Stonehill SDA Church
Newsletter 4/29/2017

Developing Loving Relationships with
hrist and Our Community.

Hello Stonehill Church Family,

We look forward to worshiping with you this Sabbath!


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Outgoing Transfers
Timothy Jones to Jersey City Heights SDA Church, NJ
Darell Tuell to Cedar Park Hill Country SDA Church, TX
Sandra Tuell to Cedar Park Hill Country SDA Church, TX
Jotham Wade Durante from Granite Shoals SDA Church, TX


This Sabbath, April 29, Orton Verona, headmaster at North Dallas Adventist Academy, will be speaking on Adventist Education at Stonehill for the worship service. He will also be having a discussion after lunch about growing our school. Everyone interested are invited to attend.


Stonehill Christian Academy 2nd Annual Walk-A-Thon: Save the date and your money to participate in and sponsor SCA students to walk a 5K at the Pflugerville Lake Park this Sunday, April 30th, 2017 at 8:00 am.  Registration fee for non SCA student participants will be $25.  You may turn fees in with the completed registration form in the bulletin in a tithe envelope marked "Walk-a-thon Registration" by April 29, or on the day of the event.  All proceeds will benefit SCA.  Make plans now to attend and if you can't, please find a student to sponsor.


School Garden: Please don’t leave food in the school garden. It is attracting bugs and ants. Thank you.


The deacons will be in charge of breakfast and lunch for May 13, 2017, the Sabbath before Mother’s Day. All those who would like to help, please contact Eldon.


The Junior class is collecting personal care items for the Storehouse. There is a decorated box in the lobby for all donations. Contact Beth Sinha for any questions,


Cruise/Mission - A Vacation with Purpose. The Center for Youth Evangelism’s 10th anniversary cruise is setting sail December 10-17, 2017, from Ft. Lauderdale Florida. If you are interested in joining this “vacation with a purpose” cruise, contact CYE at 800-968-8428 or CWM@CTE.ORG. For more information visit their website at WWW.CYE.ORG/CWM and/or pick up one of the postcards in the front lobby by the bulletin board.


There will be a Mission Trip to Chile in South America this summer. The dates are August 1- 10, 2017. Cost per person is $500; which covers room and board, food, excursion and project materials. Each person is responsible for purchasing their own airline ticket. there will be a flight to Santiago Chile (airport code SCL) and from Santiago to the local area. Projects include building a large Sabbath school classroom for children and upgrading Kitchen. If you are interested in going on this mission trip, or supporting the project with your prayers and or finances, please contact sister Stacey-Ann of the Austin Central SDA church at 203-690-0690 for more information. All travel outside the US requires a Passport.


Stonehill Christian Academy news.

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: NAD Evangelism

Praise in Music: SCA Students

The Message: Orton Verona

Elder in charge: Brent Holm  |  512.966.3501
Deacon in charge: Greg Peterson  |  512.348.1393
Greeters this week: The Covarrubias


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

1. Local Budget - provides for our church ministries, building, and mortgage.
2. Tithe - sent to Texas Conference for administrative support in Texas and worldwide church.
3. Mark specific donations on your offering envelope.  All unmarked and loose offering is used to support our Local Budget. Please print first and last name clearly on envelopes. Or give online from our website
4. Save labels (Morning Star, Loma Linda, Worthington). Kellogg Corporation supports NAD mission projects for collected labels.

Fellowship Lunch Host
April 29 Myrna Cogan SS class
May 6    Children’s Ministries
May 13  Deacons
May 20  Ellen Jensen SS class

Sabbath, April 29
SCA Education Sabbath
Fellowship Lunch – Myrna Cogan SS class
Choir practice
Week of April 30 – May 5
Sunday, SCA Walk-a-thon
Monday, Karate with Pastor Kitney
Wednesday, Karate with Pastor Kitney
Friday, Sunset 2 Sunset
Sabbath, May 6
Stonehill 101 Class, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch – Children’s Ministries
Choir practice
Dates to Remember
Prayer time for SCA, every Thursday morning 8:05-8:30am
Home & School Fundraiser Walk-a-thon, April 30
Pathfinder Year End Game/Social Night, May 13
Adventurers Picnic at Pfluger Park, May 21
SCA Graduation/Award Night, May 25



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

Special Emphasis: Pastor Kitney and his family
Teatsy Farris husband Owen passed away
Vicki Davie (friend of Joline and Eric Whichelow) – breast cancer
Guy Daluz – employment needed
Julie Davis (Ann Daluz’ sister) – health issues
Jorge Cisneros (husband of Elda Guillet) – obtain Visa to enter the USA
Vince Montez (friend of Ballartas) – kidney cancer
David Jensen family
Germaine Brown
Julieth Dick – recovering from surgery
Joan (Lindy Posadas’ sister-in-law) – health issues
Tina Okrah – facial palsy
Steve Budd (Silvia Covarrubias’ brother-in-law) – bone tumor
Helen Ing (Eileen deJong’s mother) – health issues
Demi Garduque (Chinyere Ukegbu’s friend) - end stage renal disease
Diane Yates (Sarah Wolverton’s friend) – breast cancer
Grace Byrd (daughter of Amber Lovett’s friend) - Leukemia
Isolde Whichelow (Eric’s mother) – health issues
James (Hutchison’s friend) - Lymphoma
Jim Underwood (friend of the Julers) – brain cancer
Kaitlyn Jankovsky (daughter of the Ballarta’s friend) - Leukemia
Laurie (Hutchison’s daughter) – breast cancer
Pastor Kitney’s brother – health issues
Teatsy Farris – lung cancer
Yolanda Jacoby (Roberto’s sister’s mother-in-law) – stage 4 cancer

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


Mission Ministry

Joyce’s Surprise
It was hard telling Joyce that she was failing many of her classes, but as the principal it was something that needed to be done. “I have a baby,” the 16-year-old girl replied after a long silence. “He cries all night, and I have no time to study.” Joyce’s mother refused to help her, saying that Joyce decided to have a baby so she could take care of it on her own. I assured her I would do what I could to help and that Jesus loved her very much. If she would let Him, He could help her face her life. Joyce said yes to letting Jesus into her life and started a journey that day that would turn her life around. She started Bible studies with the chaplain as well as mentoring to learn how to care for her baby. Her mother eventually found someone to help watch the baby so Joyce could succeed in school. One day Joyce told me that she had given her heart to Jesus and was going to be baptized. My heart sang.
Our Adventist secondary school in Gabon is a real mission school. Most of our students are non-Adventist, and we have many non-Christian children who struggle with addictions. Once such student is Corneille who struggled with alcohol and drugs. He was a difficult, disrespectful student. I prayed for patience and love in dealing with Corneille. Our chaplain started studying the Bible with him and entrusting him with responsibilities at school. He also prayed with Corneille each morning. Gradually, Corneille began to change. He now listens in class and gathers his friends to talk about Jesus. One day, I asked my students whether they believed that a person could change his behavior. One girl eagerly raised her hand. “Yes!” she said excitedly. “Because of Corneille.”
Our mission at our Seventh-day Adventist secondary school is to help children know Jesus and enable them to become His disciples. The Thirteenth Sabbath Offering this quarter will help build another secondary school in Gabon so that we can reach many more children for Christ. Thank you for your generous support.

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
28  Sunset 2 Sunset
29  SCA Education Sabbath
29  Fellowship Lunch – Myrna Cogan SS class
29  Choir practice
30  Home & School Fundraiser Walk-a-thon
1    Karate with Pastor Kitney
3    Karate with Pastor Kitney
5    Sunset 2 Sunset
6    Stonehill 101 Class
6    Fellowship Lunch – Children’s Ministries
6    Choir practice
7    Guys’ Table Tennis
8    Karate with Pastor Kitney
10  Karate with Pastor Kitney
12  Sunset 2 Sunset
13  Baptismal studies, adult, Pastor’s office
13  Fellowship lunch – Deacons
13  Choir practice
13  Adventurer regular meeting
13  Pathfinder Year End Game/Social Night
14  Finance Committee Meeting
15  Karate with Pastor Kitney
16  Church Board Meeting
17  Karate with Pastor Kitney
19  Sunset 2 Sunset
20  Baptismal studies, teens (age 14-17), Pastor’s office
20  Fellowship Lunch – Ellen Jensen SS class
20  Choir practice
21  Adventurers, Picnic at Pfluger Park
22  Karate with Pastor Kitney
24  Karate with Pastor Kitney
25  SCA Graduation/Award Night
26  Sunset 2 Sunset


*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
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


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