Stonehill SDA Church
Newsletter 7/4/2015

Proclaiming God's love to Austin and Beyond

Hello Stonehill Family,

We look forward to worshiping together this Sabbath!
You can keep up with all the latest at Stonehill on our Facebook page:

or our webpage:

If you would like to have announcements listed in the bulletin or here in our weekly newsletter please email me at All requests have to be to me by Wednesday evening before Sabbath.

Treasure Text:
Isaiah 61:1 NIV
The Year of the LORD's Favor
1 The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD  is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners,
This Week:
NO SERMON- GC Live Broadcast

Elder in Charge: Victor Obando, (415) 606-5380
Praise Team: GC Streaming
Stewardship Offering – Texas Vision Today, when we return God’s tithe, we are reminded that it is important to the mission of the church. It also shows that we recognize we are accountable to God and have a responsibility toward others.
GC Sessions - We encourage all members to take advantage of the proximity of the GC Sessions in the San Antonio by attending church there the weeks of July 4 and 11. We also encourage carpooling to save on gas and parking fees. Stonehill is exploring the possibility of streaming of the sessions for those who cannot make the drive, but don't count on it.
Sabbath School Classes for the young people will be split into two classes. The Earliteens is for ages 13-15 and will meet in the former Treasury room, next to the Young Adults. Ages 16-18 will meet in the Youth room.
Outdoor Sabbath School, for Juniors, Earliteens and Youth, once a month, weather permitting. Josh Wright will be leading out.
If you are a notary and would be willing notarize church members documents, please contact Meri Holm at
The Nelson Accounting Services, Inc. has completed an audit for our Stonehill Seventh-day Adventist 2014 accounting and financial records.  They found the financial records to be in excellent order and to be in conformity with established standards of the Texas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and auditing standards established by General Conference as applied to local churches for compliance with denominational working policies.
Do you Mom's and Dad's need a break? Our school is accepting drop-ins this Summer for children 3-8 for a daily rate of $35 for the time between 7:30 and 3:00. If you need to pick them up after 3:00 the cost is $10 more. Call the school at 512-763-2776 for details or to schedule.
We have a new Twitter page! If you're on Twitter at want to see the latest going on at Stonehill, follow us at our new Twitter account: @Stonehillsda. We can't wait to connect with you!
Church directory reminder. Remember, 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, Meri Holm, at
Call for Evangelists 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}
Sabbath Breakfasts: There will not be any breakfasts on July 4th & 11th to allow our members to attend GC in San Antonio.
Potluck Reminder: (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.


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 all for your ministry.

Tour de Youth 2015: The Southwest Region Conference (SWRGC) cycling team is made up of athletes who have chosen the discipline of road cycling to reach a goal of helping the youth and adults understand the importance of a healthy lifestyle and bring awareness to the growing obesity problem.   This team decided that the best way to bring awareness to the obesity problem in the United States and in particularly the Southwestern part of the country, would be to cycle from Dallas to San Antonio in the Tour de Youth 2015 (TDY2015).  They will ride 325 miles (see attached the map of projected route)-from the Southwest Region Conference office in Dallas Texas, to our 60th General Conference Session in San Antonio where over 100,000 attendees are expected to convene. We are partnering with Education and Health organizations to create an awareness with youth and adult obesity and how fitness and education can help achieve healthier generations. Please go to for more information.

Prayer Warriors, please remember these requests in your daily prayers:
Special Emphasis: Pray for the delegates at the General Conference Session in San Antonio. Pray that God will lead in their deliberations and voting and that unity may abound.
Bruce Holm (Brent's brother) - recovering from back surgery
Robert Juler and his father
Grace Byrd (daughter of Amber Lovett’s friend) - Leukemia
Brody Hickman (friend of Jacqueline Reuben-Naidoo) - Primary Sclerosing Cholangitisand 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
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
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

2-11    General Conference in San Antonio
3         Pathfinders Bible Study
4         Independence Day
17       Pathfinders Bible Study
19       Finance Meeting
21       Church Board Meeting
25       Dawn of Hope Ministry
25       Communications Team Meeting

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:

7/4:      CANCELED due to GC
7/11:    CANCELED due to GC
7/25:    Myrna's SS
8/8:      Ellen Jensen's SS
8/22:    Stonehill Christian Academy


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