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Minnesota State Sacred Harp Singing Convention

Olivet Congregational Church, St. Paul, Minnesota and
The Landing, Shakopee, Minnesota

September 22-23, 2018

Saturday, September 22

The 29th annual session of the Minnesota State Sacred Harp Singing Convention met at the

Olivet Congregational Church, St. Paul, Minnesota. The class was called to order by Anna Pfau and Matt Wells leading 31t. Bryant Kumlin offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Erik McDonald 77b; Joel Menk 82t; Jim Pfau 40; Michael Shewmaker 171; Alec Jenkins-White 84; Francis Gurtz 436; Cathy Lutz 383; Cathy Jordan 534; Bryant Kumlin 481; AnnaLeigh Smith 102; Natalie Jablonski 542; Gordon Olsen 547; Leslie Williamson-White 210; John Seaton 47t; Lisa Grayson 192; Mara McPartland 444; Hans Guttmann 480; Kevin Bullock 500.

RECESS

Steven Levine recalled the class leading 29t. Leaders: Midge Olsen 198; Pat Coghlan 214; Tamara Harris 30t; Tim Gregg 426b; Bob Schinske 429; Janell Draper 187; Michael Moore 218; John Wiens 124; Bill Waddington 503 (for Don Bowen); Miriam Delirium and Leon Pulsinelle 29b; Paul Landskroener 216; Karen Clark 234; Ben Copenhaver 140; Beverley Rose Enright 28b; Christine Stevens 532; Daniel Braithwaite 531.

In a business meeting, the following officers were elected for 2019: Co-chairmen—Paul Landskroener and Midge Olsen for next September; Co-chairmen—Ben Copenhaver and Bryant Kumlin for the all-day Cooper Book Singing in February.

RECESS

Paul Wyatt led 313t to recall the class. Leaders: Kim Bahmer 313b; Martha Henderson 396; Erik Schwab 464; James Page 351; Yosef Trachtenberg 148; Eleanor Haase 272; Leon Pulsinelle 298; Kat Kohorst 320; Eileen Ferguson 36b. Kevin Bullock offered grace before the noon meal.

LUNCH

Dick Patterson brought the class back together by leading 274t. Leaders: Steve Luttinen 440; Gillian Inksetter 456; Nathan Berry 65; Thom Fahrbach 314; Cecelia Kramer 380; Mike Hinton 475; Barbara Swetman 474; Lydia Lewallen 391; Corinne Serfass 296; Jacob Kiakahi 179; Marie Brandis 352; Stacey Berkheimer 327; Denise Kania 442; Anna Pfau 411; Clarissa Fetrow 80t; Carol Buche 178; Megan Holm 388; Carol Crawford 501; Kit Canright 129; Paul Wyatt 528; Claudia Egelhoff 147t; Jeanette Nelson 479.

RECESS

Jim Pfau recalled the class by leading 445. Leaders: Jim Goetz 312b; Kenan Serenbetz and Maren Day 376; Joel Menk 204; Matt Wells 473 (for Steven Schmidgall); Erik Schwab 568; Dick Patterson 61; Thom Fahrbach 225t; Mike Hinton 527; Steven Levine 350; Gillian Inksetter 212; Joel Setterholm 146; Corinne Serfass 535; Karen Clark and Carol Buche 70t; Lydia Lewallen 390; Barbara Swetman 472; Bob Schinske 546. Anna Pfau and Matt Wells led 208 as the closing song. Liesl Spitz offered the closing prayer.

Sunday, September 23

The Sunday session of the Minnesota State Sacred Harp Singing Convention was held at The Landing, Shakopee, Minnesota. Anna Pfau and Matt Wells brought the class to order by leading 36b. Corinne Serfass offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Christine Stevens 47b; Megan Holm 101t; Jeanette Nelson 183; Paul Wyatt 157; Claudia Egelhoff and Clarissa Fetrow 174; Jacob Kiakahi 485; Stacey Berkheimer 59; Eleanor Haase 505; Cecelia Kramer 71; Bob Schinske 63; Martha Henderson 64; Barbara Swetman 254; Nathan Berry 39b; Yosef Trachtenberg 236; Erik McDonald 77t; Elise DelMas 70b; Gillian Inksetter 316.

RECESS

Alec Jenkins-White recalled the class by leading 312b. Leaders: Hans Guttmann 112; Emerald O’Brien 551; Leon Pulsinelle 477; Pat Coghlan 550; Kevin Bullock 177; Beverley Rose Enright 344; Corinne Serfass 74b; Karen Clark 466; Eleanor Glewwe 547; Kit Canright 497; Cathy Lutz 378b; Michael Moore 299; Daniel Braithwaite 311; Hanna Brolander 38b; Jim Crawford 313t.

RECESS

Dick Patterson led 133 to bring the class together. Leaders: Gordon Olsen 86; Denise Kania 430; Erik Schwab 498; Eileen Ferguson 504.

The memorial lesson was conducted by Marie Brandis and Paul Wyatt. Paul led 340 for the following sick and shut-ins: Ted Mercer, Mary Munce, Roberta Mather, Jeff Bell, Don Bowen, Norma Mincey, Len VanderJagt, Polly Oettel Gai, Enid Thomas, Ester Wildey, Melanie Hauff, Paul Wilson, Dan Fahrbach, Jack Kagay, Stephen Hoyt, Michael Appert, Sharon Gregoire, Ryan Veldt, Ben Crawford, Elaine Zidek, and Ed Anderson.

Marie Brandis led 45t for the following deceased: Barbara Willard and Rodney Willard—Arizona; Julie Vea and Bernadette Crawford—Wisconsin; Charly Wayne Wyatt, Floy Wilder, Mike Jones, and Daphene Causey—Alabama; Michael Kaye—New York; Darrell Swarens—Indiana; Steve Helwig—Oregon; Gary Thomas, Loren Anderson, Karen Madsen, Colette Miller, and Jason Ritenour—Minnesota; Dixie Keck—Missouri; Brian Keating—Washington; Berkley Moore and Ann Sleeva—Illinois; Gene McCreary—California; Dennis Powers—Iowa. Marie then closed the memorial lesson with prayer.

Leaders: Paul Landskroener 330b; Joel Menk 414; Jenny Willard 349. Dick Patterson offered grace, and the class was dismissed for the noon meal.

LUNCH

Steven Levine brought the class back together by leading 39t. Leaders: Janell Draper 87; Cathy Jordan 84; AnnaLeigh Smith 556; Tim Gregg 91; Lisa Grayson 269; Thom Fahrbach 536; Lydia Lewallen 373; Noelle Copeland 507; John Wiens 34t; Marie Brandis 172; James Page 169; Anna Pfau 196; Mike Hinton 434; Ben Copenhaver 468; Clarissa Fetrow 110; Miriam Delirium 30b; Jim Pfau 538; Carol Crawford 207; Bryant Kumlin 58; Natalie Jablonski 312t.

RECESS

Cathy Lutz led 106 to recall the class. Leaders: John Seaton 37b; Matt Wells and David Cutler 348t; Steve Luttinen 426t; Val Eng 528; Jim Goetz 99; Jan Ketelle 441; Midge Olsen 454; Alec Jenkins-White 350; Kat Kohorst 191; Doug Donley and Becca Donley 198; Carol Buche 503; Steven Levine 496; Dick Patterson 415; Marie Brandis 168; Tim Gregg 92.

Anna Pfau and Matt Wells led 347 as the closing song. Bryant Kumlin offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairpersons—Anna Pfau and Matt Wells; Secretary—Stacey Berkheimer