Stonehill SDA Church
Newsletter 6/24/2017

Developing Loving Relationships with
hrist and Our Community.

Hello Stonehill Church Family,

We look forward to worshiping with you this Sabbath!



“non Pathfinder” skating social at Playland Skate Center, June 24, starts at 8:30pm. Address is 8822 McCann Dr, Austin, TX 78757. Entry is $8 which includes regular 4 wheel skates. Rollerblades are $12 includes entrance fees. Kids under 3 skate for free. Parents not skating do not need to pay.


Thank you to all the ladies and the teen helpers who worked hard to make our Father's Day luncheon a huge success last week.


 Acts 20:35  ... remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said:  It is more blessed to give than to receive.  Everyone gives something somewhere.  But there is a difference between random acts of giving and true generosity.  Andy Stanley defines generosity and shares how to be generous.  Follow the link to determine how to be generous when it is not natural. Pastor Stanley encourages all to live a life of generosity to generate happy lives throughout this 3 part series to be crazy like us.


Stonehill Christian Academy is looking for someone to fill the before and after school care position for the 2017-2018 school year. Help is needed from 7-8am and 3-6pm. Details on the SCA website: To apply, email your resume to


Mission Trip to Chile in South America this summer. The dates are August 1- 10, 2017. Cost per person is $500; which covers room and board, food, excursion and project materials. Each person is responsible for purchasing their own airline ticket. There will be a flight to Santiago Chile (airport code SCL) and from Santiago to the local area. Projects include building a large Sabbath school classroom for children and upgrading Kitchen. If you are interested in going on this mission trip, or supporting the project with your prayers and or finances, please contact sister Stacey-Ann of the Austin Central SDA church at 203-690-0690 for more information. All travel outside the US requires a Passport.



Worship Service
Praise in Giving: Local Church Budget

Praise in Music: 

The Message: Baptism by Fire - Matthew 3:11,12 - Pastor Eugene Kitney

Elder in charge: David Onsongo  |  512.970.2862
Deacon in charge: Shawn Iram  |  512.410.9865
Greeters this week: Brent & Meri


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.  All unmarked and loose offering is used to support our Local Budget. Please print first and last name clearly on envelopes. Or give online from our website
4. Save labels (Morning Star, Loma Linda, Worthington). Kellogg Corporation supports NAD mission projects for collected labels.

Fellowship Lunch Host
June 24  Roberto Torres SS class
July 1     Invite a Guest Home for Lunch
July 8     Asian Group
July 15   Myrna Cogan SS class

Sabbath, June 24
Baptismal studies, Earliteens, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch – Roberto Torres SS class
Skating Social at Playland Skate Center
Week of June 25-30
Monday, Karate with Pastor Kitney
Wednesday, Karate with Pastor Kitney
Sabbath, July 1
Stonehill 101, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch – Invite a Guest Home for Lunch
Dates to Remember
Guys’ Table Tennis, July 2
Finance Committee, July 16
Church Board Meeting, July 18
Jaime Jorge concert, August 9



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

Special Emphasis: Deacons
Arcelia Cortez – cancerous tumor in her lung
Elizabeth Cole (Ciara Parks mother) – health issues 
Patty Titus (Brent’s sister-in-law’s sister) – soft tissue carcinoma 
Jerry Ferguson – health issues 
Kris Hoch (friend of Chris Huggins) – stage IV pancreatic cancer
Ruth Hutchison – health issues 
Lynn Marquis’ mother – recovering from broken hip and surgery
Lynn Marquis’ father – recovering from colon surgery
Miguel Guillet – health issues 
Demi Garduque (Chinyere Ukegbu’s friend) - end stage renal disease
Diane Yates (Sarah Wolverton’s friend) – breast cancer
Grace Byrd (daughter of Amber Lovett’s friend) - Leukemia
Guy Daluz – employment needed
Helen Ing (Eileen deJong’s mother) – health issues
Isolde Whichelow (Eric’s mother) – health issues
James (Hutchison’s friend) - Lymphoma
Jim Underwood (friend of the Julers) – brain cancer
Jorge Cisneros (husband of Elda Guillet) – obtain Visa to enter USA
Julie Davis (Ann Daluz’ sister) – health issues 
Julieth Dick – failing health
Kaitlyn Jankovsky (daughter of the Ballarta’s friend) - Leukemia
Laurie (Hutchison’s daughter) – breast cancer
Pastor Kitney’s brother – health issues
Robert Juler – needs work
Steve Budd (Silvia Covarrubias’ brother-in-law) – bone tumor
Teatsy Farris – lung cancer
Vicki Davie (friend of Joline and Eric Whichelow) – breast cancer
Vince Montez (friend of Ballartas) – kidney cancer
Yolanda Jacoby (Roberto’s sister’s mother-in-law) – stage 4 cancer

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


Mission Ministry

Thirteenth Sabbath Program
“Where did you learn that?” Joshua asked his friend Gift when he finished telling him the amazing story of Joseph and his brothers. “It’s in the Bible,” Gift replied with a grin. “And if you’d come with me to our Adventist Youth Ministry (AYM) programs, you could learn these stories too. We’re having Vacation Bible School (VBS) in a few days. Why don’t you come?” Joshua had been playing football with some of the AYM kids at their Sunday exercise program, and he really liked them. They started each game with prayer and a short devotion, and they were kind to each other on the field.
Joshua attended the VBS program where he heard a lot of stories from the Bible, learned songs about God, did crafts and made friends. Best of all, he learned that Jesus loved him. At the end of VBS, he decided he wanted to become a Seventh-day Adventist. He was baptized a year ago, and now wants to share his faith just as Gift had shared his faith with Joshua. Joshua invited his friend Favour to VBS this year. Favour didn’t know much about Jesus before VBS but now knows that Jesus loves him and cares for him.
Most of Joshua’s friends criticize him because he became a Seventh-day Adventist and do not allow him to talk to them about Jesus. So he tries to share Jesus through character and actions, like being cheerful. Some of his friends that he’s shared Jesus with are thinking about coming to church and that makes Joshua glad. Joining AYM has made a positive difference in Joshua’s character. He wants to help people in the community and share the love of Jesus with them. The thirteenth Sabbath School offering this quarter will help to build a multipurpose center at Babcock University for the AYM members. Having the center will help the youth grow spiritually and develop their skills for reaching people for Jesus. Thank you for your financial support this quarter.

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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
24  Baptismal studies, Earliteen, Pastor’s office
24  Fellowship Lunch – Roberto Torres SS class
24  Skating social at Playland Skate Center
26  Karate with Pastor Kitney
28  Karate with Pastor Kitney
1    Stonehill 101 Class, Pastor’s office
1    Fellowship Lunch – Invite a Guest Home for Lunch
2    Guys’ Table Tennis
8    Baptismal studies, adults, Pastor’s office
8    Fellowship Lunch – Asian Group
15  Baptismal studies, teens, Pastor’s office
15  Fellowship Lunch – Myrna Cogan SS class
16  Finance Committee Meeting
18  Church Board Meeting
22  Baptismal studies, Earliteen, Pastor’s office
22  Fellowship Lunch – children’s ministries
29  Fellowship Lunch – all church
5    Stonehill 101 Class
5    Fellowship Lunch – Ellen Jensen SS class
5    Memorial Service
6    Guys’ Table Tennis
12  Baptismal studies, Adults, Pastor’s office
12  Fellowship Lunch – Deacon/Deaconess
13  Finance Committee
14  Karate with Pastor Kitney
15  Church Board Meeting
16  Karate with Pastor Kitney
19  Baptismal studies, teens, Pastor’s office
19  Jaime Jorge concert
19  Fellowship Lunch – African Group


*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 Friday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


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