Stonehill SDA Church
Newsletter 5/14/2016

Developing Loving Relationships with
hrist and Our Community.

Hello Stonehill Church Family,

We look forward to worshiping with you this Sabbath!

Stonehill Choir Practice, Friday, May 6, 7:00-8:30 pm.

Come prepared to move tables and chairs, directly after church, before fellowship lunch is served.

Fellowship Lunch is All Church, we anticipate extra guests this Sabbath because of the Church Planting Meetings, please plan on bringing extra food and plan on helping to clean up.

We need two or three people who are willing to help with childcare for kids ages 3-9 from 2:00-6:00 pm, you will be paid a small stipend. Contact Meri Holm for more details

Treasure Quotes
        Most of the situations that entangle your mind are not today’s concerns; you have borrowed them from tomorrow. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God – Philippians 4:6
     “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” -  John 14:27


Worship Service
Praise in Giving: ADRA Disaster and Famine Relief & Our Local Church Budget
     Almost every day somewhere in the North American Division, people are affected by natural disasters. Many blame God for the destruction of homes or community, and for the death of loved ones during disasters. But the Bible assures us that during those real or metaphorical storms in life, God is beside us, leading us.
     Jesus warned us about destructive forces at work in the world. “See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet” (Matt. 24:6-7). The Great Controversy (589-590) says that “Satan . . . is at work. In accidents and calamities, . . . in fierce tornadoes and terrific hailstorms, in tempests, floods, cyclones, tidal waves, and earthquakes, in every place and in a thousand forms. . . . These visitations are to become more and more frequent and disastrous.”
     Almost daily, Adventist Community Services (ACS) volunteers compassionately respond to disasters throughout North America. They collect, sort, and distribute items needed by people who have endured these disasters. They also train and locally deploy Adventists to provide emotional and spiritual care to the survivors.
     As Adventists, we are compelled to do our best to provide assistance to survivors. ACS and volunteers join forces to transform us into Christ’s hands and feet to fulfill that purpose. We demonstrate God’s love when we mobilize to assist our community and neighbors during times of disaster.
     On Sabbath, your offering will benefit Adventist Community Services in North America and the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) internationally to further their efforts. Thank you for returning God’s tithe and supporting the offering for ACS.

The Message: What If Your Past Is Your Future - Pr. Boyan Levterov (TX Conf. Church Planting Dir.)

The plants and flowers are donated by Julieth Dick to recognize God's goodness and healing mercies in her life. Thank you, Julieth for your ministry.

Elder of the Day: Victor Obando  |  415.606.5380

Deacon of the Day: Juan Ignacio  |  512.284 .0524

Finance Chart

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 envelop.  All
     unmarked and loose offering is used to support our Local Budget.
4.  Save labels (Morning Star, Loma Linda, Worthington). 
     Kellogg Corporation supports NAD mission projects for collected labels.

“In order to credit the correct account with your donation, please print first and last names clearly when filling out the envelope stub as there may be others with the same last name.”

    Flowers up front: If you would
    like to donate a floral bouquet
    for our platform to celebrate
    a special occasion or just
    because,contact Rhona Ballarta,



Sabbath, May 14

Multiply Austin, Church Planting Rally, 11:00 am
Fellowship Lunch - All Church
Multiply Austin, Church Planting Rally, 2:00-6:00 pm
Pathfinder Meeting, 4:30-6:30 pm
Stonehill Choir Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser, 6:30 pm
Stonehill Choir Spring Concert, 7:00 pm

Week of May 15-20
Sunday: Finance Committee, 4:00-6:00 pm
Sunday: Adventurer Fieldtrip
Tuesday: Prayer Group. A weekly session devoted to praying for our school, the parents, teachers, and students. It will meet at the school at 8:15 am.
Tuesday: Church Board Meeting, 7:00-9:00 pm.

Sabbath, May 21
Pathfinder Investiture, 11:00
Fellowship Lunch - Myrna Cogan’s Class
Adventurer Meeting, 2:30-4:00 pm

Dates to Remember
Texas Conference Church Planting Rally, Stonehill Church, May 14, 2:00 pm If you have an interest in Church Planting, soul winning and or following Jesus' imperative to "Go..." into all the world, please consider being a part of this great series of meetings being held right here at Stonehill.

Stonehill SDA Church Presents “Sing in the Spirit” Dinner and Concert

Stonehill Seventh-day Adventist Church will be hosting a spring concert on May 14 at 6:30 pm. Titled “Sing in the Spirit” the concert will feature the church’s choir, directed by Kijana Knight-Torres, performing a selection of spirituals. Other Stonehill church members will also be sharing their musical talents.
Additionally, attendees will be treated to dinner with their concert. A spaghetti supper will be provided by the church at no charge, although donations are accepted and appreciated.
“The purpose is to share uplifting music with the audience,” Knight-Torres said. “It’s also an opportunity to bring various SDA congregations together.”
All are welcome and encouraged to attend the concert and spaghetti supper. There is no charge for admission. To learn more about the concert at Stonehill, visit, send any questions to, or call 512-537-1844.
If you can help provide any of the following for the Stonehill Choir fundraiser: salad, juice and/or dessert, please contact Kijana Torres.
Thank you for making D2U(Direct to You) a success. The next Adventist Book Center delivery to your church is May 30. To place an order call the ABC at 800-333-1844.
If you wish to see our food list and monthly sales you can go to
Church: Austin Stonehill
Address: 4301 Kelly Lane, Pflugerville, TX 78660
Day: Monday
Date: 5/30/2016
Time: 11:45 AM-12:15 PM
Deadline to place order: May 26
The next Youth Night is Saturday, May 28, at 7:30 p.m. 

The Level 1 Women’s Ministries Leadership Certification Training for San Antonio is coming up Jun 4 (3:00 - 6:00 pm) and Jun 5 (9:00 am - 5:00 pm) at the San Antonio Scenic Hills SDA Church, 11223 Bandera Road, San Antonio TX. If you wish to register for this training, you may do so one of the following ways: online: and select San Antonio Level 1, by phone: 817.790.2255 x2210. Please register by Jun 2, 1:00 p.m. The fee is $45.00 per person which includes all material plus Sunday lunch. If you are a current, elected Texas Conference local church Women’s Ministries Director there is no charge; however, you must call the above phone # to register.  You cannot register online. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us. 


Ministry Opportunities
Earliteens: need another teacher to help in the classroom. Please contact Beth Sinha at if you are able to help.
Deacons: need a few more men to help with church responsibilities. membership is required, if you are able to help, contact either Pastor Kitney at or Carlton Hackett at
If you would like to donate to the Peru mission trip. 28 July-8 August, please write in "Peru Mission Trip" on the tithe envelope. We appreciate all donations that enable our youth to help serve the children of Peru.


Things you need to know…
Tea Ministry is taking a break for the month of June. Breakfast will not be provided. We are still looking for team members to join us. Please contact Amy at

Job Opportunities
Stonehill Christian Academy is now accepting applications for a part time assistant for our Summer Camp program running June 1 through July 31. The schedule would be 1:00-6:00 pm. Contact Chinyere Ukegbu at 512.763.2776 for more details. Submit resume to High School education required.
* School Treasurer - Requires accounting experience and a desire to help our school succeed. Please contact Brent Holm at 512-966-3501 for details.
* After School Care Aide - Now accepting applications. Please see the school website or contact Chinyere Ukegbu at 512.763.2776 for more details.
* Pre-K teacher - The person selected for this position will be responsible for supervising and teaching 3- and 4-year olds in a pre-Kindergarten classroom. First and foremost, the eligible individual must have a spiritual commitment and demonstrated ability to nurture children in a growing relationship with Jesus. If you or someone you know fits this description and would love to help us educate our children for eternity, please apply by sending your resume to either Brent Holm ( or Chinyere Ukegbu ( For a full job description, see the listing at

Children’s Ministries: Children's activity bags are available to our visitors and members during the service and can be found near the greeters table by the main entrance. Please remember to return them at the end of the service. If you are interested in helping with or leading out in this ministry, please contact Amber Lovett at


Prayer List 
Please remember these requests in your daily prayers:
Special Emphasis: Our school teachers, students and families
Family and friends of June Schoonover who passed away
Brian Madry (Ellen Jensen’s coworker) – brain cancer
Cici's father - traveling to Nigeria
Emilie Pacheco - health issues
Wes Rippey (Joline Whichelow’s friend) - recovering from heart attack
Limari’s aunt - health issues
Tina Okrah - facial palsy
Isolde Whichelow (Eric’s mother) - health issues.
Yolanda Jacoby (Roberto’s sister’s mother-in-law) - stage 4 cancer
Adrianna Baca’s grandmother - very sick
Diane Yates (Sarah Wolverton’s friend) - breast cancer
Demi Garduque (Chinyere Ukegbu’s friend) - end stage renal disease
Laurie (Hutchison’s daughter) - breast cancer
Bill Price (Corky’s husband) - recovering from accident
Matthew Walker - cancer is in remission
David Stone (Sue Peugh's friend) - Leukemia
James (Hutchison’s friend) - Lymphoma
Karin (Brent and Meri's friend) - Breast cancer
Grace Byrd (daughter of Amber Lovett’s friend) - Leukemia
Lukas (Sue Peugh’s great nephew) - health issues
Elias Taylor (Alicia’s 3-year-old son) - high blood pressure
Jim Underwood (friend of the Julers) - brain cancer
Kaitlyn Jankovsky (daughter of the Ballarta’s friend) - Leukemia
Teatsy Farris - lung cancer
Thomas Taylor - nursing home

 If you have a prayer request or praise, send it to

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, Meri Holm at


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Have a Blessed Day!

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

Calendar of Events
13   Stonehill Choir Practice

14   TX Conference - Church
       Planting Rally
14   Fellowship Lunch - All
14   Pathfinder Meeting
14   Stonehill Choir Spaghetti
       Fundraiser & Spring
15   Finance Committee
17   Church Board Meeting
21   Pathfinder Investiture
21   Fellowship Lunch -
       Myrna Cogan’s Class
21   Adventurer Meeting
25   Stonehill Christian
       Academy Graduation
26   D2U Adventist Book
       Center Place Order
28   Fellowship Lunch -
       Invite a Guest Home
28   Pathfinder Meeting
28   Youth Night at Stonehill
30   D2U Adventist Book
       Center Delivery -
 4     Stonehill 101 Class
 4     Fellowship Lunch -
        Children’s’ Ministries
 4     Adventurer Meetings
 4-5   Women’s Ministries
        Leadership Training,
        Level 1
 5     Guys’ Table Tennis
 5     Adventurer Club Picnic
11-16  Vacation Bible School
        at Stonehill


*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

P.O. Box 1309
Pflugerville, TX 78691

Church Office Hours:
Monday through Thursday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm


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