Stonehill SDA Church
Newsletter 1/123/2016

Developing Loving Relationships with
hrist and Our Community.

Hello Stonehill Family,

We look forward to worshiping together this Sabbath!

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 Quote

   “Be strong and courageous. Do not
    be afraid or terrified because of
    them, for the Lord your God goes
    with you; he will never leave you
    nor forsake you.”
                                    – Deuteronomy 31:6

Donation Receipts will be available in the church lobby again this week..

1st Reading
Recommending Esther Rotich for Assistant Treasurer.
Recommending Laura Jones for Assistant Treasurer* pending membership transfer.
Recommending Lucy Lopez for Deaconess.
Recommending Ann Nwachukwu for Deaconess.
Recommending Laura Jones for Deaconess* pending membership transfer.

Ministry Opportunities
The Deaconess Ministry needs ladies, youth through… who are willing to share their gifts of love, compassion and service for others. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact the church office at 512.537.1844.
The Tea Ministry is short a team for Sabbath breakfast. If you are able to help out with this ministry, please contact Amy at or 512.351.2464.

Singles. Are you interested in meeting other Adventist Singles? We are exploring starting a singles group, for all ages, at Stonehill. If you would like to participate in the group, please show your interest by providing your name telephone number and an e-mail address on a sign-up sheet in the Church foyer.

Baptismal Classes: will be conducted by Pastor Eugene shortly. Maybe you’ve been yearning for this opportunity, or wrestling against it. NOW is your time! We need your name or the names of those who might be interested, so we can organize and structure all appropriate and relevant classes. Please email or message Pastor as soon as possible.

Please note the revised Fellowship Lunch Schedule!

Fellowship Lunch - hosted by the Young Adult & Young Professionals' Classes

Friday: Pathfinder Exodus Bible Study 6:30-8:30 pm


Worship Service
Praise in Giving: Religious Liberty Religious liberty is not an abstract concept but a living principle of the Gospel in action that is proven again and again by faithful Christians.
Your religious Liberty department, through legal interventions to support mostly workplace challenges; through distribution of Liberty Magazine to thought leaders in Washington, D.C., and State and Provincial centers; through member-based initiatives and seminars; as well as all media outlets, is dedicated to spreading an understanding of the great “gospel of liberty.”
Without your cooperation, without your funds, little can be done. We need you as never before. Prophecy is unfolding daily and the moves to compel to false worship more blatant. Thanks for your generous participation.
Praise in Music: Karen Covarrubias
The Message: “The Royal Family Tree”, Matthew 1:1-17 – Pastor Eugene Kitney
Elder of the Day: Chris Walton  |  423.552.5772
Deacon of the Day: Tim Jones  |  423.903.4944



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



This Sabbath
Fellowship Lunch - Young Adult & Young Professional’s Classes
Stonehill Choir 1:30-2:30 pm in Myrna’s classroom
Pathfinder Meeting, 2:30-5:30 pm
Adventurer Meeting, 2:30-4:00 pm

Financial Report 

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
4.  Save labels (Morning Star, Loma Linda, Worthington). 
     Kellogg Corporation supports NAD mission projects for
     collected labels.


Next Week
Tuesday: Prayer Group. A weekly session devoted to praying for our school, the parents, teachers, and students. It will meet at the school at 8:15 am.
Friday: Pathfinder Exodus Bible Study 6:30-9:00 pm

Next Sabbath

Invite a Guest Home for Lunch
Stonehill Choir Practice, 1:30-2:30 pm

Coming Events
Stonehill 101, February 6.
Gary Blanchard, TX Conference Youth Director,
February 6.
Pathfinders’ Bible Experience Area Competition, February 6.
Guys Table Tennis Group, February 7.
Baptismal Class
Evangelism Training, February 13.

Prayer List 

Please remember these requests in your daily prayers:
Special Emphasis: Our pastor and the leadership team
Saul Cortez – brain surgery
Family and friends of Carolden Strickland who passed away
Parrish family – James passed away
Rhona Ballarta – mission trip to Philippines
Demi Garduque. (Chinyere Ukegbu’s friend) - end stage renal disease
Laurie (Hutchison’s daughter) – breast cancer
Bill Price (Corky’s husband) – recovering from 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
Elias Taylor (Alicia’s 3-year-old son) – high blood pressure
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
This update from Priscila Obando was posted on Facebook.
"My heavenly Father is amazing. The doctor came in to brief us and told us that they were able to take out the whole tumor with ease which wasn't what they expected. We are amazed and forever grateful to God for His mercies and love towards my father ... Praise God. The doctors are shocked of how easy it was to remove his brain tumor. Originally, they thought they would just take out 80-90 % of the tumor. But my God had different plans. Thank you so much for all of your support and prayers towards my family. We are amazed of how much love and support we received today."

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


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


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Have a Blessed Day!

Meri Holm
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
22   Pathfinder Exodus Bible
23   Fellowship Lunch -
       Young Adult & Young
       Professionals’ Classes
23   Choir Practice
23   Pathfinder Meeting
23   Adventurer Meeting
29   Pathfinder Exodus Bible
30   Communication Team
30   Invite a Guest Home for
30   Choir Practice
  6   Pathfinder Bible
       Experience Area
  6   Stonehill 101 Class
  6   Gary Blanchard, TX
       Conference Youth
  6   Fellowship Lunch - Peter
       Walker’s Class
  6   Revelation Bible Study
  6   Choir Practice
  6   Adventurers’ Meeting
  7   Guys’ Table Tennis
13   Fellowship Lunch - All
13   Revelation Study
13   Choir Practice
13   Pathfinder Meeting
13   Evangelism Training

Fellowship Lunch Host
23   Young Adult & Young

30   Invite a Guest Home
 6    Peter Walker’s Class
13   All Church

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

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