Stonehill SDA Church
Newsletter 8/15/2015

Proclaiming God's Love to Pflugerville and Beyond

Hello Stonehill Family,

We look forward to worshiping together this Sabbath!
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Treasure Text:
John 16:33 AMP

“I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]”

The Storehouse Food Mission, a faith based food bank in Pflugerville, just up the road from us on Kelly Ln, still need individual bags of rice and beans. One of their biggest needs currently, is for prayer partners for some of the people who come in. They need someone to listen and pray with them, and others need intercessory prayer, because they don't know how to pray. If your heart
is touched to help with this ministry contact The Storehouse Food Mission at (512) 989-9989 or you visit their webpage at
This Sabbath:

You will be blessed by his music and his personal story of God’s miraculous leading. Don’t miss this special worship service.
Fellowship Lunch: theme this week is picnic style food, Please remember to bring extra food this Sabbath because we are expecting guests. We will be extending our Southern Hospitality through lunch; asking our guests to go through line first. 
“A Joyful Marriage Seminar”. Revitalize friendship and romance in marriage. August 14-15, 2015, Friday 7:30 pm and Saturday 9:30 am at the Lightbearers Adventist Church, 1205 Sam Bass Rd, Round Rock, TX 78681. Register by August 7th, contact Oswald Becca 512-807-7045, $25.00 includes: child care, seminar materials, lunch on Saturday and door prizes. For more information go to
LOL (our teen ladies) Meeting, 7-9pm at Lisa Walker’s house. Join us for a back-to-school edition of Ladies of the Lord! We'll gear up for a new school year with wisdom and encouragement, share some tasty snacks, and have fun with some top secret activities. Interested? Let us know! Kijana, Limari, Priscila, and Lisa are standing by to make sure you get involved. Contact with questions. 
We still have lots of picture frames, shelves and albums available.  Please consider making a donation if you take some home. All proceeds will go towards purchasing a real sign out front. You can place your donation in a tithe envelope and mark it "church sign". Thank you for your help with this special project. 

This Sabbath:
Elder in Charge: Brent Holm, 512.551.2017
Stewardship Offering – Our Local Church Budget: Our offerings this week is for our local church so that we can conduct the ministries and programs that benefit our church and community. Thank you for providing an offering to support our church budget.
Jaime Jorge - Children’s story "The Hungry Crocodile"
Jaime Jorge - Concert & Message "If God Can Use Me, He Can Use You"

Flowers up front: If you would like to   Flowers up front: If you would like to donate
   a floral bouquet for our platform to celebrate 
   a special occasion or just because, contact 
   Rhona Ballarta at (512) 990-8251. Thank
   you for your ministry.
This Week
Sunday: Finance Meeting
Monday: Stonehill Christian Academy first day of school. It’s not too late to begin your child’s Christian Education.
Tuesday: Church Board Meeting
Next Sabbath
Pastor Kitney is speaking for our worship service.
Fellowship Lunch: We will have our regular potluck.
Fellowship Lunch Reminder: Please be sure to check the Fellowship Meal schedule. Also, the class/group assigned to potluck week is responsible for coordinating the receiving/placement of dishes and cleanup. They are not responsible for preparing all the dishes.
Upcoming Events:
Wedding Shower - Aug 23. Please join us for a celebration of Greg Peterson and Bianca Bidiuc's upcoming marriage! You're invited to a wedding shower for the lovely couple. It's co-ed, so we hope everyone will come out to support them in their new life together. Gift cards to Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, Amazon, and Home Depot are welcome. Date: Sunday, August 23 Time: 3-5 pm Location: Stonehill SDA Bistro. Questions? Please contact
Adventurer Registration - Aug 29. Join us for a fun new year 2015-16!  Adventurer Club is for families with kids age 4 through 4th grade.  Stop by the registration table after service on August 29 for info on how to volunteer (teens and adults are welcome to apply and must submit to a background check), to register your child, to pick up a schedule of activities, or to donate a uniform.  Registration is $50 per child, payable at the time of registration.  Uniform, camping, and field trips are not included in the registration fee.  Questions?  Contact club director, Laurie Chodorow (512) 300-9723 or

Children’s Ministries: Children's activity bags are available to our visitors and members during the service and can be found near the greeters table by the main entrance. Please remember to return them at the end of the service. If you are interested in helping with or leading out in this ministry, please contact Amber Lovett at
The Keene Adventist Book Center (ABC) has recently started a new service called D2U (Direct 2 You). For a flat fee of $5.00 per order we deliver books, Bible, canned and frozen food. The pick-up point for Austin South SDA and area churches is 132 Eberhart Ln, Austin, TX 78745. Our next delivery to the church is scheduled for Monday, August 24, 2015 at 12:15-12:45 PM. The deadline for placing orders is August 20. To place an order call the ABC at 800-333-1844. We will be returning to your area again the week of November 30-December 3, 2015.

To find books, pamphlets and more you can go to the Adventist Book Center (ABC) website and browse for interesting books, CD's, DVDs etc. The web link is: After you find the items you want you can call the Keene ABC at 800-333-1844 and place your order. When you call to place your order you just tell the salesperson that you want to make a D2U order, and give them the name of the church you wish to pick it up at.

If you wish to order food you can go to the Texas Conference website: After the website comes up click on the word "Services", and then click on Adventist Book Center. After this page has come up, you go to the bottom of the page and you will see links connecting you to a full food price list, a monthly food sale price list and seasonal catalogs. 

Women's Retreats: The English Women’s Retreat for 2015 has been rescheduled for September 2016. The Spanish Retreat will be held September 11-13, 2015 at La Torretta Lake Resort. Special guests include Liz Enid Polanco and Keyla Portillo. For more information and to register visit



1 - Local Budget covers all of our church ministries as well as building and mortgage.
2 - Tithe comprises all funds sent to the Texas Conference for the administrative support of God’s missionary work.
3 - Feel free to identify any other specific designations that you wish on your offering envelopes, which are available at the back of the sanctuary. Any unmarked loose offering will go to support our Local Church Ministry budget. For convenient online giving, visit

Prayer Warriors
Please remember these requests in your daily prayers:
Special Emphasis: Pray for our school as we prepare for another successful school year. Pray that God blesses the teachers, staff, students and parents.
Van (Laurie Chodorow’s father) – surgery
Martha Johnson – death of her son
Samuel Pernito (Rhona Ballarta’s father) – declining health after a fall
Richard Knight – recovering from bypass surgery
Karin (Brent and Meri's friend) - Breast cancer
Robert Juler and his mother
Grace Byrd (daughter of Amber Lovett’s friend) - Leukemia
Brody Hickman (friend of Jacqueline Reuben-Naidoo) - Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis and Ulcerative Colitis
Yunis Lee (friend of Jacqueline Reuben-Naidoo) – severe anemia
Lukas (Sue Peugh’s great nephew) – health issues
Elias Taylor (Alicia’s 3 year old son) – high blood pressure
Matthew Walker (Peter and Lisa’s son) – kidney cancer is in remission
Jim Underwood (friend of the Julers) – brain cancer
Kaitlyn Jankovsky (daughter of the Ballarta’s friend) - Leukemia
Teatsy Farris – lung cancer
Roger Dickhaut (friend of Roger Peugh) – serious health issues
Peggy Ray (Sue Peugh’s relative) – health issues
Angie (Roger Peugh’s niece) – cancer
Thomas Taylor – nursing home

If you have a prayer request or praise, send it to

We have a new Twitter page! If you're on Twitter at want to see the latest going on at Stonehill, follow us at our new Twitter account: @Stonehillsda. We can't wait to connect with you!
Notice our Facebook web address has changed! .
Church directory reminder; remember, 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, Meri Holm at
School Notes:
Stonehill Christian Academy: First day of school is August 17.
Stonehill Christian Academy is still accepting applications for the full-time position of Teacher Aide for the 2015-16 school year. See for a job description. Contact Chinyere Ukegbu or call 512-763-2776 for details.

Spirit Fest Austin:

Hope to see you there!


Meri Holm
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

Upcoming Events:
15   Jamie Jorge, Worship in Music
15   Fellowship Lunch Picnic Style Food
15   LOL - Ladies of the Lord
15-  16 Adventurer’s Staff Training
16   Church Finance Committee
17   Stonehill Christian Academy, first day of school
18   Church Board Meeting
22   Fellowship Lunch
22   Communication Team Meeting
23   Wedding Shower for Bianca & Greg
29   Adventurers’ Registration/Meeting
  6    Baby Shower for Kijana Knight Torres

Fellowship Lunch:
All guests, friends and members are welcome each week. Everyone is encouraged to bring a picnic type food; salad, sandwiches, fruit, beans, veges, desserts, etc. and join us after the concert.

Fellowship Lunch Host:
August 15:    Leadership Team – Picnic Style Food
August 22:    Stonehill Christian Academy
August 29:      No Fellowship Lunch


Our mailing address is:
Stonehill Seventh-day Adventist Church

P.O. Box 1309
Pflugerville, TX 78691

Church Office Hours:
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
9:00am - 4:00pm
9:00am - 3:00pm