Stonehill SDA Church
Newsletter 11/4/2017

Developing Loving Relationships with
hrist and Our Community.

Hello Stonehill Church Family,

We look forward to worshiping with you this Sabbath!


“The Lord will take delight in you, and in His love He will give you a new life. He will Sing and be joyful over you.” Zephaniah 3:17, TEV 
“I think God has a song for each one of us. I don’t think He has just one song that covers us all, but rather we each have our own unique love song from God. In my imagination, I can picture God in heaven singing His song over me. As the angels hear it, I imagine them saying to each other, “God is singing again! Listen, He’s singing Ginny’s song!” Or your song. Maybe right now, at this momemt, He’s singing your song. Can you hear it deep in your heart?” God’s Love Song by Ginny Allen


2nd Reading for:
Iness Munthali as a Deaconess
Incoming Membership Transfer
Denia Tinker, from Austin South SDA Church, TX 
Outgoing Membership Transfer
Derek Taylor to Collegedale SDA Church, TN
Diane Taylor to Collegedale SDA Church, TN


Youth & Family Fun Night: Join us, November 11, for our sunset program, volleyball, board games and a CAKE WALK. To join the cake walk, you will need to buy a ticket at the event. The game works this way: We will play music and when the music stops, you will stop on a number. We will then draw a random number. If it's the number you're standing on, you win! You get to choose your dessert. Yum and celebration! This is a fundraiser for the school. If you can donate a dessert, contact The volleyball nets will be set up. Feel free to bring your favorite board game. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.


The Ugandan Kids Choir will be here on Sunday, November 12, starting at 6pm for an hour performance. We need four host homes where the children and chaperones will stay for two nights, November 12 and 13. Also the church, along with the host families, will need to provide breakfast, lunch and dinner for the children and chaperones. If you can host members of the choir, please contact or 512-537-1844.


Southwestern Adventist University is hosting an Alumni & Friends Reunion and dinner is on us! Please join us for an opportunity to reconnect with friends, classmates, and Southwestern Adventist University’s president, Dr. Ken Shaw, on Thursday, November 16, at 6:00 p.m. at Lupe Tortilla, 10515 N. Mopac Expressway, Bldg. R, Austin, TX 78759. Don’t miss this great opportunity and RSVP today! Contact Director of Alumni Relations Vonda Seals at 817-202-6232, or email Hope to see you there!


Those interested in receiving the church discounted price on the yearly devotions can bring their order and payment to Teresa in the church office. All orders and payment must be received by November 25 to be included in the order. Please be sure to include the sales tax and postage with your order payment. Contact or 512.537.1844 with any questions.


Sweet Eats Fruit Farm visit: Saturday, November 18 - Spend late Sabbath afternoon at the farm, pet the animals, and enjoy a vespers program. It will be $7/person, which can be paid after Sabbath. Times and more details coming. Questions? Email



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: Texas Vision
Praise in Music:
The Message: King of kings and Lord of lords - Revelation 19:11-16 - Pastor Eugene Kitney

Elder in charge: Simon Mgbor  |  512.545-3536
Deacon in charge: Chris Huggins  |  512.771.1386
Greeters this week:



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

Fellowship Lunch Host
Nov 4     African Group
Nov 11   Spanish SS class
Nov 18   All Church, Thanksgiving Brunch
Nov 25   Invite a Guest Home for Lunch

Sabbath, November 4
Stonehill 101, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch, African Group
Pathfinders and Adventurers, regular meeting
Choir Practice
Week of November 5-10
Sunday, Daylight Saving Time ends
Sunday, Guys’ Table Tennis
Monday, Karate with Pastor Kitney
Tuesday, Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University class, 7pm
Wednesday, Karate with Pastor Kitney
Friday, Sunset 2 Sunset
Sabbath, November 11
Baptismal studies, adults, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch, Spanish SS class
Choir Practice
Youth and Family Fun Night, Volleyball and Cake Walk
Dates to Remember
Ugandan Kids Choir, November 12
Thanksgiving Brunch, November 18
Youth and Family Fun Night, Sweet Eats Fruit Farm, November 18



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

Special Emphasis: Please pray for our school teachers and staff.
Cortez family after the passing of Arcelia
Eddie Stevens (Rhona’s nephew) – severe health problems
Flavia Elmore – in hospice for cancer
Rhonda Spickard (Adam’s mother) – health problems
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
Elizabeth Cole (Ciara Parks mother) – health issues
Guy Daluz – full-time employment needed
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
Kris Hoch (friend of Chris Huggins) – stage IV pancreatic cancer
Lynn Marquis’ father – recovering from colon surgery
Lynn Marquis’ mother – recovering from broken hip and surgery
Maureen Utz (Meri Holm’s friend) – severe health issue with leg
Michael Christian (Bob’s son) - Lymphoma
Miguel Guillet – health issues
Patty Titus (Brent’s sister-in-law’s sister) – soft tissue carcinoma
Robert Juler – needs work
Steve Budd (Silvia Covarrubias’ brother-in-law) – bone tumor
Teatsy Farris – lung cancer
Vicki Davie (friend of Joline and Eric Whichelow) – breast 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

Three Miracles in the Hospital
I was baptized at the age of 19 because I wanted to fit in, but I left the Seventh-day Adventist Church six months later. I stayed away for 33 years. But three miracles – all involving family members in the hospital – brought me back to Jesus. The first miracle happened when one of my four sisters, Olga, fell ill. Olga underwent three different surgeries but when the doctor said she would need a fourth surgery, she called me asking me to pray. “I’m scared,” she said. She explained the x-ray showed an unexplained growth inside her that looked like cancer. I prayed and promised God I would give up alcohol, cigarettes and pork if He would help my sister. During the two weeks before the surgery, I quit drinking, smoking and eating unclean meat. On the day of the surgery, my sister texted me to let me know they had not done anything to her. She was going home. Fearing the worst, that she must have inoperable cancer, I called her asking what happened. The doctors had taken a new x-ray before surgery and could not find anything wrong. She was well! I thanked God all week. On Saturday morning, I went to work as usual. A conflict broke out within me. I was breaking God’s law. Finally I left work and drove to the nearest Seventh-day Adventist church – arriving in time for Sabbath school. My mind immediately felt at peace. I realized I had come home. That day I gave my heart to Jesus.
Four years later, my elderly mother suffered a massive stroke. This strong woman, an Adventist who had raised four girls, could do nothing but stare at her family. We prayed for my mother for two weeks. She slowly improved but remained paralyzed. We finally brought her home. One day a week later, she abruptly stood up and began to walk. The family thanked God. A year later, my 79-year-old father was badly injured in a traffic accident. Hit by a bus, he was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. He was an avowed atheist who divorced my mother when I was 13 and had since remarried. He stopped talking to me when I told him I was going back to church, and he threw away all the DVDs of sermons and Christian films that I mailed him. Two weeks before his accident, he tore up a Bible that I had sent him.
Now he was hospitalized in a coma. When my sister and mother were in the hospital, we prayed that God would heal them. But in my father’s case, we all pleaded with God to awaken him long enough to repent. We prayed that he would accept Jesus. On the third day, my father woke up with a sound mind and asked what had happened, why he was in the hospital. Three hours later, he passed away. Only God knows what went through my father’s mind during those last moments. After this third answer to prayer, my heart has been really drawn to God. People should pray. Pray for your family, for your children, for your parents, and for your neighbors. God hears – and He answers – the faithful prayers of His righteous children.

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

3    Sunset 2 Sunset
4    Stonehill 101 Class, Pastor’s office
4    Fellowship Lunch – African group
4    Pathfinder and Adventurers, regular meeting
4    Choir practice
5    Daylight Saving Time ends
5    Guys’ Table Tennis
6    Karate with Pastor Kitney
7    Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University class
8    Karate with Pastor Kitney
10  Sunset 2 Sunset
11  Baptismal Studies, adults, Pastor’s office
11  Fellowship lunch – Spanish SS class
11  Choir practice
11  Youth and Family Fun Night, Volleyball and Cake Walk
12  Ugandan Kids Choir
13  Karate with Pastor Kitney
14  Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University class
15  Karate with Pastor Kitney
17  Sunset 2 Sunset
18  Thanksgiving Brunch – All Church
18  Pathfinders and Adventurers, regular meeting
18  Choir practice
18  Youth and Family Fun Night – Sweet Eats Fruit Farm
19  Finance Committee Meeting
20  Karate with Pastor Kitney
21  Church Board Meeting
22  No Karate, Thanksgiving Break
24  No Sunset 2 Sunset
25  Baptismal studies, Earliteen, Pastor’s office
25  Invite a Guest Home for Lunch
25  Choir practice
27  Karate with Pastor Kitney
29  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 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 Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm


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