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 1, 2018

People of Shiloh,

As we enter this July 4 week, I know people enter it with a mix of emotions.  I have heard from the people in our congregation spanning the political spectrum of concerns for our country.  Concerns for the morals of our people, a sense that things are more dangerous than they have ever been, and anxiety for our future.  
 
A few years ago I was asked to give the invocation at Constitution Day at our Montana State Capitol.  Prior to the prayer I shared that Ben Franklin proposed at the constitutional convention that prayer be said each day.  He didn’t do it to promote one religion or way of faith.  Instead, he hoped that God’s divine providence might help overcome the delegates petty differences.  
 
The convention turned him down, because they could not afford a chaplain.  To which I would remind politicians in this day,and I would assume of Franklin’s age, that pastors would gladly do this at no charge.  
 
As the fireworks go off on July 4, I would ask that as people of faith you would pray a prayer. “God be with our nation, and the nations of the world this year.  May we lean toward peace, may we practice grace, and help me as an individual to listen to my neighbor with whom I disagree.”  It is my prayer that each of us at Shiloh find ways to overcome political differences to start building our communities up, and to find ways to stand together for the rights and prosperity of all people.  
 
On July 15thwe will start a sermon series called Unafraid to address some of the growing fear in our country.  I encourage you to come to worship a few times between July 15 and August 12, and especially connect to the sermons on our website or podcast when you are away. http://www.shilohbillings.church/sermonslisten/
 

Enthusiastic Shalom,
Pastor Tyler 

Scripture for study this week: 2 Corinthians 8:7-15

 
Pastor Tyler’s Invitation to Worship – Click to watch the video
 
Reminders for the Shiloh Community
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Monthly Newsletter can be found here – http://www.shilohbillings.church/church-updates

 
 
  • Worship Service – Sunday at 8:00 am and 10:15 am
  • Food Bank Sunday
  • Adult Bible Study –Sunday at 9:00 am  
  • Shiloh Prayers – Tuesday at 11:30 am
  • Bookmobile– Tuesday at 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Care Givers– Tuesday at 1:30 pm 
  • Office Closed – Wednesday, July 4th
  • Office Closed every Friday during the summer
  • Worship Service – Next Sunday at 8:00 am and 10:15 am
  • Sunday Movie Night – Next Sunday at SUMC

 
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 1: No Sunday School, kids remain in service with parents
July 8: Veggie Tales Video
July 15:Outdoor Games
July 22:Craft Packets
July 29:Use packets that are in the worship totes
 
SUNDAY MOVIE NIGHTSunday night, July 8th at Shiloh UMC, the outdoor movie night will beBlack Panther (Ya !) at 8:30 pm. Bring a lawn chair and plan on joining us for a great family fun evening.  We will have kettle corn and the yogurt man will also be here.
 
COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE AND VENDOR SALE-
Shiloh is going to do a Garage and Vendor Sale on July 14th from 10am-4pm.  Shiloh members and friends are encouraged to come sell their household goods.  Each garage sale spot is $10 and additional funds will go to support our children’s ministry.  Sign up forms will be in the office and online starting on Monday July 2nd.  Shiloh friends and members can use our tables, but supplies are limited.  Thanks to Brenda Longin, Jen Johnson, and Rachael Wertz for organizing this event. If you know a vendor, they can sign up at http://www.shilohbillings.church/parking-lot-sale/(Vendor spots are $35)
 
UNAFRAID STUDY AND PRAYER SMALL GROUP– From July 10thto August 7th, Pastor Kama from First UMC and Pastor Tyler  will be 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.
 
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 
 
BLOOD DRIVE Shiloh UMC and United Blood Services are teaming up to support our local hospitals during one on the hardest times of the year!  This summer is especially difficult as the need for blood has nearly tripledand the amount of donors we are seeing have decreased by 45%.  This makes keeping the blood supply up, a very hard task. So we are partnering with United Blood Services on July 12thfrom 8:30 am – 11:45 am to helpmake sure we can keep our hospitals stocked with the lifesaving blood they need! You are important as a donor because with every donation you give saves up to 3 lives. 
 
 If you donate on July 12thyou will be entered to win a $300.00 DQ or ice cream card.  
 
We ask that each of you talk with your coworker, friends, family and students ask them to please sign up to save up to 3 lives on July 12th.
 
The signup sheet will be available on the table in the lobby.  Please help us to help 3 others this summer.
 
RELAY FOR LIFE – The Relay for Life team will be selling luminarias for $10.00 each.  The luminarias will be placed around the track at West High the night of July 13thand can be bought in honor of a loved one or in memory of a loved one who lost their battle with cancer.  The team will be selling these this Sunday and again the 8thof July.
 
 

 

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Pastor’s Corner – June 17, 2018

Join us for Worship!
Pastor’s Corner – 
People of Shiloh,
 
On this Father’s day I am proud to announce we are a proud owner of a new Annual Conference in the United Methodist Church.
 
Frist, I am going to answer the question, “What is and Annual Conference?”  An Annual Conference is a regional group of churches who work together with their Bishop to actively seek ways to share the gospel of Jesus Christ and transform the world in their particular area.  Pastors are members of that Annual Conference and are called to serve the entire area in their ministry.  Our Annual Conference formerly was Yellowstone, and we are now a part of the Mountain Sky Annual Conference encompassing Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, and 1 church in Idaho.  
 
Second, let me share what this means for us.  For 20 years of my life I have seen our Annual Conference struggling to do all the jobs assigned to it.  One area in particular has been an ability to recruit enough pastors to serve our region. As we work to form the new culture and structure for our Annual Conference, my hope is that challenges like a pastoral shortage become a thing of the past.  Our Bishop, Karen Oliveto, has already stated that we have a waiting list of pastors wanting to join our area, because we are trying new and bold ways to share the gospel with people.  
 
Friends, I invite you to join me in celebrating the new Mountain Sky Annual Conference and helping us nurture our church to continue growing people to connect with God, and transform the world.  
 
 
Enthusiastic Shalom,
Pastor Tyler 

Scripture for study this week: Psalm 20

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

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

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!
 
  • Worship Service – Sunday at 8:00 am and 10:15 am
  • Birthday Sunday and Noisy Offering Sunday
  • Father’s Day Breakfast – Sunday at 9:00 am
  • Adult Bible Study –Sunday at 9:00 am
  • Shiloh 101 –Sunday at 11:30 am
  • Outdoor Movie Night at Grace UMC –Sunday at 8:30 pm  
  • Shiloh Prayers – Tuesday at 11:30 am
  • Bookmobile– Tuesday at 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Care Givers– Tuesday at 1:30 pm 
  • Writer’s Group – Sunday at 9:30 am
  • Office Closed every Friday during the summer
  • Worship Service – Next Sunday at 8:00 am and 10:15 am

 
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
 
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):
June 17:Outdoor Games
June 24:Craft Projects 
 
 
LAWN MOWERS NEEDEDWe still need lawnmowers!! If you can help mow the church lawn, please sign the clipboard in the Fellowship Hall or call the office with the dates you are available.  It takes about 4 hours and training is available.  Thank you for your support.

 
FELLOWSHIP HOUR– A big thank you to all who helped with Fellowship during May and June.  Thanks to Jennine Budge, the Youth, Norma Smith and Darlene Newstrom. The calendar for the rest of the summer is on the counter in the kitchen if anyone would like to help.  
 
SUNDAY MOVIE NIGHTTonight, June 17th, at 8:30 pmthere will be a Sunday movie night. Tonight, the movie will be at Grace UMC @ 1935 Ave. B.  The movie will be Newsies.  June 24thwill be Cocoat Evangelical UMC at 345 Broadwater.  Bring a lawn chair and plan on joining us for a great family fun evening.  We will have fresh popcorn.
 
THREE SIMPLE RULES SERMON SERIES– Pastor Tyler will be sharing the “Three Simple Rules “of Methodism from Father’s Day, June 17ththrough July 1st.  These are the messages of what Jesus calls us to as seen through our Methodist founder, John Wesley.  Join us as we navigate the challenges of life. 
 
UNAFRAID STUDY AND PRAYER SMALL GROUP– From July 8thto August 12th, Pastor Kama from First UMC and Pastor Tyler  will be 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.
 
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOLS– Vacation Bible Schools this summer will be at First United Methodist Church from June 18-21, 9 am – noon. It is the Rolling River Rampage.  Call 245-3001 for more information and registration.  This time includes music, science activities, crafts, fun games and Bible stories that help children know God is with them on the rapids of life.  This is for children 3 years old through going into the 6thgrade.
 
Vacation Bible School will be at EUMC from August 13-15, 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 406-259-1897or office@actyourfaith.org 
 
BOOK REVIEW– The next book review will be July 17 at 6:00 pmat the church.  Our summer time reading will beA Tree Grows in Brooklynby Betty Smith.  This novel is consistently on the “Must Read Lists” and we invite you to read this classic and join our discussion.  This story takes place in the early 1900’s and centers around the Nolan family, specifically Francie Nolan, a shy, bookish misfit.  Francie’s mother is intent on teaching her children by reading Shakespeare and the Bible while her father fights his vices.  Through the book, we see her father’s encouraging her to reach for the stars while her mother tries to teach her that dreams are fine as long as you keep your feet on the ground.

 

 

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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.