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Immanuel Baptist Church

Nashville, Tennessee

Saturday, November 9, 2002

The eighteenth annual Sacred Harp singing at Immanuel Baptist Church was called to order at 9:30 a.m. by Tim Reynolds leading song on page 59. Darrell Holley offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Tim Reynolds 84; Clayton Ezell 231, 300; Darrell Holley 81t, 73b; Sandie Scott 46, 475; Fay Thompson 128, 53; Laurens Blankers 155, 159; Gary Smith 503, 523; Marilyn Burchett 38 (SoH), 108b; Velton Chafin 108t, 225t.

RECESS

David Carlton brought the class back to order by leading songs on pages 86 and 496. Leaders: John Merritt 312b, “Nothing But the Blood”; William Paris 61, 49b; Marlin Beasley 480, 111t; Bob Meek 505 (CB), 484 (CB) (in honor of all our veterans); Tim Reynolds 146 (for Allan Hjerpe who was reported to be near death in California); Gordon Wilkinson 200, 220; Sarah Smith and Seth Holloway 354b, 30t; Bob Simmons, Dale Brown, and Mary Brown 569b, 40.

LUNCH

Tim Reynolds brought the class to order leading song on page 148. Leaders: Hibbard Thatcher 64, 268; Michele Cull 229 (CB), 408 (CB); Lewis Frost and Henry Cobb 34b, 178, 452; Gaston White 66, 186; Mark Risinger 500 (CB), 571 (CB); Heidi Nolen 448t; Brenda Waters and Doug Trent 68b, 488b (CB); John Merritt “Delusion” (new words by John Merritt set to tune of “Leander”, 71), 358.

Following announcements, Tim Reynolds led song on page 551. Bill Anderson closed the singing with prayer.

Chairman—Timothy J. Reynolds; Secretary—Marilyn Burchett.