Stonehill SDA Church
Newsletter 8/16/2018

Developing Loving Relationships with
hrist and Our Community.

Hello Stonehill Church Family,

We look forward to worshiping with you this Sabbath!

Treasure Quotes/Thoughts


The Central Area Men’s Ministry Retreat, August 18, will be hosted at Stonehill SDA Church. That is this Sabbath. The morning program will be for both men and women, the afternoon program for men only.
Please bring additional food to share with our guests and be ready to assist with setting up and taking down additional tables and chairs.


Thank you: Rafael and I would love to thank the Stonehill church family for all the love and support shown to Gavin and our family over the past 3 months. This has been the most difficult experience that anyone in our family has ever gone through. We are unbelievably grateful for the meals, the cards, the donations, the words of encouragement and most of all for lifting up Gavin’s name in prayer. Please keep the prayers coming, as they are heard by our Savior and appreciated by us on this long journey of recovery and rehabilitation. Thank you all so much for being so supportive. Your love was felt by each of us.
Rafael, Erin, Gavin and London


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


Hi Stonehill Women of God, This is April, your Deaconess leader in training,  I need to know who is on my team...or who desires to become a Distinguished Deaconess so that we can organize and become more active.  Please respond with your name, email address and phone number to my new phone number: 512 963-8487. Thank you for your dedication to Gods work for our church and community.


Stonehill Transformers Exercise Class: Please come join us next class, August 19, 8:15 – 9:30 am, at Pflugerville Lake near the flags. Your continued support is appreciated. Key Word is PREVENTION.


Pathfinder Babysitting Fundraiser. The next Pathfinders babysitting will be Sabbath night, August 25, 6:30 to 9:30 pm. 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.


The next D2U delivery to Stonehill SDA Church will be Monday, September 3, at 10:45 AM. The deadline to order is August 30. To place an order, call the ABC at 800-333-1844. If you wish to see the food list and monthly sales, you can go to



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
Participatory worship. Occasionally someone will call for the offering with these words: “We have now come to the place in the service where all of us can take part.” That represents a misunderstanding of the concept of worship. Worship is by nature participatory, and active rather than passive. It is not meant to be a “spectator sport.” True worship occurs when we lift up the Lord in praise and thanksgiving, offering ourselves to Him in devotion and service, and devoiding ourselves of our innate pride and selfishness. Yes, worship the Lord in tithes and offerings today, but also in every part of the divine service.

Praise in Music:

The Message: 
 An Uncommon Bond - 1 Samuel 18:1-5 - Pastor Roderic Bishop

Elder in charge: David Onsongo  |  512.970.2862
Deacon in charge: Carlton Hackett  |  512.484.7558
Greeters this week: Brent & Meri
Spanish translator: Celine

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
Aug 18   All Church
Aug 25   Invite a Guest Home for Lunch

Sabbath, August 18
Baptismal studies, Teens, Pastor’s office
Central Area Men’s ministry retreat
Fellowship Lunch, All Church
Stonehill Choir Practice
Week of August 19-24
Sunday, Transformers Exercise class
Sunday, Finance Committee Meeting
Monday, Karate with Pastor Kitney
Tuesday, Church Board Meeting
Wednesday, Karate with Pastor Kitney
Sabbath, August 25
Baptismal studies, Earliteens, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch, Invite a Guest Home for Lunch
Stonehill Choir Practice
Pathfinder Babysitting Fundraiser
Dates to Remember
Transformers Exercise Class, August 26
Family & Youth Night Swim Party, August 26
Karate with Pastor Kitney begins, August 27
Sunset 2 Sunset resumes, September 7
Pathfinder Babysitting Fundraiser, September 22



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

Emphasis: Pray for our students and their families as they begin a new school year.
Charley Leaverton – medical issues
Tommy (Teresa Serl’s year-old great nephew) – recovering from heart surgery
Gary Rayner – ongoing health issues
Berlinda (Ruben Garcia’s sister) – recovering from a brutal attack
Esther Hadjisputso – recovering from a fall
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 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
Gladys Smith – on hospice for liver failure
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

Jesus Catches Fisherman
Mother to Hundreds
Mayumi is one of the most influential Seventh-day Adventist woman in Japan. But she nearly wasn’t. She nearly died twice before the first grade. Her father was an alcoholic and her mother suffered mental illness. Twice Mayumi knocked a kettle filled with boiling water off the stove – both times hot water drenched her body leaving permanent scars. When she was nine, her mother disappeared, never to be seen again. In the sixth grade, an American moved in next door and taught her to speak English and read the Bible. It was then that the idea came to her to take care of children. But she married at age 21 and divorced 10 years later. She became an alcoholic and heavy smoker, even tried to commit suicide. She remarried at 38 and began to build a new life.
She was horrified at what she saw when she began working at a day care center. The daycare set strict rules and the desperate parents had to work around them. So Mayumi started her own day-care business with a customer-first policy. She accepted children with any condition and if the child had a fever, she sent a baby-sitter to their house so they would not infect the other children. She was taking care of other people’s children but having trouble with her own. One of her daughters refused to go to her 4th grade class because she said the teacher called her “stupid” and punished her by hitting her on the shoulder or arm. So Mayumi found a Seventh-day Adventist school and enrolled her girls. They loved it. Several years later Mayumi was baptized. Mayumi immediately began to change – to be healthier, happy all the time and more fit. She tells her former day-care children about Jesus and encourages them to study in Adventist schools. About 45 of her former day-car children and their parents have been baptized over the last four years. She now runs a large Tokyo day-care center with 50 children and plans to open a lifestyle center for children with mental challenges such as ADHD and Asperger’s Syndrome.

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

18  Baptismal studies, Teens, Pastor’s office
18  Central Area Men’s Ministry Retreat
18  Fellowship Lunch – All Church
18  Stonehill Choir Practice
19  Transformers Exercise Class
19  Finance Committee Meeting
20  Start of school year for Stonehill Christian Academy
20  Karate with Pastor Kitney
21  Church Board Meeting
22  Karate with Pastor Kitney
25  Baptismal studies, Earliteen, Pastor’s office
25  Fellowship Lunch – Invite a Guest Home for Lunch
25  Stonehill Choir Practice
25  Pathfinder Babysitting Fundraiser
26  Transformers Exercise Class
26  Family & Youth Night Swim Party
27  Karate with Pastor Kitney
29  Karate with Pastor Kitney
1    Stonehill 101 Class, Pastor’s office
1    Stonehill Choir Practice
2    Guys’ Table Tennis
3    No Karate, holiday
5    Karate with Pastor Kitney
7    Sunset 2 Sunset
8    Baptismal Studies, Adults, Pastor’s office
8    Stonehill Choir Practice
9    Transformers Exercise Class
10  Karate with Pastor Kitney
12  Karate with Pastor Kitney
14  Sunset 2 Sunset
15  Baptismal studies, Teens, Pastor’s office
15  Stonehill Choir Practice
16  Transformers Exercise Class
16  Finance Committee Meeting
17  Karate with Pastor Kitney
18  Church Board Meeting
19  Karate with Pastor Kitney
21  Sunset 2 Sunset
22  Baptismal studies, Earliteen, Pastor’s study
22  Stonehill Choir Practice
22  Pathfinder Babysitting Fundraiser

*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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