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Hitesburg News for March 28, 2013 / March 28, 2013
Sunday, Palm Sunday, call to worship was “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name” by the choir at Hitesburg Baptist Church. The Reverend Mike Riley read the announcements and welcomed everyone. Hymn was “Blessed Assurance.” Children’s sermon, which was lead by Mrs. Sue Riley, was concerning a story of Benjamin, a boy who lived in Jerusalam, who received a box from his grandfather with straw and other treasures in it which represent Palm Sunday. 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, James Hart. Hymn was “The Old Rugged Cross.” Choir special was “I Believe in a Hill Called Mount Calvary.” Everyone fellowshipped with one another while Deborah Pulliam, pianist/organist, played a couple of verses. The Rev. Riley brought the sermon entitiled “Before Revival Can Come.” Scripture came from 2 Chronicles 7:14, Habbakkuk 1:5, Jeremiah 23:13, Mark 11, 2 Chronicles 7:13 and 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24. Hymn was “Jesus I Come.”

Those visiting Thomas Bailey throughout the week included Judy Johnson, Shirla Hudson, Mark Lamberts, Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Elliott, Jennifer Poole, Justin Poole and Jimmy Sanford.

Paula Stone and Lindsey Stone spent from last Tuesday to Saturday in New York with Lindsey’s year book class from school. While there, they visited the Good Morning America show. They also went ice skating at Rockefeller Square and enjoyed other things/sites in New York.

The Reverend Mike Riley visited Decatur Overbey a few times throughout the week. Monday, Margie Nelson and Robert Overbey stopped by to see him. That evening, Sharon Kensey, Phyllis Daniel and Caleb Daniel visited Decatur.

Last Tuesday, Richard Watkins stopped by and visited Ruth Overby briefly. Last Wednesday, Mrs. Overby visited Mr. and Mrs. Heiter Griffin. That evening, Connie Cranfill visited Ruth.

Last Wednesday, Abraham Tillotson visited Carl Elliott Jr.

Saturday, Beth Ralston visited Lynn and Annie Sue Overby, Carissa Overby, Jade Overby and Haley Overby.

Saturday, Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Cranfill went to Farmville and Lynchburg. While there, they visited Greg and Whitney Cranfill, Aubrey Cranfill and Erin Cranfill. Bobby and Connie also visited Gwen Driskill, Reid Driskill and Jackson Driskill that day.

Saturday evening, Mr. and Mrs. Dean Elliott went out to eat in Danville. Sunday afternoon, Dean and Ann visited with Laura Arrington and Parker Arrington.

Monday, a few members of Hitesburg met at HBC for the Monday night Bible study. They continued their study of Genesis.

Remember the sick, lost and those who have lost loved ones including the Smith Murray 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: Tammy Lloyd, Michael Neal, Mrs. Lucille Thompson.

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