Stonehill SDA Church
Newsletter 1/6/2018

Developing Loving Relationships with
hrist and Our Community.

Hello Stonehill Church Family,

We look forward to worshiping with you this Sabbath!

Treasure Quotes/Thoughts

What are your New Year's resolutions for 2018?


Children's Activity Bags: If you are able to help with putting together the children’s bags for church, please contact Eldon Jensen or myself ( The help will be much appreciated.


The Junior class is in need of leaders/teachers to help teach during Sabbath School.  This would be a rotating teacher/leader position.  Once or twice a month teaching availability would be most helpful.  Please contact Esther Rotich @ (615) 525-7674  or Beth Sinha @ (540) 588-829.  Thank you in advance!


Stonehill Christian Academy Prayer Time is every Thursday morning from 8 - 8:30 am. Specific prayer time set aside for students and faculty needs. If you have a student or faculty member in your life no matter where they attend/work they will be lifted up in prayer once a week. Please come to Stonehill SDA church and meet at the Potluck tables or send in your prayer request to


The Play "Coming Up Short" is a Christian Musical Dramedy that's going live this Valentine's Day at the George Washington Carver Museum. It is my first theatrical project in nearly 20 years. I really appreciate your support in both attending and spreading the word. Tickets are sold on Eventbrite, or in person from me (April Phillips) to avoid the surcharge. Please spread the word and help me fill up these 300 seats. We are also available for private performances after the 14th. Group Sales of 10 or more are 10% off. Thanks for Your Support! April Phillips


Hearing Assist equipment is available: A limited number of personal audio devices are available during church service. Bring your own preferred earphones if you'd like. Please let one of the deacons or AV personnel know if you have need for hearing assist equipment.



Worship Service
Praise in Giving: Local Church Budget
Praise in Music:
The Message: God's S'mores - Romans 5:19-21 - Pastor Eugene Kitney

Elder in charge: David Onsongo  |  512.970.2862
Deacon in charge: Chris Huggins  |  512.771.1386
Greeters this week: Greg & Bianca

Did you know?………
it takes $25 per attending person each week to meet the Stonehill Church budget.


Fellowship Lunch Host
Jan 6      Children’s Ministries
Jan 13    Ellen Jensen SS class
Jan 20    Deacons/Deaconess
Jan 27    African Group

Sabbath, January 6
Stonehill 101, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch, Children’s Ministries
Week of January 7-12
Sunday, Guys’ Table Tennis
Friday, Sunset 2 Sunset
Sabbath, January 13
Baptismal studies, adults, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch, Ellen Jensen SS class
Pathfinder, TLT training
Adventurers, TX Conference Bible Bowl in Keene
Dates to Remember
Finance Committee, January 14
Church Board Meeting, January 15
Adventurers Family Blessing Dinner, January 27
Youth and Family Fun Night, February 10
Adventurers Lock-In, San Marcos, February 10
CTX Adventurers Honors Fair, February 18



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

Special: Our worldwide church 
Harold Smith (Teresa Serl’s uncle) – passed away
Benjamin Yalung (Cici’s great uncle) – passed away
Roger Stanfield (Brent Holm’s cousin) – recovering from heart attack and surgery 
Lynn Marquis’ father – upcoming colon surgery
Connie Rivera (friend of Garcia’s) – recovering from heart surgery 
Daniel Christian (Bob’s son) – spiritual issues
Demi Garduque (Chinyere Ukegbu’s friend) - end stage renal disease
Diane Yates (Sarah Wolverton’s friend) – breast cancer
Eddie Stevens (Rhona’s nephew) – severe health problems
Elizabeth Cole (Ciara Parks mother) – recovering from surgery 
Helen Ing (Eileen deJong’s mother) – health issues
Jim Underwood (friend of the Julers) – brain cancer
Julie Davis (Ann Daluz’ sister) – mental and health issues 
Julieth Dick – health issues
Kaitlyn Jankovsky (daughter of the Ballarta’s friend) - Leukemia
Kip (Rachel Juler’s brother) – health issues 
Kris Hoch (friend of Chris Huggins) – stage IV pancreatic cancer
Maureen Utz (Meri Holm’s friend) – severe health issue with leg
Michael Christian (Bob’s son) - Lymphoma
Miguel Guillet – cancer and other health issues 
Patty Titus (Brent’s sister-in-law’s sister) – soft tissue carcinoma 
Rhonda Spickard (Adam’s mother) – health problems
Steve Budd (Silvia Covarrubias’ brother-in-law) – bone tumor
Teatsy Farris – lung cancer
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

Church Without Walls
Raquel’s church group used to meet once a month in a park in Mayaguez, a city on Puerto Rico’s west coast that is home to Antillean Adventist University. They met to pray, read the Bible and eat a light breakfast. But a city-organized event forced them to relocate to the city square one Sabbath in 2012. As they ate, one church member noticed several homeless people in the square and invited them to join the meal. From that day on, that member decided to return and feed the homeless by himself every Sabbath. The man, a small business owner in his fifties, took hot cereal, sandwiches, fresh fruit, and juice to the central square every Sabbath for several months. Then he told Raquel he not only wanted to give them food but he wanted them to hear about God also. He asked Raquel to accompany him and read the Bible to those attending.
Raquel attended regularly after that. They call it the Church Without Walls and meet every week to hear the Word of God and eat breakfast. The pastor gives a 20 minutes talk and has led the group through the Discover Bible studies. At Easter, the volunteers organized a fist communion service on the city square. Communion dishes and tables were brought from the church, and the pastor explained the ritual. Many people wept as they washed each other’s feet. “To them, washing their feet was like God washing away their sins,” Raquel said. “It was the first time that they had had that experience. It was beautiful.”
Among the program’s volunteers are student from Antillean Adventist University, which will receive part of this quarter’s Thirteenth Sabbath Offering. The funds will help open a center of influence and evangelism center at the university. Thank you for giving to the mission offering.

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
4    Strategic Planning Committee
5    Sunset 2 Sunset
6    Stonehill 101, Pastor’s office
6    Fellowship Lunch – Children’s Ministries
7    Guys’ Table Tennis
12  Sunset 2 Sunset
13  Baptismal Studies, adults, Pastor’s office
13  Fellowship Lunch – Ellen Jensen SS class
13  Pathfinder TLT Training
13  Adventurers Bible Bowl
13  Youth and Family Fun Night
14  Finance Committee Meeting
16  Church Board Meeting
19  Sunset 2 Sunset
20  Baptismal Studies, teens, Pastor’s office
20  Fellowship Lunch – Deacons/Deaconess
26  Sunset 2 Sunset
27  Baptismal studies, Earliteen, Pastor’s office
27  Fellowship Lunch – African Group
27  Adventures and Pathfinders, regular meetings
27  Adventures, Family Blessing Dinner
2    Sunset 2 Sunset
3    Stonehill 101 class, Pastor’s office
3    Fellowship Lunch – Spanish SS class
9    Sunset 2 Sunset
10  Baptismal studies, adults, Pastor’s office
10  Fellowship Lunch – Roberto Torres SS class
10  Pathfinders, regular meeting
10  Adventurers Lock-In, San Marcos
10  Youth and Family Fun Night
16  Sunset 2 Sunset

*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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