Stonehill SDA Church
Newsletter 6/21/2018

Developing Loving Relationships with
hrist and Our Community.

Hello Stonehill Church Family,

We look forward to worshiping with you this Sabbath!

Treasure Quotes/Thoughts
An orchestra master was asked which instrument was the hardest to master. His reply? Second fiddle. So true isn’t it? Second fiddle – an assistant, second-in-command or understudy. So many want the spotlight, to be first, to be recognized for what they did, and do not want to be second to anyone. But we are called to be like Christ Jesus. We find in Matthew 11:29 a description of how Christ is. He says “Take My yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly (humble) in heart:” He was a servant to others. He did not think it beneath Himself to wash the disciples feet – a job that only a servant would stoop to do. And if we are to follow His example, if we are to be like Him, we must be the same! We must put away selfish pride and be willing to be a servant to others as Jesus was, no matter how “low” the job is considered. If we open our hearts to Christ, give our wills to Him and let Him lead, learn to be “second fiddle” or an understudy to Christ, then we can learn to be a servant also. Psalm 119:135 from The Message puts it this way “Smile on me, your servant; teach me the right way to live.” Second fiddle is sometimes a hard place to fill. We all have within us that desire to be noticed, to be appreciated, to be praised. Self often rules in our lives. However, if the heart of Christ is within us and the Spirit is at work in our lives we will work at humbling ourselves before God and man.


Recommended Nominating Committee Members (2nd Reading): Bobbie Golding, Carlton Hackett, Dorian Colbert, Lauren Dowe, Laurie Chodorow, Lindy Posadas, Rafael Mauries, Shawn Iram, Beth Sinha, Chris Koliniatis, April Phillips, Simeon Rotich, Patsy McMordie, Cliff Parks, Shen Huggins, *Jacqui Reuben, *Chijioke Nwachuku, *Jionne Harnsberry 


Pathfinder Babysitting Fundraiser. The Pathfinders will be offering babysitting again this Sabbath night, June 23, 6:30 to 9:30 pm. This is an ongoing fundraising event offered every 4th Sabbath evening of the month to raise money to go to Oshkosh. The cost is $20 per child. Pathfinders will provide a snack and games for the children.


STONEHILL TRANSFORMERS EXERCISE CLASS: Please come join us next class, June 24, 8:15—10:15 am, at Pflugerville Lake near the flags. Your continued support is appreciated. Key Word is PREVENTION.



Night soccer - Family & Youth Night: Join us 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 7, for night soccer. It will take place at the Round Rock Multipurpose Complex, E. Old Settlers Blvd @ Kenney Fort Blvd. We’ll be in Field 9 – park in south parking lot. Invite a friend!


Baby shower for Maddie and Stefen on July 8. Maddie is registered at Wal-Mart, Target and Amazon. The registry is under Maddie Russell.


Club Ministries Empower Training at Bryan, Texas, July 21-22, 2018. Brazos County Expo Complex, 5827 Leonard Road, Bryan, TX 77807. If you are involved with Pathfinders or Adventurers, this is for you. Register today! Call (817) 790-2255 Ext. 2201, or email or visit our website at


Please help us save our septic pump. Please, please, please do not flush baby or Clorox wipes (not even wipes labeled as flushable!), feminine products, etc. Please dispose of these items in the trash can. Toilet paper and body waste are the only items that should be flushed. Thank you for your help in this matter.


Worship Service

Praise in Giving: Texas Vision
What is the “storehouse”? There is a tendency on the part of some to presume to decide for themselves what should be considered God’s storehouse for the returning of tithes. But what does the Bible say? “Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house” (Mal. 3:10, NKJV, emphasis ours). In the days of Jesus, there was a particular part of the Temple that was dedicated as the storehouse, or treasury, and so it is in our churches today. This means, then, that our tithes should be rendered to the local church treasury, which in turn sends it on to the higher organizations. This is the system which for many years the Adventist church has followed, and which has been the envy of many other Christians who struggle to pay their pastors. There are many other fine causes out there, most of them well deserving of our support. But it is not the best plan to divert our tithes away from God’s official storehouse. Even if we have some concerns about the way our church conducts business, we should not hold back God’s tithe. At a time when corruption was ripe in the church of Jesus’ day, Jesus did not counsel the widow to hold back her mite or send it to another place. On the contrary, He praised her for her faithfulness even in the face of her poverty. Today we have another opportunity to prove the Lord’s promise that He will “…pour out for you such a blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it” (Mal. 3:10, NJKV).​

Praise in Music:

The Message: 

Elder in charge: Jacqui Reuben  |  512.826.0221
Deacon in charge: Joilson Silva  |  512.659.2143
Greeters this week: Carlton & John


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


Fellowship Lunch Host
June 23  Invite a Guest Home for Lunch
June 30  Roberto Torres SS class
July 7     Asian Group
July 14   Myrna Cogan SS class

Sabbath, June 23
Baptismal Studies, Earliteen, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch, Invite a Guest Home for Lunch
Pathfinder Babysitting Fundraiser
Week of June 24-29
Sunday, Transformers Exercise Class
Sabbath, June 30
Fellowship Lunch, Roberto Torres SS class
Dates to Remember
Guys’ Table Tennis, July 1
Family & Youth Fun Night, Soccer, July 7
Transformers Exercise Class, July 8
Baby shower for Maddie and Stefen, July 8
Finance Committee Meeting, July 15
Church Board Meeting, July 17
Pathfinder Babysitting Fundraiser, July 28



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

Emphasis: Upcoming nominating team and that members will be receptive to the calling of ministry needs.
Linda (Ruben Garcia’s sister) – recovering from a brutal attack
George (Desiree Webb’s father) – health issue
Geoff Wool (Fawn Escalante’s friend) – serious bike accident
Salvador Posada (Rex’s father) – health issues
Tommy (Teresa Serl’s 9-month old great nephew) – health issues
Gavin Pardeiro (grandson of LauraBeth and Roland Schneider) – auto accident injuries
Tony deJong – recovering from surgery
Amanda Vasquez – health issue
Nora Cadena (Fawn Escalante’s friend) – in hospice with ovarian cancer
Dorian Colbert – health issues
Eric Whichelow’s extended family – family issues
Yolanda Jacoby (Roberto’s sister’s mother-in-law) – stage 4 cancer
Steve Budd (Silvia Covarrubias’ brother-in-law) – bone tumor
Miguel Guillet – cancer and other health issues
Laurie Chodorow's sister Marla’s family displaced by hurricane Harvey
Kris Hoch (friend of Chris Huggins) – stage IV pancreatic cancer
Ken Brown (David Jensen’s father-in-law) – recovering from throat surgery
June Ayers –health issues
Julieth Dick – health issues
Julie Davis (Ann Daluz’ sister) – mental and health issues
Jim Underwood (friend of the Julers) – brain cancer
Helen Ing (Eileen deJong’s mother) – health issues
Gracie Kitchens (friend of Eldon Jensen) – in rehab
Gladys Smith – on hospice for liver failure
Diane Yates (Sarah Wolverton’s friend) – breast cancer
Daniel and Megan Christian and daughter Anabella – spiritual issues
Daisy Dongieux (friend of Laura Beth Schneider) – ovarian cancer
Bill and Sandy Cutshall (friends of the Ballartas) – breast cancer and other health issues

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


Mission Ministry

Demons Talk to Me
Near the start of the school year, Pierre, the boys’ dean at Holbrook Seventh-day Adventist Indian School, received a call at bedtime that one of the boys, David, wanted to go for a late-night walk. They walked silently for a while until they reached a gully and sat down. After some small talk, David abruptly said “Demons talk to me.” He did not know why but he knew that it had gotten worse since he came to school. Pierre prayed and asked God to be a part of the conversation. After prayer he said he thought he knew why this was getting worse. David had been a part of a street gang back in Phoenix and had only known demons and evil before coming to Holbrook. At Holbrook he was coming in contact with Jesus and goodness, and the devil didn’t like this.
David also said he didn’t understand church. “It’s so forced. You have to listen to the speaker and do all these things.” Pierre asked David how it had been being in a gang. “It was awesome!” David said. “We were like a family. We never saw the leader, but he would give us orders in envelopes pushed under the door, and we would go out and do them. We were a family.” “I see,” Pierre said. “You didn’t see your leader, but you received orders and went out and did them. Your reward was that you had this family.” Pierre smiled and continued “David, this is church. Church is a family. But instead of going out and spreading cruelty and bad things, we do good things.” David seemed to grasp what the dean was saying.
David started to sob. “God isn’t going to want me. I’ve killed before. So, I don’t think God is going to want me.” Pierre told David that the Bible was filled with murderers who had been forgiven by God. Pierre prayed with David before heading back to the dorm. Pierre does not know if David has accepted Jesus into his life. Last he heard, David had returned to Phoenix and rejoined the street gang. Continue to pray for Holbrook. They have a small window of time in which to reach these teens for Christ.

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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

23  Baptismal studies, Earliteen, Pastor’s office
23  Invite a Guest Home for Lunch
23  Pathfinder Babysitting Fundraiser
24  Transformers Exercise Class
30  Fellowship Lunch – Roberto Torres SS class
1    Guys’ Table Tennis
7    Stonehill 101 Class
7    Fellowship Lunch – Asian Group
7    Family & Youth Fun Night, Soccer
8    Transformers Exercise Class
8    Baby Shower for Maddie Russell
14  Baptismal studies, adults, Pastor’s office
14  Fellowship Lunch – Myrna Cogan SS class
15  Transformers Exercise Class
15  Finance Committee Meeting
17  Church Board Meeting
21  Baptismal Studies, Teens, Pastor’s office
21  Fellowship Lunch – Ellen Jensen SS class
22  Transformers Exercise Class
28  Baptismal studies, Earliteen, Pastor’s office
28  Baby dedication
28  Fellowship Lunch – Deacons/Deaconesses
28  Pathfinder Babysitting Fundraiser
29  Transformers Exercise Class
4    Stonehill 101, Pastor’s office
4    Fellowship Lunch – African Group
5    Guys’ Table Tennis
11  Baptismal studies, adults, Pastor’s office
11  Fellowship Lunch – Spanish SS class
12  Transformers Exercise Class
13  Karate with Pastor Kitney
15  Karate with Pastor Kitney
18  Baptismal studies, Teens, Pastor’s office
18  Central Area Men’s Ministry Retreat
18  Fellowship Lunch – All Church
19  Transformers Exercise Class
19  Finance Committee Meeting
20  Karate with Pastor Kitney
21  Church Board Meeting
22  Karate with Pastor Kitney
25  Baptismal studies, Earliteen, Pastor’s office
25  Fellowship Lunch – Invite a Guest Home for Lunch
25  Pathfinder Babysitting Fundraiser

*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.

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Stonehill Seventh-day Adventist Church

4301 Kelly Lane
Pflugerville, TX 78660

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8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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