Stonehill SDA Church
Newsletter 8/5/2017

Developing Loving Relationships with
hrist and Our Community.

Hello Stonehill Church Family,

We look forward to worshiping with you this Sabbath!



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.


Stonehill Christian Academy: The teachers have been working hard on preparing the classrooms and are looking forward to the beginning of another school year. Registration night/Open House will be from 6:30-8:30 on Thursday, August 10. Come meet the teachers and check out the classrooms. Parents, please plan on bringing all supplies to the Open House. If you need a supply list, they are available on the SCA website and at the SCA table in the church lobby. First day of school is Monday, August 14.


A brunch baby shower will be held for Leslie Ulmer on Sunday, August 20 at 11:00 am at the Cross home, 616 Abbey Glen Castle Dr, Pflugerville, TX, 78660.  Leslie is having a baby boy and is registered at  Please bring a breakfast or lunch dish and join us for the celebration of this special event!


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:


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:  Texas Vision

Praise in Music: 

The Message: All Who Call - Joel 2:28-32a - Pastor Eugene Kitney

Elder in charge: Simon Mgbor  |  512.545-3536
Deacon in charge: Greg Peterson  |  512.348.1393
Greeters this week: Brent & Meri


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
August 5         Ellen Jensen SS class
August 12       Deacon/Deaconess
August 19       African Group
August 26       Invite a Guest Home for Lunch

Sabbath, August 5
Stonehill 101
Fellowship Lunch – Ellen Jensen SS class
Memorial Service for Fred Banfield
Week of August 6-11
Sunday, Guys’ Table Tennis
Sabbath, August 12
Baptismal studies, adults, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch – Deacon/Deaconess
Dates to Remember
Pathfinder Social Pool Party, August 13
Finance Committee Meeting, August 13
Church Board Meeting, August 15
Jaime Jorge concert, August 19
Baby shower for Leslie Ulmer, August 20
Campout/Hike/Lake Georgetown, September 1-3



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

Special Emphasis: Pray for the church planting teams

Don Phillips (Meri Holm’s father) – recovering from pneumonia and infection
Layson family – death of brother-in-law Esteb Fiel
Julieth Dick – in the hospital
Ruth Hutchison passed away - family
Zalina Williams – recovering from kidney tumor surgery
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 – full time employment needed
Helen Ing (Eileen deJong’s mother) – health issues
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 and mental issues
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

Prayer Yields a Gushing Well
Sunita (Soo-NEE-tah), a farmer’s wife, would love to attend worship services more often, but she doesn’t want to anger her husband, who is not a Christian. So, she usually spends Sabbath worshipping quietly at home. However, she goes to her church whenever she has a special prayer request. Last year Sunita went to church and prayed for a well. Times were tough on the family farm. There was little rain, and the two wells on the farm nearly dried up. The farm needed water desperately. But Sunita and her husband didn’t have much money. Her husband wanted to perform a Hindu ritual to find water but Sunita objected and said that the only solution was to pray to God. The church joined Sunita in praying for her family farm and Sunita prayed that water would be found quickly.
Sunita and her husband hired a well-digger to drill a new bore hole. The church members selected a random spot to dig, and the pastor prayed, “Lord, bless this soil, and may it yield sufficient water to meet the needs of Your children.” Then the well digger started to work. He hit 150 feet and still no water. Sunita had only had enough money to drill down 150 feet but the church members prayed again and asked for just a few more feet. The well digger reluctantly agreed. Moments later, water gushed out of the ground.
Sunita smiled, “I was so happy!” she said. “By faith we prayed, and God answered our prayers! He blessed us.” To this day, the well is providing an unlimited supply of fresh water. The neighbors are still marveling at the miracle. They say to Sunita, “You are poor. Why are you so blessed?” Sunita says the answer is simple: God honors those who honor Him. When we honor God, He is willing no only to give us literal water but to also provide us with an unlimited supply of the water of life.

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
5    Stonehill 101 Class
5    Fellowship Lunch – Ellen Jensen SS class
5    Memorial Service, Fred Benfield
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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