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.

June 3, 2017 – Pastor’s Corner

Reminder – Worship Schedule this Sunday, June 3rd
8am – Worship at Shiloh UMC
10:30am – Worship at Terry Park, Celebrating 50 years of United Methodist Church

An invitation to worship.
Pastor’s Corner – 
People of Shiloh, 
Summer in Montana is one of my favorite times, we have such incredible landscapes to see, and places we can visit.  We know this means you may be away from church more, and after our winter we all need to soak up the warmth.  My hope for you this summer is that you find connection with God through nature, friends, family and yourself.  Join us whenever you can, and fully enjoy the times when you cannot be present with us.

When I was in Denver for a meeting I found myself on a light rail platform waiting for a train.  I love taking public transit when I am in cities to watch people, and to have conversations with strangers.  One stranger walked up to me(I had my collar on) and asked if I was a priest.  I explained I was a United Methodist Pastor, and then he launched immediately into sharing some concerns about his life. He was struggling and needed some help. All I could offer was a connection with a friend’s church, and to be humbled by the experience.  

There are people curious about safe places, churches, and people who can help them answer life’s tough questions.  I believe deeply that we at Shiloh are being called to the work of reaching new people with faith, and developing our church to help us all deepen our own faith.  From my prayer and study I believe many of these people are the “nones and dones.” These are the people who statistically mark “no religious affiliation” or shrug off religion after bad experiences. Many of these people want a faith where they are safe to ask questions, to explore and to grow in an understanding of God’s love.  They just don’t know where to do that.  

As you experience the beautiful Montana summer, I would us to be in prayer.  Pray when you are out walking, or among people about where God might be nudging us to find people who want to hear the gospel message of Jesus.  If you want to join me in a walk and conversation, call the office or email me and we can setup a time to take a “prayer walk.”  I believe if we all take some curious time in prayer this summer, we will discover people who want to join us on this journey.  
 
Enthusiastic Shalom,
Pastor Tyler 
 

Bible Study Scripture for the week – Matthew 28

 

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

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

•    Worship Service – Sunday at 8:00 am at SUMC and 10:30 am at Terry Park
•    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 
•    Pastor Tyler and Pam at Church Conference – Wed – Sun
•    Office Closed every Friday during the summer
•    Worship Service – Next Sun 8:00 am and 10:15 am
•    Outdoor Movie Night at SUMC – Next Sun at 8:00 pm.

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 2 special Sundays in the summer when we will participate in “Praise in the Park” with other United Methodist Churches in our area. The first one is today at 10:30 am at Terry Park, please bring a lawn chair and a picnic lunch. 

SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWS – During 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 2nd service):
June 3: No Sunday School – Joint worship at Terry Park with EUMC and GUMC
June 4: Veggie Tales Video
June 17: Outdoor Games
June 24: Craft Projects 

LAWN MOWERS NEEDED – We 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.

OFFICE CLOSED – The office will be closed on Fridays during the summer.

FATHER’S DAY BREAKFAST – The Relay for Life team will be hosting a Father’s Day breakfast on June 17th at 9:00 am.  This will be the last fundraiser for the Relay for Life team and we hope you will join us.  This will be a great time for everyone from both services to meet and greet.  We will be serving biscuits and gravy, sausage, fruit and a few surprises. So please join us for a morning a great food and fellowship.  We will also have the luminaries for sale for Relay for Life.


SUNDAY MOVIE NIGHT – Starting June 10th at 8:00 pm there will be a Sunday movie night every Sunday night at Shiloh, Grace or Evangelical UMC during the summer.  The first Sunday movie night will be here at Shiloh UMC on Sunday, June 10th.  Bring a lawn chair and plan on joining us for a great family fun evening.  We will have fresh popcorn.

MANY THANKS! – The Children and Youth Ministries Committee is charged with the responsibility of providing the means for the population to become disciples for God.  Throughout this past school year many have contributed to this effort by teaching and assisting with Sunday School.  These special people: Buddy and Judy Kastrop, Kent Brewer, Sandi Rogina, Georgia Heffner, Nic Rogina. Crystal Amundson, Linda Stahley, Jen Johnson, Brenda Longin and Peg Parker made this task possible.  Pastor Tyler and Sandi Rogina provided the leadership for our youth group (UMYF).  You are all appreciated!

FREE STORE – A special thank-you is extended to Mission Ridge.  In April, appropriate items that remained after their rummage sale were given to the Free Store (more than a SUV).  This was followed in May with a month-long clothing drive for the Free Store shoppers.  

The downsizing of someone’s parent’s home or the emptying of a parent’s residence following a death is such an emotional event.  Recently several in our congregation experienced one or the other of these.  Again, the Free Store was the recipient of many items from these situations.  Thank-you for remembering the needs of so many!

 

Come join us as we partner with God!
Please visit our webpage www.ShilohBillings.church

 
 
Share
Tweet
Forward
 
1810 Shiloh Road
Billings, MT 59106
406-656-0050
Click Here to Email Us
 
Copyright ©2017 Shiloh United Methodist Church. All rights Reserved.

To signup for our newsletter and mailings go to:  https://www.shilohbillings.church/church-updates/

Click Here to Unsubscribe


Read more...

May 27, 2018 – Pastor’s Corner

WE HAVE EXTENDED THE DEADLINE

PLEASE COMPLETE THE READINESS 360 ALL MEMBERS AND FRIENDS OF SHILOH ARE INIVTED TO COMPLETE THIS IMPORTANT SURVEY

Complete the “Readiness 360” offered by our Whole Church Initiative team to help us assess our congregations readiness to follow God’s calling. You can do that by going to https://www.shilohbillings.church/whole-church/

Pastor’s Corner – 
People of Shiloh,
 
Our Broken series has been a challenging and deeply rooting journey.  We have touched on some of our deepest pain and sorrow, and in that process discovered “signposts” in scripture and from God’s love to help us journey with our sorrow to new life.  This week is our final Sunday of this series.  When we began the series I had in my mind the Japanese art of Kintsugi as the metaphor for the work we do.
 
Kintsugi is the art by which the Japanese take something broken, like a tea cup or pottery, and instead of discarding it, they pour molten gold into the cracks.  It is believed to use this broken piece of art anew is an honor because the gold highlights its brokenness.  The highlighted brokenness demonstrates the honor that has been presented to the object and the beauty of the piece that has been preserved.  
 
This Memorial Day Sunday as we discuss the challenges of our seemingly broken culture and political system, I invite us to consider Kintsugi as a metaphor.  Our country is broken in many ways, but there are those who have sacrificed in a multitude of ways to bring honor and highlight its brokenness as a sign of the grace of working together.  We as people of Christ believe God redeems even the broken places in the world.  What could it mean to highlight the broken places we feel exist in the world, to honor them and bring wholeness?   If we could love those broken places as God loves us, perhaps we might see something transform.  
 
I look forward to many more journeys with Shiloh, and am thankful for the depths you all have been willing to go to on this leg of our journey.  
 
Enthusiastic Shalom,
 
Pastor Tyler
 

Bible Study Scripture for the week – James 2:1-7, Lamentations 5:16-18

 

 
Broken – Worship Series April 15 – May 27
Reminders for the Shiloh Community
If you missed last weeks sermons click here:
  May 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  
  • Office Closed – Monday – Memorial Day
  • Shiloh Prayers – Tuesday at 11:30 am
  • Care Givers– Tuesday at 1:30 pm 
  • Office Closed every Friday during the summer
  • Worship Service – Next Sunday at 8:00 here at Shiloh UMC and at 10:30 am at Terry Park

 
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 2 special Sundays in the summer when we will participate in “Praise in the Park” with other United Methodist Churches in our area. The first one will be June 3rdat 10:30 am at Terry Park, please bring a lawn chair and a picnic lunch. 
 
SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWSThere is no Sunday school today because of the holiday weekend. During 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 3:No Sunday School – Joint worship at Terry Park with EUMC and GUMC
June 4:Veggie Tales Video
June 17:Outdoor Games
June 24:Craft Projects 
 
RELAY FOR LIFE BAKE SALE– The Relay for Life team will be holding a bake sale in the lobby of the First Interstate Bank at the downtown building at 401 N 31stSt. on June 1stfrom 9:00 – 3:00. Anyone who would like to donate baked goods for this sale, please bring them to the church on May 31stbetween 9 am and 12 noon, if this time will not work for you please call Liz either at the office or on her cell phone at 670-6416. 
 
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.
 
OFFICE CLOSED– Starting Friday, June 1stthe office will be closed every Friday for the summer.
 
MANY THANKS!– The Children and Youth Ministries Committee is charged with the responsibility of providing the means for the population to become disciples for God.  Throughout this past school year many have contributed to this effort by teaching and assisting with Sunday School.  These special people: Buddy and Judy Kastrop, Kent Brewer, Sandi Rogina, Georgia Heffner, Nic Rogina. Crystal Amundson, Linda Stahley, Jen Johnson, Brenda Longin and Peg Parker made this task possible.  Pastor Tyler and Sandi Rogina provided the leadership for our youth group UMYF.  You are all appreciated!
 
FREE STOREA special thank-you is extended to Mission Ridge.  In April, appropriate items that remained after their rummage sale were given to the Free Store (more than a SUV).  This was followed in May with a month-long clothing drive for the Free Store shoppers. 
 
The downsizing of someone’s parent’s home or the emptying of a parent’s residence following a death is such an emotional event.  Recently several in our congregation experienced one or the other of these. Again, the Free Store was the recipient of many items from these situations.  Thank-you for remembering the needs of so many!
 
FATHER’S DAY BREAKFASTThe Relay for Life team will be hosting a Father’s Day Breakfast on June 17that 9:00 am. This will be the last fundraiser for the Relay for Life team and we hope you all will join us.  This will be a great time for everyone from both services to meet and greet.  So please plan on joining us for great food and fellowship.
 
 
“WAFFLES AND WORSHIP”Evangelical UMC is excited to announce that the Conference Trustees have approved a three-year grant to support the church’s efforts to create a new faith community, aimed at engaging Free Store customers and those who care for them!  The current vision is being called “Waffles and Worship” and will involve breakfast, stories, songs and prayer on the second and fourth Saturdays on the month.  Because of the powerful and effective ministry our dedicated Free Store volunteers already offer, the Trustees were able to see the possibility for expanding efforts to provide an on-going alternative worship community.    
 

Come join us as we partner with God!
Please visit our webpage www.ShilohBillings.church

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1810 Shiloh Road
Billings, MT 59106
406-656-0050
Click Here to Email Us
 
Copyright ©2017 Shiloh United Methodist Church. All rights Reserved.To signup for our newsletter and mailings go to:  https://www.shilohbillings.church/church-updates/

Click Here to Unsubscribe


Read more...

 
 
 
Sign up for email updates of our monthly newsletter and/or weekly updates.

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required

View previous campaigns.

Download our app and stay up to date on sermons, happenings, and staying connected to Shiloh.

 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.