Stonehill SDA Church
Newsletter 4/5/2018

Developing Loving Relationships with
hrist and Our Community.

Hello Stonehill Church Family,

We look forward to worshiping with you this Sabbath!

Treasure Quotes/Thoughts


Stonehill Christian Academy Open House tonight from 6-8pm. Come meet the teachers, visit the classrooms and see the projects the students have completed.


A powerful health documentary coming to theaters today, April 5. Showings in our area are:
Southpark Meadows – 9900 S. IH-35 Service Road SB, Building N
Arbor at Great Hill 8 – 9828 Great Hills Trail
Metropolitan Stadium 14 – 901 Little Texas Lane
For more information, visit



It’s time to “Spring” Into Fitness, Announcing “The Stonehill Transformers” exercise group. Please join me, Martha Thomas, for some cardio and interval exercise, Sunday, April 22, 2018, 9:00 a.m. at Pflugerville Lake on the South side. Any questions text, 512-508-6016. Key word is Prevention!


Early registration for the 2018-2019 school year is now open for Stonehill Christian Academy. Save up to $200 by registering early. 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


Please NO FOOD in the Sabbath school classrooms! Thank you for your help and cooperation in this matter.


Worship Service
Deadbeats. What on earth is a deadbeat? The dictionary defines a deadbeat as someone who persistently fails to pay personal debts or expenses. God forbid that a Christian should ever be guilty of that! A funeral director once confided that hundreds of clients over the years have never paid their bills. He is proud of those who, even though they will probably never be able to pay back entirely, nevertheless show up weekly or monthly with a modest amount of money, thus demonstrating good faith and diligence. It’s not only sad when people take advantage of businesses this way, but it’s downright dishonest. One of the nicest lessons that the tithing plan teaches us is honesty, and that is a trait that seems to be in short supply in our society. Everywhere you go people are taking advantage of other people. Someday there will be final “audit,” and the truth about our honesty or lack of it will be made plain. Choose now to be honest before both God and humans, and He will bless you abundantly.

Praise in Giving: Local Church Budget
Praise in Music:
The Message: My Time? - Colossians 3:17 - Pastor Eugene Kitney

Elder in charge: David Onsongo  |  512.970.2862
Deacon in charge: Greg Peterson  |  512.348.1393
Greeters this week: Eric & Joline


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


Fellowship Lunch Host
April 7   All Church
April 14 Invite a Guest Home for Lunch
April 21 Roberto Torres SS class
April 28 Asian Group

Sabbath, April 7
Stonehill 101 class
Fellowship Lunch, All Church
Week of April 8-13
Sunday, Guys’ Table Tennis
Monday, karate with Pastor Kitney
Wednesday, karate with Pastor Kitney
Friday, Sunset 2 Sunset
Sabbath, April 14
Baptismal Studies, adults, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch, Invite a Guest Home for Lunch
Adventurers and Pathfinders, regular meeting
Youth and Family Fun Night, Skate Party
Dates to Remember
SCA Walk-a-thon, April 15
Finance Committee, April 15
Church Board Meeting, April 17



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.
June Ayers –health issues
Zola Clark (friend of April Phillips) – premature newborn
Eric Whichelow’s extended family – family issues
Daniel and Megan Christian and daughter Anabella – spiritual issues
Yolanda Jacoby (Roberto’s sister’s mother-in-law) – stage 4 cancer
Teatsy Farris – lung cancer
Dorothy Holm (Brent’s mother) – recovering from a broken pelvis
Steve Budd (Silvia Covarrubias’ brother-in-law) – bone tumor
Rhonda Spickard (Adam’s mother) – health problems
Miguel Guillet – cancer and other health issues
Maureen Utz (Meri Holm’s friend) – severe health issue with leg
Lynn Marquis’ father – recovering from colon surgery
Kris Hoch (friend of Chris Huggins) – stage IV pancreatic cancer
Ken Brown (David Jensen’s father-in-law) – recovering from throat surgery
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
Elizabeth Cole (Ciara Parks mother) – recovering from surgery
Eddie Stevens (Rhona’s nephew) – severe health problems
Diane Yates (Sarah Wolverton’s friend) – breast cancer
Deona Fornis (Rhona Ballarta’s sister) – brain tumor
Demi Garduque (Chinyere Ukegbu’s friend) - end-stage renal disease
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

Praying for a Naughty Boy
Little Lomon had difficulty adjusting to being in a classroom when he started attending Ebeye [pronounced: EE-by] Seventh-day Adventist School in the Marshall Islands. He had trouble sitting still and listening to the teacher. Then he began to pinch and punch the other children. Elisa Albertsen, the young missionary teacher from the U.S. state of Alaska, tried giving him time out, seating him away from the other children. She took him to the principal, but his behavior remained the same. Then Elisa noticed that Lomon was coming to school with bruises on his body. What could she do in a culture where adults and children alike dismissed bruises as accidents and child protective services are nonexistent? She decided to stop telling Lomon’s family about his misbehavior and to pray instead.
Elisa prayed not only for Lomon, but also for each student and their family, and for God to fill the classroom atmosphere with His love. At school, Elisa started keeping Lomon after school as punishment when he was disobedient, and she prayed with him every time. Lomon didn’t know how to pray so she taught him. One day after prayer, Lomon asked if he could push the chairs in for the teacher. He wanted to help his teacher for the first time! Within two weeks, Elisa noticed a major change in the classroom. Lomon started to clean up when students made a mess. He tried to stop arguments by standing between the feuding children and asking them to hug. The other children also started acting kinder. They learned to say “sorry”, “please forgive me”, and “I forgive you.” God’s love filled the classroom. Part of this quarter’s Thirteenth Sabbath Offering will help Ebeye Seventh-day Adventist School make urgently needed repairs to its classrooms. 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

6    Sunset 2 Sunset
7    Stonehill 101 class, Pastor’s office
7    Fellowship Lunch – All Church
8    Guys’ Table Tennis
9    Karate with Pastor Kitney
11  Karate with Pastor Kitney
13  Sunset 2 Sunset
14  Baptismal Studies, Adults, Pastor’s office
14  Fellowship Lunch – Invite a Guest Home for Lunch
14  Adventurers and Pathfinders, regular meeting
14  Youth and Family Fun Night, Skate Party
15  SCA Walk-a-thon
15  Finance Committee Meeting
16  Karate with Pastor Kitney
17  Church Board Meeting
18  Karate with Pastor Kitney
20  Sunset 2 Sunset
21  Baptismal studies, teen, Pastor’s office
21  Fellowship Lunch – Roberto Torres SS class
23  Karate with Pastor Kitney
25  Karate with Pastor Kitney
27  Sunset 2 Sunset
28  Baptismal studies, Earliteen, Pastor’s office
28  Fellowship Lunch – Asian Group
28  Adventurers and Pathfinders, regular meeting
30  Karate with Pastor Kitney
2    Karate with Pastor Kitney
4    Sunset 2 Sunset
5    Stonehill 101 Class
5    Fellowship Lunch – Myrna Cogan SS class
6    Guys’ Table Tennis
7    Karate with Pastor Kitney
9    Karate with Pastor Kitney
11  Sunset 2 Sunset

*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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