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Clover News for June 16, 2014 / June 16, 2014

Worship service at Scottsburg UMC opened with the prelude “Come Holy Spirit” played by Allan Anderson. Call to worship was “The King is Coming” by the choir. Rev. Kerry Halbert had welcome remarks, announcement and hymn of praise was “Surely the Presence of the Lord.” Offertory hymn was “Fresh Anointing.” Special music was a solo “Knowing You’ll Be There” by Allan. Choir anthem was “What a Day That Will Be.” Youth Amy Harris and Jasmine Stephens sang “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands.” Rev. Halbert read Acts 2: 1-21 and his message “O Holy Spirit Breathe On Me.” Hymn of dedication was “Spirit of the Living God.” Rev. Halbert had joys and concerns, prayer and led the Lord’s prayer. Closing hymn was “The Spirit Song.” Rev. Halbert had dismissal blessing and the benediction was “Bond of Love.” Rev. Halbert presented Lydia Snead with a personalized Bible during youth time. Tim Snead was usher and acolyte.

Worship service at Clover UMC opened with the prelude “Beneath the Cross of Jesus” played by Joyce Edmondson. Call to worship was “To Be Like Jesus” by the choir. Rev. Halbert had welcome remarks and announcements and hymn of praise was “Surely the Presence of the Lord.” Offertory hymn was “Something Beautiful.” Ushers were Edd Edmondson and Johnny Snead. Choir anthem was “What a Day That Will Be.” Rev. Halbert read Acts 2: 1-21 and his message “O Holy Spirit Breathe On Me.” Hymns same as above. Rev. Halbert had dismissal blessing and benediction was “Hear Our Prayer O Lord.” Summer Martin was acolyte.

Remember the sick, shut-ins, our troops and Mike Ligon, Rob Woodfin, Thomas Snead, Harold Throckmorton, Jessica Terry, Meghan Weatherford, Reid Roller, Tim Thornburg, Betty Thornburg, Wayne Newcomb, Connie Puryear, Ralph Nichols, Lorine Ligon, Rosa Powell.

Sympathy to the family and friends of Andrew Basil Tuck, Edith Hazelwood Thomas, Dennis Harlan Snead, Kenneth Wayne Driskill, Sr., Bernard Lewis Irby, Jr., James Wallace Wilson, Nannie Stokes Wyatt.

Scottsburg UMC met at the church Monday night with guest speaker Betsy Hammer.

Angie Privette visited Jasmine and Noah Catron in Altavista recently. Willie and Angie enjoyed eating at MiCarretta Sunday and Western Sizzlin Monday.

Faye Edmondson, Christopher Womack and Chandler Toombs enjoyed dinner at Bojangles Saturday.

Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary to those celebrating this week.

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