Stonehill SDA Church
Newsletter 12/9/2017

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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Stonehill Christian Academy will be performing a Christmas musical "In a Galilee Far, Far Away" for church this Sabbath December 9, 2017. The school children have worked diligently practicing for the program. Come support our children and enjoy the program. Please help the kitchen crew by bringing an extra dish or two for fellowship dinner.


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.


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: Adventist Community Services
Praise in Music:
The Message: SCA Christmas Program

Elder in charge: Chris Kolliniatis  |  512.517.6035
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
Dec 9      Asian Group
Dec 16    Myrna Cogan SS class
Dec 23    All Church
Dec 30    Invite a Guest Home for Lunch

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
Week of December 10-15
Monday, Karate with Pastor Kitney
Wednesday, Karate with Pastor Kitney
Friday, Choir rehearsal
Friday, Sunset 2 Sunset
Sabbath, December 16
Baptismal studies, teens, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch, Myrna Cogan’s SS class
Pathfinders & Adventurers, regular meeting
Choir Practice
Choir Cantata, 7-9pm
Dates to Remember
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


Benjamin Yalung (Cici’s great uncle) – heart attack

Shawn Iram’s mother – in the hospital

Brenda Lunsford – father passed away

Roland Hill – cousin passed away

Roger Stanfield (Brent Holm’s cousin) – heart attack



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

Sharing Jesus on a Train
Being a Christian is not about talking the talk. Being a Christian is about living so that people who look at you see that something about you is different. Then they ask questions, and you can reply with enthusiasm because you know the Answer. But if no one asks you anything, then you have no reason to talk. I think of ways to get people to ask questions. I don’t think it is right to start a conversation by discussing the Sabbath or another doctrine. Instead, I want strangers to see that I have something that they need.
The other day I boarded a train in Lviv [Le-VIV] for an overnight trip to Kiev [kee-YEHV], the capital of Ukraine. I reserved a bed in a two-person sleeping compartment, and the other passenger turned out to be a woman. I asked her if she was from Lviv, or if she had been there on business. She was heading home to Kiev. I then told her that I am a former church leader and have many friends from around the world. When they would visit the Ukraine, they sometime invite me to meet them in Kiev. I then gave a short biography of my life. My words interested the woman who asked which church I helped lead. I responded by asking her which church she attended.
During our conversation she realized I was not an Orthodox believer and she asked what was the difference between my church and the Orthodox church. “Orthodox believers worship on Sunday, and we worship on Saturday,” I said. I pointed her to the Ten Commandments, especially the Fourth Commandment. Our conversation continued for a long time. When we arrived in Kiev the next morning, the woman introduced me to her husband, who was waiting at the train station. She and her husband helped me carry my luggage into the train station’s waiting room and told me to call if nobody arrived to pick me up. “We’ll take care of you,” the woman said. This is mission outreach! Now I have a new friend who is interested in learning more about God and His truths. I will continue to converse with her.

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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
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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