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Dec 8, 2019
Faithful: Whose Child Is This?
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  • Dec 8, 2019Faithful: Whose Child Is This?
    Dec 8, 2019
    Faithful: Whose Child Is This?
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  • Dec 5, 2019Faithful: Joseph, A Carpenter
    Dec 5, 2019
    Faithful: Joseph, A Carpenter
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  • Nov 24, 2019The Poverty of the Generous
    Nov 24, 2019
    The Poverty of the Generous
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  • Nov 10, 2019Refreshingly Generous
    Nov 10, 2019
    Refreshingly Generous
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  • Nov 3, 2019Footnote Saints
    Nov 3, 2019
    Footnote Saints
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  • Oct 27, 2019Grace Comes in Threes
    Oct 27, 2019
    Grace Comes in Threes
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  • Oct 20, 2019Mercy is Connecting With Others
    Oct 20, 2019
    Mercy is Connecting With Others
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  • Oct 13, 2019Piety Is Connecting With God
    Oct 13, 2019
    Piety Is Connecting With God
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  • Oct 6, 2019Faith By Numbers: Grace By Any Means
    Oct 6, 2019
    Faith By Numbers: Grace By Any Means
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  • Sep 29, 2019Faith By Numbers: Love Reigns
    Sep 29, 2019
    Faith By Numbers: Love Reigns
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Pastor’s Corner for Sunday, December 15, 2019

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People of Shiloh – 
 
Taking time to understand Joseph as a character in Jesus’ birth narrative has been a deeply connecting work for me this Advent.  In conversations with many of you, I have heard you comment about parenting children not your own, make hard decisions in your life, and listening deeply to the nudges God has placed in front of you.  The next week as we approach Christmas I pray you to feel the presence of the Holy Spirit in your life.  
 
It has become clear to me in my study of Roman customs, that Joseph did not have to take Mary to Bethlehem with him.  Apparently, as with other patriarchal societies, only Joseph would face consequences for not appearing at the census.  Leaving me with a question, “What compelled Joseph to take Mary with him?”  Mary was very pregnant by this point, we here the urgency of their need for a place to stay and it is not long after they settle in that Jesus is born.  What compelled Joseph?
 
In my study, I believe it was the Holy Spirit working in Joseph’s life.  Nudging him to take Mary to fulfill prophecy left in Micah 5:2 “As for you, Bethlehem of Ephrathah, though you are the least significant of Judah’s forces, one who is to be a ruler in Israel on my behalf will come out from you.  His origin is from remote times, from ancient days.”  Nudging him because Magi would be arriving there.  Nudging him because perhaps this was a safer place to flee from Herod’s wrath.  
 
God does this in our own lives when he nudges us places we least expect to go, and yet uses our gifts and talents for a purpose beyond our understanding.  As we journey toward Christmas, I wonder if all might keeping wondering, “Where is God nudging us?”  
 
Enthusiastic Peace,
Pastor Tyler
 

Our Advent Sermon Series – Watch this Video to learn more.
 
  • Sunday is NOISY OFFERING SUNDAY
  • ANGEL TREE gifts are due back Sunday!
  • Please join the Bishop after the 8:00 service for cookies and questions!
  • Please have your Church Directory Picture taken Sunday!
  • Bible Study – Sunday at 9:00 am in the Adult Classroom
  • Choir Practice – Sunday at 9:15 am
  • Children’s Sunday School – Sunday at 10:30 am
  • 406 Youth United –Sunday-at Hope UMC Christmas Party- 3:30-5:30 pm
  • DEEPER DIVE – Tuesday at 10:30 am at Mission Ridge and Noon at Shiloh
  • Shiloh Prayer Group – Tuesday at 11:00 am– 12:00 noon
  • Bookmobile – Tuesday at 12:30 – 2:00 pm
  • Caregivers – Tuesday at 1:30 pm  
  • Heavenly Harmonies Christmas Jazz Concert- Wed at Hope UMC at  6:30 pm
  • Solstice Service – Saturday, Dec. 21, at SUMC at 7:00 pm
  • Worship and Christmas Pageant – Next Sunday, December 22 – The 8:00 service will be a regular service. 10:15 will be the Come-As-You-Are Pageant

 
DECEMBER WORSHIP – Faithful: Christmas Through the Eyes of Joseph.  This month we are journeying toward the birth of Christ with Joseph, a key character to the story. Sometimes we overlook this role, but Joseph was the father who helped raise Jesus and cared for him.  What courageous action can we learn from the role of raising our Savior?
DEEPER DIVE… FAITHFUL: CHRISTMAS THROUGH THE EYES OF JOSEPH – Join us as we study the deeper stories of Joseph. This study takes a deeper look at the sermons heard on Sundays and helps us journey with Joseph to the birth of Christ. We will be using a study by UMC Pastor Adam Hamilton..  The study will meet Tuesday, December 17; 10:30 am at Mission Ridge and noon at Shiloh.
CHURCH DIRECTORY PICTURES – If you haven’t yet, please have your picture taken for the church directory.  If you would rather email a landscape format family and/or an individual to Pam at pam.d@shilohbillings.church.  Thanks!
 
HEAVENLY HARMONIES CHRISTMAS JAZZ CONCERT – On Wednesday, December 18 at 6:30 pm, Hope UMC will be hosting a Heavenly Harmonies Christmas Jazz Concert featuring Shepherd High School’s Jazz concert.  Come and join them for a wonderful evening of music and fellowship. 
 
 
 
 
BLUE CHRISTMAS SERVICE – The holiday season can be hard for some… you might experience loneliness, sadness, loss, or you may just feel overwhelmed.. You are not alone.  We invite you to a time of quiet, candlelight and music, and offer comfort, healing and hope for the burdens you may carry.  The service will be at First UMC on Sunday, December 22 at 2088 4th Ave. north at 6:00 pm. The service will be in the Caton Chapel. 
 
DECEMBER 22nd and 29th SERVICES – There will be two services next week. The 8:00 service will be the usual quiet and peaceful service.  The 10:15 service will be a family service with a Kids Come-As-You-Are Pageant.  Show up at 10:00 am to get a costume and help us tell a great story. Cookies and drinks will be provided by the Children’s and Youth Ministry team will be served after the service is over.  We hope you will all come and enjoy a wonderful way to enjoy the Christmas season. There will be only 1 service on December 29 at 10:15 am.
 
2019 ANGEL TREE – The 2019 Angel Tree gifts are due back Sunday!  If you need a little more time, please let Pam, Susan or the office know.
 
CHOIR AND CHIME CHRISTMAS EVE REHEARSAL SCHEDULES – The chime choir will practice at 4:00 pm and the choir will practice at 4:15 pm. 
 
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES – We invite you to attend one of our candlelight services on Christmas Eve.  There will be one at 5:00 pm and another at 7:00 pm.  We hope you can join us for one these beautiful services.
 
*NEW* SHILOH FACILITY WORK TEAM – Do you want to help us with odd jobs and repair projects that need to be done to keep our facilities ready for ministry?  We would like to add you to an email/text list for our new Shiloh Facilities Work Team.  Please let us know if you are interested by leaving your name, email and/or text phone number with the office or by emailing Tyler. Thanks!  
 
CHRISTMAS CARDS – This year the Grinch did not hang the Christmas stockings  in the fellowship room, but you can still bring your Christmas cards to the church and use the church mailboxes for the cards.  They are located on the table by the front door.  Also, make sure to check your church mailbox on the way out of the building.
 

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Pastor’s Corner for Sunday, December 8, 2019

Click here to watch a video to prepare your heart and mind for our worship Sunday.

People of Shiloh,

Last Sunday we began a series on Joseph, the father of Jesus.  One of the things I asked the congregation to do is go home and check out the age of Joseph in their nativity sets.  We learned in the early church there was a debate about the age of Joseph.  Young or old and I think the vagueness of scripture on this point is a blessing.  It is an invitation to consider that at any age God may call upon us to foster Christ’s love into the world.  We may be called to foster love for people, for creation, and for our world.  If we learn anything from Joseph or most of the characters of the Bible it is that none of them were ever ready, by earthly standards, but nonetheless they were called.

Next Sunday, December 15, Bishop Karen Oliveto will be here to preach and lead worship at Shiloh.  Many of you know that Bishop Karen was the first openly LGBTQ Bishop elected in our denomination.  What many of you don’t know is that I was one of the people who faithfully followed a process to elect Bishop Karen.  I know some of us in our church love that she is our Bishop and are thankful, and others struggle because it feels she broke a rule to become a Bishop.  I am convinced based on my experience of the election process that the Holy Spirit has brought her to our region.  

My belief that the Holy Spirit brought her to us, has not prevented me from finding, at times, deep disagreement with her leadership, and it has also allowed me to be grateful for her courage in how she lives out God’s call on her life.  Wherever you fall on the challenges in our denomination, I encourage you to come hear her Sunday, meet with her, and offer Karen the hospitality our God calls us to.  I know she has a deep calling from God, and a passion to welcome all people into the life-transforming love of Jesus Christ.  I invite you to join us on the 15th at either 8 or 10:15 as she preaches, and at 9 between worship services to meet Bishop Karen.

Enthusiastic Peace,
Pastor Tyler

Our Advent Sermon Series – Watch this Video to learn more.
 
  • SUNDAY IS THE CRAFT AND BAKE SALE!!
  • Please have your Church Directory Picture taken Sunday!
  • Bible Study – Sunday at 9:00 am in the Adult Classroom
  • Chime Choir Practice – Sunday at 9:00 am
  • Children’s Sunday School – Sunday at 10:30 am
  • Faith & Film –Sunday at 5:30 pm
  • 406 Youth United –Sunday-at First UMC- 3:30-7:30 pm
  • Messy Church – Monday at 6:00 pm
  • Adult Bible Study – Monday at 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm 
  • DEEPER DIVE – Tuesday at 10:30 am at Mission Ridge and Noon at Shiloh
  • Shiloh Prayer Group – Tuesday at 11:00 am– 12:00 noon
  • Caregivers – Tuesday at 1:30 pm  
  • Aging Well – Wednesday at 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
  • Trustees – Thursday, Dec. 12 at 6:00 pm

 
DECEMBER WORSHIP – Faithful: Christmas Through the Eyes of Joseph.  This December we will be journeying toward the birth of Christ with a key character to the story of Joseph.  Sometimes we over look this role, but Joseph was a father who helped raise Jesus and care for him.  What courageous action can we learn from the role of raising our savior?
 
HOLIDAY CRAFT AND BAKE SALE AND MINI TREE AUCTION – The Children & Youth Committee is sponsoring a craft and bake sale this Sunday .  Items for the sale can be dropped off before the sale or during the sale.  All proceeds will go to the Children & Youth Ministry.  The auction proceeds will be split between Youth/Children and the Relay for Life Team.  
 
RELAY FOR LIFE – The Relay for Life team will be selling Butter Braids for $15.00 each again this year and they will arrive in time for Christmas.  Please see Pat Montgomery, Liz Stanhope or Susan Hathaway after church on December 8 which will be the last day before the order is sent in.  We thank you for your support of the 2020 Relay for Life team.
DEEPER DIVE… FAITHFUL: CHRISTMAS THROUGH THE EYES OF JOSEPH – Join us as we study the deeper stories of Joseph. This study takes a deeper look at the sermons heard on Sundays and helps us journey with Joseph to the birth of Christ. We will be using a study by UMC Pastor Adam Hamilton. The book for this series is available for $16. Please tell the office if you are interested in purchasing one. They take 2 days to order and receive. The study will meet December 10 and 17; 10:30 am at Mission Ridge and noon at Shiloh.
CHURCH DIRECTORY PICTURES – If you haven’t yet, please have your picture taken for the church directory.  If you would rather email a (landscape format) family and/or an individual to Pam at pam.d@shilohbillings .church.  Thanks!
 
FAITH AND FILM – Back by popular demand! Join us as for an encore presentation of the independent film Find Me on Dec. 8 at 5:30 pm. The movie is about an emotionally wounded accountant who decides to break away from routine and find his missing friend, who left clues for him of her whereabouts throughout National Parks across the West.  Bring a snack and join in the discussion after the film.
 
MESSY CHURCH – Come join us Dec. 9 from 6:00-7:00 pm. We will have a birthday party for Jesus with music, crafts, and cookie decorating!  All ages are welcome!  This is a great time to worship as a family and have a lot of fun too!  We hope to see you there!!! 
 
BISHOP KAREN OLIVETO  – Bishop Karen will be speaking at both the 8:00  am and 10:15 am service on Sunday, December 15th.  There will be a meet and greet with coffee and cookies served after the 8:00 am service. 
 
2019 ANGEL TREE – The 2019 Angel Tree is up! This year, it supports the following: Independence Hall – they request $25 gift cards from Walmart and/or Pantry items. The Tumbleweed program requests the same as Independence Hall but would like gift cards from either Walmart or Target or fast food certificates.  St. John’s: Gifts per individual requests.  Autumn Springs: Gifts per individual requests.  Donations for gift cards can be given by notation of check or in a giving envelope.  There is a list of ideas for Pantry Items in a holder on the Tumbleweed tote next to the Giving Tree. No greeting cards please. Gifts are due back on or before December 15!
 
*NEW* SHILOH FACILITY WORK TEAM – Do you want to help us with odd jobs and repair projects that need to be done to keep our facilities ready for ministry.  We would like to add you to an email/text list for our new Shiloh Facilities Work Team.  Please let us know if you are interested by leaving your name, email and/or number you can receive a text on in the office or by emailing Tyler. Thanks!  
 
FREE STORE – Even though the calendar says we are still in fall, there are days the weather seems more like winter in February.  Consequently, the shoppers are in need of all kinds of winter wear.  We are especially short of mittens for ages 3-12, both sexes.  This church is always so supportive of this important ministry, which is so appreciated! The Free Store is now accepting paper backs. Whenever possible, please drop items off at EUMC (Drop-off  times are available Mon-Wed).  We really appreciate your support!! 
 
 

If you appreciate what Shiloh does, please consider giving to us financially.  You can give online at http://www.shilohbillings.church/give/  Thank you for supporting our work.
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