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Weekly Newsletter

February 28, 2019

Developing loving relationships with Christ and our community

What's the Crimson Worm
 
“But I am a worm (a crimson worm), and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people.”  Psalm 22:6  Was Jesus a “Crimson Worm” on the cross?  In typology, yes.
  • Just as the mother worm attaches herself to the tree or fence, Jesus put himself on a wooden cross, a type of “tree,” and willingly allowed the nails to be driven into His hands. However, it wasn’t the nails that held Him on the cross. It was His desire to fulfill the purpose and plan of God the Father.
  • Just as the mother worm attaches itself to a tree, by the design of God in the creation of its lifecycle, so also it was God’s plan from before the foundations of the world to send His son.
  • Just as the mother worm, when crushed, excretes a crimson/scarlet dye that covers the baby worms and stains, or marks, them, Jesus was bruised/crushed for our iniquities (Isa 53:5). His scourging and death brought forth His crimson/scarlet blood that both washes away our sins and marks us as His own.  
  • Just as the baby worm is dependent on the mother worm for the crimson dye to give it life and to mark it, a repentant sinner must depend on the blood of Jesus for the forgiveness of sins, to receive new life and be marked as His own.
Spurgeon in writing on verse 6 of this psalm (“But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people”) said:
“There is a little red worm which seems to be nothing else but blood when it is crushed. It seems all gone except a blood-stain, and the Savior, in the deep humiliation of His spirit, compares Himself to that little red worm. How true it is that, ‘He made Himself of no reputation’ for our sakes! He emptied Himself of all His Glory and if there is any glory natural to manhood, He emptied Himself even of that! Not only the glories of His Godhead, but the honors of His Manhood He laid aside that it might be seen that, ‘though He was rich, yet for our sakes He became poor.’”


“He became poor.”  In typology, Jesus became a worm, a lowly worm.  He was crushed for our sakes and He poured out His red blood—the blood that washes us clean.  The blood that gives us life.


(Excerpted from Reasons for Hope* Jesus, by Shari Abbott)
Dear Church Family,

We hope this newsletter is a useful resource for church members to stay involved and be in-the-know.

Events
To view our calendar of upcoming events, visit this link: Calendar of Events

Prayer Ministries
To view the current prayer requests, visit this link: Prayer Request List
If you have a prayer request or would like to receive a list of timely prayer requests from the Prayer Ministries Team, please email Elder Brent at prayforme@stonehillchurch.org.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Please pray for our SCA students that are traveling today to the Music Festival in North Dallas, for safe travels and a blessing from the gathering.

Women’s Ministry - Ladies, please join us for prayer and Tea Time with Racheal Duncan author of Redeemed. 
Location: Stonehill SDA Church 
Day: Sunday, March 10th
Time: 1pm-2:30pm
 
The Keene Worship Choir will be presenting the worship service on Sabbath, March 30, 2019. Invite your friends and neighbors to come and enjoy the special presentation.

 
Church Budget

Stewardship in Giving

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 to support Texas and worldwide church.
3. Mark specific donations on your tithe envelope, along with your name and address. All unmarked and loose offering supports our Local Budget.
4. Give at Stonehill's
Online Giving Page

Stay Informed


Please help us continue to take care of our septic system by remembering not to flush wipes!!! Please make sure that toilet paper and body waste are the only items that are flushed. All other items are to go in the trash can.
 
SCA Prayer Time, Thursday mornings at 8:00 to 8:30 a.m. in the church lobby. Prayer Time is to help support the teachers and students of SCA through prayer, to pray for God’s guidance to parents and uplift family burdens, and to ask for God’s guidance of SCA now and in the future. All parents, guardians, grandparents, and supporters of Stonehill Christian Academy are invited to come and pray for the school. If you are not able to be present but have a prayer request, please email Beth Sinha at
bkdupper@yahoo.com.

Bring a Dish & Join us for a Potluck Lunch!
Fellowship Lunch Host

Mar 2     Invite a Guest Home for Lunch
Mar 9     Children’s Ministries
Mar 16   Ellen Jensen SS class
Mar 23   Deacons/Deaconesses
Visit the Stonehill SDA Church website www.StonehillChurch.org

If you would like to have announcements listed in the bulletin or in our weekly newsletter please email your requests by Wednesday to Teresa@StonehillChurch.org.

If you want to become a member or transfer membership from another church email Meri@StonehillChurch.org.
Our mailing address is:
Stonehill Seventh-day Adventist Church
4301 Kelly Lane
Pflugerville, TX 78660
512-537-1844

Church Office Hours:
Monday through Thursday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm


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