Stonehill SDA Church
Newsletter 7/26/2018

Developing Loving Relationships with
hrist and Our Community.

Hello Stonehill Church Family,

We look forward to worshiping with you this Sabbath!

Treasure Quotes/Thoughts

We pray for blessings we pray for peace
Comfort for family, protection while we sleep
We pray for healing, for prosperity
We pray for Your mighty hand to ease our suffering
All the while, You hear each spoken need
Yet love us way too much to give us lesser things

‘Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears
What if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You’re near
What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise

We pray for wisdom, Your voice to hear
And we cry in anger when we cannot feel You near
We doubt Your goodness, we doubt Your love
As if every promise from Your Word is not enough
All the while, You hear each desperate plea
And long that we’d have faith to believe

What if Your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears
What if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You’re near
And what if trials of this life
Are Your mercies in disguise
~ Blessings by Laura Story


2nd Reading
Incoming Transfers
Adan Garza from Cedar Park Hill Country SDA Church, TX
Jaida Garza from Cedar Park Hill Country SDA Church, TX
Liane Garza from Cedar Park Hill Country SDA Church, TX
Troy Thomas from Alpha SDA Church, Austin, TX
Martha Thomas from Alpha SDA Church, Austin, TX


Please bring extra food for the fellowship lunch this Sabbath, July 28. We are having a baby dedication this Sabbath and are expecting at least 50 extra people in addition to our other guests. Thank you!


Stonehill Christian Academy is looking for someone to fill the before and after school care position for the 2017-2018 school year. Help is needed from 7-8am and 3-6pm. To apply, email your resume to The job description is posted at


Pathfinder Babysitting Fundraiser. The next Pathfinders babysitting will be this Sabbath night, July 28, 6:30 to 9:30 pm. This is an ongoing fundraising event offered every 4th Sabbath evening of the month to raise money to go to Oshkosh. The cost is $20 per child. Pathfinders will provide a snack and games for the children.


STONEHILL TRANSFORMERS EXERCISE CLASS: Please come join us next class, July 29, 8:15—9:30 am, at Pflugerville Lake near the flags. Your continued support is appreciated. Key Word is PREVENTION.


Summer CPR Class:  Stonehill Christian Academy will be hosting a three hour CPR training class on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 starting at 6:30 p.m. Along with the faculty and staff of Stonehill Christian Academy we would like to extend an invitation for members of the church community to attend as well. If you would like to participate in this class please contact Beth Sinha at (540) 588-8291 or  Kardiac Lifesavers instructors, certified through the American Heart Association will be leading out and giving either e-cards or hard copy of a completion card at the end of the course. A fee of $50 covers the materials and instruction for 1 Person Rescue CPR for Adult and Child. Instruction will include using an AED device on the premises of SCA and rescue instruction of a choking victim. If you have any question please contact Beth Sinha as mentioned above.


Register for choir! Registration for the 2018 choir season is now open. Rehearsals for the Christmas Cantata begin Sabbath, August 11 at 1:30 pm. Please sign up here to join us: Everyone is welcome to join choir! Please contact Kijana ( if you have any questions.


The Central Area Men’s Ministry Retreat, August 18, will be hosted at Stonehill SDA Church. The morning program will be for both men and women, the afternoon program for men only. Please bring additional food for our guests and be ready to assist with setting up and taking down additional tables and chairs.


Family and Youth Night Swim Party! Join us on Sunday, August 26, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Blackhawk neighborhood swimming pool, 3111 Steidel Drive, Pflugerville. We rented the pool and covered pavilion. Bring your favorite summer-time snack to share with others. Come hang out with us even if you don’t want to swim.


Worship Service

Praise in Giving: Texas Vision
Talents. Some people are very talented in the use of money. With dedication and discipline, they invest wisely and prosper. Then there are people like Jack Whittacker who won the Powerball lottery in 2002 for a cool $135 million but squandered away the full amount, or at least what what wasn’t robbed from him. Whatever our financial standing, God holds us accountable for the use of our money. A wise steward always puts God first in financial planning. And “first things first” means that the Lord’s part, the tithe, is the topmost item on the list of obligations. Did we say, obligations? No. It is rather a privilege and a joy to return a faithful tithe and give generous additional offerings. Let’s put the Lord to the test today and help support His work in our local conference.

Praise in Music:

The Message: 
 What is Your Name? - Romans 9:9-13 - Pastor Eugene Kitney

Elder in charge: David Onsongo  |  512.970.2862
Deacon in charge: Shawn Iram  |  512.410.9865
Greeters this week: Patsy & Desiree
Spanish translator:


Did you know?………
it takes $25 per attending person each week to meet the Stonehill Church budget.


Fellowship Lunch Host
July 28   Deacons/Deaconesses
Aug 4     African Group
Aug 11   Spanish SS Class
Aug 18   All Church

Sabbath, July 28
Baptismal studies, Earliteens, Pastor’s office
Baby dedication
Fellowship Lunch, Deacons/Deaconesses
Pathfinder Babysitting Fundraiser
Week of July 29 – August 3
Sunday, Transformers Exercise Class
Sabbath, August 4
Stonehill 101, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch, African Group
Dates to Remember
Guy’s Table Tennis, August 5
Stonehill Choir Bootcamp, August 5
Stonehill Choir Practice begins, August 11
Central Area Men’s Ministry Retreat, August 18
Transformers Exercise Class, August 19
Finance Committee Meeting, August 19
Start of school year, Stonehill Christian Academy, August 20
Karate with Pastor Kitney begins, August 20
Church Board Meeting, August 21
Pathfinder Babysitting Fundraiser, August 25



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

Emphasis: Pray for our members who are out of work and searching for a job.
Sharlene Andryshak – the death of her mother
Esther Hadjisputso – recovering from a fall
Linda (Ruben Garcia’s sister) – recovering from a brutal attack
Tommy (Teresa Serl’s 11-month old great nephew) – serious health issues and upcoming heart surgery
Amanda Vasquez – health issue
Anna (Eric Whichelow’s god-sister) – in State mental hospital
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
Dorian Colbert – 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
Jim Underwood (friend of the Julers) – brain cancer
Helen Ing (Eileen deJong’s mother) – health issues
Gladys Smith – on hospice for liver failure
Diane Yates (Sarah Wolverton’s friend) – breast cancer
Daniel and Megan Christian and daughter Anabella – spiritual issues
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

Sabbath Fills Emptiness
Even as Soon-Ae worked for God, planting churches and ministering, she felt something was missing from her heart. She was full of joy when she preached or participated in revival meetings, but it was followed by a deep emptiness afterwards. To fill the void, she studied theology and became a pastor. But still the emptiness in her heart. After an Adventist literature evangelist visited their home, her husband began attending the Adventist church. When Soon-Ae found out, she asked her husband how he, as a minister, could go to that cult. He replied it was not a cult, they have the truth. After that, she secretly started to read the Adventist books her husband had lying around the house. Then they were invited to attend some health lectures. On the third night, a Chinese-Korean woman approached Soon-Ae and asked “Pastor, people say this church is a cult. What do you think?”
Soon-Ae wanted to answer that it was a cult but found herself instead saying “No, this is not a cult. This church has the truth, including the biblical Sabbath.” Soon-Ae did not know why she had said that. They lady started attending and was later baptized. It was Soon-Ae’s first convert to the Adventist Church even though Soon-Ae herself wasn’t a member! Wanting to find something that said this church was a cult, Soon-Ae started attending. But she couldn’t find anything. She was surprised to see that the Adventists follow the Bible closely. Soon-Ae and her husband were baptized and now her dream is for her seven siblings to accept the Sabbath. Nowadays, Soon-Ae no longer feels empty. What was missing from her life was the Sabbath truth. Her heart is filled with joy in Jesus!

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

28  Baptismal studies, Earliteen, Pastor’s office
28  Baby dedication
28  Fellowship Lunch – Deacons/Deaconesses
28  Pathfinder Babysitting Fundraiser
29  Transformers Exercise Class
1    CPR Training for those who registered
4    Stonehill 101, Pastor’s office
4    Fellowship Lunch – African Group
5    Guys’ Table Tennis
5    Stonehill Choir Bootcamp
11  Baptismal studies, Adults, Pastor’s office
11  Fellowship Lunch – Spanish SS class
11  Stonehill Choir Practice
12  Transformers Exercise Class
18  Baptismal studies, Teens, Pastor’s office
18  Central Area Men’s Ministry Retreat
18  Fellowship Lunch – All Church
18  Stonehill Choir Practice
19  Transformers Exercise Class
19  Finance Committee Meeting
20  Start of school year for Stonehill Christian Academy
20  Karate with Pastor Kitney
21  Church Board Meeting
22  Karate with Pastor Kitney
25  Baptismal studies, Earliteen, Pastor’s office
25  Fellowship Lunch – Invite a Guest Home for Lunch
25  Stonehill Choir Practice
25  Pathfinder Babysitting Fundraiser
26  Transformers Exercise Class
27  Karate with Pastor Kitney
29  Karate with Pastor Kitney
1    Stonehill 101 Class, Pastor’s office
1    Stonehill Choir Practice
2    Guys’ Table Tennis
3    No Karate, holiday
5    Karate with Pastor Kitney
7    Sunset 2 Sunset
8    Baptismal Studies, Adults, Pastor’s office
8    Stonehill Choir Practice

*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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