Stonehill SDA Church
Newsletter 9/3/2016

Developing Loving Relationships with
hrist and Our Community.

Hello Stonehill Church Family,

We look forward to worshiping with you this Sabbath!

Food for thought...


The church freezer was out overnight this week. Since most items are no longer safe to keep, they will be removed. Thank you for your understanding.

2nd Reading Incoming Transfer
David Iyore from Rio Rancho SDA Church, New Mexico

2nd Reading Outgoing transfer
Emanuel Villanueva to Austin Central SDA Church, TX
Faridhai Villanueva to Austin Central SDA Church, TX


We would like to show our love and support for Baby Andre Posadas by collecting gift cards, gifts from Lindy and Rex Posadas registry (at Target and Baby's R us). The gifts will be collected together in a large basket located at the entrance of the church. We will be collecting gifts for the Baby Andre till September 17. For any questions please contact Michele Kitney at 414.379.8677.

Next Sabbath will be communion Sabbath.

Church and School Addresses. All mail will now be received at the physical address:
4301 Kelly Lane
Pflugerville, TX 78660
The post office boxes are being closed.


Fellowship Tables are needed ASAP. If you have been to one of our special programs or services you will know how important our Fellowship Tables are to our church. We have even run short on a couple of different occasions. We need to purchase tables to replace the 17 tables One Day Academy let us borrow, and took with them, when their contract expired. We would like to purchase 20 tables to replace them, but we need your help. Please consider making a donation towards purchasing these much needed Fellowship Tables.

D2U from Adventist Book Center. D2U will deliver at Stonehill SDA Church on Monday, September 5. Order deadline is TODAY, Thursday, September 1. Order by calling the ABC at 800.333.1844.


Stonehill Christian Academy is finishing it's third week of school this week! Thank you to each of you for your prayers and support. Be watching for pictures and updates of school activities, what the students are learning and how you can continue to help the school as it trains our young people to transform the world they will inherit.


Prophecies of Hope. Unlocking the books of Daniel and Revelation. Lynnwood Spangler, spreaker. Meetings continue Friday, Sabbath, Monday and Tuesday evenings, 7pm. Come join us as we hear of God's love for us revealed in the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation.

If you are going to the Women’s Ministry Retreat in September and have room for another roommate, please contact Cheryl Allgood. 


Worship Service
Praise in Giving: Texas Vision

       “The largest monetary unit in the world is from the Island of Yap. It is made of stone, measures thirty inches in diameter, weighs over one hundred pounds, and is pierced with a hole so it can be carried on a pole. This peculiar coin is used only for weighty transactions. It has an exchange value of 10,000 coconuts, one-quarter acre of land, and eighteen-foot canoe, or a wife” (Charles M. Crowe, Stewardship Sermons, 101). Acquiring that coin was quite a dangerous quest. The stone from which it was carved came from a distant island and had to be brought by canoe across rough seas. Today, people pursue other symbols of status, such as vehicles, properties, or stocks. Other, like King Ludwig II from Bavaria, Germany, built many castles. His masterpiece, the Neuschwanstein Castle, wasn’t completed by the time of his death; so, he didn’t get to enjoy it.
       Jesus’s teachings on money can be summarized in this verse: “For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?” (Matt. 16:26). Charles Crowe suggest that Christian stewardship of money is pivotal to believers. He proposes three principles: 1) Managing money requires respecting it and what it can do for good or for evil. As stewards, believers must recognize God as the grantor of blessings. 2) Money should be mastered. Money should be subordinated to love and truth. 3) Money should be dedicated. Dedicated money can heal, educate, and enlighten (Ibid., 102-109). Let us honor, master, and dedicate what the Lord has given us, so we profit eternity and lose this world. Your offering this Sabbath will help in advancing God’s kingdom in your conference. Mark specific donations on your offering envelope.  All unmarked and loose offering is used to support our Local Budget.

Praise in Music:

Nominating committee's report: 2nd reading

The Message: Pastor Eugene Kitney

Elder in charge: Victor Obando | 415.606.5380
Deacon in charge: Carlton Hackett  |  512.484.7558

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

Many of us devote our time, talent and contributions to our church because it's the right thing to do. We also gain a sense of satisfaction by sharing our generosity.
Giving to our church feels good when it. . . .
1. Makes a real difference.  Supporting an important cause that matters most in your life enables you to make a powerful impact on the lives of others.
2. Reflects our values. Showing support by volunteering and donating gifts can extend your personal connection and give you a sense of belonging to a community that shares your values and belief system.
3. Is an inspiration.  Giving generously may inspire others to follow your lead.  We are often inspired to give back by a person who has touched our lives.
4. Creates an everlasting impact.  Planning a gift can help ensure that the generation that follows will benefit from your contribution and that the programs you love continue beyond your lifetime.
5. Helps others.  Volunteering your time and money at church provides assistance to your community.  Giving to your church can help fulfill your desire to serve those in need.


Finance Chart

1.  Local Budget - provides for our church ministries,
     building, and mortgage.
2.  Tithe - sent to Texas Conference for administrative
     support in Texas and worldwide church.
3.  Mark specific donations on your offering envelope.  All
     unmarked and loose offering is used to support our Local Budget.
4.  Save labels (Morning Star, Loma Linda, Worthington). 
     Kellogg Corporation supports NAD mission projects for collected labels.

“In order to credit the correct account with your donation, please print first and last names clearly when filling out the envelope stub as there may be others with the same last name.”

    Flowers up front: If you
    would  like to donate a floral
    bouquet for our platform to
    celebrate a special occasion or just
    because, contact Rhona Ballarta,


Fellowship Lunch Host
September 3        Children’s Ministries
September 10      All Church
September 17      Ellen Jensen’s class
September 24      Invite a Guest Home for Lunch
Sabbath, September 3
Stonehill 101 Class, Pastor’s office
2nd reading for nominating committee’s report
Fellowship Lunch – Children’s Ministries
Week of September 4-9
Sunday, Guys’ Table Tennis
Monday, Labor Day
Monday, Karate with Pastor Kitney
Wednesday, Karate with Pastor Kitney
Sabbath, September 10
Fellowship Lunch – All Church
Adventurers Induction Service, 2:30pm
Pathfinders regular meeting, 3-5:30pm
Dates to Remember
Youth Night Skating Party! Join us Saturday night, September 17 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Austin Sports Arena, 3918 Gattis School Road, Round Rock. It’s only $2 — entrance and skate rental included. All ages are invited (kids age 7 and younger must be with a parent). We’ll have vespers and then skating. Snacks and drinks will be provided.
Prophecies of Hope with Lynnwood Spangler. The Elgin SDA church is hosting Prophecies of Hope presented by Lynnwood Spangler. Meetings are Friday, Sabbath, Monday and Tuesday evenings at 7pm. Come join us. All are welcome to attend. Please invite your family, friends and neighbors to come enjoy learning of Jesus’ love with you.
D2U from Adventist Book Center. D2U next delivery at Stonehill is September 5 between 11:45am and 12:15pm.
B.Y.O.B. Back to Basics Young Adult Retreat. September 16-18, 2016, at the T Bar M Camp Lake Travis. Register at
Ministry Opportunities
Pianists or other musicians are needed for our Sabbath School classes.
Psalm 91 Ministry. This ministry reads Psalm 91 and prays for Stonehill Christian Academy campus and staff each week.
Power Hour of Prayer, each Sunday evening @ 7pm (CST). Dial in number
(712)770-4005, Access code: 753473#. Email prayer request to - or text (903)316-0974. Please keep this ministry in prayer. Thank you very much!



In Austin Thusday, October 13. Riverbend Church. Tickets available at:




Things you need to know…
“In order to credit the correct account with your donation, please print first and last names clearly when filling out the envelope stub as there may be others with the same last name.”

Forks Over Knives online cooking school. This 3-month course begins September 6, 2016. Regular price is $399. Space is limited. Register at

We’re excited to announce that our brand new book Forks Over Knives Family is now available for pre-order! From New York Times bestselling authors Dr. Alona Pulde and Dr. Matthew Lederman comes a complete guide to a whole-food, plant-based lifestyle for your entire family. It includes more than 125 delicious kid-friendly recipes and tips for raising a whole-foods-loving child in a junk-food-laden world. Order your copy before the September 6th, 2016 release date! Books can be purchased from amazon, BAM! Books A Million, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Indie Bound, nook, amazonkindle and iTunes.

Children’s Ministries: Children's activity bags are available to our visitors and members during the service and can be found near the greeters table by the main entrance. Please remember to return them at the end of the service.  
Housekeeping items:

1) Please dispose of baby wipes in the trash can and not the toilet. It wreaks havoc with our pump station. FLUSHABLE WIPES ARE NOT FLUSHABLE, EVER!
2) The appliances in the kitchen are NOT cleaned by our custodians; it is our responsibility to keep them clean.
3) Please pick up after yourself and your family. This is God’s House.
4) If you have items you would like to donate to the church, please contact the pastor first. We are not Goodwill.
Thank you for your attention to these matters.


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

Special Emphasis: There are some families in our church that are struggling with various issues. Please remember them in your prayers.
Jerry Ferguson – kidney surgery
Julieth Dick – health issues
Rachel Juler’s father – diagnosed with cancer
Steve Budd (Silvia Covarrubias’ brother-in-law) – bone tumor
Wray Serl (Teresa’s father) – health issues
Andre Posadas (Lindy and Rex’s son) – health issues
Helen Ing (Eileen deJong’s mother) – health issues
Judy Powery (Laurie Chodorow’s mother) – back problems
Bill Price (Corky’s husband) – slow recovery from an accident
Brian Madry (Ellen Jensen’s coworker) – brain cancer
David Stone (Sue Peugh's friend) - Leukemia
Demi Garduque (Chinyere Ukegbu’s friend) - end stage renal disease
Diane Yates (Sarah Wolverton’s friend) – breast cancer
Ellen Jensen – health issues
Emilie Pacheco – health issues
Grace Byrd (daughter of Amber Lovett’s friend) - Leukemia
Isolde Whichelow (Eric’s mother) – health issues
James (Hutchison’s friend) - Lymphoma
Jim Underwood (friend of the Julers) – brain cancer
Kaitlyn Jankovsky (daughter of the Ballarta’s friend) - Leukemia
Karin (Brent and Meri's friend) - Breast cancer
Laurie (Hutchison’s daughter) – breast cancer
Matthew Walker – cancer is in remission
Pastor Kitney’s brother – health issues
Teatsy Farris – lung cancer
Thomas Taylor – nursing home
Tina Okrah – facial palsy
Yolanda Jacoby (Roberto’s sister’s mother-in-law) – stage 4 cancer

If you have a prayer request or praise, send it to 

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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If you would like to have announcements listed in the bulletin or here in our weekly newsletter please email me at All requests have to be to me by Wednesday evening before Sabbath.

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
3      Stonehill 101 Class
3      Fellowship Lunch – Children’s Ministries
4      Guy’s Table Tennis
5      Labor Day
5      Karate with Pastor Kitney
7      Karate with Pastor Kitney
10   Fellowship Lunch – All church
10   Adventurers Induction Service, 2:30pm
10   Pathfinder Regular Meeting, 3-5:30pm
11   Finance Committee
12   Karate with Pastor Kitney
14   Karate with Pastor Kitney
17   Fellowship Lunch – Ellen Jensen’s class
17   Youth Night Skate Party, 8-10pm
16-18     Forever One Marriage Retreat
16-18     Road to Agape, B.Y.O.B Back to Basics Young Adult Retreat at T Bar M Camp Lake Travis
18   Let’s Move Day
19   Karate with Pastor Kitney
20   Church Board Meeting
21   Karate with Pastor Kitney
24   Fellowship Lunch – Invite a Guest Home for Lunch
24   Pathfinder regular meeting, 4:30 pm
23-25     Women’s Retreat, La Torretta Resort and Spa, Montgomery TX
29-Oct 2 Master Guide Camporee
30-Oct 2 Men’s Retreat


*The lunch host is responsible for coordinating the receiving/placement of dishes and cleanup. 

Members we encourage you, to invite guests to join you in line. 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
12:00 am - 4:00 pm


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