Stonehill SDA Church
Newsletter 9/13/2018

Developing Loving Relationships with
hrist and Our Community.

Hello Stonehill Church Family,

We look forward to worshiping with you this Sabbath!

Treasure Quotes/Thoughts


Funeral for Chester Jensen, father of Eldon Jensen, will be 11:15 a.m. on Sunday, September 16, 2018, at the Providence-Jones Funeral Home, 604 TX-95, Elgin, TX. Internment will be at Pee Lee Cemetery, 158 Potato Smith Road, Elgin, TX. The repast will be at the same address at the school. We are asking members to please bring a dish for the repast (in a disposable tray) to Stonehill SDA Church this Sabbath Sepember 15th and mark it with an “R”. The dishes will be transported to Elgin after church. Of course, if you are able to attend the funeral, you may bring your dish with you and leave it at the school before 11am. Thank you for your support and please keep the Jensen family in your prayers.


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 16, 8:15 – 9:30 am, at Pflugerville Lake near the flags. Your continued support is appreciated. Key Word is PREVENTION.


Communion September 22, 2018. Let us all come with our hearts prepared for this sacred time. Deaconesses, please wear your black and whites and your beautiful smiles.



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: Local Church Budget
The trucker. A retired missionary relates the story of overhearing a cashier at a truck stop asking the trucker “How much do you want me to write on the receipt?” The missionary was puzzled at first but then realized that the trucker and casher were conspiring in a scheme to rip off the truck driver’s company. They would falsify the amount of the receipt. Then trucker and cashier would split the profit. There is no telling how much deceit and dishonesty there is out in the world. If nothing else, God’s tithing system teaches us to be honest in keeping accurate records of our finances. On the plus side, it is a wonderful thing not only to be honest, but to be generous. Using our blessings to benefit God’s work, and assisting the needy with our talents, time, and resources, helps us to sleep sweetly at night. It’s a foretaste of His kingdom, which will be filled with unselfish and true-hearted people.

Praise in Music:

The Message: 
 Salvation 411 - Romans 3:21-24 - Pastor Eugene Kitney

Elder in charge: Roberto Torres  |  512.983.6723
Deacon in charge: Carlton Hackett  |  512.484.7558
Greeters this week: Noemi & Ruben
Spanish translator: Elda


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 15   Myrna Cogan’s SS class
Sept 22   Children’s Ministries
Sept 29   Ellen Jensen’s SS class
Oct 6      Deacons/Deaconesses

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
Week of September 16-21
Sunday, Transformers Exercise Class
Sunday, Finance Committee Meeting has been cancelled
Monday, karate with Pastor Kitney
Tuesday, Church Board Meeting
Wednesday, Karate with Pastor Kitney
Friday, Sunset 2 Sunset
Sabbath, September 22
Baptismal Studies, Earliteen, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch, Children’s Ministries
Stonehill Choir Practice
Pathfinder Babysitting Fundraiser
Dates to Remember
Transformers Exercise Class, September 23
Guys’ Table Tennis, October 7
Adventurers Induction, October 13
Finance Committee Meeting, October 14
Church Board Meeting, October 16
SCA Fall Week of Prayer, Oct 15-19
SCA International Festival, November 3



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

Emphasis: Pray for our pastor and family.
Phil Katz – medical tests
Jackie Nunez - surgery
Ann Daluz – surgery
Eldon Jensen and family as they mourn the death of his father
Mona Krieg (friend of the Ballartas) – father going on hospice
Shelly Baggett (friend of the Mauries) – medical issues
Gary Rayner – ongoing health 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 a 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
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

I Don’t Want to Teach
Tserenpil “Ogie” Otgontuya had to choose an area of study at the university in Mongolia. She thought, “I will never be a teacher.” Her mother was a kindergarten teacher and Ogie had no patience for noisy children. When asked to teach the children’s Sabbath School class at church, Ogie stated, “No, I don’t like children.” She married a university professor, they had a child, and they moved to a small town to work as missionaries. Her husband asked what she would do in the small town. She didn’t know but knew she didn’t want to teach. After university classes, her husband would invite students home. Ogie prepared simple, healthy food. The students were surprised there was no meat so Ogie taught them about the biblical health message. At the same time, she made friends with other mothers in the neighborhood and when they visited, she would tell Bible stories to their babies. Ogie did not want to teach but it seemed she was teaching all the time.
Then her husband was asked to further his education at the Adventist University of the Philippines. Ogie prayed what she should do in the Philippines. Later a university professor asked her what she would do for the 2-1/2 years her husband was completing his classes. “Maybe study accounting or nursing.” But accounting took 4 years and nursing took 5 years. The only course that she could complete in the 2-1/2 years was elementary education. She graduated at the same time as her husband. Back in Mongolia she helped establish the first Adventist school and a few years later became the principal. “I love children and teaching!” A Thirteenth Sabbath Offering in 2015 helped expand the elementary school classrooms. Now this quarter’s Thirteenth Sabbath Offering will help build a boarding academy for 9th through 12th grade students. "Looking back, I really praise the Lord. I tell people that you never know what God has planned for your life.”

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Teresa Serl
Administrative Assistant, Church Office       
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Calendar of Events

14  Sunset 2 Sunset
15  Baptismal studies, Teens, Pastor’s office
15  Stonehill Choir Practice
15  Youth & Family Fun Night, Night Soccer
16  Transformers Exercise Class
16  Finance Committee Meeting has been cancelled
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  Adventurers regular meeting
22  Stonehill Choir Practice
22  Pathfinder Babysitting Fundraiser
23  Transformers Exercise Class
23  Adventurers Fun Day
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
7    Guys’ Table Tennis
8    Karate with Pastor Kitney
10  Karate with Pastor Kitney
12  Sunset 2 Sunset
13  Baptismal studies, Adults, Pastor’s office
13  Pathfinder, regular meeting
13  Adventurers Induction
14  Transformers Exercise class
14  Finance Committee Meeting
15  Karate with Pastor Kitney
16  Church Board Meeting
17  Karate with Pastor Kitney
19  Sunset 2 Sunset
19-21   Adventurer Family Camp, Lake Whitney

*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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