The Harmonia Sacra
Minutes for January 1, 2017
Chapel of the Word
Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminaries, Elkhart, Indiana
Matthew Lind called the twenty-sixth annual singing to order with the song on page 53. Samuel Sommers said an opening prayer. Leaders: James Nelson Gingerich 63b; Samuel Sommers 337; Holly Austin 212; John David Thacker 224t; Kate Lind 69b; Michael Miller 251; Ginny Landgraf 303b; Brian Newell 302b; (Margaret McLaughlin) James Nelson Gingerich 139b; Will Fitzgerald 151; Nate Zweig 76b; Nick Pasqal 84b; CarolSue Borkholder and Will Fitzgerald 221; Jim Helke 166b; Christine Guth 220; (Barbara Nelson Gingerich) James Nelson Gingerich 227t.
Matthew Lind brought the class together with the song on page 227b. Leaders: Michael Miller 98; Bess and Will Fitzgerald 96; James Nelson Gingerich 351; Kate Lind and Samuel Sommers 326; Brian Newell 138t; Christine Guth and James Nelson Gingerich 189; Ginny Landgraf 301; Nate Zweig 237; Jim Helke 60b; Will Fitzgerald 392; John David Thacker 186b; Barbara Nelson Gingerich 75; CarolSue Borkholder and Will Fitzgerald 218t; Danile and Annie Martens 264; (Margaret McLaughlin) James Nelson Gingerich 647b; Sungbin Kim, Shinae Park and Will Fitzgerald 115; Steve Martin 219; Matthew Lind 140b.
James Nelson Gingerich called the class back with the song at 82b. Other leaders: Samuel Sommers 170; Bess Fitzgerald 108t; Holly Austin 277; Steve Martin 55t; Nick Pasqual 121b; Kate Lind 61t; John David Thacker 83t; (Barbara Nelson Gingerich) Samuel Sommers 188t; Nate Zweig 56b; Ginny Landgraf 109t; Jim Helke 173b; Bruce Chupp 105t; Danile Martens and James Nelson Gingerich 353; Nick Pasqual 85t; (Margaret McLaughlin) James Nelson Gingerich 204.
Samuel Sommers brought the class back with the song at 109b. Leaders: Janeen Bertsche Johnson, Aaron Johnson and Kim Meyer 302t; Brandon Waggy 97; Matthew Lind 196t; Michael Miller 150b; Steve Martin 200b; Brian Newell 61b; Bess and Will Fitzgerald 290; Christine Guth 391; Holly Austin 59b; Bruce Chupp 116; (Kate Lind) 355; Ginny Landgraf 72t. Matthew Lind asked for announcements; James Nelson Gingerich led 354 as the closing song and Samuel Sommers said a final prayer.
Carry in meal followed.
Secretary’s note: All the song numbers in these minutes refer to pages of the twenty-sixth edition of The Harmonia Sacra. If a singer selects a song and chooses not to lead it, the requester is named parenthetically in these minutes, followed by the name of the leader (if there be one) and the number of the page where the song may be found. — SWS