Stonehill SDA Church
Newsletter 10/11/2018

Developing Loving Relationships with
hrist and Our Community.

Hello Stonehill Church Family,

We look forward to worshiping with you this Sabbath!

Treasure Quotes/Thoughts



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


Adventurer Induction - Adventurers will wear their Class A Uniform for Induction, October 13. Please let me know if you need a shirt or pants and uniform insignia. Ciara Parks, 513.692.6072,


Stonehill Transformers Exercise Class: Please come join us next class, October 14, 8:15 – 9:30 am, at Pflugerville Lake near the flags. Your continued support is appreciated. Key Word is PREVENTION.


Pathfinders Babysitting Fundraiser Sabbath evening, October 27, 2018, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.. This is an ongoing fundraising event offered every 4th Sabbath evening of the month to riase money to go to Oshkosh. The cost is $20 per child. Pathfinders will provide a snack and games for the children.


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


There have been some changes to the fellowship lunch schedule for the coming year. Please notice that the first Sabbath of each month is Invite a Guest Home for Lunch. Let’s plan now to not let anyone go without an invitation to lunch on the first Sabbaths of the month.


Worship Service

Praise in Giving: World Budget/Voice of Prophecy/La Voz de la Esperanza
The faith project. Anthony and Nayeli Nix always make large financial decisions together. But one Sabbath, while Nayeli was helping in the children’s department, the pastor preached a sermon that appealed to the members to support, in a sacrificial manner, the campaign of enlarging the church. Rather fearfully and on his own, Anthony made the decision to contribute approximately 90 percent of his wages for January. Having made this decision without consulting his wife, he was tense and rehearsed in his mind how to break the news to Nayeli. He explained and asked her to listen to a recording of the sermon. Afterwards, she affirmed her decision to stand by the decision he had made. Much to their amazement, when he returned to work he found out that his wages were to be increased a considerable amount.

Praise in Music:

The Message: 
 Give It Up - Philippians 2:5-8 & Mark 14:32-26 - Pastor Eugene Kitney

Elder in charge: Brent Holm  |  512.966.3501
Deacon in charge: Greg Peterson  |  512.348.1393
Greeters this week: Greg & Bianca
Spanish translator: Celine

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
Oct 13    Deacons/Deaconesses
Oct 20    African Group
Oct 27    Spanish SS class
Nov 3     Invite a Guest Home for Lunch

Sabbath, October 13
Baptismal studies, Adults, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch, Deacons/Deaconesses
Stonehill Choir Practice
Adventurers Induction
Pathfinders, regular meeting
Week of October 14-19
Sunday, Transformers Exercise class
Sunday, Finance Committee
Monday – Friday, SCA Fall Week of Prayer
Monday, Karate with Pastor Kitney
Tuesday, Church Board Meeting
Wednesday, Karate with Pastor Kitney
Friday, Sunset 2 Sunset
Sabbath, October 20
Baptismal studies, Teens, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch, African Group
Stonehill Choir Practice
Dates to Remember
Adventurer Family Camp, Lake Whitney, Oct 19-21
Pathfinder Babysitting Fundraiser, October 27
Pathfinders AY Meeting, November 3
SCA International Festival, November 3
Men’s Summit “Give Me This Mountain”, November 8-11
Youth & Family Fun Night, Skating, November 10



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

Emphasis: Please pray for the upcoming meetings at the General Conference.
Chelsea Huggins – health issues
Mauva Colbert (Dorian’s mother) – health issues
Jackie Nunez – recovering from surgery
Brian (Laurie Chodorow’s neighbor) – health issues
Bill and Sandy Cutshall (friends of the Ballartas) – breast cancer and other health issues
Daisy Dongieux (friend of Laura Beth Schneider) – ovarian cancer
Diane Yates (Sarah Wolverton’s friend) – breast cancer
Dorian Colbert – ongoing health issue
Gavin Pardeiro (grandson of Laura Beth and Roland Schneider) – auto accident injuries
Geoff Wool (Fawn Escalante’s friend) – recovering from a bicycle accident
George (Desiree Webb’s father) – ongoing health issues
Helen Ing (Eileen deJong’s mother) – health issues
Joanna (Illeana Katz’s sister) – cancer
Julie Davis (Ann Daluz’s sister) – Lupus complications
Miguel Guillet – cancer and other health issues
Mona Krieg (friend of the Ballartas) – father going on hospice
Salvador Posada (Rex’s father) – health issues
Shelly Baggett (friend of the Mauries) – medical issues
Steve Budd (Silvia Covarrubias’ brother-in-law) – bone tumor
Yolanda Jacoby (Roberto’s sister’s mother-in-law) – stage 4 cancer

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


Mission Ministry

Water of Life

A group of 32 student missionaries, from Hong Kong and Korea, arrived on the Thailand-Myanmar border for a one-week visit in January 2016. At the beginning of the week, 3 missionaries and their photographer took a one-hour motorcycle trek into Myanmar to visit a village of 14 families. While there, the visitors witnessed a daily struggle for drinking water. The village’s only source of clean water was a reservoir a mile away, and the villagers walked back and forth with buckets. When the student missionaries returned to camp, they told the others about the water situation and the students decided to donate 50,000 baht (about U.S. $1,500) to lay a water pipeline from the reservoir to the village.
The students were back home in Hong Kong and South Korea when work was finished on the water pipeline a month later. But the pipeline ended up providing more than water. It opened the way for the village children to receive the Water of Life. The village were not Christian, and they didn’t want to have anything to do with Christianity. But when they saw this simple act of kindness by Christians, they wanted a school for their children. At the invitation of the villagers, the Seventh-day Adventist Church opened a school in the village in June 2016.

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

12  Sunset 2 Sunset
13  Baptismal studies, Adults, Pastor’s office
13  Fellowship Lunch – Deacons/Deaconesses
13  Stonehill Choir Practice
13  Pathfinder, regular meeting
13  Adventurers Induction
14  Transformers Exercise class
14  Guys’ Table Tennis
14  Finance Committee Meeting
15-19   SCA Fall Week of Prayer
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
20  Baptismal studies, Teens, Pastor’s office
20  Fellowship Lunch – African Group
20  Stonehill Choir Practice
21  Transformers Exercise class
22  Karate with Pastor Kitney
24  Karate with Pastor Kitney
26  Sunset 2 Sunset
27  Baptismal studies, Earliteen, Pastor’s office
27  Fellowship Lunch – Spanish SS class
27  Stonehill Choir Practice
27  Adventurers and Pathfinders – regular meeting
27  Pathfinder Babysitting Fundraiser
28  Transformers Exercise class
29  Karate with Pastor Kitney
31  Karate with Pastor Kitney
2    Sunset 2 Sunset
3    Stonehill 101 class
3    Fellowship Lunch – Invite a Guest Home for Lunch
3    Stonehill Choir Practice
3    Pathfinders AY meeting
3    SCA International Festival
4    Guys’ Table Tennis
5    Karate with Pastor Kitney
7    Karate with Pastor Kitney
8    SCA School Board meeting
9    Sunset 2 Sunset
10  Baptismal studies, Adults, Pastor’s office
10  Fellowship Lunch – Roberto Torres SS class
10  Stonehill Choir Practice
10  Adventurers and Pathfinders – regular meeting
10  Youth & Family Fun Night, Skating
11  Transformers Exercise class
12  Karate with Pastor Kitney
14  Karate with Pastor Kitney
16  Sunset 2 Sunset
17  Baptismal Studies, Teens, Pastor’s office
17  Fellowship Lunch – All church
17  Stonehill Choir Practice
18  Transformers Exercise class
18  Finance Committee meeting
19  No karate class
20  Church Board Meeting
21  No karate class

*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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