Stonehill SDA Church
Newsletter 9/30/2017

Developing Loving Relationships with
hrist and Our Community.

Hello Stonehill Church Family,

We look forward to worshiping with you this Sabbath!


2nd Reading Incoming Transfers
Jason Reece from Walla Walla City SDA Church, WA
Candice Reece from Walla Walla City SDA Church, WA
Onisty Reece from Walla Walla City SDA Church, WA
Cliffton Parks from Hillcrest SDA Church, Dayton, OH
Ciara Parks from Hillcrest SDA Church, Dayton, OH


2nd Reading
Recommend Joshua Wan, Shen Huggins and Roland Hill for Counting Team

No words can describe the sadness and emotional pain we feel to hear a family doctor tell us that our beautiful mother has lung cancer and a cancerous tumor attached to her lung. Our mother (Arcelia Cortez) has always been a woman of strong faith and a great love for Jesus in which she has never been ashamed to speak to anyone about her first love. She has always been a person to find great importance in taking care of her temple that God has given her. We do not understand how this could have happen but we trust in God's perfect plan for her. From the bottom of our hearts, we have faith that our God can completely heal our mother if it’s in His perfect will. We also know that God may choose to have her sleep until Jesus’s second coming. We know who she belongs to and where she will go in the end of earth’s time. This gives our family great hope and peace as we are a family that has accepted Jesus as our only Lord and Saviour. We do not know what God’s will is for her life right now but we know we must prepare for both options. My parents were both blessed to come to The United States from Mexico to live the American dream; however, they did not know about the opportunity of the many benefits of getting life insurance due to not knowing how to speak English. Our family is now struggling to gather funds to cover the cost of the funeral/burial expenses. We are asking for any donation that our family and friends can give so we can provide coverage of all funeral expenses we may encounter in the future if it is in God's will. If God's will is that our mother is healed, all funds collected will be donated to a worthy cause/charity. May God bless each and every one of you who have been praying for her constantly
and have found it in their heart to donate. With Love, Cortez Family.
To contribute, go to:


Pastor Kitney will be out of the country this next week until October 3, 2017. Please contact one of the local elders for any pastoral needs during this time. Thank you.


We have a guest, with 3 children, who is needing a ride to church from the Pflugerville area. They are in town visiting for a while. If you are able to help provide transportation one or more Sabbaths during the next several months, please let Teresa know ( or 512-537-1844) which Sabbaths you are available so the transportation can be coordinated.


Instant Church Directory: Please check to verify your Instant Church Directory information is current. The Instant Church Directory is for all attending members. If you would like to be added to the Instant Church Directory or need to update your information please see Meri in the foyer after church. You only have access to the Instant Church Directory if you are in the Instant Church Directory.


Our church is growing by 3 little ones due in late October to early November. A triple baby shower will be held for Maureen Wheeler (expecting a boy &n registered at Buy Buy Baby), Caroline Cortez Benjarano (expecting a girl & registered at Babies R Us) and Latrese Asugha (expecting a boy & registered at Target). The shower will be held at the church on Sunday, October 8, from 3:00 - 5:00 pm. Please bring any gifts unwrapped but labeled TO Mother's name and FROM your name and they will be displayed at the shower. A money tree will be available at the shower for money to be clipped to, if that is your preference, and the money collected will be evenly distributed among the 3 mothers. You may also pre-give mmoney to Gloria Kolliniatis, Fabiola Spickard or Jane Cross which will be tracked and split between the mothers. Bring a food dish to share potluck style. We hope to see you there so we can make this a special day for each mother!


Youth & Family Fun Night - Soccer on October 14
On October 14, we'll have vespers and night soccer. It will from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Round Rock Multipurpose Complex, E. Old Settlers Blvd. @ Kenney Fort Blvd. Go to Field 4. Bring shin guards, if you want to play. Bring chairs and hang out with us. Bring money to buy food and drinks to benefit Stonehill Christian Academy. (No pets allowed.)


Stonehill Christian Academy invites you to their Annual International Festival, which will be Sunday, October 29 from 2:00-6:00 pm at 4301 Kelly Ln. Pflugerville, TX 78660. We hope you'll join us as we celebrate and share our diversity.  There will be soccer, a bounce house, food, fashion, and music from around the world!  All proceeds benefit SCA Expansion!   If you can sponsor a booth from your country please complete the form by October 20 at:  Serving sizes should be small $2-$3 sample sizes. You may also contact Chinyere Ukegbu or Adrianna Baca
 with the country and food or drink items you will provide.  If you are unable to attend but would still like to support the effort, you may mark a tithe envelope 'SCA Expansion' and mail it to Stonehill SDA church at the above address. 


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.


Prayer time for Stonehill Christian Academy. All those who would like to join in prayer for our faculty, staff and families, please meet by the lunch tables in the sanctuary at 8:05-8:30am every Thursday morning. If you have any questions or requests, contact Beth Sinha at or 540-588-8291.


Worship Service
Praise in Giving: Southwestern Adventist University
Praise in Music:
The Message: Bitter Sweets - Matthew 26:41 - Amy Wan
Elder in charge: David Onsongo  |  512.970.2862

 Deacon in charge: Greg Peterson  |  512.348.1393
Greeters this week: Greg & Bianca


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

Stewardship Principles
…confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9 NIV
2.             WORSHIP THE CREATOR
Worship Him who made the heaven, the earth, the sea and the springs of water. Revelation 14:6 NIV
Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse. Malachi 3:8-11NIV
4.             GIVE GENEROUSLY
You shall generously give to Him, and your heart shall not be grieved when you give to Him…Deuteronomy 15:10 NSAB
There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up. Proverbs 21:20 KJV

Fellowship Lunch Host
Sept 30   Asian Group
Oct 7      Myrna Cogan SS class
Oct 14    Children’s Ministries
Oct 21    Ellen Jensen SS class

Sabbath, September 30
Fellowship Lunch, Asian group
Choir Practice
Week of October 1-6
Sunday, Guys’ Table Tennis
Monday, Karate with Pastor Kitney – No Class
Tuesday, Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University class, 7pm
Wednesday, Karate with Pastor Kitney
Friday, Sunset 2 Sunset
Sabbath, October 7
Stonehill 101, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch, Myrna Cogan SS class
Choir Practice
Dates to Remember
Pastor Appreciation Month, October
Triple Baby Shower, October 8
Youth and Family Fun Night, Stonehill Soccer – 6:30 to 9pm, Round Rock Multipurpose Complex, Field 4, October 14
Finance Committee Meeting, October 15
Church Board Meeting, October 17
Adventurer Family Camp, October 20-22



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

Special Emphasis: Please pray for the people in Puerto Rico.
Eddie Stevens (Rhona’s nephew) – in the hospital
Arcelia Cortez – on hospice
Joan Anderson - poor health
Flavia Elmore – in the hospital for cancer
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) – health issues
Grace Byrd (daughter of Amber Lovett’s friend) - Leukemia
Guy Daluz – full-time employment needed
Helen Ing (Eileen deJong’s mother) – health issues
Jim Underwood (friend of the Julers) – brain cancer
Jorge Cisneros (husband of Elda Guillet) – obtain Visa to enter the USA
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
Lynn Marquis’ father – recovering from colon surgery
Lynn Marquis’ mother – recovering from broken hip and surgery
Maureen Utz (Meri Holm’s friend) – severe health issue with leg
Michael Christian (Bob’s son) - Lymphoma
Miguel Guillet – health issues
Patty Titus (Brent’s sister-in-law’s sister) – soft tissue carcinoma
Robert Juler – needs work
Steve Budd (Silvia Covarrubias’ brother-in-law) – bone tumor
Teatsy Farris – lung cancer
Vicki Davie (friend of Joline and Eric Whichelow) – breast cancer
Yolanda Jacoby (Roberto’s sister’s mother-in-law) – stage 4 cancer
Zalina Williams – recovering from kidney tumor surgery

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


Mission Ministry

Mission Ministry will return next week.

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
29  Sunset 2 Sunset
30  Fellowship Lunch – Asian group
30  Choir practice
1    Guys’ Table Tennis
2    Karate with Pastor Kitney – no class
3    Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University class
4    Karate with Pastor Kitney
6    Sunset 2 Sunset
7    Stonehill 101 class, Pastor’s study
7    Fellowship Lunch – Myrna Cogan’s SS class
7    Choir practice
8    Triple baby shower
9    Karate with Pastor Kitney
10  Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University class
11  Karate with Pastor Kitney
13  Sunset 2 Sunset
14  Baptismal studies, adults, Pastor’s study
14  Fellowship Lunch – Children’s Ministries
14  Pathfinders and Adventurers, regular meeting
14  Choir practice
14  Youth and Family Fun Night, Soccer
15  Finance Committee Meeting
16  Karate with Pastor Kitney
17  Church Board Meeting
17  Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University class
18  Karate with Pastor Kitney
20  Sunset 2 Sunset
21  Baptismal studies, teens, Pastor’s study
21  Fellowship Lunch – Ellen Jensen SS class
21  Choir practice
20-22   Adventurers Family Camp, Lake Whitney
23  Karate with Pastor Kitney
24  Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University class
25  Karate with Pastor Kitney
27  Sunset 2 Sunset
28  Baptismal studies, Earliteen, Pastor’s study
28  Fellowship Lunch – Deacons/Deaconess
28  Adventurers and Pathfinders, regular meeting
28  Choir practice
30  Karate with Pastor Kitney

*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 Friday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


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