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Hitesburg News for April 17, 2014 / April 17, 2014

Sunday, call to worship was “Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus” by the choir at Hitesburg Baptist Church. The Reverend Mike Riley read the announcements and welcomed everyone. Hymn was “The Old Rugged Cross.” Prayer time ended with a prayer from the Deacon of the Week, David Bryant. Hymn was “There is a Fountain.” Choir special was “I Believe in a Hill Called Mount Calvary.” Everyone fellowshipped with one another while Deborah Pulliam, pianist/organist, played a couple of verses. Everyone sang “Jesus Loves the Little Children.” The Rev. Riley brought the sermon entitiled “Who Is This Jesus?.” Scripture came from Matthew 20:29, Matthew 21:10-11 and 15-16, 2 Timothy 4:3-4, Psalm 8:2 and Proverbs 5:21. Hymn was “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross.” Visitors at HBC Sunday included a couple of people.

Last Wednesday, Abraham Tillotson visited W.G. Elliott. Friday, Mr. Tillotson visited Leslie Overby. He also visited W.G. again this day. Saturday, Abraham went to the movies in Danville to see the movie “God is Not Dead.”

Friday, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Ballance took the youth to the theater in South Boston to see the movie “God is Not Dead.” Some other church members and friends accompanied them.

Sidney Stone spent the night with Haleigh Ellixson Friday. Saturday morning, the two attended an Easter egg hunt at Union Christian Church. Miss Stone went to a birthday party for Haley Thames at the World of Sports Saturday afternoon. Judy Stone went to see Lindsey Stone play in a softball tournament in Oxford, NC Saturday.

Sunday lunch guests of Mr. and Mrs. Dean Elliott were Layne and Laura Arrington, Parker Arrington, Christian and Erica Willis, Taylor Elliott and Norma Elliott. Dean and Ann visited David and Janet Bryant Sunday evening.

Sunday, Norma Elliott went to Mr. and Mrs. Dean Elliott’s to enjoy a picnic lunch with them. Monday, she visited Maude Lacks.

Remember the sick, lost and those who have lost loved ones including the Alice Overbey family and the Walter “Junior” Trickey family. Remember our great country, HBC, hospital and nursing home patients, the lost, unchurched. people serving on mission, the HBC upcoming revival, Operation InAsMuch w/DRBA, VBS Workers and Teachers and each other as well. Also, remember our troops including Mariah Johns Adkins, Timmy Wilkinson, Jamie Epps, Jonathan Fisher, Jesse Lee Seamons, Brandon Barksdale and Dan Elliott, BIRTHDAYS: Miles Morris, Stephanie Neal, Andy Loftis, Regina Snyder, Wendy Daniel, Rhita Reebals, Brody Williamson, Hunter Edwards, Kathy Martin, Junior Duffie, ANNIVERSARIES: Michael and Holly Loftis, Michael and Stephanie Neal, Steve and Vicky Wilkins.

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