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Auburn Sacred Harp Singing

The First Presbyterian Church, Auburn, Alabama

Saturday, January 18, 2020

The 17th annual Auburn Sacred Harp Singing was held on Saturday before the third Sunday in January at The First Presbyterian Church of Auburn, Alabama. The class was called to order by Elizabeth Azbell leading 72b. Robert Chambless offered the opening prayer.

Leaders: Andy Ditzler 31b; David Brodeur 31t; Robert Chambless 34b; Ann Riley 168; Philip Denney 28b; Judy Chambless 318; Jack Nelson and Ansley Christmas 399b, 228; Alice Sundberg 100; Karen Clark 534; Tim Gregg 565; Earl Ballinger 530; Thomas Smith 448t; Amber Davis 391; Ken Sundberg 480; Karen Rollins 171.

RECESS

Isaac Green called the class back to order leading 123t. Leaders: Bill Hogan and Bill Sherling 159; Chris Ballinger 477; Nathan Rees 179; Reba Windom 176b; Fynn Titford-Mock 361; Stanley Smith 106; Larry Ballinger 527; Justin Bowen 348b; Elene Stovall 172; Lisa Geist 269; Sherry Lovvorn 454; Oscar McGuire 485; David Brodeur and Andy Ditzler 263; Ann Riley 142. Elizabeth Azbell conducted the memorial lesson, leading 452 for the sick and shut-ins, and leading 178 in memory of the deceased. Robert Chambless closed the memorial lesson with prayer. Robert Chambless led 45t.

RECESS

Philip Denney called the class back to order leading 101t. Leaders: Jack Nelson and Ansley Christmas 457, 266; Nancy Hogan 278t; Isaac Green 395; Chris Ballinger 270; Thomas Smith 49b; Karen Clark 234; Ken Sundberg 66; Karen Rollins, Sherry Lovvorn, Joe Lovvorn, and Landon Lovvorn 343; Wendy Anderson 36b (in memory of Eugene Forbes). Scott Azbell offered the blessing for the noontime meal.

LUNCH

David Brodeur brought the class to order leading 486. Leaders: Amber Davis 224; Elene Stovall 411; Justin Bowen and Reba Windom 196; Lisa Geist, Chris Ballinger, and Larry Ballinger 528; Stanley Smith 273; Nathan Rees 187; Bill Hogan 456; Reba Windom 434, 542; Fynn Titford-Mock 165; Larry Ballinger 349; Oscar McGuire 573; Tim Gregg 382; Alice Sundberg 207; Andy Ditzler and Elene Stovall 436; Earl Ballinger 177; Judy Chambless and Robert Chambless 112; Fynn Titford-Mock 144; Elizabeth Azbell and Scott Azbell 79, 388. Announcements were made.

Elizabeth Azbell, Judy Chambless, and Karen Clark led 347 as the closing song. Isaac Green offered the closing prayer.

Chairman—Elizabeth Azbell; Secretary—Andy Ditzler