Stonehill SDA Church
Newsletter 3/22/2018

Developing Loving Relationships with
hrist and Our Community.

Hello Stonehill Church Family,

We look forward to worshiping with you this Sabbath!

Treasure Quotes/Thoughts


Ciara Parks as Vacation Bible School Leader
Annabelle Gantalao to join Junior Sabbath School Team
Hilda Gaton as a Primary Sabbath School Teacher
Incoming Transfers
Munthali Iness from Indianapolis Tabernacle of Hope SDA Church, IN
Tamika Spence from Alpha SDA Church, Austin, TX
Outgoing Transfers
Limari Maldonado to Austin Crosslink SDA Company, Pflugerville, TX
Silvia Covarrubias to Austin Crosslink SDA Company, Pflugerville, TX
Jenny Covarrubias to Austin Crosslink SDA Company, Pflugerville, TX
Karen Covarrubias to Austin Crosslink SDA Company, Pflugerville, TX
Deborah Mose to Austin Crosslink SDA Company, Pflugerville, TX


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 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.


A powerful health documentary coming to theaters April 5. Showings in our area are:
Southpark Meadows – 9900 S. IH-35 Service Road SB, Building N
Arbor at Great Hill 8 – 9828 Great Hills Trail
Metropolitan Stadium 14 – 901 Little Texas Lane
For more information, visit


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
The coastal city of Tubarao in southern Brazil was devastated by a flood in March 1974. The flood was no respecter of persons, the long bread lines stretched for blocks. In those lines stood people of all social classes side by side. Rich or poor, all had been reduced to instant poverty. Today the city has come back. But all who lived through that experience have many stories to tell. Undoubtedly they learned the lesson that our possessions and even our lives are fragile and subject to the whims of natural disaster, and our first allegiance belongs to God and His work. Giving to Conference Advance offerings helps provide for such services as disaster relief, certain evangelistic projects, help for our camps and retreat centers, and other very worthy causes. Consider a liberal offering this Sabbath.

Praise in Giving: Texas Vision
Praise in Music:
The Message: Adventurer Sabbath

Elder in charge: David Onsongo  |  512.970.2862
Deacon in charge: Chijioke Nwachukwu  |  512.293.1622
Greeters this week: John Cogan and Joao Lucas Silva, Gia Bonilla, Atticus Meeler, Alexa Casaux

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


Fellowship Lunch Host
Mar 24   African Group
Mar 31   Spanish SS class
April 7   All Church
April 14 Invite a Guest Home for Lunch
Sabbath, March 24
Baptismal studies, Earliteens, Pastor’s office
Adventurer Sabbath
Fellowship Lunch, African Group
Adventurers and Pathfinders, regular meeting
Week of March 25-30
Monday, karate with Pastor Kitney
Wednesday, karate with Pastor Kitney
Friday, Sunset 2 Sunset
Sabbath, March 31
Communion Service
Fellowship Lunch, Spanish SS class
Dates to Remember
Guys’ Table Tennis, April 1
Not Guilty! The Trilogy, April 1
Youth & Family Fun Night Skate Party, April 14
Adventurer Walk-a-thon, April 15
Finance Committee, April 15
Church Board Meeting, April 17



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

Emphasis: Keep the families of the shooting and bombing victims in your prayers.
Eric Whichelow’s extended family – family issues
Dorothy Holm (Brent’s mother) – recovering from a broken pelvis
Michael Christian (Bob’s son) – praise God, he has recovered from Lymphoma!
Daniel and Megan Christian and daughter Anabella – spiritual issues
Yolanda Jacoby (Roberto’s sister’s mother-in-law) – stage 4 cancer
Teatsy Farris – lung cancer
Steve Budd (Silvia Covarrubias’ brother-in-law) – bone tumor
Rhonda Spickard (Adam’s mother) – health problems
Patty Titus (Brent’s sister-in-law’s sister) – soft tissue carcinoma
Miguel Guillet – cancer and other health issues
Maureen Utz (Meri Holm’s friend) – severe health issue with leg
Lynn Marquis’ father – recovering from colon surgery
Kris Hoch (friend of Chris Huggins) – stage IV pancreatic cancer
Ken Brown (David Jensen’s father-in-law) – recovering from throat surgery
Julieth Dick – health issues
Julie Davis (Ann Daluz’ sister) – mental and health issues
Jim Underwood (friend of the Julers) – brain cancer
Helen Ing (Eileen deJong’s mother) – health issues
Gracie Kitchens (friend of Eldon Jensen) – in rehab
Elizabeth Cole (Ciara Parks mother) – recovering from surgery
Eddie Stevens (Rhona’s nephew) – severe health problems
Diane Yates (Sarah Wolverton’s friend) – breast cancer
Deona Fornis (Rhona Ballarta’s sister) – brain tumor
Demi Garduque (Chinyere Ukegbu’s friend) - end-stage renal disease
Bill and Sandy Cutshall (friends of the Ballartas) – breast cancer and other health issues

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


Mission Ministry

Adopted by God
Raglan grew up in a children’s home and was adopted into a Sunday-keeping home at age six. His adopted parents died when he was 17. Left on his own, he started looking for his biological parents. The children’s home gave him his mother’s name but not where she was. The local Poor Relief Department (a government agency responsible for identifying and assisting the destitute) let him know that his family was on assistance. Also that his biological brother was at Raglan’s high school. It was against regulation to provide Raglan with their contact information but the agency advised they would contact his brother so he could find Raglan if he wished. His brother, Carl, seven years older, found him and took him home to live with him. Raglan finally met him mother but she suffered from a mental illness and did not recognize him. Carl was a Seventh-day Adventist and invited Raglan to church.
By the age of 22, Raglan was married and had a child, a good job and was active in his church. At age 36, his life began to fall apart. He divorced and remarried. After a dispute with a church leader, he walked away from the church. Three years ago, Raglan moved to the capital city of Kingston, Jamaica, and set up a business but that collapsed when he and his partner had an argument. Pride kept him from going to his wife, who was staying with relative in another town, for help and Raglan slept on the street for three months. One day another homeless man directed Raglan to the Good Samaritan Inn, where he could get a meal, a bath and change of clothes. He learned that the Inn was owned by the Seventh-day Adventist Church and run by a member. Raglan started helping around the Inn. He started attending the Adventist Church again and was rebaptized. Today, Raglan is 50 years old and the caretaker of the Good Samaritan Inn. He has reconciled with his second wife. Raglan says it was tough on the street, it is good to be adopted – and readopted – by God.

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

23  Sunset 2 Sunset
23  Adventurers Practice
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
1    Not Guilty, The Trilogy, Where Black, Brown & All Lives Matter
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  Adventurer Walk-a-thon
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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