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Michiana Singing

New Testament Baptist Church, Goshen Indiana

Saturday, July 17, 2004

Matthew Lind opened the seventeenth annual Michiana Singing with 34b. Michael Miller offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: James Nelson Gingerich 47t; Samuel Sommers 85; Ann Miczulski 540; Molly Williams 128; Lori Graber and Joanne Bowman 327; John Bahler and Brad Bahler 117; Loraine Bayer, Hans Bayer, and Jubal Bayer 388; John Fink 49b; Jan Wright 155; John Seaton 48t; Wally Bloch 52t; Shirley Figura 385 (t? b?); William Shetter 28b; Annie Grieshop 344; Mary List 467; Kiri Miller 430; Linda Speck 186; Teresa Kasperick Postellon 178; Warren Steel 411; Jenny Jensen and Stan Jensen 353; Steve Warner and Anne Heider 475; Lisa Cohen 148; Don Keeton 390; Rochelle Lodder 31t; Janet Fraembs 421; Guy Bankes 481; Pauline Childers and Henry Schuman 318.

RECESS

Kent Beck brought the class back to order leading 40. Leaders: Jan Ketelle 56 (t? b?); Ariel Weinberg 200; Joe Todd 179; Nancy Yeager 535; Koven Smith and Don Keeton 274b; Grace Scrimgeour 33b; James Page “Oldhams Creek”; Sue Probert 547; David Rust 95; Ginny Landgraf 501; Carla Smith and Nancy Huerta 399b; Bill Beverly 86; Melanie Hauff 564; Becky Browne 304; Stephanie Fida 47b; Debbie Barford 269.

Michael Miller conducted the memorial lesson, and spoke about imagery in song and scripture about singing in the hereafter with people who have gone before us. The names of the deceased remembered were: J.C. Hardin, Harvey Austin, Ruth Brown, and A.A. Malone—Alabama; Darrell Beasley—Georgia; John Erickson, Robert Sanders, and Anthony Jefferson—Illinois; Carl Massanari—Indiana; Cheryl Doehler—New Jersey; Maggie Cayhill and Janice Kerwin—Michigan; Cecelia Hauff—South Dakota; Walter Wade and Bruce Ketelle—Tennessee. Michael Miller led 551 for the deceased.

Beth Todd read the list of names of the sick and shut-ins and led 68b in their honor. Those remembered were: Violet Stark and Suzanne Flandreau—Illinois; Dean Slaton—Indiana; Baba Werner—Pennsylvania; Julie Vea, Bob Scorgie, and Bob Anderson—Wisconsin; Roberta Seaton—United Kingdom. Beth Todd closed the memorial lesson. Leaders: Cathryn Baker 192; Ted Mercer 228; John Bayer 300.

LUNCH

Rachel Miller Jacobs and Benjamin Jacobs brought the class back for the afternoon session leading 144. Leaders: Roger Williams 173; Regina Bayer 181; David Yeager 240; Anne Steel 348b; Gary Gronau 362; Megan Jennings 222; Rachel Adelstein 352; Lela Crowder 270; David Barford 216; Joan Aldridge 189; Richard DeLong 419; Judy Hauff 565; Jerry Schreiber 532; Reba Windom 142; Karen Freund, Jerry Enright, and Reba Windom 542; Dan Huger 38b; Marcia Johnson 345b; Paul Figura 334; Beth Todd 373; Steve Kasperick Postellon 448b; Martha Beverly 517; Christine Guth 99; Anne Heider 472; Kris Richardson 335; Carla Smith and Jerry Schreiber 333; Henry Schuman 426b; Shirley Figura, Paul Figura, and LaMar Schlabach 510; Regina Bayer 282; Stan Jensen 37b; Annie Grieshop 146; James Page 272; Marcia Johnson, Pauline Childers, Melanie Hauff, and Judy Hauff 288, 290.

Announcements were made. Matthew Lind led 62 as the closing song, and those who wished took the parting hand. John Bayer offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Matthew Lind; Treasurer—James Nelson Gingerich; Secretary—Samuel Sommers.