Stonehill SDA Church
Newsletter 1/25/2018

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 check the lost and found table by the conference room. All items not claimed by February 10, 2018, will be donated to a good cause.




Children's Activity Bags: If you are able to help with putting together the children’s bags for church, please contact Eldon Jensen or myself ( The help will be much appreciated.


The Junior class is in need of leaders/teachers to help teach during Sabbath School.  This would be a rotating teacher/leader position.  Once or twice a month teaching availability would be most helpful.  Please contact Esther Rotich @ (615) 525-7674  or Beth Sinha @ (540) 588-829.  Thank you in advance!


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


Evangelism Training. Total Member Involvement Evangelism Training is scheduled in areas across the Texas Conference. Event Categories include Children’s Ministries, Evangelism, Sabbath School, and Youth. For more information visit For a list of locations visit Training for this area is February 17 at the Pflugerville Spanish Church.


The Play "Coming Up Short" is a Christian Musical Dramedy that's going live this Valentine's 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
Many have had the privilege of participating in the Great Controversy Tour, visiting historical sites from the Reformation where many followers of Christ were tortured and killed for their beliefs. Of course, these dedicated believers were only following in the footsteps of our Savior, the supreme sacrifice. It sort of puts our little sacrifices to shame, doesn’t it? Honestly now, how many of us have really sacrificed for the Lord? 1 Cor. 5:7 and Hebrews 13:15 tell us of sacrifice. To the best of our ability, and with God’s help, let us plan to sacrifice for Him and His cause, with our offerings, yes, but if necessary with our very lives.

Praise in Giving: Religious Liberty
Praise in Music:
The Message: Come, Lord Jesus - Revelation 22:20 - Pastor Eugene Kitney

Elder in charge: Jacqui Reuben  |  512.826.0221
Deacon in charge: Cliffton Parks  |  937-679-6460
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
Jan 27    African Group
Feb 3      Spanish SS class
Feb 10    Roberto Torres SS class
Feb 17    Asian Group

Sabbath, January 27
Baptismal studies, Earliteen, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch, African Group
Adventurers and Pathfinder, regular meeting
Adventurers, Family Blessing Dinner
Week of January 28 – February 2
Monday, Karate with Pastor Kitney
Wednesday, Karate with Pastor Kitney
Friday, Sunset 2 Sunset
Sabbath, February 3
Stonehill 101, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch, Spanish SS class
Annual Chili Cook-off, South Austin Church
Dates to Remember
Youth and Family Fun Night, February 10
Adventurers Lock-In, San Marcos, February 10
CTX Adventurers Honors Fair, February 18
Finance Committee meeting, February 18
Church Board Meeting, February 20



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

Emphasis: Lord, please strengthen our faith and lead us to spend more time in Bible study and prayer. Let us walk with You daily as Enoch did.
Lynette Odoemena (the daughter of Stanley and Veronica) passed away
Shawn Iram’s aunt passed away
Bobbie Golding’s grandfather passed away
Lynn Marquis’ father – upcoming colon surgery
Connie Rivera (friend of Garcia’s) – recovering from heart surgery
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
Eddie Stevens (Rhona’s nephew) – severe health problems
Elizabeth Cole (Ciara Parks mother) – recovering from surgery
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
Kip (Rachel Juler’s brother) – 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

Finding Their First Love
James and Louise grew up as childhood friends in Belize. As adults they immigrated to the United States, going their separate ways. As they neared retirement, they both moved back to Belize and renewed their friendship. In talking, they realized that they both where learning more from the Bible and wanted to follow what God had for them to do. Louise operated a hotel. When she learned about tithe, she started returning 10 percent of her income to God. As she read more, especially about the Sabbath, she made other changes around the hotel as well. She placed Bibles and “Steps to Christ” in each room and stopped doing laundry and other routine work on Sabbath. She wanted to listen to God’s voice about keeping Sabbath and running the hotel since hotels are open 7 days a week.
James and Louise realized they were both seeking God’s will and decided to get married. They went to church every Sabbath and grew increasingly convinced that they needed to leave the hotel business. But how? Then God worked out something wonderful. One of Louise’s U.S. business clients offered to take over the hotel. James and Louise have been baptized and are now leaders in the local Adventist church. They praise God for giving them the Sabbath as a day of rest and worship.

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
26  Sunset 2 Sunset
27  Baptismal studies, Earliteen, Pastor’s office
27  Fellowship Lunch – African Group
27  Adventures and Pathfinders, regular meetings
27  Adventures, Family Blessing Dinner
29  Karate with Pastor Kitney
31  Karate with Pastor Kitney
2    Sunset 2 Sunset
3    Stonehill 101 class, Pastor’s office
3    Fellowship Lunch – Spanish SS class
3    Annual Chili Cook-off, South Austin Church
5    Karate with Pastor Kitney
7    Karate with Pastor Kitney
9    Sunset 2 Sunset
10  Baptismal studies, adults, Pastor’s office
10  Fellowship Lunch – Roberto Torres SS class
10  Pathfinders, regular meeting
10  Adventurers Lock-In, San Marcos
10  Youth and Family Fun Night
12  Karate with Pastor Kitney
14  Karate with Pastor Kitney
16  Sunset 2 Sunset
17  Baptismal studies, Teens, Pastor’s office
17  Fellowship Lunch – Asian Group
18  CTX Adventurer Honors Fair
18  Finance Committee Meeting
19  Karate with Pastor Kitney
20  Church Board Meeting
21  Karate with Pastor Kitney
23  Sunset 2 Sunset
24  Baptismal studies, Earliteen, Pastor’s office
24  Fellowship Lunch – Myrna Cogan’s SS class
24  Adventurers, visitation and caroling
24  Pathfinders, regular meeting

*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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