Hello Stonehill Church Family,
We look forward to worshiping with you this Sabbath!
Agape Feast, Friday, April 14, 6:30pm. Please contact Amy Wan @ 512.351.2464 for what to bring. All deaconesses who are able to, please meet at the church at 4:30pm on Friday to help set up for the Agape Feast.
The deacons will be in charge of breakfast and lunch for May 13, 2017, the Sabbath before Mother’s Day. All those who would like to help, please contact Eldon.
On April 29 Orton Verona, headmaster at North Dallas Adventist Academy, will be speaking on Adventist Education at Stonehill for the worship service. He will also be having a discussion after lunch about growing our school. Everyone interested are invited to attend.
Lost and Found
Please check the lost and found items on the table by the Board Room and in the kitchen for any items that might belong to you and your family. All remaining items will be donated to a worthy cause on April 23, 2017.
Short term accommodations are needed for a Bible worker in or near the Taylor area beginning the last week of April. If you are able to provide accommodations, please contact Pastor Kitney at 512-708-0600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Junior class is collecting personal care items for the Storehouse. There is a decorated box in the lobby for all donations. Contact Beth Sinha for any questions, email@example.com.
Stonehill Christian Academy 2nd Annual Walk-A-Thon: Save the date and your money to participate in and sponsor SCA students to walk a 5K at the Pflugerville Lake Park on April 30th, 2017 at 8:00 am. Registration fee for non SCA student participants will be $25. You may turn fees in with the completed registration form in the bulletin in a tithe envelope marked "Walk-a-thon Registration" by April 29, or on the day of the event. All proceeds will benefit SCA. Make plans now to attend and if you can't, please find a student to sponsor.
There will be a Mission Trip to Chile in South America this summer. The dates are August 1- 10, 2017. Cost per person is $500; which covers room and board, food, excursion and project materials. Each person is responsible for purchasing their own airline ticket. there will be a flight to Santiago Chile (airport code SCL) and from Santiago to the local area. Projects include building a large Sabbath school classroom for children and upgrading Kitchen. If you are interested in going on this mission trip, or supporting the project with your prayers and or finances, please contact sister Stacey-Ann of the Austin Central SDA church at 203-690-0690 for more information. All travel outside the US requires a Passport.
The Message: Much More Beyond - Romans 5:20-21 - Pastor Eugene Kitney
Elder in charge: Chris Kolliniatis
Stonehill Christian Academy news.
If you would like to pre-register your child for the 2017-2018 school year, please see us any time. $100 off of the registration fee of $400 for those that register before April 15. $50 credit will be applied to your account for August if a child registers based on your referral. This early registration price is available to everyone who is interested so long as the child is registered for school before April 15, 2017. We encourage you to register as soon as possible as this will greatly help us in our planning for the new year and save you some money. If you would like to purchase uniforms, they will also be available on that day.
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. If you have any questions or requests, contact Beth Sinha at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-588-8291.
Praise in Giving: Local Church Budget
Praise in Music:
Ckollin27@gmail.com | 512.517.6035
Deacon in charge: Simeon Rotich
email@example.com | 615.424.7751
Greeters this week: Juan & Nancy
Did you know?………
1. Local Budget - provides for our church ministries, building, and mortgage.
it takes $25 per attending person each week to meet the Stonehill Church budget.
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 stonehillchurch.org.
4. Save labels (Morning Star, Loma Linda, Worthington). Kellogg Corporation supports NAD mission projects for collected labels.
Fellowship Lunch Host
Prayer Warriors, please remember these requests in your daily prayers:
April 15 Asian Group
April 22 Invite a Guest Home for Lunch
April 29 Myrna Cogan SS class
May 6 Children’s Ministries
Sabbath, April 15
Resurrection Pageant, Keene
Baptismal Studies, Teens, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch – Asian Group
Week of April 16-21
Monday, Karate with Pastor Kitney
Tuesday, Church Board Meeting
Wednesday, Karate with Pastor Kitney
Sabbath, April 22
Baptismal Studies, Earliteens, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch – Invite a Guest Home for Lunch
Dates to Remember
Home & School Fundraiser Walkathon, April 30
Special Emphasis: Pastor Kitney and his family
Teatsy Farris husband Owen passed away
Family of Ron Schoonover who passed away
Simeon Rotich father passed away
Vicki Davie (friend of Joline and Eric Whichelow) – breast cancer
Guy Daluz – employment needed
Julie Davis (Ann Daluz’ sister) – health issues
Jorge Cisneros (husband of Elda Guillet) – obtain Visa to enter USA
Vince Montez (friend of Ballartas) – kidney cancer
David Jensen family
Julieth Dick – recovering from surgery
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 PrayForMe@stonehillchurch.org.
Bienvevu’s brother, Leo, drowned at the age of 12. Bienvevu was not a Christian when Leo died but Leo and his older brother, Rene, had been studying the Bible with a man from the Adventist church. Both brothers were planning to be baptized soon. The funeral was heartbreaking for Bienvevu but the one bright spot was the entire Adventist church coming out to help and support the family. Rene was baptized not long after Leo’s funeral and quietly lived his faith but Bienvevu slipped deeper into substance abuse and depression.
One evening Bienvevu and his friend Rachidy went to a club and got drunk. They were in an accident on the way home. Bienvevu doesn’t remember much about the experience except looking at the car and wondering how they survived. A few weeks later, while talking about the accident, Rachidy said “My grandfather says I’m alive because of you.” “Alive because of me?” Bienvevu asked incredulously. “How do you figure that? I almost killed you!” “My grandpa believes in spirits who have great powers,” Rachidy replied. “He thinks one of them didn’t want you to die.” They sat in silence for a while. Then Bienvevu went home and read his Bible for the first time, the words pouring light into his despair. He prayed “Lord, You saved my life. I want to give You my heart just like Leo did.”
He went to church the next Sabbath and asked for baptism. He was invited to the series of meetings that started the next day. Bienvevu attended the meeting every night and when they were finished, he announced to his family that he would be baptized the next Sabbath. They didn’t believe him but when he stood up on Sabbath morning, he was surprised and happy to see his family there. “Rene knew you were telling the truth,” his Mom told him later. “He knew it was possible for you to become a Christian because he’s never stopped praying for you.”
While drinking, Bienvevu had made many bad choices including dropping out of school. Now he was unable to find a job since no one wanted to hire someone who had not finished their education. He prayed for a job and that evening one of the members offered him a job at his restaurant. Bienvevu worked hard and eventually had enough money to go back to school. After finishing school, he found a great job.
It seemed that, finally, everything was going great. His parents were taking Bible studies to join the Adventist church, and he was making good money. Then, suddenly, his father died, and Bienvevu discovered that in order to keep his job, he would have to do things God forbids.
To be continued.
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