Stonehill SDA Church
Newsletter 9/23/2017

Developing Loving Relationships with
hrist and Our Community.

Hello Stonehill Church Family,

We look forward to worshiping with you this Sabbath!


1st Reading Incoming Transfers
Jason Reece from Walla Walla City SDA Church, WA
Candice Reece from Walla Walla City SDA Church, WA
Onisty Reece from Walla Walla City SDA Church, WA
Cliffton Parks from Hillcrest SDA Church, Dayton, OH
Ciara Parks from Hillcrest SDA Church, Dayton, OH


Pastor Kitney will be out of the country this next week until October 3, 2017. Please contact one of the local elders for any pastoral needs during this time. Thank you.


We have a guest, with 2 children, who is needing a ride to church from the Pflugerville area. They are in town visiting for a while. If you are able to help provide transportation one or more Sabbaths during the next several months, please let Teresa know ( or 512-537-1844) which Sabbaths you are available so the transportation can be coordinated.


Instant Church Directory: Please check to verify your Instant Church Directory information is current. The Instant Church Directory is for all attending members. If you would like to be added to the Instant Church Directory or need to update your information please see Meri in the foyer after church. You only have access to the Instant Church Directory if you are in the Instant Church Directory.


Our church is growing by 3 little ones due in late October to early November. A triple baby shower will be held for Maureen Wheeler (expecting a boy &n registered at Buy Buy Baby), Caroline Cortez Benjarano (expecting a girl & registered at Babies R Us) and Latrese Asugha (expecting a boy & registered at Target). The shower will be held at the church on Sunday, October 8, from 3:00 - 5:00 pm. Please bring any gifts unwrapped but labeled TO Mother's name and FROM your name and they will be displayed at the shower. A money tree will be available at the shower for money to be clipped to, if that is your preference, and the money collected will be evenly distributed among the 3 mothers. You may also pre-give mmoney to Gloria Kolliniatis, Fabiola Spickard or Jane Cross which will be tracked and split between the mothers. Bring a food dish to share potluck style. We hope to see you there so we can make this a special day for each mother!


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.)


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.


Prayer time for Stonehill Christian Academy. All those who would like to join in prayer for our faculty, staff and families, please meet by the lunch tables in the sanctuary at 8:05-8:30am every Thursday morning. If you have any questions or requests, contact Beth Sinha at or 540-588-8291.

Worship Service
Praise in Giving: Local Church Budget
Praise in Music:
The Message: Racing Up the Steps – John 13:2-5 – Pastor Eugene Kitney
Communion Service
Elder in charge: David Onsongo  |  512.970.2862
Deacon in charge: Chijioke Nwachukwu  |  512.293.1622
Greeters this week: Merv & Roscell


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

Stewardship Principles
…confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9 NIV
2.             WORSHIP THE CREATOR
Worship Him who made the heaven, the earth, the sea and the springs of water. Revelation 14:6 NIV
Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse. Malachi 3:8-11NIV
4.             GIVE GENEROUSLY
You shall generously give to Him, and your heart shall not be grieved when you give to Him…Deuteronomy 15:10 NSAB
There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up. Proverbs 21:20 KJV

Fellowship Lunch Host
Sept 23   Roberto Torres SS class
Sept 30   Asian Group
Oct 7      Myrna Cogan SS class
Oct 14    Children’s Ministries

Sabbath, September 23
Baptismal studies, Earliteen, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch, Roberto Torres SS class
Pathfinders, regular meeting
Adventurers, Induction
Choir Practice
Week of September 24-29
Sunday, Adventurers, Central TX Area Fun Day
Monday, Karate with Pastor Kitney
Tuesday, Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University class, 7pm
Wednesday, Karate with Pastor Kitney – no class
Friday, Sunset 2 Sunset
Sabbath, September 30
Fellowship Lunch, Asian group
Choir Practice
Dates to Remember
Pastor Appreciation Month, October
Guys’ Table Tennis, October 1
Triple Baby Shower, October 8
Youth and Family Fun Night, Stonehill Soccer – 6:30 to 9pm, Round Rock Multipurpose Complex, Field 4, October 14
Finance Committee Meeting, October 15
Church Board Meeting, October 17
Adventurer Family Camp, October 20-22



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

Special Emphasis: Please pray for all the first responders, leaders, volunteers, and those affected by the hurricanes and flooding.
Eddie Stevens (Rhona’s nephew) – in ICU
Arcelia Cortez – on hospice
Joan Anderson - poor health
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
Grace Byrd (daughter of Amber Lovett’s friend) - Leukemia
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

Challenged and Victorious
When Janeesh [Jahn-EESH] was diagnosed with cancer and given only six months to live, his neighbors said they knew why: It was because he had become a Seventh-day Adventist. And he had dared to argue with a Sunday-keeping pastor. Two years later, Janeesh is alive and well in southern India. People listen with astonishment as he speaks about Jesus. “When I tell them about the truth as it is written in the Bible, they eagerly listen because I am speaking from my own experience,” says 30-year-old Janeesh.
Janeesh grew up worshipping in a Christian church in a rural village. As a young adult, he studied at a seminary. While studying, Adventist friends invited him to attend a Friday evening worship service. The pastor spoke about bible prophecy that evening, and Janeesh took careful notes. He asked many questions and then asked his seminary teachers for more information. When he heard about the seventh-day Sabbath, he wanted to prove it wrong. He again went to the seminary teachers and asked for Bible verses to prove that Sunday was the correct day of worship. The teachers could not help him. So, he attended the Adventist church on Saturdays and his home church on Sundays. After a time, he decided to be baptized and left the seminary in which he had been studying to enroll at an Adventist seminary.
A year later his father died, and Janeesh returned home to care for his mother. He shared his faith with neighbors and friends. He and several friends gave out tracts and organized a 3 day meeting to share the three angels’ messages. Many attended and asked questions. A Sunday-keeping pastor invited Janeesh and his friends to discuss the seventh-day Sabbath at his church. The pastor and his church members ended up accepting the Sabbath. But other Christians in town fought back. They organized their own 3 day meetings with a young pastor to present against the seventh-day Sabbath. When the pastor asked if anyone had doubts about the holiness of Sunday, Janeesh and his friends shared many Bible texts about the Sabbath. This left the young pastor speechless. After these meetings, many villagers looked at Janeesh with astonishment and respect. Some started taking Bible lessons.
That is when Janeesh was diagnosed with cancer. Some Protestant pastors and church members said God was punishing Janeesh for becoming an Adventist. Janeesh struggled with his faith. He grew discouraged and stopped taking about his faith for several weeks. His friends urged him not to lose heart. While still taking chemotherapy, Janeesh started to give bible studies again. He and his friends also conducted meetings about the Sabbath. Eight young people were baptized. Then Janeesh rented a small room and started giving Bible studies twice a week and organized prayer meetings in the room too. Doctors have not declared Janeesh to be free of cancer. But they admit that they were wrong when they said he only had six months to live. Today he looks healthy, and he says he feels healthy. “I am a living witness that God cares for me,” Janeesh says. “As a living witness, it is easy to tell the truth to others.”

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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

22  Sunset 2 Sunset
23  Baptismal studies, Earliteen, Pastor’s study
23  Fellowship Lunch – Roberto Torres SS class
23  Pathfinders, regular meeting
23  Adventurers, induction service
23  Choir practice
24  Adventurers, Central TX Area Fun Day
25  Karate with Pastor Kitney
26  Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University class
27  Karate with Pastor Kitney – no class
29  Sunset 2 Sunset
30  Fellowship Lunch – Asian group
30  Choir practice
1    Guys’ Table Tennis
2    Karate with Pastor Kitney – no class
3    Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University class
4    Karate with Pastor Kitney
6    Sunset 2 Sunset
7    Stonehill 101 class, Pastor’s study
7    Fellowship Lunch – Myrna Cogan’s SS class
7    Choir practice
8    Triple baby shower
9    Karate with Pastor Kitney
10  Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University class
11  Karate with Pastor Kitney
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
15  Finance Committee Meeting
16  Karate with Pastor Kitney
17  Church Board Meeting
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
20-22   Adventurers Family Camp, Lake Whitney
23  Karate with Pastor Kitney
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

*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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