Stonehill SDA Church
Newsletter 1/28/2017

Developing Loving Relationships with
hrist and Our Community.

Hello Stonehill Church Family,

We look forward to worshiping with you this Sabbath!

2nd Reading Outgoing Transfers
William Pacheco to Alvarado SDA Church, TX
Emilee Pacheco to Alvarado SDA Church, TX
Lisa Vaughn to Alpha SDA Church, Austin, TX
2nd Reading Incoming Transfers
Ana Rosa Valladares from Round Rock Spanish SDA Church, TX
Ericka Valladares from Round Rock Spanish SDA Church, TX

This is the last Sabbath that the treasury team will be handing out donation (offering/tithe) receipts in the lobby after church.


Religious Liberty Focus: Got Religious Liberty? Unfortunately, the concept of religious liberty and how to defend these liberties have been distorted. It is time to remind ourselves, as Christians, the true liberty in Jesus that no government or political authority can take away from us. On February 4th, Ravi Jillapalli, PhD, in a divine service presentation titled, “Defending the True Liberty in Jesus” will explore the true liberty in Jesus and how to defend it.


Join us at Stonehill SDA Church on February 4, 4-6pm! Lee Givhan with the Lesser Light Collective ( will give an hour long concert from their albums "The King Dreams" and "The Lamb Wins". These songs and readings are based on the books of Daniel and Revelation. A love offering will be taken and there will be CDs for sale afterwards. Mr. Givhan would appreciate lodging for Friday 2/3 – 2/5. Please contact if you have available space to accommodate Mr. Givhan.

Women Bible Study: God has always sought a woman with these characteristics- a heart to change the world, passion to make a difference and a purpose for life, no matter how great or small. If this is your desire and are seeking a closer walk with God this year, please join our Women Bible Study every 1st and 3rd Sabbath @ 2pm after fellowship dinner at the church. Come and join us and explore the challenges these women in the Bible faced in their times hoping it will help us all as we face our own journeys. Contact Rhona Ballarta at 512-990-8251 if interested.


Family Fun Volleyball Night:  Please join us Saturday night February 11, 6:00 pm at Stonehill SDA church for a night of family fun benefiting Stonehill Christian Academy.  Entry will be $5/person.  A movie will be shown for kids.  Food sold separately and there will be a dessert auction.  Proceeds benefit the SCA bus fund.  For more information or to contribute a dessert for the auction, please contact Amber Lovett





Stonehill Christian Academy news.

Prayer time for Stonehill Christian Academy. All those who would like to join in prayer for our faculty, staff and families, please meet by the lunch tables in the sanctuary at 8:05-8:30am every Thursday morning starting February 2, 2017. If you have any questions or requests, contact Beth Sinha at or 540-588-8291.



Worship Service
Praise in Giving: Religious "Liberty" Magazine

Praise in Music: 

The Message: Eunice Davis (Special Prayer Ministry Presentation)
Elder in charge: Brent Holm  |  512.966.3501
Deacon in charge: Joilson Silva  |  512.659.2143
Greeters this week: Greg and Bianca Peterson

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.  All unmarked and loose offering is used to support our Local Budget. Please print first and last name clearly on envelopes. Or give online from our website
4. Save labels (Morning Star, Loma Linda, Worthington). Kellogg Corporation supports NAD mission projects for collected labels.



Fellowship Lunch Host
January 28     All Church
February 4     Asian Group
February 11   Myrna Cogan SS class
February18    Children’s Ministries
Sabbath, January 28
Baptismal studies, Earliteen (age 10-13), Pastor’s office
Prayer Sabbath, Guest speaker Eunice Davis
Fellowship Lunch – All church
Prayer workshops
Pathfinders and Adventurers, regular meetings
Week of January 29 – February 3  
Monday, Karate with Pastor Kitney
Wednesday, Karate with Pastor Kitney
Friday, Sunset 2 Sunset
Sabbath, February 4
Stonehill 101, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch – Asian Group
Youth Night
Lee Givhan (Lesser Light Collective) concert, 6-7pm at the church
Dates to Remember
Family Fun Volleyball Night, February 11
Finance Committee meeting, February 19
Church Board Meeting, February 21
Princess Gantalao’s 18th Debut Celebration, February 26



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

Special Emphasis: Healing for our nation
Fawn Escalante and family mourning death of her father 
Ruth Hutchison and family mourning death of Wayne
Dick Rakowski (Rachel Juler’s father) – recovering from surgery and fighting cancer
David Jensen family
Limari Maldonado
Germaine Brown
Candy Akosua – in pain and needs surgery
Julieth Dick – recovering from back surgery
Samuel Vohwinkel (friend of Jensens) – Leukemia and pneumonia 
Joan (Lindy Posadas’ sister-in-law) – health issues 
Tina Okrah – facial palsy
Steve Budd (Silvia Covarrubias’ brother-in-law) – bone tumor
Helen Ing (Eileen deJong’s mother) – health issues
Demi Garduque (Chinyere Ukegbu’s friend) - end stage renal disease
Diane Yates (Sarah Wolverton’s friend) – breast cancer
Grace Byrd (daughter of Amber Lovett’s friend) - Leukemia
Isolde Whichelow (Eric’s mother) – health issues
James (Hutchison’s friend) - Lymphoma
Jim Underwood (friend of the Julers) – brain cancer
Kaitlyn Jankovsky (daughter of the Ballarta’s friend) - Leukemia
Laurie (Hutchison’s daughter) – breast cancer
Pastor Kitney’s brother – health issues
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

A Walk in the Park
From her earliest childhood Dorota longed to hear God’s voice. That was an unusual desire for a child growing up in the eastern European country of Poland. At 5 years of age, when she could not hear God in the Roman Catholic Church that she attended with her grandfather, he took her to the countryside. “Now you can open your heart and mind and speak to God openly and sincerely, and He will hear you.” Dorota was very happy because from that time on, she really heard God.
Many of the community did not understand her relationship with God, but Dorota kept close to God, praying every day. She eventually married and had a son and a daughter. But her health deteriorated. “People said to me, ‘You pray so much. If this God existed, He wouldn’t allow you to suffer so much.’ But I persisted in my prayers,” says Dorota, “and I believed that He would help me go through this. He never left me. I always felt His presence.”
Dorota decided to travel to Northern Ireland to find help for her health problems. In Belfast, she learned that she didn’t have the disease she was originally diagnosed with and treated for during the last 17 years. Soon she was feeling better.
She settled in Carryduff and while there, met a Seventh-day Adventist lady in the park who shared her faith with Dorota, which led to Bible studies. Dorota soon made plans to be baptized, but wanted the service to be in her homeland.
Traveling back to Poland for her baptism, her only regret was that her grown children were unable to come with her. But through Hope Channel Poland, her children were able to watch and share in her joy with her. Now back in Ireland, she invites her Polish speaking friends to her home after church where they watch Hope Sabbath School.
“I’m grateful to God for the illness that forces me to come to Ireland,” says Dorota. “I could really get to know God, and thanks to this I got to know Seventh-day Adventists. Now I don’t feel strange anymore with not fitting, not belonging. I feel like I’ve come home.”

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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
27  Sunset 2 Sunset
28  Baptismal studies, Earliteen, age 10-13, Pastor’s office
28  Prayer Sabbath, Guest Speaker, Eunice Davis
28  Fellowship Luncheon – All Church
28  Prayer workshops
28  Pathfinder and Adventurer, regular meeting
30  Karate with Pastor Kitney
1    Karate with Pastor Kitney
3    Sunset 2 Sunset
4    Stonehill 101 Class
4    Fellowship Lunch – Asian Group
4    Youth Night
4    Lee Givhan concert
6    Karate with Pastor Kitney
8    Karate with Pastor Kitney
10  Sunset 2 Sunset
11  Baptismal studies, adults, Pastor’s office
11  Fellowship Lunch – Myrna Cogan SS Class
11  Pathfinder regular meeting
11  Home and School Volleyball
12  Adventurer Kim’s Gym’s Family Day of Giving, Kim’s Gym
13  Karate with Pastor Kitney
15  Karate with Pastor Kitney
17  Sunset 2 Sunset
18  Baptismal studies, teens (age 14-17), Pastor’s office
18  Fellowship lunch – children’s ministries
19  Finance Committee Meeting
20  Karate with Pastor Kitney
21  Church Board Meeting
22  Karate with Pastor Kitney
24  Sunset 2 Sunset
25  Baptismal studies, Earliteen (age 10-13), Pastor’s office
25  Fellowship lunch – All church
25  Pathfinder and Adventurer, regular meeting
26  Princess Gantalao’s 18th debut celebration
27  Karate with Pastor Kitney


*The lunch host is responsible for coordinating the receiving/placement of dishes and cleanup. 

Members we encourage you, to invite guests to join you in line. 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 Friday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


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