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.

February 25, 2018 – Pastor’s Corner

Pastor’s Corner – 
This week we continue our study of the “I Am” statements shared in the Gospel of John by focusing on when Jesus said, “I Am the Bread of Life.”  Satisfaction is something that is hard to find, we think a meal widll satisfy and then we find ourselves hungry soon after, or we think something will fix our problem only to find it leaves us aching still.  This “I Am” statement draws us to question and explore how God can fulfill our needs through us seeking to live by God’s guidance each day, to trust and to follow even when it seems what God is offering won’t satisfy.  
As a part of our worship Sunday we are going to be invited to offer relief to the people of the Blackfeet Parish and reservation.  This winter has been hard on us, but it has hit that region of our state doubly hard.  People are trapped in their homes without food, firewood or connection to medical resources.  The United Methodist Committee on Relief has approved Bishop Karen Oliveto’s request for a $10,000 grant to support our relief efforts there.  Even still the work is hard and teams are going out to isolated homes to find out if people are starving, suffering or even still alive.  Please hold the teams in prayer as this is scary and challenging work.
Pastor Dawn Skerritt of Columbia Falls UMC is our disaster coordinator and she is working in partnership with Pastor Calvin Hill of the Blackfeet Parish to organize the relief effort.  We are collecting the following items this Sunday in church or they can be delivered to Grace UMC between 3-5pm Sunday.  Canned/pantry items, formula, gallon zip lock bags, diapers, grocery bags and other non-perishable foods.  You can also donate at or place  check/cash in the offering plate Sunday marked “BUMP Relief.”
Let’s work Sunday to be the hands and feet of Christ and bring the “bread of life” to our brothers and sisters in need.
Enthusiastic Peace,  Pastor Tyler 

Bible Study Scripture for the week – John 6: 24-35

Reminders for the Shiloh Community
Worship on Sunday – The God We Can Know
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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?”

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February Newsletter can be found here –

  • 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
  • Chime Practice – Today at 11:30 am
  • Youth United – Student Ministry – Today at 6:00 pm
  • Lenten Study – Tuesday at 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
  • Care Givers – Tuesday at 1:30 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
  • 406-Youth United – Sunday at 6:00 pm
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.
SPIRITUALITY IN DEMENTIA – A Lenten Study offered by Brenda Boogren, a Pastoral Intern at Peace Lutheran Church and St. John’s Ministries will be offering a series of forums on “Spirituality in Dementia”.  This will take place during Lent on Sunday mornings at Peace Lutheran, 1301 Ave. D from 11:15-12:15 and Monday mornings at Mission Ridge from 11:00-12:00 in the chapel.  No need to commit to each week, just come as you can.
 “I AM” SAYINGS – This is the second 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.  Pastor Tyler is teaching this class at Shiloh. Beginning on February 21st, Pastor Sara at Grace UMC will offer one 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.
PAT KLINGMANWe have received word that Pat Klingman is in Hospice care in Spokane.  She would really enjoy receiving cards and notes from her old friends at SUMC.  Her address is Pat Klingman, 1914 E 38th Ave., Spokane, WA  99203.
NEWSLETTER ARTICLES-  All articles for the March newsletter need to be to Jackie Beck by Tuesday, February 27th.  Her e-mail address is
FREE STORE THANKS AND NEEDS – THANKS to the MYF kids and sponsors plus Corrine and Quincy Amundson for filling pop bottles with liquid laundry detergent for the shoppers.  The first Saturday they were available, all were gone within the first 15 minutes.  Clearly there is a need!
NEEDS: bottles of liquid laundry detergent, toiletries such as shampoo, toothbrushes, etc., men’s clothing and linens.  Your donations make SUCH a difference.
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.
MENTAL HEALTH FRIENDS NETWORKThe Mental Health Friends Network was formed at First UMC in 2015 to bring Mental Health Issues out in the open and to provide a safe faith-based environment for people experiencing issues.  They also offer support and help for friends and family of people with mental health illnesses.   They do not intend to duplicate service of specialized groups.  The Mental Health Friends Network’s number is 406-245-3001 if you would like to connect with them.
MISSING!!!! – The architect plans for the church are missing.  They are usually found in the cleaning supply room and they are not there.  These plans are really important and Toby Stapleton is asking that if you know where these plans are to please let him know.   
FOOD BANK SUNDAY The first Sunday in every month is Food Bank Sunday.  The food bank is always in need of peanut butter and jelly, sandwich bags, small bags of chips, canned fruit and vegetables, single meal servings, rice, pasta and dried beans. Personal hygiene products are always needed as well as baby food and diapers.  
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 can go to these programs because UMCOR’s basic expenses are covered.
AGING WELL The date for Aging Well has been changed to March 8th at 11:30 AM.  A lunch will be served and there will be a discussion about Normal and not Normal Aging.  After lunch and the talk there will be memory screening available.
FELLOWSHIP HOUR – Todays Fellowship Hour was sponsored by Tish Powell.

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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.