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Hitesburg News for April 25, 2013 / April 25, 2013
Sunday, call to worship was “Yes, Lord, Yes” by the choir at Hitesburg Baptist Church. The Reverend Mike Riley read the announcements and welcomed everyone. Hymn was “I’ll Fly Away.” Prayer time ended with a prayer from the Deacon of the Week, Jimmy Wilson. Hymn was “Sweet Hour of Prayer.” Choir special was “A Beautiful Life.” Everyone fellowshipped with one another while Deborah Pulliam, pianist/organist, played a couple of verses. The Rev. Riley brought the sermon entitiled “Blind Enough to See.” Everyone sang the first verse of “Amazing Grace.” Scripture came from Mark 10:46-52, John 9:39 and Acts 4:12. Hymn was “Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus.” Visitors at HBC Sunday included Luke Haden, Sammy Blanks and a couple of others.

For revival last Tuesday evening, Reverend Sam Mooney brought the message entitled “Signs of the Time.” Scripture came from Luke 12:49-59, Matthew 6:12, 2 Chronicles 7:14 and Luke 21:25-28. Tony Martin, while playing his guitar, sang “I’m As Poor As a Beggar But Rich As a King”, “Patching It Up” and “Long Black Train.” Hymns the congregation sung were “Blessed Assurance” and “Softly and Tenderly.” Last Wednesday evening, the Rev. Mooney brought the message concerning our relationships with the Lord. Scripture came from Isaiah 62:1-5 and 11-12, 2 Kings 19:21, Hebrews 12:22-23, Ephesians, John 3:16-17, 1 Peter 2:9-10, 1 John 1:3-4, Revelations 5:1-4, 21:11-27 and 21:1-4. The HBC choir sang the specials including “No Tears In Heaven” and “Remind Me Dear Lord.” Jimmy Wilson, Sharon Kensey, James Hart and Abraham Tillotson spoke of how this revival has touched them. Hymns sung were “When We All Get to Heaven” and “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus.”

Last Wednesday, Annie Sue Overby and Janie Keeton visited Marie Bowen, Sambo Keeton and Aubrey Nunn. Haley Overby spent part of the weekend with her friend, Abby. Saturday, Carissa Overby and Jade Overby went to HCHS to help deliver some mulch for the Young for Life ministry. Those in the community who supported the ministry included Ronnie Pulliam, Carl Daniel, Ronald Wayne Overby and Lynn. Lynn and Annie Sue visited Janie, Lady and Happy Monday.

Ann Elliott and Erica Elliott went shopping Saturday with Laura Arrington and Parker Arrington in Raleigh, North Carolina. Layne and Laura Arrington went out to eat Saturday evening with Brad Arrington, and Brooke, Scott Wilkins, Lori Champion, Heather Brown, Ryan Brown, Eli Brown, Jessica Ruff, Miller Ruff and Juliana Ruff at the Homestead Restaurant in Roxboro, NC, to celebrate Laura’s 30th Birthday. Huell and Laura Elliott visited Dean and Ann Elliott Sunday afternoon. Dean and Ann visited with Ronnie and Deborah Pulliam Sunday evening.

Saturday, Ruth Overby visited Bobby and Connie Cranfill for Connie’s birthday. That afternoon, Sam Parham, Norma Elliott and Ruth visited Carl Elliott Jr. The three of them also enjoyed supper out at Four Oaks restaurant. Mrs. Overby also attended revival services at HBC at the beginning of the week last week.

Sam Parham and Norma Elliott attended a birthday party Sunday afternoon for Evan Elliott.

Thomas Bailey went to revival services at North Fork Baptist church Saturday.

Remember the sick, lost and those who have lost loved ones including the Larry Fears family, the Robert Nelson family, the Dr. Phillip Ward family and the Terry Meadows family. Remember our great country and the problems in it, T.E.A.M. Kids and the workers, HBC, hospital and nursing home patients, the lost, our seniors graduating from high school/college this year including Sharon Kensey, Meaghan Overbey, Dylon Oliver, Carissa Overby, Kasey Morris, Taylor Elliott and Rocki Hamlett, people serving on mission, and each other as well. Also, remember our troops including Mariah Johns Adkins, Timmy Wilkinson, Brian Seate, Forest Clark and Dan Elliott,

BIRTHDAYS: Jimmie Elliott, Connie Cranfill, Maggie Merck, Wendy Powell, Laura Arrington, Glenda Elliott, Charles Slagle, Evan Elliott, Nathan Pennington, Phyllis Daniel, Betty Griffin.

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