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.

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
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•    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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 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.