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Hitesburg news for May 29, 2014

SoVaNow.com / May 28, 2014


Sunday, call to worship was “Blessed Be The Name” by the choir at Hitesburg Baptist Church. The Reverend Mike Riley read the announcements and welcomed everyone. Everyone applauded in recognition of those who have served this great country and have passed away. Hymn was “America the Beautiful.” Children’s sermon, which was lead by Sharon Kensey, was concerning times when you need to do something but just don’t want to. She asked the children “Was there ever a food/vegetable that you didn’t like earlier in your life and now you like it/them?.” A couple of answers were given. Sharon spoke of Jesus trying to teach His disciples a difficult lesson. She spoke of how when we have God/Jesus in our hearts that we can do anything. The children collected loose change from throughout the congregation for the May Loose Change project which will go toward the Vacation Bible School Mission Project. Prayer time ended with a prayer from the Deacon of the Week, Jimmy Wilson. Hymn was “My Country Tis of Thee.” Choir special was “No Tears in Heaven.” Everyone fellowshipped with one another while Delores Hamlett, pianist/organist, played a couple of verses. The Rev. Riley brought the sermon entitiled “Questions #11-Do You Also Want to Go Away?.” Scripture came from John 6:60-69, Matthew 7:13 and 14, Ephesians 4:14, Matthew 13:19-23, 1 Peter 4:12-14 and Phillipians 1:29. Hymn was “God Will Take Care of You.” Visitors at HBC Sunday included Tyrus Haden, Luke Haden, Joshua Haden, Lewis and Regina Snyder, Amy, Amanda and a couple of others.

Melvin and Hollis Bowen visited Mrs. Alice Bowen last Wednesday and last Thursday. Mr. Bowen also visited Alan Hudson last Thursday.

Tim Stone and Lindsey Stone attended the Field Day at Cluster Springs Elementary School to see Sidney Stone in the games. Dale and Linda Morris and Kylei visited Judy Stone Saturday. They all went to the Summerfest in Virgilina. Mrs. Stone and Kylei also went to a cookout at Renay Wilborn’s in Virgilina.

Saturday evening, Abraham Tillotson went to hear the Kingsmen sing at McCanless Memorial Methodist Church. He also went to the visitation of the A.E. Morris family at Brooks/Lyons Funeral Home Sunday evening. Monday, Mr. Tillotson went and showed his final respects at Mr. Morris’ funeral at Union Christian Church in Virgilina and the burial at the Virgilina Cemetery.

Sunday, Delores Hamlett, Beth, Rocki Hamlett, Charlie Conner and a couple of their friends enjoyed lunch and visiting with Ruth Overby at her home.

Remember the sick, lost and those who have lost loved ones including the Thomas Bowman family, the A.E. Morris family and the Edna James 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.



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