Minutes of Sacred Harp Singings

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Mississippi State Convention (Cooper Book)

Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church, Morton, Mississippi

October 26, 2003

John Merritt called the class together with 14 (OSH). Andrew Albers offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: John Merritt 46, 116; Nancy Van Den Akker 546, 78; Velton Chafin 225t, 478; John Lee Van Horn 511t, 140; Karen Clark 563, 367; Ann Fox and Paul Figura 107t, 135; Shirley Figura 49b, 63; Paul Figura 128, 239.

RECESS

The class resumed singing with Andrew Albers leading 41 and 176b. Leaders: Don Clark 30t, 171; Wanda Gregg 155, 28b; Brenda Merritt 559; Kate Merritt and Brenda Merritt 137; Kate Merritt and Hannah Albers 392; Ester Mann and Colvin Mann 59, 400 (in thanksgiving for her father’s swift recovery from a stroke); Kurt Davis 45t; Mark Davis and Natalie Davis 572; Mark Davis 53, 203, 200; Paul Figura 47b; Karen Clark 411; Ann Fox and Paul Figura 449.

The song on page 369 was led for the blessing, Don Clark offered prayer, and the class was dismissed for lunch.

LUNCH

The afternoon of singing began with Murray Simmons leading 355 and 67. Leaders: Hannah Albers 145b; John Lee Van Horn 263; Karen Clark 410, 509; Nancy Van Den Akker 100; Don Clark 286b; Wanda Gregg 408; Brenda Merritt 101t; Kate Merritt 522, 447t; Ester Mann and Colvin Mann 143; Colvin Mann 159; Andrew Albers 438; Paul Figura 340; Shirley Figura 274t; John Merritt 496t.

Paul Figura led the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—John Merritt; Secretary—Nancy Van Den Akker.