Stonehill SDA Church
Newsletter 7/22/2017

Developing Loving Relationships with
hrist and Our Community.

Hello Stonehill Church Family,

We look forward to worshiping with you this Sabbath!



San Antonio Area Men’s Ministries Rally, July 22, 2017, at Scenic Hills Seventh-day Adventist Church. Designed to bring men together into an encounter with their Creator and to equip them with the tools needed to develop or strengthen Ministry Teams within their local churches. All men are invited (ages 16 and older) including men ministries leaders and those interested in men’s ministry. Meetings at 11:00 AM & 5:20 PM. Lunch will be served and there will be afternoon training Seminars: “Engaging Men in our Church” 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. “Building a Dynamic & Sustainable Men’s Ministries in your church” 3:40 PM – 5:10 PM.


Dave Ramsey, author of the course Financial Peace University, will be presenting a seminar once a week at Stonehill SDA starting September 10, 2017. Dave Ramsey teaches God's ways of handling money from a biblical perspective. The course will start September 10 and run through November 14, and is open to everyone in the community. The materials for the course cost around $100 per couple. (No proceeds go to the church, all go to the materials publisher.) Here is a link to the course details:


CTX TLT training is Saturday 7/22 and Sunday 7/23 at Laurel Heights in San Antonio. The program is held at the Laurel Heights Church in San Antonio. Registration is Sabbath at 1:30, with the program running through 5:30 Sabbath evening and beginning again at 8:30AM Sunday Morning. Please contact Everardo for any final details or questions. You can learn more about the AYMT tracks at


Memorial service for Fred Banfield: Fred is the father of Fawn Escalante and Ginger Sloan. He passed away on January 23. His memorial service will take place at our church on Sabbath, August 5, immediately after potluck. Everyone is invited.

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, 27 hours per week. Details to be on the church website Interested persons should send a resume to Ellen Jensen ( or Teresa Serl ( by July 31st. Church phone number is 512.537.1844.


Stonehill Christian Academy is looking for someone to fill the before and after school care position for the 2017-2018 school year. Help is needed from 7-8am and 3-6pm. Details on the SCA website: To apply, email your resume to

Hearing Assist equipment is available: A limited number of personal audio devices are available during church service. Bring your own preferred earphones if you'd like. Please let one of the deacons or AV personnel know if you have need for hearing assist equipment.



Worship Service
Praise in Giving: Local Church Budget

Praise in Music: 

The Message: The Little Things - Luke 16:10-12 - Pastor Eugene Kitney

Elder in charge: Chris Kolliniatis  |  512.517.6035
Deacon in charge: Shawn Iram  |  512.410.9865
Greeters this week: Gilbert & John


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

Stewardship Principles
…confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9 NIV
2.             WORSHIP THE CREATOR
Worship Him who made the heaven, the earth, the sea and the springs of water. Revelation 14:6 NIV
Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse. Malachi 3:8-11NIV
4.             GIVE GENEROUSLY
You shall generously give to Him, and your heart shall not be grieved when you give to Him…Deuteronomy 15:10 NSAB
There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up. Proverbs 21:20 KJV

Fellowship Lunch Host
July 22            Children’s Ministries
July 29            All Church, honoring Ruth Hutchison
August 5         Ellen Jensen SS class
August 12       Deacon/Deaconess

Sabbath, July 22
Baptismal Studies, Earliteen, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch – Children’s Ministries
TLT Training CTX – Laurel Heights Church in San Antonio
San Antonio Area Men’s Ministries Rally, Scenic Hills SDA Church
Week of July 23-28
Sunday, TLT Training CTX – Laurel Heights Church in San Antonio
Sabbath, July 29
Fellowship Lunch – All church in memory of Ruth Hutchison
Dates to Remember
Memorial Service, August 5
Guys’ Table Tennis, August 6
Pathfinder Social Pool Party, August 13
Finance Committee Meeting, August 13
Church Board Meeting, August 15
Jaime Jorge concert, August 19



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

Special Emphasis: Pray for the families in our church
Ruth Hutchison passed away - family
Caleb Spickard (Adam and Fabiola’s son) – surgery
Zalina Williams – kidney tumor surgery
Odoemene family – both parents/grandparents passed away
Hilda Gaton – recovering from pneumonia
Julieth Dick – in hospital
Arcelia Cortez – cancerous tumor in her lung
Demi Garduque (Chinyere Ukegbu’s friend) - end stage renal disease
Diane Yates (Sarah Wolverton’s friend) – breast cancer
Elizabeth Cole (Ciara Parks mother) – health issues
Grace Byrd (daughter of Amber Lovett’s friend) - Leukemia
Guy Daluz – employment needed
Helen Ing (Eileen deJong’s mother) – health issues
James (Hutchison’s friend) - Lymphoma
Jerry Ferguson – recovering from a kidney cyst
Jim Underwood (friend of the Julers) – brain cancer
Jorge Cisneros (husband of Elda Guillet) – obtain Visa to enter USA
Julie Davis (Ann Daluz’ sister) – health issues
Julieth Dick – failing health
Kaitlyn Jankovsky (daughter of the Ballarta’s friend) - Leukemia
Kris Hoch (friend of Chris Huggins) – stage IV pancreatic cancer
Laurie (Hutchison’s daughter) – breast cancer
Lynn Marquis’ father – recovering from colon surgery
Lynn Marquis’ mother – recovering from broken hip and surgery
Miguel Guillet – health issues
Pastor Kitney’s brother – health issues
Patty Titus (Brent’s sister-in-law’s sister) – soft tissue carcinoma
Robert Juler – needs work
Steve Budd (Silvia Covarrubias’ brother-in-law) – bone tumor
Teatsy Farris – lung cancer
Vicki Davie (friend of Joline and Eric Whichelow) – breast 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

Blessed by a King
Alate (ah-LAH-the) Seventh-day Adventist school in western India was founded because of a missionary’s vision and the kindness of a king. However, the school faces the same problem today that it faced in 1960, when it closed for two decades. Its infrastructure is old. The school’s hope is that this quarter’s Thirteenth Sabbath Offering will provide the funds for the much-needed classroom block for the students. The school is located on 17 acres of parched dirt just up the road from a luxury private school. The other school is located on 150 acres of hills and green meadows. Mr. Karnad, principle of Alate SDA School, said the luxury school and other newer schools in the area make it difficult for the Adventist school to be competitive. But he pointed out that the school has something that the other schools don’t have: a uniquely high standard of education. The school, which has 260 students, is known for helping children whose families cannot afford tuition.
The Adventist Church obtained the land where the school stands in 1920, when King Shahu, ruler of the local region, struck up a friendship with an American missionary named S. O. Martin. One day the king asked the Adventist missionary, “What do you want from me?” The missionary replied that he would like a piece of land. The king stretched out his hand and said, “Take what you need.” The king had one requirement: that the missionary build a medical clinic and school on the land. A medical clinic was built on the land and operated there until 1981. The school opened in 1943 but closed in 1960. The school’s closing took a toll on Adventist work in the area. “But,” The principal said, “God helped us to reopen the school in 1981,” and it has continued since then.
Today, five buildings dot the school’s campus. The students live in dormitories and work 2 hours a day in addition to their classes. “We are not afraid of hard work,” the principal says. What the school really needs, he said, is the 14 new classrooms. About 30 percent of the students are Adventist. Please remember the Alate school and its students in your prayers and with your Sabbath School mission offerings.

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
22  Baptismal studies, Earliteen, Pastor’s study
22  Fellowship Lunch – children’s ministries
22-23   TLT Training CTX
29  Fellowship Lunch – all church, honoring Ruth Hutchison
5    Stonehill 101 Class
5    Fellowship Lunch – Ellen Jensen SS class
5    Memorial Service
6    Guys’ Table Tennis
12  Baptismal studies, Adults, Pastor’s study
12  Fellowship Lunch – Deacon/Deaconess
13  Pathfinder Social Pool Party
13  Finance Committee
14  Karate with Pastor Kitney
15  Church Board Meeting
16  Karate with Pastor Kitney
19  Baptismal studies, teens, Pastor’s study
19  Jaime Jorge concert
19  Fellowship Lunch – African Group
21  Karate with Pastor Kitney
23  Karate with Pastor Kitney
26  Baptismal studies, Earliteen, Pastor’s study
26  Fellowship lunch – Invite a Guest Home for Lunch
26  Pathfinders – regular meeting
28  Karate with Pastor Kitney
30  Karate with Pastor Kitney
1    Sunset 2 Sunset
1-3 Campout/Hike/Lake Georgetown
2    Stonehill 101 Class, Pastor’s study
3    Guys’ Table Tennis
4    Karate with Pastor Kitney
6    Karate with Pastor Kitney
8    Sunset 2 Sunset
9    Baptismal studies, adults, Pastor’s study
9    Pathfinders regular meeting


*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 Friday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


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