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Willard Birthday Singing (Cooper Book)

Buckley Hall, Buckley, Washington

Sunday, August 20, 2017

The 8th annual Willard Birthday Singing held on the third Sunday in August, using the Cooper Book and a Hymnary of Willard family favorites, was called to order by Karen Willard and Kathy Vlach leading “How Cheering Is The Christian’s Hope”. Greg Saue offered the opening prayer.

The singing was organized with the following officers: Co-Chairpersons—Karen Willard and Kathy Vlach; Secretary—David Wright; Treasurer—Jinx McGuire; Arranging Officer—Bob Schinske.

Leaders: Bob Schinske 101t; Shannon McGuire 184b; Rodman Campbell 422t; Nell Whitman 53; Laura McMurray 54t; Erik Schwab “Abide With Me”; Kate Coxon “Sweet Hour of Prayer”; Kathy Vlach “Ellacombe”; Greg Saue “At the Cross”; Nancy Price “Count Your Blessings”; Darlene Simpson-Brown “Fairest Lord Jesus”; Destiny Woods 594.


Ken Hallock brought the class to order leading 52t. Leaders: Roylan Messinger 96; Cornelia Stanton 559; Lucinda Larsen Saue “Leoni”; William Price “Revive Us Again”; Erika Wilson 55; Jinx McGuire 30t; Steve Helwig 112; Inga Huebner 361; Karen Willard “Ebenezer”; Kate Coxon 332; Laura McMurray 48t; David Wright 41 (in memory of Johnny and Delorese Lee); Destiny Woods 127; Nell Whitman 156; Erik Schwab 590; Anne Huckins 38t; Nancy Price 47b.


Destiny Woods brought the class to order leading 47t. Bob Schinske “When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder”; Jinx McGuire 486; Kathy Vlach “Tallis’ Canon”; Lucinda Larsen Saue “The Lord Bless You and Keep You”; Rodman Campbell “Sine Nomine”; Darlene Simpson-Brown 511t; Shannon McGuire 505; Roylan Messinger “Nearer, Still Nearer”; Inga Huebner 323b; Greg Saue 507b; Cornelia Stanton 449; Karen Willard and Dudley Willard “Willard” (by Robert Vaughn). Karen Willard, Greg Saue, and the class sang birthday wishes for all singers with August birthdays. Greg Saue offered prayer before the noon meal.


Kathy Vlach called the class back to order leading 145b. Leaders: Erika Wilson “Brighten the Corner Where You Are”; Wing Mui 269; Steve Helwig “Homeward Bound”; Rebecca Allen and Adam Berey 72; William Price 583; Erik Schwab 51; Cornelia Stanton 573; Darlene Simpson-Brown “Where We’ll Never Grow Old”; David Wright 46; Inga Huebner 294; Roylan Messinger 229; Nell Whitman 142.


Darlene Simpson-Brown opened the last session leading 380t. Leaders: Bob Schinske 39; Greg Saue 500; Destiny Woods 220; Anne Huckins 371; Wing Mui 155; Nancy Price 384; Lucinda Larsen Saue “Now the Day Is Over”; Kathy Vlach 478; Rodman Campbell 277; Shannon McGuire 484; Laura McMurray 115.

Following announcements, Karen Willard and Kathy Vlach led “God Be With You”. Greg Saue closed the singing with prayer.

Co-Chairpersons—Karen Willard and Kathy Vlach; Secretary—David Wright