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John and Loraine Bayer Memorial Singing

Old German Baptist Brethren Meeting House, New Lebanon, Ohio

Sunday, July 29, 2018

The 2nd annual John and Loraine Bayer Memorial Singing was held at the Old German Baptist Brethren Meeting House, New Lebanon, Ohio, on the fifth Sunday in July. The class was called to order by Ray Rechenberg leading 77b. The morning prayer was offered by Greg Creech. Songs were sung from The Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition, as well as a book of John Bayer’s compositions, The Dayton Harmonist, noted as DH.

Leaders: David Casenhiser 146; Rich Overturf 100; Kathleen Flanagan 63; Jim Patterson 178; Tim Morton 217; Sheila Patterson 324; Jason Mohler 40; Cecelia Kramer 71; Sarah Gershon and Eloise Clark 383; Josiah O.E. Robinson and Jubal Bayer 245; Laura Ann Russell 428; Vic Whisman 84; Marian Mitchell 21b (DH); Bill Shetter 470; Annaliza Cull 547; Donnie Simmet 515: Eloise Clark 173.

RECESS

Ray Rechenberg and Roger Crabtree brought the class back to order by leading 312b. Leaders: Grace Patterson 344; Shannon Tibbs 148; John Seaton 47t; John Bealle 436; Erin Fulton 27 (DH); Jubal Bayer 26b (DH); Jan May 5 (DH); Ted Mercer 192; Greg Creech 74b; Martha Beverly 21t (DH); Gerry Hoffman 14 (DH); Clara Herr 564; Susan Zurcher 535; Joshua Geiser and Jubal Bayer 117; Regina Frick 47b; Shawn Fenton 432.

RECESS

Ray Rechenberg brought the class back to order by leading 49b. At this time, Ray Rechenberg and Tim Morton conducted the memorial lesson, and led 81t and 285t. After the memorial lesson, Greg Creech offered the prayer before the lunch break.

LUNCH

Ray Rechenberg called the class back to order by leading 454. Leaders: Tim Gregg 2 (DH); Presley Barker 505; Jo Dell Albi 13 (DH); Karen Isbell 440; Jim Herr 556; Hans Bayer and Esther Taylor 15 (DH); Michael Domino 390; Brian How 183; Michele Cull 236; Debbie Hall 362; Barbara Chopin 496; Michael Darby 330t; Karen Arnett 543.

RECESS

Ray Rechenberg brought the class back to order by leading 434. Leaders: Donna Bing and Eloise Clark 452; Paul Dickerson 159; Erin Fulton 7b (DH); Jan May 11 (DH); Ted Mercer 411; Martha Beverly 269; Gerry Hoffman 500; Cecelia Kramer 328; Donnie Simmet 101b; John Seaton 448t; Tim Morton 455; Marian Mitchell 448b; Jo Dell Albi and Ted Mercer 501; Shannon Tibbs 102.

Committee reports were given. There were sixty-eight songs led and fifty-one leaders from nine states (OH, KY, MI, IN, IA, IL, ME, PA, MO) and 1 Canadian province, Ontario. Announcements were made. The closing song was 347. The closing prayer was offered by Greg Creech.

Chairman—Ray Rechenberg; Secretaries—Sheila Patterson and Grace Patterson