Stonehill SDA Church
Newsletter 7/25/2015

Proclaiming God's love to Austin and Beyond

Hello Stonehill Family,

We look forward to worshiping together this Sabbath!
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Treasure Text:

Romans 12:2
Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good pleasing and perfect will.

This Week: 
Special Guests: Dawn of Hope Ministry, who will be having our church service this Sabbath. They have been on the Hope Channel, 3ABN and at the July 11th GC Session Church Service, where they performed the Lord’s Prayer. Invite your family and friends to share in this special blessing! 

House warming: We will be accepting donations this Sabbath, to present to Pastor Kitney and his family as a welcome gift. There will be cards available at the greeter’s desk to sign and an envelope to leave your gift.
Remember our Food Donation Box: Since we have missed the opportunity to give assistance to the victims of the Memorial Day Flooding; we have decided to help the area food banks fill their shelves. We are asking that everyone bring at least one non-perishable item to church this week, July 25th for our donation box. God will bless you for your generosity and those who receive it.
Potluck this Sabbath: We have a guest speaker/singer this week, which may mean additional guests as well for potluck.   Any extra food provided for potluck would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.

Elder in Charge: Chris Walton, (423) 552-5772
1st Reading:

Adrianna Baca joining us from Pharr SDA Church in Pharr, TX
Stewardship Offering – Our Local Church Budget: Today’s offering will support the programs and ministries of this congregation and the upkeep of our facility. What you give today, God will bless. Thank you for your faithfulness. 

Pastor Kitney: A representative of the Texas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists will be here this Sabbath to ask for God’s blessing on Pastor Kitney, his family, and our church as we move forward to finish God’s work. Let this be our prayer as well.
Baby Dedication: Lynette Odoemena, daughter of Chi and Evangelista, will be dedicated this Sabbath.

Community Resource Fund: Our church does have a community resource fund that members can contribute to for those in need.
Potluck Reminder: (June – August) Stonehill is having bi-monthly potlucks. 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.

Thank you, Priscilla and Limari, for transforming our stage into a beautiful sight with those lovely floral arrangements and plants this past Sabbath. Thank you for your ministry.

Thank you Beth Sinha and family for the beautiful plants you gave to us. This truly add beauty to our staget. Thank you for your ministry.

   Flowers up front: We welcome anyone
   who wants to donate a floral bouquet
   for our pulpit. You can call
   Rhona Ballarta at 512-990-8251. Thank you all
   for your ministry.

Golfing with Eldon: Come golf with us at Hancock Golf Course on Sunday, July 26th at 8:00 am. Where you can fellowship and get in some golf at the same time. We always have a great time together and have all skill levels of golfers, from serious mini golfers to very good golfers. Some of us don’t even keep score. Contact Eldon Jensen, 512.565-6207, if you are planning on coming or would like more information.
August 1st: Pastor Kitney will be speaking! Be sure to be here; you won’t want to miss it!
Outdoor Sabbath School: August 8th, for Juniors, Earliteens and Youth. Josh and Feather Wright will be leading out in this special Outdoor Sabbath School. Young adults, wear casual clothes and bring a water bottle, maybe some bug spray and be prepared to do some discovering about God. There will be more details next week, so be looking for it. If you have any questions contact Beth Sinha 540.588.8291, or Josh Wright 832.244.7776.
Stonehill Christian Academy’s Back to School Night: August 13th from 6-8 pm. Use this opportunity to show support for school; meet our amazing teaching staff, review our curriculum and see why we think it’s the best choice for your children. If finances are a concern, we still have some financial aid available.
Stonehill Christian Academy: School begins August 17th.
Jamie Jorge, Violin Virtuoso, will be here in concert August 15th for our worship service. You will be blessed by his music and his personal story of God’s miraculous leading. Be sure to invite your family, friends and neighbors to this special event!

Prayer Warriors: Please remember these requests in your daily prayers:
Special Emphasis: “Prayer is the opening of the heart to God as to a friend. Not that it is necessary in order to make known to God what we are, but in order to enable us to receive Him. Prayer does not bring God down to us, but brings us up to Him.” - Steps to Christ  93
Samuel Pernito (Rhona Ballarta’s father) – declining health after a fall
Richard Knight – bypass surgery
Karin (Brent and Meri's friend) - Breast cancer
Eddie, a homeless man that Laurie Chodorow met on the street
Mervel Gardner – mother passed away
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
Donated –Several new “Contour Next EZ” Blood Glucose Monitoring Systems were given to us. If you or someone you know has need of one, please contact the church office.
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!
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
Stonehill Christian Academy is now 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
Do you Mom's and Dad's need a break? Our school is accepting drop-ins this summer for children 3-8 for a daily rate of $35 for the time between 7:30 and 3:00. If you need to pick them up after 3:00 the cost is $10 more. Call the school at 512-763-2776 for details or to schedule.
“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,



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.

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


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

25 Fellowship Lunch
25 Dawn of Hope Ministry
25 Communications Team Meeting
26 Golfing with Eldon
1 Pastor Kitney speaker
8 Outdoor Sabbath School
8 Fellowship Lunch
13 Stonehill Christian Academy Open House
15 Jamie Jorge, Worship in Music
15-16 Adventurers’ Staff Training
16 Church Finance Committee
17 Stonehill Christian Academy, school begins
18 Church Board Meeting
22 August Fellowship Lunch
29 Adventurers’ Registration/Meeting

Fellowship Meal:
All guests, friends and members are welcome each week. Everyone is encouraged to bring a vegetarian casserole, bread, salad and/or dessert and join us after the sermon

Fellowship Meal Host:

7/25: Myrna's SS
8/8: Ellen Jensen's SS
8/22: Stonehill Christian Academy

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