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Hitesburg News for Sept. 12, 2013
SoVaNow.com / September 12, 2013By Beth Ralston
Sunday, call to worship was “There’s Something About That Name” by the choir at Hitesburg Baptist Church. There was a Parent/Child Dedication service in which David and Julie Riley and Brianna Riley were included. The Reverend Mike Riley read Deuteronomy 6:6-7 and presented the family with a certificate, which was suitable for framing, to commemorate that special service. The Rev. Riley read the announcements and welcomed everyone. Hymn was “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name.” Children’s sermon, which was lead by Sharon Kinsey, was concerning invitations with R.S.V.P. on them. She asked the children “What excuses have you used for not going somewhere you were invited?.” A couple of answers were given, including “mom and dad won’t let me.” It was stated that God has thrown a ‘party’. He has sent us all invitations since He wants us all to follow Him and not to have/make up excuses not to come. Prayer time ended with a prayer from Johnny Szynklewski. The Deacon of the Week is Ronnie Pulliam. Hymn was “He Keeps Me Singing.” Choir special was “It’s Different Now.” Everyone fellowshipped with one another while Deborah Pulliam, pianist/organist, played a couple of verses. The Rev. Riley brought the sermon entitiled “Making Up For Lost Time.” Scripture came from Joel 2:12-13 and 25-26, James 4:13-15, 2 Corinthians 4:6-8, Hebrews 12:6-11, Phillipians 3:13 and Matthew 9:26. Hymn was “Take the Name of Jesus With You.” Visitors at HBC Sunday included Dot Carr, Mr. and Mrs. Chris Riley and Dylan Riley.
Those visiting Decatur Overbey throughout the week included Margie Nelson and a few others. Monday, Faye McGaughey visited him. Tuesday, Mr. Overbey went to the Senior Citizens’ gathering at HBC.
Last Sunday, Roosevelt and Judy Stone had a family get-together to celebrate Tim Stone’s birthday. Those present included Tim and Paula Stone, Lindsey Stone, Sidney Stone, Sandra Weary and Trevor Weary. Friday, Donnie Morris from Berea, NC visited Roosevelt and Judy.
Thomas Grey and Charlotte Hayes visited Deborah Pulliam and Helen Hayes last Tuesday afternoon.
Last Wednesday, Abraham Tillotson went to Richmond to be with the Burch Yancey family at the Morrissett Funeral Home. Saturday, Abraham went to Singing for a Cause Gospel Concert in Oxford, NC. Hannah Faith and Friends Alisa Asbury, Josh Neyman, John Penney, Detroit Yancey and Noah Greenway provided the uplifting music.
Those visiting Taylor Elliott throughout the week included Mr. and Mrs. George Daniel, Carl and Phyllis Daniel, Caleb Daniel, Layne and Laura Arrington, Parker Arrington, Justin Pool, Jerry Pool, Andrew Roberts, Jesse Roberts, Norma Elliott, Ronnie and Deborah Pulliam, Mrs. Helen Hayes and, a friend of Taylor’s from Highpoint, Travis.
Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Cranfill spent the weekend with James and Lori Wade, Nathan Wade and Evelyn Wade. One day while there, they all enjoyed going to see Nathan play Fall Baseball.
Friday, Annie Sue Overby and Jade Overby visited Beth. Saturday, Annie Sue, Haley Overby and Beth went to the skating rink at the World of Sports. The three ladies also enjoyed doing a little shopping while together.
Saturday, Sam Parham, Norma Elliott and Ruth Overby went to Owen Barksdale’s. While there, they enjoyed a picnic together and hearing some music.
Sunday, Delores Hamlett, Rocki Hamlett and one of the Hamlett ladies’ friends went to Danville. They enjoyed spending the day there celebrating Rocki’s birthday.
Sunday, Mitzie Waller visited Ruth Overby.
Tuesday, the monthly Senior Citizens’ gathering was held at HBC.
Remember the sick, lost and those who have lost loved ones including the Gallie Gordon family, the Burch Yancey family and the William Cox family. Remember our great country and the problems in it, the lost/unchurched, HBC, hospital and nursing home patients, people serving on mission, children, teachers and workers as new school year begins, Missionaries at home and overseas, new church leaders and workers, people searching for jobs, Middle East situation and each other as well. Also, remember our troops including Brandon Barksdale, Mariah Johns Adkins, Timmy Wilkinson, Brian Seate, Forest Clark, Jonathan Fisher and Dan Elliott, BIRTHDAYS: Rocki Hamlett, Tanner Gordon, Libby Slagle, Beth Baker, Cameron Keeton, Derrick Fisher, Barbara Fisher, Steven Bowen, Ashley Bowen, Austin Riley, Luke Haden and Owen Lloyd, ANNIVERSARIES: Carl and Phyllis Daniel.
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