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Hitesburg News for May 2, 2013
SoVaNow.com / May 02, 2013Sunday, call to worship was “The Family of God” by the choir at Hitesburg Baptist Church. The Reverend Mike Riley read the announcements and welcomed everyone. Hymn was “Victory in Jesus.” Children’s sermon, which was lead by David Riley, was concerning everyone enjoying meals together and all of the preperation they took. The children were asked “How many of you have ever had people over for dinner and what did you have to do to be prepared for it?.” The fact that everyone needs to be prepared, and help others to be prepared, to have a glorious banquet with the Lord was discussed. The children collected loose change from throughout the congregation for the April Loose Change project which will go toward the area food banks. Prayer time ended with a prayer from the Deacon of the Week, David Bryant. Hymn was “In the Garden.” Choir special was “Dwelling in Beulah Land.” Everyone fellowshipped with one another while Delores Hamlett, pianist/organist, played a couple of verses. The Rev. Riley brought the sermon entitiled “Compel Them to Come.” Scripture came from Luke 14:16-24, Revelation 19, Mark 8:38, Acts 1:8, Matthew 10:32-33, Ephesians 6:19-20 and Luke 14:15. Hymn was “I Believe in a Hill Called Mount Calvary.” Visitors at HBC Sunday included Jimmy Elliott and a couple of others.
Last Monday, Abraham Tillotson visited Donald and Evone Jacobs. Last Tuesday evening, Abraham went to the Dan River Baptist Association town hall meeting at Nelson Baptist Church. Thursday, he visited Leslie Overby. Saturday evening, Mr. Tillotson went to Averett Baptist Church to hear the Appalachian Express play some bluegrass gospel music in concert. Sunday morning, he enjoyed breakfast at NBC.
Last Wednesday, Margie Nelson and Peggy Overbey visited Decatur Overbey.
Friday, Ruth Overby went with Sam Parham and Norma Elliott to Brosville to enjoy a singing there. Sunday; Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Cranfill, Delores Hamlett, Rocki Hamlett, one of the Hamlett ladies’ friends, Beth Ralston, and Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Overby enjoyed lunch with Ruth. They, as well as Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Waller, enjoyed visiting with one another that afternoon as well.
Saturday, Judy Johnson visited Thomas Bailey. The two of them enjoyed supper out in South Boston that evening. Sunday, Tommy Elliott visited Mr. Bailey.
Mr. and Mrs. Dean Elliott took a short trip to Virginia Beach for a long weekend. While there, they went out to eat with Amanda Snyder. Sunday afternoon, Dean and Ann visited with Layne and Laura Arrington and Parker Arrington.
Remember the sick, lost and those who have lost loved ones including the Bobby Crews family, the John Hastings family, the Betty Allen family and the Leo Carden 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: Roosevelt Stone, Joan Newman, Rachel L. Thornton, Cheryl Ralston, Terrena Ballinger, Carl Daniel, Sandra Watts; ANNIVERSARIES: Joey and Donna Hastings.
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