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Weekly Newsletter

April 25, 2019

Developing loving relationships with Christ and our community

The Heavenly Jerusalem: Revelation 21:18-27, NKJV

"The construction of its wall was of jasper; and the city was pure gold, like clear glass. The foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with all kinds of precious stones: the first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony, the fourth emerald, the fifth sardonyx, the sixth sardius, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst. The twelve gates were twelve pearls: each individual gate was of one pearl. And the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass. But I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light. And the nations of those who are saved shall walk in its light, and the kings of the earth bring their glory and honor into it. Its gates shall not be shut at all by day (there shall be no night there). And they shall bring the glory and the honor of the nations into it. But there shall by no means enter it anything that defiles, or causes an abomination or a lie, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life."

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 remember, no food or drinks in the Sabbath School classrooms. And especially, do not put food in the trash cans in any of the Sabbath School rooms. Thank you.

Picnic at Smitty's Lake. The church picnic has been rescheduled to this Saturday, April 27. Invite your neighbors and friends to join you at the church picnic and to enjoy the peacefulness of the countryside at Smitty’s Lake. Fishing will begin at 3:00pm with the picnic starting around 6:30pm. Eldon and Ellen will be supplying veggie hot dogs to roast on the bonfire – please bring your favorite picnic foods/snacks/drinks to share (fruit, potato salad, s'mores, etc.), plenty of bug repellent, a chair or blanket to sit on, and lots of time to socialize. There will also be fireworks after dark. The lake is east of Austin on 290 and should take most people about 45-60 minutes to get there. For google directions – click here. Any other questions, please contact Eldon Jensen at 512.565.6207.

Lightbearers SDA Church will be hosting a free financial Stewardship Seminar this Sabbath, April 27th at 409 W. Liberty Ave, Round Rock, TX. The presenter is Lyndon L. Davis, Senior Vice President of Raymond James Inc.
11am worship service: "Managing God's Money" Part I
3:00pm: Work and Poverty
6:45pm: "Managing God's Money" Part II, Q & A period


SCA Walk-A-Thon and 5K Fundraiser is this Sunday, April 28. Join us at Fritz Park in Hutto starting at 9 a.m. Register online at https://99pledges.com/fund/2019stoneh. Cost is $25 (if not SCA student). Questions? Email mrsposadas.teacher@gmail.com or misselizondoprekk@gmail.com.

Women's Ministry Painting Class on Sunday, May 19th, 2-4pm at Stonehill Church. Ladies are invited to a painting class with an instructor from Art by the Glass in Round Rock. We will be painting a beautiful Austin sunset. Supplies are included. The cost is $15 (bring cash or check to the event). To reserve your spot, email or call Bobbie Golding at bvalenc2@yahoo.com or 619-339-0757. Light snacks refreshments will be provided. 

Interested in volunteering at Stonehill? We are currently looking to fill the following positions: Head deaconess, Children’s ministries coordinator, Kindergarten team members/teachers, Junior team members/teachers, Deaconesses, Family Life coordinator, Family Life team members, Shower ministry team members (for baby showers, wedding showers, etc.,). If interested, please contact Pastor Eugene, or Teresa teresa@stonehillchurch.org. Please Note: In order to serve or volunteer, you will have to go through the Verified Volunteers Screening and Training Process.

The King's Heralds will be at Stonehill SDA for the 11 o'clock service on Sabbath, May 11, 2019. Invite your friends and neighbors to come enjoy the music.

International Sabbath is planned for Sabbath, May 18, 2019. Dust off your unique cultural attire in preparation and bring your favorite international dish to share at fellowship lunch.


Welcome to Jamii Kingdom, where we are all part of God's Family!  Get ready for summer fun in Jamii Kingdom, Stonehill's Vacation Bible School Program taking place the week of July 22-26, 2019 at Stonehill SDA Church with a closing program on Saturday, July 27 during the church service. At this VBS kids will have a great time exploring an African savanna while making friends and learning how we are all part of God's big family. Christ-centered activities will introduce kids to the plan of salvation and how we can share the Good News with others. Click here to learn more. We need volunteers of all gifts and abilities! To volunteer, please fill out this form: Volunteer Registration Form To register a child, please fill out this form: Child Registration Form
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


When filling out your tithe envelope, please clearly write your name (first and last) and address so that we can correctly identify who turned in the envelope and properly post it under the correct name. Thank you in advance for your help.

Stay Informed

Stonehill Christian Academy is now enrolling students in pre-school through 9th grade, for the 2019-2020 school year. To receive a registration packet or for more information, call/text (512) 763-2776, email missukegbu.teacher@gmail.com, or see Mrs. Cici Uyaniker (Ukegbu) after the service.

Women’s Ministry Retreat, “Rise and Shine”, is scheduled for October 25-27, 2019, at the Embassy Suites in San Marcos, Texas. Registration fee is $165 (after October 10 fee is $180). To register, go to https://www.txsda.org/reg/index.asp. To reserve your hotel room, visit Embassy Suites website or call 512.392.6450 (using group code EWR).

Facility Maintenance Technician: Stonehill SDA Church is looking for a part-time facility maintenance technician to perform custodial, minor maintenance and grounds keeping tasks, 20 hours per week. Interested persons should send a resume to Ellen Jensen (ejensen9@sbcglobal.net). For a full job description or for questions, contact Teresa at 512.537.1844 or teresa@stonehillchurch.org.

Erlin Reyes from San Antonio is looking for kidney donor for her husband, Joseph Reyes.  If you would like to learn more, please feel free to call Erlin at 210.551.9155. You can also visit the webpage at
www.sahealth.com/kidneytransplant.com or contact a coordinator at Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital at 210.575.4483 (give Joseph Reyes' name). 


Furniture for Sale. Ann Daluz is moving and needs to sell some items. They are: Queen size four poster bed and mattress, triple dresser, armoire & night stand for $2500, washer & dryer $100, leather couch and love seat $200, high back counter chairs (2) $150! If interested you can contact Guy Daluz (at church) or 512-800-5262 OR Ann Daluz 512-800-5554.

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

Apr 27   Roberto Torres SS class
May 4    Invite a Guest Home for Lunch
May 11  Asian Group
May 18  Myrna Cogan’s SS class
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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