Stonehill SDA Church
Newsletter 12/2/2017

Developing Loving Relationships with
hrist and Our Community.

Hello Stonehill Church Family,

We look forward to worshiping with you this Sabbath!

Treasure Quotes
One of my favorite hymns:
All to Jesus I surrender,
all to Him I freely give;
I will ever love and trust Him,
In His presence daily live.
I surrender all,
I surrender all.
All to Thee, my Blessed Saviour,
I surrender all.
But does the way I live my life make people think the lyrics are:
Some to Jesus I surrender,
some to Him I reluctantly give;
I will sporatically love and trust Him,
in His presence occasionally live.
I surrender some,
I surrender some.
Some to Thee, my blessed Savior,
I surrender some.


Georgetown SDA Church is hosting a fundraising to benefit ADRA, Adventist Education and Community Service. Winter/Spaghetti Dinner Concert on December 02, 2017 @ 5:00 p.m. Please come and support your sister church. If you have any talent and would like to be a part of this concert, please call Josie Lacanaria at
(808)228-3252. We look forward to seeing you and thank you for your support.


Stonehill Christian Academy will be performing a Christmas musical "In a Galilee Far, Far Away" for church on Sabbath December 9, 2017.


Join us for a fun night of dinner and bowling on Saturday, December 9!
Chipotle (
2424 FM 685, Pflugerville) is hosting a fundraiser for our school. You can eat dinner there anytime between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. When you mention you're with Stonehill Christian Academy, they will donate 50% of the proceeds to the school.
If you want to bowl after you eat, we suggest getting to Chipotle sometime between 6-7:30 p.m. After you eat, just go 1 mile down the same road, and meet us at Spare Time (
1724 FM 685, Pflugerville).
We reserved and paid for bowling lanes from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. You need to pay only for shoe rental: $3.99 for size 5 and bigger and $2.99 for smaller sizes.
Spare Time also has laser tag and an arcade. If you want a discount for laser tag, you must reserve your spot with Mike Escalante ( by Thursday, December 7. To get a discount for the arcade, you can tell Spare Time staff on the night of the event that you’re with Stonehill Christian Academy. Any costs related to laser tag and the arcade must be paid for by you.


D2U next delivery will be Monday, 12/11/2017, between 10:45-11:15 AM. Deadline to place an order is December 7. To place an order, call the ABC at 800.333.1844. If you wish to see our food list and monthly sales you can go to The next delivery date will be in 2018.


The Stonehill Choir presents “Little Lion, Little Lamb” - Please join us for a very special Christmas cantata that the whole family will enjoy. This year’s performance features the Children’s Chorus. December 16, 2017. Doors open at 6:30 pm; performance begins at 7 pm. Admission is free!


Please help the church cut down on expenses.
1. As much as possible, please throw food away in the trash instead of putting food down the garbage disposal. Everything put down the garbage disposals of the island sinks, ends up in the lift station, causing it to have to be pumped more often.
2. Help conserve energy by keeping the sanctuary doors closed as much as possible so that extra expenses are not incurred trying to heat/cool the sanctuary when not in use.
3. Please turn out the lights in areas not in use, especially turning them off when leaving.
4. Do not flush baby wipes or feminine items. They block up the pump in the lift station causing expense in needing to have the lift station pumped more often, fixing the pump, or even possibly the need to replace the pump.
Thank you for your help.



The Play "Coming Up Short" is a Christian Musical Dramedy that's going live this Valentines Day at the George Washington Carver Museum. It is my first theatrical project in nearly 20 years. I really appreciate your support in both attending and spreading the word. Tickets are sold on Eventbrite, or in person from me (April Phillips) to avoid the surcharge. Please spread the word and help me fill up these 300 seats. We are also available for private performances after the 14th. Group Sales of 10 or more are 10% off. Thanks for Your Support! April Phillips


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: Texas Vision
Praise in Music:
The Message: The Patience of the Saints - Revelation 16:15 & 16 - Pastor Eugene Kitney

Elder in charge: Simon Mgbor  |  512.545-3536
Deacon in charge: Greg Peterson  |  512.348.1393
Greeters this week: Greg & Bianca


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

Fellowship Lunch Host
Dec 2      Roberto SS class
Dec 9      Asian Group
Dec 16    Myrna Cogan SS class
Dec 23    All Church

Sabbath, December 2
Stonehill 101, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch, Roberto SS class
Adventurers, CTX Bible Adventure in San Marcos
Pathfinders, regular meeting
Choir Practice
Week of December 3-8
Sunday, Guys’ Table Tennis
Monday, Karate with Pastor Kitney
Tuesday, Church Business Meeting
Wednesday, Karate with Pastor Kitney
Friday, Choir rehearsal
Friday, Sunset 2 Sunset
Sabbath, December 9
Baptismal studies, adults, Pastor’s office
SCA Christmas Program
Fellowship Lunch, Asian Group
Pathfinders, Christmas party
Choir Practice
Youth & Family Fun Night: Dinner and Bowling
Dates to Remember
Choir Cantata, December 16
Birthday Party, December 17
Adventurers Visitation and Caroling, December 17
New Year’s Eve church party, December 31



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

Special Emphasis:  Remember all our deacons and elders
Fawn Escalante – unspoken request
Michele Kitney – influenza
Kip (Rachel Juler’s brother) – health issues
Connie Rivera (friend of Garcia’s) – heart surgery
David Colbath (friend of Mike Escalante) – gunshot wounds
Eddie Stevens (Rhona’s nephew) – severe health problems
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
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
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

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


Mission Ministry

Is It Worth Doing Good?
Toma, a businessman in the country of Georgia, had saved up US$15,000 to buy a new car. But he felt an overwhelming urge to give the money to several relatives who were suffering hardships. He couldn’t shake the thought, it kept him awake at night and disrupted his work. Finally, Tomas gave up. Through a business friend, he found seasonal jobs in the Netherlands for his relatives, bought their air tickets there and divided the remaining money between them. The relatives were to work and pay back the money, and then Toma could buy the car. But once the relatives started making money, they refused to pay back the debt and stopped answering Toma’s phone calls. Toma finally had his business friend who had hired the relatives to dock their wages so he could collect the debt. Toma now had his $15,000 but something spoiled his plans to buy a car. Someone stole half the money.
Then one day, on a business trip to Kiev [kee-YEHV], the capital of Ukraine, Tomas spotted children playing games in the city park. In speaking with Pastor Roman, one of the adults, he learned this was a special festival for the neighborhood children, organized by the Seventh-day Adventist church across the street. Toma told Pastor Roman how his relatives had repaid good with evil and asked “What do you think? Is it worth doing good after all that?” Pastor Roman told Toma he thought he had left out some details of the story - before Toma helped them, his relatives had blamed God for their poverty and after returning to Georgia the relatives had wasted all their money and again blamed God for their poverty, also when Toma returned home bitter and disappointed his business had flourished. Pastor Roman shared several Bible verses relating to each situation (Romans 3:4, Proverbs 13:11 and 19:17). Tomas asked Pastor Roman to explain further, since he didn’t quite see the whole picture.
“Your relatives were poor and blamed God for their problems. God decided to give them an opportunity, so they wouldn’t have a reason to blame Him on Judgement Day. God looked for someone to give them money. That was when the Holy Spirit convicted you to help your relatives. You felt such an overpowering desire to help them that you couldn’t refuse. But your relatives were dishonest and didn’t take advantage of the opportunity. So, on Judgement Day they will not be able to excuse themselves by saying that God didn’t give them a chance. You also will appear before God on Judgement Day and may want to ask, ‘Why did You do good to my relatives and not to me?’ God will reply, ‘What do I owe you? Even though your relatives were not dependable, I returned your loan. You got back the money that you gave.’” Toma admitted that he didn’t just get back him money, but it was returned three-fold.
Pastor Roman asked quietly, “So is it worth doing good?” “Yes,” Toma said. “There is no other way of looking at it.”

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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
1    Sunset 2 Sunset
2    Stonehill 101 Class, Pastor’s office
2    Fellowship Lunch – Roberto SS class
2    Adventurers, CTX Bible Adventure in San Marcos
2    Pathfinders regular meeting
2    Choir practice
3    Guys’ Table Tennis
4    Karate with Pastor Kitney
5    Church Business Meeting
6    Karate with Pastor Kitney
8    Choir rehearsal
8    Sunset 2 Sunset
9    Baptismal studies, adults, Pastor’s office
9    SCA Christmas program
9    Fellowship Lunch, Asian Group
9    Pathfinders Christmas party
9    Choir Practice
9    Youth & Family Fun Night: Dinner & Bowling
11  Karate with Pastor Kitney
13  Karate with Pastor Kitney
15  Choir rehearsal
15  Sunset 2 Sunset
16  Baptismal studies, teen, Pastor’s office
16  Fellowship Lunch – Myrna Cogan’s SS class
16  Adventurers and Pathfinders, regular meeting
16  Choir practice
16  Choir Cantata
17  Birthday party
17  Adventurers, visitation and caroling
18  Karate with Pastor Kitney
20  Karate with Pastor Kitney
22  No Sunset 2 Sunset
23  Baptismal studies, Earliteen, Pastor’s office
23  Fellowship Lunch – All church
25  No karate
27  No karate
29  No Sunset 2 Sunset
30  Fellowship Lunch – Invite a Guest Home for Lunch
31  New Year’s Eve party, Countdown to New Year 2018

*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 Thursday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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