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, March 24, 2019

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People of Shiloh,

One of my favorite author’s says, “Don’t let them take away my Good Friday.”  In the last 3 weeks, I have seen our beloved United Methodist Church potentially meet its end, and I lost my mother.  So, Lent is feeling a little bit like a “Permanent Good Friday” in my spiritual practice.  And like those first disciples, I don’t feel like I trust the resurrection is possible or even comprehend what that might be.  

The scripture I will share in addition to others in our sermon this week is Matthew 11:28-30 The Message (MSG) 28-30 “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”

The week before my mother’s service I found a deep call to be present in Portland for the conversations about how our Western Jurisdiction might respond to General Conference.  I spent time there praying, conversing with our Bishops, and encouraging others to seek God’s will for the future of our church.  Called back to Helena to be present with my family, I missed the final conversation and work, but stand firmly by the work done by those who were there.  You can find that statement and work here: http://westernjurisdictionumc.org/as-we-make-our-way-back-home/

This Sunday at 11:45 am in Padget-Goodman Hall, I will host an informational meeting for those struggling with the United Methodist Church, this response, or any piece of this work.  We will open with prayer, share a hymn together and then provide time for us to discuss what is happening in the larger church.

Enthusiastic Peace,
Pastor Tyler
 
 
 
 

Click here to watch a video for our current worship series, “Courage in the WIlderness” Daring to companion Jesus.

America is experiencing a spiritual crisis, we as American Christians find ourselves in a wilderness of people seeking spirituality. We also know that Christians need a language to talk about their faith that draws people deeply to God. Join us during this Lenten season as we journey through the wilderness of faith, like Jesus and Moses have done before us. The skills we learn this Lent will help us find our way to God, and maybe even allow us to help others in our lives.
 

 
Reminders for the Shiloh Community
If you missed last weeks sermons click here:
  

Monthly Newsletter can be found here – https://www.shilohbillings.church/church-updates

  • Adult Bible Study – Sunday at 9:00 am in the Adult Classroom
  • Choir Practice– Sunday at 9:15 am
  • 406 Youth United – 7:00 pm, Sunday at the First UMC for the African Children’s Choir
  • Shiloh’s Prayers – Tuesday at 11:00 am
  • Lenten Book Study –Tuesday at Noon and 6:30 pm
  • Care Givers- Tuesday at 1:30 pm
  • Pound! Adult Exercise Class – Wednesday at 5:30 – 6:30 pm
  • Children and Youth Committee Meeting-Thursday at 5:30 pm
  • Sandwich Making –Friday at 12 noon
  • District Meeting – Friday at First UMC
  • Pound! Adult Exercise Class – Saturday at 11:00 am
  • Worship – Next Sunday at 8:00 and 10:15 am 
  • Lenten Book Study –Next Sunday at 9:00 am
  • UMCOR Sunday! Is Next Sunday

 
WORSHIP IN MARCH – LENT 2019: Courage in the WildernessAmerica is experiencing a spiritual crisis.  We, American Christians, find ourselves in a wilderness of people seeking spirituality. We also know that Christians need a language to talk about their faith that draws people deeply to God.  Join us during this Lenten season as we journey through the wilderness of faith, like Jesus and Moses did before.  The skills we learn this Lent will help us find our way to God, and maybe even allow us to help others in our lives.
 
Braving the WildernessBOOK STUDY FOR LENT– Pastor Tyler is leading a Lenten study on a book in concert with weekly scriptures.  The book is Braving the Wilderness by Brené Brown.  The study will focus on America’s experience of spiritual crisis of disconnection, and introduce four practices of true belonging that challenge everything we believe about ourselves and each other.  Classes will be offeredTuesdays at noon and 6:30 pm through April 16as well as9:00 am through April 28. Please sign up for the class by signing the sheet in the lobby, contacting the office or emailing Pastor Tyler. The cost of the book is $13.00. 
 
THE AFRICAN CHILDREN’S CHOIRBillings First UMC (2800 4thAve. N.) is hosting the African Children’s Choir for a free concert Tonightat 7:00 pm.  The African Children’s Choir helps these children break away from the everyday cycle of poverty and hopelessness and raise awareness of the children in Africa.  The mission of the African’s Children’s Choir is to help Africa’s most vulnerable children today, so they can help Africa tomorrow.  Please join us for this amazing and inspiring performance.
 
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 the office know. We have ordered more.
 
UMCOR SUNDAYNext Sunday (March 31) is one of the Church Wide Special Sundays. That Sunday is reserved for a special offering for UMCOR. Gifts to UMCOR lay the foundation for all United Methodist Committee of Relief work by covering the costs of doing business. This means all other contributions designated for specific programs/projects can go 100% to those programs because UMCOR basic expenses are covered.
 
MESSY CHURCH– Come join us Tuesday evenings in April from5:30-6:30 pmas 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!
 
DIAPER DRIVE– This year our youth is challenging us to bring diapers to church through April 14.  They will be given to several community agencies which will distribute them to people who need them.  Please bring packages of new diapers to the front of the church.Diaper sizes needed most are: Newborn, 4/5 and Pull-ups.
 
POUND! ADULT EXERCISE CLASS– Adult exercise classes are held at the church.  The Saturdayclass is from 11:00 am-12:00 pm. The Wednesday class is from 5:30-6:30 pm.  Classes are $5.00 each or buy a punch card for $40.00 for 9 classes.  Pound is for all fitness levels and ages 18 and up. If you have a questions please email Jen Johnson at jen@reliabletent.com.
 
SPRING BOOK SALE– The Spring Book Sale will be held at Central Christian Church at 1221 16thSt. West on Tuesday, April 2 to Saturday, April 6th.  This is the Northwest’s largest book sale. Do you have books, CD’s, DVD’s, jigsaw puzzles or old vinyl records to donate?  Please call Central Christian Church at 252-1825.  We can pick up. We can pick up year around.
 
ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNTWe will have our annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 20, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm with the help of First United Methodist Church. We will need many volunteers for 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, Thanks You, Thank You !!! Call Brenda Longin @ 256-5535 or email: brendalongin@hotmail.comif you have questions. 
 

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Pastor’s Corner for Sunday, March 17, 2019

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People of Shiloh,

As I experience my own loss this week, I am thankful for those who accompany folks struggling in our church withconnection, and life’s challenges.  Our visitation team is phenomenal and needs our support to continue. Please take a minute to read about visitation below.  
My mother, Barb Amundson’s memorial service is Saturday, March 16, 11 am at St. Paul’s UMC in Helena. Thank you for your prayers and support, if you would like to make a memorial gift please make it to Shiloh UMC in my mother’s name.

Grace and Peace,
Pastor Tyler
 
You may have heard the words “Visitation Ministry” but really don’t know much about it. Others may have no idea that Shiloh United Methodist Church has this active ministry.Hopefully this information will expand your knowledge and awareness. 
WHO:The following people are currently delivering the Visitation Ministry: Lenore Kipp, Betty Dubeau, Jennine Budge, Sally Thompson, and Peg Parker. 
WHEN:Visits are made weekly, on a rotation basis, thus each minister typically visits each of the visitees, once a month.
WHERE:Those visited may be in the hospital, or in a care-giving facility, or in their own home but no longer drive. 
WHY:The reasons for the visits vary: perhaps to provide a spiritual connection to their faith; perhaps to provide company for those who are lonely; perhaps to share the fears and anxieties being experienced; or perhaps to let each know they are not forgotten. At times, all of the “whys” may be provided during one visit. 
Most often visits stop only upon the death of the person visited. However, other times the visits are for a short time, usually until the current crisis is resolved. If you know someone who may benefit from this ministry, call Liz or Pastor Tyler at the church office. There are no requirements to request visitation, including church membership.

Click here to watch a video for our current worship series, “Courage in the WIlderness” Daring to companion Jesus.

America is experiencing a spiritual crisis, we as American Christians find ourselves in a wilderness of people seeking spirituality. We also know that Christians need a language to talk about their faith that draws people deeply to God. Join us during this Lenten season as we journey through the wilderness of faith, like Jesus and Moses have done before us. The skills we learn this Lent will help us find our way to God, and maybe even allow us to help others in our lives.
 

 
Reminders for the Shiloh Community
If you missed last weeks sermons click here:
  

Monthly Newsletter can be found here – https://www.shilohbillings.church/church-updates

  • Adult Bible Study – Sunday at 9:00 am in the Adult Classroom 
  • Ken Koome– Angola Missionary Presentation – 9:00 am 
  • Missions Committee –will attend Ken Koome’s presentation
  • Choir Practice– Sunday at 9:15 am
  • 406 Youth United –  Mission Project with Ken Koome – Sunday at 4:00-5:15 pm 
  • Shiloh’s Prayers – Tuesday at 11:00 am
  • Lenten Book Study –Tuesday at Noon and 6:30 pm
  • Care Givers- Tuesday at 1:30 pm
  • Book Mobile – Tuesday at 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Messy Church – Tuesday at 5:30 pm
  • SUMC Book Review –Tuesday at 6:30 pm
  • Adult Exercise Class (Pound!) – Wednesday at 5:30 -6:30 pm
  • SPRC –Thursday at 6:00 pm
  • Church Council  – Thursday at 7:00 pm
  • Adult Exercise Class (Pound) – Saturday at 11:00 am
  • Lenten Book Study –Next Sunday at 9:00 am

 
MEMORIAL FOR PASTOR TYLERS MOTHER– Pastor Tyler’s mother, Barbara Amundson, died last Friday, the 8thof March, in Helena. Her service was yesterday. There is a basket on the welcome table in the lobby if you would like to leave a card. He has asked that if anyone wants to do a memorial in his mother’s name, to please make out a check to SUMC with his mother’s name in the memo line. We are also collecting money for a Visa card to give to the family when they get home to use for a few meals as they return to their family routine. Please give cash or checks to Linda Stahley, Pam Dandrea or Liz Stanhope.  Please do not make these checks payable to the church.  
 
KEN KOOME – ANGOLA MISSIONARY– Ken Koome, our United Methodist missionary in Angola, will be presenting his work between services this Sunday, at 9:00 am.  We invite you to come join us, have a cup of coffee, and learn about Ken’s work and how we can continue to support the ministry of the United Methodist Church in Angola.
 
Braving the WildernessBOOK STUDY FOR LENT– Pastor Tyler is leading a Lenten study on a book in concert with weekly scriptures.  The book is Braving the Wilderness by Brené Brown.  The study will focus on America’s experience of spiritual crisis of disconnection, and introduce four practices of true belonging that challenge everything we believe about ourselves and each other.  Classes will be offeredTuesdays at noon and 6:30 pm on March 19 and 26 and April 2, 9 and 16as well as9:00 am on March 10, 24 and 31 and April 7, 14 and 28. Please sign up for the class by signing the sheet in the lobby, contacting the office or emailing Pastor Tyler.  The cost of the book is $13.00. 
WORSHIP IN MARCH – LENT 2019: Courage in the WildernessAmerica is experiencing a spiritual crisis. We, American Christians, find ourselves in a wilderness of people seeking spirituality. We also know that Christians need a language to talk about their faith that draws people deeply to God. Join us during this Lenten season as we journey through the wilderness of faith, like Jesus and Moses did before.  The skills we learn this Lent will help us find our way to God, and maybe even allow us to help others in our lives.
 
MESSY CHURCH– Come join us Tuesday evenings in March from5:30-6:30 pmas 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.
 
FREE STOREOn April 6ththe Free Store will have summer items available for the shoppers.  Please donate only summer clothes from April to August.  There is no more room to store winter clothes.  We ask that all donations be clean without stains or tears and that the zippers work. $965.00 was raised for the Free Store from the Ash Wednesday service. Thank you so much.
 
HISTORY BOOKSThe SUMC History books have arrived and will be available this Sunday.  Our history team will be at a table in the narthex.  
 
DIAPER DRIVE– This year our youth is challenging us to bring diapers to church throughout Lent.  They will be given to several community agencies which will distribute them to people who need them.  Please bring packages of new diapers to the front of the church.Diaper sizes needed most are: Newborn, 4/5 and Pull-ups.
 
ADULT EXERCISE CLASS AT SHILOH– Adult exercise classes are held at the church.  The Saturdayclass will begin is 11:00-12:00. The Wednesday class is from 5:30-6:30 pm.  Classes are $5.00 each or buy a punch card for $40.00.  Pound is for all fitness levels and ages 18 and up.  If you have a questions please email Jen Johnson at jen@reliabletent.com.
 
THE AFRICAN CHILDREN’S CHIOR– Billings First UMC (2800 4thAve N.) is hosting the African Children’s Choir for a free concert on Sunday, March 24 at 7:00 pm.. The African’s Children’s choir helps these children break away from the everyday cycle of poverty and hopelessness and raise awareness of the children in Africa.  The mission of the African Children’s Choir is to help Africa’s most vulnerable children today, so they can help Africa tomorrow.  Please join us for this amazing and inspiring performance.
 
NEW LANYARDS/HOLDERS– If your name tag was on a special lanyard and we could re-use it, we did.  If you would like a new lanyard, please let the office know. We have ordered more,
 

If you appreciate what Shiloh does, please consider giving to us financially.  You can give online at https://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.