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May 2nd, 2016

May 7: Shiloh Stroll begins for the summer 9 a.m.
May 7-11: Pastor Lisa on vacation. Jim Morse preaching.
May 8: Women’s Hat Day —Women wear your Oaks/Derby Hat to worship!
May 15: During our Pentecost Sunday celebration we will honor our graduating Seniors: Allison Davidson and
Meagan Winkle. Following our morning worship, we will have a Potluck/Reception for Seniors and our annual Plant
Exchange.
May 22: Heartland District Conference at Christ Church United Methodist, 4614 Brownsboro Road Louisville, KY 40207
from 3:00-4:30.

Pastor Lisa’s Corner

May 2nd, 2016

Your Shiloh Discipleship Team has been meeting regularly since last fall. We have spent time learning and growing together. We have sought to build a healthy team and to hold each other accountable for our own discipleship to Jesus Christ. You see, we cannot lead the congregation where we have not already been. Our team is strong and focused on leading Shiloh in discerning God’s vision and will for us in this place and time.
At this point in time, we are looking at the demographics of our community surrounding Shiloh and looking at the health of our congregation. Thank you to all of you who took the time to fill out the recent survey. We will be discussing the results at our April 30 meeting. Some of the information we received about our area was to be expected, but one stood out in my
mind—folks in our area have a low sense of well-being.
Miriam Webster dictionary gives this as the simple definition for well-being: “the state of being happy, healthy, or successful.” Now our neighbors in this area are predominately prosperous, so this seems to mean that some are struggling with issues in their lives that keep them from being as happy or healthy as they would like. Another section of statistics may help us understand this low sense of well-being. While 36% claim to be conservative evangelical Christians, only 23% feel it is important to attend religious services and an even lower percentage, 15%, say that their faith is really important to them.
In my life, my sense of well-being is related to the health of my relationship with Jesus and with my connection to my church family. If I am worried or anxious this is a call to spend more time with Jesus. When I am sick, I ask God to direct me to the right doctors and I rely on the prayer support of my church family. When I am struggling with breaking unhealthy habits and developing a healthy lifestyle, God supplies me with companions for the journey that will help me keep my eyes on Jesus and hold me accountable for taking care of the “temple of the Holy Spirit.”
I find my greatest joy and sense of purpose when the use of my gifts intersects with the world’s needs. We have the gifts that our community needs right here at Shiloh Church. As we build relationships with our neighbors, co-workers, friends, & family we can help them see that Jesus wants to meet them at their point of need. For some, this will be a need to work on their health. Share some of the ideas we learn from our wellness team or invite them to begin walking with us on the Shiloh Stroll. Others may need to release worries and anxiety, let them know that we can “cast our cares on Christ, for he cares for us.”(1 Peter 5:7) The joy that I see in our church family each week as you greet one another and share in each others lives, joys and sorrows, is something that needs to be shared with others.
In Luke 10:2 Jesus says to the disciples, “ The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields.” Let us work together to be the answer to this prayer for the Goshen area. We are the workers God has called to share the good news of the love of God and the transforming power of his grace to bring healing and wholeness to our broken world.

Shiloh News Flashes

March 26th, 2016

HELP!!!
Do you play golf or know someone who does? Don and I are playing in a golf outing on Monday to raise funds for The Gathering, the UofL Wesley Foundation. We need 2 other people to join us. The foursome is paid for by the Parkers, so all we need is 2 people, who don't mind playing with a very occasional golfer (me). I have only played once since last year!! This is for a very good cause and should be fun!! Help me get the word out!!
South Park Country Club
915 South Park Road
Fairdale, KY 40118
Monday, May 16, 2016
Cost: $300 Per 4 Person Team
Registration Begins at 11:30 AM Shotgun Start at 1:00PM
Includes: 18 holes of golf (including cart), lunch, snacks, dessert, door prizes for each player, and awards.
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The Heartland District Conference
District Conference will be Sunday, May 22 at Christ Church United Methodist, 4614 Brownsboro Road Louisville,
KY 40207 from 3:00-4:30. This conference will be a time of celebrating our first year as a district. We will hear stories of
new ministries and acknowledge some special achievements. Business will include the election of officers for 2017,
approve 2017 budget and prepare for Annual Conference. The Heartland District has been asked to supply hand towels for the Health Kits at Annual Conference. They must be 11X17 in size and cannot be kitchen towels. These can be brought to the District Conference. Lay members that will be attending Conference and Clergy are required to attend, but anyone interested in learning more about the workings of our District is welcome!
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Coming in June:
The Joyful Noise Singers Youth Choir
from St. Thomas United Methodist Church in Manassas, Virginia, will be with us for worship on June 26.

They will lead the morning worship. Each summer they travel to various areas presenting a contemporary, high-energy Christian musical service to various churches and communities. The worship program includes music, drama and dance. Mark your calendars and be sure to join us for this special time of worship.
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LADIES: HATS ON TO YOU!
We were inspired on Easter Sunday to see a delightful hat worn by a Shiloh woman. Wouldn’t it be fun, we thought, for the women/girls to wear hats just one day—a custom that used to be the norm. So we have designated Mothers’ Day to be that day! Have one in a dusty old hat box? A neighbor you can borrow one from? Create your own? Shop a consignment store? Oaks-Derby-Mothers’ Day—wear your hat!
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Pastor Lisa’s Corner

November 8th, 2014

November is here. I can hardly believe it. The beauty of fall will soon lead to colder weather and shorter days! So, I try to keep my focus on the beauty of today. First Thessalonians 5:16-18, helps me keep my attitude in check: “Always be joyful.  Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.”  Gratitude helps us keep our hearts tuned into God’s grace and presence in our lives.  In the midst of all the “bad” news on TV, radio, and social media, we can begin to focus on the negativity and problems of life. When that happens it helps me to focus on the blessings in life. “Giving thanks in all circumstances” gets our focus back on God’s gifts in our lives.
My first blessing in life is Christ. God has transformed my life and continues to love me and work on me daily. Second is Don, my children and family. A strong marriage and good relationships with family are priceless. Don and I are blessed to be appointed here at Shiloh. You have made us feel so welcomed into the church family. I am thankful for a roof over my head and food on the table and so much more. What about you? What blessings can you begin to name?
During November let’s focus on the many blessings God is pouring into our lives. The challenge is to begin to look for them all around us, every day. It is so easy to get caught up in the busyness of life and rush through the day. Will you join me in looking for God at work in our midst?
Rueben Job and Marjorie Thompson call Gratitude the “Hallmark of the heart that knows its Redeemer personally and intimately.”  (Companions in Christ) May we journey through this month drawing closer to Christ our Redeemer as we give thanks for the gift of his love and grace in our lives!

Advent Season

November 8th, 2014

Advent is around the corner! During Advent and Christmas the 6 Oldham County United Methodist ChurchAdvent_Wreathes will be using the theme “Christmas Connections: Connecting with God and Others.” The pastors are working together on the theme, preaching and daily devotions for the congregations during this season.

We all have times of feeling disconnected. In our fast-paced culture it is difficult to make connections.  We live next door to folks and barely know each other. As the Christmas season rolls around these feelings of isolation can deepen. This year let’s make connecting with God and one another the priority for this special time of year.

November 30: “Connecting with Our Neighbors” Luke 2:1-7

December 7: “Honor the Overlooked” Luke 2:8-20

December 14: “Love a Family Member” Matthew 1:18-25

(This will be the Choir Cantata, please consider inviting family and friends to this service!)

 

Next Door Neighbor

November 8th, 2014

clip_image002_thumb.jpgI would like to start by thanking all the wonderful people who helped gather and transport clothes and shoes from St. John’s Consignment sale. And the tremendous effort by soooo many to get them sorted and available for our families. In the last month we have had three babies born. We have also experienced a tragedy. One of the dad’s was killed in an ATV accident last week. That mother and child will now need our help and prayer more than ever.
Though we see about 20-40 families a week they are not all the same families. We have over 60 enrolled and new families join almost every week. The value of this mission is found in the relieved faces and gratitude expressed by the mothers, fathers, and grandparents. However, we are out spending our funds almost every week. It takes about $200 a week to supply just the diaper and wipe needs. Which is about $10 a week per child. As you pledge your giving for the year please consider adopting a family weekly.