Hello Stonehill Church Family,
We look forward to worshiping with you this Sabbath!
Jahzeel Gallardo to San Antonio Scenic Hills SDA Church, TX
Now registering for Adventurers
Adventurer Club is back! Our first meeting and registration day is Aug. 26 @ 2:30 - 4:00 pm. We will have a worship segment in the sanctuary and then some fun games! Ages 4 through 4th grade are welcome to join. Contact Laurie Chodorow 512-300-9723 or LChodorow@yahoo.com.
A Noah's Ark baby shower will be held for Tracie Chun on Sunday August 27th at 12:00 pm at the Mauries home, 18308 Bassano Avenue Pflugerville, TX 78660. Tracie and Sam are registered at Amazon.com and are having a Baby Boy.
Adventurer Club needs a two more counselors to assist with activities this year. Interested teens, adults, and Master Guides will need to complete the online volunteer verification and background check, and be able to work with elementary-aged kids during Adventurer meetings. Volunteering with Adventurers would be a great addition to your resume! Contact Laurie Chodorow 512-300-9723 or LChodorow@yahoo.com.
The next D2U delivery from the Adventist Book Center will be Monday, September 4, 2017, at 10:45-11:15am. Deadline to place your order is August 31, 2017. The next delivery date will be December 11, 2017. 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 www.abckeene.com
Dave Ramsey, author of the course Financial Peace University, will be presenting a seminar once a week at Stonehill SDA starting September 910, 2017. Dave Ramsey teaches God's ways of handling money from a biblical perspective. The course will start September 19 and run through November 14, and is open to everyone in the community. The materials for the course cost around $100 per couple. (No proceeds go to the church, all go to the materials publisher.) Here is a link to the course details: https://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/
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.
Praise in Giving: Local Church Budget
Praise in Music:
The Message: Here I am! Send Me - Isaiah 6:6-8 - Pastor Eugene Kitney
Elder in charge: Brent Holm
email@example.com | 512.966.3501
Deacon in charge: Juan Gutierrez
Juanignacio24@yahoo.com | 512.284.0524
Greeters this week: John & Gil
Did you know?………
it takes $25 per attending person each week to meet the Stonehill Church budget.
1. ACCEPT CHRIST AS SAVIOR
…confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9 NIV
2. WORSHIP THE CREATOR
Worship Him who made the heaven, the earth, the sea and the springs of water. Revelation 14:6 NIV
3. RETURN AN HONEST TITHE
Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse. Malachi 3:8-11NIV
4. GIVE GENEROUSLY
You shall generously give to Him, and your heart shall not be grieved when you give to Him…Deuteronomy 15:10 NSAB
5. LIVE WITHIN YOUR INCOME
There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up. Proverbs 21:20 KJV
Fellowship Lunch Host
Prayer Warriors, please remember these requests in your daily prayers:
Aug 26 Invite a Guest Home for Lunch
Sept 2 Spanish Class
Sept 9 All Church
Sept 16 Invite a Guest Home for Lunch
Sabbath, August 26
Baptismal studies, Earliteen, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch – Invite a Guest Home for Lunch
Pathfinders – regular meeting
Adventurers – registration
Week of August 27 – September 1
Sunday, Baby Shower for Tracie Chun
Monday, Karate with Pastor Kitney
Wednesday, Karate with Pastor Kitney
Sabbath, September 2
Stonehill 101, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch – Spanish SS class
Adventurers & Pathfinders, vespers at Tejas Camp, Lake Georgetown
Dates to Remember
Campout/Hike/Lake Georgetown, September 1-3
Youth & Family Fun Night, September 9
Guys’ Table Tennis, September 10
Let’s Move Day, September 17
Finance Committee Meeting, September 17
Church Board Meeting, September 19
Financial Peace University seminar, starting September 19
Special Emphasis: Pray for teachers as the new school year begins
Daniel Christian (Bob’s son) – spiritual issues
Michael Christian (Bob’s son) - Lymphoma
Rhonda Spicakard (Adam’s mother) – health problems
Sheri and Ron Hill (Meri Holm’s sister and brother-in-law) – Ron’s father passed away
Maureen Utz – severe health issue with leg
Zalina Williams – recovering from kidney tumor surgery
Julieth Dick – health issues
Arcelia Cortez – cancerous tumor in her lung
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
Grace Byrd (daughter of Amber Lovett’s friend) - Leukemia
Guy Daluz – full-time employment needed
Helen Ing (Eileen deJong’s mother) – health issues
Jerry Ferguson – recovering from a kidney cyst
Jim Underwood (friend of the Julers) – brain cancer
Jorge Cisneros (husband of Elda Guillet) – obtain Visa to enter the USA
Julie Davis (Ann Daluz’ sister) – mental and 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
Miguel Guillet – health issues
Pastor Kitney’s brother – 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 PrayForMe@stonehillchurch.org.
How a Village Accepted Adventists
Last week we learned about a small village in northeastern India that tried to force six Seventh-day Adventists families to leave. The villagers made death threats and vandalized the small Adventist church building. They got the police to arrest the Adventists briefly. After the believers’ release from prison, the local authorities demanded that the villagers leave the Adventists alone. But that wasn’t the end of the story.
Tensions continued for months after the arrest of the three Adventist men. It peaked when a well-respected villager joined the Adventist Church. The other villagers worried that this man’s decision to be baptized would have a big influence on the rest of the village. They didn’t want the Adventist Church to grow, so they falsely accused the new Adventist of practicing black magic. Several young people climbed onto the roof of the new Adventist’s house. They shouted insults about Adventist and their faith. Then they tore down the building and a nearby barn. Then they went out to the man’s field and harvested the man’s crops and took his produce home.
Then something odd happened. Some of the young people who had participated in the harassment began to die. Several Succumbed to illnesses. One man’s nose started to bleed while traveling, and he died on the way back to his home. Amunang [ah-muh-NANG], a local church deacon who witnessed the event, said, “Those who destroyed the house and mocked the church and its members all died within a short period of time and without explanation.”
A second unusual incident also occurred that year. The military requested the villagers help in moving supplies on Sabbath. The Adventist immediately appealed to the local authorities, explaining that Saturday was the Biblical seventh-day Sabbath, and they would not work. The military, however, showed no sympathy. Then without explanation, the military leadership announced that the workday had been changed to Sunday. The villagers were surprised and began to say to one another, “Maybe God answered the prayers of the Adventists.” Then tragedy struck during the Sunday work. A bridge collapsed under the workers. Several were injured, but the Adventists were spared. The villagers started to think that God favors Adventists. The news spread across the region and the harassment of the Adventist believer stopped. Local church leaders are quick to say that they do not believe God causes death or suffering. But they say that God does protect and reward those who are faithful to Him. Today, 30 percent of the village’s 1,500 residents belong to the Adventist Church.
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