Stonehill SDA Church
Newsletter 4/16/2016

Developing Loving Relationships with
hrist and Our Community.

Hello Stonehill Church Family,

We look forward to worshiping with you this Sabbath!

Treasure Quotes
Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord, is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation. - Isaiah 12:2

Friday: Stonehill Christian Academy, last day for early registration discount.


Sabbath: Feed the Homeless Outreach
Joint Mission - Stonehill SDA and Round Rock SDA Churches
When: 1:30 PM, April 16th
Where: 4 Applegate Circle, Round Rock
Items to bring:
*To-go boxes
*To-go forks/knife/spook/napkin sets
     Bring to Round Rock SDA by 1:30PM on Saturday, April 16th for packaging. 
     If unable to bring food, please donate your time at Round Rock SDA packaging food for distribution.
     Distribution will follow completion of packaging food items and will be located adjacent to the Salvation Army Austin Headquarters at 501 E 8th St, Austin, TX 78701. Participants can caravan down together.
     Other items to donate: extra socks, shoes, backpacks, your time, and prayer warriors to meet, talk, and pray with the homeless community of Austin.
     For more details or questions contact Joshua Wright at 832-244-7776, or

Worship Service
The King’s Heralds
Praise in Giving: Our Local Church Budget
     Is there ever a time when believers are excused from tithing?
     Debt is a prevalent issue in society today. Can believers be excused from tithing when expenses are greater than their income? Can believers be excused from tithing while working toward getting out of debt? Mrs. White posted a logical question, “Should I tell you to be sure to pay all you owe any man, although you rob God to do so?” (Counsels on Stewardship, 92).
     What would happen to your giving if you were debt free? What would happen to this congregation if all of our members would practice self-control, live debt free, and give generous offerings to further God’s work? What would mission look like here at home and around the world?
The Message: The King’s Heralds
Elder of the Day: Chris Walton  |  423.552.5772
Deacon of the Day:

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.

    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,



This Sabbath

Fellowship Lunch - All Church
Stonehill Church Choir Practice, 1:30-2:30 pm
Feed the Homeless Outreach, meet at Round Rock SDA Church 1:30 pm
Day of Hope & Compassion, April 16 -17. On the weekend of April 16-17, 2016, all Adventist churches, elementary schools, academies, colleges, universities and hospitals across our Division will join together in reaching out to our neighborhoods, towns and cities, with our message of Hope and our lifestyle of Compassion. Elder Dan Jackson, President of the Adventist church in North America, envisions grand collaboration among church members, church departments and institutions to bring hope through service, acts of kindness, social media postings and inspiring, practical literature, which benefits the community in their everyday life. Please, mark your calendars; we need total engagement to make it a reality. For more information, feel free to go to The social media hashtags for the Day of Hope & Compassion are #dayofhope #compassion10m.

Next Week
Sunday: Chinese Cooking Class, 3:00-5:00 pm. Class size limit is 15. Please contact Amy at for more information.
Sunday: Finance Committee Meeting, 4:00-6:00 pm
Tuesday: Prayer Group. A weekly session devoted to praying for our school, the parents, teachers, and students. It will meet at the school at 8:15 am.
Tuesday: Church Board Meeting, 7:00-9:00 pm
Friday-Sunday: Adventurers’ Central TX Camp

Next Sabbath
Fellowship Lunch - Invite a Guest Home
Stonehill Church Choir Practice, 1:30-2:30
Pathfinder Meeting, 4:30-7:30 pm
You Night at Stonehill, 7:30-10:30 pm
Youth Night at Stonehill: All youth are invited to a night of fun and food at Stonehill on Saturday, April 23. The event will start at 7:30 p.m. with a short vespers program. Then we will have food and games. Parents with children age 7 and younger must stay at the church and help with their child. Older children can be dropped off at the church and picked up at 10:30 p.m. Of course, all parents are welcome to stay. The cost for food and drink is $2 per person. If any young adults or parents are able to help with these events, please contact Fawn Escalante at or Silvia Covarrubias at

Dates to Remember
Church Workday!
We need YOU to come help us care for God’s House.
Sunday, April 24, from 1:00-4:00 pm. We are going to be cleaning and finishing up some projects around the church. Please bring your tools, a friend, a ladder, another friend, some cleaning rags another friend, and a bucket.
Here is a list of projects we need to complete:
Wash garbage cans
Wash tables and chairs
Wash windows
Clean the refrigerators
Clean the ovens (convection and regular)
Mount the projector screen in the board room
Mount the lights upstairs
Bring wood, batting and burlap downstairs from A/V room, to be thrown away
Move the Pathfinder trailer out of the dirt
Weed flowerbeds
Shred papers

Refreshments will be provided!

Sandi Patty, Forever Grateful, The Farewell Tour. LifeAustin Amphitheatre, Saturday, April 30, 2015 at 7:00 pm. If we purchase 10 tickets the price is $14.38 each! If you are interested in attending, contact the church office.
Stonehill Christian Academy 1st Annual Walk-A-Thon: Save the date and your money to participate in and sponsor SCA students to walk a 5K at the Pflugerville Lake Park on May 1st, 2016 at 8:00 am.  Registration fee for non SCA student participants will be $25.  You may turn fees in with the completed registration form in the bulletin in a tithe envelope marked "Walk-a-thon Registration" by April 30, or on the day of the event.  All proceeds will benefit SCA.  Make plans now to attend and if you can't, please find a student to sponsor.


Women's Ministries Retreat “Being Light in a Dark World”, September 23-25, 2016 at La Torretta Resort and Spa 600 La Torretta Blvd. Montgomery TX  77356 - See more at:

Stonehill Church is accepting applications for a part time administrative assistant. Contact Pastor Kitney, or Ellen Jensen,, ASAP for more details.

Stonehill Christian Academy is now accepting applications for a part time assistant for our Summer Camp program running June 1 through July 31. The schedule would be 1:00-6:00 pm. Contact Chinyere Ukegbu at 512-763-2776 for more details. Submit resume to High School education required.
* School Treasurer - Requires accounting experience and a desire to help our school succeed. Please contact Brent Holm at 512-966-3501 for details.

* After School Care Aide - is now accepting applications. Please see the school website or contact Chinyere Ukegbu at 512.763.2776 for more details.

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. If you are interested in helping with or leading out in this ministry, please contact Amber Lovett at

Prayer List 
Please remember these requests in your daily prayers:
Special Emphasis: Elders
June Schoonover - Broken hip
Limari’s aunt - health issues
Stephen Hackett (Carlton’s brother) - 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
Kris Fiala (Eric Whichelow’s friend) - hysterectomy
Adrianna Baca’s grandmother - very sick
Julieth Dick - swelling in her knee
Diane Yates (Sarah Wolverton’s friend) - breast cancer
Wayne Hutchison - health issues
Demi Garduque (Chinyere Ukegbu’s friend) - end stage renal disease
Laurie (Hutchison’s daughter) - breast cancer
Bill Price (Corky’s husband) - recovering from 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
Elias Taylor (Alicia’s 3-year-old son) - high blood pressure
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, Meri Holm at


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Have a Blessed Day!

Meri Holm
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
6   Fellowship Lunch – All Church
16   Stonehill Choir Practice
16   Youth Homeless Outreach
17   Chinese Cooking Class
17   Finance Committee Meeting
19   Church Board Meeting
22-24  Adventurers’ - Central TX Area Adventurer Camp
23   Invite a Guest Home for Lunch
23   Stonehill Choir Practice
23   Pathfinder Meeting
23   Youth Night at Stonehill
24   Spring Cleaning at Stonehill
30   Education Sabbath
30   Fellowship Lunch – Peter Walker’s Class
30   Stonehill Choir Practice
 1     Stonehill Christian Academy Walk-a-thon
 1     Guys’ Table Tennis
 7     Stonehill 101 Class
 7     Healing Heart Cantata
 7     Fellowship Lunch – Young Adults & Young Professionals Classes
 7     Stonehill Choir Practice
 7     Adventurers’ Meeting
 8     Mother’s Day


*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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