Stonehill SDA Church
Newsletter 8/9/2018

Developing Loving Relationships with
hrist and Our Community.

Hello Stonehill Church Family,

We look forward to worshiping with you this Sabbath!

Treasure Quotes/Thoughts


Stonehill Christian Academy is looking for someone to fill the before and after school care position for the 2018-2019 school year. Help is needed from 7-8am and 3-6pm. To apply, email your resume to The job description is posted at


Hi Stonehill Women of God, This is April, your Deaconess leader in training,  I need to know who is on my team...or who desires to become a Distinguished Deaconess so that we can organize and become more active.  Please respond with your name, email address and phone number to my new phone number: 512 963-8487. Thank you for your dedication to Gods work for our church and community.


The Central Area Men’s Ministry Retreat, August 18, will be hosted at Stonehill SDA Church. The morning program will be for both men and women, the afternoon program for men only.
Please bring additional food to share with our guests and be ready to assist with setting up and taking down additional tables and chairs.


Register for choir! Registration for the 2018 choir season is now open. Rehearsals for the Christmas Cantata begin Sabbath, August 11 at 1:30 pm. Please sign up here to join us: Everyone is welcome to join choir! Please contact Kijana ( if you have any questions.


Stonehill Transformers Exercise Class: Please come join us next class, August 12, 8:15—9:30 am, at Pflugerville Lake near the flags. Your continued support is appreciated. Key Word is PREVENTION.


Pathfinder Babysitting Fundraiser. The next Pathfinders babysitting will be Sabbath night, August 25, 6:30 to 9:30 pm. This is an ongoing fundraising event offered every 4th Sabbath evening of the month to raise money to go to Oshkosh. The cost is $20 per child. Pathfinders will provide a snack and games for the children.


Family and Youth Night Swim Party! Join us on Sunday, August 26, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Blackhawk neighborhood swimming pool, 3111 Steidel Drive, Pflugerville. We rented the pool and covered pavilion. Bring your favorite summer-time snack to share with others. Come hang out with us even if you don’t want to swim.


Language Translation: A new service is here at Stonehill—simultaneous English/Spanish translation of the sermon. We would like to reach out to everybody who is fluid in English and Spanish to volunteer in helping us to reach as many people as possible. We are hoping the service can be extended to other languages as well and make Stonehill even a bigger family. Those interested in participating can contact Marco Mendoza at any time of the day via email ( and/or by phone at 512.406.9130. Marco is also available Sabbaths, usually at the Spanish Bible Study.


Worship Service

Praise in Giving: World Budget: Oakwood/Andrews/Loma Linda
The bumblebee. It has been said that aerodynamically the bumblebee should not be able to fly at all, since his body is large and heavy and his wings so small. Nevertheless, not having read those dismal reports, the bumblebee goes ahead and flies anyway! For a denomination of our size, we should not be able to have such a powerful influence in the world as we do through our prominent universities. But we do, and it is a direct result of the faithfulness and dedication of our people in giving. We stand in awe at “what God hath wrought.” Let us then not only give to assist the educational work carried forward around us, but also strive to be shining lights wherever God has placed us, through consistency in tithes and offerings and in other forms of service to the cause of God.

Praise in Music:

The Message: 
 Pastor Eugene Kitney

Elder in charge: Chris Kolliniatis  |  512.517.6035
Deacon in charge: Cliffton Parks  |  937-679-6460
Greeters this week: Eric & Joline
Spanish translator: Rafael

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.  Please clearly print address and first & last name on envelope. All unmarked and loose offering is used to support our Local Budget.
4. Give online from our website,
5. Save labels (Morning Star, Loma Linda, Worthington). Kellogg Corporation supports NAD mission projects for collected labels..


Fellowship Lunch Host
Aug 11   Spanish SS Class
Aug 18   All Church
Aug 25   Invite a Guest Home for Lunch

Sabbath, August 11
Baptismal studies, Adults, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch, Spanish SS class
Stonehill Choir Practice
Week of August 12-17
Sunday, Transformers Exercise class
Sabbath, August 18
Baptismal studies, Teens, Pastor’s office
Central Area Men’s ministry retreat
Fellowship Lunch, All Church
Stonehill Choir Practice
Dates to Remember
Transformers Exercise Class, August 19
Finance Committee Meeting, August 19
Start of school year, Stonehill Christian Academy, August 20
Karate with Pastor Kitney begins, August 20
Church Board Meeting, August 21
Pathfinder Babysitting Fundraiser, August 25



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

Emphasis: Pray for our teachers and staff as they begin a new school year.

Esther Hadjisputso – recovering from a fall
Tommy (Teresa Serl’s 11-month old great nephew) – serious health issues and upcoming heart surgery
Gary Rayner – ongoing health issues
Amanda Vasquez – health issue

Berlinda (Ruben Garcia’s sister) – recovering from a brutal attack
Joanna (Illeana Katz’s sister) – cancer
Julie Davis (Ann Daluz’s sister) – Lupus complications
Gavin Pardeiro (grandson of Laura Beth And Roland Schneider) – auto accident injuries
George (Desiree Webb’s father) – ongoing health issues
Geoff Wool (Fawn Escalante’s friend) – recovering from a bicycle accident
Salvador Posada (Rex’s father) – health issues
Yolanda Jacoby (Roberto’s sister’s mother-in-law) – stage 4 cancer
Steve Budd (Silvia Covarrubias’ brother-in-law) – bone tumor
Miguel Guillet – cancer and other health issues
Helen Ing (Eileen deJong’s mother) – health issues
Gladys Smith – on hospice for liver failure
Diane Yates (Sarah Wolverton’s friend) – breast cancer
Daisy Dongieux (friend of Laura Beth Schneider) – ovarian cancer
Bill and Sandy Cutshall (friends of the Ballartas) – breast cancer and other health issues

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


Mission Ministry

Jesus Catches Fisherman
Kurihara’s heart filled with joy as he saw Sadayuki, a 48-year-old fisherman, get baptized on the remote Japanese island of Tsushima. After working as a fisherman since he was 15, he had just been caught by Jesus. The story is told by Kurihara: I first met Sadayuki when he asked me for a cigarette in a supermarket parking lot. My wife and I are Global Mission pioneers volunteering to establish a congregation in this unentered area. When Sadayuki tapped on my car window, asking for a cigarette, I immediately responded “I’m sorry. I do not have any cigarettes.” The stranger looked so sad and hopeless so as he walked away, my daughters and I prayed for him. I thought of giving him a tract but didn’t have any more left in the car. I prayed again and when I opened my eyes, I saw a lone tract lying on the car floor. It was tattered and having been stomped on but was legible.
We ran after the man to give him the tract. When I reached him, the Bible verse of Peter saying “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you.” (Acts 3:6) popped into my head so I told the man “I’m sorry. I do not have a cigarette to give you, but I do have this.” The man read the tract right there. He said he had been heading to a nearby church to ask what hope is left in life but we came to him first. I invited the man to study the Bible with me every day. He studied with me for 3 months. He was baptized in 2015. He had struggled with depression and alcoholism and now dreams of opening an Alcoholics Anonymous program on the island. Sometimes my wife and I are tempted to get discouraged about the great difficulties of sharing the gospel but Sadayuki and his smiling face remind us that God’s ways are not our ways and He can direct us to people who are seeking.

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

11  Baptismal studies, Adults, Pastor’s office
11  Fellowship Lunch – Spanish SS class
11  Stonehill Choir Practice
12  Transformers Exercise Class
18  Baptismal studies, Teens, Pastor’s office
18  Central Area Men’s Ministry Retreat
18  Fellowship Lunch – All Church
18  Stonehill Choir Practice
19  Transformers Exercise Class
19  Finance Committee Meeting
20  Start of school year for Stonehill Christian Academy
20  Karate with Pastor Kitney
21  Church Board Meeting
22  Karate with Pastor Kitney
25  Baptismal studies, Earliteen, Pastor’s office
25  Fellowship Lunch – Invite a Guest Home for Lunch
25  Stonehill Choir Practice
25  Pathfinder Babysitting Fundraiser
26  Transformers Exercise Class
26  Family & Youth Night Swim Party
27  Karate with Pastor Kitney
29  Karate with Pastor Kitney
1    Stonehill 101 Class, Pastor’s office
1    Stonehill Choir Practice
2    Guys’ Table Tennis
3    No Karate, holiday
5    Karate with Pastor Kitney
7    Sunset 2 Sunset
8    Baptismal Studies, Adults, Pastor’s office
8    Stonehill Choir Practice
9    Transformers Exercise Class
10  Karate with Pastor Kitney
12  Karate with Pastor Kitney
14  Sunset 2 Sunset
15  Baptismal studies, Teens, Pastor’s office
15  Stonehill Choir Practice
16  Transformers Exercise Class
16  Finance Committee Meeting
17  Karate with Pastor Kitney
18  Church Board Meeting
19  Karate with Pastor Kitney
21  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 Thursday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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