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Hitesburg News for May 8, 2014
SoVaNow.com / May 07, 2014Sunday, call to worship was “The King Is Coming” by the choir at Hitesburg Baptist Church. The Reverend Mike Riley read the announcements and welcomed everyone. Hymn was “What a Day That Will Be.” Children’s sermon, which was lead by Sharon Kensey, was concerning the Gideon Bibles that are in most hotels/motels. She asked the children “Have any of you ever traveled and stayed in a hotel room? If so, was there a Bible there?.” Answers were given. Sharon spoke of how the Gideons got started, how many years they’ve been together, how many countries they’ve left Bibles in, etc. The children collected loose change from throuhout 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, Dean Elliott. Hymn was “We’re Marching to Zion.” Choir special was “Jesus Is Coming Soon.” Everyone fellowshipped with one another while Deborah Pulliam, pianist/organist, played a couple of verses. The Gideon guest speaker, Ben Lipscomb, spoke of the Gideons, what they do and the countries the Gideons have been able to reach with the Bibles that were purchased with the donations from various churches. Scripture came from 2 Corinthians 12:9, Isaiah 55:11 and Luke 15:11-32. Hymn was “He Touched Me.” Visitors at HBC Sunday included the Gideon Ben Lipscomb, Helen Hayes and a couple of others.
Last Tuesday evening, which was youth night at revival, Kelly Ballance led. Danielle French spoke of how certain age groups are being judged. Angela Nunez spoke of how those who smoke drugs and/or drink need our prayers. Robert French spoke of how we need to pray for the things we don’t know. Caleb Daniel spoke of how the high school seniors need prayer as they transition into college and/or the workforce. Everyone sang “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus.” Marilisa Nunez opened the service. Scripture came from 1 Timothy 4:12. Haley Overby asked everyone for prayer requests and prayed. Everyone sang “Love Lifted Me.” Tracey Quackenbush Martin spoke of the media and putting our information out there on it. She also spoke of some of the issues facing the teenagers today. Hannah Clark, Ashley Clark and Annah Wall sang “I Have Been Blessed”, “Lord, Here’s My Basket” and “God’s Been Good” with Tracy Clark on the organ, Benjamin Clark on the banjo, who also sang, David Clark and Stephen Wall on the guitar. Dennis Ballance gave his own personal testimony of how he came to know Jesus and accept Him into his life. Everyone sang “I’ll Tell the World That I’m a Christian.” Last Wednesday evening, which was leadership night, Alice Loftis sang a solo. Jimmy Wilson spoke of his childhood and how his life improved with the help of God. Jim Forrester spoke of himself, how he came to know God and the illnesses in his family. Dean Elliott spoke of how the 2014 HBC revival, which has never been organized this way, had gone. He also spoke of leaders in the Bible that weren’t the best at what they did and how there should not be anything holding anyone back today from leading in whatever field they choose. Mr. Elliott also focused on how God is pleased with anyone who does whatever, or however, God has called them to serve. Scripture came from 2 Timothy 3:16-17.
Charlie Conner attended revival services at HBC throughout the week.
Friday, Leslie Overby visited Abraham Tillotson.
Friday evening, Mr. and Mrs. Dean and Ann Elliott visited Layne and Laura Arrington and Parker Arrington.
Saturday, Dean and Ann, along with Christian and Erica Willis, attended the musical “Beehive” at the Prizery. Sunday afternoon, Mr. and Mrs. Elliott visited with Lucille Thompson, Esther Mae Murray and Hazel Poole. The Elliotts also visited with Christian and Erica at their home.
Saturday afternoon, Judy Stone, Paula Stone, Lindsey Stone and Sidney Stone attended the benefit for Sarah Vaughan at the Worship Center in Cluster Springs. Sunday, Judy had a cookout for Roosevelt Stone for his birthday. Those there helping him celebrate were Tim and Paula Stone, Linsey, Sidney, Josh Stone and Sandra Weary. Judy also attended a birthday party for Kylei Morris in Roxboro, NC.
Cephus Overbey visited Norma Elliott throughout the week. Saturday, Sam Parham, Ruth Overby, Mitzie Waller and Norma went to Averett Baptist Church to enjoy hearing some music.
A.J. and Joanne Seamons, from Powhatan, Va., visited his sister. Esther Murray, Sunday.
Remember the sick, lost and those who have lost loved ones including the Daniel Short family and the Chappell family. Remember our great country, HBC, hospital and nursing home patients, the lost, people serving on mission, VBS Workers/Teachers and each other as well. Also, remember our troops including Mariah Johns Adkins, Timmy Wilkinson, Brandon Barksdale, Forest Clark, Jonathon Fisher, Jamie Epps and Dan Elliott, BIRTHDAYS: Carl Daniel, Donna Hastings, Betty Griffin, Catherine Elliott, Mildred Seamster.
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