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Michiana Singing

Southwest Bible Church, Goshen, Indiana

Saturday, July 17, 2010

The 23rd Michiana Singing was called to order by Matthew Lind and Samuel Sommers leading 76b. Samuel Sommers offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Matthew Lind 49t; James Nelson Gingerich 87; Christine Guth 106; Marian Mitchell 454; Lincoln Richardson 313b; Sarah Trumbore 312b; Stephen Rogers 50b; Ginny Landgraf 564; Mary List 287; Wayne Dell 235; Jo Schultz 489; Blake Sisemore 187; Melanie Hauff 421; Joe Todd 58; Nicoletta Rogers 158; Roger Crabtree 31t; Laura Russell 318; Randy Neufeld 171; Carol Munro Mosley 392; Stuart Ivey 411; Cecelia Kramer 383.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Matthew Lind; Treasurer—James Nelson Gingerich; Secretary—Samuel Sommers.


James Nelson Gingerich called the class to order leading 145t. Leaders: Ann Miczulski 362; Michael Darby 486; Jeff Begley, Diane Begley, and Gwen Evans 178; Syble Adams 99; Peggy Brayfield 210; Keith Nipper 45t; Gillian Inksetter 352; Suzanne Flandreau 163t; Ryan Wheeler 417; Molly Williams 155; Peter Trumbore 228; Laurel Cornell 515; Richard Ivey 556; Karen Bahler 551; Michael Mosley 208; Rachel Adelstein 151; Ann Heider 192; James Page 351; Pleasance Crawford 293; Darrell Swarens and Barb Lund 384; Jennifer LaCluyze 84.

Gillian Inksetter and Samuel Sommers conducted the memorial lesson. Gillian spoke for the following sick and shut-ins: Bob Anderson, Joyce Anderson, Cathryn Bearov SR, Dick Dunagan, Barbara Jeffrey, Bob Meek, Anne Nagy, Peg Pearson, Bob Scorgie, and Bill Wiebenga. She led 212 on their behalf.

Samuel Sommers spoke on behalf of the following deceased: Clinton Ivey—Alabama; Keith Kurtz—California; Chuck Benbow, Larry Devocelle, and Jerry Enright—Illinois; Victoria Bolles—Massachusetts; Greg List—Michigan; Bill Ellason—Missouri; Arlene Miller and Blossom Miller—New York. He led 285t in their memory.

Leaders: Kay Huener 350; Roger Williams 270; Rochelle Lodder and Kate Friesin 159; Charlotte Wolfe 35.


Matthew Lind called the class to order leading 319. Leaders: John Bahler 276; Janet Fraembs 385t; Nate Zweig 49b; Samuel Sommers and James Nelson Gingerich 26; Eddie Mash 174; Reba Windom, Mary Schrag, and Ashlee Pierson 385b; John Hoerr and Allison Rogers 47b; Debbie Barford 269; Julie Vea 436; Warren Steel 149; Martha Beverly 522; Ted Mercer 181; Joann Bowman, Lorie Graber, and Greg Bowman 198; Bill Beverly 546.


James Page called the class to order leading 338. Leaders: Judy Hauff and Syble Adams 504; Steve Warner 168; Beth Todd 220; Stuart Ivey, Blake Sisemore, and several students 424; Rachel Miller Jacobs 148; Will Fitzgerald, Sarah Vilag, and Sherry Manison 68b; Richard Ivey and Reba Windom 216; Lisa Grayson 528; David Stowe 365; Malachi Lind 444; Lori Graber, Liz Wittrig, and Emma Holly 456; Eddie Mash 538; Brad Bahler and John Bahler 448t; Samuel Sommers and Henry Schuman 112; Cathryn Bearov 179; Adrian Suryajaya and Ann Rappolt 63; Jason Steidl and Eddie Mash 37b; Ryan Wheeler, Keith Nipper, and Beverly Nipper 163b; Matthew Lind and Gordon Prieb 455.

Announcements were made. Matthew Lind led 62 as the closing song. Tom Dean dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Matthew Lind; Secretary—Samuel Sommers