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Michiana Singing

Southwest Bible Church, Goshen, Indiana

Saturday, July 18, 2015

The 28th annual Michiana Singing was called to order by Matthew Lind leading 34b. Pastor David Stump (of the Southwest Bible Church) offered the morning prayer.

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

Leaders: James Nelson Gingerich 29t; Samuel Sommers 492; Henry Schuman 318; Michael Miller 551; Ann Miczulski 282; Nathan Zweig 161; Angela Myers 171; Jim Helke 512; Marian Mitchell 44; Gerry Hoffman 142; Gillian Inksetter 546; Steve Warner 474; Shirley Figura 499; Tom George 176b.


James Nelson Gingerich called the class to order leading 87. Leaders: Sarah Trumbore 217; Zachary Rohrbach 39t; Rochelle Lodder 36b; Paul Figura and Shirley Figura 438; Carol Ann Munro 392; Kent Beck 81t; Cecelia Kramer 444; Tom Ivey 538; Anne Heider 455; Wendy Wahn 269; Nathan Stewart 386; Jo Dell Albi 201; Adam Brasich 58; Rachel Rodgers 406; Brad Bahler and Karen Bahler 192; Kit Canright 47t.


The class was called to order by Matthew Lind leading 145t. Leaders: Beth Todd 411; Jan May 454; Claudia Dean 333; Andy Ditzler 99; Lori Graber 500; Darrell Swarens 507; Anne Steel 271t; Presley Barker 344; Nancy Britton 367.

Michael Miller conducted the memorial lesson. He read a psalm, and then the following list of names of the sick and shut-ins: Tom Dean, Marlen Rust, Charles Lauer, James Page, Lance Barkley, Melanie Hauff, Frank Fraembs, Beegee Rechenberg, Loraine Bayer, Stephani Slutz, and Susan Bingham.

Michael then read the following list of names of the deceased: Betty Wright, Sammie Oliver, Stanly Edwards, Evelyn Harris—Alabama; Robert How, Caroline Bonnet, and Walt Bowman—California; Dan Adams—Connecticut; Raymond Hamrick, Junie Wooten, Josephine Denney, Joyce Harrison, C.W. Garner, and George Garner—Georgia; Bob Sullivan and Greg Oakes—Illinois; Daniel Sommers, Arthur Hall, David Rust, Dorothy Glanzer, Edna Miller, and Millard Lind—Indiana; George Easley—Mississippi; Danny Arms—North Carolina; Joe Fothergill—Ohio; Timothy Paul—Pennsylvania; Val Brunk Hertzler and Catheryn Bearov—Virginia. Michael Miller offered prayer, and then led 452.

Leaders: John Fink 515; Katie White 547.


Sam Sommers called the class to order leading 207. Leaders: Cathryn Bearov 426b; Peter Trumbore 189: Judy Caudle 336; Henry Schuman 522; Anna Pfau 328; Ginny Landgraf 370; Catherine Brown 66; Warren Steel 230; Anne Missavage 280; Elisabeth Pixley-Fink and John Fink 503; Richard Ivey 556; Pat Callahan 568; Suzanne Flandreau 68b; Will Fitzgerald 418; Bridgett Hill Kennedy 564; Linda Heemskerk 421; Malachi Lind 337.


Michael Miller called the class to order leading 155. Leaders: Justin Bowen 145t; Martha Beverly 383; John Hoerr 186; Janelle Davis 504; Dean Knuth 33t; John Seaton 47b; Rebecca Edwards, Ellen Edwards, Sue Bridge, and Nick Bridge 440; Ted Mercer 468; Christine Guth 35; David Brodeur 448t; Jan May and Gillian Inksetter 228; Angela Myers, Judy Caudle, and Bridgett Hill Kennedy 348b; Justin Bowen, Tom George, and Richard Ivey 345b; Tom Ivey 460; Pat Callahan and Rachel Rodgers 82t; Rebecca Edwards and Nancy Britton 376.

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

Chairman—Matthew Lind; Secretary—Samuel Sommers