Stonehill SDA Church
Newsletter 7/16/2016

Developing Loving Relationships with
hrist and Our Community.

Hello Stonehill Church Family,

We look forward to worshiping with you this Sabbath!

Food for thought...

Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:9-11 KJV


The fellowship lunch crew this week (Peter Walker's class) could use some help in the kitchen Sabbath with lunch preparation. If you are available to help, please let Sarah Wolverton or Peter Walker know. Thank you in advance for your help.


Youth Night Swim Party! On Sabbath, July 16, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. we will have dinner, vespers, swimming, badminton and other games. The Obando’s have graciously offered their home for our party. Their address is 9009 Magic Mountain Lane, Round Rock, 78681. Bring your favorite pool float and $2 to cover food and drinks. All ages are welcome! Parents must stay with children age 7 and younger.

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We are looking for a cash car for Caleb. If you have one available, please contact April at 512-903-3359.

The Pathfinders need volunteers for the TLT program this year! A mentor must be 21 years or older. It is not a requirement for the mentor to be a member of the pathfinder club; however, it is strongly suggested that the mentor is not a close relative of the TLT. The required training is next week, July 23-24. If you are interested, please contact Lester Wan at for more information and to volunteer.
Are you attending the AYMT training July 23-24? Registration closes Monday, July 18. Information and registration can be found at
Do you have a room to rent or know of one available? Yisel Covarrubias’ boyfriend will be a Bible worker for the Cedar Park church and is looking for a room to rent, preferably in the Round Rock, Georgetown or Cedar Park area. If you know of any Adventist family that would be willing to rent a room or studio to him, please let Silvia Covarrubias know at so she can put him in contact with them.
If you are going to the Women’s Ministry Retreat in September and have room for another roommate, please contact Cheryl Allgood.

Interested in participating with the Pathfinders in the Lake Travis Shoreline Cleanup on September 13? Here is the link for signing up with the club: Lester will need to know by August 1 who is interested so that he can register all on August 11.

Worship Service
Praise in Giving: Our Local Church Budget
The offering this week goes to local church budget. Local church budget covers the church expenses such as lights, phone, air/heat and water as well as outreach ministries to those who live near us.

The Message: Pastor Eugene Kitney

Elder in charge: Brent Holm | 512.966.3501
Deacon in charge: Carlton Hackett  |  512.484.7558

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

Stewardship Principals
1.  ACCEPT CHRIST AS SAVIOR - That if you 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 - Fear God and give Him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come.  Worship Him who made the heven, the earth, the sea and the springs of water.  Revelation 14:6 NIV
3.  RETURN AN HONEST TITHE - Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse.  Malachi 3:8-11 NIV
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

Finance Chart

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 envelop.  All
     unmarked and loose offering is used to support our Local Budget.
4.  Save labels (Morning Star, Loma Linda, Worthington). 
     Kellogg Corporation supports NAD mission projects for collected labels.

“In order to credit the correct account with your donation, please print first and last names clearly when filling out the envelope stub as there may be others with the same last name.”

    Flowers up front: If you
    would  like to donate a floral
    bouquet for our platform to
    celebrate a special occasion or just
    because, contact Rhona Ballarta,

Fellowship Lunch Host
July 16      Peter Walker’s class
July 23      Invite a Guest Home for Lunch
July 30      Ellen Jensen’s Class
August 6    Young Adult & Young Professionals Classes
Sabbath, July 16
Fellowship Lunch - Peter Walker’s Class
AV Team meeting, after church.
Youth Swim Night, 7-10 pm, at Obando’s
Week of July 17-July 22
Sunday, Finance Committee Meeting, 4-6 pm
Sunday, Women’s Ministry Leadership Training Level 2, 9am-6pm, Georgetown church
, Church Board Meeting has been cancelled

Sabbath, July 23
Fellowship Lunch - Invite a Guest Home for Lunch
AYMT Training, Central Texas Area, 2-8 pm
Dates to Remember
Church Work Bee, Sunday, July 31. Let's plan now to help get the classrooms ready for the coming school year and to keep God's house looking its best.
Prophecies of Hope with Lynnwood Spangler. The Elgin SDA church will be hosting Prophecies of Hope presented by Lynnwood Spangler. Opening night is Friday, August 19, 7pm. All are welcome to attend. Please invite your family, friends and neighbors. If anyone if interested in helping with behind the scenes work for this seminar, please let Teresa know.

Ministry Opportunities

Pianists or other musicians are needed for our Sabbath School classes.

Earliteens: need another teacher to help in the classroom. Please contact Beth Sinha at if you are able to help.

Peru Mission Trip, 28 July-8 August. If you would like to donate, please write "Peru Mission Trip" on the tithe envelope.

ShareHim is planning a mission trip to the beautiful Peruvian highlands town of Huancayo, September 14-25, 2016. Early registration ends July 3. You can find more information at

Power Hour of Prayer, each Sunday evening @ 7pm (CST). Dial in number (712)770-4005, Access code: 753473#. Email prayer request to - or text (903)316-0974. Please keep this ministry in prayer. Thank you very much!



 Job Opportunities
Stonehill Christian Academy is now accepting applications for the following position:
* After School Care Aide - Now accepting applications. Please see the school website or contact Chinyere Ukegbu at 512.763.2776 for more details.

Things you need to know…
“In order to credit the correct account with your donation, please print first and last names clearly when filling out the envelope stub as there may be others with the same last name.”

Educate for Eternity

Educate for Eternity is an initiative designed to encourage new student enrollment in Adventist schools throughout the Texas Conference.This partnership between the families, the local school, and the Texas Conference will provide financial assistance to new students through a three-way commitment. To get more information or find a school near you, talk to your local pastor or email


Children’s Ministries: Children's activity bags are available to our visitors and members during the service and can be found near the greeters table by the main entrance. Please remember to return them at the end of the service.  
Housekeeping items:

1) Please dispose of baby wipes in the trash can and not the toilet. It wreaks havoc with our pump station. FLUSHABLE WIPES ARE NOT FLUSHABLE, EVER!
2) The appliances in the kitchen are NOT cleaned by our custodians; it is our responsibility to keep them clean.
3) Please pick up after yourself and your family. This is God’s House.
4) If you have items you would like to donate to the church, please contact the pastor first. We are not Goodwill.
Thank you for your attention to these matters.


Prayer List 
Please remember these requests in your daily prayers:

Special Emphasis: Pray that our nominating committee have God's leading in finding the right people to lead our ministries and that they will be willing to do so 

Andre Posadas (Lindy and Rex’s son) – health issues
Helen Ing (Eileen deJong’s mother) – health issues
Judy Powery (Laurie Chodorow’s mother) – back problems 
Ellen Jensen – health issues
Benjamin Hackett (Carlton’s father) – health deteriorating 
Melda Morris (Ann Marie Dyer’s mother) – health issues
Brian Madry (Ellen Jensen’s coworker) – brain cancer
Pastor Kitney’s brother – health issues
Emilie Pacheco – health issues
Tina Okrah – facial palsy
Isolde Whichelow (Eric’s mother) – health issues
Yolanda Jacoby (Roberto’s sister’s mother-in-law) – stage 4 cancer
Diane Yates (Sarah Wolverton’s friend) – breast cancer
Demi Garduque (Chinyere Ukegbu’s friend) - end stage renal disease
Laurie (Hutchison’s daughter) – breast cancer
Bill Price (Corky’s husband) – slow recovery from an accident
Matthew Walker – cancer is in remission
David Stone (Sue Peugh's friend) - Leukemia
James (Hutchison’s friend) - Lymphoma
Karin (Brent and Meri's friend) - Breast cancer
Grace Byrd (daughter of Amber Lovett’s friend) - Leukemia
Lukas (Sue Peugh’s great nephew) – health issues
Jim Underwood (friend of the Julers) – brain cancer
Kaitlyn Jankovsky (daughter of the Ballarta’s friend) - Leukemia
Teatsy Farris – lung cancer
Thomas Taylor – nursing home

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

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
16   Fellowship Lunch – Peter Walker’s Class
16   Youth Night Swim Party
17   Finance Committee Meeting
17   Women’s Ministry Leadership Training Level 2
18   Women’s Ministry retreat Early Bird registration deadline
18   AYMT training registration deadline
19   Church Board Meeting Cancelled
23   Fellowship Lunch – Invite a Guest Home for Lunch
23-24  AYMT training (Central Texas Area)
30   Dr. Rodney Mills (TX Conference Ministerial Director)
30   Fellowship Lunch – Ellen Jensen’s Class
30   Church Leadership Summit, Deacons & Deaconesses Training, Austin Spanish First Church
31   Church work bee, 2-6pm

6      Stonehill 101 Class
6      Fellowship lunch – Young Adult & Young Professionals Classes
7      Guys’ Table Tennis
7      Healthy Living program, chef Melody Prettyman
13   Fellowship Lunch – All Church
13   Elder’s Meeting, 1-3:30pm
19   Lynnwood Spangler seminar starts, Elgin SDA church
20   Pathfinder Registration

16-18     Forever One Marriage Retreat
23-25     Women’s Retreat, La Torretta Resort and Spa, Montgomery TX
30-Oct 2   Men’s Retreat


*The lunch host is responsible for coordinating the receiving/placement of dishes and cleanup. 

Members we encourage you, to invite guests to join you in line. If you stay for lunch please help us with the cleanup afterwards.

Our mailing address is:
Stonehill Seventh-day Adventist Church

P.O. Box 1309
Pflugerville, TX 78691

Church Office Hours:
Monday through Thursday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm


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