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Hitesburg News for April 10, 2014 / April 10, 2014

Sunday, call to worship was “O How I Love Jesus” by the choir at Hitesburg Baptist Church. The Reverend Mike Riley read the announcements and welcomed everyone. Hymn was “Are You Washed in the Blood?.” Children’s sermon, which was lead by the Rev. Riley, was concerning giving to the Lord. He spoke of person from the Bible who had three servants who he gave talents to and what each of those servants did with what they had been given. Mike also stated how everyone should give to the Lord, including the Annie Armstrong Easter offering. He gave the children $5 each and told them to see how far they could go with that. The children collected loose change from throughout the congregation for the April Loose Change project which will go toward the Annie Armstrong Easter offering. Prayer time ended with a prayer from the Deacon of the Week, Jimmy Wilson. Hymn was “Blessed Redeemer.” Choir special was “He Lives.” Everyone fellowshipped with one another while Deborah Pulliam, pianist/organist, played a couple of verses. The Rev. Riley brought the sermon entitiled “A Celebration of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.” Scripture came from Acts 8:26-38, 1 Corinthians 11:27-32, Mark 8:38, Psalm 22, Acts 2 and several other places in the Bible. Hymn was “Jesus Paid It All.” The Lord’s Supper was partaken of. Visitors at HBC Sunday included Tyrus Haden, Luke Haden, Joshua Haden and a couple of others.

Last Tuesday, Abraham Tillotson went to Frances Forlines’ funeral at Powell Funeral Home and the burial at HBC cemetery. Later that day, he visiteg W.G. Elliott and Payton Elliott.

Friday evening, Sidney Stone had a sleep over to celebrate her 10th birthday. Her friends, Bailey Bowen, Haley Thames, Katilynn Spencer and Haleigh Ellison spent the night with her. Saturday, Miss Stone had a birthday party with a lot of her friends and family members there to help her celebrate. They all enjoyed a cookout, playing ball and corn holes. Donnie Morris visited Mr. and Mrs. Roosevelt Stone Saturday.

Saturday, Delores Hamlett, Rocki Hamlett and one of their friends went to Altavista. While there, they enjoyed shopping and going to the flea marhet.

Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. Dean Elliott, Ronnie and Deborah Pulliam, Beth and several others enjoyed lunch at Aarons Creek Baptist Church. The money raised at the meal will go toward future mission projects.

During the weekend, Charlie Conner spent some time with his cousin, Christina Smith, and her husband, James Smith.

Tuesday, the monthly Senior Citizens’ gathering was held at HBC. A pretty good number of people, including some from Hitesburg, South Boston, the Aarons Creek community, the Mount Cana community and the the North Fork community, were there to enjoy the food and fellowship with one another.

Remember the sick, lost and those who have lost loved ones including the Frances Forlines family, the Beulah Riley family and the Mabel Conner family. Remember our great country, HBC, hospital and nursing home patients, the lost, people serving on mission, the HBC upcoming revival, VBS Workers and Teachers and each other as well. Also, remember our troops including Mariah Johns Adkins, Timmy Wilkinson, Brian Seate, Forest Clark and Dan Elliott, BIRTHDAYS:Connie Harris, Christopher Newton, Wayne Overby, Scott Wilkins, Stephanie Neal, Laura Bane, Lonnie Powell, Alease Rose, Brian Keeton, Tammy Price, Johnny Noblin, Glenda Allen, Sidney Stone, Linda Singer, Mike Cassada, Judy Overbey, Diane Layne, Luther Tuck, Desiree Elliott, Jimmy Elliott, Mike Hammock, ANNIVERSARIES: John and Martha Szynklewski.

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