Hello Stonehill Church Family,
We look forward to worshiping with you this Sabbath!
Elder: Jacqui Reuben Naidoo
School Board Member: Chris Huggins
School Board Chair: Beth Sinha
Head Deacon: Shawn Iram
Pathfinder Director: Ann Marie Dyer (Omitted previously)
Stonehill Christian Academy invites you to their Annual International Festival, which will be Sunday, October 29 from 2:00-6:00 pm at 4301 Kelly Ln. Pflugerville, TX 78660. We hope you'll join us as we celebrate and share our diversity. There will be soccer, a bounce house, food, fashion, and music from around the world! All proceeds benefit SCA Expansion! If you can sponsor a booth from your country please complete the form by October 20 at: https://goo.gl/forms/yOFRhXUztxTH1RrR2. Serving sizes should be small $2-$3 sample sizes. You may also contact Chinyere Ukegbu firstname.lastname@example.org or Adrianna Baca missbaca.teacher.gmail.com with the country and food or drink items you will provide. If you are unable to attend but would still like to support the effort, you may mark a tithe envelope 'SCA Expansion' and mail it to Stonehill SDA church at the above address.
Youth & Family Fun Night: Saturday, November 11 - Join us for vespers, play volleyball, and fellowship together. Times and more details coming.
The Ugandan Kids Choir will be here on Sunday, November 12. There will be more details to share at a later date.
Sweet Eats Fruit Farm visit: Saturday, November 18 - Spend late Sabbath afternoon at the farm, pet the animals, and enjoy a vespers program. It will be $7/person, which can be paid after Sabbath. Times and more details coming. Questions? Email email@example.com.
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.
Praise in Giving: Local Church Budget
Praise in Music:
The Message: Who Is Worthy - Pastor Eugene Kitney
Elder in charge: Brent Holm
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Deacon in charge:
Greeters this week: Merv & Roscell
Did you know?………
it takes $25 per attending person each week to meet the Stonehill Church budget.
Fellowship Lunch Host
Prayer Warriors, please remember these requests in your daily prayers:
Oct 21 Ellen Jensen SS class
Oct 28 Deacons/Deaconess
Nov 4 African Group
Nov 11 Spanish SS class
Sabbath, October 21
Baptismal Studies, teens, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch, Ellen Jensen SS class
Week of October 22-27
Monday, Karate with Pastor Kitney
Tuesday, Church Board Meeting
Tuesday, Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University class, 7pm
Wednesday, Karate with Pastor Kitney
Friday, Sunset 2 Sunset
Sabbath, October 28
Baptismal Studies, Earliteen, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch, Deacon/Deaconess
Pathfinders and Adventurers, regular meeting
Dates to Remember
Pastor Appreciation Month, October
SCA Annual International Festival, October 29
Guys’ Table Tennis, November 5
Daylight Savings Time ends, November 5
Youth and Family Fun Night, November 11
Ugandan Kids Choir, November 12
Youth and Family Fun Night, November 18
Special Emphasis: Please pray for the people in Northern California suffering from devastation by fire.
Gary and Lynn Marquis and family members – recovering from auto accident
Cortez family after the passing of Arcelia
Louis Escalante – surgery
Eddie Stevens (Rhona’s nephew) – in the hospital
Joan Anderson - poor health
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
Jorge Cisneros (husband of Elda Guillet) – obtain Visa to enter the USA
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
Robert Juler – needs work
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
Zalina Williams – recovering from kidney tumor surgery
If you have a prayer request or praise, send it to PrayForMe@stonehillchurch.org.
Massage Opens a Door
Nikolai, a 20-year-old Seventh-day Adventist, lives in a restrictive Muslim nation where it is dangerous to even acknowledge being a Christian. He attended a month-long training course on massage therapy, organized by the Adventist Church in another country. Upon returning home, he placed an advertisement offering massage therapy on his Facebook page. Not long afterwards, he received frantic call from a mother who had seen the advertisement and begged him to treat her young son. When Nikolai met the boy and learned about the boy’s disability, he advised he did not have enough experience to treat her son. But the mother insisted. “Please, help him,” she said. “I have asked every massage therapist that I can find. Everyone has refused to help. You are my last hope.” Nikolai reluctantly agreed on one condition – that he be allowed to pray before every massage session. To his surprise, the mother agreed.
The boy’s father was home when Nikolai came for the third session and he watched with curiosity and suspicion as Nikolai prayed and then began the massage session. Nikolai learned that the father was a powerful government official. There was nothing Nikolai could do but explain what had happened – that he was a Christian, had not felt qualified to assist the boy but had finally agreed under the condition that he could ask God for help. Nikolai’s explanation satisfied the father. One day, during a session, the father received an important phone call and immediately got dressed to leave. Nikolai stopped him at the door. “Sir, I don’t know what this emergency is, but let’s pray about it before you go.” The father agreed. Nikolai never found out more about the emergency, but he later learned that it had been resolved.
As the massage therapy progressed, the parents saw changes in their son. The boy was not cured, but he was making remarkable progress and began to do things he couldn’t do before. The father began to tell other senior government officials, “You won’t believe the massage therapist who is helping my son. He is the best in the country. You should try him!” With these recommendations, soon Nikolai was massage therapist for a large group of well-placed government officials in that country. Nikolai sites God’s promise in Philippians 4:13: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”. Nikolai’s story reminds us that we serve a powerful God. Like Nikolai, you may not have much experience. But when you pray for God’s wisdom, God opens the door in remarkable ways.
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Administrative Assistant, Church Office
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