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Hitesburg News for Oct. 10, 2013 / October 10, 2013
By Beth Ralston

Sunday, call to worship was verse one of “Trusting Jesus” by the choir at Hitesburg Baptist Church. The Reverend Mike Riley read the announcements and welcomed everyone. Hymn was “There Is Power in the Blood.” Children’s sermon, which was lead by the Rev. Riley, was concerning being prepared and getting ready to do stuff. He asked the children “What are the ways you need to be prepared for supper, your first day of school, etc?.” He stated that everyone needs to be, and should be, prepared to worship the Lord and ask others to come worship with them. The children collected loose change from throughout the congregation for the October Loose Change Project which will go toward Operation Christmas Child as well as nursing home Christmas bags. Prayer time ended with a prayer from the Deacon of the Week, Carl Daniel. Hymn was “Take Time to Be Holy.” Choir special was “I’m Standing on the Solid Rock.” Everyone fellowshipped with one another while Deborah Pulliam, pianist/organist, played a couple of verses. The Rev. Riley brought the sermon entitiled “Before the Lord’s Supper-Examine Yourself.” Scripture came from I Corinthians 11:27-32 and 17-18 and Hebrews 10:29. Hymn was “Blessed Assurance.” The Lord’s supper was partaken of. Visitors at HBC Sunday included George Daniel and a couple of others.

Faye McGaughey, John Estes of North Carolina, and a couple of others visited Decatur Overbey throughout the week. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Overbey and Decatur attended the Fun Day at Owens-Illinois Saturday.

Friday evening, Sam Parham, Norma Elliott, Mitzie Waller and Ruth Overby went to hear some music at Bushy Hollow in North Carolina. Saturday evening, Mr. Parham, Norma and Ruth attended Ron Overbey and Jessica Crute’s wedding at Occoneechee Park in Clarksville.

Saturday, a good number of courteous and caring gentlemen of the community gathered together to deliver some loads of firewood to some elderly and/or shut-ins in the Hitesburg community and several other communities throughout the county. The wood was provided by Jim and Sharon Forrester-Kensey. Everyone enjoyed a pancake breakfast before the deliveries.

Ronnie and Deborah Pulliam attended the wedding of Ron Overbey and Jessica Crute Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Cranfill enjoyed lunch with Ruth Overby at their home Sunday afternoon.

Remember the sick, lost and those who have lost loved ones. Remember our great country and the problems in it, victims and/or their families of the Washington, DC shootings, the lost/unchurched, HBC, hospital and nursing home patients, people serving on mission, new church leaders and workers, people searching for jobs, Middle East situation and each other as well. Also, remember our troops including Mariah Johns Adkins, Timmy Wilkinson, Brian Seate, Forest Clark, Jonathan Fisher and Dan Elliott, BIRTHDAYS: Sara Reese, Donnie Overbey, Taylor Elliott, Eddie Daniel, Charity Milam, Robert Overbey, Lindsey Wilkins, Michael E. Puryear.

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