Stonehill SDA Church
Newsletter 9/6/2018

Developing Loving Relationships with
hrist and Our Community.

Hello Stonehill Church Family,

We look forward to worshiping with you this Sabbath!

Treasure Quotes/Thoughts


Please join us for Registration and Our first meeting at 3:30 pm.


Stonehill Christian Academy is looking for someone to fill the before and after school care position for the 2018-2019 school year. Help is needed from 7-8am and 3-6pm. To apply, email your resume to The job description is posted at


Stonehill Transformers Exercise Class: Please come join us next class, September 9, 8:15 – 9:30 am, at Pflugerville Lake near the flags. Your continued support is appreciated. Key Word is PREVENTION.


Communion September 22, 2018.



Language Translation: A new service is here at Stonehill—simultaneous English/Spanish translation of the sermon. We would like to reach out to everybody who is fluid in English and Spanish to volunteer in helping us to reach as many people as possible. We are hoping the service can be extended to other languages as well and make Stonehill even a bigger family. Those interested in participating can contact Marco Mendoza at any time of the day via email ( and/or by phone at 512.406.9130. Marco is also available Sabbaths, usually at the Spanish Bible Study.


Worship Service

Praise in Giving: World Budget/Fall Mission Appeal
Mission giving. It is no secret that our giving to missions has fallen off decidedly since the early days of our denomination. And that is a shame. Who of the older ones of us cannot remember the legendary stories of our missionary pioneers – the Stahls, the Hares, and hundreds of others like them? And what about Pitcairn Island and other exotic lands? It is not surprising that a special day of emphasis has been established for missions. It needs emphasizing, for sure. It would be well if each of us were to take a renewed look at our own approach to mission giving. Our tithe envelopes actually suggest a percentage of income to designate for missions. Today is a good day to start a new beginning with a generous offering for the Fall Mission Appeal.
Praise in Music:

The Message: 
 Pastor Eugene Kitney

Elder in charge: Brent Holm  |  512.966.3501
Deacon in charge: Juan Gutierrez  |  512.284.0524
Greeters this week: Greg & Bianca
Spanish translator: Jessica


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


Fellowship Lunch Host
Sept 8     Asian Group
Sept 15   Myrna Cogan’s SS class
Sept 22   Children’s Ministries
Sept 29   Ellen Jensen’s SS class

Sabbath, September 8
Baptismal Studies, Adults, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch, Asian Group
Stonehill Choir Practice
Week of September 9-14
Sunday, Guys’ Table Tennis
Sunday, Transformers Exercise Class
Monday, karate with Pastor Kitney
Wednesday, Karate with Pastor Kitney
Friday, Sunset 2 Sunset resumes
Sabbath, September 15
Baptismal Studies, Teens, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch, Myrna Cogan’s SS class
Stonehill Choir Practice
Youth & Family Fun Night, Night Soccer
Dates to Remember
Finance Committee Meeting, September 16
Church Board Meeting, September 18
Communion, September 22
Pathfinder Babysitting Fundraiser, September 22



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

Emphasis: Pray that God will help us know how to effectively reach our loved ones, neighbors, and community with the good news of Christ’s soon coming.
Shelly Baggett (friend of the Mauries) – medical issues
Tommy (Teresa Serl’s 1-year old great nephew) – recovering from heart surgery
Gary Rayner – ongoing health issues
Berlinda (Ruben Garcia’s sister) – recovering from a brutal attack
Charley Leaverton – medical issues
Joanna (Illeana Katz’s sister) – cancer
Julie Davis (Ann Daluz’s sister) – Lupus complications
Gavin Pardeiro (grandson of Laura Beth and Roland Schneider) – auto accident injuries
George (Desiree Webb’s father) – ongoing health issues
Geoff Wool (Fawn Escalante’s friend) – recovering from bicycle accident
Salvador Posada (Rex’s father) – health issues
Yolanda Jacoby (Roberto’s sister’s mother-in-law) – stage 4 cancer
Steve Budd (Silvia Covarrubias’ brother-in-law) – bone tumor
Miguel Guillet – cancer and other health issues
Helen Ing (Eileen deJong’s mother) – health issues
Gladys Smith – on hospice for liver failure
Diane Yates (Sarah Wolverton’s friend) – breast cancer
Daisy Dongieux (friend of Laura Beth Schneider) – ovarian cancer
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

World’s Best Job
Mandakh was a very hard man and judged people. If someone made a mistake, he always let them know what they had done wrong. He wanted them to be punished as he thought that God punishes us. Mandakh grew unhappy and finally decided that believing in God was pointless. He stopped going to church, stopped keeping the Sabbath and stopped giving tithe. His wife was sad, and she prayed for him. In the back of Mandakh’s mind, he lived in fear that God would punish him. Instead, God loved Mandakh and blessed him with a well-paying job as editor with a Mongolian television station. This turned Mandakh’s thoughts back to God and he wondered, what was the point of life if all he did was earn money and spend it. He decided the best job would be a missionary.
After several months, the leaders of the Adventist Church in Mongolia offered him the position of Global Mission pioneer. He would lead a home church in Mongolia’s capital city. He loves being a missionary. One miracle that he has witnessed happened with a disabled man who attended. His only income was $65 a month from the government. Mandakh encouraged him to pay tithe but the man refused. Then the man received 2 months payment at once one month. Mandakh again encouraged him to pay tithe. The next Sabbath this man came to church and paid tithe for the first time. A week later he called, all excited. “I gave this tithe last Sabbath, and today I got a letter from the government saying that my monthly payment has been increased by 50 percent!”

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

7    Sunset 2 Sunset
8    Baptismal Studies, Adults, Pastor’s office
8    Stonehill Choir Practice
9    Transformers Exercise Class
9    Guys’ Table Tennis
10  Karate with Pastor Kitney
12  Karate with Pastor Kitney
14  Sunset 2 Sunset
15  Baptismal studies, Teens, Pastor’s office
15  Stonehill Choir Practice
16  Transformers Exercise Class
16  Finance Committee Meeting
17  Karate with Pastor Kitney
18  Church Board Meeting
19  Karate with Pastor Kitney
21  Sunset 2 Sunset
22  Baptismal studies, Earliteen, Pastor’s study
22  Communion
22  Stonehill Choir Practice
22  Pathfinder Babysitting Fundraiser
23  Transformers Exercise Class
24  Karate with Pastor Kitney
26  Karate with Pastor Kitney
28  Sunset 2 Sunset
29  Stonehill Choir Practice
30  Transformers Exercise Class
1    Karate with Pastor Kitney
3    Karate with Pastor Kitney
5    Sunset 2 Sunset
6    Stonehill 101, Pastor’s office
6    Stonehill Choir Practice
6    Youth & Family Fun Night

*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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