Stonehill SDA Church
Newsletter 10/14/2017

Developing Loving Relationships with
hrist and Our Community.

Hello Stonehill Church Family,

We look forward to worshiping with you this Sabbath!



Youth & Family Fun Night - Soccer on October 14
On October 14, we'll have vespers and night soccer. It will from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Round Rock Multipurpose Complex, E. Old Settlers Blvd. @ Kenney Fort Blvd. Go to Field 4. Bring shin guards, if you want to play. Bring chairs and hang out with us. Bring money to buy food and drinks to benefit Stonehill Christian Academy. (No pets allowed.)


Stonehill Christian Academy invites you to their Annual International Festival, which will be Sunday, October 29 from 2:00-6:00 pm at 4301 Kelly Ln. Pflugerville, TX 78660. We hope you'll join us as we celebrate and share our diversity.  There will be soccer, a bounce house, food, fashion, and music from around the world!  All proceeds benefit SCA Expansion!   If you can sponsor a booth from your country please complete the form by October 20 at:  Serving sizes should be small $2-$3 sample sizes. You may also contact Chinyere Ukegbu or Adrianna Baca
 with the country and food or drink items you will provide.  If you are unable to attend but would still like to support the effort, you may mark a tithe envelope 'SCA Expansion' and mail it to Stonehill SDA church at the above address. 


The new Pathfinder year is under way! It's not too late to join. Our next meeting is October 14th. Please turn in your completed forms ASAP.  We also have youths that need financial sponsorship. Please contact the staff for more details.


To make a contribution to the Cortez family to help with medical expenses for Arcelia Cortez, go to




Hearing Assist equipment is available: A limited number of personal audio devices are available during church service. Bring your own preferred earphones if you'd like. Please let one of the deacons or AV personnel know if you have need for hearing assist equipment.



Worship Service
Praise in Giving: Voice of Prophecy/La Voz de la Esperanza
Praise in Music:


The Message: The Revelation of Jesus Christ - Pastor Eugene Kitney

Elder in charge: Chris Kolliniatis  |  512.517.6035
Deacon in charge:
Greeters this week: Noemi & Ruben



Did you know?………
it takes $25 per attending person each week to meet the Stonehill Church budget.

Fellowship Lunch Host
Oct 14    Children’s Ministries
Oct 21    Ellen Jensen SS class
Oct 28    Deacons/Deaconess
Nov 4     African Group

Sabbath, October 14
Baptismal Studies, adults, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch, Children’s Ministries
Pathfinders and Adventurers, regular meeting
Choir Practice
Youth and Family Fun Night, Stonehill Soccer – 6:30 to 9pm, Round Rock Multipurpose Complex, Field 4, October 14
Week of October 15-20
Sunday, Adventurer picnic at Pfluger Park
Sunday, Finance Committee Meeting
Monday, Karate with Pastor Kitney
Tuesday, Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University class, 7pm
Wednesday, Karate with Pastor Kitney
Friday, Sunset 2 Sunset
Sabbath, October 21
Baptismal Studies, teens, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch, Ellen Jensen SS class
Choir Practice
Dates to Remember
Pastor Appreciation Month, October
Church Board Meeting, October 24
SCA Annual International Festival, October 29



Prayer List 
Prayer Warriors, please remember these requests in your daily prayers:

Special Emphasis: Please pray for the people in Northern California suffering from devastation by fire.
Gary and Lynn Marquis and family members – recovering from auto accident
Cortez family after the passing of Arcelia
Louis Escalante – surgery
Eddie Stevens (Rhona’s nephew) – in the hospital
Joan Anderson - poor health
Flavia Elmore – in hospice for cancer
Rhonda Spickard (Adam’s mother) – health problems
Daniel Christian (Bob’s son) – spiritual issues
Demi Garduque (Chinyere Ukegbu’s friend) - end stage renal disease
Diane Yates (Sarah Wolverton’s friend) – breast cancer
Elizabeth Cole (Ciara Parks mother) – health issues
Guy Daluz – full-time employment needed
Helen Ing (Eileen deJong’s mother) – health issues
Jim Underwood (friend of the Julers) – brain cancer
Jorge Cisneros (husband of Elda Guillet) – obtain Visa to enter the USA
Julie Davis (Ann Daluz’ sister) – mental and health issues
Julieth Dick – health issues
Kaitlyn Jankovsky (daughter of the Ballarta’s friend) - Leukemia
Kris Hoch (friend of Chris Huggins) – stage IV pancreatic cancer
Lynn Marquis’ father – recovering from colon surgery
Lynn Marquis’ mother – recovering from broken hip and surgery
Maureen Utz (Meri Holm’s friend) – severe health issue with leg
Michael Christian (Bob’s son) - Lymphoma
Miguel Guillet – health issues
Patty Titus (Brent’s sister-in-law’s sister) – soft tissue carcinoma
Robert Juler – needs work
Steve Budd (Silvia Covarrubias’ brother-in-law) – bone tumor
Teatsy Farris – lung cancer
Vicki Davie (friend of Joline and Eric Whichelow) – breast cancer
Yolanda Jacoby (Roberto’s sister’s mother-in-law) – stage 4 cancer
Zalina Williams – recovering from kidney tumor surgery

If you have a prayer request or praise, send it to 


Mission Ministry

Sabbath-Loving Janitor
Yelena has every reason to be distressed. She lost her job because of the Sabbath last year. After a period of unemployment, she found work as a low-paid janitor. Now she is receiving death threats because of her desire to help another woman keep the Sabbath in Kazakhstan. Yelena’s troubles began when the pipe production company where she had worked for five years decided to expand its work week to six days from the previous five. Yelena had disclosed during her job interview in 2011 that she observed the biblical seventh-day Sabbath, and her supervisor had replied: “No problem. We only work five days a week. Your Sabbath will fall on your weekend.” But the company changed its work schedule in 2016, citing economic conditions, and Yelena had no choice but to leave.
After two months of unemployment, an Adventist friend helped her find a part-time janitorial job at a pawnshop. Yelena also received training as a massage therapist, allowing her to volunteer at a community health center operated by her church. Her work as a massage therapist led her to Grandmother Faina, as she affectionately calls the 75-year-old woman. Grandmother Faina suffered pain from an accident in her youth and Yelena agreed to give her 10 daily sessions for free. Grandmother Faina’s health improved over the 10 days and at the last lesson, Yelena invited her to study the Bible together. Grandmother Faina accepted what she heard in the Bible studies and her lifestyle began to change. But Grandmother Faina’s adult son, Pavel, was furious. He threatened Yelena, telling her he would kill her if she set foot in the house again. The lessons stopped for 2 weeks but resumed over the phone while Pavel was at work. When Pavel lost his job and was in the house all day, the lessons stopped again for 2 weeks.
The church members prayed that the son would find work. “God heard our prayers,” Yelena said. Pavel found work and the Bible lessons resumed. “When we pray, Grandmother Faina praises God that she was able to meet people who could help her live a healthier life and get to know Him,” Yelena said. “Last Sabbath she called me and asked me to pass greetings to the whole church.” Yelena said it can be difficult to reach people in the world with the gospel. But she said she was willing to do whatever it takes – even losing her job and working for low wages – if it meant that she could obey God and share her faith.

Church directory: You can access our church directory through the Instant Church Directory app, available for your Android, Amazon, or Apple device. Our directory is always being updated by our Communications Team. If you want to update your directory information, or if you have any questions about the directory, you can contact our administrative assistant, Teresa Serl at


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Have a Blessed Day!

Teresa Serl
Administrative Assistant, Church Office       
(512) 537-1844

**If you want to become a member or transfer membership from another church please get in contact with Meri Holm or email

Calendar of Events
13  Sunset 2 Sunset
14  Baptismal studies, adults, Pastor’s study
14  Fellowship Lunch – Children’s Ministries
14  Pathfinders and Adventurers, regular meeting
14  Choir practice
14  Youth and Family Fun Night, Soccer
15  Adventurer picnic at Pfluger Park
15  Finance Committee Meeting
16  Karate with Pastor Kitney
17  Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University class
18  Karate with Pastor Kitney
20  Sunset 2 Sunset
21  Baptismal studies, teens, Pastor’s study
21  Fellowship Lunch – Ellen Jensen SS class
21  Choir practice
23  Karate with Pastor Kitney
24  Church Board Meeting
24  Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University class
25  Karate with Pastor Kitney
27  Sunset 2 Sunset
28  Baptismal studies, Earliteen, Pastor’s study
28  Fellowship Lunch – Deacons/Deaconess
28  Adventurers and Pathfinders, regular meeting
28  Choir practice
29  SCA Annual International Festival
30  Karate with Pastor Kitney
30  Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University class
1    Karate with Pastor Kitney
3    Sunset 2 Sunset
4    Stonehill 101 Class, Pastor’s office
4    Fellowship Lunch – African group
4    Pathfinder and Adventurers, regular meeting
4    Choir
5    Daylight Saving Time ends
5    Guys’ Table Tennis
6    Karate with Pastor Kitney
7    Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University class
8    Karate with Pastor Kitney
10  Sunset 2 Sunset
11  Baptismal Studies, adults, Pastor’s office
11  Fellowship lunch – Spanish SS class
11  Choir practice
11  Youth and Family Fun Night


*The lunch host is responsible for coordinating the receiving/placement of dishes and cleanup. 

Members we encourage you to invite guests to join you at a table. If you stay for lunch please help us with the cleanup afterwards.

Our mailing address is:
Stonehill Seventh-day Adventist Church

4301 Kelly Lane
Pflugerville, TX 78660

Church Office Hours:
Monday through Friday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


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