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 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

 
 

Read more...

March 4, 2018 – Pastor’s Corner

Pastor’s Corner – 
Dear Friends,
 
Lent is one of my favorite seasons in the church. It is a time in the early church that was designed specifically for preparing new people to the tradition, to learn, study, and envelope themselves in understanding why they were called to the Christian life. All of their work and development culminated with a baptism on Easter Sunday to demonstrate resurrection into a new life.
 
In the 21st century, it has become a time of re-engaging our faith. As your pastor, I invite you to continue to seek ways to engage in a new spiritual practice this season. Perhaps you would like a simple text message reminder; you can sign up for reminders by texting Lent2018 to 797979. Another great practice to begin is to listen to our sermons online, when you miss a Sunday by going to shilohbillings.church/sermonlisten, sign up for the podcast or download our app. By staying connected to Shiloh, you can create positive habits to pull you back to your faith in the busy-ness of life.
 
I hope you will continue to deepen your faith this season as we journey toward the cross, Shiloh, and that glorious Easter morning. We hope you will join us during Holy Week to complete this journey, information can be found online and in the monthly newsletter.
Enthusiastic Peace,
Pastor Tyler
 

Bible Study Scripture for the week – John 7:2,14; 8:12 

×
 

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
  • 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
  • 406 Youth United – Bowling at Sunset Lanes. Meet at church at 6:00 pm
  • Messy Church – Monday at 5:15 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
  • Children & Youth Meeting – Tuesday at 5:00 pm
  • Safe Sanctuary Training – Tuesday at 6:00 pm
  • Aging Well – Elder Abuse – Wednesday at 12:15 pm
  • Aging Well – Normal and Not Normal Aging – Thursday at 11:30 am
  • Memory Screenings – Thursday at 12:30 pm
  • Finance Committee –Thursday at 5:30 pm
  • Church Council – Thursday at 6:00 pm
  • Trustees and SPRC – Thursday at 7:00 pm
  • 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
  • Shiloh 101 – Sunday at 11:30 am
  • Relay for Life Team Meeting – Sunday at 11:30 am –Youth Room
  • Faith and Film –  Sunday at 5:30 pm
  • 406-Youth United – Sunday at 6:00 pm

 
UMCOR SUNDAY – UMCOR Sunday, formerly One Great Hour of Sharing, is Sunday, 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.
 
MESSY LENT? We are “messing up” Lent this year! Messy Lent will start at 5:15 pm on March 5 in the sanctuary.  We will start with worship and a couple of old church camp songs.  Then we will have several prayer/activity stations to help focus on the work of Lent… wait until you see what they are… they will be really fun!! Eventually, we will eat, tell a story and end our Messy Church blessing!! Please come and join us!
 
FELLOWSHIP HOUR – The Fellowship Hour this morning is sponsored by Sally Thompson.

BLACKFEET PARISH  – Thanks to generous donations, we raised over $500.00 for the Blackfeet Parish to continue its relief work to the people of the Blackfeet Nation.   We are still collecting  supplies  for a supply run going up next week.
 
LENTEN STUDY – Join us for Prayer time which begins at 11:30 am on Tuesdaysand is followed by brown bag lunch with Pastor Tyler. Beginning at noon, Pastor Tyler will be leading a Lenten Study on the “I Am” Sayings. The book for this study is available in the office for $8.00.  So come for prayer from 11:30 am – 12 noon, or just come for the Lenten Study and lunch, the choice is up to you, but please plan on joining us on the journey.
 
 “I AM” SAYINGS – This is the third week of a new sermon series. We are studying the “I Am” sayings of Jesus in the scriptures.  This is one that is great to tap into questions about the character of not just Jesus, but of God, as we are told by our fore-bearers in the tradition that we can know.  Please join us for the series through worship and bible study.  A class is also offered at noon on Tuesdays by Pastor Tyler, which is also available on-line.  Pastor Sara at Grace UMC will offer a class on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm and Pastor Wendy at EUMC will offer one on Wednesdays at 6:00 pm. We encourage individuals to attend the one that works best for you and to contact the church office to sign up where you plan to attend.
 
SAFE SANCTUARY TRAINING There will be a Safe Sanctuary training session on Tuesday, March 6th at 6:00 pm.  Pastor Tyler is offering this training for all people who will be serving children or youth in our church.  If you think you will serve them now or in the future, please attend.  Sign up by calling the office or email Pastor Tyler.
 
AGING WELL Aging Well has two presentations this week.  Elder Abuse will be held Wednesday at 12:15 pm and Normal and Not Normal Aging will be held Thursday at 11:30 am.  A lunch will be served both days.  After Thursday’s lunch, memory screening will be available.
 
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 Chris 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.  Upon arrival, Chris finds the rescuing Annie will be more difficult that he’d imagined.  Run time: 1 hr. 54 mins.  Rated: PG.  Release date: 1998.
 
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 on 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.
 

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


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.