Stonehill SDA Church
Newsletter 10/18/2018

Developing Loving Relationships with
hrist and Our Community.

Hello Stonehill Church Family,

We look forward to worshiping with you this Sabbath!

Treasure Quotes/Thoughts


Lost and Found items. Please check the Lost and Found table in the lobby to see if there are any items belonging to you. Thank you.


Treasurer training in the boardroom this Sabbath during fellowship lunch. If you are on the treasury team, bring your food to the boardroom and join in the training.


360 Stewardship Convocation, October 27, 2018 at Texas Conference Headquarters, 1211 Hwy 67 W., Alvarado, TX 76009. The 360 Degree Stewardship Convocation will be an inspiring time of fellowship, learning, music, and worship and consecration. Learn the core principles of 360 Stewardship and approaches to restart and build a lasting stewardship ministry. Contact: Nilsa Johnson, 817.790.2255 ext. 2108 for more information. Register Online:


Our church/school's International Night will be Saturday, November 3 at 6:30 pm. We are excited to get participation from volunteers as they showcase their cultures during the evening festivities. Stonehill Christian Academy will facilitate a short program in the evening that will include a Parade of Nations. Afterwards, there will be culture booths, and a food sale featuring delectable items from the many countries represented at our church and school. All sales will benefit our Stonehill Christian Academy! If you would like to sign up for a booth or any other participation, please use the following link:


Thanksgiving Brunch will be Sabbath, November 17, 2018. More information next week.


Church Business Meeting, Sabbath, December 1, 2018. Vespers to begin at 5:30pm, business meeting to start at 6:00pm.


IGNITE Youth Sabbath School Training. Sabbath, November 10, 2018, 9am to 6pm, at the Keene City Hall/Community Center, 1000 N. Old Betsy Rd., Cleburne, TX 76031 (Keene area). Special Sabbath School Training for Youth/Young Adult Teachers. Register online:


Give Me This Mountain 2018 Men’s Summit. November 8-11, 2018, at Lake Whitney Ranch, 813 FM 2841, Clifton, TX 76634. Register at For more information call 936.419.6224 or email


Stonehill Transformers Exercise Class: Please come join us next class, October 21, 8:15 – 9:30 am, at Pflugerville Lake near the flags. Your continued support is appreciated. Key Word is PREVENTION.


Pathfinders Babysitting Fundraiser Sabbath evening, October 27, 2018, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.. This is an ongoing fundraising event offered every 4th Sabbath evening of the month to raise money to go to Oshkosh. The cost is $20 per child. Pathfinders will provide a snack and games for the children.


Stonehill Christian Academy is looking for someone to fill the before and after school care position for the 2018-2019 school year. Help is needed from 7-8am and 3-6pm. To apply, email your resume to The job description is posted at


Worship Service

Praise in Giving: Local Church Budget
Mission trips. Participating in a mission trip is not only a blessing to the people we service in places far and near, but for us it becomes a life-changing experience. Consider the experience of newly-baptized Stephen. He was a factory worker with no experience in the ministry but wanted an adventure with God. He signed up for a mission trip to the Philippines. He and his wife handled the nightly family life talks. One day the local pastor took them to a prison and assigned each person a cell block to preach to! Stephen had never preached before but he swallowed hard, said a quick prayer and with Bible in hand preached to nearly thirty prisoners in that cell block. It wasn’t long after that that he began to prepare to be a minister himself back in the homeland. Whom God calls, He enables! God doesn’t just want our money, He wants our hearts!

Praise in Music:

The Message: 
 David Onsongo

Elder in charge: Simon Mgbor  |  512.545-3536
Deacon in charge: Joilson Silva  |  512.659.2143
Greeters this week: Rafael & Diana
Spanish translator:

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 for administrative support in Texas and worldwide church.
3. Mark specific donations on your offering envelope.  Please clearly print address and first & last name on envelope. All unmarked and loose offering is used to support our Local Budget.
4. Give online from our website,
5. Save labels (Loma Linda, Worthington). Kellogg Corporation supports NAD mission projects for collected labels..


Fellowship Lunch Host
Oct 20    African Group
Oct 27    Spanish SS class
Nov 3     Invite a Guest Home for Lunch
Nov 10   Roberto Torres SS class

Sabbath, October 20
Baptismal studies, Teens, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch, African Group
Stonehill Choir Practice
Week of October 21-26
Sunday, Transformers Exercise class
Monday, Karate with Pastor Kitney
Wednesday, Karate with Pastor Kitney
Friday, Sunset 2 Sunset
Sabbath, October 27
Baptismal studies, Earliteen, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch, Spanish SS class
Stonehill Choir Practice
Adventurers & Pathfinders, regular meeting
Pathfinder Babysitting Fundraiser
Dates to Remember
Pathfinders AY Meeting, November 3
SCA International Festival, November 3
Men’s Summit “Give Me This Mountain”, November 8-11
Youth & Family Fun Night, Skating, November 10
Thanksgiving Brunch, November 17
Church Business Meeting, December 1



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

Emphasis: Please pray for the flooding victims in Texas.
Jackie Nunez – recovering from surgery
Chelsea Huggins – health issues
Mauva Colbert (Dorian’s mother) – health issues
Bill and Sandy Cutshall (friends of the Ballartas) – breast cancer and other health issues
Daisy Dongieux (friend of Laura Beth Schneider) – ovarian cancer
Diane Yates (Sarah Wolverton’s friend) – breast cancer
Dorian Colbert – ongoing health issue
Gavin Pardeiro (grandson of Laura Beth And Roland Schneider) – auto accident injuries
Helen Ing (Eileen deJong’s mother) – health issues
Joanna (Illeana Katz’s sister) – cancer
Julie Davis (Ann Daluz’s sister) – Lupus complications
Miguel Guillet – cancer and other health issues
Mona Krieg (friend of the Ballartas) – father going on hospice
Salvador Posada (Rex’s father) – health issues
Shelly Baggett (friend of the Mauries) – medical issues
Steve Budd (Silvia Covarrubias’ brother-in-law) – bone tumor
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

Floating Hand
Sorn Som An, an only child raised by a single mother on a farm in Cambodia, started attending church because he hoped to win over a girl. Every Sunday, he followed her to church. He was not interested in the good news, just interested in the girl. One Sunday, an Adventist gospel worker spoke to the congregation. The Adventist’s message intrigued the members and they invited him to speak again. After the third sermon, the church members unanimously agreed to become Adventist the members asked Som An to travel to Phnom Penh (Cambodia’s capital) to inform Adventist leaders of their decision. Everyone was baptized, even Som An, but he didn’t really believe in God. When he went to university to study, he asked church leaders for help and they gave him a small one room where he could stay rent-free.
During his second year of studies, Som An fell terribly ill. He thought, “Why don’t I try to pray and ask God for help?” On his third attempt, he finally managed to push himself to his knees. As he started to pray, he saw a spark of light and knew it was the power of God. He continued to pray. After prayer, he collapsed back into bed. At that moment, with his eyes closed, he saw an outstretched hand and arm appear above his feet. The fever left each part of his body as the light passed over his body. He exclaimed “Thank you, God, for Your power! Thank you, God, for Your Power!” Today, 20 years later, Som An is a theology teacher at a private university in Cambodia. He’s active in the local church and readily tells everyone about God’s power.

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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

19  Sunset 2 Sunset
19-21   Adventurer Family Camp, Lake Whitney
20  Baptismal studies, Teens, Pastor’s office
20  Fellowship Lunch – African Group
20  Stonehill Choir Practice
21  Transformers Exercise class
22  Karate with Pastor Kitney
24  Karate with Pastor Kitney
26  Sunset 2 Sunset
27  Baptismal studies, Earliteen, Pastor’s office
27  Fellowship Lunch – Spanish SS class
27  Stonehill Choir Practice
27  Adventurers and Pathfinders – regular meeting
27  Pathfinder Babysitting Fundraiser
28  Transformers Exercise class
29  Karate with Pastor Kitney
31  Karate with Pastor Kitney
2    Sunset 2 Sunset
3    Stonehill 101 class
3    Fellowship Lunch – Invite a Guest Home for Lunch
3    Stonehill Choir Practice
3    Pathfinders AY meeting
3    SCA International Festival
4    Guys’ Table Tennis
5    Karate with Pastor Kitney
7    Karate with Pastor Kitney
8    SCA School Board meeting
8-11     Men’s Summit “Give Me This Mountain”
9    Sunset 2 Sunset
10  Baptismal studies, Adults, Pastor’s office
10  Fellowship Lunch – Roberto Torres SS class
10  Stonehill Choir Practice
10  Adventurers and Pathfinders – regular meeting
10  Youth & Family Fun Night, Skating
11  Transformers Exercise class
12  Karate with Pastor Kitney
14  Karate with Pastor Kitney
16  Sunset 2 Sunset
17  Baptismal Studies, Teens, Pastor’s office
17  Fellowship Lunch – All church Thanksgiving
17  Stonehill Choir Practice
18  Transformers Exercise class
18  Finance Committee meeting
19  No karate class
20  Church Board Meeting
21  No karate class
22  Thanksgiving
23  Sunset 2 Sunset
24  Baptismal studies, Earliteen, Pastor’s office
24  Fellowship Lunch – Asian Group
24  Adventurers and Pathfinders – regular meeting
24  Pathfinder Babysitting Fundraiser
26  Karate with Pastor Kitney
28  Karate with Pastor Kitney
30  Sunset 2 Sunset

*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:
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8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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