Pastor’s Corner for Sunday October 13, 2019

Click here to watch a video to prepare your heart and mind for our service Sunday.
People of Shiloh,
 
This month we are studying grace, and specifically the means of grace that John Wesley the founder of Methodism outlined.  These means of grace included what he call acts of piety and acts of mercy.  In this and next week’s messages and Pastor’s Corner I will be highlighting both of these and how they help us grow closer to God.
 
Church attendance in the United States is in decline and with it there is a sense that piety is too.  Piety is pretty poorly used word in our society.  For many of us it conjures up images of what we are not doing to fall into favor with God, or we feel guilt for not being in church.  People feel like the opposite of piety is breaking the rules of God or even worse .  Wesley and we as modern day Methodists should actually own up to the idea that piety is our willingness to turn to God each day, in regular practice.   Specifically through practices that keep us in the habit of finding God each day.  John Wesley outlined these practices:
 
Individual Practices – reading, meditating and studying the scriptures, prayer, fasting, regularly attending worship, healthy living, and sharing our faith with others.
 
Community Practices – regularly share in the sacraments, Christian conferencing (accountability to one another), and Bible study(learning more about faith together).
 
I have seen these practices transform peoples’ lives, change old habits to new life empowering ones, and help people live close to the whole hearted living that is the kingdom of God.  Regular church attendance helps us get there and as we will explore next week, it helps to be in church, but then you have to go be church in the world.  
 
Enthusiastic Peace,
Pastor Tyler

 

Our Fall Sermon Series – Watch this Video to learn more.
 
  • Church Directory Pictures – Sunday at 9:00 am and after second service
  • Bible Study – Sunday at 9:00 am in the Adult Classroom
  • Choir Practice – Sunday at 9:15
  • Children’s Sunday School – Sunday at 10:30 am 
  • Chime Choir Rehearsal – Sunday at 11:15 am
  • 406 Youth United – No Youth Group Sunday
  • Faith & Film – Find Me – Tonight at 5:30 pm
  • Deeper Dive – Book of Jonah –Monday at 6:00 pm
  • Financial Peace University – Monday at 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Adult Bible Study – Monday at 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm 
  • Shiloh Prayer Group – Tuesday at 11:00 am– 12:00 noon
  • Bookmobile – Tuesday at 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Caregivers – Tuesday at 1:30 pm
  • Children’s & Youth Team –Thursday at 5:30 pm
  • Animate! – Thursday at 612 Wyoming
  • Chime Practice – Sunday October 13 at 9:00 am
  • Animate! Will continue next Tuesday October 22

 
FALL WORSHIP – The Fall 2019 Sermon Series is Faith by Numbers: Choose your own Spiritual Adventure.  This fall we will be placing scripture alongside the life of John Wesley who founded the Methodist movement.  We invite each person in the church to learn that faith changes and practices grow throughout our lives, and you can choose how you want to draw your own masterpiece of your life with God alongside you.  The series will carry us through October.
 
ANIMATE! – We think it is important for people to take time out to understand their faith, so they can animate it in their everyday lives.  Shiloh is providing 3 sessions of animate groups.  Each session is a 7 week course.  Tuesday groups will meet at Mission Ridge at St. Johns at 10:30 am and at Shiloh at 12 noon (Oct 8, 22, 29 and Nov 5, 12, 26 – Tuesday classes will not meet this week).  Thursday’s group meets at the Ragsdale’s house, members of EUMC, at 612 Wyoming (Oct. 10, 17 , 24, 31 and Nov. 7, 14, 21).  Please sign-up by contacting the office or Pastor Tyler at 656-0050 or pastortyler@shilobilling.church.
 
FAITH AND FILM – FIND ME! – Join us this evening at 5:30 pm for Faith and Film with Find Me. The movie is about an emotionally wounded accountant who decides to break away from routine and find his missing friend, who has left clues for him of  her whereabouts throughout National Parks across the West. Please bring a snack and a friend and join us for the movie.
 
DEEPER DIVE WITH PASTOR TYLER – BOOK OF JONAH – Pastor Tyler’s Deeper Dive series will be on Monday, October 14 at 6 pm.  It is a chance for him to offer prayer, conversation about topics in sermon, and opportunities to look at challenging issues in our world and lives. The topic – The Book of Jonah: A piece of satire and a gift from God, learning how to read Jonah to understand ourselves better.
 
FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY AT SHILOH – Millions of Americans live paycheck to paycheck.  Financial Peace University classes are Bible-based principles that help you get back on track.  Join us October 14 at 6:00 pm at Shiloh UMC to take back control of where your money goes each month.  Child care is available! We will meet weekly for 9 weeks to learn about budgeting, saving, insurance, building wealth, and more!  Sign up using this link://www.fpu.com/1100348.  The first class is free!  Use the coupon in the basket by the office.    
 
FALL MISSION PROJECTS – This fall the Missions Team is sponsoring the following projects: Sleeping bags for the HUB. If you would like to sponsor one or more they are $44.00 each. Please write your check to SUMC with sleeping bag in the memo.  White socks for the HUB If you would like to participate in this project, please purchase white socks and put them in the tub in the Fellowship Hall. The Angel Tree will be up by November 17 this year.  There will be tags for Tumbleweed, Independence Hall, St. Johns, and Autumn Springs this year. We will also have boxes for pantry items needed by Tumbleweed and Independence Hall. 
 
HARVEST DESSERTS – This year we are going to try something new to celebrate the harvest of the community garden.  We will be having a Harvest Dessert morning after both services on Sunday, October 27th. Please bring your favorite harvest or fall dessert, pumpkin pie, apple pie, spice cake, etc. to share.  The church will furnish the hot apple cider, ice cream and cool whip for the desserts if needed.   Join us for this time of fellowship and thanksgiving. 
 
TRUNK OR TREAT – We will be holding our annual trunk or treat on Thursday, October 31, from 5-7 pm. We will have a sign- up sheet for volunteers and we need a lot of volunteers.  Once again we are asking for donations of candy as we will hopefully have a ton of children again this year.  Thank you for all  your support and help.
 
WELCOMING COMMITTEE– You were new once!  Remember what it was like to come to Shiloh for the first time?  The welcoming team needs your help.  We need help manning the Welcoming table before each service and identifying new comers.  Contact Joni Oswald, Russ or Darla Davidson, Liz Stanhope or Pastor Tyler if you can help.

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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