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Hitesburg News for Feb. 13, 2014
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Sunday call to worship was “The Way That He Loves” by the choir at Hitesburg Baptist Church. The Reverend Mike Riley read the announcements and welcomed everyone. Hymn was “Love Lifted Me”. The children’s sermon, which was lead by David Riley, was concerning the time when we think we are alone. Mr. Riley asked them “Kids, you’ve always heard the phrase God’s always there and always around, right? God is always there, even in the dark times in our lives when we think that noone’s there for us.”. The children collected loose change from throughout the congregation for the February Loose Change project which will go toward Tri-County. Prayer time ended with a prayer from the Deacon of the Week, Johnny Szynklewski. Hymn was “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling”. The choir special was “If That Isn’t Love”. Everyone fellowshipped with one another while Deborah Pulliam, pianist/organist, played a couple of verses. The Rev. Riley brought the sermon entitiled “Questions of God-Series #4 Where Were You?”. Scripture came from Job 38:4, Job Job 4:15-16, Job 1:21-22, Job 2,6:14, 13:15-16, 19:25-26, 31:1 and 4-6, 38:2-6, 39:26-27, 40:2- 8, 41:11, 1 Peter 4:12-13 and 5:6-7. Hymn was “Without Him”. Visitors at HBC Sunday included a few people.
Ronnie and Deborah Pulliam had dinner at The Bistro Restaurant with Ray Pulliam and other friends from Lynchburg last Saturday. Last Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. Pulliam attended the open house at the Rev. Mike and Sue Riley’s new home and a Superbowl party hosted by Ronnie and Tammy Lloyd.
Last Tuesday, Abraham Tillotson showed his final respects at Jack Slagle’s funeral at Grace Baptist Church. Later that afternoon, Mr. Tillotson went to Allen Keeton’s funeral at Nelson Baptist Church. Thursday, Abraham went to Louis Morris’ funeral at Union Christian Church in Virgilina.
Last Wednesday, Betty Griffin and Ruth Overby went shopping in Danville. Mary Elizabeth Elliott and Mitzie Waller visited Mrs. Overby throughout the week.
Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Cranfill spent the weekend with James and Lori Wade, Nathan Wade and Evelyn Wade in Richmond. They all enjoyed going to see Evelyn perform gymnastics and Nathan play basketball.
Saturday, Dean and Ann Elliott, along with Ronnie and Deborah Pulliam, went to Raleigh to visit with Scott and Robin McAlexander and Graham McAlexander. Sunday afternoon, Dean and Ann visited Layne and Laura Arrington and Parker Arrington.
Saturday evening, Delores Hamlett, Rocki Hamlett, Charlie Conner and one of their friends enjoyed dining out together. They also enjoyed visiting with one another later.
Remember the sick, lost and/or unchurched and those who have lost loved ones including the Jack Slagle family, the Barbara Roark family and the Louis Morris family. Remember our great country, Middle East Situation, people searching for jobs, those on missions and the Missionaries throughout the world as well. Also, remember our troops including Mariah Johns Adkins, Timmy Wilkinson, Jonathon Fisher, Jesse Lee Seamons, Brandon Barksdale and Dan Elliott,
BIRTHDAYS: Faye McGaughey, Dale Loftis, Virginia Wilson, David Powell, Donnie Martin.
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