Pastor’s Corner

 
Each week Pastor Tyler and others in the church will provide a reflection on our church life or an act of discipleship.

Pastor’s Corner for Sunday, September 15, 2019

Deeper Dive With Pastor Tyler -Where is the UMC going?

Join Pastor Tyler at 9am, between services to learn more about what is happening in the United Methodist Church, and specifically the challenges facing us as we work to understand human sexuality.  

Click here to watch a video to prepare your heart and mind for our service Sunday.
People of Shiloh,

In the past few weeks I have doing some in depth spiritual exploration.  With the death of my mother this year and the seeming pains of death or birth happening in our denominational relationships, I have found it important to deepen my spiritual keel.  One book I am reading is When the Heart Waitsby Sue Monk Kidd.  Her writing about a spiritual life transition she had later in life and her guidance for others going through such a transition are inspiring.

In one chapter, she points out that in much of American Christianity we seem to have lost an appreciation for darkness in our spiritual life.  Sharing that one of the best sermons she ever heard was on the idea that it is in darkness some of the best things in scripture begin.  Another author I know well shares that it is either darkness or chaos before new life begins.  What a profound understanding of the life of faith.  It is out of chaos that God defines creation, it is in fear and darkness that Moses discovers a burning bush to inspire him to lead his people to freedom, it is in the darkness of a tomb that resurrection springs forth from, and it is in darkness of loneliness that Jesus calls the Samaritan woman at a well to go share good news of God’s grace.  The list could continue and it would remind us that sometimes discomfort and darkness are where we need to relax into God the most.

I hope and pray that sometime in our ministry this year we all find an opportunity that helps us to experience whatever darkness we are struggling with in our life.  Then I hope as a community we are patient enough to create space for you to sit with that darkness, to let God incubate you in it, until you are ready for whatever new life God might bring you.

Enthusiastic Peace,

Pastor Tyler  #lovebillings

Our Fall Sermon Series – Watch this Video to learn more.
 
  • Noisy Offering is Sunday!! 
  • Adult Bible Study– Sunday at 9:00 am in the Adult Classroom
  • Choir Practice – Sunday at 9:15 am
  • Chime Choir Practice – Sunday at 11:15 am
  • Children’s Sunday School – Sunday at 10:30 am Parents of Sunday Schooler’s meeting –Sunday after 2ndservice
  • 406 Youth United – Sunday at 3:30 -5:30 pm
  • Adult Bible Study – Monday– 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Shiloh’s Prayer Group – Tuesday at 11:00 am– 2:00 pm
  • Bookmobile –Tuesday at 12:30 – 2:00 pm
  • Care Givers –Tuesday at 1:30 pm
  • SUMC Book Review –Tuesday at 6 pm
  • Chime Choir Practice – Sunday, Sept. 22, at 9:15 am
  • Mission Committee Meeting – Sunday, Sept. 22, at 9:15 am

 
FALL WORSHIPThe 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.
 
PARENTS’ MEETINGParents of Sunday Schooler and the Children and Youth committee will meet in the Padget Goodman Hall after church Sunday.
 
CHIME CHOIR PRACTICEChime choir will rehearse Sunday at 11:15 and Next Sunday at 9:00 am and then will play for the 10:15 am service.  
 
SHILOH UMC CHOIR– I would like to personally invite you to sing with the SUMC choir this season.  We are an open group of people who enjoy lifting our voices to enhance and guide the worship experience. Our choir members all started without knowing their part and learned by practicing Sunday mornings prior to worship. My desire for you as a choir member is that you have a beautiful learning experience, have fun (yes, we laugh plenty), and learn to read and understand music more clearly. If you have questions contact me, Dave Merkel, at dave@davemerkel.com.
 
WHERE DID YOU TRAVEL THIS SUMMER?– There are 2 maps on folding door to the Fellowship Hall.  Please mark where you travelled this summer.
 
SUMC BOOK REVIEW– The SUMC Book Review group will meet this Tuesday at 6:00 pm at the church.  We will discussWish You Happy Forever: What China’s Orphans Taught Me About Moving Mountains”by Jenny Bowen. This novel tells the story of China’s momentous progress in its treatment of orphaned and abandoned children. Everyone is welcome to come and share your thoughts about this book.  
 
MISSIONS COMMITTEE MEETING– The Mission Committee will meetnext Sunday at 9:15 amin the Fellowship Hall. Everyone is welcome to come and see what our Mission Committee does and how they help people in our community.
 
CLIMATE STRIKE – Pastor Tyler invites us to participate in the Climate Strike here in Billings.  The Montana Interfaith Network is organizing this event. There will be a gathering to hear speakers on climate at the courthouse lawn on Monday, September 23.  Then short informational videos and conversations from 12-12:30pm at Shiloh September 24-27.  We invite you to join us as we learn how to protect God’s creation.
 
FREE STORE NEEDS– As this ministry grows so do the needs.  The 33-gallon black bags and the tall garbage bagsthat tie are desperately needed.  Winter is approaching so warm clothing, coats and boots will be in high demand.  Just be sure that they are clean, that the zippers work and that there are no stains. Your support is so needed and appreciated. 
 
NEEDED: AGING WELL COORDINATOR– We are still looking for someone to coordinate our Aging Well programs.  Training is available and you will not be on your own, Pastor Tyler and the staff will be here to help you!  Please contact Tyler or the church office if you are interested. 
 
PICTURE DIRECTORY– We will be doing a picture directory of our church family this fall… stay tuned for details. 
 
FAITH AND FILMFaith and Film would like to do a special all church movie night on Friday, September 27 at 8:00 pm. The movie is Shazam and will be shown in the Sanctuary. We hope you can join us as we start the 2019-2020 Faith and Film series. 
 
FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY AT SHILOHMillions of Americans live paycheck to paycheck. Taking charge of your money isn’t hard with a plan!  Financial Peace University classes are Bible-based principals that help you get back on track.  Join us October 14 at 6:00 pmat 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.

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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Welcome Home – Pastor’s Corner for Sunday, September 8, 2019

Welcome Home Sunday This Week
Wear bright colors and join us for a potluck after the 10:15am service.  We will be blessing our new UMCOR shed, beginning a new sermon series, and will be excited to have our choir back.  This will be a great Sunday….oh and there will be bounce houses for the kids.
Click here to watch a video to prepare your heart and mind for our service Sunday.
People of Shiloh,
 
Welcome back to Shiloh this Fall! We hope you can join us for “Welcome-Home” Sunday this week, September 8.  Wear summer colors. This will be our celebration of coming back together to begin our journey of learning and growth for the fall. The desire is to have all of Shiloh’s people gather together and experience worship as a complete community. Following our 10:15 service there will be a potluck meal, we will bless our new shed and celebrate our trustees’ great work, and there will be some great opportunities for our children to play.
 
This Sunday also begins our new sermon and study series called, Faith by Numbers: Choose your own spiritual adventure.We will be studying scripture alongside the life and teachings of John Wesley who was the beginning point of the Methodist movement. Over this series we will learn practices of faith and see how God calls all of us, big or small, young or old, wise or foolish, great or meek, poor or rich, to experience God’s grace and be a part of God’s story of salvation for the world.
 
One of my favorite John Wesley quotes is:  “When I was young I was sure of everything; in a few years, having been mistaken a thousand times, I was not half so sure of most things as I was before; at present, I am hardly sure of anything but what God has revealed to me.” This reminds us that God can transform our lives at any time, and give us new insight to how to live in a sacred and whole way by charting a course with God. Come learn about the life God might be calling us all to this fall and welcome home.
 
We hope to see you this Sunday, September 8 in worship!
 
Enthusiastic Peace, 
Rev. Tyler Amundson
 
Our Fall Sermon Series – Watch this Video to learn more.
 
  • Sunday is Welcome Back Sunday!!!
  • Sunday is the Blessing of the Shed and a Potluck Lunch
  • Adult Bible Study– Sunday at 9:00 am in the Adult Classroom
  • Choir Practice – Sunday at 9:15 am
  • Children’s Sunday School – Sunday at 10:30 am
  • Adult Bible Study – Monday– 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Shiloh’s Prayer Group – Tuesday at 11:00 am– 2:00 pm
  • Care Givers –Tuesday at 1:30 pm
  • Committee Meetings – Thursday at 5:00 pm –Finance, 6:00 pm- SPRC    6:00 pm – Trustees and 7:00 pm – Church Council
  • Garage and Bake Sale – Saturday, September 14, at 8:00 am – 2:00pm
  • 406 Youth United –Next Sunday September 15, at 3:30 pm  – 5:30 pm

 
WORSHIP IN SEPTEMBERThe 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.
 
WELCOME BACK SUNDAY!– We invite you to join us on today as we welcome everyone back to church. We will celebrate the day with a potluck lunchafter the second service.  The church will furnish the fried chicken and drinks, please bring a side dish to share.  There will be lots of activities for the kids(bounce house, singing some VBS songs, and enjoying time with their church friends), during and after worship.  We will also bless of our new UMCOR/SUMC Shed and will have information about things you can do to engage your faiththis coming year. We hope to see you there!
 
SHILOH UMC CHOIR– I would like to personally invite you to sing with the SUMC choir this season.  We are an open group of people who enjoy lifting our voices to enhance and guide the worship experience. Our choir members all started without knowing their part and learned by practicing Sunday mornings prior to worship. My desire for you as a choir member is that you have a beautiful learning experience, have fun (yes, we laugh plenty), and learn to read and understand music more clearly. If you have questions contact me, Dave Merkel, at dave@davemerkel.com.
 
WHERE DID YOU TRAVEL THIS SUMMER?– There are 2 maps on folding door to the Fellowship Hall.  Please mark where you travelled this summer.
 
 
ONE MORE COMMUNITY GARAGE SALEWe are having one morecommunity garage sale in the parking lot at Shiloh United Methodist Church onSeptember 14.  Each booth space is $10.00 which gives you 2 parking spaces.  Set up is from 6am – 8am and the sale is from 8am – 2pm. You sell your own items and keep the money you make. There are also vendor spots available and a couple of food trucks will accompany us. To register call Brenda at 256-5535 or Jen at 671-5770. Proceeds from the space rentals go the Children and Youth Programs.
 
ATTENTION ALL BAKERS!The Sunday School will be having a bake sale and lemonade stand in the church parking lot during the Community Garage Sale on September 14 from 8 am to noon.  If you love to bake and would like to donate your goodies, we would be so appreciative.  Please contact Brenda at 256-5535 to make arrangements to drop off your baked goods, if outside normal church hours.  Thank you! We hope to see you there!
 
FREE STORE FUNDRAISERAt times donations are made to the Free Store that are items the shoppers don’t want or need.  However, these may fall into the category of vintage or collectable.  Those things have been saved and now will be offered at the September 14garage sale held at SUMC.  All proceeds will be donated to the Free Store.
 
PARENTS’ MEETINGParents of Sunday Schoolers and the Children and Youth committee will meet in the Padget Goodman Hall after church on September 15.
 
FREE STORE NEEDS– As this ministry grows so do the needs.  The 33-gallon black bags and the tall garbage bagsthat tie are desperately needed.  Winter is approaching so warm clothing, coats and boots will be in high demand.  Just be sure that they are clean, that the zippers work and that there are no stains. Your support is so needed and appreciated. 
 
NEEDED:  AGING WELL COORDINATOR– We are still looking for someone to coordinate our Aging Well programs.  Training is available and you will not be on your own, Pastor Tyler and the staff will be here to help you!  Please contact Tyler or the church office if you are interested. 
 
PICTURE DIRECTORY– We will be doing a picture directory of our church family this fall… stay tuned for details. 
 
FAITH AND FILMFaith and Film would like to do a special all church movie night on Friday, September 27that 8:00 pm.  The movie is Shazam and will be shown in the Sanctuary. We hope you can join us as we start the 2019-2020 Faith and Film series. 

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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 Lead Pastor – Tyler Amundson

 
My two primary responsibilities as a pastor are coaching leaders and creating community to help each of us see God in our everyday lives.  Shiloh is working with me to increase the interactions of people from different opinions and backgrounds.  We actively pray and work alongside God to create a diverse community to live out the love taught to us by Jesus in our daily practice. I hope you will join us as we work towards this vision of a beloved community working to spread God’s love to our community.
 
My personal passion for ministry is to all ages through preaching, teaching and organizing ways for people to find their connection with our community and God.  I find fulfillment in my work when I hear someone say, “I found God today.”  I encourage people to search for God on a mountaintop, in church, helping someone out, sharing in a small group, or in their own prayer life.  

 

When I am not at work I enjoy playing with my family by growing our garden, going for bike rides or enjoying a great day in Montana.  My own personal interests involve exercise, parenting, biking, and being a computer nerd.