Stonehill SDA Church
Newsletter 10/4/2018

Developing Loving Relationships with
hrist and Our Community.

Hello Stonehill Church Family,

We look forward to worshiping with you this Sabbath!

Treasure Quotes/Thoughts



Adventurer Family Camp
Deadline for Family Camp has been extended to 10/10/18. Please let me know if you are interested in attending. Cost is $30 per person. 3 and under are free. Ciara Parks, 513.692.6072,


TX Conference Town Hall Meeting for our area will be October 10 at the Austin Spanish First Seventh-day Adventist Church, 100 W. Rundberg Lane. Join the Texas Conference administrators to hear conference reports from the previous four years. Following the reports, there will be an opportunity to ask questions.


Adventurer Induction
Adventurers will wear their Class A Uniform for Induction (October 13). Please let me know if you need a shirt or pants and uniform insignia. Ciara Parks, 513.692.6072,


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


SCA Prayer Time, Thursday mornings at 8:00 to 8:30 a.m. in the church lobby. Prayer Time is to help support the teachers and students of SCA through prayer, to pray for God’s guidance to parents and uplift family burdens, and to ask for God’s guidance of SCA now and in the future. All parents, guardians, grandparents, and supporters of Stonehill Christian Academy are invited to come and pray for the school. If you are not able to be present but have a prayer request, please email Beth Sinha at


There have been some changes to the fellowship lunch schedule for the coming year. Please notice that the first Sabbath of each month is Invite a Guest Home for Lunch. Let’s plan now to not let anyone go without an invitation to lunch on the first Sabbaths of the month.


Language Translation: A new service is here at Stonehill—simultaneous English/Spanish translation of the sermon. We would like to reach out to everybody who is fluid in English and Spanish to volunteer in helping us to reach as many people as possible. We are hoping the service can be extended to other languages as well and make Stonehill even a bigger family. Those interested in participating can contact Marco Mendoza at any time of the day via email ( and/or by phone at 512.406.9130. Marco is also available Sabbaths, usually at the Spanish Bible Study.


Worship Service

Praise in Giving: Local Church Budget
God's faithfulness. Pastor Dennis Childers tells following story. A few months after he and his wife was married, he quit his steady job to go to work for a company selling cemetery plots on a commission basis. It was hard work and he made hardly any sales. About the same time, his wife was laid off from her job. One month they had just enough in the bank to cover their rent and he contemplated holding back the tithe from his wife’s small compensation check just until things got better for them. But then the thought came to him that if they did that, it would become easier to continue that practice and the tithe owed to God would snowball to a point that they could never make it up. That Sabbath, they gave back to God what was rightfully His…and the following week he made a sale. God was truly faithful to Mr. Childers and his wife as they stepped out in faith and were faithful to Him. God will always be faithful!

Praise in Music:

The Message: 
 Pastor Eugene Kitney

Elder in charge: David Onsongo  |  512.970.2862
Deacon in charge: Chijioke Nwachukwu  |  512.293.1622
Greeters this week: Brent & Meri
Spanish translator: Rafael

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 6      Invite a Guest Home
Oct 13    Deacons/Deaconesses
Oct 20    African Group
Oct 27    Spanish SS class

Sabbath, October 6
Stonehill 101, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch, Invite a Guest Home for Lunch
Stonehill Choir Practice
Pathfinders, AY meeting
Youth & Family Fun Night, Volleyball
Week of October 7-12
Monday, Karate with Pastor Kitney
Wednesday, Karate with Pastor Kitney
Wednesday, TX Conference Town Hall Meeting
Thursday, SCA School Board Meeting
Friday, Sunset 2 Sunset
Sabbath, October 13
Baptismal studies, Adults, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch, Deacons/Deaconesses
Stonehill Choir Practice
Adventurers Induction
Pathfinders, regular meeting
Dates to Remember
Transformers Exercise class, October 14
Guys’ Table Tennis, October 14
Finance Committee Meeting, October 14
Church Board Meeting, October 16
SCA Fall Week of Prayer, Oct 15-19
Adventurer Family Camp, Lake Whitney, Oct 19-21
Pathfinder Babysitting Fundraiser, October 27
SCA International Festival, November 3



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

Emphasis: Please pray for the tsunami victims and families in Indonesia.
Mauva Colbert (Dorian’s mother) – health issues
Jackie Nunez – recovering from surgery
Ann Daluz – upcoming surgery
Brian (Laurie Chodorow’s neighbor) – health issues
Mona Krieg (friend of the Ballartas) – father going on hospice
Dorian Colbert – ongoing health issue
Shelly Baggett (friend of the Mauries) – medical issues
Gary Rayner – ongoing health issues
Joanna (Illeana Katz’s sister) – cancer
Julie Davis (Ann Daluz’s sister) – Lupus complications
Gavin Pardeiro (grandson of Laura Beth and Roland Schneider) – auto accident injuries
George (Desiree Webb’s father) – ongoing health issues
Geoff Wool (Fawn Escalante’s friend) – recovering from a bicycle accident
Salvador Posada (Rex’s father) – health issues
Yolanda Jacoby (Roberto’s sister’s mother-in-law) – stage 4 cancer
Steve Budd (Silvia Covarrubias’ brother-in-law) – bone tumor
Miguel Guillet – cancer and other health issues
Helen Ing (Eileen deJong’s mother) – health issues
Diane Yates (Sarah Wolverton’s friend) – breast cancer
Daisy Dongieux (friend of Laura Beth Schneider) – ovarian cancer
Bill and Sandy Cutshall (friends of the Ballartas) – breast cancer and other health issues

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


Mission Ministry

Knowing the Right People
The local Seventh-day Adventists leaders in Yangon, the capital city of Myanmar, needed to build a bigger school building for the local Seventh-day Adventist school. They had outgrown the 2 small buildings that they used and had to turn away students. But in Myanmar, it is not who you are or what you have but who you know that counts. These leaders tried to get authorization to build but did not have the connections needed. The General Conference recognized the need for a new school and a portion of a 2012 Thirteenth Sabbath offering was allocated for the building project. But still the leaders were unable to find the right connections in the city government to approve the project. Three years passed.
Then new church leadership was chosen in general election. These leaders did not have any connections either. But Samuel Saw, president of the Southern Asia-Pacific Division, gently reproached the church leaders saying “Yes, you don’t have the connections and don’t know the right people. But we have God. If we ask Him, He will get us through.” The leaders prayed and again filed a new request for a city building permit. This time they were greeted at the front desk by a friendly lady who had children attending the Adventist school and who had studied there herself. She advised she would make sure that all necessary documents were approved. And she did. In a short time, construction started on the school building. The 6-story building was dedicated in 2017. Samuel Saw says “We may not have connections with the authorities, but we have the most important connection of all – with God.”

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

4-7 SCA Freshman Bible Camp
5    Sunset 2 Sunset
6    Stonehill 101, Pastor’s office
6    Fellowship Lunch – Invite a Guest Home for Lunch
6    Stonehill Choir Practice
6    Pathfinders AY meeting
6    Youth & Family Fun Night, Volleyball
8    Karate with Pastor Kitney
10  Karate with Pastor Kitney
10  TX Conference Town Hall Meeting
11  SCA School Board Meeting
12  Sunset 2 Sunset
13  Baptismal studies, Adults, Pastor’s office
13  Fellowship Lunch – Deacons/Deaconesses
13  Stonehill Choir Practice
13  Pathfinder, regular meeting
13  Adventurers Induction
14  Transformers Exercise class
14  Guys’ Table Tennis
14  Finance Committee Meeting
15-19   SCA Fall Week of Prayer
15  Karate with Pastor Kitney
16  Church Board Meeting
17  Karate with Pastor Kitney
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
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

*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 Thursday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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