Stonehill SDA Church
Newsletter 3/16/2018

Developing Loving Relationships with
hrist and Our Community.

Hello Stonehill Church Family,

We look forward to worshiping with you this Sabbath!

Treasure Quotes/Thoughts


Due to a technical issue (no internet connection), the newsletter is being sent out late. A big thank you to Lester for fixing the issue!


A special thank you to Shawn Iram, Chris Walton, Rafael and Diana Mauries, Joline and Eric Whichelow, Cliffton Parks and Brent and Meri Holm for coming out to the church work bee on Sunday. If you were unable to come to the work bee there is still an opportunity for you to help take care of your church. We still the following items to be finished: Please choose one and contact Teresa Serl, the church administrative assistant for more information.
     *Baseboards in the kitchen and Myrna's classroom need to be reattached.
     *Wash all trash cans
     *Wash all Windows inside and out
     *Check all the A/C drip pans and empty as needed
     *Projector needs to be hung in the PreK room.


Picnic at Smitty’s Lake, tomorrow, March 17, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, weather permitting. Bring a picnic food item to share and lawn chairs to lounge in. There will be fishing for the kids, a bonfire for roasting and fireworks after dark. Parking is limited to 40-50 vehicles so carpooling is encouraged. Please see greeters to sign up. Directions will be provided this Sabbath. Any questions, please contact Eldon Jensen 512.565.6207. For you city folks, there are stars out there.


Pastor Kitney will be out of state until March 19. Please contact one of the elders for any pastoral needs.


Health Ministries: Please come out and join us for a fun run and walk at Lake Pflugerville on March 18 at 8 am. We will meet at the South Shore (our usual place). Contact Amy @ 512-351-2464 for more information.


The Primary Sabbath School is in need of an extra teacher. If you are interested or have further questions, you may contact Esther at 615-525-7674 or Sharlene at 512-925-8816.


"The Black, Brown and All Lives Matter Saga” come together in perfect harmony with the Jesus Story of Redemption this Easter Sunday at Stonehill Seventh Day Adventist Church. Come Enjoy this Free Stage Play Production. Arrive early as seating is limited.


Early registration for the 2018-2019 school year is now open for Stonehill Christian Academy. Save up to $200 by registering early. For a registration packet, contact Miss Ukegbu at 512.763.2776, or pick up a packet at the school office.


Stonehill Christian Academy Prayer Time is every Thursday morning from 8 - 8:30 am. Specific prayer time set aside for students and faculty needs. If you have a student or faculty member in your life no matter where they attend/work they will be lifted up in prayer once a week. Please come to Stonehill SDA church and meet at the Potluck tables or send in your prayer request to


Mind Over Eating – If you picked up a copy of Rachel Handley’s book, please send your $50 check to: Rachel M. Handley, 1221 New Meister Ln, #2411, Pflugerville, TX 78660. Thank you.


Please NO FOOD in the Sabbath school classrooms! There has been lots of food on the floors and this invites ants and other pests. Thank you for your help and cooperation in this matter.


Worship Service
“Local Church Budget” may be a rather vague term to some, so let’s flesh it out a bit. It is far more than just paying for light and heat and air conditioning. It has to do with all of those important components that enter into the ministry of our local church. Children’s ministries, youth ministries, and many other ministries all benefit from what we are giving today. So let us contribute generously today to God’s work in this.

Praise in Giving: Local Church Budget
Praise in Music:
The Message:

Elder in charge: Jacqui Reuben  |  512.826.0221
Deacon in charge: Shawn Iram  |  512.410.9865
Greeters this week: Greg & Bianca


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


Fellowship Lunch Host
Mar 17   Deacons/Deaconess
Mar 24   African Group
Mar 31   Spanish SS class
April 7   All Church

Sabbath, March 17
Baptismal studies, teens, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch, Deacons/deaconess
Picnic at Smitty’s Lake
Week of March 11-16
Sunday, Finance Committee Meeting
Monday, karate with Pastor Kitney
Tuesday, Church Board Meeting
Wednesday, karate with Pastor Kitney
Friday, Sunset 2 Sunset
Sabbath, March 24
Baptismal studies, Earliteens, Pastor’s office
Adventurer Sabbath
Fellowship Lunch, African Group
Adventurers and Pathfinders, regular meeting
Dates to Remember
Communion, March 31



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

Emphasis: We pray for hearts that delight to do Your will, not our own.
Eric Whichelow’s extended family – family issues
Ken Brown (David Jensen’s father-in-law) – recovering from throat surgery
Deona Fornis (Rhona Ballarta’s sister) – brain tumor
Dorothy Holm (Brent’s mother) – recovering from a broken pelvis
Michael Christian (Bob’s son) – recovered from Lymphoma!
Helen Ing (Eileen deJong’s mother) – recovering from auto accident
Gracie Kitchens (friend of Eldon Jensen) – in rehab
Bill and Sandy Cutshall (friends of the Ballartas) – breast cancer and other health issues
Lynn Marquis’ father – recovering from colon surgery
Demi Garduque (Chinyere Ukegbu’s friend) - end-stage renal disease
Diane Yates (Sarah Wolverton’s friend) – breast cancer
Eddie Stevens (Rhona’s nephew) – severe health problems
Elizabeth Cole (Ciara Parks mother) – recovering from surgery
Jim Underwood (friend of the Julers) – brain cancer
Julie Davis (Ann Daluz’ sister) – mental and health issues
Julieth Dick – health issues
Kris Hoch (friend of Chris Huggins) – stage IV pancreatic cancer
Maureen Utz (Meri Holm’s friend) – severe health issue with leg
Miguel Guillet – cancer and other health issues
Patty Titus (Brent’s sister-in-law’s sister) – soft tissue carcinoma
Rhonda Spickard (Adam’s mother) – health problems
Steve Budd (Silvia Covarrubias’ brother-in-law) – bone tumor
Teatsy Farris – lung 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

Sewing for Jesus
Mavis Burrell Spencer’s husband had established three flourishing tailor shops in Jamaica and when he died, Mavis decided to continue to run his high-end tailoring business. Then she started attending weekly Bible studies and started learning many things that she had not known was in the Bible. In addition to the Sabbath truth, she didn’t realize that Jesus was coming soon and would take the righteous home. She was amazed by the Bible’s description of the New Earth. However, she still kept her shops open on Saturday, her busiest work day. She began to pray earnestly about the Sabbath and in December 2016, she made her decision. She posted a notice on the doors of her three shops that read, “Effective January 7, Spencer’s Tailoring Establishment will be closed on Saturdays.” Instead, the shops would be open on Sundays. Mavis was baptized on January 7.
Some clients complained angrily about the shop being closed on Saturdays. Mavis patiently replied regarding her new-found love of her heavenly Father. Even with the shops closed on Saturdays, they began to prosper. Clients found it more convenient to come to her main shop on Sundays when they did not have to wrestle for parking, since the shopping center was quiet on Sundays. These days, Mavis, who is 66, prays with her staff before opening every morning. Now, instead of the arguing and competing among employees, a sense of calm has come over her business. Asked what advice she has for business owners thinking about keeping the Sabbath, she said, “You have nothing to lose. You only have to gain when you give it all to the Lord.” “Keep your eyes on Jesus because He is the source of life. Without Him, you have nothing. With Him, you can do everything.”

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

16  Sunset 2 Sunset
17  Baptismal studies, teens, Pastor’s office
17  Fellowship Lunch – Deacons/Deaconess
17  Picnic at Smitty’s Lake
18  Finance Committee Meeting
19  Karate with Pastor Kitney
20  Church Board Meeting
21  Karate with Pastor Kitney
22  Adventurers, practice
23  Sunset 2 Sunset
24  Baptismal Studies, Earliteen, Pastor’s office
24  Adventurer Sabbath
24  Fellowship Lunch – African Group
24  Adventurers and Pathfinders, regular meeting
26  Karate with Pastor Kitney
28  Karate with Pastor Kitney
30  Sunset 2 Sunset
31  Communion Service
31  Fellowship Lunch – Spanish SS class
1    Guys’ Table Tennis
1    Adventurers Family Day of Giving
2    Karate with Pastor Kitney
4    Karate with Pastor Kitney
6    Sunset 2 Sunset
7    Stonehill 101 class, Pastor’s office
7    Fellowship Lunch – All Church
9    Karate with Pastor Kitney
11  Karate with Pastor Kitney
13  Sunset 2 Sunset
14  Baptismal Studies, Adults, Pastor’s office
14  Fellowship Lunch – Invite a Guest Home for Lunch
14  Adventurers and Pathfinders, regular meeting
14  Youth and Family Fun Night
15  Finance Committee Meeting
16  Karate with Pastor Kitney
17  Church Board Meeting
18  Karate with Pastor Kitney
20  Sunset 2 Sunset

*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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