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Michiana Singing

Southwest Bible Church, Goshen, Indiana

Saturday, July 19, 2014

The 27th annual session of the Michiana Singing was called to order by Matthew Lind leading 34b. Pastor David Stump offered the morning prayer.

Leaders: James Nelson Gingerich and David Stump 31t; Samuel Sommers 217; Ann Miczulski 282; Chuck Crawford 300; Sarah Trumbore 49t; Len VanderJagt 39t; Hollan Potts 82t; Erik Schwab 201; Liz Kiser 436; Doug Stapleton 440; Anne Heider 171; Michael Miller 361; Claudia Dean 64; Jim Helke 441; Brad Bahler and Karen Bahler 128; Debbie Barford 178; Joe Todd 497; Idy Kiser 472; Ray Rechenberg 454; Rochelle Lodder 36b; Bob Schinske 500; Ann Sleeva 291; Marian Mitchell 48t; Shirley Figura 512; Jim Patterson 569b.

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


James Nelson Gingerich called the class to order leading 148. Leaders: Elizabeth Barlow 503; John Seaton 47t; Peter Schinske 564; Kelly Brest Van Kempen 335; Tom Ivey 280; Julia Vea 419; Clarissa Fetrow 327; Steve Helwig 546; Lori Graber 548; Adam Brasich and Zach Rohrbach 102; Suzanne Flandreau 297; Jan May 228; Steve Warner 84; Syble Adams 63; Jeff Breting 285t; Rachel Miller Jacobs 56b; Melanie Hauff 475; Cecelia Kramer 181.

Samuel Sommers and Idy Kiser conducted the memorial lesson. Sam spoke briefly about the purpose of the memorial lesson. Idy read the following list of names of the sick and shut-ins: Cathryn Bearov (Senior), Stanly Edwards, Dana Ellis, Johanna Fabke, Arthur Hall, Dorothy Hall, Judi Cutler Hase, David Hoffelt, Terry Meland, Berkley Moore, Adrienne Papermaster, BeeGee Rechenberg, David Rust, Marlen Rust, Bob Scorgie, and John Thomas. She led 145b in their honor.

Sam spoke of the contributions of Jeff and Shelbie Sheppard, and then read the following list of names of the deceased: Bill Aplin, Tat Bailey, Lou Cotney, Josie Hyde, Hobert Ivey, Voncile Nall, Jeff Sheppard, Shelbie Sheppard, and Genny Whitworth—Alabama; Carroll Lunsford—California; Carlene Griffin and Teenie Moody—Georgia; Sharon Jeys—Iowa; Mary Martin, Patrick Maslanka, and Judith McCulloh—Illinois; Dorothy Glazer—Indiana; Tom Deacy—Kansas; John Van Sorosin—Maine; Jim Hearne—Missouri; Emily Boswell and Hugh Bill McGuire—Mississippi; Sharon Kellam—North Carolina; Diane Mennella—New York; Odis Abbot—Tennessee; Somen Goodman—Quebec. Michael Miller offered the prayer.

Leaders: Sheila Patterson 146; Bill Beverly 25; Hanna Barlow 312b.


Matthew Lind called the class to order by leading 85. Leaders: Barb VanderJagt 551; Sophia Schinske 30t; Angela Roeser and Austin Skoog 304; Darlene Dalton 456; Darrell Swarens 507 (in memory of Josie Hyde); Christine Guth 87; Dean Knuth 73b; Cathryn Bearov and Shirley Figura 222; Judy Hauff 216; Gillian Inksetter 498; James Page 556; Martha Beverly 377; Anne Steel 271t; Paul Figura 73t; Lisa Grayson 528; Carolyn Deacy 430; Janelle Davis and Darrell Swarens 276.


Sam Sommers called the class to order leading 105. Leaders: Will Fitzgerald, Sara Village, and Sherry Manison 277; Holly Hauck 522; Pleasance Crawford 464; Warren Steel 434; Wendy Wahn 163b; Beth Todd 373; Ted Mercer 36t; Jo Dell Albi 131t; David Barford 29t; Ginny Landgraf 428; Peter Trumbore 99; Nate Zweig 41; Henry Schuman 318; Bob Schinske, Peter Schinske, and Sophia Schinske 166; Darlene Dalton and Syble Adams 47b; Carolyn Deacy and Judy Hauff 547; Steve Helwig, Erik Schwab, and Clarissa Fetrow 383; Adam Brasich 448t.

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

Chairman—Matthew Lind; Secretary—Samuel Sommers