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Michiana Singing

Goshen, Indiana

Saturday, July 19, 1997

The tenth annual Michiana Singing held at the New Testament Baptist Church was called to order by James Nelson Gingerich leading song on page 171. Rachel Miller Jacobs led the morning prayer and song on page 472.

Leaders: Matthew Lind 34b; Kent Beck 460; Christine Guth 201; William Shetter 503; Karen Hojnacki 212; Bill Beverly 86; Daryl Mayberry 66; Nathan Barford 260; John Bayer 68b; Mary K. Oyer 40; John Bealle 543; Julie Vea 222; Beverly Rose Enright 566; Kathy Krug 49b; James Page “Bottle Hill”; Lissa Blood 147 (t? b?); Steve Warner 125; David Rust 56b; Johanna Fabke 236; Joan Aldridge 475.


The class was called together by James Nelson Gingerich leading song on page 46. Leaders: D. J. Hatfield 506; Beth Todd 270; Debbie Barford 200; John Bailey 340; Carolyn Craig 257 (?); Dean Slaton 500; Charlotte Wolfe 196; Kay Bieszczad 569b; Virginia Benade 28b; Al Frank 362; Michele Rae Biery 361; Janet Fraembs 218; Chris Sepic 143; Kristin Richardson 142; Laura Short and Gerald Short 497; Chandler York 146; Linda Speck 186; Carol Crawford 113; Brad Oglesby 145t; Emmie Barford and Regina Bayer 479.

The memorial was given by John Bayer. John reminded the class how important to us are singers who have come before us. For the price of a postage stamp, we can and should communicate with friends and loved ones who, because of age or infirmity, cannot come to singings.

Jerry Enright led 278 (t? b?) for the sick and shut-ins. John Bayer led “Amandra” for the deceased, and closed the memorial lesson. Rachel Miller Jacobs led the class in prayer.


Matthew Lind brought the class together leading song on 47t, and then recognized some long-time friends and supporters of the Michiana Singing including: Melanie Hauff, Judy Hauff, and Pauline Childers. Matthew then introduced to the class members of the Swartz family, who sang the song “Forever On My Knees”.

Leaders: Anne Heider 344; Henry Schuman 81t; Martha Beverly 300; Xander Knecht 40; Dave Barford 350; Eloise Clark 369; Allison Marie Biery 75; Joe Todd 71; Judy Hauff “Regina’s Song”; Jerry Enright 383; Pauline Childers 318; Kathryn Knecht 368; Ted Johnson 448t; Nancy Hejna 148; Melanie Hauff 312b; Michael Miller 551; Charles Knecht 397; Loraine Bayer 106; Joan Aldridge 454; Karen Hojnacki 198; Daryl Mayberry 528; Allison Marie Biery and Michele Rae Biery 67.


Matthew Lind brought the class to order leading song on page 29t. Leaders: Samuel Sommers “Will You Meet Me?”; Julia Vea 327; Jim Crawford 122; Kathy Krug 163t; Jerry Enright 101t; Lisa Beverly Fitzpatrick 59; John Bailey 556; Lissa Blood 207; Pauline Childers 234; John Bealle 442; Johanna Fabke 276; Anne Heider 189; Carol Crawford 163b; James Page 505; Chandler York 474; Janet Fraembs 532; William Shetter 388; Beth Todd 501; Carolyn Craig 373; John Bayer 278 (t? b?).

Matthew Lind asked for announcements and then led song on page 62 as the closing song. Rachel Miller Jacobs dismissed the class with prayer.

Chairman—Matthew Lind; Treasurer—James Nelson Gingerich; Chaplain—Rachel Miller Jacobs; Secretary—Samuel Sommers.