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Hitesburg News for March 14, 2013
SoVaNow.com / March 14, 2013Sunday, call to worship was “We Have Come Into His House” by the choir at Hitesburg Baptist Church. The Reverend Mike Riley read the announcements and welcomed everyone. Hymn was “Glory to His Name.” Children’s sermon, which was lead by David Riley, was concerning chores. He asked the children “How many of you have chores at home and what are they?.” Various answers were given. David also told the story of a girl named Sarah having to sweep the laundry room as her chore, how she neglected to do it one day and what happened. Scripture came from Collosians 3:23. The children collected loose change from throughout the congregation for the March Loose Change project which will go toward the Annie Armstrong Easter offering. Prayer time ended with a prayer from the Deacon of the Week, David Bryant. Hymn was “I Will Sing the Wondrous Story.” Choir special was “Way Down Deep in My Soul.” Everyone fellowshipped with one another while Deborah Pulliam, pianist/organist, played a couple of verses. The Rev. Riley brought the sermon entitiled “Five Ways to Strengthen Your Marriage.” Scripture came from Genesis 2:18, 21-25 and Phillipians 2:5-8. Hymn was “There is a Fountain.” Vince and Melanie Medley, Dennis and Kelly Ballance, Mr. and Mrs. Dean Elliott, Ronnie and Deborah Pulliam, Leslie and Debbie Overby, Don and Alice Loftis, Jimmy and Bonnie Wilson and a couple of other couples joined Rev. and Mrs. Mike and Sue Riley as they all renewed their wedding vows at the alter. Visitors at HBC Sunday included Sam Parham, Tyrus Haden and a couple of others.
Those visiting Norma Elliott throughout the week included Nell Daniel, Carl and Phyllis Daniel, Caleb Daniel, Sam Parham, Layne and Laura Arrington, Parker Arrington, Ronnie Pulliam, Harold Young, Erica Elliott and Phyllis Carrington.
Taylor Elliott and Jonathan Strader went to Raleigh last Tuesday evening to see the Hurricanes play ice hockey.
Leslie Overby visited Ruth Overby a couple of times throughout the week.
Thursday, Abraham Tillotson visited Donald and Evone Jacobs. Saturday afternoon, he visited Thomas Bailey and Carl Elliott, Jr. Saturday evening, Abraham went to Clover Church of God of Prophecy to the benefit gospel sing for Kyle Martin. Those providing the music included Kermit Wright, Randy Gravely, Skeeter Wright, Steve and Rhonda Powell, Ken and Cathy Peade, Harold Young and the Halifax Hillbillies.
Mr. and Mrs. Roosevelt and Judy Stone visited Johnnie Rice Friday. Judy went to Oxford, NC Saturday to see Ethan Morris play basketball at D.N. Hicks School. Mrs. Stone visited some of her family members in Berea, NC Sunday.
Friday and Saturday, the East Coast Men’s Conference was held at Englewood Baptist Church in Rocky Mount, NC. The gentlemen attending from the Hitesburg community included David Bryant, Carl Daniel, Brian Rush, David Riley, Don Loftis, Rev. Mike Riley, Ronnie Lloyd, Randy Davis, Michael Davis, Jink Overbey and Jimmy Wilson.
Sunday, Rev. and Mrs. Mike Riley, Vicki Overby, Carissa Overby, Jade Overby and Haley Overby visited Annie Sue Overby. Wayne Overby and Mitch Overby visited her that day as well. Ronnie and Marie Overby visited Annie Sue Monday.
Remember the sick, lost and those who have lost loved ones including the Michael Anderson family, the Thomas Dunn family, the Rick Evans family, the Hilda Newton family, the Danny Wade family and the Virginia Watkins family. Remember our great country, HBC, hospital and nursing home patients, the lost, people serving on mission, Hitesburg Revival April 14-17 and each other as well. Also, remember our troops including Mariah Johns Adkins, Timmy Wilkinson, Brian Seate, Forest Clark and Dan Elliott; BIRTHDAYS: Mia Medley, Martha Szynklewski, Peggy Overbey, Mitch Overby, Crystal Nester, Ayron Matthews, Brian Chandler, Inez Allen.
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