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 – January 2020

This January we will be exploring what true forgiveness looks like. Jesus teaches us great ways to understand forgiveness, and it is not as easy as the old line, “Forgive and forget.”
Forgiveness takes practice, and we invite you to join us in learning forgiveness this January.
 
 
 

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Pastor’s Corner for Sunday, December 29, 2019

One service this Sunday, Dec 29 at 10:15am

People of Shiloh, 

On Christmas Eve we heard the words below read in our services as you read them again I invite you to remember who we are as a people of God.

The prophetic leader of Central America, Archbishop Oscar Romero,  wrote about Christmas, not long before he was killed in front of the altar of his church, assassinated because he dared work for justice for the poor.  In a work titled God With Us, he said:

No one can celebrate a genuine Christmas without being truly poor 
The self-sufficient, the proud 
those who, because they have everything, look down on others, 
those who have no need even of God – 
for them there will be no Christmas.    

Only the poor, the hungry,
those who need someone to come on their behalf,    
will have that someone.     
That someone is God,       
Emmanuel, God-with-us.   

Without poverty of spirit, there can be no abundance of God  

As we leave Christmas, and we remember that Christ is born in us each day I invite us to wonder:  What do these words mean to us this coming year?  How do they invite us as Christians to live out our call to follow Christ?  How do we know the poverty that allows God to come be with us?  

Blessings in your ponderings,
Pastor Tyler

 

Our Advent Sermon Series – Watch this Video to learn more.
 
Please have your Church Directory Picture taken Sunday!

Bible Study – Sunday at 9:00 am in the Adult Classroom

Office Closed – All week from Monday the 30th – Friday the 3rd

Care Givers –Tuesday at 1:30 pm

409 Youth United Lock- In – Monday & Tuesday the 30th & 31st
Free Store – Saturday, January 4 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Food Bank Sunday – Sunday, January 5
Coffee with the Pastor – Sunday, January 5 at 11:30 am 

JANUARY WORSHIP – Let It Go: A Series on Forgiveness.  This January we will be exploring what true forgiveness looks like.  Jesus teaches us great ways to understand forgiveness, and it is not as easy as the old line “Forgive and Forget.”  Forgiveness takes practice.  We invite you to join us in learning forgiveness this January.

CHURCH DIRECTORY PICTURES – Today is the last day we will take pictures at the church.  If you haven’t yet, please have your picture taken for the church directory.  If you would rather email a landscape format family and/or an individual to Pam at pam.d@shilohbillings.church.  Thanks!

406 YOUTH UNITED HIGH SCHOOL LOCK-IN – Lock-in for High School – December 30-31, 2019 at Evangelical UMC from 6:30 pm (Dec 30) – 10:00 am (Dec 31), 345 Broadwater Ave.  Join us for a church sleepover, games, mission and fun.  Parents, we will need some help with food. Please ask Pastor Tyler if you can help out.

406 YOUTH UNITED MIDDLE SCHOOL – Middle schoolers , grades 6-8, will meet the 2nd and 4th Sunday from 4-5 pm at Shiloh UMC . All meetings unless noted otherwise are at Shiloh UMC from 4-5 pm. We will be including some 5th graders.  Please talk to Pastor Tyler about any 5th grader who is interested. 

406 YOUTH UNITED KICKOFF EVENT – January 4 – at Grace UMC at 1935 Avenue B from 6:30 – 9:30 pm.  We will have a scavenger hunt, games and getting to know each other.  All middle schoolers are invited.

FOOD BANK SUNDAY – Food Bank Sunday will be January 5.  They need canned fruit and vegetables, dried beans, rice and sauces.  They also really need volunteers. 

COFFEE WITH THE PASTOR – The first Coffee with the Pastor for the 2020 will be on Sunday, January 5 at 11:30 am.   This is a great chance to learn more about the church.  Join Pastor Tyler in his office for a discussion and coffee. 

AGING WELL – Please mark your calendars for the Aging Well presentation on January 8 at 11:30 am.  We will hear from Josh Henderson of North 40 Physical Therapy.  All presentations are interactive, educational, and fun!  Everyone is welcome, so please bring family and friends. RSVPs to the office are appreciated and assist us with our luncheon needs. We have the following programs scheduled:  Staying Engaged, Overcoming Social Isolation (Feb. 12); House of Books Author Event (Mar 11); Organ Donation (April 8); and Planting Pollinator-Friendly Gardens (May 13). 

FAITH AND FILM – Join us on Jan. 12 at 5:30 pm as we watch a movie, have some discussion and see where God appears to us in popular movies. This month we will be watching Blinded by the Light.  In England in 1987, a teenager from an Asian family learns to live his life, understand his family and find his own voice through the music of American rock star Bruce Springsteen.  Bring a snack and a friend and join in the discussion after the film.

BOOK REVIEW – Join Shiloh’s Book Review for a discussion on The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek” written by Kim Michelle Richardson.  This historical fiction book is inspired the true blue-skinned people of Kentucky and the 1930’s Kentucky Pack Horse Library Program.  The book recounts the power of literacy to bring hope and learned tolerance to all. Come and join the discussion on Tuesday, January 14 at 6:00 pm.

“TWELVE ORDINARY MEN” – by John MacAuthur will be the new Adult Bible Study, starting on Sunday the 19th of January at 9:00 am.  This study dives into what we can learn from and about the Apostles.  The study will run through May 17th.  If you would like to join us, contact the office to order a book.

VISTATION MINISTRY – In the past, one of the Visitation Volunteers visited both hospitals every Monday- Friday.  The goal was to provide spiritual support for anyone from Shiloh who happened to be in the hospital.  Many options were available to the patient and/or the family: prayers, anointing, communion and support in general.  These same options continue to be available but a call must be made to the church to notify a member of the Visitation Team to go to the hospital (656-0050).  The Visitation Team has lost several members and currently the team is very small.  PLEASE call.  This is a very important ministry for all involved.


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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.