Stonehill SDA Church
Newsletter 7/12/2018

Developing Loving Relationships with
hrist and Our Community.

Hello Stonehill Church Family,

We look forward to worshiping with you this Sabbath!

Treasure Quotes/Thoughts
John 15:12 says, “This is My commandment, that you love one another” and John 13:34 states “A new commandment I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” How did Jesus love us? We find in 1 John 4:19 that “We love Him, because He first loved us.” and in Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” God’s love for us is unconditional - not based on anything we do or can do to earn it. Perhaps the following conversation gives us a slight glimpse of what unconditional love might look like.
Person 1 “I don’t believe in unconditional love, I mean, what is it anyway? Cut off my ears, steal my money and I’ll love you anyway?”
Person 2 “Yes, and more.”
Person 1 “More?”
Person 2 “You don’t have to love me back.”
God loves everyone, even if they don’t love Him back. We are commanded to love others as Christ has loved us. Do we? Are our hearts filled with Christ’s unconditional love for others? Whether they love us back or not?


STONEHILL TRANSFORMERS EXERCISE CLASS: Please come join us next class, July 15, 8:15—10:15 am, at Pflugerville Lake near the flags. Your continued support is appreciated. Key Word is PREVENTION.



Club Ministries Empower Training at Bryan, Texas, July 21-22, 2018. Brazos County Expo Complex, 5827 Leonard Road, Bryan, TX 77807. If you are involved with Pathfinders or Adventurers, this is for you. Register today! Call (817) 790-2255 Ext. 2201, or email or visit our website at


For fellowship lunch July 21, please bring your favorite picnic food to share.


Pathfinder Babysitting Fundraiser. The next Pathfinders babysitting will be Sabbath night, July 28, 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.


Please help us save our septic pump. Please, please, please do not flush baby or Clorox wipes (not even wipes labeled as flushable!), feminine products, etc. Please dispose of these items in the trash can. Toilet paper and body waste are the only items that should be flushed. Thank you for your help in this matter.


Worship Service

Praise in Giving: North American Division (Emphasis: Women's Ministries)
Daily bread, a team of horses, and forty years. Shirley Ann Munroe tell the story: When my father died in 1938, one of his business associates cheated my mother out of our inheritance. My mother had no choice but to return to college to become certified to teach school in California. Some friends actually suggest to Mother that is wasn’t necessary to pay tithe in our difficult situation, an idea she quickly rejected. After the expenses of the move and settling in, there was no money left. Mother’s paycheck would not be received for another month. We knelt to pray for bread and placed our problem before the Lord. About an hour later, we received a special delivery letter that had been forwarded from our old address. It contained a check for $240. The letter explained that forty years earlier, my mother’s grandfather had underwritten a team of horses for a farmer who had never repaid the debt. The farmer had died and his son had found the unpaid promissory note. And he added forty years of interest to the amount owed.

Praise in Music:

The Message: 
 Purpose & Self-Discovery - Judges 6:12 - Pastor Eugene Kitney

Elder in charge: Simon Mgbor  |  512.545-3536
Deacon in charge: Greg Peterson  |  512.348.1393
Greeters this week: Eric & Joline


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


Fellowship Lunch Host
July 14   Myrna Cogan SS class
July 21   Ellen Jensen SS class
July 28   Deacons/Deaconesses
Aug 4     African Group

Sabbath, July 14
Baptismal studies, Adults, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch, Myrna Cogan SS class
Week of July 15-20
Sunday, Transformers Exercise Class
Sunday, Finance Committee Meeting
Tuesday, Church Board Meeting
Sabbath, July 21
Baptismal studies, Teens, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch, Ellen Jensen SS class
Dates to Remember
Transformers Exercise Class, July 22
Pathfinder Babysitting Fundraiser, July 28
Guy’s Table Tennis, August 5
Karate with Pastor Kitney begins, August 13
Central Area Men’s Ministry Retreat, August 18
Finance Committee Meeting, August 19
Start of school year, Stonehill Christian Academy, August 20
Church Board Meeting, August 21



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

Emphasis: Pray for our church leadership.

Chris Huggins – the death of his mother
Esther Hadjisputso – recovering from a fall
Linda (Ruben Garcia’s sister) – recovering from a brutal attack
Tommy (Teresa Serl’s 9-month old great nephew) – serious health issues, especially heart surgery August 8
Amanda Vasquez – health issue
Joanna (Illeana Katz’s sister) – cancer
Anna (Eric Whichelow’s god-sister) – in State mental hospital

Julie Davis (Ann Daluz’s sister) – Lupus complications
Gavin Pardeiro (grandson of LauraBeth and Roland Schneider) – auto accident injuries
Nora Cadena (Fawn Escalante’s friend) – in hospice with ovarian cancer
George (Desiree Webb’s father) – ongoing health issues
Geoff Wool (Fawn Escalante’s friend) – serious bike accident
Salvador Posada (Rex’s father) – health issues
Tony deJong – recovering from surgery
Dorian Colbert – 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
Kris Hoch (friend of Chris Huggins) – stage IV pancreatic cancer
Jim Underwood (friend of the Julers) – brain cancer
Helen Ing (Eileen deJong’s mother) – health issues
Gracie Kitchens (friend of Eldon Jensen) – in rehab
Gladys Smith – on hospice for liver failure
Diane Yates (Sarah Wolverton’s friend) – breast cancer
Daniel and Megan Christian and daughter Anabella – spiritual issues
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

Loving Two Pastors
Seeing a banner advertising a retreat for seminary students from a Sunday-keeping denomination, Hee-Sook Kim and two literature evangelists she was working with, went to the address listed and met the couple that was organizing the event. “We are from the Korean Publishing House, and we are here to share some literature,” Hee-Sook said. The husband recognized the name Seventh-day Adventist and asked why they went to church on Saturday. Hee-Sook related the creation story from Genesis and gave the couple a correspondence lesson, promising to bring a second one the following week. The couple knew a lot about the Bible, the husband having pastored for 30 years and the wife about a decade. So the next week Hee-Sook brought the “Conflict of the Ages” series books instead. The husband was interested in the Book of Daniel so the next visit, she brought commentaries on the books of Daniel and Revelation.
The pastor visited the Adventist church for a while but then stopped coming because his wife had forbidden him from going to the Adventist church. But Hee-Sook kept inviting him. About seven years after the first meeting, Hee-Sook invited the couple to a series of health seminars, including special detox sessions, at the Adventist church. The wife agreed to come. Then they accepted an invitation to an evangelistic series and came every night. They declared “We are melting into this message.” Eight years after Hee-Sook first meet them, the husband and wife were baptized together into the Adventist Church. The Word of God and our health message changes lives!

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

14  Baptismal studies, adults, Pastor’s office
14  Fellowship Lunch – Myrna Cogan SS class
15  Transformers Exercise Class
15  Finance Committee Meeting
17  Church Board Meeting
21  Baptismal Studies, Teens, Pastor’s office
21  Fellowship Lunch – Ellen Jensen SS class
22  Transformers Exercise Class
28  Baptismal studies, Earliteen, Pastor’s office
28  Baby dedication
28  Fellowship Lunch – Deacons/Deaconesses
28  Pathfinder Babysitting Fundraiser
29  Transformers Exercise Class
4    Stonehill 101, Pastor’s office
4    Fellowship Lunch – African Group
5    Guys’ Table Tennis
11  Baptismal studies, adults, Pastor’s office
11  Fellowship Lunch – Spanish SS class
12  Transformers Exercise Class
13  Karate with Pastor Kitney
15  Karate with Pastor Kitney
18  Baptismal studies, Teens, Pastor’s office
18  Central Area Men’s Ministry Retreat
18  Fellowship Lunch – All Church
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  Pathfinder Babysitting Fundraiser
26  Transformers Exercise Class
27  Karate with Pastor Kitney
29  Karate with Pastor Kitney

*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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