Hello Stonehill Church Family,
We look forward to worshiping with you this Sabbath!
Please check the lost and found table by the conference room. All items not claimed by February 10, 2018, will be donated to a good cause.
Children's Activity Bags: If you are able to help with putting together the children’s bags for church, please contact Eldon Jensen or myself (Teresa@Stonehillchurch.org). The help will be much appreciated.
The Junior class is in need of leaders/teachers to help teach during Sabbath School. This would be a rotating teacher/leader position. Once or twice a month teaching availability would be most helpful. Please contact Esther Rotich @ (615) 525-7674 or Beth Sinha @ (540) 588-829. Thank you in advance!
Stonehill Christian Academy Prayer Time is every Thursday morning from 8 - 8:30 am. Specific prayer time set aside for students and faculty needs. If you have a student or faculty member in your life no matter where they attend/work they will be lifted up in prayer once a week. Please come to Stonehill SDA church and meet at the Potluck tables or send in your prayer request to email@example.com
God’s Dream—SEEDS TEXAS 2018 Church Planting Conference will be January 19-20, 2018 at the Canyon Creek Learning Center (North Dallas Adventist Academy) in Richardson, Texas – the North Dallas area. For more information visit SEEDSTexas.org.
The Lord Is Coming. Are You Ready? – The Women’s Ministries Retreat is January 19-21, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk. Online registration: www.TexasAdventist.org/reg. For more information visit www.texasadventist.org/ministries/womens-ministries or call 817-790-2255 ext.2142.
Evangelism Training. Total Member Involvement Evangelism Training is scheduled in areas across the Texas Conference. Event Categories include Children’s Ministries, Evangelism, Sabbath School, and Youth. For more information visit http://texasevangelism.org. For a list of locations visit texasevangelism.com/train/
The Play "Coming Up Short" is a Christian Musical Dramedy that's going live this Valentine's 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.
Praise in Giving: Texas Vision
Praise in Music:
The Message: Wonderful Words of Life - John 7:45-49 - Pastor Eugene Kitney
Elder in charge: Jacqui Reuben
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Deacon in charge: Shawn Iram
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Greeters this week: Gil and John
Did you know?………
it takes $25 per attending person each week to meet the Stonehill Church budget.
Fellowship Lunch Host
Prayer Warriors, please remember these requests in your daily prayers:
Jan 13 Ellen Jensen SS class
Jan 20 Deacons/Deaconess
Jan 27 African Group
Feb 3 Spanish SS class
Sabbath, January 13
Baptismal studies, adults, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch, Ellen Jensen SS class
Pathfinder, TLT training
Adventurers, regular meeting
Week of January 14-19
Monday, Karate with Pastor Kitney
Wednesday, No karate
Friday, Sunset 2 Sunset
Sabbath, January 20
Baptismal studies, teens, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch, Deacons/Deaconess
Dates to Remember
Finance Committee, January 21
Church Board Meeting, January 23
Adventurers Family Blessing Dinner, January 27
Youth and Family Fun Night, February 10
Adventurers Lock-In, San Marcos, February 10
CTX Adventurers Honors Fair, February 18
Harold Smith (Teresa Serl’s uncle) - passed away
Lynn Marquis’ father – upcoming colon surgery
Connie Rivera (friend of Garcia’s) – recovering from heart surgery
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
Eddie Stevens (Rhona’s nephew) – severe health problems
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
Kip (Rachel Juler’s brother) – health issues
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
Rhonda Spickard (Adam’s mother) – health problems
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 PrayForMe@stonehillchurch.org.
Kermyt’s father grew up in a Seventh-day Adventist home in Puerto Rico but left the church when someone criticized his fiancée for wearing blue jeans to church. He was 19 at the time and showed up on Sabbath with his fiancée, who belonged to a Sunday-keeping church. He became furious when someone told her that she wasn’t dressed appropriately. So he abandoned his faith. His 2 sons were raised with a father who was a big, muscular SWAT officer who liked to fight, smoke and drink. The years passed and Kermyt’s parents separated. But at age 45 the father was hospitalized and as a result had part of his intestines removed. After this he suffered respiratory arrest and he could not breathe. His life passed before his eyes and he saw all the times that he had rejected Christ. He was overcome with fear about his future. At that time, he felt 2 big hand reach down and he heard a voice tell him “Don’t worry. You are in my hands.”
After leaving the hospital, Kermyt’s father gave his life to Jesus and returned to the Adventist church. At this time Kermyt was a 27-year-old truck driver who smoke, drank, and was addicted to cocaine and heroin. Kermyt’s brother worshiped the devil and dressed all in black. Neither would listen to anything the father had to tell them about Jesus. So the father finally put his 2 sons in God’ hands. Not long after, Kermyt, after a weekend of partying, felt different and started loathing his lifestyle. He prayed for God to help him and God miraculously took away his desire for tobacco, alcohol, and drugs.
Today, 10 years later, Kermyt is a pastor in Puerto Rico, married to a wonderful Adventist woman, and they have 5 children. His brother is serving God at an Adventist church in the U.S., and he has had the privilege of baptizing his mother 5 years ago. His father has remains a faithful Adventist is Puerto Rico. A long time ago, his father and Kermyt used to joke that they would go to clubs and drink together when Kermyt grew up. But now they go to church together. Kermyt says “If Jesus can do this for us, He can do this for anyone.”
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Have a Blessed Day!
Administrative Assistant, Church Office
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