Stonehill SDA Church
Newsletter 8/20/2016

Developing Loving Relationships with
hrist and Our Community.

Hello Stonehill Church Family,

We look forward to worshiping with you this Sabbath!

Food for thought...
"And the remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of many people as a dew from the Lord, as the showers upon the grass, that tarrieth not for man, nor waiteth for the sons of men". Micah 5:7

Interested in being a part of the Stonehill “Glad Reaper” public evangelism team? TX Conference will be doing training, Aug 19,20 at Austin Spanish First. We need at least a team of 4, ages 13-35. Contact Pr. Eugene urgently to join."


Unlocking the books of Daniel and Revelation. Lynnwood Spangler, spreaker.
Opening night Friday, August 19 at 7:00PM. For more information and to reserve seats call (888) 744-5071 or visit Invite your friends, neighbors and family to join us as we hear more of Jesus' love and of prophecies in this thought-provoking prophecy seminar.


    Due to unforeseen circumstances, Teresa has been unable to contact department leaders for inventory information this week. We will work on getting this coordinated soon. Thank you for your help in this matter.

If you are going to the Women’s Ministry Retreat in September and have room for another roommate, please contact Cheryl Allgood.

Worship Service
Praise in Giving: Local Church Budget

       What does money say about a person? “We may not give money away, but money will give us away…. If a man is after money, he is money-mad; if he keeps it, he is a capitalist; if he spends it, he is a playboy; if he doesn’t get money, he is a ne’er-do-well; if he doesn’t try to get it, he lacks ambition; and if he accumulates it after a lifetime of hard work, people call him a fool who never got anything out of life” (Leslie B. Flynn, Your God and Your Gold, 12-13).
       Although an exaggeration, the paragraph above reflects a lot of truth. A person’s overall expenditures reflect where their interest is. Jesus said it best, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matt. 6:21).
       Many years ago in China, citizens of a town were in fearful expectation of an enemy army invasion. Soon, soldiers would go door-to-door getting anything they could grab. Many, in desperation, sought refuge in a mission compound run by English missionaries. Knowing what the soldiers were after, the missionaries welcomed refugees with nothing of value on them. Greedy soldiers would take the missionaries’ word when declaring that the compound was a place of poverty.
       Sadly, many citizens walked away from safety because they couldn’t part from their jewels, silks, or silver. They were mastered by money (ibid., 19,20). Today, believers have an opportunity to serve the Lord by depositing treasures in heaven. “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Luke 12:34). May your heart and treasure be in heaven today and always. This week’s offering will bless our church’s local outreach.

Praise in Music: Stonehill Christian Academy

The Message: The Light of the World - John 8:12 - Pastor Eugene Kitney

Elder in charge: Brent Holm | 512.966.3501
Deacon in charge: Carlton Hackett  |  512.484.7558

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

Many of us devote our time, talent and contributions to our church because it's the right thing to do. We also gain a sense of satisfaction by sharing our generosity.
Giving to our church feels good when it. . . .
1. Makes a real difference.  Supporting an important cause that matters most in your life enables you to make a powerful impact on the lives of others.
2. Reflects our values. Showing support by volunteering and donating gifts can extend your personal connection and give you a sense of belonging to a community that shares your values and belief system.
3. Is an inspiration.  Giving generously may inspire others to follow your lead.  We are often inspired to give back by a person who has touched our lives.
4. Creates an everlasting impact.  Planning a gift can help ensure that the generation that follows will benefit from your contribution and that the programs you love continue beyond your lifetime.
5. Helps others.  Volunteering your time and money at church provides assistance to your community.  Giving to your church can help fulfill your desire to serve those in need.


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,


Fellowship Lunch Host
August 20 Myrna Cogan’s class
August 27 Invite a Guest Home for Lunch
September 3         Children’s Ministries
September 10      All Church
Sabbath, August 20
Fellowship Lunch – Myrna Cogan’s class
Adventurers Registration, 2:30-3:30 pm
Pathfinder Registration, 5-7 pm
Week of August 21-26
Sunday, Guys Table Tennis
Sunday, Finance Committee, 4-6pm
Monday, Karate with Pastor Kitney
Tuesday, Church Board Meeting, 7-9pm
Wednesday, Karate with Pastor Kitney
Sabbath, August 27
Fellowship Lunch – Invite a Guest Home for Lunch
#IWantMORE Evangelism Intercessory Prayer Event, 3-6pm
Pathfinder Registration, 5-7:30pm

Dates to Remember
Youth Night Skating Party! Join us Saturday night, September 17 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Austin Sports Arena, 3918 Gattis School Road, Round Rock. It’s only $2 — entrance and skate rental included. All ages are invited (kids age 7 and younger must be with a parent). We’ll have vespers and then skating. Snacks and drinks will be provided.
Prophecies of Hope with Lynnwood Spangler. The Elgin SDA church will be hosting Prophecies of Hope presented by Lynnwood Spangler. Opening night is Friday, August 19, 7pm. All are welcome to attend. Please invite your family, friends and neighbors to come enjoy learning of Jesus’ love with you.
D2U from Adventist Book Center. D2U next delivery at Stonehill is September 5 between11:45am and 12:15pm. Deadline to place an order is September 1. To place an order call ABC at 800.33.1844. If you will not be able to be here to pick up your order and wish Teresa to receive your order, please let her know. If she is not notified, she will not be able to receive the order.

Jaime Jorge, Twenty-Five years of incredible music! Please bring your lawn chairs and join us Friday, August 26, 2016, at 7:00 pm at the Knowledge Seekers Christian School in Lewisville, Texas, for this outdoor event.

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.

Power Hour of Prayer, each Sunday evening @ 7pm (CST). Dial in number
(712)770-4005, Access code: 753473#. Email prayer request to - or text (903)316-0974. Please keep this ministry in prayer. Thank you very much!

Psalm 91 Ministry. This ministry reads Psalm 91 and prays for One Day Academy campuses and staff each week. If you would like to be part of this ministry, contact David Swarbrick at or





 Job Opportunities
Stonehill Christian Academy is now accepting applications for the following position:
* After School Care Aide - Now accepting applications. Please see the school website or contact Chinyere Ukegbu at 512.763.2776 for more details.

Things you need to know…
“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.”

Forks Over Knives online cooking school. This 3-month course begins September 6, 2016. Regular price is $399. Space is limited. Register at

We’re excited to announce that our brand new book Forks Over Knives Family is not available for pre-order! From New York Times bestselling authors Dr. Alona Pulde and Dr. Matthew Lederman comes a complete guide to a whole-food, plant-based lifestyle for your entire family. It includes more than 125 delicious kid-friendly recipes and tips for raising a whole-foods-loving child in a junk-food-laden world. Order your copy before the September 6th, 2016 release date! Books can be purchased from amazon, BAM! Books A Million, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Indie Bound, nook, amazonkindle and iTunes.

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.  
Housekeeping items:

1) 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!
2) The appliances in the kitchen are NOT cleaned by our custodians; it is our responsibility to keep them clean.
3) Please pick up after yourself and your family. This is God’s House.
4) If you have items you would like to donate to the church, please contact the pastor first. We are not Goodwill.
Thank you for your attention to these matters.


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

Special Emphasis: Pray for our school, our teachers, students and their families.
Debra and Brenda Weldy - mother Judith passed away  
Julieth Dick – health issues 
Rachel Juler’s father – diagnosed with cancer 
Steve Budd (Silvia Covarrubias’ brother-in-law) – bone tumor 
Dennis Clifford Sr. – suffered a stroke 
Wray Serl (Teresa’s father) – health issues  
Andre Posadas (Lindy and Rex’s son) – health issues 
Helen Ing (Eileen deJong’s mother) – health issues 
Judy Powery (Laurie Chodorow’s mother) – back problems  
Bill Price (Corky’s husband) – slow recovery from an accident 
Brian Madry (Ellen Jensen’s coworker) – brain cancer 
David Stone (Sue Peugh's friend) - Leukemia 
Demi Garduque (Chinyere Ukegbu’s friend) - end stage renal disease 
Diane Yates (Sarah Wolverton’s friend) – breast cancer 
Ellen Jensen – health issues 
Emilie Pacheco – health issues 
Grace Byrd (daughter of Amber Lovett’s friend) - Leukemia 
Isolde Whichelow (Eric’s mother) – health issues 
James (Hutchison’s friend) - Lymphoma 
Jim Underwood (friend of the Julers) – brain cancer 
Kaitlyn Jankovsky (daughter of the Ballarta’s friend) - Leukemia 
Karin (Brent and Meri's friend) - Breast cancer 
Laurie (Hutchison’s daughter) – breast cancer 
Lukas (Sue Peugh’s great nephew) – health issues 
Matthew Walker – cancer is in remission 
Melda Morris (Ann Marie Dyer’s mother) – health issues 
Pastor Kitney’s brother – health issues 
Teatsy Farris – lung cancer 
Thomas Taylor – nursing home 
Tina Okrah – facial palsy 
Yolanda Jacoby (Roberto’s sister’s mother-in-law) – stage 4 cancer

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, 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
20   Fellowship Lunch – Myrna Cogan’s Class
20   Adventurers Registration, 2:30-3:30pm
20   Pathfinder Registration, 5-7pm
21   Church Finance Committee, 4-6pm
22   Karate with Pastor Kitney
23   Church Board Meeting, 7-9pm
24   Karate with Pastor Kitney
25   SCA Back to School Night
27   Fellowship Lunch – Invite a Guest Home for Lunch
27   Intercessory Prayer Event for #IwantMORE Evangelism
27   Pathfinder Registration, 5-7pm
27   Adventurers meeting
27   Youth Night at Stonehill – cancelled
29   Karate with Pastor Kitney
31   Karate with Pastor Kitney
3      Stonehill 101 Class
3      Fellowship Lunch – Children’s Ministries
5      Labor Day
10   Adventurers Induction Service
10   Pathfinder Regular Meeting, 4-7pm
11   Finance Committee
17   Youth Night Skate Party, 8-10pm
16-18     Forever One Marriage Retreat
23-25     Women’s Retreat, La Torretta Resort and Spa, Montgomery TX
30-Oct 2   Men’s Retreat


*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

4301 Kelly Lane
Pflugerville, TX 78660

Church Office Hours:
Monday through Friday
12:00 am - 4:00 pm


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