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Arrow Rock Singing

Federated Church, Arrow Rock, Missouri

May 17, 1997

The third annual Arrow Rock Singing met on Saturday before the third Sunday in May. Susan Green called the class to order leading song on page 35. The morning prayer was led by Rev. Charles Bennett. Susan Green led song on page 34 (t? b?); Richard Green 29t; Wendy Hofmann 373.

The class organized by electing the following officers: Chairman—Wendy Hofmann; Vice Chairman—Susan Green; Secretary—Richard Green; Memorial—Linda McCollum, Charlene Heaton, and Keith Willard; Finance—Sharon Kropp; Arranging—Karen Isbell; Locating—Wendy Hofmann and Susan Green.

Leaders: Jenny Willard 148, 235b; Keith Willard 39t, 397; Bill Ellason 59, 63; Donna Latifa 38b, 268; Cindy Kissee 45t; Jenni Wallace-Grate 31t, 318; Charles Obert 70b, 27; Sharon Kropp 117, 178; Karen Isbell 171, 142; Allison Grate and Rebecca Green 49t; Patty Doss-Butterfield 547, 217; Frances Mendenhall 84, 36b; Dave Ressler 411, 542; Becky Browne 215, 436; Sandy Schulteis 112, 99; Gary Gronau 192, 163 (t? b?); Jenny Willard 168, 108 (t? b?). Rev. Charlene Heaton led the blessing before lunch.

LUNCH

Wendy Hofmann called the class to order leading songs on pages 155 and 569 (t? b?). Leaders: Jeanette Lowry 377, 216; Keith Willard 74 (t? b?), 196; Sharon Kropp 282; Cindy Kissee 209, 361.

The Memorial Committee led song on page 340 for the sick and shut-in which included the following: Mary Gruber, Avelene McCaul, Virgil Phillips, Ruby Phillips, Jim Kropp, Janie Smith, and Steve Gallagher. The Committee led song on page 348b for the following deceased: David Miller, Evelyn Browne, and Catherine Gruber. Rev. Charlene Heaton closed the memorial lesson with prayer.

Leaders: Jenny Willard 349; Thomas Willard and Lonnie Hofmann 274b; Charles Obert 186; Karen Isbell 350; Jim Wood and Kathy Wood 532; Dave Ressler 189b; Jenni Wallace-Grate 421; Cindy Shely 551; Susan Green 474; Gary Gronau 550; Donna Latifa and Mrs. Walters 457; Jeanette Lowry 270; Frances Mendenhall “Glory Hallelujah”; Patty Doss-Butterfield 300; Bill Ellason 137; Becky Browne 299.

The officers thanked the committee members and also thanked Dave Ressler for keying the music throught the day.

Wendy Hofmann and Susan Green led song on page 62 as the singers took the parting hand. The class was dismissed with prayer led by Susan Green.

Chairman—Wendy Hofmann; Vice Chairman—Susan Green; Secretary—Richard Green.