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Weekly Newsletter

December 20, 2018

Developing loving relationships with Christ and our community

The Christmas Story
Matthew 1:18-25, KJV
 
"Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily. But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins. Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife: And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name Jesus."
Dear Church Family,

We've updated our weekly newsletter!  We hope it will be a useful resource for church members to stay involved and be in-the-know.

Events
To view our calendar of upcoming events, visit this link:
Calendar of Events

Prayer Ministries
To view the current prayer requests, visit this link:
Prayer Request List
If you would like to receive a list of timely prayer requests from the Prayer Ministries Team, please email Elder Brent at prayforme@stonehillchurch.org.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Verified Volunteers: if you are serving (even just once) at Stonehill in ANY volunteer position, you HAVE to complete and clear the North American Verified Volunteers program before the December 31, 2018 deadline. You can find the link on our church website http://stonehillchurch.org/verified-volunteers/ or directly at https://ncsrisk.org/adventist/.
 
Pastor Kitney will be out of the state during December 17-24 and on Christmas break until January 4. For any pastoral needs please contact our church office or one of the elders.


Please join us to help take down the Christmas decorations at the church on Sunday, December 30 at 12:00pm.  -The Decorating Committee   

The upstairs storage room will be cleaned and reorganized on January 2nd starting at 10:00 a.m. We welcome all who are willing to help with this project. If you have items stored you will want to be there to assist or advise Teresa Serl of the importance to keep them.


Agape dinner & communion (feel free to also bring your favorite fruits, cheeses, dinner rolls, breads or crackers to add to the fellowship) - January 4th, 2019 at 7pm.



Bring a Dish & Join us for a Potluck Lunch!
Fellowship Lunch Host

Dec 22    All Church, Christmas
Dec 29    Ellen Jensen’s SS class
Jan 5      Invite a Guest Home for Lunch
Jan 12    Deacons/Deaconesses

Stewardship in Giving

"The people rejoiced...for they had given freely and wholeheartedly to the Lord..."
1 Chronicles 29:9.


God's gift of love to us was the ultimate gift of his Son, Jesus Christ. The early gifts given to the Christ child included elaborate gifts from the wise men that supported the family for several years until they could return to Nazareth. The innkeeper provided a place to stay. Even the shepherds came from the fields to give encouragement and praise. Plan your special gift to your Lord during this Christmas season. 

You can give at Stonehill's Online Giving Page

How are my offerings used?

TITHE: World Ministries, Pastors, Universities, Conference Operations, Retirement
WORLD: Mission, Education, Communications, TV/Radio, Disaster Relief, Thank, ADRA
TX CONFERENCE: Camps, New building, Evangelism, Member Training
LOCAL BUDGET: SCA, Utilities, Maintenance, Music, Sabbath School, Kitchen, Insurance, Mortgage
SPECIAL OFFERINGS: Designated local and world special projects close to our hearts

Church Budget

To view the November 2018 Finance Update, visit this link: Finance Update

Stay Informed

Chinyere (Cici) Ukegbu & Rhone Uyaniker's Wedding Shower will be Sunday, January 13, 3:30-5:30pm at the church. Come and show your love and support for their new life together. This is a co-ed event; all are welcome. For questions, please contact Kijana Knight-Torres at jkijana@gmail.com. You can find Cici and Rhone's wedding registry at https://www.zola.com/wedding/chinyereandrhone
 
SCA Prayer Time happens on 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 bkdupper@yahoo.com.
Visit the Stonehill SDA Church website www.StonehillChurch.org

If you would like to have announcements listed in the bulletin or in our weekly newsletter please email your requests by Wednesday to Teresa@StonehillChurch.org.

If you want to become a member or transfer membership from another church email Meri@StonehillChurch.org.
Our mailing address is:
Stonehill Seventh-day Adventist Church
4301 Kelly Lane
Pflugerville, TX 78660
512-537-1844

Church Office Hours:
Monday through Thursday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm


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