Stonehill SDA Church
Newsletter 11/15/2018

Developing Loving Relationships with
hrist and Our Community.

Hello Stonehill Church Family,

We look forward to worshiping with you this Sabbath!

Treasure Quotes/Thoughts
“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”  Philippians 4:6-7
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.”  Colossians 3:16-17


We need your help – again!!! This may sound like just a repeat of last week’s announcement, and in a way it is, because the septic pump was clogged up again this week due to wipes in the lift station pump the same as last week. Please, please, please, toilet paper and body waste are the only items that should be flushed. All other items are to go in the trash can since they can and will clog the pump and create major expense. We just had the pump replaced this spring and it is in danger of burning out again if we are not able to get a handle on the amount of wipes that are being flushed. Please do not flush wipes or we may be without the use of restrooms for a while.



Pie-O-Thon Pick Up!! Please pick up your orders from the choir Pie-O-Thon in the foyer today (this Sabbath). Didn't remember to buy a pie (or pecans)? We've got you! We'll have a limited number of assorted pies and pecans available for you to take home just in time for Thanksgiving. Donations of $10 per item are welcome. All proceeds benefit the Stonehill choir.



Please join the Stonehill Choir for their special Christmas cantata "Silence and the Sound". Admission is free! This year's performance will also feature the Stonehill SDA Church Children's Chorus. The Silence and the Sound is a Cantata for Christmas by Heather Sorenson. This is more than a re-telling of the nativity. This work explores both the mystery and the majesty of Christ's birth. Filled with original sacred songs and beloved carols, this innovative cantata is not only a beautiful concert moment, but it is a true worship experience. The richness of both contemporary and traditional elements, along with thoughtful narrations, make this work an excellent choice for blended worship styles, and the stunning orchestrations complete the experience. Dates:
December 8, 2018 at 7:00pm
Alpha SDA Church: 
3016 E 51st St, Austin, TX 78723
December 15, 2018 at 11:00am (during regular service)
Stonehill SDA Church: 4301 Kelly Ln, Pflugerville, TX 78660


The church mortgage is now below $800,000! Thank you to all who have contributed to, and continue to contribute to, this accomplishment.


Church Business Meeting, Sabbath, December 1, 2018. Vespers to begin at 5:30pm, business meeting to start at 6:00pm.


Women’s Ministry Devotional: Ladies, Women’s Ministry would like to invite you to join our online devotional group where we can share and discuss the message with each other. Please join us on the YouVersion Bible app. Once you have downloaded the free app, send a friend request to This is perfect for all of our busy lives. Here is a screenshot of what the app looks like:

“Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill His promises to her!” Like 1:45 NIV


SCA will present their Christmas program, “David’s Dynasty, A bearded family of shepherds finding their heritage in the Christmas story!” during the church service on Sabbath, December 8,  2018. Come show your support for the school and appreciate the hard work the children have put into this program.


Pathfinder fundraiser movie “The Mysterious Note” Movie Night on December 15 at 6:00 pm. Tickets are $10.00 per person. Refreshments will be on sale beginning at 5:30 and again during intermission. Invite friends, neighbors and family. All proceeds will go towards getting our Pathfinders to Oshkosh in August 2019.


2019 Devotional Books. If you would like to order your 2019 devotional book at the church discounted price, please have your order and money to Teresa by December 15, 2018. Any questions, contact or 512.537.1844.


SCA Prayer Time, Thursday mornings at 8:00 to 8:30 a.m. in the church lobby. Prayer Time is to help support the teachers and students of SCA through prayer, to pray for God’s guidance to parents and uplift family burdens, and to ask for God’s guidance of SCA now and in the future. All parents, guardians, grandparents, and supporters of Stonehill Christian Academy are invited to come and pray for the school. If you are not able to be present but have a prayer request, please email Beth Sinha at


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,


Fellowship Lunch Host
Nov 17   All Church Thanksgiving Brunch
Nov 24   Asian Group
Dec 1      Invite a Guest Home for Lunch
Dec 8      Myrna Cogan’s SS class

Sabbath, November 17
Thanksgiving Brunch, (no Sabbath School scheduled)
Stonehill Choir Practice
Adventurers and Pathfinders, regular meetings
Week of November 18-23
Monday, No Karate with Pastor Kitney
Tuesday, No Church Board Meeting
Wednesday, No Karate with Pastor Kitney
Friday, No Sunset 2 Sunset
Sabbath, November 24
Baptismal Studies, Earliteen, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch – Asian Group
Stonehill Choir Practice
Pathfinders, babysitting fundraiser



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

Emphasis: Please pray for all those who have lost loved ones and homes in the recent tragic fires of Paradise, California. Many of our Adventist brothers and sisters have experienced great loss.

Dashiell Ballarta – on military deployment
Jeremiah Golding – on military deployment
Joey Sherman (friend of the Ballartas) – cancer
Fernando Lagunas (friends of Rose and Gaspar Garcia) – medical issues and surgery
Jude Cunningham (Nikki’s newborn son) – continues to have seizures
Mark Tonn (Debra Weldy’s brother-in-law) – recovering from brain surgery
Helen Ing (Eileen deJong’s mother) – passed away

Mauva Colbert (Dorian’s mother) – health issues
Daisy Dongieux (friend of Laura Beth Schneider) – ovarian cancer
Diane Yates (Sarah Wolverton’s friend) – breast cancer
Dorian Colbert – ongoing health issue
Gavin Pardeiro (grandson of Laura Beth and Roland Schneider) – auto accident injuries
Joanna (Illeana Katz’s sister) – cancer
Julie Davis (Ann Daluz’s sister) – Lupus complications
Miguel Guillet – cancer and other
Salvador Posada (Rex’s father) – health issues
Shelly Baggett (friend of the Mauries) – medical issues
Steve Budd (Silvia Covarrubias’ brother-in-law) – bone tumor
Yolanda Jacoby (Roberto’s sister’s mother-in-law) – stage 4 cancer

If you have a prayer request or praise, send it to 

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 contact Meri Holm,

Calendar of Events

16  Sunset 2 Sunset
17  Baptismal Studies, Teens, Pastor’s office
17  Fellowship Brunch – All church Thanksgiving
17  Stonehill Choir Practice
17  Adventurers and Pathfinders, regular meetings
18  Finance Committee meeting
19  No karate class
20  No Church Board Meeting
21  No karate class
22  Thanksgiving
23  No Sunset 2 Sunset
24  Baptismal studies, Earliteen, Pastor’s office
24  Fellowship Lunch – Asian Group
24  Stonehill Choir practice
24  Pathfinder Babysitting Fundraiser
26  Karate with Pastor Kitney
28  Karate with Pastor Kitney
30  Sunset 2 Sunset
1    Stonehill 101 class, Pastor’s office
1    Fellowship Lunch – Invite a Guest Home for Lunch
1    Stonehill Choir practice
1    Adventurers, Bible Adventurer in San Marcos
1    Pathfinders, regular meeting and AY meeting
1    Church Business Meeting
2    Guys’ Table Tennis
3    Karate with Pastor Kitney
5    Karate with Pastor Kitney
7    Sunset 2 Sunset
8    Baptismal Studies, Adults, Pastor’s office
8    SCA Christmas program
8    Fellowship Lunch – Myrna Cogan’s SS class
8    Stonehill Choir practice
8    Stonehill Choir Performance at Alpha SDA Church
10  Karate with Pastor Kitney
12  Karate with Pastor Kitney
13  SCA School Board Meeting
14  Sunset 2 Sunset
15  Baptismal Studies, Teens, Pastor’s office
15  Stonehill Church Choir performance at Stonehill
15  Fellowship Lunch – Children’s Ministries
15  Adventurers and Pathfinders, regular meeting
15  Pathfinder Fundraiser movie “The Mysterious Note”

*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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