The Harmonia Sacra

Minutes for January 1, 2000

Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminaries, Elkhart, Indiana

The Ninth Annual New Year's Day Harmonia Sacra Singing was held at the Chapel of the Sermon on the Mount at the Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminaries. James Nelson Gingerich commenced the Singing with the song on page 85. Christine Guth said the morning prayer. Matthew Lind sang 53 and Samuel Sommers 126b. James Nelson Gingerich welcomed the class and spoke briefly about shape notes and the songbook. Other leaders: Rachel Miller Jacobs 232; Kent Beck 60; Martha Beverly 279; Christine Guth 100. Matthew Lind and James Nelson Gingerich encouraged anyone or everyone present to choose and lead a song. Or a person might request a song without leading. Such a requester will be 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. The singing continued with (James Brownsberger) Samuel Sommers 223; (Margaret McLaughlin) Matthew Lind 347; (Barbara Nelson Gingerich) Samuel Sommers 188; Malinda Berry and James Nelson Gingerich 75; Rachel Miller Jacobs 106; Christine Guth 89; Heather Brown and Rachel Miller Jacobs 210; Phil Hertzler and Matthew Lind 227b.


James Nelson Gingerich brought the class back with 83. Other leaders: Michael Miller 221; Samuel Sommers 269; Kent Beck 142b; (Jo Schultz) James Nelson Gingerich 354; Martha Beverly 342; Orwin Youngquist and Samuel Sommers 355; Michael Miller 161; Matthew Lind 98; (Bill Beverly) James Nelson Gingerich 350; Carl Yoder 112b; (Neil Dufallo) 112; (James Brownsberger) James Nelson Gingerich 223; Dirk Lind and Matthew Lind 290.


James Nelson Gingerich brought the class back with 63b. Then followed (Margaret McLaughlin) 139b; Malinda Berry 192; (Barbara Nelson Gingerich) Matthew Lind 260; (Margie Davis) 115; (Kate Lind) 114; (Janet Wright) Matthew Lind 204; Danile Martens 264; Rachel Miller Jacobs 227; James Nelson Gingerich 304; Christine Guth 268; Samuel Sommers 333; Kent Beck 218b; Martha Beverly 349; (Mary Helmuth) Matthew Lind 216; (Orwin Youngquist) James Nelson Gingerich 220.


Matthew Lind brought the class in with 92, 344. Others: Shannon & Jenell Wolf and Jeremy & Janna Wolf and James Nelson Gingerich 328; Matthew Lind 161; Phil Hertzler 109; (Orwin Youngquist) James Nelson Gingerich 184; Matthew Lind 230. Using the tune of the last part of Dedication Anthem, the class sang "Happy Birthday" to Toby. (Margaret McLaughlin) James Nelson Gingerich 96; (Barbara Nelson Gingerich) James Nelson Gingerich 199; (Malinda Berry) 69; (Hilda Brenneman) 206; Jan Wright 109; Rachel Miller Jacobs 219; Christine Guth 332; Samuel Sommers 282b; James Nelson Gingerich 326; Martha Beverly 252; (Mary Helmuth) 140; Matthew Lind 387. Christine Guth prayed and the class sang 354b.