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Hitesburg News for Aug. 28, 2014

SoVaNow.com / August 27, 2014


Sunday, call to worship was “I Will Serve Thee” by everyone at Hitesburg Baptist Church. The Reverend Mike Riley read the announcements and welcomed everyone. Hymn was “He Keeps Me Singing.” The children’s sermon, which was lead by Sharon Kensey, was concerning punishment/discipline. She asked the children “Have you ever been punished or sent to your room by your parents and after that did/do you still love them?.” Answers were given. Sharon told them that we are all God’s children, who misbehave at times, but He still loves us and takes us back when we do wrong. The children collected loose change from throughout the congregation for the August Loose Change project which will go toward the building fund for the new fellowship hall. Prayer time ended with a prayer from the Deacon of the Week, James Hart. Hymn was “Redeemed.” Choir special was “When You Pray.” Everyone fellowshipped with one another while Deborah Pulliam, pianist/organist, played a couple of verses. The Rev. Riley brought the sermon entitiled “I’ll Take You Back.” Scripture came from Hosea 3:1-5, Romans 5:8, Psalm 47:1, 1 Corinthians 7, Luke 15, Hosea 11:1-4, 8, Hosea 14:1 and Hosea 10:12. Hymn was “Have Thine Own Way.” Visitors at HBC Sunday included Luke Haden, Joshua Haden and Winnie Blanks.

One day throughout the week, Ruth Overby visited Annie Sue Overby. Sunday evening, Ruth visited Heiter and Betty Griffin.

Judy Henley visited her mother, Esther Murray, Thursday.

Friday morning, Abraham Tillotson visited Jimmy Sanford and Mary Halloway. That afternoon, he visited W.G. Elliott. Sunday morning, Mr. Tillotson, and a few others from HBC, enjoyed breakfast at Nelson Baptist church. Sunday afternoon, Abraham showed his final respects at Mamie Watkins’ funeral at White Oak Fork Baptist church. Richard Watkins also visited him that afternoon. Monday afternoon, Abraham visited Jimmy and Mary again.

Remember the sick, lost and those who have lost loved ones including the Charles Harris family, the David Cook family, the Andy Wagstaff family, the Mamie Watkins family and the E.J. Sizemore family. Remember our great country, HBC, hospital and nursing home patients, the lost, people serving on mission, and each other as well. Also, remember our troops including Mariah Johns Adkins, Timmy Wilkinson, Brandon Barksdale, Jesse Lee Seamons, Jonathon Fisher, Jamie Epps and Dan Elliott, BIRTHDAYS: Lori Wade, Dereck Fisher, Mary Dean, Doyle Allen, George Daniel, ANNIVERSARIES: Rev. and Mrs. Mike Riley.





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