Stonehill SDA Church
Newsletter 8/1/2015

Proclaiming God's love to Austin and Beyond

Hello Stonehill Family,

We look forward to worshiping together this Sabbath!
You can keep up with all the latest at Stonehill on our Facebook page:

or our webpage:

If you would like to have announcements listed in the bulletin or here in our weekly newsletter please email me at All requests have to be to me by Wednesday evening before Sabbath.

Treasure Text:

Psalms 105: 4
Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.

This Sabbath:
No Men’s Prayer Group this week
House Warming/Welcome Gift: We are accepting donations again this Sabbath, to present to Pastor Kitney and his family. There will be cards available at the greeter’s desk to sign and an envelope to leave your gift.
Remember our Food Donation Box: Our church is helping the area food banks fill their shelves. We are asking that everyone bring at least one non-perishable item to church this week, for our donation box. God will bless you for your generosity and those who receive it.
No Fellowship Lunch this week: An opportunity to invite friends and visitors home.

Elder in Charge: Ken Krivoshein, (512) 970-1472
2nd Reading:

Adrianna Baca joining us from Pharr SDA Church in Pharr, TX
Stewardship Offering – Texas Vision: This offering is for our local conference programs. These programs support the various ministries of our conference. These ministries, such as youth camps and schools, benefit all congregations.

Pastor Kitney:
Sermon Title: Walking in the Triumphal Procession
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 2:14-16

   Flowers up front: I you would like to
   donate a floral bouquet for our stage
   please contact Rhona Ballarta at (512)
   990-8251. Thank you for your ministry. 

Guys Table Tennis Group 

  1. Purpose: To share lessons that will help with the Christian moral and spiritual development of young men in our church family and learn to play table tennis proficiently, while having loads of fun.
  2. Date: 1st Sunday of every month
  3. Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  4. Location -
  5. Address and direction: here
  6. Meeting format:
    1. Half hour spiritual focus
    2. Remainder of time is for Table Tennis
Parents each young man will need the following: 
  1. Liquid to keep hydrated (there are water fountains at the facility)
  2. A good breakfast (but not too much) since playing table tennis can cause you to consume lots of energy
  3. A set of table tennis pads. Parents I suggest each young man do chores to earn or pay for the pads they use. We will celebrate with each guy as they declare they have completed paying for their pads.
  4. We will recognize and reward the boys who make the meeting on time and consistently.
  5. Parents:
    1. I highly recommend this book - It was really helpful to me in guiding my son in considering what values would truly make him a man.
    2. The cost of renting the Austin TT facility is $100. This provides us with 5 tables that we can use. If your family can contribute to help with this cost it will be appreciated. If not, please do not let this be a barrier in any way to you and your child/children participating.

The gate code for getting in to the storage lot is 491#7664*
Keep practicing. Check out this website for some really good tutorials -

Finally, guys we want you to invite your friends. Please do so earnestly.
Contact Peter Walker (512) 913-1467

PS: Check out this link – if we stick with it, one day we will be able to play like that J -
Next Sabbath:
Outdoor Sabbath School: August 8th, from 10-11 am, for Juniors, Earliteens and Youth. Meet at the back lot of the church by the garden area. Please be punctual. We have a lot of activities for the youth and will begin promptly at 10 am. Contact Josh Wright (832) 244-7776.
Comfortable pants and light shirt, hat is advisable
Closed toe shoes or boots
Water bottle (water provided)
Bug spray
Sun-tan lotion
*We will have extra spray and lotion on hand
Chairs (optional)

.Fellowship Lunch: The second and fourth Sabbath we will have our regular potluck. On the third Sabbath (the fifteenth) we have a guest musician and will have a special "lighter version" of our potluck.  If everyone joining us for lunch that Sabbath could bring either a salad or sandwiches, that would help take care of our guests as well as our church body and make preparing, serving and clean-up a breeze. :)
Fellowship Lunch Reminder: Please be sure to check the Fellowship Meal schedule. Also, the class/group assigned to potluck week is responsible for coordinating the receiving/placement of dishes and cleanup. They are not responsible for preparing all the dishes.
Squires News:
Adventurer Club wants YOU! The new school year is upon us!  Adventurer Club needs volunteer counselors for 2015-2016. If God has called you to work with elementary school-aged children, then please consider joining our club. Teens and adults are welcome to apply and must submit to a background check. For more info, or to find out other ways you can support our club, contact Laurie Chodorow at (512) 300-9723 or
Knights News:
Lester Wan is our new Pathfinder Director, Thank you Lester!
Jaime Jorge, Violin Virtuoso, will be here in concert August 15th for our worship service. You will be blessed by his music and his personal story of God’s miraculous leading. Be sure to invite your family, friends and neighbors to this special event.
Next LOL Meeting August 15! - It's hard to believe that summer is almost over. Join us for a back-to-school edition of Ladies of the Lord! We'll gear up for a new school year with wisdom and encouragement, share some tasty snacks, and have fun with some top secret activities. Interested? Let us know! Kijana, Limari, Priscila, and Lisa are standing by to make sure you get involved. Time and location will be announced soon! Contact with questions. 
Community Resource Fund: Our church does have a community resource fund that members can contribute to for those in need.


1 - Local Budget covers all of our church ministries as well as building and mortgage.
2 - Tithe comprises all funds sent to the Texas Conference for the administrative support of God’s missionary work.

Feel free to identify any other specific designations that you wish on your offering envelopes, which are available at the back of the sanctuary. Any unmarked loose offering will go to support our Local Church Ministry budget. For convenient online giving, visit

Prayer Warriors
Please remember these requests in your daily prayers:

Special Emphasis: Pray for our school as we prepare for another successful school year. Pray that God blesses the teachers, staff, students and parents.

Samuel Pernito (Rhona Ballarta’s father) – declining health after a fall
Richard Knight – recovering from bypass surgery
Karin (Brent and Meri's friend) - Breast cancer
Eddie, a homeless man that Laurie Chodorow met on the street
Robert Juler and his mother

Grace Byrd (daughter of Amber Lovett’s friend) - Leukemia
Brody Hickman (friend of Jacqueline Reuben-Naidoo) - Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis and Ulcerative Colitis
Yunis Lee (friend of Jacqueline Reuben-Naidoo) – severe anemia
Lukas (Sue Peugh’s great nephew) – health issues
Elias Taylor (Alicia’s 3 year old son) – high blood pressure
Matthew Walker (Peter and Lisa’s son) – kidney cancer is in remission
Jim Underwood (friend of the Julers) – brain cancer
Kaitlyn Jankovsky (daughter of the Ballarta’s friend) - Leukemia
Teatsy Farris – lung cancer
Roger Dickhaut (friend of Roger Peugh) – serious health issues
Peggy Ray (Sue Peugh’s relative) – health issues
Angie (Roger Peugh’s niece) – cancer
Thomas Taylor – nursing home

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

Pray for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on our church that we will seek eagerly to know and do the will of Christ and to have a richer and more meaningful walk with Him. Pray for boldness, humility, teachable spirit, compassion for weak and hurting, along with a hunger for fulfilling our call to seek the lost.
We have a new Twitter page! If you're on Twitter at want to see the latest going on at Stonehill, follow us at our new Twitter account: @Stonehillsda. We can't wait to connect with you!
Church directory reminder; remember, 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
School Notes:
Stonehill Christian Academy’s Back to School Night: August 13th from 6-8 pm. Use this opportunity to show support for school; meet our amazing teaching staff, review our curriculum and see why we think it’s the best choice for your children. If finances are a concern we still have some financial aid available.
Stonehill Christian Academy: First day of school is August 17.
Stonehill Christian Academy is now accepting applications for the full-time position of Teacher Aide for the 2015-16 school year. See for a job description. Contact Chinyere Ukegbu or call 512-763-2776 for details.

“A Joyful Marriage Seminar”. Revitalize friendship and romance in marriage. August 14-15, 2015, Friday 7:30 pm and Saturday 9:30 am at the Lightbearers Adventist Church, 1205 Sam Bass Rd, Round Rock, TX 78681. Register by August 7th, contact Oswald Becca 512-807-7045, $25.00 includes: child care, seminar materials, lunch on Saturday and door prizes. For more information go to  

Spirit Fest Austin: November 15, 2015, Dell Diamond – Noon. The Artists this year are: Third Day, Crowder, Matthew West, Francesca Battistelli, Danny Gokey, Tenth Avenue North, Matt Maher, Sidewalk Prophets, I Am They, Dan Bremnes, Mr. Talkbox and Jon Guerra. Several of us are planning on attending. You can purchase your General Admission Tickets online at Spirit 105.9. Stay tuned! 


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

Upcoming Events:
1  Pastor Kitney speaker
1  No Fellowship Lunch
2  Guys Table Tennis Group
8  Outdoor Sabbath School
8  Fellowship Lunch
13  Stonehill Christian Academy Open House
15  Jamie Jorge, Worship in Music
15  LOL - Ladies of the Lord
15- 16 Adventurer’s Staff Training
16  Church Finance Committee
17  Stonehill Christian Academy, school begins
18  Church Board Meeting
22  August Fellowship Lunch
22  Communication Team Meeting
29  Adventurers’ Registration/Meeting

Fellowship Meal:
All guests, friends and members are welcome each week. Everyone is encouraged to bring a vegetarian casserole, bread, salad and/or dessert and join us after the sermon

Fellowship Lunch Host
August 1:  No Fellowship Lunch
August 8:  Ellen Jensen's SS
August 15:  Everyone – Picnic Style Food
August 22:  Stonehill Christian Academy


Our mailing address is:
Stonehill Seventh-day Adventist Church

P.O. Box 1309
Pflugerville, TX 78691

Church Office Hours:
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
9:00am - 4:00pm
9:00am - 3:00pm