Stonehill SDA Church
Newsletter 2/1/2018

Developing Loving Relationships with
hrist and Our Community.

Hello Stonehill Church Family,

We look forward to worshiping with you this Sabbath!

Treasure Quotes/Thoughts


1st Reading
Incoming transfer
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


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


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 For a list of locations visit 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.



Worship Service
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  |  512.545-3536
Deacon in charge: Greg Peterson  |  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
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



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

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 


Mission Ministry

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.”

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
2    Sunset 2 Sunset
3    No Stonehill 101 class, Pastor’s office
3    Fellowship Lunch – Spanish SS class
3    Annual Chili Cook-off, South Austin Church
4    Guys’ Table Tennis
5    Karate with Pastor Kitney
7    Karate with Pastor Kitney
9    Sunset 2 Sunset
10  Baptismal studies, adults, Pastor’s office
10  Fellowship Lunch – Roberto Torres SS class
10  Pathfinders, regular meeting
10  Adventurers Lock-In, San Marcos
10  Youth and Family Fun Night
12  Karate with Pastor Kitney
14  Karate with Pastor Kitney
16  Sunset 2 Sunset
17  Baptismal studies, Teens, Pastor’s office
17  Fellowship Lunch – Asian Group
18  CTX Adventurer Honors Fair
18  Finance Committee Meeting
19  Karate with Pastor Kitney
20  Church Board Meeting
21  Karate with Pastor Kitney
23  Sunset 2 Sunset
24  Baptismal studies, Earliteen, Pastor’s office
24  Fellowship Lunch – Myrna Cogan’s SS class
24  Adventurers, visitation and caroling
24  Pathfinders, regular meeting
26  Karate with Pastor Kitney
28  Karate with Pastor Kitney

*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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