Stonehill SDA Church
Newsletter 3/8/2018

Developing Loving Relationships with
hrist and Our Community.

Hello Stonehill Church Family,

We look forward to worshiping with you this Sabbath!

Treasure Quotes/Thoughts


Please NO FOOD in the Sabbath school classrooms! There has been lots of food on the floors and this invites ants and other pests. Thank you for your help and cooperation in this matter.

The Primary Sabbath School is in need of an extra teacher. If you are interested or have further questions, you may contact Esther at
615-525-7674 or Sharlene at 512-925-8816.

A survey was sent out this week to each subscriber from the Strategic Planning Committee. If you haven’t already, please take the time in the next few days to complete the survey. You can also follow the link to complete the survey. For those who do not use computers, there will be a paper survey insert in this week's bulletin. 


Pastor Kitney will be out of state next week until March 19. Please contact one of the elders for any pastoral needs.


Central Texas VBS Training
March 10, 2018 - Vacation Bible School Training will be held at the Killeen Seventh-day Adventist Church located at 
4700 Rancier Ave, Killeen, TX 76543 from 4:00-6:00pm.


Church Workbee is scheduled for Sunday, March 11 at 1 pm. All are encouraged to come and lend a hand in keeping God’s house clean, organized and in good working order. If you are a leader with items in any of the storage areas, you are especially encouraged to be here to help sort out and organize your department’s items.


Picnic at Smitty’s Lake, March 17, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, weather permitting. Bring a picnic item to share and lawn chairs to lounge in. There will fishing for the kids, a bonfire for roasting and fireworks after dark. Parking is limited to 40-50 vehicles so carpooling is encouraged. Please see greeters to sign up. Directions will be provided that Sabbath. Any questions, please contact Eldon Jensen 512.565.6207. For you city folks, there are stars out there.


Health Ministries: Please come out and join us for a fun run and walk at Lake Pflugerville on March 18 at 8 am. We will meet at the South Shore (our usual place). Contact Amy @ 512-351-2464 for more information.


Early registration for the 2018-2019 school year is now open for Stonehill Christian Academy. Save up to $200 by registering early. For a registration packet, contact Miss Ukegbu at 512.763.2776, or pick up a packet at the school office.


Stonehill Christian Academy Prayer Time is every Thursday morning from 8 - 8:30 am. Specific prayer time set aside for students and faculty needs. If you have a student or faculty member in your life no matter where they attend/work they will be lifted up in prayer once a week. Please come to Stonehill SDA church and meet at the Potluck tables or send in your prayer request to


Mind Over Eating – If you picked up a copy of Rachel Handley’s book, please send your $50 check to: Rachel M. Handley, 1221 New Meister Ln, #2411, Pflugerville, TX 78660. Thank you.


Worship Service
Two-way conversations using shortwave frequencies are well known among “ham operators.” But the miracle lies in the fact that shortwave transmissions can travel around the globe. There are no international boundaries. The message is “out there” for all to hear. Adventist World Radio has been employing this phenomenon for years now and has met with huge success, as attested to by the correspondence it receives from faraway places. And nowadays, of course, AWR is using many digital means, such as Internet, to enlarge their broadcast ministry. They deserve our solid support.

Praise in Giving: Word Budget/Adventist World Radio
Praise in Music:
The Message: For the Love of Christ - 2 Corinthians 5:14-15 - Pastor Eugene Kitney

Elder in charge: Simon Mgbor  |  512.545-3536
Deacon in charge: Joilson Silva  |  512.659.2143
Greeters this week: Patsy & Desiree


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


Fellowship Lunch Host
Mar 10   Ellen Jensen SS class
Mar 17   Deacons/Deaconess
Mar 24   African Group
Mar 31   Spanish SS class

Sabbath, March 10
Baptismal studies, adults, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch, Ellen Jensen SS class
Adventurers and Pathfinders, regular meeting
Week of March 11-16
Sunday, Church workbee
Monday, no karate with Pastor Kitney – canceled for spring break
Wednesday, no karate with Pastor Kitney – canceled for spring break
Friday, Sunset 2 Sunset
Sabbath, March 17
Baptismal studies, teens, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch, Deacons/deaconess
Picnic at Smitty’s Lake
Dates to Remember
SCA Spring Break, March 12-16
Finance Committee Meeting, March 18
Church Board Meeting, March 20
Adventurer Sabbath, March 24
Communion, March 31



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

Emphasis:  We praise You that Jesus is coming again to take us to be with Him forever.
Eric Whichelow’s extended family – family issues 
Ken Brown (David Jensen’s father-in-law) – throat surgery
Deona Fornis (Rhona Ballarta’s sister) – brain tumor
Dorothy Holm (Brent’s mother) – broken pelvis
Helen Ing (Eileen deJong’s mother) – recovering from auto accident
Eileen deJong’s brother and nephew – recovering from an auto accident
Gracie Kitchens (friend of Eldon Jensen) – in rehab
Bill and Sandy Cutshall (friends of the Ballartas) – breast cancer and other health issues 
Lynn Marquis’ father – recovering from colon surgery
Demi Garduque (Chinyere Ukegbu’s friend) - end-stage renal disease
Diane Yates (Sarah Wolverton’s friend) – breast cancer
Eddie Stevens (Rhona’s nephew) – severe health problems
Elizabeth Cole (Ciara Parks mother) – recovering from surgery 
Jim Underwood (friend of the Julers) – brain cancer
Julie Davis (Ann Daluz’ sister) – mental and health issues 
Julieth Dick – health issues
Kris Hoch (friend of Chris Huggins) – stage IV pancreatic cancer
Maureen Utz (Meri Holm’s friend) – severe health issue with leg
Michael Christian (Bob’s son) - Lymphoma
Miguel Guillet – cancer and other health issues 
Patty Titus (Brent’s sister-in-law’s sister) – soft tissue carcinoma 
Rhonda Spickard (Adam’s mother) – health problems
Steve Budd (Silvia Covarrubias’ brother-in-law) – bone tumor
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

A Scrappy Dog
Shanelle, a student from the University of the Southern Caribbean in Trinidad and Tobago, came to Canada to sell books door to door. She was paired with a student from Romania that did not speak much English. One rainy Friday, after hours of canvassing separate side of the street, the Romanian student had a door slammed in his face. Shanelle suggested they work together. At the next house, a dog started barking when they knocked. Dog owners don’t like it when their pets bark loudly, and they usually refuse to buy books. It looked like this house would be no different. Then Shanelle said to the dog “Scruffy, what’s wrong? Why are you making so much noise? Is it because I am a stranger?” The woman was so surprised. She asked how Shanelle knew about Scruffy. Scruffy had been the woman’s previous dog who had died. Shanelle assured the lady she did not know about the dog but expressed sympathy over her loss.
When the woman was about to buy a book, her husband came home. Shanelle introduced herself and was surprised to find the husband’s name was John, the same as her father’s name. When the woman found out that Shanelle was from the island of Saint Lucia, she burst into tears. “We’re going to Saint Lucia on our next vacation.” The lady, who usually did not talk with salespeople at her door, asked Shanelle to tell her about the island. “You called my dog Scruffy by name, you are from the very island where I plan to go next, and your father’s name is the same as my husband’s. And you have a pleasant smile. Are you sure you aren’t an angel?” I assured her I was just Shanelle. As they left the hour, the Romanian friend asked Shanelle how she did it? The lady was about to reject her but instead she sold two books. Shanelle answered “It was God.” Shanelle was happy, she had met her goal for that day. She had reached one life for Jesus.

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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

9    Sunset 2 Sunset
10  Baptismal studies, adult, Pastor’s office
10  Fellowship Lunch – Ellen Jensen’s SS class
10  Pathfinders and Adventurers, regular meeting
10  VBS Training at Killeen SDA church
11  Daylight Saving Time starts
11  Church Workbee
12  Karate with Pastor Kitney – canceled for spring break
14  Karate with Pastor Kitney – canceled for spring break
16  Sunset 2 Sunset
17  Baptismal studies, teens, Pastor’s office
17  Fellowship Lunch – Deacons/Deaconess
17  Picnic at Smitty’s Lake
18  Finance Committee Meeting
19  Karate with Pastor Kitney
20  Church Board Meeting
21  Karate with Pastor Kitney
22  Adventurers, practice
23  Sunset 2 Sunset
24  Baptismal Studies, Earliteen, Pastor’s office
24  Adventurer Sabbath
24  Fellowship Lunch – African Group
24  Adventurers and Pathfinders, regular meeting
26  Karate with Pastor Kitney
28  Karate with Pastor Kitney
30  Sunset 2 Sunset
31  Communion Service
31  Fellowship Lunch – Spanish SS class
1    Guys’ Table Tennis
1    Adventurers Family Day of Giving
2    Karate with Pastor Kitney
4    Karate with Pastor Kitney
6    Sunset 2 Sunset
7    Stonehill 101 class, Pastor’s office
7    Fellowship Lunch – All Church
9    Karate with Pastor Kitney
11  Karate with Pastor Kitney
13  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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