Stonehill SDA Church
Newsletter 8/30/2018

Developing Loving Relationships with
hrist and Our Community.

Hello Stonehill Church Family,

We look forward to worshiping with you this Sabbath!

Treasure Quotes/Thoughts


Adventurer Club registration is now open! Ages 4 through 4th grade. Adult and teen volunteers are welcome. You may contact Director Ciara Parks for more info at:


2nd Reading - Incoming Transfers
Cristina Posadas from Flushing SDA Church, NY


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


The Central Texas Drum Corps will be visiting this Sabbath and conducting training (a drum clinic) with our pathfinders from 2:00 pm - 7:30 pm. All Pathfinders - including the new incoming members are welcome to attend.


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


The next D2U delivery to Stonehill SDA Church will be Monday, September 3, at 10:45 AM. The deadline to order is today, August 30. To place an order, call the ABC at 800-333-1844. If you wish to see the food list and monthly sales, you can go to


Communion September 22, 2018.



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: Local Church Budget
Labor Day. “Jesus came to this earth to accomplish the greatest work ever accomplished among men. He came as God’s ambassador, to show us how to live so as to secure life’s best results. What were the conditions chosen by the Infinite Father for His Son? A secluded home in the Galilean hills; a household sustained by honest, self-respecting labor; a life of simplicity; daily conflict with difficulty and hardship; self-sacrifice, economy, and patient, gladsome service; the hour of study at His mother’s side, with the open scroll of Scripture; the quiet of dawn or twilight in the green valley; the holy ministries of nature; the study of creation and providence; and the soul’s communion with God – these were the conditions and opportunities of the early life of Jesus” (The Adventist Home, p. 132). Wow! What an ideal situation! And what an example for us! So this Labor Day Weekend as we honor the laborers of our land, whether manual or mental labor, let us honor God’s work by our faithfulness in tithes and offerings.

Praise in Music:

The Message: 
 Amusing Grace - Luke 6:39-40 - Pastor Eugene Kitney

Elder in charge: Simon Mgbor  |  512.545-3536
Deacon in charge: Simeon Rotich  |  615.424.7751
Greeters this week: Tony & Eileen
Spanish translator: Silvia


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 (Loma Linda, Worthington). Kellogg Corporation supports NAD mission projects for collected labels..


Fellowship Lunch Host
Sept 1     Roberto Torres SS class
Sept 8     Asian Group
Sept 15   Myrna Cogan’s SS class
Sept 22   Children’s Ministries

Sabbath, September 1
Stonehill 101, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch, Roberto Torres SS class
Stonehill Choir Practice
Week of September 2-7
Sunday, No Guys’ Table Tennis
Sunday, No Transformers Exercise Class
Monday, No karate with Pastor Kitney
Wednesday, Karate with Pastor Kitney
Friday, Sunset 2 Sunset resumes
Sabbath, September 8
Baptismal Studies, Teens, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch, Asian Group
Stonehill Choir Practice
Dates to Remember
Youth & Family Fun Night, Night Soccer, September 15
Finance Committee Meeting, September 16
Church Board Meeting, September 18
Communion, September 22
Pathfinder Babysitting Fundraiser, September 22



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

Emphasis: Please pray for our church members who are suffering in the wake of recent earthquakes in Laos and Indonesia, and other parts of the world.
Shelly Baggett – medical issues
Smith family – death of Gladys Smith
Tommy (Teresa Serl’s 11-month old great nephew) – recovering from heart surgery
Gary Rayner – ongoing health issues
Berlinda (Ruben Garcia’s sister) – recovering from a brutal attack
Charley Leaverton – medical issues
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 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
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

Eighth Grader Converts Church
Eighth grader Bumchin wanted to go to church when his family moved to a mountainous town in rural Mongolia. But his new town didn’t have a Seventh-day Adventist church. He only found one Christian church that met on Sundays in the home of his new math teacher. Bumchin wondered if he would be a missionary to his new town. As he pondered his next move, he began climbing up a mountain near his home very morning and singing Christian songs and praying to God to guide him. One morning after prayers, he went to the Sunday church. He was the only child among 20 adults. He was surprised to hear that this was the last meeting, they were going to close the church. Bumchin stood and shared 1 Corinthians 15:58 and then gave a Bible study on how Christians should not lose hope.
The members decided that instead of this being their last meeting, it was their first meeting as a new start. Several of the members joined him in climbing the mountain for prayer. Bumchin invited the pastor of his old Adventist church to present Adventist beliefs at the Sunday church. He agreed if Bumchin would help him. After 6 months, the membership had grown to 27. At the end of the year, the members traveled to the Adventist pastor’s church to pray with the Adventist members at a special Christmas program. When they returned, they voted unanimously to turn their church into an Adventist church. The membership grew to 40 members by the time Bumchin moved away as an adult. Today Bumchin is a Global Mission pioneer with his wife. When asked what he wants to do next, Bumchin replied “I want to plant churches around Mongolia.”

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

1    Stonehill 101 Class, Pastor’s office
1    Stonehill Choir Practice
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
9    Guys’ Table Tennis
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
22  Baptismal studies, Earliteen, Pastor’s study
22  Communion
22  Stonehill Choir Practice
22  Pathfinder Babysitting Fundraiser
23  Transformers Exercise Class
24  Karate with Pastor Kitney
26  Karate with Pastor Kitney
28  Sunset 2 Sunset
29  Stonehill Choir Practice
30  Transformers Exercise Class

*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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