Hello Stonehill Church Family,
We look forward to worshiping with you this Sabbath!
We are collecting New or Gently Used Handbags from March 1st - 31st. The collected bags will have the Domestic Abuse Hotline Number DISCREETLY stitched inside the bag and children in Shelters Across Texas will select a bag to give to their Mom on Mother's Day. You can drop them off at our martial arts school located at: 2700 Pecan St West, Pflugerville (3 Points Plaza) 512-522-3912 ext. 703 or make arrangements for another drop off location. Thank you for helping to support this awesome cause.
Lost and Found
Please check the lost and found items on the table by the Board Room and in the kitchen for any items that might belong to you and your family. All remaining items will be donated to a worthy cause on April 23, 2017.
Fellowship Lunch Changes now effective:
Those wishing to participate in the Fellowship Lunch should seat themselves at the tables. Encourage guests to sit with you. People will be dismissed by table. If you choose to go directly to the lunch line you will nicely be asked to return to your table and wait to be dismissed.
Women Bible Study: on break until further notice.
The Message: King's Heralds
Elder in charge: Isaac Sitienei
Stonehill Christian Academy news.
If you would like to pre-register your child for the 2017-2018 school year, please see us any time. $100 off of the registration fee of $400 for those that register before April 15. $50 credit will be applied to your account for August if a child registers based on your referral. This early registration price is available to everyone who is interested so long as the child is registered for school before April 15, 2017. We encourage you to register as soon as possible as this will greatly help us in our planning for the new year and save you some money. If you would like to purchase uniforms, they will also be available on that day.
Box Tops for Education
We are looking for someone to be our box tops organizer. If you are interested in sorting the box tops into groups of 50 and sending them off as part of our fundraising efforts, please contact Miss Baca at email@example.com as soon as possible.
Prayer time for Stonehill Christian Academy. All those who would like to join in prayer for our faculty, staff and families, please meet by the lunch tables in the sanctuary at 8:05-8:30am every Thursday morning starting February 2, 2017. If you have any questions or requests, contact Beth Sinha at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-588-8291.
Praise in Giving: Local Church Budget
Praise in Music:
email@example.com | 512.216.7622
Deacon in charge: Chijioke Nwachukwu
firstname.lastname@example.org | 512.293.1622
Greeters this week: Merv & Roscell
Did you know?………
1. Local Budget - provides for our church ministries, building, and mortgage.
it takes $25 per attending person each week to meet the Stonehill Church budget.
2. Tithe - sent to Texas Conference for administrative support in Texas and worldwide church.
3. Mark specific donations on your offering envelope. All unmarked and loose offering is used to support our Local Budget. Please print first and last name clearly on envelopes. Or give online from our website stonehillchurch.org.
4. Save labels (Morning Star, Loma Linda, Worthington). Kellogg Corporation supports NAD mission projects for collected labels.
Fellowship Lunch Host
Prayer Warriors, please remember these requests in your daily prayers:
March 18 African Group
March 25 Hispanics
April 1 Roberto Torres SS class
April 8 All Church
Sabbath, March 18
Baptismal studies, teens (age 14-17), Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch – African Group
Week of March 19-24
Sunday, Finance Committee Meeting
Monday, Karate with Pastor Kitney
Tuesday, Church Board Meeting
Wednesday, Karate with Pastor Kitney
Friday, Sunset 2 Sunset
Sabbath, March 25
Baptismal studies, Earliteen (age 10-13), Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch – Hispanics
Pathfinder, regular meeting
Dates to Remember
Finance Committee Meeting, March 19
Church Board Meeting, March 21
Adventurer Sabbath, March 25
Home & School Fundraiser Walkathon, April 30
Special Emphasis: Chinyere Ukegbu and Rhone Uyaniker on their mission trip to India
Guy Daluz – employment
Juli eDavis (Ann Daluz’ sister) – health issues
Jorge Cisneros (husband of Elda Guillet) – obtain Visa to enter USA
Vince Montez (friend of Ballartas) – kidney cancer
Julian Naidoo (Jacqui Reuben's Husband) – death of his father and trip to South Africa
Ruth Hutchison and family mourning death of Wayne
David Jensen family
Julieth Dick – recovering from surgery
Joan (Lindy Posadas’ sister-in-law) – health issues
Tina Okrah – facial palsy
Steve Budd (Silvia Covarrubias’ brother-in-law) – bone tumor
Helen Ing (Eileen deJong’s mother) – health issues
Demi Garduque (Chinyere Ukegbu’s friend) - end stage renal disease
Diane Yates (Sarah Wolverton’s friend) – breast cancer
Grace Byrd (daughter of Amber Lovett’s friend) - Leukemia
Isolde Whichelow (Eric’s mother) – health issues
James (Hutchison’s friend) - Lymphoma
Jim Underwood (friend of the Julers) – brain cancer
Kaitlyn Jankovsky (daughter of the Ballarta’s friend) - Leukemia
Laurie (Hutchison’s daughter) – breast cancer
Pastor Kitney’s brother – health issues
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 PrayForMe@stonehillchurch.org.
God is First
At the tender age of 7, Naum (pronounced NOW-oom) had to stand up for his faith. In Yugoslavia, school was obligatory every Saturday but Naum determined not to attend school on Sabbath but to attend church. After missing 2 Saturdays in a row, the first grader was confronted by a special commission set up to interrogate him. Standing alone, the seven-year-old bravely faced the school director, two teachers, and two uniformed police officers – one of whom was the regional director of the secret police.
“Why aren’t you attending school on Saturday?” the interrogator began. “Because I believe in God, and according to the fourth commandment of His law, I’m not to be in school on His Sabbath. This is why I’ll be in church every Sabbath, not in school,” Naum replied. When threatened with expulsion from school, Naum advised he’d be in church anyway “because God is first in my life”. “So what do you do at your church?” the interrogator continued. “We read the Bible, sing songs, and pray.” “Sing us a song!” the group demanded. So Naum sang a song and said a simple prayer. When asked if his father had told him not to go to school, Naum honestly answered “no”. If the answer had been “yes”, his father would have gone immediately to prison. Knowing his son could be interrogated, Naum’s father had never told him not to attend school. The commission told Naum he would be informed whether or not he could stay in school. No directive came from the commission so Naum continued attending school, except on Sabbaths. At age 15, Naum could not continue his education due to his firm decision to keep Sabbath so he started working fulltime with his father on the farm.
But God had other plans for Naum. There was soon an Adventist secondary school and college opened in his country. The school staff read the book, Education, by Ellen G. White and the education received at the school was the best. By the fourth year of operation, the students were scoring higher on state tests than the students from the State schools! Naum attended university and upon graduation was offered two jobs – a highly desired political position with many benefits in the communist government, and a teaching position in the Adventist school. The government considered Naum for their job “because we need honest people in politics; they are rare! We need people with principles!” Naum however, felt called to teach at the Adventist school where for many years, Naum faithfully served the students, not only teaching them French and Latin, but eternal values.
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