Hello Stonehill Church Family,
We look forward to worshiping with you this Sabbath!
Matthew Leaverton from Hurst SDA Church
Recommendation to approve Matthew Leaverton as a Deacon.
Religious Liberty Focus: Without any doubt, the concept of faith is an important aspect of our Christian lives. We believe that our faith will be tested in the near future. Yet, faith is less understood, at times misunderstood, and often misused. On February 3rd, Ravi Jillapalli, PhD, in a divine service presentation titled, “The Incredible Power of Faith” will explore the fascinating and energizing power of faith.
Please check the lost and found table by the conference room. All items not claimed by February 10, 2018, will be donated to a good cause.
D2U’s next deliver to Stonehill SDA will be Monday, February 19, 2018. Deadline to place an order is February 15, 2018. To place an order call the ABC at 800-333-1844. If you wish to see the food list and monthly sales, you can go to www.abckeene.com.
The Junior class is in need of leaders/teachers to help teach during Sabbath School. This would be a rotating teacher/leader position. Once or twice a month teaching availability would be most helpful. Please contact Esther Rotich @ (615) 525-7674 or Beth Sinha @ (540) 588-829. Thank you in advance!
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 email@example.com
Evangelism Training. Total Member Involvement Evangelism Training is scheduled in areas across the Texas Conference. Event Categories include Children’s Ministries, Evangelism, Sabbath School, and Youth. For more information visit http://texasevangelism.org. For a list of locations visit texasevangelism.com/train/. Training for this area is February 17 at the Pflugerville Spanish Church.
The Play "Coming Up Short" is a Christian Musical Dramedy that's going live this Valentine's Day at the George Washington Carver Museum. It is my first theatrical project in nearly 20 years. I really appreciate your support in both attending and spreading the word. Tickets are sold on Eventbrite, or in person from me (April Phillips) to avoid the surcharge. Please spread the word and help me fill up these 300 seats. We are also available for private performances after the 14th. Group Sales of 10 or more are 10% off. Thanks for Your Support! April Phillips
Hearing Assist equipment is available: A limited number of personal audio devices are available during church service. Bring your own preferred earphones if you'd like. Please let one of the deacons or AV personnel know if you have need for hearing assist equipment.
When a Pastor, a former missionary, was asked at the last minute to go as the translator with a mission trip to the Dominican Republic, he was happy to. In packing, he remembered a beaten-up old baseball glove that was taking up space in his closet. Since baseball is a favorite of Dominican boys, he took the glove with him and watched for just the right boy to give it to. The boy was thrilled. To him it was worth a million bucks, while for the pastor it was just a throwaway item from the closet. Worth and value are attributed. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. As you consider your monetary resources, how much are they worth in the light of eternity?
Praise in Giving: Local Church Budget
Praise in Music:
The Message: The Incredible Power of Faith - Matthew 8:5-10 - Dr. Ravi Jillapalli
Elder in charge: Simon Mgbor
Simon.firstname.lastname@example.org | 512.545-3536
Deacon in charge: Greg Peterson
email@example.com | 512.348.1393
Greeters this week: Brent & Meri
Did you know?………
it takes $25 per attending person each week to meet the Stonehill Church budget.
Fellowship Lunch Host
Prayer Warriors, please remember these requests in your daily prayers:
Feb 3 Spanish SS class
Feb 10 Roberto Torres SS class
Feb 17 Asian Group
Feb 24 Myrna Cogan SS class
Sabbath, February 3
No Stonehill 101 class
Fellowship Lunch, Spanish SS class
Annual Chili Cook-off, South Austin Church
Week of February 4-9
Monday, Karate with Pastor Kitney
Wednesday, Karate with Pastor Kitney
Friday, Sunset 2 Sunset
Sabbath, February 10
Baptismal studies, adult, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch, Roberto Torres SS class
Pathfinders, regular meeting
Adventurers, lock-in at San Marcos
Youth and Family Fun Night
Dates to Remember
Youth and Family Fun Night, February 10
CTX Adventurers Honors Fair, February 18
Finance Committee meeting, February 18
Church Board Meeting, February 20
Emphasis: Thank You for the life and death of Jesus, which give us access to Your righteousness.
Bill and Sandy Cutshall (friends of the Ballartas) – breast cancer and other health issues
Lynette Odoemena (the daughter of Stanley and Veronica) passed away
Lynn Marquis’ father – upcoming colon surgery
Shawn Iram’s aunt passed away
Bobbie Golding’s grandfather passed away
Connie Rivera (friend of Garcia’s) – recovering from heart surgery
Daniel Christian (Bob’s son) – spiritual issues
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
Helen Ing (Eileen deJong’s mother) – health issues
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
Michael Christian (Bob’s son) - Lymphoma
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 PrayForMe@stonehillchurch.org.
Top Chef Gives Up All
Mercedes Ruiz, a native Mayan living in the Central American country of Belize, was a busy woman. Six days a week, she worked as a chef for the Radisson hotel and prepared meals for First-class passengers on American Airlines. On Sundays, she went to church – and not just one church but three different churches. Mercedes prayed to know God’s will and to follow it. One Sunday she saw a flyer for a Seventh-day Adventist evangelistic series. She attended and learned of the seventh day Sabbath. Her supervisor was upset when she announced that she would no longer work on Saturdays. Her supervisor did not give her Saturdays off.
Without the supervisor’s support, Mercedes felt she had to resign. But the company director crumpled up her resignation letter and threw it in the trash. “Let’s pretend that you never gave me this letter”. The company director gave her Saturdays off and a raise. The supervisor was furious and gave Mercedes extra work and short deadlines to complete the work. Mercedes prayed for strength. Then the supervisor was killed by armed robbers fleeing a scene. Peace returned to the work place. A few years later, Mercedes rededicated her life to God and asked the Pastor for Bible studies. When the Pastor arrived, her found that Mercedes had invited all her neighbors too! 16 people were baptized through these Bible studies and a church was started. Mercedes has since become a Global Mission pioneer and wants to do more for the Lord. “I love to do missionary work. It’s a life of commitment, and I am happily doing it.”
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Have a Blessed Day!
Administrative Assistant, Church Office
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