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Hitesburg News for Jan. 31, 2013

SoVaNow.com / January 29, 2013
Sunday, January 20, call to worship was the second verse of “Did You Think To Pray?” by the choir at Hitesburg Baptist Church. The Reverend Mike Riley read the announcements and welcomed everyone. Hymn was “Are You Washed in the Blood?”. Prayer time ended with a prayer from the Deacon of the Week, David Bryant. Hymn was “Revive Us Again”. Choir special was “There Shall Be Showers of Blessings”. Everyone fellowshipped with one another while Deborah Pulliam, pianist/organist, played a couple of verses. The Rev. Riley brought the sermon entitiled “Why Must Every Christian Share the Gospel Here and Now?”. He read the words to the hymn “Am I Soldier of the Cross?” before he began the sermon. Scripture came from Acts 1:1-11, John 20:21, Ezekiel 33:8, John 3:16 and 1 Corinthians 15:3-8. Hymn was “Footsteps of Jesus”. Visitors at HBC Sunday included Joshua Haden and Tyrus Haden.

Norma Elliott was visited by several friends and neighbors throughout the past couple of weeks. She is extremeley thankful for all of the prayers, cards, food, fellowship and other acts of kindness that have been shown to her during this time.

Last Wednesday, Abraham Tillotson visited Deborah Puckett.

Last Wednesday, Ruth Overby visited Norma Elliott. Last Wednesday evening, Cindy Loftis visited Ruth. Mrs. Overby enjoyed lunch with Bobby and Connie Cranfill Saturday. Greg Cranfill, Aubrey Cranfill and Erin Cranfill were also there. Whitney Cranfill visited with the family later that day. Mitzie Waller, Leslie Overby and Connie visited Ruth throughout the week.

Mr. and Mrs. Dean Elliott visited Norma Elliott Saturday and Sunday. They also visited Layne and Laura Arrington and Parker Arrington Sunday afternoon.

Saturday, Annie Sue Overby and Haley Overby visited Janie Keeton and Lady. Monday, Annie Sue, Carissa Overby, Jade Overby and Haley visited the two of them. Later that day, the Overby ladies also visited Alton and Marie Bowen and Dinkie.

Sunday, following church services, the HBC youth group gathered in the fellowship hall at HBC with their leaders, Dennis and Kelly Ballance, for their regular lunch meeting to discuss projects, activities, etc. They all enjoyed spaghetti during the meeting.

Monday, Thomas Bailey went to South Boston.

Remember the sick, lost and those who have lost loved ones including the Joanne Ralston family. Remember our great country, HBC and each other as well. Also, remember our troops including Mariah Johns Adkins, Timmy Wilkinson, Brian Seate, Forest Clark and Dan Elliott, BIRTHDAYS: Jacob Overbey, Linda Williamson, Joan Riley, Patrick Young, Norma Elliott, Jim Hart, Cindy Loftis, Bonnie Wilson, Sue Wilkerson, Alexis Comer, Ray Bowen, Spencer Gordon.

Sunday, January 27, call to worship was the third verse of “Did You Think to Pray?” by the choir at Hitesburg Baptist Church. The Reverend Mike Riley read the announcements and welcomed everyone. Hymn was “Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God Almighty”. Children’s sermon, which was lead by David Riley, was concerning holiness and how Christians should be set apart and be different and not compare themselves to others but, compare themselves to Jesus. The children collected loose change from throughout the congregation for the January Loose Change project which will go toward the HBC Building fund. Prayer time ended with a prayer from the Deacon of the Week, Dean Elliott. Hymn was “Lily of the Valley”. Choir special was “In the Valley He Restoreth My Soul”. Everyone fellowshipped with one another while Deborah Pulliam, pianist/organist, played a couple of verses. The Rev. Riley brought the sermon entitiled “Called to Holiness”. Scripture came from Phillipians2:12-16, 2 Corinthians 7:1 and Hebrews 12:14. Hymn was “Trust and Obey”. Visitors at HBC Sunday included Lewis and Regina Snyder, Mr. and Mrs. George Daniel and a couple of others.

Last Monday, Ruth Overby visited Betty Griffin. Thursday, those two ladies, as well as Heiter Griffin, went to Danville. Sunday, Mrs. Overby and Connie Cranfill visited Norma Elliott and Julia Rice.

Thursday evening, Abraham Tillotson expressed his condolences to the Doris Bowen family at Brooks Funeral Home. Friday, Mr. Tillotson grieved with the family at Mrs. Bowen’s funeral at North Fork Baptist Church.

Friday, Annie Sue Overby and Haley Overby visited Beth Ralston.

Dean and Ann Elliott, Phyllis Daniel, Caleb Daniel, and Ronnie and Deborah Pulliam were guests Friday evening for a soup and chili dinner at the home of Lewis and Regina Snyder.

Ronnie and Deborah Pulliam were guests of Scot and Robin McAlexander, Ellen McAlexander and Graham McAlexander in Raleigh Saturday. That evening they visited Layne and Laura Arrington and infant son, Parker.

Mr. and Mrs. Dean Elliott, along with Lewis and Regina Snyder and Nell Daniel, visited with Layne and Laura Arrington and Parker Arrington Saturday. Dean and Ann visited Lucille Thompson and Norma Elliott Sunday afternoon. Taylor Elliott and Erica Elliott visited with Layne, Laura and Parker Sunday. Taylor also ate lunch with his parents Sunday afternoon.

Sunday, Tommy and Mary Elizabeth Elliott visited Thomas Bailey.

Carl and Phyllis Daniel and Ronnie and Deborah Pulliam enjoyed lunch at Ernie’s in South Boston Sunday. Afterwards, they visited Hazel Poole, Norma Elliott and Julia Rice. They also presented Norma the “Prayer Quilt” which was given by the church, HBC. These visits were sponsored by class 7 of Hitesburg Baptist Church.

Remember the sick, lost and those who have lost loved ones including the Doris Bowen family. Remember our great country, HBC and each other as well. Also, remember our troops including Mariah Johns Adkins, Timmy Wilkinson, Brian Seate, Forest Clark and Dan Elliott, BIRTHDAYS: Bonnie Wilson, Marie Bowen, Helen Hayes, Kady Riley, ANNIVERSARIES: Malcom and Carolyn Scott.



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