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, January 13, 2018

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This Sunday we will study Micah 6:8.  In my own reflection on this passage I have been continually focusing on the ending part, “walk humbly with your God.”  So many times in our lives we think we know where God should be, or what should happen next in the world.  Yet, being Christian means we are open to God’s will being done in our lives.  That means we might find out we were wrong about what God was calling us to do.
 
One of my favorite stories in Christian history involves St. Francis of Assisi.  St. Francis was the founder of the Franciscan order, many nuns and monks in the Roman Catholic church are still a part of the order today. However, his beginnings in following his call were not pretty.  Francis heard a call from God to, “Rebuild my church.”  At first Francis took this quite literally, he took to focusing his energy on physically rebuilding the little church he was serving at the time. He physically rebuilt with stone and wood the entire building.  The legend goes that upon completing the building, he still kept hearing the same call, “Rebuild my church.”  Can you imagine your exhaustion after rebuilding and entire building and God doesn’t stop?
 
When much of Francis’ church was preoccupied with war in the middle east and decadent building of cathedrals, Francis discovered God was calling him to begin teaching the Jesus ways of living with those with less and being spiritually grounded.  It wasn’t the physical church building, but a spiritual revival God called Francis to.  A revival that would sweep throughout the Christian church of his day all based in the teachings of Jesus that he echoed from Micah.
 
Where is God calling you these days?  How are you choosing to walk humbly with God?
 
Enthusiastic Peace,
Pastor Tyler
 
 
Our study series for January will be focused on Finding Joy In Real Life, we will explore 5 biblically based principles that remind us how living the Christian life can bring true joy and abundant life.  Click to watch the intro video.
 
Aging Well was a huge success Wednesday.  We learned to be exercising and active our whole life.  150 minutes of exercise per week.  Thanks to Sally Thompson and Donna Prewitt for your organizing of this event.
The Trustees have been working hard to replace our traditional lighting with LED lighting.  The entire church is now LED lighting.  Thanks to Tobie, Ed, Buddy for your work moving chairs and vacuuming our sanctuary in the process.  We are working hard at Shiloh to be better stewards of your resources through energy and cost saving LEDs we are taking a forward step.
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

•    Read the Bible Cover to Cover – 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
•    406 Youth United –Sunday at FUMC @ 4:00 pm
•    Faith & Film –“Won’t You Be My Neighbor” – Sunday at 5:30 pm 
•    Read the Bible Cover to Cover – Monday at 6:30 pm
•    Prayer Group – Tuesday at 11:00 am
•    “Painting the Stars” Small Group Study – Tuesday at 12 noon (Join anytime)
•    Bookmobile –Tuesday at 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
•    Care Givers Group – Tuesday at 1:30 pm 
•    Messy Church – Tuesday at 5:30- 6:30 pm
•    Book Review – “The Impossible Fortress” – Tuesday at 6:00 pm
•    Writers Group – Wednesday at 9:30 am
•    General Conference Special Session Class – Thursday at 6:30 – 7:30 pm
•    Noisy Offering is Sunday the 20th! 
•    Shiloh 101 – Next Sunday at 11:30 am

MESSY CHURCH – We will have Messy Church service on January 15th and 29th from 5:30-6:30 pm. This has been such a fun and joyful time spent with kids and family. Thank you to all who have provided the meal for us. There is a sign-up sheet in the lobby, please consider signing up to provide a light meal for these wonderful people. It is such a fun time to connect with others. If you need meal suggestions, we are happy to provide some ideas. Please see Pastor Tyler or Brenda Longin for more information.  Come join us for some singing, dancing, praying, crafts, learning, great food, and all around fun.

SPECIAL SESSION STUDY ABOUT GENERAL CONFERENCE 2019 – Pastor Tyler will be providing an informational session to Methodists throughout Billings and others in our conference about General Conference 2019.  This special session focuses on “The Way Forward” as a denomination.  Pastor Tyler, as head of the legacy Yellowstone Conference delegation, will provide information and a time for questions and answers. These sessions will be at Shiloh UMC on January 17th and January 31st at 6:30 – 7:30 pm.  Join us in person at Shiloh or online through a ZOOM conference.  Please sign up by contacting the office at 656-0050. 

SHILOH 101 – Are you new to Shiloh? Meet Pastor Tyler on January 20th at 11:30 am to learn more about our church and meet other new people by attending this one-hour informational gathering.  If you are interested in joining or just learning more about Shiloh, this time is for you.  The next session will be in March.  If you are interested, please call the office.  There will be childcare available.
CHIME CHOIR – Chime choir will begin rehearsals on January 20th at 9:05 am. If you have any questions, please talk to Judy Frank.  You can give her a call at 325-8029.  I hope to see all my returning choir members. 

SUMC BIRTHDAY POTLUCK – Shiloh will be celebrating its birthday on Sunday, January 27th after 2nd service.  Please join us for a potluck lunch as we celebrate our birthday and the wonderful work that the History Team has done. The church will furnish the dessert and the drinks.  We hope you will bring a main dish or salad to share.

HABIT FOR HUMANITY – Shiloh UMC is a supporter of the Mid-Yellowstone Valley Affiliate of Habitat for Humanity.  As such, Shiloh has volunteered to provide lunches on several occasions for the volunteer work crews on Saturdays.  We have been coordinating with other Methodist churches in the Billings area by providing these lunches on a quarterly basis.  Volunteers from Shiloh have included numerous members of the congregation through the Missions Committee. Recently the Missions Committee pledged to support the upcoming Apostles Build that includes monetary donations from several churches of various denominations as well as other community groups.  In late summer 2019, the Affiliate is planning on breaking ground for the next Apostles Build in their new subdivision located near the intersection of Wicks Lane and Bench Boulevard in Billings Heights.  Please look for opportunities to help out in 2019!  

FREE STORE STATISTICS – 2018 was a very busy year for the Free Store.  1,412 family visits happened, but even more amazing was that on seven different Saturdays, 70+ families visited.  The only other time we had 70+ was in 2013 and that was only once.  Even more telling is our average number served per Saturday was 53 in 2017 and 56 in 2018.
This mission continues to make such a difference.  However without your support of time and/or donations (goods or money) many in our community would be living with oot what the resources the Free Store provides. THANK YOU. Co-directors: Dale Francetich and Peg Parker.

TEXAS UMVIM TRIP – Sally McConnell and Nancy Flint are leading an UMVIM work team to the Texas coast to do hurricane Harvey recovery work Feb. 23-March 2.  There is so much work still to do. All skill levels are needed.  Work will be assigned according to the skills of the team members.  Work may involve: sheet rocking, mudding, taping, painting, laying flooring, siding or insulating or other!  They are looking for people eager to work and to learn and engage with home owners affected by the hurricane.  Contact Sally or Nancy for more information.  Deadline to register is January 27th. Sally’s contact info:  sbmcconnell06@gmail.com  406-600-0303; Nancy’s contact info: neflint@gmail.com

 
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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Pastor’s Corner – Sunday, January 6, 2019

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When I was in college I was challenged by a professor to read one of the gospels from cover to cover.  It was a fascinating experience!  We always hear the Jesus story in snippets at church. Reading an entire gospel you get the sense of how the writer hoped to portray the story of Jesus, the role the disciples play in the story, and the hope the gospel writer had for Jesus’ life, birth, death and resurrection.  The truth is that reading the scriptures can change you and reading them in their complete form has the ability to re-engage us in God’s story.  
 
This year I am inviting us as a congregation to read the entire Gospel of Luke in a year.  Just one book of the bible.  Our sermon series this year will not be always about Luke or focused just on Luke, but you will notice me pick Luke’s gospel more this year to encourage us to hear it in worship.  I will also publish a reading plan in the February newsletter, to make sure our commitment to reading the gospel of Luke isn’t just another lost New Year’s resolution.  
 
Here is my hope for us as a church:  that we get so wrapped in the gospels that we begin to see how they line up with our faith, and how God might be calling us to live out our faith.  I hope as we find puzzlements that we ask questions.  Just so you know my favorite pastoral communication is when someone says, “I was reading the bible and I have a question.” I invite you to join us on the journey of reading the Gospel of Luke this year.  Just an FYI it is only 19,482 words.
 
Enthusiastic Peace,
Pastor Tyler
 
P.S. Women are some of the key characters in this gospel.
 
 
Our study series for January will be focused on Finding Joy In Real Life, we will explore 5 biblically based principles that remind us how living the Christian life can bring true joy and abundant life.  Click to watch the intro video.
 
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

  • Worship Service –Sunday at 8:00 am and 10:15 am  
  • Read the Bible Cover to Cover –Sunday at 9:00 am in the Adult Classroom
  • Choir Practice –Sunday at 9:15 am
  • Taking down the greens Sunday.  
  • Children’s Sunday School
  • No 406 Youth United Sunday! 
  • Read the Bible Cover to Cover– Monday at 6:30 pm
  • Prayer Group – Tuesday at 11:00 am
  • Painting the Stars – Tuesday at 12 noon
  • Care Givers Group – Tuesday at 1:30 pm
  • Youth/Children’s Parent and Team Meeting/Dinner is Tue at 5:30 pm
  • Aging Well – “Let’s Move” – Wednesday – 12:00  
  • Leadership Training – Thursday at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm  

YOUTH/CHILDREN DINNER MEETINGThe Youth and Children’s team invites all parents of children age 3 to 5thgrade to gather for a meeting onTuesday, January 8that 5:30 pm to discuss our future plans as a church around our growing children’s ministry.  We want to know your hopes for your children as they grow in God’s grace. We hope you will join us for dinner and meeting.  We will provide the pizza and if you could bring a veggie or dessert to share plus a drink that would be great. 
 
LEADERSHIP TRAININGAll current and new leaders at Shiloh are strongly encouraged to attend our leadership meeting on January 10that 6:00 pm -8:00 pm.  This session will involve training on how to lead meetings, what each committee and team is responsible for, a decision on when Trustees, SPRC, Finance and Church Council will meet in 2019 and learn about our church budget. New members and committees begin their roles in January. There will be no regular meetings of Finance, SPRC, Trustees and Church Council to accommodate the leadership training on January 10th.  Committees may call special meetings in January, if they have business that needs to be accomplished.
 
FAITH AND FILM– Faith and Film will be on January 13that 5:30 pm. The movie will be “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” This is a documentary about the life and work of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood’s Fred Rogers.  His show was one of the longest-running series on PBS.  It wrapped up production in 2000 after 31 sessions, but PBS continuously ran reruns of the series through August 2008.  Come and join us!
 
MESSY CHURCH– Messy Church will resume in January. We will have our service on January 15thand 29thfrom 5:30-6:30 pm. This has been such a fun and joyful time spent with kids and family. Thank you to all who have provided the meal for us. There is a sign-up sheet in the lobby, please consider signing up to provide a light meal for these wonderful people. It is such a fun time to connect with others. If you need meal suggestions, we are happy to provide some ideas. Please see Pastor Tyler or Brenda Longin for more information.  Come join us for some singing, dancing, praying, crafts, learning, great food, and all around fun.
 
SPECIAL SESSION STUDY ABOUT GENERAL CONFERENCE 2019 – Pastor Tyler will be providing an informational session to Methodists throughout Billings and others in our conference about General Conference 2019. This special session focuses on “The Way Forward” as a denomination.  Pastor Tyler, as head of the legacy Yellowstone Conference delegation, will provide information and a time for questions and answers. These sessions will be at Shiloh UMC on January 17thand January 31stat 6:30 – 7:30 pm.  Join us in person at Shiloh or online through a ZOOM conference. Please sign up by contacting the office at 656-0050. 
 
SUMC BIRTHDAY POTLUCK– Shiloh will be celebrating its birthday on Sunday, January 27thafter 2nd service.  Please join us for a potluck lunch as we celebrate our birthday and the wonderful work that the History Team has done. The church will furnish the dessert and the drinks.  We hope you will bring a main dish or salad to share.
 
CHIME CHOIR– Chime choir will begin rehearsals on January 29that 9:05 am.  If you have any questions, please talk to Judy Frank or give her a call at 325-8029. I hope to see all my returning choir members!
 
CAN YOU HELP WITH SNOW REMOVAL? Please sign the clipboard in the Lobby on the Volunteer table if you can help with snow removal this winter.
 
HABIT FOR HUMMANITY– Shiloh UMC is a supporter of the Mid-Yellowstone Valley Affiliate of Habitat for Humanity.  As such, Shiloh has volunteered to provide lunches on several occasions for the volunteer work crews on Saturdays.  We have been coordinating with other Methodist churches in the Billings area by providing these lunches on a quarterly basis.  Volunteers from Shiloh have included numerous members of the congregation through the Missions Committee. Recently the Missions Committee pledged to support the upcoming Apostles Build that includes monetary donations from several churches of various denominations as well as other community groups.  In late summer 2019, the Affiliate is planning on breaking ground for the next Apostles Build in their new subdivision located near the intersection of Wicks Lane and Bench Boulevard in Billings Heights.  Please look for opportunities to help out in 2019!  
 
 

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.