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Willard Birthday Singing (Cooper Book)

Buckley Hall, Buckley, Washington

Sunday, August 19, 2018

The 9th 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 “Exhortation.” Rodman Campbell offered the opening prayer. The class was organized with the following officers: Co-Chairs—Karen Willard and Kathy Vlach; Secretary—Anne Huckins; Treasurer—Ken Hallock; Arranging Committee—Nell Whitman and Galen Flint.

Leaders: Erik Schwab “Abide with Me”; Bob Schinske 46; Erika Wilson “Sweet Hour of Prayer” (in memory of Barbara Willard); Kathy Vlach “Tallis Canon”; Rodman Campbell 129; Karen Willard “Seeking the Lost”; Destiny Woods “Consolation”; Bonnie Stimler and Melissa Stephenson “Fairest Lord Jesus”; Peter Schinske “Ebenezer”; Anne Huckins 572; Kate Fine “When the Roll is Called Up Yonder”; Darlene Simpson-Brown 519; Greg Saue 229; Cornelia Stanton 573; Yosef Trachtenberg 40; Clarissa Fetrow 230.

RECESS

Karen Willard called the class back together by leading 31b. Leaders: Steve Shearon “Where We’ll Never Grow Old”; Marilyn Murata 484; Linda Berkemeier “Leoni”; Laura McMurray 411; Karen Willard for the August birthday singers; Mother Felicitas 47b; Bruce Rowland 68b; Nell Whitman and Galen Flint 107; Clarissa Fetrow 418; Yosef Trachtenberg 587; Darlene Simpson-Brown 356; Linda Berkemeier 455b; Laura McMurray 440b; Destiny Woods 96; Anne Huckins 183; Rodman Campbell 133; Greg Saue 507b; Peter Schinske 559; Kate Fine “At the Cross”; Cornelia Stanton “Count Your Blessings”. Rodman Campbell offered a blessing for the noon meal.

LUNCH

Kathy Vlach brought the class back to order leading 30t. Leaders: Erika Wilson 464; Ken Hallock 45b; Bob Schinske “Homeward Bound”; Erik Schwab 276; Karen Willard “The Golden Morning”; Kathy Vlach “Sine Nomine”; Melissa Stephenson 408; Mother Felicitas 378t; Steve Shearon 64; Rodman Campbell 482; Marilyn Murata 576; Nell Whitman 324; Bruce Rowland 571; Peter Schinske 367; Linda Berkemeier 453b; Kate Fine 397; Karen Willard 91; Cornelia Stanton 500; Mother Felicitas 81; Kathy Vlach “The Lord Bless You and Keep You”; Yosef Trachtenberg 84; Erika Wilson “Ellacombe”; Bob Schinske 33; Anne Huckins 278b; Darlene Simpson-Brown 285t; Steve Shearon 213; Greg Saue 563; Destiny Woods “Nearer Still Nearer”; Erik Schwab 72.

Following announcements, Karen Willard led “God Be With You” as the closing song, and Rodman Campbell closed the singing with prayer.

Co-Chairs—Karen Willard and Kathy Vlach; Secretary—Anne Huckins