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Houston Sacred Harp Singing

Christ The King Lutheran Church, Houston, Texas

Saturday, December 7, 2019

The 16th annual session of the Houston Sacred Harp Singing was held at Christ the King Lutheran Church, Houston, Texas, on the first Saturday in December. Donna Bing called the class to order at 10:00 a.m. leading 535 and 277, noting that her selections today would be made in memory of Mel Rosenbaum, who was a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church. Ron Bernucho offered the opening prayer. Song selections were from The Sacred Harp, 1991 Edition, and The B.F. White Sacred Harp, 2012 Cooper Edition.

Leaders: Howard O’Maley 40, 178; Fred Todt 448t, 142; Charles Whitmer 569b, 320; Stefani Priskos 30b, 436; Matt Roberts 74b, 564; Robert Vaughn 210 (CB), 482 (CB); Ellen Ray 278b (CB), 98 (CB); Sarah Huckaby 68t (CB), 168 (CB); Ray Rechenberg 480, 99.

RECESS

Donna Bing called the class back to order leading 566. Leaders: Gaylon Powell 111b (CB), 91 (CB); Hannah Underwood 56b, 387.

Gaylon Powell read the following list of names of the sick and shut-ins: Curtis Owen, Myrl Jones, Landis Powell, Charlotte Powell, Sonny Erwin, and Cindy Whisman. He led 45t for them. He also read the following list of names of the deceased: Charlene Wallace, Aubrey Barfield, Alex Priskos, Rev C.B. Anderson, and Lorraine Miles. He led 77b in their memory. The memorial lesson was closed with prayer offered by Robert Vaughn.

Leaders: Kristie Powell 33b, 500; Priscilla Wiggins 344, 186; Kris Wiggins 522, 86; Cheyenne Ivey 222, 546. Ron Bernucho offered the blessing for lunch.

LUNCH

Donna Bing called the class back to order leading 268. Leaders: Bridget Jamison 270, 114; Lindsay Wait 146, 559 (CB); Joseph Pimentel 504, 66; Chris Nicholson 212 (CB), 175 (CB); Michael Ruppert 449 (CB), 451 (CB); Ron Bernucho 34b, 457; Larry Hall 336t (CB), 171; Howard O’Maley 148; Fred Todt 532; Charles Whitmer 524; Matt Roberts 112; Stefani Priskos 378b.

RECESS

Donna Bing called the class back to order leading 452. Leaders: Robert Vaughn 464 (CB); Ellen Ray 460; Sarah Huckaby 553 (CB); Ray Rechenberg 285t; Gaylon Powell 244 (CB); Kristie Powell 514 (CB); Priscilla Wiggins 408 (CB); Cheyenne Ivey 465 (CB); Joseph Pimentel 318; Kris Wiggins 198; Chris Nicholson 347.

Donna Bing thanked the church for their generosity and assistance with the facilities and the singers for the food that was graciously provided for lunch. Announcements were made. The 17th annual singing will be held on the first Saturday in December, 2020.

Linda Siemers led the closing prayer. Donna Bing led 587 (CB) as the closing song, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Donna Bing; Vice Chairman—Linda Siemers; Secretary—Bridget Jamison