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Sunday, call to worship was “He Is Lord” by the choir at Hitesburg Baptist Church. The Reverend Mike Riley read the announcements and welcomed everyone. Hymn was “I Will Sing the Wondrous Story.” Children’s sermon, which was lead by Sharon Kensey, was concerning being special people in God’s eyes. Sharon, dressed and acting as Saul, told of himself not always liking Jesus and doing some bad things. ‘He’ discussed the lightning storm ‘he’ encountered and ‘his’ talk with Jesus, including saying that when God gives you an order that you are to obey. Saul, instructed by God, had to go and spread His word. The time ended with a prayer from Sharon. The children collected loose change from throughout the congregation for the June Loose Change project, which will go toward the area food bank. Prayer time ended with a prayer from the Deacon of the Week, Carl Daniel. Hymn was “Since Jesus Came Into My Heart.” Choir special was “Standing on the Solid Rock.” Everyone fellowshipped with one another while Deborah Pulliam, pianist/organist, played a couple of verses. The Rev. Riley brought the sermon entitiled “Question #12-Why Are You Persecuting Me?.” Scripture came from Acts 9:1-15, Proverbs 6:16-19, 2 Corinthians 5:17 and Colossians 3:12-15. Hymn was “Jesus I Come.”
Last Tuesday at Vacation Bible school the question was ‘Was Jesus more than just a good man?’. Scripture came from Mark 1:15, 6:1-6 and 30-56, Luke 4:16 and 24:48, John 1:1 and 14 and 14:6. Last Wednesday at VBS, the question was ‘Did Jesus really die?/Was Jesus’ death real?’. Scripture came from 2 Timothy 3:16, Isaiah 53:2-6 and 11-12, Mark 14:22-28 and 15:22-27 and Genesis 3:15. Thursday, the question was ‘Is Jesus alive?’. Scripture came from Luke 24:1-48 and Matthew 27:64. Each age group studied the same question each evening. Friday, a good number of people from Hitesburg and other surrounding communities gathered at HBC for the VBS commencement. The children walked, three of them carryig the American flag, the Christian flag and the Holy Bible respectively, into the sanctuary. Stephanie Neal opened the commencement ceremonies by stating the average attendance each evening and declaring that it had been a successful and joyous VBS week. The Reverend Mike Riley spoke about the question ‘What do I do with the evidence about/knowledge of Jesus?’. A C.S. Lewis quote was read. The Rev. Riley prayed a special prayer asking Jesus into everypne’s heart and, those wishing to, repeated it. All the children sang “Yes to VBS” and “We Stand Forgiven.” Mrs. Neal spoke of the mission offering that had been collected throughout the week, which will go toward the recreational equipment for the new fellowship hall. An offering to be added to what the children had collected was taken up that evening. Lindsey Stone and Judy Stone, who taught the 5, 6 and 7 year olds, had the children sing “Down in My Heart.” Josh and Charity Milam taught the children from grades 2 and 3. Marilyn Overbey asked them “What did you do that was fun at VBS?.” She got a few different answers. Marilyn then asked “Who was the most important person you studied about this week?.” She got the correct answer “Jesus.” They sang “Jesus Loves Me.” Children from grades 3, 4 and 5, who were taught by Paula Stone and Karen Morris, answered the questions of the week and gave Scriptual evidence/proof that lead them to those answers. The middle school age group, which was lead by Sharon Kensey Forrester, told about how they did their investigating to find their answers. Each child read a few scripture verses. The high school age group, which was lead by Carissa Overby and Dean Elliott, spoke of what they had learned throughout the week. There was also an adult class in which David Bryant, Sue Riley, Johnny Szynklewski and Abraham Tillotson took turns teaching. Stephanie presented each person from each class with a certificate for attending the 2014 VBS. Others helping make the week successful included Dennis and Kelly Ballance, Ronnie and Deborah Pulliam, Carl and Phyllis Daniel, Jink Overbey, Jimmy and Bonnie Wilson and several others.
Ruth Overby attended Vacation Bible School at HBC throughout the week. Cindy Loftis visited her one day throughout the week. Saturday evening, Ruth visited Mr. and Mrs. Heiter Griffin. Tuesday, Mrs. Overby went to the Senior Citizens’ gathering at HBC.
One evening throughout the week, Norma Elliott visited Mr. and Mrs. George Daniel.
Thursday afternoon, Abraham Tillotson visited Jimmy Sanford and Mary Holloway. Abraham attended Vacation Bible School at HBC throughout the week. He also went to the VBS commencement Friday evening. Saturday, Mr. Tillotson visited Hamlin Tillotson and Hanna Yancey. He visited Evone Jacobs that day as well.
Charlie Conner attended Vacation Bible School at HBC throughout the week. He also went to the VBS commencement Friday evening and the ice-cream social which followed.
Dean and Ann Elliott, Layne and Laura Arrington and Parker Arrington went out to eat Friday evening at Kahills in South Hill, Virginia. Sunday evening, Christian and Erica Willis stopped by the Elliotts’ home for a visit.
During the weekend, Mr. and Mrs. Tim Stone, Lindsey Stone and Sidney Stone were in Wendell, N.C. for Lindsey to play in a softball tournament. Mr. and Mrs. Roosevelt Stone went to a pig-pickin’ Saturday afternoon at the home of Donnie and Anne Morris in Berea, N.C. for Heather Trivette’s high school graduation party.
Tuesday, the monthly Senior Citizens’ gathering was held at HBC. A good number of people, including some from the Hitesburg community, North Carolina, South Boston, the Aarons Creek community and other surrounding communities were there to enjoy the Bar-B-Q lunch, with all the fixings and desserts, and the fellowship with each other.
Remember the sick, lost and those who have lost loved ones including the A.T. Pittard family and the Edith Percelia Hazelwood Thomas 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, Brian Seate, Forest Clark and Dan Elliott, BIRTHDAYS: Lindsey Stone, Wendy Overbey, Freddie Ray Coates, ANNIVERSARIES: Steve and Pam Bowman, Carl and Joyce Howerton.
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