Stonehill SDA Church
Newsletter 5/10/2018

Developing Loving Relationships with
hrist and Our Community.

Hello Stonehill Church Family,

We look forward to worshiping with you this Sabbath!

Treasure Quotes/Thoughts


Second 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


Baby shower for Joline Wichelow at the church, on June 3, from 4pm to 6pm. Everyone is welcome. Come help us celebrate! She is having a baby girl. Please everyone bring a Mexican dish to share along with your gift. Thank you!


The next D2U delivery is May 28, 2018. Please place your orders by Thursday, May24, 2018. To place your order call the ABC at 800.333.1844. If you wish to see the food list and monthly sales go to




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


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


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: World Budget/Disaster & Famine Relief
Greed. One lady returned home from a difficult hospital stay to find that her greedy children, who thought she would never be able to return, had cleaned out her apartment. Naturally she was devastated. Can you imagine such awful selfishness? Greed is a terrible thing, and the world is full of it. No one likes to be around a greedy, grasping person. The opposite, of course, is generosity. How we love people who are large-hearted and generous! They reflect God’s character of generosity and are a blessing to all. Do you aspire to be a generous person, more concerned about the needs of others than your own needs? Then follow the example of Jesus. See Him lift up the downcast and heal the afflicted. Watch Him feed 5,000 and even raise the dead. Jesus is exhibit A of a totally unselfish person. Oh, how I want to be like Him! Of course, that’s what stewardship is all about. God entrusts us with means for the sustenance of our families and those around us, as well as for His wonderful soul-winning work.

Praise in Music:

The Message: 
Somebody Everybody Anybody & Nobody - Ephesians 4:9-16 - Pastor Eugene Kitney
Elder in charge: Jacqui Reuben  |  512.826.0221
Deacon in charge: Carlton Hackett  |  512.484.7558
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
May 12  Children’s Ministries
May 19  Ellen Jensen SS class
May 26  Deacons/Deaconesses
June 2    African Group

Sabbath, May 12
Baptismal Studies, adults, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch, Children’s Ministries
Pathfinders and Adventurers, regular meeting
Youth and Family Fun Night - Soccer
Week of May 13-18
Monday, karate with Pastor Kitney
Tuesday, Church Board Meeting
Wednesday, karate with Pastor Kitney
Friday, Sunset 2 Sunset
Sabbath, May 19
Baptismal Studies, teens, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch, Ellen Jensen SS class
Dates to Remember
Adventurers Ice Skating Field Trip, May 20
Adventurers Investiture, May 26
Pathfinders Baby Sitting Fundraiser, May 26
Guys’ Table Tennis, June 3
Finance Committee Meeting, June 10
Vacation Bible School, June 11-15
Church Board Meeting, June 19



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.
Family/friends of Judi (Teresa Serl’s neighbor) who passed away
Mike Escalante – recovering from surgery
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
Laurie Chodorow's sister Marla’s family displaced by hurricane Harvey
Family at Stonehill Christian Academy – concern for their safety
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

Making Connections
The death of 2 students at Mamawi Atosketa Native School, a Seventh-day Adventists mission school for First Nations children in the Canadian province of Alberta, Canada, had a huge impact on Darlene Thiessen. She wondered what impact she might have had on the boys. Did they see the love of God through the school? Did the school give them enough that maybe they cried out to God in their last moments? The boys’ premature deaths reminds Darlene every day that she wants to bring students to Jesus. She wants them to have a relationship with Jesus that will change their lives. Once Darlene joined an ADRA mission trip to Mozambique. She told her third grade class. One little girl, Tiandra, started misbehaving because she thought Darlene had abandoned the class and wasn’t coming back.
Tiandra ended up in the principal’s office due to her misbehaving. When asked why she had misbehaved, she exclaimed, “Haven’t you heard of separation anxiety?” When Darlene returned from the mission trip, she spent a day at home getting over jet lag. The principal called with someone to talk to Darlene. Tiandra asked when Darlene was coming back. Upon hearing Darlene’s answer of “Tomorrow.” Tiandra replied “OK” and everything was OK, no more misbehaving. Last year the third-grade students fell silent when Darlene told them about Jesus dying on the cross. One little boy, with awe on his face, asked “He did that for me?” As a teacher, Darlene and fellow teachers have many little moments where they can show children the love of Jesus. Darlene wants to bring students to Jesus. She doesn’t want to miss an opportunity to have an impact on a child for eternity. 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

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 - Soccer
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
26  Pathfinders Babysitting Fundraiser
28  No Karate with Pastor Kitney
30  Karate with Pastor Kitney
1    Sunset 2 Sunset
2    Stonehill 101 Class, Pastor’s office
2    Fellowship Lunch – African Group
3    Guys’ Table Tennis
4    Karate with Pastor Kitney
6    Karate with Pastor Kitney
8    Sunset 2 Sunset
9    Baptismal Studies, adults, Pastor’s office
9    Fellowship Lunch – Spanish SS class
9    Youth and Family Fun Night

*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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