Stonehill SDA Church
Newsletter 9/27/2018

Developing Loving Relationships with
hrist and Our Community.

Hello Stonehill Church Family,

We look forward to worshiping with you this Sabbath!

Treasure Quotes/Thoughts


Master Guides Meeting Sept. 29 during Lunch.  Bring your lunch to the board room.  Fill out your registration and contact info.  We will discuss the requirements of the program as well as upcoming service opportunities.  This will be a good time to ask questions and share ideas.  Please bring a binder, paper, and a pen/pencil.


Stonehill Christian Academy is looking for someone to fill the before and after school care position for the 2018-2019 school year. Help is needed from 7-8am and 3-6pm. To apply, email your resume to The job description is posted at


SCA Prayer Time, Thursday mornings at 8:00 to 8:30 a.m. in the church lobby. Prayer Time is to help support the teachers and students of SCA through prayer, to pray for God’s guidance to parents and uplift family burdens, and to ask for God’s guidance of SCA now and in the future. All parents, guardians, grandparents, and supporters of Stonehill Christian Academy are invited to come and pray for the school. If you are not able to be present but have a prayer request, please email Beth Sinha at


There have been some changes to the fellowship lunch schedule for the coming year. Please notice that the first Sabbath of each month is Invite a Guest Home for Lunch. Let’s plan now to not let anyone go without an invitation to lunch on the first Sabbaths of the month.


Language Translation: A new service is here at Stonehill—simultaneous English/Spanish translation of the sermon. We would like to reach out to everybody who is fluid in English and Spanish to volunteer in helping us to reach as many people as possible. We are hoping the service can be extended to other languages as well and make Stonehill even a bigger family. Those interested in participating can contact Marco Mendoza at any time of the day via email ( and/or by phone at 512.406.9130. Marco is also available Sabbaths, usually at the Spanish Bible Study.


Worship Service

Praise in Giving: Southwestern Adventist University
On a daily basis, the faculty and staff at Southwestern Adventist University hear stories from students about how they came to be at SWAU. When they let God lead in the decision, they saw God open doors they would not have been able to open on their own. These students received scholarships to enable them to attend SWAU and are very involved, contributing in very different but very significant ways to the Southwestern University campus family. Their experiences are unique but not uncommon. While Southwestern students are studying and working hard towards their career goals, they have the irreplaceable opportunity to also daily grow their relationship with Christ and learn how to serve their community. Your offering this week allows God to open doors for these students. You are helping answer their prayers. Learn alongside these students and listen to what God is impressing on your heart.

Praise in Music:

The Message: 
 Psalms for the Dazed & Confused - Psalm 77:1-3 - Pastor Eugene Kitney

Elder in charge: Jacqui Reuben  |  512.826.0221
Deacon in charge: Shawn Iram  |  512.410.9865
Greeters this week: Carlton & John
Spanish translator: Nancy

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

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 envelope.  Please clearly print address and first & last name on envelope. All unmarked and loose offering is used to support our Local Budget.
4. Give online from our website,
5. Save labels (Loma Linda, Worthington). Kellogg Corporation supports NAD mission projects for collected labels..


Fellowship Lunch Host
Sept 29   Ellen Jensen’s SS class
Oct 6      Invite a Guest Home
Oct 13    Deacons/Deaconesses
Oct 20    African Group

Sabbath, September 29
Fellowship Lunch, Ellen Jensen’s SS class
Stonehill Choir Practice
Week of September 30 – October 5
Sunday, Transformers Exercise Class
Monday, Karate with Pastor Kitney
Wednesday, Karate with Pastor Kitney
Friday, Sunset 2 Sunset
Sabbath, October 6
Stonehill 101, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch, Invite a Guest Home for Lunch
Stonehill Choir Practice
Youth & Family Fun Night, Volleyball
Dates to Remember
Guys’ Table Tennis, October 7
TX Conference Town Hall Meeting, October 10
Adventurers Induction, October 13
Finance Committee Meeting, October 14
Church Board Meeting, October 16
SCA Fall Week of Prayer, Oct 15-19
Adventurer Family Camp, Lake Whitney, Oct 19-21
Pathfinder Babysitting Fundraiser, October 27
SCA International Festival, November 3



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

Emphasis: Please pray for the upcoming 4th Quarter Day of Prayer and Fasting taking place on October 6th.
Phil Katz – medical tests
Jackie Nunez - surgery
Ann Daluz – surgery
Brian (Laurie Chodorow’s neighbor) – health issues
Shelly Baggett (friend of the Mauries) – medical issues
Gary Rayner – ongoing health issues
Joanna (Illeana Katz’s sister) – cancer
Julie Davis (Ann Daluz’s sister) – Lupus complications
Gavin Pardeiro (grandson of Laura Beth and Roland Schneider) – auto accident injuries
George (Desiree Webb’s father) – ongoing health issues
Geoff Wool (Fawn Escalante’s friend) – recovering from bicycle accident
Salvador Posada (Rex’s father) – health 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
Helen Ing (Eileen deJong’s mother) – health issues
Diane Yates (Sarah Wolverton’s friend) – breast cancer
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

Sabbath Over Bicycles
Jin Rong Gao, his wife, and several of his family members worked at a bicycle frame factory in Taiwan. Jin Rong and his wife had left their previous jobs because of a Sabbath conflict and now made a combined monthly income of U.S.$500. Jin Rong struggled with the small salary and considered looking for other work but was afraid he would have Sabbath problems. God saw Jin Rong’s needs and work at the factory increased…so much so that soon the factory boss announced that all 16 factory workers would need to start working on Saturdays. Jin Rong said he couldn’t do this. The boss advised if Jin Rong wanted to keep his Sabbath, he would lose his job. Jin Rong and his family went to church that Sabbath. They decided they would keep their faith, and not their jobs.
The boss was furious. Half his workforce was in church instead of filling an urgent order. He angrily told the seven other employees to take the day off. He said they had to work after sundown Saturday and on Sunday as well and for them to share the new work schedule with Jin Rong. The Adventist employees gladly worked after sunset Saturday and on Sunday. When the boss returned to work 3 days later, he asked Jin Rong if he wanted to earn more money. There was so much business the boss wanted to open a second factory with Jin Rong in charge, but it would require working on Saturdays. Jin Rong decided not to take the job. Instead of being upset, the boss announced a permanent change to his workshop’s schedule. He didn’t want to lose a good worker like Jin Rong, so he said the shops would be closed on Sabbaths and operate after sunset and on Sundays. Jin Rong sometimes get worn out working weekends but wouldn’t have it any other way.

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

28  Sunset 2 Sunset
29  Fellowship Lunch – Ellen Jensen SS class
29  Stonehill Choir Practice
30  Transformers Exercise Class
1    Karate with Pastor Kitney
3    Karate with Pastor Kitney
4-7 SCA Freshman Bible Camp
5    Sunset 2 Sunset
6    Stonehill 101, Pastor’s office
6    Fellowship Lunch – Invite a Guest Home for Lunch
6    Stonehill Choir Practice
6    Youth & Family Fun Night, Volleyball
7    Guys’ Table Tennis
8    Karate with Pastor Kitney
10  Karate with Pastor Kitney
10  TX Conference Town Hall Meeting
11  SCA School Board Meeting
12  Sunset 2 Sunset
13  Baptismal studies, Adults, Pastor’s office
13  Fellowship Lunch – Deacons/Deaconesses
13  Stonehill Choir Practice
13  Pathfinder, regular meeting
13  Adventurers Induction
14  Transformers Exercise class
14  Finance Committee Meeting
15-19   SCA Fall Week of Prayer
15  Karate with Pastor Kitney
16  Church Board Meeting
17  Karate with Pastor Kitney
19  Sunset 2 Sunset
19-21   Adventurer Family Camp, Lake Whitney
20  Baptismal studies, Teens, Pastor’s office
20  Fellowship Lunch – African Group
20  Stonehill Choir Practice
21  Transformers Exercise class
22  Karate with Pastor Kitney
24  Karate with Pastor Kitney
26  Sunset 2 Sunset
27  Baptismal studies, Earliteen, Pastor’s office
27  Fellowship Lunch – Spanish SS class
27  Stonehill Choir Practice
27  Adventurers and Pathfinders – regular meeting
27  Pathfinder Babysitting Fundraiser
28  Transformers Exercise class
29  Karate with Pastor Kitney
31  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 Thursday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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