Our country is broken in many ways, but there are those who have sacrificed in a multitude of ways to bring honor and highlight its brokenness as a sign of the grace of working together.  We as people of Christ believe God redeems even the broken places in the world.  What could it mean to highlight the broken places we feel exist in the world, to honor them and bring wholeness?   If we could love those broken places as God loves us, perhaps we might see something transform.  
 
I look forward to many more journeys with Shiloh, and am thankful for the depths you all have been willing to go to on this leg of our journey.  
 
Enthusiastic Shalom,
 
Pastor Tyler
 

Bible Study Scripture for the week – James 2:1-7, Lamentations 5:16-18

 

 
Broken – Worship Series April 15 – May 27
Reminders for the Shiloh Community
If you missed last weeks sermons click here:
  May Newsletter can be found here – http://www.shilohbillings.church/church-updates
 
  • Worship Service – Sunday at 8:00 am and 10:15 am
  • Adult Bible Study –Sunday at 9:00 am  
  • Office Closed – Monday – Memorial Day
  • Shiloh Prayers – Tuesday at 11:30 am
  • Care Givers– Tuesday at 1:30 pm 
  • Office Closed every Friday during the summer
  • Worship Service – Next Sunday at 8:00 here at Shiloh UMC and at 10:30 am at Terry Park

 
SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE– This summer we will be continuing with two worship times at 8 am and 10:15 am.  The 8 am service will use Pastor Dave Merkel’s recorded work for music and sermons from Pastors throughout our area. The 10:15 service will continue with our traditional order of service.  There will be 2 special Sundays in the summer when we will participate in “Praise in the Park” with other United Methodist Churches in our area. The first one will be June 3rdat 10:30 am at Terry Park, please bring a lawn chair and a picnic lunch. 
 
SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWSThere is no Sunday school today because of the holiday weekend. During the summer a variety of activities will be provided instead of the Bible lesson taught during the school year.  The schedule for June (held during 2ndservice):
June 3:No Sunday School – Joint worship at Terry Park with EUMC and GUMC
June 4:Veggie Tales Video
June 17:Outdoor Games
June 24:Craft Projects 
 
RELAY FOR LIFE BAKE SALE– The Relay for Life team will be holding a bake sale in the lobby of the First Interstate Bank at the downtown building at 401 N 31stSt. on June 1stfrom 9:00 – 3:00. Anyone who would like to donate baked goods for this sale, please bring them to the church on May 31stbetween 9 am and 12 noon, if this time will not work for you please call Liz either at the office or on her cell phone at 670-6416. 
 
LAWN MOWERS NEEDEDWe still need lawnmowers!! If you can help mow the church lawn, please sign the clipboard in the Fellowship Hall or call the office with the dates you are available.  It takes about 4 hours and training is available.  Thank you for your support.
 
OFFICE CLOSED– Starting Friday, June 1stthe office will be closed every Friday for the summer.
 
MANY THANKS!– The Children and Youth Ministries Committee is charged with the responsibility of providing the means for the population to become disciples for God.  Throughout this past school year many have contributed to this effort by teaching and assisting with Sunday School.  These special people: Buddy and Judy Kastrop, Kent Brewer, Sandi Rogina, Georgia Heffner, Nic Rogina. Crystal Amundson, Linda Stahley, Jen Johnson, Brenda Longin and Peg Parker made this task possible.  Pastor Tyler and Sandi Rogina provided the leadership for our youth group UMYF.  You are all appreciated!
 
FREE STOREA special thank-you is extended to Mission Ridge.  In April, appropriate items that remained after their rummage sale were given to the Free Store (more than a SUV).  This was followed in May with a month-long clothing drive for the Free Store shoppers. 
 
The downsizing of someone’s parent’s home or the emptying of a parent’s residence following a death is such an emotional event.  Recently several in our congregation experienced one or the other of these. Again, the Free Store was the recipient of many items from these situations.  Thank-you for remembering the needs of so many!
 
FATHER’S DAY BREAKFASTThe Relay for Life team will be hosting a Father’s Day Breakfast on June 17that 9:00 am. This will be the last fundraiser for the Relay for Life team and we hope you all will join us.  This will be a great time for everyone from both services to meet and greet.  So please plan on joining us for great food and fellowship.
 
 
“WAFFLES AND WORSHIP”Evangelical UMC is excited to announce that the Conference Trustees have approved a three-year grant to support the church’s efforts to create a new faith community, aimed at engaging Free Store customers and those who care for them!  The current vision is being called “Waffles and Worship” and will involve breakfast, stories, songs and prayer on the second and fourth Saturdays on the month.  Because of the powerful and effective ministry our dedicated Free Store volunteers already offer, the Trustees were able to see the possibility for expanding efforts to provide an on-going alternative worship community.    
 

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May 13, 2018 – Pastor’s Corner

Invitation to Sunday Worship
Complete the “Readiness 360” offered by our Whole Church Initiative team to help us assess our congregations readiness to follow God’s calling. You can do that by going to http://www.shilohbillings.church/whole-church/ or it will be offered after worship on May 20.
Pastor’s Corner – 
For this week I have chosen to share a prayer for mothers day I found online.  In worship we will be engaging in the challenging topic of suicide and mental illness, this will be a chance for us to be a welcoming place for all mothers.

Prayer for Mothers on Mother’s Day
~ written by John Ballenger, pastor of Woodbrook Baptist Church, Baltimore, MD.
Found on http://re-worship.blogspot.com
This day, our God, as we gather, we pray for mothers.
We give thanks for mothers who love and care for their children
and are loved and cared for right back.
But we also pray for women who have longed for children
and don’t and can’t have them.
And we pray for women who had children who shouldn’t have—
for children who grew up without the love and care they deserved and needed.
We pray for grandmothers—
for those for whom that turned out to be what they dreamed it would be
and for those for whom it didn’t.
We pray for mothers with sick children and children with sick mothers.
We pray for mothers with lost children
and dead children—
children with lost mothers and dead mothers—
for those who grieve what they had
and those who grieve what they never had.
We pray for women who are afraid.
We pray for all the dilemmas and doubts
and fears, frustrations and heartaches
and richness and wonder and sleeplessness of parenting.
We pray for mothers who parent by themselves.
We pray for women who carefully negotiate life with step children,
and for women trying to adopt,
and women hoping fertility treatments
will renew disappointed hope.
We pray for mothers whose children have grown up and moved out
and those whose children have grown up and
not moved out.
We pray for women who mother the children of others,
and we pray for women who give birth in every
conceivable way—
to ideas and art and possibility and wonder and joy—
to new life in job contexts and in relational ones.
This complicated day, our God,
we’re reminded again of just how much will not fit on a Hallmark card.
but does fit into Your full awareness of all that is—
that does fit into Your investment in love and grace
in and through all circumstances.
We pray for mothers in all the fullness of what it can mean—
informed by what we know of all those we know—
gratefully trusting You
to know so much more than we do or can—
gratefully trusting You
with the hearts of those we love—
gratefully trusting You
with all the deep pain and joy of this day,
in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Bible Study Scripture for the week – James 4:11-12, Lamentations 1:15-16

 

 
Broken – Worship Series April 15 – May 27
Reminders for the Shiloh Community
If you missed last weeks sermons click here:
  

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

  • Today is Membership Sunday!  Please welcome George Forton to our family!
  • Adult Bible Study – Today at 9:00 am
  • Choir Practice – Today at 9:00 am
  • Children’s Sunday School -Adventures with God – K-6th  – Today at 10:30
  • 406 Youth United – Faith and Fun Night – 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
  • Visitation Meeting – Monday at 11:00 am 
  • Shiloh Prayers – Tuesday at 11:30 am
  • “Everything Happens for A Reason” Book Study –Tuesday at Noon and 5:30 pm
  • Bookmobile – Tuesday at 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Care Givers – Tuesday at 1:30 pm  
  • Book Review – Tuesday at 6:00 pm
  • Writers Group – Wednesday at 9:30 am
  • Community – Thursday at 6:00 pm
  • Mission Team & Worship  Design Teams – Thursday at 6:30 pm
  • Planting Day and Spring Cleaning Day – Saturday at 9:00 am
  • Free Store – Saturday at 10:00 am – 12:30 am
  • Worship Service – Next Sunday at 8:00 and 10:15 am

BROKEN – In May we are journeying through a sermon series called Broken. This series explores broken places in our world.  We are going to see how others have found hope amidst those challenges. We are not just seeking hope that brings ecstatic joy, but the tempered joy of knowing God.  To help make this series something you are part of creating too, we would like to invite you to bring something you own that was broken and you have fixed or repurposed.  We may use this in slides, video or for the altar.
 
LAWN MOWERS NEEDED – We still need lawnmowers!   If you can help mow the church lawn, please sign the clipboard in the Fellowship Hall or call the office with the dates you are available.  It takes about 4 hours and training is available.  Thank you in advance for your help!!!   
 
RELAY FOR LIFE – There will be a Relay For Life meeting on Sunday, May 20, right after second service.  Anyone who would like to be part of this team is welcome to join us as
we plan the rest of our team events. 
 
FAITH & FILM – The movie for the May Faith and Film is The Greatest Showman, starting Hugh Jackman who leads an all-star cast in this bold and original musical.  Inspired by the story of P.T. Barnum (Jackson), the film follows the visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle.  This inspirational film also stars Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson and Zendaya. Because of Mother’s Day, the date has changed to Sunday, May 20th at 5:30 pm. Run time: 105 minutes, Release date: 2017.  Bring a friend, a snack, or just yourself and as always we will have a discussion after the movie.

THANK YOU FROM WARREN AND JUDY – Thank you to all of our friends at Shiloh for the special thank you last Sunday.  It has been our pleasure to serve you in music ministry for these past 2 years. We know how much we will miss being in leadership but we are ready to step back into retirement and enjoy traveling without a schedule.  We will continue to be active members at Shiloh and available to help whenever and wherever we are needed.  Again many thanks for the lovely and thoughtful gifts.  Blessings to all!
 
FREE STOREThis past Saturday 71 families were served during the 2.5 hours the Free Store was open and available.  During this same time, the ladies from Shiloh provided a Cinco de Mayo themed meal until they ran out of food!  Some of the “faces” seen Saturday included ladies from Passages; a transitional residency for those about to leave the penal system. Another” face” was a grandmother who is raising two grandchildren and was very needy.  Two young people, carrying all each owned in a backpack, were so grateful for clothing, towels, and other survival items they received.  Your donations and gifts make SUCH a difference!
 
CLEANUP DAY/COMMUNITY GARDEN DAY We invite our entire congregation to join us for our community garden planting day and church cleanup.  We need help keeping our property up and getting the garden planted.  This will be a fun day of work and a great way to get to know members of your church.  If you have your own community garden spot you can get that planted on this day as well. We have just one garden spot left. Join us as we help make Shiloh a welcoming place next Saturday, 9:00 am – noon.
 
SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE – This summer we will be continuing with two worship times at 8 am and 10:15 am.  The 8 am service will use Pastor Dave Merkel’s recorded work for music and sermons from Pastors throughout our area. The 10:15 service will continue with our traditional order of service.  There will be 2 special Sundays in the summer when we will participate in “Praise in the Park” with other United Methodist Churches in our area, one in June at Terry Park and one in August at Rose Park. 
 
BOOK REVIEW – Shiloh’s UMC’s Book Review group will meet on Tuesday at 6:00 pm at church.  The book for discussion is A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towels.  Ron Charles writes, “this is an endearing reminder of graciousness of real class.  It has nothing to do with money; it’s predicated on the kind of moral discipline that never goes out of style”.  Everyone is welcome to join us.
 
PEACE WITH JUSTICE SUNDAY Peace with Justice Sunday is Sunday the 20th of May.  This is another of the church-wide special Sundays. Gifts on “Peace with Justice Sunday” fund programs that advocate for peace and justice in the United States and around the world.   
 

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