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Hitesburg News for July 18, 2013
SoVaNow.com / July 18, 2013Sunday, call to worship was the first and second verses of “We Have Come Into His House” by the choir at Hitesburg Baptist Church. The Reverend Mike Riley read the announcements and welcomed everyone. He also presented Decatur Overbey with a plaque for his service and dedication to Hitesburg Baptist Church. A picture of him receiving it was taken. The Rev. Riley, Johnny Szynklewski, James Hart, Andy Loftis, Don Loftis, Ronnie Pulliam, Jimmy Wilson, Dean Elliott, Jink Overbey, Abraham Tillotson and a couple of others joined Mr. Overbey in the picture. Hymn was “Jesus Saves.” Children’s sermon, which was lead by Sharon Kinsey, was concerning Witnessing. The children were asked what it meant and answers, including sharing, were given. Scripture used was from Mark 16:15. The children started, and the congregation joined in, tapping atleast two others and telling them “Jesus Lives.” The children also collected loose change from throughout the congregation for the July Loose Change project which will go toward the local food bank. Prayer time ended with a prayer from the Deacon of the Week, Don Loftis. Hymn was “I Love To Tell the Story.” Choir special was “In Times Like These.” Everyone fellowshipped with one another while Deborah Pulliam, pianist/organist, played a couple of verses. The Rev. Riley brought the sermon entitiled “Rescue the Perishing.” He read through, and focused mainly on, the pamphlet “Your Life: A New Beginning” that everyone had been given. Scripture came from John 1:12, Ephesians 2:8-9, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, Romans 9:1-3 as well as several other Bible references that were in the pamphlet. Hymn was “Rescue the Perishing.” Visitors at HBC Sunday included Aubrey Cranfill, Erin Cranfill, Patrica Wilson, Bob Hughes and a couple of others.
Wednesday and Thursday, Abraham Tillotson visited Jimmy Sanford and one of his friends. Friday, Mr. Tillotson visited W.G. Elliott. Saturday morning, Abraham went to the breakfast, which was prepared by the HBC Brotherhood, honoring Decatur Overbey for his many years of service to the Brotherhood at HBC. Also Saturday, he went to visit with the family of Cordelia Tucker at Watkins Cooper Lyon funeral home. Abraham went to Mrs. Tucker’s funeral at Clarksville Baptist Church as well.
Those visiting Ruth Overby throughout the week included Mary Anne Ottinger, Mitzi Waller, Cindy Loftis and Leslie and Debbie Overby. Abraham Tillotson and Jink Overbey stopped by to see her Wednesday evening. Thursday, Delores Hamlett, Rocki Hamlett and one of their friends visited Ruth.
Norma Elliott went to visit Jimmy Elliott last week. She stayed with him last Tuesday through Thursday. Monday, Mrs. Elliott attended Vacation Bible School at Millcreek Baptist Church with Sam Parham.
Wednesday, Annie Sue Overby, Haley Overby and Beth went to South Boston. While there, the young ladies enjoyed dining out together at Shangri-La and doing a little shopping.
Layne and Laura Arrington and Parker Arrington visited Mr. and Mrs. Dean Elliott Friday evening. Erica Elliott and Ann attended a Bridal Shower for Tracy Nelson Saturday afternoon at the Fireman Shed in South Boston.
Aubrey Cranfill and Erin Cranfill spent the weekend with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Cranfill.
Remember the sick, lost and those who have lost loved ones including the Junior Hudson family, the Edward Jones family, the Cordelia Tucker family and the Norma Langford family. Remember our great country and the problems in it, the lost/unchurched, HBC, hospital and nursing home patients, the lost, our seniors who graduated from high school/college this year, people serving on mission, the 2013 HBC Youth Group trip, and each other as well. Also, remember our troops including Mariah Johns Adkins, Timmy Wilkinson, Brian Seate, Forest Clark, Jonathan Fisher and Dan Elliott, BIRTHDAYS: Andy Oliver, Annie Sue Overby, Jade Overby, Ronnie Pulliam, Melvin Bowen, Hollis Bowen, Tyler Newton, Tony Powell.
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