Hello Stonehill Church Family,
We look forward to worshiping with you this Sabbath!
Elder: Jacqui Reuben Naidoo
School Board Member: Chris Huggins
School Board Chair: Beth Sinha
Head Deacon: Shawn Iram
Pathfinder Director: Ann Marie Dyer (Omitted previously)
Stonehill Christian Academy invites you to their Annual International Festival, which will be Sunday, October 29 from 2:00-6:00 pm at 4301 Kelly Ln. Pflugerville, TX 78660. We hope you'll join us as we celebrate and share our diversity. There will be soccer, a bounce house, food, fashion, and music from around the world! All proceeds benefit SCA Expansion! If you can sponsor a booth from your country please complete the form by October 20 at: https://goo.gl/forms/yOFRhXUztxTH1RrR2. Serving sizes should be small $2-$3 sample sizes. You may also contact Chinyere Ukegbu email@example.com or Adrianna Baca missbaca.teacher.gmail.com with the country and food or drink items you will provide. If you are unable to attend but would still like to support the effort, you may mark a tithe envelope 'SCA Expansion' and mail it to Stonehill SDA church at the above address.
Youth & Family Fun Night: Saturday, November 11 - Join us for vespers, play volleyball, and fellowship together. Times and more details coming.
The Ugandan Kids Choir will be here on Sunday, November 12. There will be more details to share at a later date.
Sweet Eats Fruit Farm visit: Saturday, November 18 - Spend late Sabbath afternoon at the farm, pet the animals, and enjoy a vespers program. It will be $7/person, which can be paid after Sabbath. Times and more details coming. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Praise in Giving: Local Church Budget
Praise in Music:
The Message: Overcome and Conquer - Revelation 12:7-12 - Pastor Eugene Kitney
Elder in charge: David Onsongo
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Deacon in charge: Carlton Hackett
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Greeters this week: Carlton & Gil
Did you know?………
it takes $25 per attending person each week to meet the Stonehill Church budget.
Fellowship Lunch Host
Prayer Warriors, please remember these requests in your daily prayers:
Oct 28 Deacons/Deaconess
Nov 4 African Group
Nov 11 Spanish SS class
Nov 18 All Church
Sabbath, October 28
Baptismal Studies, Earliteen, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch, Deacon/Deaconess
Pathfinders and Adventurers, regular meeting
Week of October 29-November 3
Sunday, SCA Annual International Festival
Monday, Karate with Pastor Kitney
Monday, Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University class, 7pm
Wednesday, Karate with Pastor Kitney
Friday, Sunset 2 Sunset
Sabbath, October 28
Stonehill 101, Pastor’s office
Fellowship Lunch, African Group
Pathfinders and Adventurers, regular meeting
Dates to Remember
Pastor Appreciation Month, October
Guys’ Table Tennis, November 5
Daylight Savings Time ends, November 5
Youth and Family Fun Night, Volleyball and Cake Walk, November 11
Ugandan Kids Choir, November 12
Youth and Family Fun Night, November 18
Special Emphasis: Please pray for our church leadership.
Cortez family after the passing of Arcelia
Louis Escalante – surgery
Eddie Stevens (Rhona’s nephew) – severe health problems
Joan Anderson - poor health
Flavia Elmore – in hospice for cancer
Rhonda Spickard (Adam’s mother) – health problems
Daniel Christian (Bob’s son) – spiritual issues
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
Guy Daluz – full-time employment needed
Helen Ing (Eileen deJong’s mother) – health issues
Jim Underwood (friend of the Julers) – brain cancer
Julie Davis (Ann Daluz’ sister) – mental and health issues
Julieth Dick – health issues
Kaitlyn Jankovsky (daughter of the Ballarta’s friend) - Leukemia
Kris Hoch (friend of Chris Huggins) – stage IV pancreatic cancer
Lynn Marquis’ father – recovering from colon surgery
Lynn Marquis’ mother – recovering from broken hip and surgery
Maureen Utz (Meri Holm’s friend) – severe health issue with leg
Michael Christian (Bob’s son) - Lymphoma
Miguel Guillet – 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
Zalina Williams – recovering from kidney tumor surgery
If you have a prayer request or praise, send it to PrayForMe@stonehillchurch.org.
The Clouds Cried Out
Ten-year-old Murad [MYUHR-ad] approached his teacher after class. “I have a secret,” he whispered to her. The teacher, a Seventh-day Adventist who works in a restrictive country, looked at the boy quizzically. “I have a secret to tell you,” Murad said again, still whispering. “What is it?” the teacher asked. Tears ran down Murad’s cheeks as he spoke. “One day when I was going to school, I saw a cloud that looked like a man hanging on a cross,” Murad said. “I didn’t know who it was until I heard you talking about Jesus. When you spoke about Jesus, I remembered the cloud.” Murad’s words and the tears in his eyes as he told his teacher his secret cut to her heart. Clearly, he didn’t know what to make of his vision.
Tears formed in the teacher’s own eyes as she recalled the encounter. She wasn’t sure what to say to Murad. Although she shares Bible stories about Jesus as she tells her students the importance of good values, she cannot say much else without risking major problems with the authorities. “I don’t know what to do,” the teacher said a few weeks after Murad had confided in her. “Murad shared his vision with me in secret because his parents forbid him to believe in Jesus.”
We may wonder how the gospel will be spread to the difficult parts of the world such as Murad’s homeland. But this young boy’s story offers an insight into how God can make His presence known, even when His name cannot be spoken. Unusual phenomena such as clouds are among the ways that people’s attention can be drawn to Jesus in the 10/40 window. People also report seeing Jesus in their dreams, in which many people put great credence. Many people have accepted Jesus as their personal Savior in this region after dreaming about Jesus. Please pray that people will be open to hearing and accepting God’s message of love in restricted countries as well as around the world.
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Have a Blessed Day!
Administrative Assistant, Church Office
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