Stonehill SDA Church
Newsletter 5/21/2016

Developing Loving Relationships with
hrist and Our Community.

Hello Stonehill Church Family,

We look forward to worshiping with you this Sabbath!

Thank you for your help with the set-up, take down and clean-up of the church last Sabbath.

Thank you for bringing enough food for the Fellowship Lunch!

And a Special Thank you to Amy Wan and Sharlene Andryshak, for doing the childcare for us last Sabbath.

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!

Food for thought...
      John 8:1-11 (NIV)
but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.
At dawn he appeared again in the temple courts, where all the people gathered around him, and he sat down to teach them. The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group and said to Jesus, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?” They were using this question as a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing him.
But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger. When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground.
At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there. 10 Jesus straightened up and asked her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?”
11 “No one, sir,” she said.
“Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.”
Desire of Ages page 461
Impatient at His delay and apparent indifference, the accusers drew nearer, urging the matter upon His attention. But as their eye, following those of Jesus, fell upon the pavement at His feet, their countenances changed. There, traced before them, the guilty secrets of their own lives. The people looking on, saw the sudden change of expression, and pressed forward to discover what it was that they were regarding with such astonishment and shame.

The accusers had been defeated. Now their robes of pretended holiness torn from them, they stood, guilty and condemned, in the presence of Infinite Purity. They trembled lest the hidden iniquity of their lives should be laid open to the multitude; and one by one, with bowed heads and downcast eyes, they stole away, leaving their victim with the pitying Savior.

Worship Service

1st Reading Outgoing Transfer
Derin Scott to Georgia-Cumberland Academy Church, Calhoun, GA
Shannon Scott to Georgia-Cumberland Academy Church, Calhoun, GA
Micah Scott to Georgia-Cumberland Academy Church, Calhoun, GA
Kalea Scott to Georgia-Cumberland Academy Church, Calhoun, GA
Zane Scott to Georgia-Cumberland Academy Church, Calhoun, GA
Laken Scott to Georgia-Cumberland Academy Church, Calhoun, GA
Ilse Souza to Chehalis SDA Church, WA

Primary Presentation

Praise in Giving: Our Local Church Budget
    What a blessing to be able to work in order to give!
Your giving today will not only help with this building’s
maintenance; it will also bless those who are in need.

Pathfinder Investiture

Praise in Music: Above All - "signed" - Pathfinders

The Message: Doubts Dispelled - Josh Price

Elder of the Day: Victor Obando  |  415.606.5380

Deacon of the Day: Juan Ignacio  |  512.284 .0524

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,



Sabbath, May 21

Pathfinder Investiture, 11:00
Fellowship Lunch - Myrna Cogan’s Class
Adventurer Meeting, 2:30-4:00 pm

Week of May 22-27
Sunday: Finance Committee, 4:00-6:00 pm
Sunday: Adventurer Fieldtrip
Tuesday: Prayer Group. A weekly session devoted to praying for our school, the parents, teachers, and students. It meets at the school, 8:15 am.
Wednesday: Stonehill Christian Academy Graduation and Awards, 7:00 pm
Thursday: ABC order due for Monday, May 30 delivery.

Sabbath, May 28
Fellowship Lunch: Invite a Guest Home
Youth Night at Stonehill, 7:30 pm

Dates to Remember
The next Adventist Book Center D2U (Direct to You) Deadline to place order: May 26. delivery to your church is May 30. To place an order, call the ABC at 800-333-1844. If you wish to the food list and monthly sales, you can go to Delivery is Monday, May 30, 11:45-12:15 pm, at Stonehill.
The next Youth Night is Saturday, May 28, at 7:30 p.m. 

The Level 1 Women’s Ministries Leadership Certification Training for San Antonio is coming up Jun 4 (3:00 - 6:00 pm) and Jun 5 (9:00 am - 5:00 pm) at the San Antonio Scenic Hills SDA Church, 11223 Bandera Road, San Antonio TX. If you wish to register for this training, you may do so one of the following ways: online: and select San Antonio Level 1, by phone: 817.790.2255 x2210. Please register by Jun 2, 1:00 p.m. The fee is $45.00 per person which includes all material plus Sunday lunch. If you are a current, elected Texas Conference local church Women’s Ministries Director there is no charge; however, you must call the above phone # to register.  You cannot register online. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us. 

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.

Deacons: need a few more men to help with church responsibilities. Membership is required, if you are able to help, contact either Pastor Kitney at or Carlton Hackett at

If you would like to donate to the Peru mission trip. 28 July-8 August, please write in "Peru Mission Trip" on the tithe envelope. We appreciate all donations that enable our youth to help serve the children of Peru.

Things you need to know…
Tea Ministry is taking a break for the month of June. Breakfast will not be provided. We are still looking for team members to join us. Please contact Amy at

Job Opportunities
Stonehill Christian Academy is now accepting applications for the following positions:
* School Treasurer - Requires accounting experience and a desire to help our school succeed. Please contact Brent Holm at 512-966-3501 for details.
* After School Care Aide - Now accepting applications. Please see the school website or contact Chinyere Ukegbu at 512.763.2776 for more details.
* Pre-K teacher - The person selected for this position will be responsible for supervising and teaching 3- and 4-year olds in a pre-Kindergarten classroom. First and foremost, the eligible individual must have a spiritual commitment and demonstrated ability to nurture children in a growing relationship with Jesus. If you or someone you know fits this description and would love to help us educate our children for eternity, please apply by sending your resume to either Brent Holm ( or Chinyere Ukegbu ( For a full job description, see the listing at

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. If you are interested in helping with or leading out in this ministry, please contact Amber Lovett at


Prayer List 
Please remember these requests in your daily prayers:

Special Emphasis: Nominating committee and that they have wisdom from God to select the right people to lead our ministries


Pianists or other musicians are needed for our Sabbath School classes

Family and friends of June Schoonover who passed away

Brian Madry (Ellen Jensen’s coworker) – brain cancer

Emilie Pacheco – health issues


Wes Rippey (Joline Whichelow’s friend) – recovering from heart attack

Tina Okrah – facial palsy

Isolde Whichelow (Eric’s mother) – health issues

Yolanda Jacoby (Roberto’s sister’s mother-in-law) – stage 4 cancer

Adrianna Baca’s grandmother – very sick

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) – 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

 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, Meri Holm at


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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.

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
21   Pathfinder Investiture
21   Fellowship Lunch -
       Myrna Cogan’s Class
21   Adventurer Meeting
22   Adventurer Field Trip,
       Cameron Zoo, Waco
22   Finance Committee
25   Stonehill Christian
       Academy Graduation
26   D2U Adventist Book
Order Due
28   Fellowship Lunch -
       Invite a Guest Home
28   Youth Night at Stonehill
30   D2U Adventist Book
Delivery -

 4    Stonehill 101 Class
 4    Fellowship Lunch -
       Children’s’ Ministries
 4    Adventurer Meetings
 4-5   Women’s Ministries
        Leadership Training,
        Level 1
 5    Guys’ Table Tennis
 5    Adventurer Club Picnic
11   Adventurer Investiture
11   Fellowship Lunch -
       African group
11   Elder’s Encounter and
       their spouses
11   Youth Night
       at Stonehill
12   Finance Committee
11-16  Vacation Bible School
       at Stonehill
21-August 7  Family Camp at
       Lake Whitney
23-25     Women’s Ministries


*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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