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Detroit Singing

The Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Detroit, Michigan

Saturday, April 13, 2019

The annual Detroit Singing was held on Saturday before the second Sunday in April. Jamie Yeats called the class to order at 9:30 a.m. leading 39t. He then offered the opening prayer. Leaders: Megan Jennings 37b; Em Ekelund 171; Frank Griggs 168; Bob Borcherding 34t; Heather Schram 99; Jan May 228; Chuck Crawford 72b; Jeremy Laing 106; Anne Missavage 34b; Pleasance Crawford 311; Cecelia Kramer 180; Bill Beverly 348t; Marian Mitchell 86; Idy Kiser 40; Ken Berkstresser 148; Giles Simmer 63; Will Fitzgerald 279.

RECESS

Jamie Yeats called the class to order leading 501. Leaders: Rachel Elliott 38b; Martha Beverly 532; Nicole Collins 155; Megan Jennings 436; Em Ekelund 382; Frank Griggs 397; Bob Borcherding 444; Heather Schram 276; Jan May 362; Chuck Crawford 300; Jeremy Laing 299; Anne Missavage 84; Pleasance Crawford 280; Cecelia Kramer 210; Bill Beverly 546; Marian Mitchell 474; Idy Kiser 472; Ken Berkstresser 47b; Will Fitzgerald 124.

LUNCH

Jamie Yeats called the class to order leading 39b. Leaders: Rachel Elliott 38t; Martha Beverly 498; Nicole Collins 217; Liz Smith Yeats 25; Giles Simmer 178; Jamie Yeats 49t; Jan May 47t; Giles Simmer 496; Liz Smith Yeats 236; Will Fitzgerald 254; Megan Jennings 208; Em Ekelund 349; Frank Griggs 131t; Bob Borcherding 137; Heather Schram 46; Jan May 49b; Chuck Crawford 107; Bill Fazekas 65; Anne Missavage 66; Pleasance Crawford 408; Cecelia Kramer 534; Jamie Yeats 485; Bill Beverly 272; Marian Mitchell 468.

RECESS

Jamie Yeats called the class to order leading 312b. Martha Beverly led 312t in memory of the following: Tom Siess—Canada; Eugene Forbes, Mike Jones, Willodean Barton, and Glenda Hopper—Alabama; Mary Ellen Schrock—New York; Barbara Willard and Rodney Willard—Arizona; Elizabeth Rechenberg—Ohio; Freddie Briggs—Florida; Paul Wilson—Minnesota; Concetta Branson—Oregon, and Elizabeth Wankogere—Tarime, Tanzania.

Idy Kiser led 340 for the following sick and shut-ins: Gordon Ekland, Peggy Redman, Len VanderJagt, Melanie Hauff, Cathy Barton-Para, Nicole, and Jonathon Smith.

Leaders: Ken Berkstresser 268; Jamie Yeats 492; Rachel Elliott 209; Martha Beverly 415; Nicole Collins 142; Ian Yang 186; Will Fitzgerald 447; Megan Jennings 36b; Frank Griggs 67; Bob Borcherding 163b; Heather Schram 146; Jan May 287; Chuck Crawford 114; Bill Fazekas 126; Jeremy Laing 344; Giles Simmer 82t; Anne Missavage 212; Pleasance Crawford 354t; Cecelia Kramer 430; Marian Mitchell 352; Idy Kiser 162; Ken Berkstresser 481; Rachel Elliott 564. Jamie Yeats offered the closing prayer, led 347, and dismissed the class.

Chairman—Jamie Yeats; Secretary—Liz Smith Yeats