133rd Old Folks Day Singing at Morning Star

Morning Star United Methodist Church
Dutch Cove Road, Canton, Haywood County, North Carolina

Sunday, September 10, 2023

All selections from The Christian Harmony (‘Carolina book’, 1873 facsimile, 2015 Folk Heritage reprint).

June Smathers Jolley welcomed the singers, and opened the singing with 217, Jerusalem.

Bill Hogan gave the opening prayer.

51, Lonsdale - Diane Eskenasy
67b, Dundee - Carolyn Ogburn

There was a brief shapenote introduction for newcomers to singing.

214, Hosanna - Bill Hogan
26b, Ninety-Third - Dan Huger
88, Pisgah - Laura Boosinger
77t, Rockingham (First) - Chris Wilhelm
359, Wondrous Love - Scott Swanton
299, Green Meadows - Willie Israel
117, Angel Band - Brandon Johnson
55b, Idumea - Zack Allen
72t, Jordan - Mary Baumeister, with Helena Godfrey
111t, Minister's Farewell - Larry Beveridge
364, Redemption - Clarke Williams
204t, Prayer Meeting - Maggie Lauterer, with Darian Smathers and Laura Tortorella, IMO Quay Smathers
21, Webster - June Smathers-Jolley


133, Juniata - Bill Hogan
369, Easter Anthem - Zack Allen


June Smathers-Jolley gave the closing prayer. Clarke Williams led 200b, Parting Hand, as the closing song.

Afterwards we went to the graveyard and Diane scattered some of Tim's ashes on Quay Smathers' grave. We sang 157, Hallelujah.

This year we sang inside the church, sitting in the nave with those who came to listen.

Minutes: Mary Baumeister

2023 Minutes listing
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September 2023

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