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October 8, 2017 – Pastor’s Corner

A message from our Pastor – 

Each week I will share a Pastor’s Corner or a member of our congregation will write a message.  These will come out on Friday of each week and will include reminders of the topic for Sunday Worship.  We hope this ministry brings blessings to you wherever you are on life’s journey.  
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Over this past week, I have seen the degrees of separation between myself and the awful events that happened in Las Vegas, grow smaller each day.  My family knew one of the people at the concert that night, members of our congregation knew another.  This event reveals how devastating acts of violence can be and the ripple effects they can have on a community and our nation. 
            Violence riddled the nation of Israel during Jesus’ time too.  It is why he shared the statement, “Happy are people who make peace, because they will be called children of God (Matthew 5:9 CEB).”  Jesus knew that if we were to be a better people, to be closer to God we had to seek out peace in all its forms, and we would have to work for it.  After this week and the trauma we have seen, it is clear that there is a lot of work to do. 
            I invite you to prayerfully consider what we might do to stop violence from happening.  How might we be called to curb this awful cycle we are on?  There is no simple answer, and even as answers come to this incident and about what caused it, they will not answer the compelling question of how we reduce violence in our world, our country and our communities. 
            In the meantime, pray, pray for the victims, the first responders, those families impacted.  Pray also for the perpetrator of this violence, as Jesus taught us to do.  Pray deep in your hearts that we might see an end of violence, and pray that God might open us to opportunities to stop violence, and prevent it. 
 
Blessings,
Pastor Tyler
 
Dear God,
Let our lives be free from violence,
And when it cannot let it be free from fear,
And when we feel fear, help us know your love,
Jesus help us to be the peacemakers you called us to be.
Amen

Worship on Sunday – Half Truths: “God Helps Those Who Help Themselves”
Video – https://www.facebook.com/shilohbillings.church/videos/1717022464986558/
 
There are several phrases that are associated with the Bible, phrases that are said at different times in our culture to evoke faith, and yet they are not in the scriptures anywhere.  Each of these phrases has the power to both endear people to our faith and frighten others away.  Over the next 5 weeks we will be exploring some of these phrases, seeking God’s presence in them, and dispelling the pieces of them that cause harm to others in the faith journey.

Worship begins at 8:00 am and 10:15 am on Sunday and childcare is provided. 

Reminders for the Shiloh Community

Choir practice starts at 9:00 on Sunday. 

“Animate” (Adult Bible Study) begins at 9:00 am in the Education Wing.  This is a multi-media class that focuses on seven aspects of faith: God, Religion,Jesus, Salvation, the Cross, the Bible and the Church. 

We will assemble dry soup mixes after each service.  These soup mixes are distributed to the Free Store, the Rescue Mission and the Women and Family Shelter.

Caregivers Support Group meets Tuesday at 1:30 pm. 

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University will be held at the church on Tuesday at 6:30 pm. Childcare is provided. 

 

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October 2017 Newsletter

Fall harvest is upon us, please check out the newsletter to find out all the places Shiloh is supporting your faith journey.
 
 

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