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Weekly Newsletter

June 20, 2019

Developing loving relationships with Christ and our community

If You Pay For Anything, You Pay for Everything
Author: Allen Snapp

I have a pastor friend who received a very generous offer from a family in their church. This family was going to Disney World and they wanted to take my pastor friend and his family with them. In fact, they wanted to treat them to everything: hotel rooms, meals, tickets into the park, everything they could possibly need to enjoy this trip as much as the host family did.
The guy offering this trip told my friend that he had one condition and one condition only: If you pay for anything, you pay for everything. In other words, try to pull out your wallet to pay for anything, and you are going to owe for everything. He insisted it was to be entirely his treat or none of it would be his treat.
That had the effect of keeping my friend's wallet in his pocket! He never tried to pay for a thing!
Jesus died on the cross to pay for our sins; to pay the debt we could never pay; to earn for us what we could never earn for ourselves. And the resurrection of Jesus Christ declares that Jesus’ payment was accepted by God the Father. As a result, everyone who places their complete trust in Jesus receives eternal life – and a place in heaven with God – as a gift.
So when it comes to your salvation, it is important that we all keep our wallets in our pocket; that we place your complete confidence in Jesus' finished work on the cross. We must not attempt to add anything to the finished work of Christ, lest we empty the cross of its power. If you attempt to earn your salvation to any degree, you are beholding to earn the rest. As the Apostle Paul explained, "If by grace, then it (salvation) cannot be based on works; if it were, grace would no longer be grace" (Romans 11:6).
In other words, if you pay for anything, you pay for everything.
"For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast" (Ephesians 2:8-9)
Dear Church Family,

We hope this newsletter is 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 have a prayer request or would like to receive a list of timely prayer requests from the Prayer Ministries Team, please email Elder Brent at prayforme@stonehillchurch.org.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Interested in volunteering at Stonehill? We are currently looking to fill the following positions: Children’s ministries coordinator, Kindergarten team members/teachers, Junior team members/teachers, Deaconesses, Family Life coordinator, Family Life team members, Shower ministry team members (for baby showers, wedding showers, etc.). If interested, please contact Pastor Eugene, or Teresa teresa@stonehillchurch.org. Please Note: In order to serve or volunteer, you will have to go through the Verified Volunteers Screening and Training Process.
 



Welcome to Jamii Kingdom, where we are all part of God's Family!  Get ready for summer fun in Jamii Kingdom, Stonehill's Vacation Bible School Program taking place the week of July 22-26, 2019 at Stonehill SDA Church with a closing program on Saturday, July 27 during the church service. At this VBS kids will have a great time exploring an African savanna while making friends and learning how we are all part of God's big family. Christ-centered activities will introduce kids to the plan of salvation and how we can share the Good News with others. Click here to learn more. We need volunteers of all gifts and abilities! To volunteer, EVERYONE (Teens and Adults) please fill out this form: Volunteer Registration Form To register a child, please fill out this form: Child Registration FormAny questions, contact Ciara Parks at 513.692.6072 or Ciara.parks29@gmail.com.
Church Budget

Stewardship in Giving

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

 
1. Local Budget - provides for our church ministries, building, and mortgage.
2. Tithe - sent to Texas Conference to support Texas and worldwide church.
3. Mark specific donations on your tithe envelope, along with your name and address. All unmarked and loose offering supports our Local Budget.
4. Give at Stonehill's
Online Giving Page


When filling out your tithe envelope, please clearly write your name (first and last) and address so that we can correctly identify who turned in the envelope and properly post it under the correct name. Thank you in advance for your help.

Stay Informed

Ann Daluz is looking for someone who has a room available for her son Guy Daluz to stay in for a few weeks, leaving July 16. He has money to pay for it. If you do, Ann’s number is (512) 800-5554.

Stonehill Christian Academy is now enrolling students in pre-school through 9th grade, for the 2019-2020 school year. To receive a registration packet or for more information, call/text (512) 763-2776, email missukegbu.teacher@gmail.com, or see Mrs. Cici Uyaniker (Ukegbu) after the service.

Are you a musician? The 1st Annual Church Choir & Orchestra Fest will be Sabbath, August 31, 2019, at the Pflugerville Spanish SDA Church. Rehearsals will be Friday evening and Sabbath, with the concerts (one English, one Spanish) Sabbath beginning at 5pm. Contact churchmusicfestival@gmail.com for more information or to sign up to participate.

Children’s Ministries Retreat. Texas Conference is having its first children’s ministries retreat August 30-September 1, 2019. Come, be blessed for the weekend out in nature at Freedom 14 Camp. There will be hands-on workshops for North American Division Children’s Ministries Certification Tract 2, meaningful worships, group brainstorming sessions and an Adventure Church Children’s Evangelism experience. Space is limited, so register soon! For more information, call 817.790.2255 ext. 2214 or email arivera@txsda.org.

Women’s Ministry Retreat, “Rise and Shine”, is scheduled for October 25-27, 2019, at the Embassy Suites in San Marcos, Texas. Registration fee is $165 (after October 10 fee is $180). To register, go to https://www.txsda.org/reg/index.asp. To reserve your hotel room, visit Embassy Suites website or call 512.392.6450 (using group code EWR).

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

June 22  African Group
June 29  Spanish SS class
July 6     Invite a Guest Home for Lunch
July 13   Roberto Torres SS class
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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