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Pikes Peak Sacred Harp Singing

Chapel of Our Saviour, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Saturday, March 27, 2010

The 5th annual Pikes Peak Sacred Harp Singing was called to order at 9:00 a.m. by Pete Mathewson leading 38t (CB). The opening prayer was offered by Lance Lloyd.

The singing was organized with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Pete Mathewson, Secretary/Treasurer—Susie Mathewson.

Singing was from the 1991 Denson Book and the 2006 Cooper Book (CB). Leaders: Gaylon Powell 154b (CB); Claire Singleton 155; Karl Dise 340; Erik Mason 81 (CB); Susie Mathewson 32t; Mary Lou VanLaanen 48t; Pete Mathewson 28t; Melissa Nussbaum 34b; Keeley Sandoval 410 (CB); Isaac Lloyd 135; Gaylon Powell 139; Catie Van Duzer 507b (CB); Claire Singleton 163b; Catie Van Duzer 280; Corrie Van Duzer 179; Jan Oliver 27; Karl Dise 411 (CB); Erik Mason 144 (CB); Susie Mathewson 575 (CB); Mary Lou Van Laanen 511t (CB); Pete Mathewson 430 (CB); Melissa Nussbaum 47b; Keeley Sandoval 571 (CB); Isaac Lloyd 178.


The singing resumed with Catie Van Duzer leading 479. Leaders: Elyssa Lloyd 544 (CB); Corrie Van Duzer 268; Wynonia Horn 196 (CB).

Pete Mathewson read the names of the sick and shut-ins and the deceased. Gaylon Powell offered a prayer for those named. Pete Mathewson led 572 (CB) as a memorial.

Leaders: Bob Ladwig 277; Caroline Francklyn 159; Jan Oliver 282; Karl Dise 284 (CB); Erik Mason 573 (CB); Susie Mathewson 145b; Mary Lou VanLaanen 54t (CB); Bonnie Dolan 77t; Mallie Kermiet 534; Sharon Kermiet 378b; Judy Van Duzer 168; Gaylon Powell 162 (CB); Claire Singleton 82t; Catie Van Duzer 86; Corrie Van Duzer 201. The class sang the dinner grace “Be Present at Our Table, Lord”.


The afternoon session was called to order by Karl Dise leading 38t. Leaders: Elyssa Lloyd 85; Wynonia Horn 49b (CB); Bob Ladwig 146; Caroline Francklyn 497; Jan Oliver 503; Karl Dise 552 (CB); Erik Mason 480; Pete Mathewson 542 (CB); Melissa Nussbaum 147t; Isaac Lloyd 148; Susie Mathewson 99; Mary Lou VanLaanen 474; Bonnie Dolan 512; Mallie Kermiet 95; Sharon Kermiet 344; Judy Van Duzer 315; Gaylon Powell 377t (CB); Keeley Sandoval 117; Claire Singleton 455.


The class resumed singing with Catie Van Duzer leading 354t. Leaders: Corrie Van Duzer 484 (CB); Laverne Lewis 288.

Gaylon Powell, Austin, Texas, was presented with a memento of Pikes Peak in recognition of having traveled the greatest distance to the singing. Leaders: Elyssa Loyd 400; Wynonia Horn 384; Bob Ladwig 312b; Caroline Francklyn 119; Gaylon Powell 232 (CB), 235 (CB).

Gaylon Powell offered the closing prayer. Mary Lou VanLaanen led 347 as the closing song, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Pete Mathewson; Secretary—Susie Mathewson