Stonehill SDA Church
Newsletter 5/3/2018

Developing Loving Relationships with
hrist and Our Community.

Hello Stonehill Church Family,

We look forward to worshiping with you this Sabbath!

Treasure Quotes/Thoughts


First Reading
Incoming Transfers
Daniel Velez from Fort Pierce SDA Church, FL
Estefanie Velez from Fort Pierce SDA Church, FL
Maureen Wheeler from Emmanuel-Brinklow Adventist Church, Ashton, MD
Jason Wheeler from Emmanuel-Brinklow Adventist Church, Ashton, MD
Outgoing Transfers
Esther Alcaide to Mt View Central SDA Church, CA


What Does It Take to Flourish In Life? Dr. Darren Morton, PhD, presenting Sabbath afternoon, May 5th, has both the science and the passion to answer that question! “It’s fun and it’s simple and combines scientifically proven strategies from the field of Neuroscience and Lifestyle Medicine.” And it’s life-changing! Dr. Morton, a young Adventist professor and hang glider visiting us from Australia is not only a world-class speaker, but one of the world’s leading educators in Lifestyle Medicine. He is a highly engaging presenter who’s three books, 50 publications, and numerous presentations have lifted the mood and lives of thousands. Join us for this privileged opportunity to hear Dr. Morton in person: TODAY, May 5th, 2:30 - 3:30 pm, Stonehill Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4301 Kelly Lane, Pflugerville, Texas Ph: 512-517-6035. Dr. Morton’s website:


We need everyone’s help please. The septic pump had to be unclogged again this week. Along with the usual wipes clogging the pump, there was also found several pairs of adult boxers. The expense that has been paid out unnecessarily over the last few years to have the tank pumped and the pump unclogged is a large sum. Additionally, we will have the expense of replacing the pump since it will wear out sooner. Toilet paper is the only item to be flushed down toilets with excrement. All other items must go in the trash.

The Pathfinders would like to say thanks to the parents who supported our babysitting fundraiser. It was a success. We look forward to having many more children come out to have fun with our Pathfinders this month. The next babysitting will be on May 26.


Facility Maintenance Technician: Stonehill is looking for a part-time facility maintenance technician to perform custodial, minor maintenance and grounds keeping tasks on the premises of Stonehill Seventh-day Adventist Church, 20 hours per week.  Interested persons should send a resume to Ellen Jensen ( or Teresa Serl ( by May 31st. For a full job description or for questions, contact Teresa at 512.537.1844 or


STONEHILL TRANSFORMERS EXERCISE CLASS: The class will take place on Sundays EXCEPT the 1st Sunday, or when a holiday falls on Sunday, Monday, or if it rains. Pflugerville Lake near the flags, 9:00-10:15 a.m. Your continued support is appreciated. Key word is PREVENTION. Martha Thomas


We are gearing up for VBS 2018 this summer. Dates: June 11-15. Time: 6:00 p.m.. Please come and sign up your child to attend! If you are interested in volunteering your time or talents please stop by the table outside and sign up or email or Call or Text (513) 692-6072.


Early registration for the 2018-2019 school year is now open for Stonehill Christian Academy. Save up to $200 by registering before the end of May. For a registration packet, contact Miss Ukegbu at 512.763.2776, or pick up a packet at the school office.


Stonehill Christian Academy Prayer Time is every Thursday morning from 8 - 8:30 am. Specific prayer time set aside for students and faculty needs. If you have a student or faculty member in your life no matter where they attend/work they will be lifted up in prayer once a week. Please come to Stonehill SDA church and meet at the Potluck tables or send in your prayer request to


Worship Service

Praise in Giving: Local Church Budget
The Hebrew economy. We generally tend to use the word “economy” in terms of finance. However, the dictionary reveals that it goes back to two Greek words: oikos, meaning house or household, and nomos, meaning rule or law. The oikonomos was the manager of a given household. The church is a household, and we are member of its family. We all have a role to play and are called to diligent and faithful service. During the days of Moses, the government of Israel was characterized by the most thorough organization, wonderful alike for its completeness and simplicity. “The work of the gospel, as it widens, requires greater provision to sustain it than was called for anciently; and this makes the law of tithes and offerings of even more urgent necessity now than under the Hebrew economy.” (Patriarchs and Prophets, p. 529).

Praise in Music:

The Message: 
Who Do You Think You Are? - Dr. Darren Morton
Elder in charge: Simon Mgbor  |  512.545-3536
Deacon in charge: Juan Gutierrez  |  512.284.0524
Greeters this week:


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


Fellowship Lunch Host
May 5    Myrna Cogan SS class
May 12  Children’s Ministries
May 19  Ellen Jensen SS class
May 26  Deacons/Deaconesses

Sabbath, May 5
Stonehill 101, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch, Myrna Cogan SS class
Week of May 6-11
Sunday, Guys’ Table Tennis
Monday, karate with Pastor Kitney
Wednesday, karate with Pastor Kitney
Friday, Sunset 2 Sunset
Sabbath, May 12
Baptismal Studies, adults, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch, Children’s Ministries
Pathfinders and Adventurers, regular meeting
“What Does It Take to Flourish In Life?” by Dr. Darren Morton, PhD
Youth and Family Fun Night
Dates to Remember
Finance Committee Meeting, May 13
Church Board Meeting, May 15
Vacation Bible School, June 11-15



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.
Daisy Dongieux (friend of Laura Beth Schneider) – ovarian cancer
Mora Cadena (Fawn Escalante’s friend) – ovarian cancer 
Dorian Colbert – health issues 
Gladys Smith – on hospice for liver failure
Thelca Phillips (April’s mother) – concussion
The family of Jacqui Reuben’s cousin Nisha, who passed away
Family at Stonehill Christian Academy – concern for their safety
Zola Clark (friend of April Phillips) – premature newborn
June Ayers –health issues 
Bill and Sandy Cutshall (friends of the Ballartas) – breast cancer and other health issues 
Daniel and Megan Christian and daughter Anabella – spiritual issues
Demi Garduque (Chinyere Ukegbu’s friend) - end-stage renal disease
Deona Fornis (Rhona Ballarta’s sister) – brain tumor
Diane Yates (Sarah Wolverton’s friend) – breast cancer
Eddie Stevens (Rhona’s nephew) – severe health problems
Elizabeth Cole (Ciara Parks mother) – recovering from surgery 
Eric Whichelow’s extended family – family issues 
Gracie Kitchens (friend of Eldon Jensen) – in rehab
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
Ken Brown (David Jensen’s father-in-law) – recovering from throat surgery
Kris Hoch (friend of Chris Huggins) – stage IV pancreatic cancer
Lynn Marquis’ father – recovering from colon surgery
Maureen Utz (Meri Holm’s friend) – severe health issue with leg
Miguel Guillet – cancer and other health issues 
Rhonda Spickard (Adam’s mother) – health problems
Steve Budd (Silvia Covarrubias’ brother-in-law) – bone tumor
Teatsy Farris – lung 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

Drawn to Him
When Daniel Guiboshe, the new chaplain, arrived a month late for the school year at Mamawi Atosketan [MAMA-way a-TOSS-key-tan] Native School in Alberta, Canada, he was befriended by 11-year-old Jojo Wolfe. She went out of her way to make him feel welcome. The chaplain and the little girl engaged in small talk about homework and friends on the playground. In the classroom, Daniel taught Jojo and her classmates about Jesus and the plan of redemption. One day, Jojo surprised Daniel with a drawing of a purple bug. “You’re the coolest pastor every!” she wrote beside the hand-drawn picture. Several weeks later, Daniel received word that Jojo had died over the weekend. Daniel wondered why.
The teachers and students grieved the loss, the school closed for a day, and they attended the wake, even helping to provide food for the family. Today Jojo’s picture hangs in Daniel’s office. “She made me feel at home when I got here,” Daniel said. “I want to remember her and what she did for me. She showed me that it’s not about me. It’s about what we can do for others.” When Daniel speaks to the children, he talks about what Jesus did for them and what they can do for others. Part of this quarter’s Thirteenth Sabbath Offering will help the Mamawi Atosketan native School expand its education program so it can teach more children about Jesus. Thank you for your mission offering.

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

4    Sunset 2 Sunset
5    Stonehill 101 Class
5    Fellowship Lunch – Myrna Cogan SS class
5    “What Does It Take to Flourish in Life?” presentation by Dr. Darren Morton
6    Guys’ Table Tennis
7    Karate with Pastor Kitney
9    Karate with Pastor Kitney
11  Sunset 2 Sunset
12  Baptismal studies, adults, Pastor’s office
12  Fellowship Lunch – Children’s Ministries
12  Adventurers and Pathfinders, regular meeting
12  Youth and Family Fun Night
13  Transformers Exercise class
13  Finance Committee Meeting
14  Karate with Pastor Kitney
15  Church board meeting
16  Karate with Pastor Kitney
18  Sunset 2 Sunset
19  Baptismal studies, teens, Pastor’s office
19  Fellowship Lunch – Ellen Jensen SS class
20  Transformers Exercise class
20  Adventurers, Ice Skating Field Trip
21  Karate with Pastor Kitney
23  Karate with Pastor Kitney
25  Sunset 2 Sunset
26  Baptismal studies, earliteen, Pastor’s study
26  Adventurers Investiture
26  Fellowship Lunch – Deacons/Deaconesses
26  Pathfinders, regular meeting
26  TX Conference Children’s Ministries Sabbath School Training
27  Transformers Exercise Class
28  Karate with Pastor Kitney
30  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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