Stonehill SDA Church
Newsletter 4/23/2016

Developing Loving Relationships with
hrist and Our Community.

Hello Stonehill Church Family,

We look forward to worshiping with you this Sabbath!

Treasure Quotes
Jesus Calling, Enjoying Peace in His Presence by Sarah Young, page 117
     Listen to me continually. I have much to communicate to you, so many people and situations in need of prayer. I am training you to set your mind on Me more and more, tuning out distractions through the help of My Spirit.
     Walk with Me in holy trust, responding to My initiatives rather than trying to make things fit your plans. I died to set you free, and that includes freedom from compulsive planning. When your mind spins with multitude of thoughts, you cannot hear My voice. A mind preoccupied with planning pays homage to the idol of control. Turn from this idolatry back to Me. Listen to Me and live abundantly!
     Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails – Proverbs 19:21

Sabbath, April 23,7:30-10:30 pm.
Youth Night at Stonehill:
 All youth are invited to a night of fun and food at Stonehill. The event will start with a short vespers program. Then we will have food and games. Parents with children age 7 and younger must stay at the church and help with their child. Older children can be dropped off at the church and picked up at 10:30 p.m. Of course, all parents are welcome to stay. The cost for food and drink is $2 per person. If any young adults or parents are able to help with these events, please contact Fawn Escalante at or Silvia Covarrubias at

Sunday, April 24, 1:00-4:00 pm.
Church Workday!
We need YOU to come help us care for God’s House.
We are going to be cleaning and finishing up some projects around the church. Please bring your tools, a friend, a ladder, another friend, some cleaning rags another friend, and a bucket.
Here is a list of projects we need to complete:
Wash garbage cans
Wash tables and chairs
Wash windows
Clean the refrigerators
Clean the ovens (convection and regular)
Mount the projector screen in the board room
Mount the lights upstairs
Bring wood, batting and burlap downstairs from A/V room, to be thrown away
Move the Pathfinder trailer out of the dirt
Weed flowerbeds
Shred papers
Refreshments will be provided!

Worship Service
Praise in Giving: Our Local Church Budget
Some Christians believe that giving is for the rich. But Jesus taught His followers that giving is not about quantity. The widow gave two mites, all she had (Luke 21:2). Those two mites equal about one-fifth of a cent today. Let us give sacrificially to our local congregation today. May the Lord bless us as we give our all to Him.
The Message: “Maaahvelous” - Scripture: Psalm 8:3-5 - Pastor Eugene Kitney
Elder of the Day: Chris Kolliniatis  |  512.517.6035
Deacon of the Day: Carlton Hackett  |  512.484.7558

Finance Chart

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 envelop.  All
     unmarked and loose offering is used to support our Local Budget.
4.  Save labels (Morning Star, Loma Linda, Worthington). 
     Kellogg Corporation supports NAD mission projects for collected labels.

    Flowers up front: If you would
    like to donate a floral bouquet
    for our platform to celebrate
    a special occasion or just
    because,contact Rhona Ballarta,



Sabbath, April 23

Fellowship Lunch - Invite a Guest Home
Stonehill Church Choir Practice, 1:30-2:30
Pathfinder Meeting, 4:30-7:30 pm
Youth Night at Stonehill, 7:30-10:30 pm

Week of April 24-29
Sunday Spring Cleaning at Stonehill, 1:00-4:00 pm.
Tuesday: Prayer Group. A weekly session devoted to praying for our school, the parents, teachers, and students. It will meet at the school at 8:15 am.
Tuesday: Church Board Meeting, 7:00-9:00 pm

Sabbath, April 30
Education Sabbath
Fellowship Lunch - Peter Walker’s Class
Stonehill Church Choir Practice, 1:30-2:30

Dates to Remember

Stonehill Christian Academy 1st 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 on May 1st, 2016 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 30, 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.
Healing Heart Cantata, May 7, 11:00 am.
Texas Conference Church Planting Rally, Stonehill Church, May 14, 2:00 pm.
Stonehill Choir Concert: Sing in the Spirit
Date/Time: Saturday, May 14 @ 6:30 pm (at Stonehill)
What: Spaghetti dinner and choir concert
Suggested donation for the food: $5.
Come for the Church Planting Rally and stay for the spaghetti dinner and beautiful music afterwards.
Women's Ministries Retreat “Being Light in a Dark World”, September 23-25, 2016 at La Torretta Resort and Spa 600 La Torretta Blvd. Montgomery TX  77356 - See more at:

Job Opportunities
Stonehill SDA Church is accepting applications for a part time administrative assistant for church and part time school secretary. Submit your resume to Pastor Kitney, or Ellen Jensen, ASAP.

Stonehill Christian Academy is now accepting applications for a part time assistant for our Summer Camp program running June 1 through July 31. The schedule would be 1:00-6:00 pm. Contact Chinyere Ukegbu at 512-763-2776 for more details. Submit resume to High School education required.
* School Treasurer - Requires accounting experience and a desire to help our school succeed. Please contact Brent Holm at 512-966-3501 for details.

* After School Care Aide - is now accepting applications. Please see the school website or contact Chinyere Ukegbu at 512.763.2776 for more details.

Children’s Ministries: Children's activity bags are available to our visitors and members during the service and can be found near the greeters table by the main entrance. Please remember to return them at the end of the service. If you are interested in helping with or leading out in this ministry, please contact Amber Lovett at

Prayer List 
Please remember these requests in your daily prayers:
Special Emphasis: The nominating committee
June Schoonover - broken hip
Emilie Pacheco - health issues
Wes Rippey (Joline Whichelow’s friend) - recovering from heart attack
Limari’s aunt - health issues
Stephen Hackett (Carlton’s brother) - recovering from heart attack
Tina Okrah - facial palsy
Isolde Whichelow (Eric’s mother) - health issues.
Yolanda Jacoby (Roberto’s sister’s mother-in-law) - stage 4 cancer
Kris Fiala (Eric Whichelow’s friend) - hysterectomy
Adrianna Baca’s grandmother - very sick
Diane Yates (Sarah Wolverton’s friend) - breast cancer
Demi Garduque (Chinyere Ukegbu’s friend) - end stage renal disease
Laurie (Hutchison’s daughter) - breast cancer
Bill Price (Corky’s husband) - recovering from accident
Matthew Walker - cancer is in remission
David Stone (Sue Peugh's friend) - Leukemia
James (Hutchison’s friend) - Lymphoma
Karin (Brent and Meri's friend) - Breast cancer
Grace Byrd (daughter of Amber Lovett’s friend) - Leukemia
Lukas (Sue Peugh’s great nephew) - health issues
Elias Taylor (Alicia’s 3-year-old son) - high blood pressure
Jim Underwood (friend of the Julers) - brain cancer
Kaitlyn Jankovsky (daughter of the Ballarta’s friend) - Leukemia
Teatsy Farris - lung cancer
Thomas Taylor - nursing home

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

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, Meri Holm at


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Have a Blessed Day!

Meri Holm
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
22-24  Adventurers’ - Central
       TX Camp
23   Invite a Guest Home for
23   Stonehill Choir Practice
23   Pathfinder Meeting
23   Youth Night at Stonehill
24   Spring Cleaning at
26   Church Board Meeting
30   Education Sabbath
30   Fellowship Lunch - Peter
       Walker’s Class
30   Stonehill Choir Practice
 1    Stonehill Christian
       Academy Walk-a-thon
 1    Guys’ Table Tennis
 7    Stonehill 101 Class
 7    Healing Heart Cantata
 7    Fellowship Lunch -
       Young Adults & Young
       Professionals Classes
 7    Stonehill Choir Practice
 7    Adventurers’ Meeting
 8    Mother’s Day
14   Fellowship Lunch - All
14   TX Conference - Church
       Planting Rally
14   Pathfinder Meeting
14   Stonehill Choir Concert
15   Finance Committee
17   Church Board Meeting
11-16  Vacation Bible School
       at Stonehill
21-August 7  Family Camp at
       Lake Whitney
23-25     Women’s Ministries


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

Members we encourage you, to invite guests to join you in line. If you stay for lunch please help us with the cleanup afterwards.

Our mailing address is:
Stonehill Seventh-day Adventist Church

P.O. Box 1309
Pflugerville, TX 78691

Church Office Hours:
Monday through Thursday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm


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