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Ebenezer Mennonite Church Schoolhouse Singing

Bluffton, Ohio

Saturday, November 3, 2001

The eighth annual Ebenezer Mennonite Church Schoolhouse Singing was held on Saturday before the first Sunday in November. The class was called to order by Eloise Clark leading song on page 36b. Chaplain Beth Huener led the opening prayer.

Leaders: Eloise Clark 171; Charlotte Wolfe 47t, 128; Jo Schultz 34b, 300; Henry Schuman 270, 480; Pauline Childers 440, 212; John Bealle 410t, 186; Beth Huener 547, 545; Joe Todd 179, 269; Beth Todd 89, 335; Greg Howard 569b, 47b; John Bayer 114.

RECESS

John Bayer called the class back to order leading song on page 213 (t? b?). Leaders: Kay Huener 38b, 178; Michael Darby 78, 142, 84; Laura Russell 275t, 287; Greg Creech 183, 40; Loraine Bayer 29t, 159; Kathy Knecht 87, 35; Anne Marie Bullock 117, 515; Regina Bayer 144, 312b; Maria Knecht 97, 460.

LUNCH

The women of Ebenezer Mennonite Church served lunch, and the class sang 45t in appreciation for their work.

The afternoon session was brought to order by Eloise Clark leading song on page 472. Leaders: Henry Schuman 77t, 34t; Charles Knecht 37b, 448t; Charlotte Wolfe 192, 64; Jo Schultz 532, 503; John Bealle 229, 189; Beth Huener 535, 200; Joe Todd 122, 112; Megan Johns and Zander Knecht 147b, 410t; Beth Todd 319, 566; Greg Howard 68b, 388; John Bayer 71, 354t; Kay Huener 234, 551; Michael Darby 344.

RECESS

Michael Darby called the class to order leading song on page 332. Leaders: Laura Russell 163t, 475; Loraine Bayer 501, 133; Kathryn Knecht 479, 146; Anne Marie Bullock 66, 74b; Regina Bayer 108b, 328; Maria Knecht 438; Eloise Clark 215, 49 (t? b?); Henry Schuman 318; Charles Knecht 58, 384; Charlotte Wolfe 504; John Bayer 110, 111b; Jo Schultz 198; Pauline Childers 224; John Bealle 436; Joe Todd 373; Zander Knecht 97; Beth Todd 32t; Greg Howard 65.

Michael Darby led song on page 347 as the closing song, and the class was dismissed.

Secretary/Arranging—Kay Huener.