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Hitesburg News for July 31, 2014 / July 31, 2014
Sunday, call to worship was “I Will Serve Thee” by the choir at Hitesburg Baptist Church. The Reverend Mike Riley read the announcements and welcomed everyone. He also read two ‘Thank You’ cards from the Hugh Elliott family and the Rachel Overbey family. Hymn was “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing.” The children’s sermon, which was lead by David Riley, was concerning working together. He asked the children “How many of you have had to work together to do something?.” A couple answered and gave examples including building things, cooking, etc. Mr. Riley stated that we want what we do to glorify God, which includes cooperating with others and having Christ as the foundation, starting every activity with prayer. The children collected loose change from throughout the congregation for the July Loose Change project which will go toward the purchase of school supplies for the Dan River Baptist Association. Prayer time ended with a prayer from the Deacon of the Week, Jimmy Wilson. Hymn was “Open My Eyes That I May See.” Choir special was “I’ll Meet You in the Morning.” Everyone fellowshipped with one another while Deborah Pulliam, pianist/organist, played a couple of verses. The Rev. Riley brought the sermon entitled “The House That God Builds.” Scripture came from Psalm 127:1, 1 Corinthians 3:9-11, Ephesians 4:16, Exodus 36:3-7, Matthew 7:26-27 and 24-25. Hymn was “Trust and Obey.” Visitors at HBC Sunday included a couple of people.

Wednesday and Thursday, Melvin and Hollis Bowen visited Mrs. Alice Bowen. Also Wednesday, Mr. and Mrs. Bowen visited Alan Hudson. Hollis visited Muriel Williams Wednesday as well.

Thursday afternoon, Abraham Tillotson visited W.G. Elliott.

Charlie Conner enjoyed spending the week with some of his friends.

Judy Stone, Paula Stone, Lindsey Stone, Sidney Stone and Sandra Weary spent Friday at Wet and Wild Water Park in Greensboro, NC. Judy visited Johnny and Julia Rice Saturday. Donnie Morris visited Mr. and Mrs. Roosevelt Stone Saturday.

Remember the sick, lost and those who have lost loved ones including the Rachel Overbey family, the Hillard Sizemore family, the William Walker Johns family, the Cecile Reaves family and the Kathleen Carter 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: Ethan Riley, Erica E. Willis, Alice Loftis.

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