Stonehill SDA Church
Newsletter 5/30/2015

Proclaiming God's love to Austin and Beyond

Hello Stonehill Family,

We look forward to worshiping together this Sabbath!
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Treasure Text:

Revelation 22:18-21 NIV
Jesus Is Coming
18 I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book. 19 And if anyone takes words away from this book of prophecy, God will take away from him his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book. 20 He who testifies to these things says, "Yes, I am coming soon." Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. 21 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God's people. Amen.

This Week:
SERMON – Stonehill Choir “The Church and Her Mission”
Elder in Charge: Chris Walton, (423) 552-5772
Praise Team: Cortez Team

Stewardship Offering – North American Division (NAD) - Evangelism Today, let us worship by returning a faithful tithe, and as the Lord impresses us, an offering for NAD Evangelism. God will bless us, and He will also bless those who will hear the message of Jesus Christ.
The Church and Her Mission - The Stonehill Choir invites you to join us May 30th for a special musical program during the main service. The program will have music and readings to highlight all the wonderful work that we as members of God's church participate in.
Membership Transfers 2nd Reading:
Eric & Joline Whichelow from Pleasant Valley SDA Church, Happy Valley, OR
It’s graduation time!
Caleb Auguste: We want to express our sincere delight for Caleb, who has finished high school and is heading out to college in the fall. We wish him all the best. We trust that some of the things we have shared have made a lasting impression on your heart and will influence the man you choose to be.
Name: Leanne Gunn
School:  iXLerste Christian Academy (Homeschool)
Grade: 8

Name:  Jordan Gunn
School:  iXLerste Christian Academy (Homeschool)
Grade:  8

Name: Jason Jesudass
School: Redeemer Lutheran School
Grade: 8

Ladies of the Lord: We wanted to announce the 2nd LOL meeting! It's going to be on June 13th from 7-9 pm at Priscila Obando's house. Thank you all that came last time and hope to see you and more ladies again!
Thank you Rhona and Erwin Ballarta for putting in the flower bed out front.  It looks great and makes this entrance inviting to all who come.

Support for those affected by flood

This Sabbath, we invite everyone to lend their support to those affected by the Central Texas floods in one of several ways. 
1. Bring canned food to church. It will be collected and taken to the Austin Food Bank. For more information please contact
 Rhona Ballarta, the elder overseeing this ministry.
2. Contribute to
 Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) or Adventist Community Services (ACS) Disaster Response. You may donate by designating your contribution on your tithe envelope for either of these agencies (or go online to their respective sites).
3. Consider giving of your time or means to any of the many local agencies that are involved in responding to this flood. 
Finally, if you know of any of members that have been directly impacted by this disaster, please let one of our elders, or any other leader in our church, know so that we may try to help in whatever way possible.
This is a call for everyone interested in establishing relationships with those in our surrounding areas.  If you have a burden to reach out to the lost, or a great desire to minister to the needs of others then I ask for you to join me in planning and praying for God's guidance concerning the spreading of the everlasting gospel in Pflugerville and beyond. If you are interested e-mail
Everywhere the light of truth is to shine forth, that hearts now in the sleep of ignorance may be awakened and converted. In all countries and cities the gospel is to be proclaimed....{Ev 19.1}
Interested in joining the communications team? The Stonehill SDA Church Communications Team is getting up and running. We will be meeting in the board room on May 30 at 1:30. If you have even the slightest interest in joining the team, or you just want to learn more about who we are and what we do, we encourage you to join us.
Reminder: Starting next month (June – August) Stonehill will start having bi-monthly potlucks. Please look in the bulletin for the potluck schedule. We also want to encourage our church family to bring along a covered vegetarian dish to serve about 7-10 people. As a reminder the class/group assigned to potluck each week is responsible for coordinating the receiving/placement of dishes, not prepare all the dishes. Thank you!
Need Prayer? If anyone is sick, needs prayer or assistance please call our church office or email us at 512-537-1844 or

Stonehill Christian Academy is now accepting applications for the full-time position of Teacher Aide for the 2015-16 school year. See for a job description. Contact Chinyere Ukegbu or call 512-763-2776 for details.
Stonehill Christian Academy is accepting applications for two part time assistants for our Summer Camp program running June 1 through July 31. The schedule would be 7:00-11:00 and 1:00-5:00. Submit resume to High School education required.
Facility Maintenance Technician at Stonehill needed. Starting at 27 hours per week and the possibility of full time within 1 year. If interested please contact Eric Whichelow and send resumes to

Flowers up front: We welcome anyone who wants to donate a floral bouquet for our pulpit. You can call Rhona Ballarta @ 512-990-8251. Thank you Annabelle & Tinaya Gantalao for providing the floral arrangement this coming Sabbath to celebrate her sons, Wayne and Carlo's birthdays this month. Thank you all for your ministry. Side note: I am missing 2 wire flower racks use for the pulpit. Can anyone help us find it? -Rhona
Room to rent: Cynthia Hoyler is a new member of Ellen Jensen's SS class and is in need of a room to rent soon. She came here from California for the birth of a grandchild who is now a month old, but she’s thinking of remaining in the Austin area for awhile and likes our church. Cindy would like a decent family that she can trust to live in their home. If you can help, her phone is 
661-445-0515 and email is
Prayer Warriors, please remember these requests in your daily prayers:

Special Emphasis: Pray for Pastor Kitney as he is transitioning here
Grace Boyd (daughter of Amber Lovett’s friend) - Leukemia
Brody Hickman (friend of Jacqueline Reuben-Naidoo) - Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis & Ulcerative Colitis
Yunis Lee (friend of Jacqueline Reuben-Naidoo) – severe anemia
Lukas (Sue Peugh’s great nephew) – Surgery

Elias Taylor (Alicia’s 3 year old son) – high blood pressure
Matthew Walker (Peter and Lisa’s son) – kidney cancer is in remission
Kimberly Jaurez (Roberto Torres’ friend) – breast cancer
Jim Underwood (friend of the Julers) – brain cancer
Kaitlyn Jankovsky (daughter of the Ballarta’s friend) - Leukemia
Teatsy Farris – lung cancer
Roger Dickhaut (friend of Roger Peugh) – serious health issues
Peggy Ray (Sue Peugh’s relative) – health issues
Angie (Roger Peugh’s niece) – cancer
Thomas Taylor – nursing home
Stonehill Christian Academy – pray for our teachers, staff, and students

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


1 - Local Budget covers all of our church ministries as well as building and mortgage.
2 - Tithe comprises all funds sent to the Texas Conference for the administrative support of God’s missionary work.
Feel free to identify any other specific designations that you wish on your offering envelopes, which are available at the back of the sanctuary. Any unmarked loose offering will go to support our Local Church Ministry budget. For convenient online giving, visit


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

30         Stonehill Choir Sabbath Service
30         Squires - Meeting
6          Squires -  Meeting
7          Squires -  Picnic
14         Finance Meeting
16         Church Board
20         Squires - Meeting
21         Father’s Day
26         Squires - Practice for Investiture
27         Squires - Investiture

Fellowship Meal:
All guests, friends and members are welcome each week. Everyone is encouraged to bring a vegetarian casserole, bread, salad and/or dessert and join us after the sermon.

Fellowship Meal Host:
5/30: Spanish SS
6/13:   Peter Walker's SS
6/27: Young Adults
7/11: Children’s Ministry
7/25: Myrna Cogan’s SS



Our mailing address is:
Stonehill Seventh-day Adventist Church

P.O. Box 1309
Pflugerville, TX 78691

Church Office Hours:
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
9:00am - 4:00pm
9:00am - 3:00pm