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Hitesburg News for Nov. 7, 2013 / November 06, 2013
Sunday, call to worship was “Seek Ye First” by the choir at Hitesburg Baptist Church. The Reverend Mike Riley read the announcements and welcomed everyone. Hymn was “Savior Like a Shepherd Lead Us”. Children’s sermon, which was lead by Sharon Kensey, was concerning God teaching us a lot of things, the biggest and most important of which is sharing what we have with others. She asked the children what we can share. Various answers were given including food, money and visiting the sick, new church members, etc. Cody Nester ended the children’s sermon with a prayer. The children collected loose change from throughout the congregation for the November Loose Change project which will go toward the local food bank. Prayer time ended with a prayer from the Deacon of the Week, Ronnie Pulliam. Hymn was “All the Way My Savior Leads Me”. Choir special was “No One Ever Cared for Me Like Jesus”. Everyone fellowshipped with one another while Deborah Pulliam, pianist/organist, played a couple of verses. The Rev. Riley brought the sermon entitiled “Survival Techniques for Stressful Times-Part 2”. Scripture came from Mark 14:32-42 and Mark 14:31 and 50. Hymn was “God Will Take Care of You”. Visitors at HBC Sunday included Averie Bowen and Brycen Bowen.

One day during the week, Ruth Overby visited Annie Sue Overby.

Mr. and Mrs. Dean Elliott and Taylor Elliott, along with Laura Arrington and Parker Arrington, traveled to St. John’s Virgin Islands for the wedding of Erica Elliott and Christian Willis which took place last Monday. Others attending the ceremony were Craig and Nancy Willis, of Moorhead, NC, Carson and Laura Willis of Sanford, NC and Mike and Lindsey Prochaska from Kansas City, Missouri.

One day during the week, Abraham Tillotson visited W.G. Elliott.

Friday, Sam Parham and Norma Elliott went with the Millcreek Baptist Church senior citizens’ group to the mountains.

Gwen Driskill, Jackson Driskill, Reid Driskill, Lori Wade, Nathan Wade, Evelyn Wade, Greg Cranfill, Aubrey Cranfill and Erin Cranfill spent a couple of days with Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Cranfill during the weekend.

Ronnie and Deborah Pulliam visited Bobby and Connie Cranfill Saturday.

Sunday, Beth visited Lynn and Annie Sue Overby. Monday, Vicki Overby and Annie Sue visited Beth.

Remember the sick, lost and/or unchurched and those who have lost loved ones including the Frank Slayton family. Remember our great country, the elections, Middle East Situation, people searching for jobs, those on missions, new church members and the Missionaries throughout the world as well. Also, remember our troops including Mariah Johns Adkins, Brian Seate, Forest Clark, Timmy Wilkinson, Brandon Barksdale and Dan Elliott, BIRTHDAYS: Melanie Medley, Elizabeth Dodson, Tammy Wilkins, Pat Fisher, Sue Terry, Karen Loftis, Vicki Overby, ANNIVERSARIES: Mr. and Mrs. Dean Elliott.

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