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Michiana Singing

Southwest Bible Church, Goshen, Indiana

Saturday, July 14, 2012

The 25th annual Michiana Singing was called to order by Matthew Lind leading 49t. Pastor David Stump offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: James Nelson Gingerich 29t; Samuel Sommers 217; Rachel Miller Jacobs 171; Michael Miller 117; Ann Miczulski 273; Ray Rechenberg 277; Kay Huener 276; Wayne Dell 137; Clarissa Fetrow, Karen Willard, and Reed Schilbach 34b; Idy Kiser 472; Nathan Zweig 30t; Annaliza Cull 448t; Molly Williams 335; Carol Mosley and Hallie Burhoe 455; Joe Todd 312b.


James Nelson Gingerich called the class to order leading 40. Leaders: Marian Mitchell 474; Holly Hauck 504; Jeff Cooper 410t; Lela Crowder 500; Randy Neufeld 99; Elizabeth Rechenberg 106; Jan May 157; Karen Bahler 56b; David Barford 454; Melanie Hauff 421; Malachi Lind 377; Hanna Barlow 63.

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


The class was called to order by Samuel Sommers leading 105. Leaders: Michael Appert 313t; Michele Cull 384; Darrell Swarens 300; Gillian Inksetter 215; Roger Williams 350; Janet Fraembs 496; Reed Schilbach 297; Jan Ketelle 71; Lincoln Richardson 38b; Susan Geil 369; Bill Beverly 546; Jeff Begley 501; Suzanne Flandreau 68b (in memory of Julietta Haynes).

Tom Dean and Syble Adams conducted the memorial lesson. Tom spoke on behalf of both the deceased and the sick and shut-ins. Syble read the following list of deceased: Harrison Creel, Christine Gandy, Marie Ivey, Ernie Jett, Travis Keeton, Clarence McCool, Cecil Sanders, and Melvin Stiefel—Alabama; John Merritt—Mississippi; Julietta Haynes—Tennessee; Michael DeShield—Belize; Peter Revill—Connecticut; Lonnie Rogers—Georgia; Roger Benson, Rebecca Schildman, Phil Trier, and Michael Veech—Illinois; Linda Begley, Elvina Martens, Diane Nelson, Daniel Stoltzfus, Will Streeter, and Bob Wert—Indiana; Jim Gibson and Alene Robertson—Kentucky; Randall Dean—Massachusetts; Danya Klie—Maine; Harold Fitzgerald-Michigan; Dr. Charles William Landgraf, Sr.—Nebraska; Rev. Dr. Hugh Smith III—New Jersey; Evelyn Althouse—Ohio; Tom Schultz—Ontario, Canada; Mike Moss—Pennsylvania; Frank Evans—Virginia. She led 445 in their memory.

Syble then read the following list of names of the sick and shut-ins: Joan Aldridge, Olivia Wootten Allen, Bob Anderson, Bob Borcherding, Anita Buswell, Don Buswell, Daphene Causey, Darrell Fasching, Phyllis Heiser Hartwig, Everett Metzler, David Rust, Marlen Rust, Bob Scorgie, Yarona Shakya, Lee Steinmetz, and Doris Steinmetz. She led 542 in their honor.


Henry Schuman called the class to order leading 32t. Leaders: Ryan Wheeler and Janelle Davis 159; Debbie Barford 112; John Bahler and Brad Bahler 77t; James Nelson Gingerich 528; Cathryn Bearov 340; Jim Page 168; Nicoletta Rogers 172; Syble Adams 47b; Dean Knuth 173; Pleasance Crawford 389; John Hoerr 282; Martha Beverly 550; Warren Steel 211; Karen Willard 543; Bill Shetter 36b; Kit Canright 218; Steve Rogers 439; Judy Hauff 536; David Alexander 383.


Will Fitzgerald called the class to order leading 39t. Leaders: Peggy Brayfield 70b; Rachel Adelstein 299; Beth Todd 430; Jason Steidl 535; Steinie Thorvardson, Rodney Willard, and Karen Willard 495; Lisa Grayson 278b; Anne Missavage 480; Will Fitzgerald 444; Karen Swenson 442; Ginny Landgraf 74b; Ted Mercer 189; Jeannine Oaks 107; Michael Wiebe 72b; Ellen Morey 457; Christine Guth 201; Danile Martens 47t; Elizabeth Barlow 503; Kent Beck 81t; Cecelia Kramer 481.

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

Chairman—Matthew Lind; Secretary—Samuel Sommers