Stonehill SDA Church
Newsletter 12/23/2017

Developing Loving Relationships with
hrist and Our Community.

Hello Stonehill Church Family,

We look forward to worshiping with you this Sabbath!

Treasure Quotes/Thoughts


2nd Reading
Outgoing Transfer
Isaac Sitienei to Clarksville SDA Church, TN
Incoming Transfer
Jionne Harnsberry from Austin Central SDA Church, TX



The Play "Coming Up Short" is a Christian Musical Dramedy that's going live this Valentines Day at the George Washington Carver Museum. It is my first theatrical project in nearly 20 years. I really appreciate your support in both attending and spreading the word. Tickets are sold on Eventbrite, or in person from me (April Phillips) to avoid the surcharge. Please spread the word and help me fill up these 300 seats. We are also available for private performances after the 14th. Group Sales of 10 or more are 10% off. Thanks for Your Support! April Phillips


Hearing Assist equipment is available: A limited number of personal audio devices are available during church service. Bring your own preferred earphones if you'd like. Please let one of the deacons or AV personnel know if you have need for hearing assist equipment.



Worship Service
Praise in Giving: Local Church Budget
Praise in Music:
The Message: I Am Sure of This - Philippians 1:1-6 - Pastor Eugene Kitney

Elder in charge: Simon Mgbor  |  512.545-3536
Deacon in charge: Juan Gutierrez  |  512.284.0524
Greeters this week: Carlton & John


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

Fellowship Lunch Host
Dec 23    All Church
Dec 30    Invite a Guest Home for Lunch
Jan 6      Children’s Ministries
Jan 13    Ellen Jensen SS class

Sabbath, December 23
Baptismal studies, Earliteens, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch, All church
Week of December 24-29
Sunday, Christmas Eve
Monday, Christmas Day
Wednesday, no Karate with Pastor Kitney
Friday, no Sunset 2 Sunset
Sabbath, December 30
Fellowship Lunch, Invite a Guest Home for Lunch
Dates to Remember
New Year’s Eve church party, December 31
Guys’ Table Tennis, January 7
Pathfinder TLT Training, January 13
Youth and Family Fun Night, January 13
Finance Committee, January 14
Church Board Meeting, January 15



Prayer List 
Prayer Warriors, please remember these requests in your daily prayers:

Special: All our members who are traveling during the holidays. 
Benjamin Yalung (Cici’s great uncle) – passed away
Roger Stanfield (Brent Holm’s cousin) – heart attack and pacemaker implant
Lynn Marquis’ father – upcoming colon surgery
Kip (Rachel Juler’s brother) – health issues 
Connie Rivera (friend of Garcia’s) – recovering from heart surgery 
Eddie Stevens (Rhona’s nephew) – severe health problems
Rhonda Spickard (Adam’s mother) – health problems
Daniel Christian (Bob’s son) – spiritual issues
Demi Garduque (Chinyere Ukegbu’s friend) - end stage renal disease
Diane Yates (Sarah Wolverton’s friend) – breast cancer
Elizabeth Cole (Ciara Parks mother) – recovering from surgery 
Helen Ing (Eileen deJong’s mother) – health issues
Jim Underwood (friend of the Julers) – brain cancer
Julie Davis (Ann Daluz’ sister) – mental and health issues 
Julieth Dick – health issues
Kaitlyn Jankovsky (daughter of the Ballarta’s friend) - Leukemia
Kris Hoch (friend of Chris Huggins) – stage IV pancreatic cancer
Maureen Utz (Meri Holm’s friend) – severe health issue with leg
Michael Christian (Bob’s son) - Lymphoma
Miguel Guillet – cancer and other health issues 
Patty Titus (Brent’s sister-in-law’s sister) – soft tissue carcinoma 
Steve Budd (Silvia Covarrubias’ brother-in-law) – bone tumor
Teatsy Farris – lung cancer
Yolanda Jacoby (Roberto’s sister’s mother-in-law) – stage 4 cancer

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


Mission Ministry

The Case Against God
Life was tough in Victor’s homeland of Moldova, where he was a state prosecutor. So, he bought a Polish passport in the black market and moved to Ireland to start a new life. But he found that his Moldovan roommate, Alexander, was a Seventh-day Adventist. Alexander infuriated Victor with his constant reading of the Bible. Every time Victor asserted that a belief from the church of his childhood was correct, Alexander would open the Bible and point to a text that proved him wrong. Victor challenged Alexander to prove the Bible had not been changed in 2,000 years. Alexander found him 5 books on archaeology and history of the Bible. In reading these books, Victor realized the Bible had not been changed. But Alexander must be reading from a special Adventist Bible so Victor purchased his own Bible, looking to prove Alexander wrong.
Listing 100 questions to be answered, Victor started reading the Bible. As he read, he found answers to all his questions and realized that the church of his childhood was wrong. Victor decided to start obeying God. Alexander was surprised when Victor asked to go to church with him. Victor was baptized a year later. Even though his family was not happy, Victor kept abiding in Christ and walking with Him as the most important thing in his life.
Alexander started to nudge Victor about his black-market passport. Victor finally threw it away. Now if any police officer stopped him, he could deport him. He prayed “I don’t know if You want me to stay here, but send me back home if it is Your will.” He didn’t have a job but soon he was offered a job as a night security officer, and was given Sabbaths off. He also prayed that he wanted to pay taxes, to render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s. He went to the tax office to get his tax number. The couple ahead of him had trouble and Victor became more nervous. When his turn came, he slid his Moldovan passport under the glass window. The officer looked at the long line behind him and handed him some papers to fill out to get his tax number and gave his passport back without even looking at it. Victor received his tax number a week later and began to pay taxes. His friends couldn’t believe it. When he moved back to Moldova some years later, the Irish tax authorities even returned money he had overpaid in taxes. Today by God’s grace, Victor obeys the law of God and of man – and God has blessed him beyond measure.

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

22  No Sunset 2 Sunset
23  Baptismal studies, Earliteen, Pastor’s office
23  Fellowship Lunch – All church
25  No karate
27  No karate
29  No Sunset 2 Sunset
30  Fellowship Lunch – Invite a Guest Home for Lunch
31  New Year’s Eve party, Countdown to New Year 2018
5    Sunset 2 Sunset
6    Stonehill 101, Pastor’s office
6    Fellowship Lunch – Children’s Ministries
7    Guys’ Table Tennis
12  Sunset 2 Sunset
13  Baptismal Studies, adults, Pastor’s office
13  Fellowship Lunch – Ellen Jensen SS class
13  Pathfinder TLT Training
13  Adventurers Bible Bowl
13  Youth and Family Fun Night
14  Finance Committee Meeting
16  Church Board Meeting
19  Sunset 2 Sunset
20  Baptismal Studies, teens, Pastor’s office
20  Fellowship Lunch – Deacons/Deaconess
26  Sunset 2 Sunset
27  Baptismal studies, Earliteen, Pastor’s office
27  Fellowship Lunch – African Group
27  Adventures and Pathfinders, regular meetings
27  Adventures, Family Blessing Dinner

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

Members we encourage you to invite guests to join you at a table. If you stay for lunch please help us with the cleanup afterwards.

Our mailing address is:
Stonehill Seventh-day Adventist Church

4301 Kelly Lane
Pflugerville, TX 78660

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

Friday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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