Stonehill SDA Church
Newsletter 6/25/2016

Developing Loving Relationships with
hrist and Our Community.

Hello Stonehill Church Family,

We look forward to worshiping with you this Sabbath!

Food for thought...
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peach, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. Isaiah 26:3

Firework Eye Safety
With the 4th of July celebrations coming up this weekend, please remember that fireworks can be dangerous if not handled properly. Thousands of people, many of them children, suffer eye injuries from fireworks each year in the United States. In the most severe cases, fireworks can rupture the globe of the eye, cause chemical and thermal burns, corneal abrasions and retinal detachment - all of which can permanently cause eye damage and affect vision. Caution with sparklers is important to remember. Sparklers reach a temperature of 1200 degrees F and can burn skin or clothes quickly. Additionally, more pets run away during fireworks "season" than any other time of the year. Remember that fireworks are scary to pets. Keep your pets inside, safely away from any fireworks being set off.
So, this year as you enjoy the fireworks, please take extra caution and safety measures (such as the tips shared in the safety poster below) so that all can stay safe - including your pets.


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We are looking for a cash car for Caleb. If you have one available, please contact April at 512-903-3359.

Interested in participating with the Pathfinders in the Lake Travis Shoreline Cleanup on September 13? Here is the link for signing up with the club: Lester will need to know by August 1 who is interested so that he can register all on August 11.

Worship Service
Praise in Giving: Texas Vision.

               God’s love for the world is clearly delineated throughout the scriptures. John 3:16 says God so loved the world He sent His son, Jesus Christ. John 3:1 says that God poured down His love on the world to the point of calling the believers His children. Furthermore, Paul describes a God who loves a cheerful giver.

                Paul appeals to the church in Corinth by reminding them of Jesus’s sacrifice for humanity through which believers are considered rich. Paul also gave clear advice on how to give: “Give according to what one has, not according to what he does not have” (2 Cor. 8:9,12).

                As you consider what Jesus did for you, may the thoughts fill you with a cheerful heart. Your liberal offerings will be a blessing in your conference as plans are made to further His kingdom.

The Message: Entering the Miraculous - John 6:5-6 - Minner Labrador Jr.

Elder in charge: Chris Walton  |  423.552.5772
Deacon in charge: Carlton Hackett  |  512.484.7558

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

Stewardship Principals
1.  ACCEPT CHRIST AS SAVIOR - That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.  Romans 10:9 NIV
2.  WORSHIP THE CREATOR - Fear God and give Him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come.  Worship Him who made the heven, the earth, the sea and the springs of water.  Revelation 14:6 NIV
3.  RETURN AN HONEST TITHE - Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse.  Malachi 3:8-11 NIV
4.  GIVE GENEROUSLY - You shall generously give to Him, and your heart shall not be grieved when you give to Him….Deuteronomy 15:10 NSAB

Now you can give online.

Use your credit or debit card or electronic funds transfer to pay tithe and offerings to your local church or give to conference projects.CLICK HERE TO GIVE.

Finance Chart

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 envelop.  All
     unmarked and loose offering is used to support our Local Budget.
4.  Save labels (Morning Star, Loma Linda, Worthington). 
     Kellogg Corporation supports NAD mission projects for collected labels.

“In order to credit the correct account with your donation, please print first and last names clearly when filling out the envelope stub as there may be others with the same last name.”

    Flowers up front: If you
    would  like to donate a floral
    bouquet for our platform to
    celebrate a special occasion or just
    because, contact Rhona Ballarta,

Sabbath, July 2
Stonehill 101 Class, class meets in Pastor’s office
Guest speaker, Pastor Minner Labrador, Jr.
Fellowship Lunch – Deacons, Deaconesses & Spanish Class
Week of July 3-July 8
Have a fun and safe 4th of July
Sabbath, July 9
Fellowship Lunch – Asian Group
Elder’s Meeting
Women’s Ministry Leadership Training Level 1, at Houston Central Seventh-day Adventist Church


Dates to Remember
Lindy Posadas’ Baby Shower on June 25, has been postponed. Lindy is registered @ Baby R US and Target, under Lindy Posadas. Her registry number at Target is 58208808. Hosted by friends: Davika Reid, Amber Lovett, Michele Kitney, Keren Sutton and Noemi Garcia, if you have questions.

Vacation Bible School
at Stonehill, July 11-18 from 6:00-8:00 pm.

VBS needs many volunteers. We'd also like the church to help by providing healthy snacks for the kids. We'd appreciate various types of fruit and nuts, (grapes, berries, pineapple, etc.) We'd also appreciate various types of bread or crackers and juice. Anyone interested in helping out or donating food can see Cici after church tomorrow or contact her at


Ministry Opportunities
Pianists or other musicians are needed for our Sabbath School classes.

Earliteens: need another teacher to help in the classroom. Please contact Beth Sinha at if you are able to help.

Peru Mission Trip, 28 July-8 August. If you would like to donate, please write "Peru Mission Trip" on the tithe envelope.

ShareHim is planning a mission trip to the beautiful Peruvian highlands town of Huancayo, September 14-25, 2016. Early registration ends July 3. You can find more information at

Power Hour of Prayer, each Sunday evening @ 7pm (CST). Dial in number (712)770-4005, Access code: 753473#. Email prayer request to - or text (903)316-0974. Please keep this ministry in prayer. Thank you very much!

Job Opportunities
Stonehill Christian Academy is now accepting applications for the following position:
* After School Care Aide - Now accepting applications. Please see the school website or contact Chinyere Ukegbu at 512.763.2776 for more details.

Things you need to know…
Tea Ministry is back in session. Please join us Sabbath mornings for breakfast.

“In order to credit the correct account with your donation, please print first and last names clearly when filling out the envelope stub as there may be others with the same last name.”
Guy’s Table Tennis Group will meet July 10 instead, since the first Sunday of the month is 4th of July weekend.

Women’s Ministry Leadership Training Level 1, at Houston Central Seventh-day Adventist Church, July 9-10. Registration deadline is June 30, 2016.

Women's Ministry Leadership Training Level 2 for Central TX area will be July 17. Deadline to register is July 11.
Educate for Eternity

Educate for Eternity is an initiative designed to encourage new student enrollment in Adventist schools throughout the Texas Conference.This partnership between the families, the local school, and the Texas Conference will provide financial assistance to new students through a three-way commitment. To get more information or find a school near you, talk to your local pastor or email


Children’s Ministries: Children's activity bags are available to our visitors and members during the service and can be found near the greeters table by the main entrance. Please remember to return them at the end of the service.  

Housekeeping items:
1) Please dispose of baby wipes in the trash can and not the toilet. It wreaks havoc with our pump station. FLUSHABLE WIPES ARE NOT FLUSHABLE, EVER!
2) The appliances in the kitchen are NOT cleaned by our custodians; it is our responsibility to keep them clean.
3) Please pick up after yourself and your family. This is God’s House.
4) If you have items you would like to donate to the church, please contact the pastor first. We are not Goodwill.
Thank you for your attention to these matters.


Prayer List 
Please remember these requests in your daily prayers:

Special Emphasis: Pray for our nominating committee to have God's leading in finding the right people to lead our ministries and that they will be willing to do so
Lindy Posadas – pregnancy issues
Helen Ing (Eileen deJong’s mother) – health issues
Judy Powery (Laurie Chodorow’s mother) – back problems
Ellen Jensen – health issues
Benjamin Hackett (Carlton’s father) – health deteriorating
Melda Morris (Ann Marie Dyer’s mother) – health issues
Brian Madry (Ellen Jensen’s coworker) – brain cancer
Pastor Kitney’s brother – health issues
Emilie Pacheco – health issues
Wes Rippey (Joline Whichelow’s friend) – recovering from heart attack
Tina Okrah – facial palsy
Isolde Whichelow (Eric’s mother) – health issues
Yolanda Jacoby (Roberto’s sister’s mother-in-law) – stage 4 cancer
Diane Yates (Sarah Wolverton’s friend) – breast cancer
Demi Garduque (Chinyere Ukegbu’s friend) - end stage renal disease
Laurie (Hutchison’s daughter) – breast cancer
Bill Price (Corky’s husband) – slow recovery from an accident
Matthew Walker – cancer is in remission
David Stone (Sue Peugh's friend) - Leukemia
James (Hutchison’s friend) - Lymphoma
Karin (Brent and Meri's friend) - Breast cancer
Grace Byrd (daughter of Amber Lovett’s friend) - Leukemia
Lukas (Sue Peugh’s great nephew) – health issues
Jim Underwood (friend of the Julers) – brain cancer
Kaitlyn Jankovsky (daughter of the Ballarta’s friend) - Leukemia
Teatsy Farris – lung cancer
Thomas Taylor – nursing home

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 get in contact with Meri Holm or email

Calendar of Events
 2     Stonehill 101 Class
 2     Pastor Minner Labrador Jr.
 2     Fellowship Lunch - Deacons, Deaconesses & Spanish Class
 9     Fellowship Lunch – Asian Group
 9     Elders Meeting
9-10  Women’s Ministry Level 1 training, Houston Central SDA church
10   Guys Table Tennis Group
11-15  Vacation Bible School at Stonehill
16   Fellowship Lunch – Peter Walker’s Class
17   Finance Committee Meeting
17   Women’s Ministry Leadership Training Level 1
18   Women’s Ministry retreat Early Bird registration deadline
19   Church Board Meeting
23   Fellowship Lunch – Invite a Guest Home for Lunch
30   Dr. Rodney Mills (TX Conference Ministerial Director)
30   Church Leadership Summit, Deacons & Deaconesses Training, Austin Spanish First Church
23-25  Women’s Retreat, La Torretta Resort and Spa, Montgomery TX
30-Oct 2   Men’s Retreat


*The lunch host is responsible for coordinating the receiving/placement of dishes and cleanup. 

Members we encourage you, to invite guests to join you in line. If you stay for lunch please help us with the cleanup afterwards.

Our mailing address is:
Stonehill Seventh-day Adventist Church

P.O. Box 1309
Pflugerville, TX 78691

Church Office Hours:
Monday through Thursday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm


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