Stonehill SDA Church
Newsletter 4/9/2016

Developing Loving Relationships with
hrist and Our Community.

Hello Stonehill Church Family,

We look forward to worshiping with you this Sabbath!

Pastor Eugene will be out of State for the next two weekends. Will be in town for a few days between. After the 2nd weekend I will be back and available April 13. In the interim to please contact one of the elders for any and all Pastoral needs.

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

Worship Service
Beginners will be presneting.
Praise in Giving: Christian Record Services for the Blind & Our Local Church Budget
     The Seventh-day Adventist Church provides camps as well as other ministries to improve the quality of life for thousands of visually impaired adults, teens, and children in North America and in some 70 other countries. Christian magazines and books are provided in audio, braille, and large print formats, including the adult and children’s Sabbath School lessons and Bible study courses.
     Open your eyes to the possibilities as you give an offering today that will help Christian Record Services enhance the lives of those who cannot see.
The Message: “Discovering God at Work on the Other Side of the World” – John 17:14-20 – Dr. David Ripley

Elder of the Day: Roberto Torres  |  512.983.6723

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 Choir Practice, 1:30-2:30 pm
Pathfinder Meeting, 4:30-7:30 pm
Youth 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 this Saturday, April 9. The event will start at 7:30 p.m. with a short vespers program. Then we will have games and pizza. 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 pizza 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

Next Week
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.!
Friday: Stonehill Christian Academy, last day for early registration

Next Sabbath
Fellowship Lunch - Peter Walker’s Class

Stonehill Choir Practice, 1:30-2:30 pm
Youth Homeless Outreach, meet at Round Rock SDA Church 1:30 pm

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
     Frozen chickens will be available for pick up at Stonehill SDA church on Saturday, April 9th, located in the kitchen freezers for those who wish to take one home to cook; bring to Round Rock SDA by 1:30PM on Saturday, April 16th for packaging.  For any other items bring to the same address and time 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

Dates to Remember
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.

Chinese Cooking Class - Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 3:00 PM. Class size limit is 15. Please contact Amy at for more information.

Adventurer’s Central TX Area Adventurer Camp, April 22-24

Youth Night at Stonehill, April 23, 7:30-10:30 pm.

Spring Cleaning at Stonehill, Sunday April 24, 1:00-4:00 pm

Women’s Ministry! Sandi Patty, Forever Grateful, The Farewell Tour. LifeAustin Amphitheatre, Saturday, April 30, 2015 at 7:00 pm. 10 tickets for $10 each! Use promo code: Faith.

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.

Vacation Bible School at Stonehill, July 11-16.
Summer Camp 2016
In an effort to ensure the Lake Whitney Ranch lodges meet the highest standards of quality, safety and handicap accessibility, the Conference will be continuing construction through the summer of 2016. As such, the Summer Camp program will temporarily relocate and operate out of Shady Lakes Ranch in Cleburne, Texas for 2016. Activities such as horseback riding, canoeing, swimming, archery, crafts, baking, sports, and more will also be available this summer. In addition, a new week has been added for Family Camp from July 21-August 7! More dates, activities and information at 
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:

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
Housekeeping items:
1) Please dispose of baby wipes in the trash can and not the toilet. It wreaks havoc with our pump station.
2) Please put used cooking oil in a container and after it has cooled, throw it in the trash. Do not pour down the drain.
3) The appliances in the kitchen are NOT cleaned by our custodians; it is our responsibility to keep them clean.
4) Please pick up after yourself and your family. This is God’s House.
5) If you have items you would like to donate to the church, please contact the pastor first.
Thank you for your attention to these matters.

Prayer List 
Please remember these requests in your daily prayers:
Special Emphasis: Elders
Limari’s aunt, - health issues
Vic (Pastor Kitney’s uncle) - passed away
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
 9     Fellowship Lunch - All
 9     Stonehill Choir Practice
 9     Pathfinder Meeting
 9     Youth Night at Stonehill
16   Fellowship Lunch - Peter
       Walker’s Class
16   Stonehill Choir Practice
16   Youth Homeless
17   Chinese Cooking Class
17   Finance Committee
19   Church Board Meeting
22-24  Adventurers’ - Central
       TX Area Adventurer
23   Invite a Guest Home for
23  Stonehill Choir Practice
23  Pathfinder Meeting
23   Youth Night at Stonehill
24   Spring Cleaning at
30  Education Sabbath
30  No Fellowship Lunch
30  ACS Training Intro
30 Stonehill Choir Practice

 1  Stonehill Chrisitan Academy Walk a thon

*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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