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Michiana Singing

Southwest Bible Church, Goshen, Indiana

Saturday, July 16, 2011

The 24th annual Michiana Singing was called to order by Matthew Lind leading 34b. Pastor David Stump offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: Samuel Sommers and David Stump 63; James Nelson Gingerich 59; Michael Miller 551; Gillian Inksetter 107; Wayne Dell 271t; Connie Stanton 344; Darrell Swarens 341; Cathryn Bearov 368; Jo Schultz and Judy Artley 198; John Seaton 48t; Rachel Adelstein and Gianpaolo Chirianco 388; Roger Williams 270; Linda Selph 318; Rochelle Lodder 171; Steve Rogers 436.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Matthew Lind; Secretary—Henry Schuman; Memorial Committee—Michael Miller and Lori Graber.


James Nelson Gingerich called the class to order leading 29t. Leaders: Carol Munro Mosley 192; Marian Mitchell 189; Jan May 492; Annie Grieshop 300; Malachi Lind 337; Joan Aldridge 336; Bill Beverly 191; Janet Fraembs 556; Bob Borcherding 142; Pleasance Crawford 457; David Barford 513; Mary Ellen Schrock 448b; Michael Mosley 129.


James Page called the class to order leading 84. Leaders: John Bahler 448t; Sarah Trumbore 277; Nathan Zweig 145t; Molly Williams 155; Lisa Grayson 441; William Gilman 567; Claudene Townson 73t; Steve Warner 475; Idy Kiser 122; Cecelia Kramer 430; Jeff Breting 99.

Michael Miller and Lori Graber conducted the memorial lesson. Michael read from the book of Ecclesiastes, and Lori spoke for the following sick and shut-ins: Bob Anderson, Arthur E. Hall, Ken Horst, Garrett Jones, Judith Klein, Mary List, Diane Luboff, Ted Mercer, John Merritt, Bud Oliver, Sammie Oliver, Carol Revill, Ellie Revill, Lonnie Rogers, S.T. Reed, and Cheryl Stroud. Lori led 532 on their behalf.

Michael Miller spoke on behalf of the following deceased: Ernestine Pipkin and Billy Williams—Alabama; Robert Barford, Carolyn Douma, Helen Hogg, Paul Streeter, and Betty Zinzer—Illinois; Bob Meek—Kentucky; Paula Roberts—Maine; Joanne Bowman—Massachusetts; Kathy Dahlberg and Viola Smith—Michigan; Robert John Landgraf—Ohio; Dennis Murphy—Utah; Joyce Anderson—Wisconsin; Alexandra Cull—United Kingdom. Michael led 452 in their honor.


Samuel Sommers called the class to order leading 334. Leaders: Ryan Wheeler 480; Ann Miczulski 384; Beth Todd 234; Wendy Wahn 269; Peter Trumbore 39t; Linda Bell 268; Kelly Kennedy 380; Syble Adams 47b; Martha Beverly 546; Melanie Hauff 421; James Page 276; Ann Heider 454; Ginny Landgraf 101b; Karen Bahler 148; Joe Todd 106; Suzanne Flandreau and John Stewart 400; Michael Appert 312b; Holly Hauck and Hollan Potts 76b.


Matthew Lind called the class to order leading 335. Leaders: Fran Hoffman and Darrell Swarens 128; Jesse Martin and Michael Mosley 45t; Will Fitzgerald and Bess Fitzgerald 447; Debbie Barford 112; Brad Bahler 550; Laurel Cornell 569b; Jeff Bell 354b; Judy Hauff 174; Mary Adamson and Jim Adamson 178; Christine Guth 49t; Jeff Begley 274t; Lori Graber 542; Karen Swenson 222; Nathan Berry 102; Ruth Dolby 350; Henry Schuman 434.

Announcements were made. Matthew Lind led 62 as the closing song. Pastor David Stump dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Matthew Lind; Secretary—Henry Schuman