Hello Stonehill Church Family,
We look forward to worshiping with you this Sabbath!
The new septic pump had to be unclogged only 2 days after the new pump was installed. The pump is still being clogged with wipes. We fervently need your help to prevent this from happening again – please, please, please do not flush baby wipes (not even wipes labeled as flushable!), feminine products, Clorox wipes, etc. Please dispose of these items in the trash can. Toilet paper and body waste are the only items that should be flushed. Thank you for your help in this matter.
Stonehill Christian Academy graduation is tonight, 7:00 pm at the church. Come join us in celebrating our graduates!
Johan Gutierrez from Austin Spanish First SDA Church, TX
All who plan to stay for potluck this Sabbath, please bring a dish or two to share.
The next D2U delivery is this Monday, May 28, 2018. Please be sure to be here to pick up your order since Monday is a holiday and no one will be in the church office. Your orders have to be placed by today, Thursday, May 24, 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 www.abckeene.com.
Thank you to each one of you who have saved labels for our Labels for Missions project. We turned in over 500 labels last year. This year, however, we received new guidelines regarding what labels are accepted. Labels from canned foods (Worthington, Loma Linda and Caroline) are accepted but labels from frozen food of any brand are no longer accepted. All UPC codes from canned products must begin with 28989 or 45561. (Even though frozen foods may begin with these numbers, they are not accepted.) Watch the lobby for a “Labels for Missions” box of where to leave your labels.
STONEHILL TRANSFORMERS EXERCISE CLASS: No class this week. Please come join us next class, June 10, 8:15—10:15 am, at Pflugerville Lake near the flags. Your continued support is appreciated. Key Word is PREVENTION.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Teresa Serl (Teresa@StonehillChurch.org) by May 31st. For a full job description or for questions, contact Teresa at 512.537.1844 or email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or pick up a packet at the school office.
Stonehill Christian Academy Prayer Time is on hold through the summer. It is scheduled to resume with the new school year in the fall.
Praise in Giving: Texas Vision
One fourth! Really?! “The contributions required of the Hebrews for religious and charitable purposes amounted to fully one fourth of their income” (Patriarchs and Prophets, p. 527.) Wow. How could anybody live on that? Could you? But let’s consider the rest of the paragraph. “So heavy a tax upon the resources of the people might be expected to reduce them to poverty; but, on the contrary, the faithful observance of these regulations was one of the conditions of their prosperity…” “One of the conditions of our prosperity.” Well, Lord, is that why I am struggling, because my giving is not up to par? That’s a question that each of us needs to answer for ourselves. If we are not living within our means and are experience debt, may God help us to begin to take the necessary steps to be faithful and experience His blessings.
Praise in Music:
The Message: Be Strong and Courageous - 2 Timothy 4:16-18 - Pastor Eugene Kitney
Elder in charge: Brent Holm
email@example.com | 512.966.3501
Deacon in charge: Shawn Iram
firstname.lastname@example.org | 512.410.9865
Greeters this week: Carlton & Adventurers
Did you know?………
it takes $25 per attending person each week to meet the Stonehill Church budget.
Fellowship Lunch Host
Prayer Warriors, please remember these requests in your daily prayers:
May 26 Deacons/Deaconesses
June 2 African Group
June 9 Spanish SS Class
June 16 All Church
Sabbath, May 26
Baptismal Studies, Earliteens, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch, Deacons/Deaconesses
Pathfinders, regular meeting
Texas Conference Children’s Ministries Sabbath School Training
Pathfinder Babysitting Fundraiser
Week of May 27-June 1
Monday, no karate with Pastor Kitney
Friday, Sunset 2 Sunset
Sabbath, June 2
Stonehill 101, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch, African Group
Dates to Remember
Guys’ Table Tennis, June 3
Finance Committee Meeting, June 10
Vacation Bible School, June 11-15
Church Board Meeting, June 19
Emphasis: Upcoming nominating team and that members will be receptive to the calling of ministry needs.
Gavin Pardeiro (grandson of LauraBeth And Roland Schneider) – auto accident injuries
Mike Escalante – recovering from surgery
Dorian Colbert – health issues
Laurie Chodorow's sister Marla’s family displaced by hurricane Harvey
Family at Stonehill Christian Academy – concern for their safety
Eric Whichelow’s extended family – family issues
Daisy Dongieux (friend of Laura Beth Schneider) – ovarian cancer
Mora Cadena (Fawn Escalante’s friend) – ovarian cancer
Gladys Smith – on hospice for liver failure
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
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 PrayForMe@stonehillchurch.org.
Gas Station Encounter
It couldn’t have been a worse time for a technical glitch to disrupt operations at the gas station where John Peña worked. They could not accept credit cards. To make matters worse, the ATM stopped dispensing cash. When a well-dressed man, driving a Cadillac, did not cash, only credit cards, John felt impressed to pay for his gas. The next day the man came back and returned payment. John forgot about the incident. That evening his father-in-law, Jim, invited him to church again. John decided to go. When Jim introduced the church pastor to John, they both felt they had seen each other before. They stared at each other for a moment. Then John exclaimed, “You’re the guy at the gas station!” “Oh!” the pastor said. “You’re the guy who paid for my gasoline!”
“To me it was a blessing,” John said. “I used to say that things were luck, but this was a blessing.” The encounter with the Adventist pastor left a deep impression on John. He started attending Sabbath church services. In 2015, there were evangelistic series held in the area. John helped pass out literature and doing home visitations but he did not go up to request baptism at the end of the meetings. The pastor asked what was keeping John from giving his heart to Jesus. John answered that he looked at others who are conveying the character of Christ and he didn’t know if he was clean enough. “If you keep looking at others and not at Christ, you will never want to be baptized,” the pastor replied. John was baptized with the others. John is now a deacon at the church and wants to reach his community for Christ.
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Have a Blessed Day!
Administrative Assistant, Church Office
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