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.

March 18, 2018 – Pastor’s Corner

We have been asked to participate in the Whole Church Initiative. So you might be asking, “What is the Whole Church Initiative?”

Exploring the challenges of 21st century church, a 10-member team made up of Evangelical, Shiloh and Grace United Methodist Churches, both members and pastors, will be participating in the Whole Church Initiative(WCI).  The Whole Church Initiative will help us explore how we can share God’s love in our community in the coming years.  This process is built on the idea that there are no easy fixes. Moving congregations to greater vitality will take dedicated and prayerful work from clergy and lay leadership working in partnership.  The WCI process was developed by a pastor from here in Billings, Montana, Rev. Jeremy Scott.  Pastor Jeremy serves as our Vital Congregations Developer for the Mountain Sky Area and is helping to plant new churches and re-inspire existing churches to follow God’s call for their ministry.

The WCI is built to expose local church teams to a variety of information about church in the 21st century, its opportunities, and its challenges. In addition to information sharing, the process will guide congregations in identifying and executing ministry experiments that will help us better live into God’s calling for our church.  Over the next few months you will be hearing more from our team through newsletters, Facebook, email, and more. We will be commissioning the team in worship in the month of April.

We invite you to hold our team in prayer.  The Shiloh team members include Trudye King, Kelly Martinson, and Alyssa Munson.  To learn more about WCI please visit www.shilohbillings.church/WholeChurch

Enthusiastic Peace,
Pastor Tyler
 
Bible Study Scripture for the week – John 15:1-8

 
Reminders for the Shiloh Community

Worship on Sunday – The God We Can Know
Watch the sermon series video here: https://www.facebook.com/shilohbillings.church/videos/1893513710670765/

In the Gospel of John, Jesus gives us the “I Am” sayings, meaningful metaphors such as “I am the bread of life” and “I am the light of the world,” to reveal his mission and purpose. One by one, the “I Am” sayings of Jesus not only grab our imagination about Jesus’ identity, they also help us to experience God, who spoke the first “I am” to Moses. Join us for this insightful worship and study series as we learn more about the God we can know and as we seek to answer Jesus’ question to us, “Who do you say I am?”

If you missed last weeks sermons click here:
  

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

  • Worship Service  – Today at 8:00 am and 10:15 am
  • Birthday Sunday – Today
  • Noisy Offering Sunday – Today
  • Adult Bible Study – Today at 9:00 am
  • Children’s Sunday School – Adventures with God – K-6th  – Today at 10:30 am
  • 406-Youth United – Parents meet today at 5:30 pm.  Laser Tag at 6:00 pm
  • Lenten Study – Tuesday at 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
  • Bookmobile – Tuesday at 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Care Givers – Tuesday at 1:30 pm  
  • SUMC Book Review – Tuesday at 6:00 pm
  • Writers Group – Wednesday at 1:00 pm
  • Prayer Vigil – Friday at 8:00 am – 6:00 pm (stop by anytime)
  • Clean the Sanctuary for Easter – Saturday at 9:00 am
  • Worship Service – Sunday at 8:00 am and 10:15 am
  • Adult Bible Study – Sunday at 9:00 am
  • Choir Practice – Sunday at 9:00 am
  • Children’s Sunday School – Adventures with God – K-6th  – Sunday at 10:30 am
  • 406-Youth United – Sunday at 6:00 pm

 
406-YOUTH UNITEDThis evening at 5:30 pm, there will be a parents meeting to discuss the mission trip and schedule.  At 6:00 – 7:15 pm –Youth Group Laser Tag.
 
CLEAN THE CHURCH FOR EASTER SUNDAY – Do you clean your house before expected company arrives?  During Easter week guests typically attend events at Shiloh.  Come help make our sanctuary sparkle:  Saturday, March 24th at 9:00 am.  We will be doing those tasks that Kelly doesn’t have the time to do: oil/dust the chairs, wash the windows, etc.  If interested, please contact Peg Parker (690-6370 or pjayco44@gmail.com.
 
CANDY AND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! – The volunteers organizing the Easter egg event have set a goal of having 100 kids plus their accompanying adults attend.  Consequently, candy donations, small enough to fit inside the plastic eggs are needed by March 18th.  We also need volunteers for the Saturday, March 31st event (sign-up sheets are available in the Fellowship Hall.)
 
PRAYER VIGIL – The Visitation Ministry Team will be holding a prayer vigil on Friday, March 23rd from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm.  Please feel free to stop in anytime that day and say a prayer or just sit in silence and reflect.  
 
AUDIO HEADPHONESIf you are having trouble hearing, there are audio headphones on the table at the back of the sanctuary that work well with hearing aids.     
 
MAUNDY THURSDAY Join us in the Shiloh UMC Sanctuary for a service of reflection, connection and understanding of the day in our church year that remembers that final meal with Jesus and his disciples.  Maundy Thursday-March 29th at 6:30 pm. This service is designed for all ages to participate.
 
GOOD FRIDAY Join us at Grace UM on Good Friday, March 30th at 7:00 pm for a service reflecting on the final moments of Jesus’ life before he died on the cross.  Grace UMC is on 19th and Avenue B and is hosting this service.  We are all welcome to attend.  This is a great time to honor and understand Jesus’ dying moments.
 
EASTER SUNDAY SERVICE SCHEDULE Here is our schedule for Easter morning:
Sunrise service at 6:45 am. 
Easter Breakfast (Free and open to all) – 9 am. 
Resurrection Worship – 10:15.
 
FREE STORE NEEDS – Socks:  Do you and/or others in your household have a sock drawer overflowing?  The shoppers ALWAYS need socks, all sizes.  Please be sure your donations are clean and without holes. 
Childcare Volunteers: childcare is provided in the nursery at EUMC during the hours the Free Store is open:  first and third Saturdays from 10 am to 12:30 pm.  Commitment to every Saturday is not necessary: once a month, once a quarter, whatever fits your schedule is appreciated.  Please contact Pastor Wendy (pastorwendyochs@gmail.com) or 259-1897.  
Lunch Crew: We have several volunteers who have had to quit and we need more help.  We meet at EUMC on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays at 9:30 -10:00 am.  We get the dining area and food ready.  We serve lunch from 10:00 am until 12:15 pm.  Then, we clean up and pack everything away for the next Saturday.  We (Pat Montgomery, Susan Hathaway, Linda Woolsey and Liz Stanhope) would love to have more people help us with this great and much needed ministry.  Thanks so much for your generosity! 
 
CAMP CREATE – This one day workshop is an opportunity for adults to enjoy creativity in an environment of spirited exploration.  No previous experience is required… just a curious mind, playful nature and eager soul.  Class size is limited to 15, so sign up early, the class is free of charge and includes a light lunch. The class is on Saturday, April 14th, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Shiloh UMC.  To register contact Shiloh UMC at 406-656-0050.
It includes: 
Creating Journals & Photo Quilts
Stamp carving and Printmaking
Sculpture of All Types

 

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

 

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March 11, 2018 – Pastor’s Corner

Pastor’s Corner – 
A father was walking down a neighborhood street with his young daughter on his shoulders. The child greeted neighbors as they walked past: “Hello, Mrs. DeLong! Hello, Mr. Weller!” The grownups commented on how much she had grown. The puzzled child said, “I haven’t grown this big – I’m just sitting on my dad’s shoulders!”
 
“In many ways, the amazing work of the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) today is a result of sitting on the shoulders of the people who have come before us,” said Denise Honeycutt, former UMCOR deputy general secretary. “Seventy-five years ago, the men and women of our church looked out into the world and said, ‘We’ve got to have a conscience as a church reaching out to the world.’ ” Since then, said Honeycutt, we as The United Methodist Church have expanded upon the commitment of the compassionate people who came before. “We are compelled by Christ to alleviate human suffering,” she said.
 
When you hear about a disaster or humanitarian crisis, and you give to UMCOR one hundred percent of the money you designate goes toward people in need.
 
How does UMCOR do that? Through UMCOR Sunday. People who give this Sunday, March 11 provide the base of support for UMCOR’s work, explained Honeycutt.
 
“UMCOR is beloved by many for its ability to respond quickly to needs, whether those needs ever make the news or not,” she said. “The only reason we are able to do that is because people give on UMCOR Sunday which provides undesignated funds for UMCOR.”
 
UMCOR does not receive any apportionment or World Service dollars, she added. “I love the fact that we can say to folks that, when you give to a particular, designated, named ministry, 100 percent of your money will go there because UMCOR Sunday covers the costs of administration and provides the foundation for UMCOR.”
 
I hope you will support this special offering . . . it makes a tremendous difference to the most vulnerable people in our world.
 
Enthusiastic Peace,
Pastor Tyler
 
Bible Study Scripture for the week – John 10:11-18
 
Reminders for the Shiloh Community
Worship on Sunday – The God We Can Know
Watch the sermon series video here: https://www.facebook.com/shilohbillings.church/videos/1893513710670765/

In the Gospel of John, Jesus gives us the “I Am” sayings, meaningful metaphors such as “I am the bread of life” and “I am the light of the world,” to reveal his mission and purpose. One by one, the “I Am” sayings of Jesus not only grab our imagination about Jesus’ identity, they also help us to experience God, who spoke the first “I am” to Moses. Join us for this insightful worship and study series as we learn more about the God we can know and as we seek to answer Jesus’ question to us, “Who do you say I am?”

If you missed last weeks sermons click here:
  

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

  • Worship Service  – Today at 8:00 am and 10:15 am
  • UMCOR Sunday
  • Adult Bible Study – 9:00 am
  • Choir  Practice – Today at 9:00 am
  • Children’s Sunday School – Adventures with God – K-6th  – Today at 10:30 am
  • Relay for Life Meeting – Today at 11:30 in the MYF room.
  • Shiloh 101 – Today at 11:30 am in the Goodman-Padgett Hall
  • Faith and Film – Tonight at 5:30 pm
  • 406 Youth United – Movie with Faith & Film- Today at 5:30 pm
  • Lenten Study – Tuesday at 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
  • Care Givers – Tuesday at 1:30 pm  
  • Prayer Ministry Meeting – Thursday at 5:30 pm
  • Free Store – Saturday at 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
  • Worship Service – Sunday at 8:00 am and 10:15 am
  • Birthday Sunday
  • Adult Bible Study – Sunday at 9:00 am
  • Choir Practice – Sunday at 9:00 am
  • Children’s Sunday School – Adventures with God – K-6th  – Sunday at 10:30 am
  • 406-Youth United – Sunday at 6:00 pm

 
UMCOR SUNDAY – UMCOR Sunday, formerly One Great Hour of Sharing, is today, March 11th.  Gifts to UMCOR Sunday lay the foundation for all United Methodist Committee on Relief work by covering the costs of doing business.  This means 100 % of all contributions designated to specific programs, such as the program to help the Blackfeet Nation, can go to these programs because UMCOR’s basic expenses are covered.
 
FAITH & FILM – The movie on March 11th at 5:30 pm is What Dreams May Come.  After Chris Nielson (Robin Williams) dies in a car accident, he is guided through the afterlife by his spirit guide, Albert (Cuba Gooding JR.)  His new world is beautiful and can be whatever he imagines.  Even his children are there.  But, when his wife, Annie (Annabella Sciorra), commits suicide and is sent to hell.  Chris ignores Albert’s warnings and journeys there to save her.  Run time: 1 hr.54 mins. Rated: PG. Release date 1998.
 
CANDY and VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! – The volunteers organizing the Easter egg event have set a goal of having 100 kids plus their accompanying adults attend.  Consequently, candy donations, small enough to fit inside the plastic eggs are needed by March 18th.  We also need volunteers for the Saturday, March 31st event (sign-up sheets are available in the Fellowship Hall.)
 
FELLOWSHIP HOUR – The Fellowship Hour this morning is sponsored by Peggy Parker.
 
BLACKFEET PARISH – Thanks to generous donations, we raised over $500.00 and many, many other supply donations for the Blackfeet Parish to continue its relief work to the people of the Blackfeet Nation.  
 
PRAYER VIGIL – The Visitation Ministry Team will be holding a prayer vigil on Friday, March 23rd from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm.  Please feel free to stop in anytime that day and say a prayer or just sit in silence and reflect.  
 
MAUNDY THURSDAY Join us in the Shiloh UMC Sanctuary for a service of reflection, connection and understanding of the day in our church year that remembers that final meal with Jesus and his disciples.  Maundy Thursday-March 29th at 6:30 pm. This service is designed for all ages to participate.
 
GOOD FRIDAY Join us at Grace UM on Good Friday, March 30th at 7:00 pm for a service reflecting on the final moments of Jesus’ life before he died on the cross.  Grace UMC is on 19th and Aveue B and is hosting this service.  We are all welcome to attend.  This is a great time to honor and understand Jesus’ dying moments.
 
EASTER SUNDAY SERVICE SCHEDULE Here is our schedule for Easter morning:
Sunrise service at 6:45 am. 
Easter Breakfast (Free and open to all) – 9 am. 
Resurrection Worship – 10:15.
 
RELAY FOR LIFE – SUMC will sponsor a team for Relay for Life again this year.  Pat Montgomery has agreed to be our new team leader.  Our team has already begun to form and we will have our first meeting today, March 11th at 11:30 am.  Contact Pat Montgomery at home, 655-3507 or Liz Stanhope at the office at 656-0050.  We hope you can join us.  The team will be selling Butter Braids and the order sheet is on a table in the Fellowship Hall.  They will be delivered in time for Easter.
 
FREE STORE NEEDSDo you and/or others in your household have a sock drawer overflowing?  ALWAYS the shoppers need socks, all sizes.  Please be sure your donations are clean and without holes.  Thanks so much.
 
Volunteers needed: childcare is provided in the nursery at EUMC during the hours the Free Store is open:  first and third Saturdays from 10 am to 12:30 pm.  Commitment to every Saturday is not necessary: once a month, once a quarter, whatever fits your schedule is appreciated.  Please contact Pastor Wendy (pastorwendyochs@gmail.com) or 259-1897. 

 

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

 
 

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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.