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Iowa Singing

Westminster Presbyterian Church, Des Moines, Iowa

Saturday, April 2, 2016

The 15th annual Iowa All-Day Singing was held on Saturday before the first Sunday in April, at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Des Moines, Iowa. The class was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Eric Saylor, who led 178. Rev. Sharla Hulsey offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Eric Saylor 168; Sharla Hulsey 31t, 34b; Bruce Voyles 63, 68b; Eleanor Haase 270, 40; Michael Moore 171, 299; Kit Canright 29t, 56b; Bruce Western 430, 415; Denise Kania and Anna Shewmaker 128, 217; James Page and Carole Briggs 169, 272; Jim Pfau 371, 312b; Annie Grieshop and Gaile Gallatin 159, 481; Megan Holm 155, 82t.

RECESS

Eric Saylor called the class to order leading 74b and 117. Leaders: Paul Wilson 495, 565; Paul Landskroener 448t, 271t; Cathy Lutz 472, 148.

Rev. Hulsey conducted the memorial lesson, leading 86 for the following sick and shut-ins: Martha Cady, Nancy Danino, Tom DeVries, Janelle Davis, Melanie Hauff, Berkley Moore, Mike Tegeder, Linda Hellerich, Valerie Eastman, Kay Draper, Randall Kennedy, Johanna Fabke, and Julie Vea.

Rev. Hulsey spoke and led 122 for the following departed: Melvin Beach, Owen Geerdes, Janet Stepp, Steve Wirtjes, Cam Wood, and Luella Zimmer—Iowa; Megan Barrett—Michigan; Bob Scorgie—Wisconsin.

Leaders: Donnie Simmet 39b, 123b; Carol Crawford 458. Rev. Hulsey led 49t as the grace before dinner.

LUNCH

Eric Saylor reconvened the class leading 339. Leaders: Eric Saylor 84; Carol Crawford 497; Linda Selph 480 (for Janelle Davis), 172; Brad Sparks 107, 282; Jenny Solheim “Glede”, 377; Steven Schmidgall 333, 496; Jim Crawford 228, 569t; Margot Connolly 457, 106; Jim Solheim “Missouri Harp”, 192; Ben Crawford 268, 146; Charlotte Baldwin, Scott Kalberer, and Carol Crawford 442; Annie Grieshop 344.

RECESS

Eric Saylor and Xavier Quinn called the class back together by leading 479. Leaders: Bruce Voyles 236; Rachael Demaree 59; Eleanor Haase 352; Michael Moore and Daniel Minnie 349; Kit Canright 48t; Bruce Western 212; Denise Kania 474; James Page and Carole Briggs 188; Megan Holm 99; Jim Pfau 278b; Donnie Simmet 477; Linda Selph 384; Paul Landskroener 313b; Paul Wilson 144; Jenny Solheim 318; Jim Crawford 546; Brad Sparks 87; Cathy Lutz 163t; Jim Solheim 485; Carol Crawford 101b; Margot Connolly 58; Steven Schmidgall 156; Sharla Hulsey 198; Paul Landskroener 218.

Eric Saylor led 347 as the closing song. Rev. Hulsey offered the benediction, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Eric Saylor; Secretary—Annie Grieshop