Stonehill SDA Church
Newsletter 12/30/2017

Developing Loving Relationships with
hrist and Our Community.

Hello Stonehill Church Family,

We look forward to worshiping with you this Sabbath!

Treasure Quotes/Thoughts
A scene from Schindler’s List:
Oskar Schindler: I could have got more out. I could have got more. I don't know. If I'd just... I could have got more.
Itzhak Stern: Oskar, there are eleven hundred people who are alive because of you. Look at them.
Oskar Schindler: If I'd made more money... I threw away so much money. You have no idea. If I'd just...
Itzhak Stern: There will be generations because of what you did.
Oskar Schindler: I didn't do enough!
Itzhak Stern: You did so much.
[Schindler looks at his car]
Oskar Schindler: This car. Goeth would have bought this car. Why did I keep the car? Ten people right there. Ten people. Ten more people.
[removing Nazi pin from lapel]

Oskar Schindler: This pin. Two people. This is gold. Two more people. He would have given me two for it, at least one. One more person. A person, Stern. For this.

Oskar Schindler: I could have gotten one more person... and I didn't! And I... I didn't!
Are we as diligent in seeking to save souls for Christ’s kingdom? Will this be our lament? We could have saved one more person for Christ but we didn’t because we selfishly, or without thinking, held on to things or our time? When Christ comes, will we look back and have regrets about what we have held on to or the time that we wasted that prevented one more soul from being saved for Christ’s kingdom? As we come to the end of 2017 and look forward to 2018, let us fully surrender, not only our lives, but all of our time and possessions to Christ to be used for and by Him!


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 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: Lake Whitney Ranch
Praise in Music:
The Message:

Elder in charge: Peter Walker  |  512.257.1467
Deacon in charge: Carlton Hackett  |  512.484.7558
Greeters this week: Brent & Meri


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


Fellowship Lunch Host
Dec 30    Invite a Guest Home for Lunch
Jan 6      Children’s Ministries
Jan 13    Ellen Jensen SS class
Jan 20    Deacons/Deaconess

Sabbath, December 30
Fellowship Lunch, Invite a Guest Home for Lunch
Week of December 31-Januar 5
Sunday, New Year’s Eve Party
Friday, Sunset 2 Sunset
Sabbath, January 6
Stonehill 101, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch, Children’s Ministries
Dates to Remember
Guys’ Table Tennis, January 7
Pathfinder TLT Training, January 13
Youth and Family Fun Night, January 13
Finance Committee, January 14
Church Board Meeting, January 15



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

Special: Stonehill Christian Academy - teachers and staff 
Harold Smith (Teresa Serl’s uncle) – passed away
Benjamin Yalung (Cici’s great uncle) – passed away
Roger Stanfield (Brent Holm’s cousin) – heart attack and pacemaker implant
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

Mission Ministry will resume next week.

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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If you would like to have announcements listed in the bulletin or here in our weekly newsletter please email me at All requests have to be to me by Wednesday evening before Sabbath.

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

29  No Sunset 2 Sunset
30  Fellowship Lunch – Invite a Guest Home for Lunch
31  New Year’s Eve party, Countdown to New Year 2018
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

*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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