Stonehill SDA Church
Newsletter 2/22/2018

Developing Loving Relationships with
hrist and Our Community.

Hello Stonehill Church Family,

We look forward to worshiping with you this Sabbath!

Treasure Quotes/Thoughts


Health Ministries: Please come out and join us for a fun run and walk at Lake Pflugerville on March 18 at 8 am. We will meet at the South Shore (our usual place). Contact Amy @ 512-351-2464 for more information.


Early registration for the 2018-2019 school year is now open for Stonehill Christian Academy. Save up to $200 by registering early. For a registration packet, contact Miss Ukegbu at 512.763.2776, or pick up a packet at the school office.


Stonehill Christian Academy Prayer Time is every Thursday morning from 8 - 8:30 am. Specific prayer time set aside for students and faculty needs. If you have a student or faculty member in your life no matter where they attend/work they will be lifted up in prayer once a week. Please come to Stonehill SDA church and meet at the Potluck tables or send in your prayer request to


Worship Service
One evening, in the early days of high definition, large-screen TVs, a pastor visited one of his church families. The family was glued to a program on their new expensive set. The pastor was concerned, not only that now was not a good time to quietly discuss spiritual matters, but he knew that this family was thousands of dollars behind in their tuition at the church school. The school finance committee had carried them along for a few years, going on their frequent promises to pay. A sad story. But Jesus died to set us free, including the blessing of carefulness in our personal finance. There is no feeling like freedom from debt. And achieving that is possible with God’s help.

Praise in Giving: Texas Vision
Praise in Music:
The Message: Wonderful Words of Life Series - Pastor Eugene Kitney

Elder in charge: Brent Holm  |  512.966.3501
Deacon in charge: Juan Gutierrez  |  512.284.0524
Greeters this week: Tony & Eileen


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


Fellowship Lunch Host
Feb 24    Myrna Cogan SS class
Mar 3     Children’s Ministries
Mar 10   Ellen Jensen SS class
Mar 17   Deacons/Deaconess

Sabbath, February 24
Baptismal studies, Earliteens, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch, Myrna Cogan SS class
Pathfinders, regular meeting
Adventurers, visitation and caroling
Week of February 25-March 2
Monday, Karate with Pastor Kitney
Wednesday, Karate with Pastor Kitney – cancelled
Thursday, Strategic Planning committee
Friday, Sunset 2 Sunset
Sabbath, March 3
Stonehill 101, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch, Children’s Ministries
Dates to Remember
Daylight Saving Time starts, March 11
SCA Spring Break, March 12-16
Finance Committee Meeting, March 18
Church Board Meeting, March 20
Adventurer Sabbath, March 24
Communion, March 31



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

Emphasis: Thank You that Christ has already given us an example of how to serve.
Deona Fornis (Rhona Ballarta’s sister) – brain tumor
Dorothy Holm (Brent’s mother) – broken pelvis
Helen Ing (Eileen deJong’s mother) – recovering from auto accident
Eileen deJong’s brother and nephew – recovering from an auto accident
Gracie Kitchens (friend of Eldon Jensen) – in rehab
Bill and Sandy Cutshall (friends of the Ballartas) – breast cancer and other health issues
Lynn Marquis’ father – recovering from colon surgery
Demi Garduque (Chinyere Ukegbu’s friend) - end-stage renal disease
Diane Yates (Sarah Wolverton’s friend) – breast cancer
Eddie Stevens (Rhona’s nephew) – severe health problems
Elizabeth Cole (Ciara Parks mother) – recovering from surgery
Jim Underwood (friend of the Julers) – brain cancer
Julie Davis (Ann Daluz’ sister) – mental and health issues
Julieth Dick – health issues
Kris Hoch (friend of Chris Huggins) – stage IV pancreatic cancer
Maureen Utz (Meri Holm’s friend) – severe health issue with leg
Michael Christian (Bob’s son) - Lymphoma
Miguel Guillet – cancer and other health issues
Patty Titus (Brent’s sister-in-law’s sister) – soft tissue carcinoma
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 


Mission Ministry

A Second Chance
Ezequiel started smoking and drinking after getting married at age 20. From an evangelistic series by Pastor Richard Perez, his wife was baptized into the Adventist church but Ezequiel refused to get baptized. After 13 years, his lifestyle took a toll on his body and he ended up in the hospital with sever back pain. The hospital chaplain was Pastor Perez, who recognized him and greeted him by name. Pastor Perez told him this was the time he needed God and asked the nurses to worship with him on Sabbaths, which they did. The doctor talked privately with Ezequiel telling him that he had all the symptoms of AIDS. The doctor took one more test to be sure. In waiting for the results, Ezequiel prayed and asked God for another chance.
When the doctor returned, he had good news and bad. Good news – Ezequiel did not have AIDS. Bad news – the doctor didn’t know what he had. Ezequiel knew God had answered his prayer. Another test showed Ezequiel had pleural effusion, which was drained but did not make him feel better. A subsequent test showed a tumor and surgery was scheduled. Ezequiel prayed before the surgery telling God “If you let me live, I will get baptized and give my life to You.” Ezequiel lived and kept his word. When the church held another evangelistic series, Ezequiel attended and was baptized. Now he works as a custodian and serves as the head deacon at the church. Praise God for second chances! Ezequiel says he will serve God for the rest of his 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
23  Sunset 2 Sunset
24  Baptismal studies, Earliteen, Pastor’s office
24  Fellowship Lunch – Myrna Cogan’s SS class
24  Adventurers, visitation and caroling
24  Pathfinders, regular meeting
26  Karate with Pastor Kitney
28  Karate with Pastor Kitney - cancelled
1    Strategic Planning Committee
2    Sunset 2 Sunset
3    Stonehill 101 class
3    Fellowship Lunch – Children’s Ministries
4    Guys’ Table Tennis
5    Karate with Pastor Kitney
7    Karate with Pastor Kitney
9    Sunset 2 Sunset
10  Baptismal studies, adult, Pastor’s office
10  Fellowship Lunch – Ellen Jensen’s SS class
10  Pathfinders and Adventurers, regular meeting
11  Daylight Saving Time starts
12  Karate with Pastor Kitney
14  Karate with Pastor Kitney
16  Sunset 2 Sunset
17  Baptismal studies, teens, Pastor’s office
17  Fellowship Lunch – Deacons/Deaconess
18  Finance Committee Meeting
19  Karate with Pastor Kitney
20  Church Board Meeting
21  Karate with Pastor Kitney
23  Sunset 2 Sunset
24  Baptismal Studies, Earliteen, Pastor’s office
24  Adventurer Sabbath
24  Fellowship Lunch – African Group
24  Adventurers and Pathfinders, regular meeting
26  Karate with Pastor Kitney
28  Karate with Pastor Kitney
30  Sunset 2 Sunset
31  Communion Service
31  Fellowship Lunch – Spanish SS class

*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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