Stonehill SDA Church
Newsletter 8/23/2018

Developing Loving Relationships with
hrist and Our Community.

Hello Stonehill Church Family,

We look forward to worshiping with you this Sabbath!

Treasure Quotes/Thoughts


Adventurer Club registration is now open! Ages 4 through 4th grade. Adult and teen volunteers are welcome. You may contact Director Ciara Parks for more info at:



Stonehill Christian Academy is looking for someone to fill the before and after school care position for the 2018-2019 school year. Help is needed from 7-8am and 3-6pm. To apply, email your resume to The job description is posted at


Pathfinder Babysitting Fundraiser. Tonight, August 25, 6:30 to 9:30 pm. This is an ongoing fundraising event offered every 4th Sabbath evening of the month to raise money to go to Oshkosh. The cost is $20 per child. Pathfinders will provide a snack and games for the children.


Stonehill Transformers Exercise Class: Please come join us next class, August 26, 8:15 – 9:30 am, at Pflugerville Lake near the flags. Your continued support is appreciated. Key Word is PREVENTION.


The next D2U delivery to Stonehill SDA Church will be Monday, September 3, at 10:45 AM. The deadline to order is August 30. To place an order, call the ABC at 800-333-1844. If you wish to see the food list and monthly sales, you can go to


Language Translation: A new service is here at Stonehill—simultaneous English/Spanish translation of the sermon. We would like to reach out to everybody who is fluid in English and Spanish to volunteer in helping us to reach as many people as possible. We are hoping the service can be extended to other languages as well and make Stonehill even a bigger family. Those interested in participating can contact Marco Mendoza at any time of the day via email ( and/or by phone at 512.406.9130. Marco is also available Sabbaths, usually at the Spanish Bible Study.


Worship Service

Praise in Giving: Texas Vision
Advance or retreat? No one likes to have to retreat. Even the phrase “We advanced to the rear.” does not fool anyone. But sometimes our fighting forces have to regroup, to concede defeat in a particular battle in order to finally win the war itself. Some years ago a local conference conceived the idea of “local conference advance” where, instead of continuously making appeals for all of these projects separately, they allocated a certain percentage of this offering to their various ministries. So once a month an offering is designated as “conference advance.” It is well that we periodically focus not on our immediate local church needs, but on the larger work of God. And so today we dedicate a special offering to “conference advance.”

Praise in Music:

The Message: 
 Job 13:13-16 - Pastor Eugene Kitney

Elder in charge: Jacqui Reuben  |  512.826.0221
Deacon in charge: Joilson Silva  |  512.659.2143
Greeters this week: John Cogan & Stonehill Christian Academy
Spanish translator:


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

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.  Please clearly print address and first & last name on envelope. All unmarked and loose offering is used to support our Local Budget.
4. Give online from our website,
5. Save labels (Loma Linda, Worthington). Kellogg Corporation supports NAD mission projects for collected labels..


Fellowship Lunch Host
Aug 25   Invite a Guest Home for Lunch
Sept 1     Roberto Torres SS class
Sept 8     Asian Group
Sept 15   Myrna Cogan’s SS class

Sabbath, August 25
Baptismal studies, Earliteens, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch, Invite a Guest Home for Lunch
Stonehill Choir Practice
Pathfinder Babysitting Fundraiser
Week of August 26-31
Sunday, Transformers Exercise class
Sunday, NAD Family Life Educators/Family Ministries Certification Training
Sunday, Family & Youth Night Swim Party
Monday, Karate with Pastor Kitney
Wednesday, Karate with Pastor Kitney
Sabbath, September 1
Stonehill 101, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch, Roberto Torres SS class
Stonehill Choir Practice
Dates to Remember
Sunset 2 Sunset resumes, September 7
Finance Committee Meeting, September 16
Church Board Meeting, September 18
Pathfinder Babysitting Fundraiser, September 22



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

Emphasis: Pray for our teachers, students and their families as they begin a new school year.
Charley Leaverton – medical issues 
Tommy (Teresa Serl’s 1-year old great nephew) – recovering from heart surgery
Gary Rayner – ongoing health issues
Berlinda (Ruben Garcia’s sister) – recovering from a brutal attack
Esther Hadjisputso – recovering from a fall
Joanna (Illeana Katz’s sister) – cancer
Julie Davis (Ann Daluz’s sister) – Lupus complications
Gavin Pardeiro (grandson of Laura Beth and Roland Schneider) – auto accident injuries
George (Desiree Webb’s father) – ongoing health issues 
Geoff Wool (Fawn Escalante’s friend) – recovering from bicycle accident
Salvador Posada (Rex’s father) – health issues
Yolanda Jacoby (Roberto’s sister’s mother-in-law) – stage 4 cancer
Steve Budd (Silvia Covarrubias’ brother-in-law) – bone tumor
Miguel Guillet – cancer and other health issues
Helen Ing (Eileen deJong’s mother) – health issues
Gladys Smith – on hospice for liver failure
Diane Yates (Sarah Wolverton’s friend) – breast cancer
Daisy Dongieux (friend of Laura Beth Schneider) – ovarian cancer
Bill and Sandy Cutshall (friends of the Ballartas) – breast cancer and other health issues

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


Mission Ministry

Stranded at Adventist College
Aoki had never even met a Christian when his parents enrolled him in the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s sole college in Japan. He didn’t even know the college was a Christian institution when his parents paid upfront for 2 years of tuition. He just knew he wanted to learn English and Saniku Gakuin College had a good reputation. Aoki was surprised at the announcement for worship the first evening. Aoki had never seen a Bible and he listened awkwardly as the other students sang and opened their Bibles. Aoki was ready to go home after the worship but decided to wait it out since his parents had paid tuition for 2 years. He had no interest in spiritual things but the students and teachers were kind and explained Christianity to him. He enjoyed attending church and conversing with his new friends. He began dating an Adventist women. But he saw no reason to be baptized.
After graduation, he wanted to teach in the Adventist College but knew he needed to be a Christian and therefore needed to study the Bible. So he enrolled as a theology major. The chaplain asked him what his plans were for the future, if he wanted to become a Christian. “Maybe I will become a Christian someday but not now,” Aoki replied. The chaplain said he needed to not wait to be baptized since we do not know what the future holds. Aoki asked for more time to think. He called his girlfriend, who was teaching in another city, and asked when she could come to his baptism. She only had one free day over the next few months so Aoki made that his baptism day. Today Aoki is 42 years old and a leader of the Japan Union Conference. He says the secret to introducing Japanese young people to Christ is love – the same principle that attracted him to Christ at the Adventist college. And the same principle that attracts people anywhere to Christ.

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

25  Baptismal studies, Earliteen, Pastor’s office
25  Fellowship Lunch – Invite a Guest Home for Lunch
25  Stonehill Choir Practice
25  Pathfinder Babysitting Fundraiser
26  Transformers Exercise Class
26  Family & Youth Night Swim Party
27  Karate with Pastor Kitney
29  Karate with Pastor Kitney
1    Stonehill 101 Class, Pastor’s office
1    Stonehill Choir Practice
2    Guys’ Table Tennis
3    No Karate, holiday
5    Karate with Pastor Kitney
7    Sunset 2 Sunset
8    Baptismal Studies, Adults, Pastor’s office
8    Stonehill Choir Practice
9    Transformers Exercise Class
10  Karate with Pastor Kitney
12  Karate with Pastor Kitney
14  Sunset 2 Sunset
15  Baptismal studies, Teens, Pastor’s office
15  Stonehill Choir Practice
16  Transformers Exercise Class
16  Finance Committee Meeting
17  Karate with Pastor Kitney
18  Church Board Meeting
19  Karate with Pastor Kitney
21  Sunset 2 Sunset
22  Baptismal studies, Earliteen, Pastor’s study
22  Stonehill Choir Practice
22  Pathfinder Babysitting Fundraiser
23  Transformers Exercise Class
24  Karate with Pastor Kitney
26  Karate with Pastor Kitney
28  Sunset 2 Sunset

*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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