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Hitesburg News for April 11, 2013 / April 11, 2013
Sunday call to worship was “I Will Serve Thee” by the choir at Hitesburg Baptist Church. The Reverend Mike Riley read the announcements and welcomed everyone. He also read a “Thank You” card from the American Red Cross thanking everyone in the church for their contribution to them through the March Loose Change project. Hymn was “Lead Me to Calvary.” Children’s sermon, which was lead by Rev. Riley, was concerning how everyone can learn all kinds of lessons from nature. The fact that noone should judge anyone else from their outwardly appearances, since God doesn’t go by those but looks at the heart, was discussed. A rock was used as a visual aide. Prayer time ended with a prayer from the Deacon of the Week, Don Loftis. Hymn was “Blessed Redeemer.” Choir special was “Burdens are Lifted at Calvary.” Everyone fellowshipped with one another while Deborah Pulliam, pianist/organist, played a couple of verses. The Rev. Riley brought the sermon entitiled “Eternally Secure.” Scripture came from 1 Peter 1:3-5, 1 John 5:13, Ephesians 2:8-10, Jude 24 and 25, Psalm 51, Romans 10:13 and Romans 10:9. Hymn was “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross.” The Lord’s Supper was partaken of.

Abraham Tillotson visited W.G. Elliott one day throughout the week.

James and Lori Wade returned from their vacation in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands last Tuesday. They were there to celebrate their ten-year wedding anniversary. Their children, Nate and Evie Wade, enjoyed spending time with their grandparents and cousins in Virgilina and South Boston while their parents were away.

Last Wednesday, Ruth Overby, Norma Elliott and one of their friends went to Danville. The ladies did some shopping after they took care of some personal business. Leslie Overby visited Mrs. Overby throughout the week.

Friday evening, Mr. and Mrs. Dean Elliott and Norma Elliott visited with Layne and Laura Arrington and Parker Arrington. Saturday evening, Dean and Ann attended a welcome home party dinner for Christian Martin who is home from basic training with the Marines. Sunday afternoon, Erica Elliott and Christian Willis visited with Dean and Ann.

Monday evening, Dean and Norma visited Randy Davis.

Mark Lamberts and Judy Johnson visited Thomas Bailey Saturday. Jennifer Poole, Justin Poole, Jimmy Sanford, Mark and Judy visited him Sunday.

Tuesday, there was a Senior Citizens’ gathering at HBC. A good number of people, including some from the Hitesburg community, the Aarons Creek community, the North Fork community, the South Boston community, the North Carolina community and other communities, were there to enjoy the food and fellowship with each other.

Remember the sick, lost and those who have lost loved ones including the Preacher Hoover family, the Robert Marshall family, the A.G. Wilson family, the Joe Stephens family and the Caleb Miller family. Remember our great country, HBC, hospital and nursing home patients, the lost, people serving on mission, Hitesburg Revival April 14-17 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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