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 – July 22, 2018

This next month I will host a worship design retreat with people from our congregation.  At the retreat we will begin to plan our sermon series from December – June of next year, as well as develop the in depth ideas for the Fall series.  If you are personally interested in participating, please contact me.  My aim in preaching is to help us “build a Christian community where non-religious and nominally religious people are becoming deeply committed Christians.” I’d like your input (please do this today or tomorrow, as I’ll be inviting the others to help me review your ideas).
 
Here are the questions I’d like you to answer. Please email or fill out your bulletin and drop your response to our Prayer and Visitation Coordinator, Liz at liz@shilohbillings.church
  1. If you could ask Jesus one (or two) questions, what would you ask?
  2. What is the personal struggle or relationship issue that you most often ask for God’s help with?
  3. Is there a book in the Bible, a section of the Bible, a character in the Bible or a theme in the Bible that you’d value having as the focus of a sermon or sermons?
  4. Are there ethical issues, current events or global concerns that you believe I should address in a sermon?
  5. Thinking of your friends who don’t go to church, what might be a sermon topic or series that you feel they would be interested in attending?
  6. How can I best help you grow in your personal spiritual life through preaching? Where do you struggle in your spiritual life and growth?
  7. Last year we had a great response to some of our guest preachers. Are there people you feel would be amazing guest preachers for a special weekend in 2019?

Thanks so much for sharing your responses to these questions. I’m excited about the sermons coming up this fall. We’ll kick off the fall with a series focused on Prayer Matters seeking in scripture how prayer transformed Jesus life and how it can transform ours, followed with a series called Defying Gravityhelping us understand God’s call to give of what we have generously, and then in late October-November we will dive into a series on Grace by exploring 1 and 2 Samuel.  
 
I better get going, my children are calling me back to play, hope you are having a great summer.
 
Enthusiastic Peace,
Pastor Tyler

 
Scriptures to study this week – John 8:32, Psalm 27:1,14,  Romans 12:18-21

 
Pastor Tyler’s Invitation to Worship – Click to watch the video
 
Click to watch the sermon series video.
This Sunday we begin our series on living Unafraid, exploring how we do that biblically and seeking ways to support one another in the Christian walk of freeing ourselves from fear.  During this series we invite you to pray each day to be released from your fears and use this acronym to help you in your prayer life.
 
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
  • Train the Trainer – Safe Sanctuary – Sunday at 12:30
  • Adult Bible Study –Sunday at 9:00 am   
  • Shiloh Prayers – Tuesday at 11:00 am
  • Unafraid Book Study – Tuesday at 12 noon (SUMC) and 5:30 pm (FUMC)
  • Care Givers– Tuesday at 1:30 pm 
  • Sandwich Making – Friday at 12:00 noon
  • Office Closed every Friday during the summer
  • Worship Service – Next Sunday at 8:00 am and 10:15 am

 
SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWSDuring the summer a variety of activities will be provided instead of the Bible lesson taught during the school year. The schedule for the next several weeks (held during 2ndservice):
July 22:Craft Packets
July 29:Use packets that are in the worship totes
August 5:No Sunday school, kids remain in service
August 12:Veggie Tales Video
August 19:Joint worship at Rose Park with EUMC and GUMC, followed
                    by swimming so no Sunday school.
 
UNAFRAID STUDY AND PRAYER SMALL GROUP– Pastor Kama from First UMC and Pastor Tyler are teaming up to teach this study and prayer series on the book Unafraid: Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times,by Adam Hamilton. This study is for anyone who struggles with fear, worry, or anxiety or wonders how families and communities can live as peacemakers in troubled times.  Unafraidoffers an informed and inspiring message full of practical solutions. One study will be at Shiloh UMC (noon) and the other will be at First UMC (5:30 pm).  We hope you will join us.  Please let the office know if you would like to attend so we can get a book for you. 
 
AGING WELL– For the past year, we have been holding monthly events called Aging Well.  These times of gathering as a community and hearing from people in our community have been focused on learning more about facing issues as we age .We have had a good response with about 10-20 people at each event.  For us to continue next year, we will need to have some folks step into volunteer roles.  Currently we are looking for two positions:
1.Event Host– This person would greet people, help everyone feel welcome and assist Pastor Taylor coordinating groups to provide lunch.
2.Calendar Coordinator-This person would contact potential speakers and help with the scheduling of the speakers for the next year.  Pastor Tyler has a list of potential resources!
If you are interested in helping out, please contact the office, by phone or email.  We hope to start this year’s season of Aging Well on October 3, at noon.

VOLUNTEER FOR SHILOHWe need many volunteers to keep the church running and welcoming.  In the hallway in front of the Fellowship Hall is a round table with clipboards and a calendar on it.  There are 2 clipboards asking for Ushers(1stand 2ndservices).  There is one clipboard asking for Prayer Leaders.  During the summer, the Prayer Leader is only needed for the second service.  There is one clipboard asking for Lawn Mowersand in the winter we ask for folks to shovel snow. The last item is a calendar where people can sign up to bring goodies for the Fellowship Hour.  Passing the clipboards around during the service can be distracting, so we are trying this method.  We need your help!  We ask you to please think and pray about what you can do to help keep our church running smoothly.
 
FREE GARAGE SALE– Trent Ayers will be holding his 9thannual Free, Free, Free Sale at First United Methodist Church on July 28thfrom 8:00 am- 2:00 pm. He is asking for donations of blankets, kitchen items, clothes and baby items and other garage sale items. He gives these items away.  This free sale raised $1086.44 for Family Promise last year.  If you have anything you would like to donate, you can bring it to the First UMC church, Monday-Friday from 9-5.  Please use the 4thAve. entrance. To donate large furniture items you can call Beth Ayers at 860-4473.  For more information please call the office at 656-0050.
 
SUNDAY MOVIE NIGHT– The movie for Sunday night, the 29thof July, will be at Grace UMC at 1935 Ave. B.  The movie is Guardians of the Galaxyand will start around 8:30pm.  Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and plan on joining us for a wonderful movie and a great family night.
 
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL– Vacation Bible School will be at EUMC from August 13-15, from 5:30-7:30 pm.  This time will be a time of gathering around a meal, crafts,   games and Bible stories.  Please contact the church office to learn about registration at 406-259-1897 or by e-mail at actyourfaith.org.
 
SANDWICH MINISTRY – Each month on the last Friday, the Sandwich Ministry meets and makes 200 sandwiches for the MRM.  This is a list of what they use every month: 2-40 oz. jars of smooth peanut butter, not chunky, 2-32 oz. jars of jam.  Jams spread much easier then jelly. They use 100 slices of ham, 100 slices of cheese, 20 loaves of bread and 200 sandwich bags to put the sandwiches in. They also like to take cookies if there are any available.  If you can help with these needed sandwich making supplies, you can bring your donations to the church office.  For more information, please call Susan Hathaway at 690-3412 or the church office.at 656-0050.
 

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Pastor’s Corner – July 15, 2018

Over the past year, we have been holding monthly events called Aging Well.  These times of gathering as community and hearing from people in our community have been focused on learning more about issues facing us as we age.  We have learned about Dementia, caring for people with memory loss, veteran’s benefits, holistic living, and normal vs. not normal aging.  The hope for these events has been to gage a need in our community for this kind of offering.  We have been successful, and have had 10-20 people at each learning session, and beyond that the response of what people learn and the peace they have found in the learning has been overwhelming.  People are finding hope and excitement through the knowledge they are gaining and the community they are building.
 
For us to continue next year, we will need to have some folks step into volunteer roles for us to continue.  Currently I am looking for two positions:
 
  1. Event Host
    1. Greet people at events.
    2. Help speakers feel at home by welcoming them to the space.
    3. Assist Pastor Tyler in coordinating groups to provide lunches.

    2.   Calendar Coordinator

  1. Contact potential speakers.
  2. Help Pastor Tyler plan the speaking schedule for next year.

 
If you are interested in helping out, please contact me in the office, by phone or email.  We hope to start this year’s season of Aging Well October 3, at Noon.   
 
Enthusiastic Shalom,
Pastor Tyler 
Scriptures to study this week – Numbers 13:32-33, Philippians 4:5b-7

 
Pastor Tyler’s Invitation to Worship – Click to watch the video
 
Click to watch the sermon series video.
This Sunday we begin our series on living Unafraid, exploring how we do that biblically and seeking ways to support one another in the Christian walk of freeing ourselves from fear.  During this series we invite you to pray each day to be released from your fears and use this acronym to help you in your prayer life.
 
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
  • Adult Bible Study –Sunday at 9:00 am 
  • Shiloh 101 –Sunday at 11:30 am
  • Outdoor Movie –Sunday at 8:30 pm – at Grace UMC 
  • Shiloh Prayers – Tuesday at 11:00 am
  • Unafraid Book Study – Tuesday at 12 noon
  • Bookmobile– Tuesday – at 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Care Givers– Tuesday at 1:30 pm 
  • SUMC Book Club – Tuesday at 6:00 pm
  • Writers Group – Wednesday at 6:00 pm
  • Office Closed every Friday during the summer
  • Free Store – Saturday at 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • Worship Service – Next Sunday at 8:00 am and 10:15 am

 
SUNDAY MOVIE NIGHT– The movie for Sunday night will be at Grace UMC at 1935 Ave. B.  The movie is How to Train Your Dragon and will start around 8:30 pm.  Bring a lawn chair and plan on joining us for a wonderful movie and a great family night.  
 
SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE– This summer we will be continuing with two worship times at 8 am and 10:15 am.  The 8 am service will use Pastor Dave Merkel’s recorded work for music and sermons from Pastors throughout our area. The 10:15 service will continue with our traditional order of service.  There will be 1 more special Sunday when we will join other United Methodist Churches in our area. The next one will be at Rose Park on August 19th at 10:30 am. 
 
SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWSDuring the summer a variety of activities will be provided instead of the Bible lesson taught during the school year. The schedule for June (held during 2ndservice):
July 15:Outdoor Games
July 22:Craft Packets
July 29:Use packets that are in the worship totes
 
UNAFRAID STUDY AND PRAYER SMALL GROUP–Pastor Kama from First UMC and Pastor Tyler are teaming up to teach this study and prayer series on the book Unafraid: Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times,by Adam Hamilton. This study is for anyone who struggles with fear, worry, or anxiety or wonders how families and communities can live as peacemakers in troubled times.  Unafraidoffers on informed and inspiring message full of practical solutions. One study will be at Shiloh (noon) and one will be at First UMC (5:30 pm).  We hope you will join us.  Please let the office know if you will be attending so we can get a book ordered for you.

 
VOLUNTEER FOR SHILOH –   We need many volunteers to keep this church running and welcoming.  In the hallway in front of the Fellowship Hall is a round table with clipboards and a calendar on it.  There are 2 clipboards asking for Ushers for the first and second service. There is one clipboard asking for Prayer Leaders, and during the summer a Prayer Leader is needed for just second service.  There is one clipboard asking for lawn mowers and in the winter it will be asking for snow removal help.  The last item is a calendar where people can sign up to bring goodies for the Fellowship hour.   We used to pass the clipboards around during the service but this is very distracting for everyone, so we will be trying this method.  We need your help!  So we ask you to please think and pray about what you can do to help keep our church running smoothly.
 
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL– Vacation Bible School will be at EUMC from August13-15,5:30 – 7:30 pm. This time will be a time of gathering around a meal, crafts, games and Bible stories.  Please contact the church office to learn about registration at 406-259-1897 or office@actyourfaith.org 
 
FREE GARAGE SALE – Trent Ayers will be holding his 9thannual Free, Free, Free Sale at First United Methodist Church on July 28th  from 8:00 am- 2:00 pm. He is asking for donations of blankets, kitchen items, clothes and baby items and other garage sale items.  He then gives everything away.  This free sale also raised $1086.44 for Family Promise last year. If you have anything you would like to donate, you can bring it to the First UMC church, Monday-Friday from 9-5. Please use the 4thAve. entrance. To donate large furniture items you can call Beth Ayers at 860-4473. For more information please call the office at 656-0050.
 

 

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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.