Stonehill SDA Church
Newsletter 4/22/2017

Developing Loving Relationships with
hrist and Our Community.

Hello Stonehill Church Family,

We look forward to worshiping with you this Sabbath!


The deacons will be in charge of breakfast and lunch for May 13, 2017, the Sabbath before Mother’s Day. All those who would like to help, please contact Eldon.


On April 29 Orton Verona, headmaster at North Dallas Adventist Academy, will be speaking on Adventist Education at Stonehill for the worship service. He will also be having a discussion after lunch about growing our school. Everyone interested are invited to attend.


Lost and Found
Please check the lost and found items on the table by the Board Room and in the kitchen for any items that might belong to you and your family. After this Sabbath, all remaining items will be donated to a worthy cause.


Short term accommodations are needed for a Bible worker in or near the Taylor area beginning the last week of April. If you are able to provide accommodations, please contact Pastor Kitney at 512-708-0600 or


The Junior class is collecting personal care items for the Storehouse. There is a decorated box in the lobby for all donations. Contact Beth Sinha for any questions,


Stonehill Christian Academy 2nd Annual Walk-A-Thon: Save the date and your money to participate in and sponsor SCA students to walk a 5K at the Pflugerville Lake Park on April 30th, 2017 at 8:00 am.  Registration fee for non SCA student participants will be $25.  You may turn fees in with the completed registration form in the bulletin in a tithe envelope marked "Walk-a-thon Registration" by April 29, or on the day of the event.  All proceeds will benefit SCA.  Make plans now to attend and if you can't, please find a student to sponsor.


There will be a Mission Trip to Chile in South America this summer. The dates are August 1- 10, 2017. Cost per person is $500; which covers room and board, food, excursion and project materials. Each person is responsible for purchasing their own airline ticket. there will be a flight to Santiago Chile (airport code SCL) and from Santiago to the local area. Projects include building a large Sabbath school classroom for children and upgrading Kitchen. If you are interested in going on this mission trip, or supporting the project with your prayers and or finances, please contact sister Stacey-Ann of the Austin Central SDA church at 203-690-0690 for more information. All travel outside the US requires a Passport.


Stonehill Christian Academy news.

Early Registration
If you would like to pre-register your child for the 2017-2018 school year, please do so this week to receive $100 off of the registration fee of $400. $50 credit will be applied to your account for August if a child registers based on your referral.


Prayer time for Stonehill Christian Academy. All those who would like to join in prayer for our faculty, staff and families, please meet by the lunch tables in the sanctuary at 8:05-8:30am every Thursday morning. If you have any questions or requests, contact Beth Sinha at or 540-588-8291.



Worship Service
Praise in Giving: Local Church Budget

Praise in Music: 

The Message: Dead to Sin, Alive to God - Romans 6:1-4 - Pastor Eugene Kitney
Elder in charge: Isaac Sitienei  |  512.216.7622
Deacon in charge: Gary Marquis  |  817.475.2028
Greeters this week: Merv & Roscell


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

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 envelope.  All unmarked and loose offering is used to support our Local Budget. Please print first and last name clearly on envelopes. Or give online from our website
4. Save labels (Morning Star, Loma Linda, Worthington). Kellogg Corporation supports NAD mission projects for collected labels.


Fellowship Lunch Host
April 22 Invite a Guest Home for Lunch
April 29 Myrna Cogan SS class
May 6    Children’s Ministries
May 13  Deacons
Sabbath, April 22
Baptismal Studies, Earliteens, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch – Invite a Guest Home for Lunch
Choir practice
Week of April 23-28
Monday, Karate with Pastor Kitney
Wednesday, Karate with Pastor Kitney
Friday, Sunset 2 Sunset
Sabbath, April 29
SCA Education Sabbath
Fellowship Lunch – Myrna Cogan SS Class
Choir practice
Dates to Remember
Home & School Fundraiser Walkathon, April 30
SCA Graduation/Award Night, May 25



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

Special Emphasis: Pastor Kitney and his family
Stephanie Taylor (friend of Eric and Joline) – health issues 
Teatsy Farris husband Owen passed away
Family of Ron Schoonover who passed away 
Simeon Rotich father passed away 
Vicki Davie (friend of Joline and Eric Whichelow) – breast cancer
Guy Daluz – employment needed
Julie Davis (Ann Daluz’ sister) – health issues 
Jorge Cisneros (husband of Elda Guillet) – obtain Visa to enter USA
Vince Montez (friend of Ballartas) – kidney cancer
David Jensen family
Germaine Brown
Julieth Dick – recovering from surgery
Joan (Lindy Posadas’ sister-in-law) – health issues 
Tina Okrah – facial palsy
Steve Budd (Silvia Covarrubias’ brother-in-law) – bone tumor
Helen Ing (Eileen deJong’s mother) – health issues
Demi Garduque (Chinyere Ukegbu’s friend) - end stage renal disease
Diane Yates (Sarah Wolverton’s friend) – breast cancer
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
Laurie (Hutchison’s daughter) – breast cancer
Pastor Kitney’s brother – health issues
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

Leo’s Legacy, part 2
Editor’s Note: Last week we met Bienvevu, who had just learned that he’d have to choose between obeying God and keeping his well-paying job. This week he shares how God led him to the perfect work opportunity to help the mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Gabon.
I’m starting all over again! Bienvevu thought as he quite the best-paying job he’d ever had. He need a job to be able to help support his Mother since his Dad had passed away but he had chosen to obey God rather than keep his job. He prayed for another job that allowed him to serve God.
One night after praying, Bienvevu had a strange dream. In the dream he was so busy thinking about his problems that he was not able to listen to what a stranger was telling him. When the stranger stood to leave, Bienvevu remembered the story in the Bible of the angel that visited Jacob, where Jacob had refused to let the angel go unless the angel blessed him. Wondering if this might be an angel, Bienvevu grasped the man by the foot and cried out for him not to leave him. When the man asked what he wanted, Bienvevu said he wanted to be rich. The stranger looked at him sadly and said “I have something to give you, but you’re not ready to receive it.” “What will you give me?” Bienvevu asked but didn’t hear the answer because he woke up from his dream. He immediately knelt to pray telling God he didn’t want to be rich but wanted whatever God wanted to give him and that he wanted to be able to reach people for God.
Soon after this Bienvevu started studying multimedia technology and realized these skills could help the church promote the gospel. He started photographing church events and weddings. With the money earned from the weddings, he purchased more cameras and hired people to work for him. He has created videos of the church programs and choir performances that have been aired on local television. Bienvevu praises God that he has been able to help put a face on their church that people are beginning to recognize. Bienvevu is grateful that God inspired an Adventist man to reach out to his family after the death of his brother and now he wants to reach out to others. He wants everyone in Gabon to know that Jesus loves them and died for them and is coming soon to take them home.

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
21  Sunset 2 Sunset
20-23   Pathfinder campout
21-23   Central Texas Adventurer Camp, Lazy L&L Campground
22  Baptismal Studies, Earliteen (age 10-13), Pastor’s office
22  Fellowship lunch – Invite a Guest Home for Lunch
22  Choir practice
24  Karate with Pastor Kitney
26  Karate with Pastor Kitney
28  Sunset 2 Sunset
29  SCA Education Sabbath
29  Fellowship Lunch – Myrna Cogan SS class
29  Choir practice
30  Home & School Fundraiser Walkathon
1    Karate with Pastor Kitney
3    Karate with Pastor Kitney
5    Sunset 2 Sunset
6    Stonehill 101 Class
6    Fellowship Lunch – Children’s Ministries
6    Choir practice
7    Guys’ Table Tennis
8    Karate with Pastor Kitney
10  Karate with Pastor Kitney
12  Sunset 2 Sunset
13  Baptismal studies, adult, Pastor’s office
13  Fellowship lunch – Deacons
13  Choir practice
13  Adventurer regular meeting
13  Pathfinder Year End Game/Social Night
14  Finance Committee Meeting
15  Karate with Pastor Kitney
16  Church Board Meeting
17  Karate with Pastor Kitney
19  Sunset 2 Sunset
20  Baptismal studies, teens (age 14-17), Pastor’s office
20  Fellowship Lunch – Ellen Jensen SS class
20  Choir practice
21  Adventurers, Picnic at Pfluger Park
22  Karate with Pastor Kitney
24  Karate with Pastor Kitney
25  SCA Graduation/Award Night
26  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 Friday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


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