The Harmonia Sacra

Minutes for January 1, 2019

Chapel of the Word
Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminaries, Elkhart, Indiana

Matthew Lind called the twenty-eighth annual singing to order with the song on page 53. Samuel Sommers said an opening prayer. Leaders: James Nelson Gingerich 140b; Samuel Sommers 218t; Holly Austin 140t; Jan May 194b; Ann Miczulski 210b; Brandon Buxton 234t; (Margaret McLaughlin) Will Fitzgerald 347; John David Thacker 83; Martha Beverly 261; Robert Bahler 220; (Eleanor Kreider) Jan May 204; Jim Helke 166b; Bess Fitzgerald 97; (Barbara Nelson Gingerich) James Nelson Gingerich 218; Will Fitzgerald 221.


Samuel Sommers brought the class together with 64b. Other leaders: Roger Kurtz 300; Nate Zweig 57t; Robert Bahler 317; Matthew Lind 303; Holly Austin 195; Brandon Buxton 131b; Martha Beverly 227t; John David Thacker 224t; Jan May 96; (Eleanor Kreider) Will Fitzgerald 348; James Nelson Gingerich 386; Samuel Sommers 270; Ann Miczulski 216t; (Bess Fitzgerald) Will Fitzgerald 339.


The singing resumed with Will Fitzgerald leading 85t. Leaders: Jim Helke 173b; Michael Miller 98t; (Kate Lind) Michael Miller 264; Nate Zweig 63; Brandon Buxton 282b; Roger Kurtz 127b; (Margaret McLaughlin) Will Fitzgerald 139; Matthew Lind 196t; Ann Miczulski 164t; Jan May 323; Dirk Vardaman 290; Roger Kurtz 123b; (Eleanor Kreider) Will Fitzgerald 126b.


Holly Austin brought the class back with the song at 188b. Leaders: John Bahler and Brad Bahler 277; (Kate Lind) James Nelson Gingerich 355; Brandon Waggy 326; Martha Beverly 392t; Holly Austin 269; Jan May 90; Samuel Sommers 378b; Robert Bahler 144t; Nate Zweig 58b; Michael Miller 228t; James Nelson Gingerich 353; (Barbara Nelson Gingerich) James Nelson Gingerich 35; (Matthew Lind) Samuel Sommers 188t. Announcements followed. Special thanks to Will Fitzgerald, arranging officer. James Nelson Gingerich led 354 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