HYMNWRITERCHALLENGE
PAST WINNERS
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WELS or by the WELS  Commission on Worship.
Click on each name to view a copy of the winning entry.

Norval Kock of Saginaw, Michigan
Paul is the winner of the 2007 HYMNWRITERCHALLENGE contest. His
challenge: write a hymn that teaches two contrasting truths that
- even the "smallest" false doctrine is a great danger to a person's faith
- even churches that tolerate plenty of false doctrine can bring people to
     saving faith through the gospel of Christ.

Kent Reeder of Rock Hill, South Carolina
Kent is the winner of the 2011-2012 HYMNWRITERCHALLENGE contest. His
challenge: write a Lenten hymn based on Psalm 22.

Michael Thom of New Ulm, Minnesota
Michael is the winner of the 2010 HYMNWRITERCHALLENGE contest. His
challenge: write a hymn based on the theme "Why Objective Justification Matters."

Jayne Nitz of Sanford, Michigan
Jayne is the winner of the 2009 HYMNWRITERCHALLENGE contest. Her
challenge: write a hymn based on either of the two parables in Matthew 21.
    - the parable of the two sons (Mt 21:28-32)
    - the parable of the tenants (Mt 21:33-46)
Jayne chose the parable of the two sons.

Paul Willems of New Ulm, Minnesota
Paul is the winner of the 2007 HYMNWRITERCHALLENGE contest. His
challenge: write a hymn that teaches two contrasting truths that
- even the "smallest" false doctrine is a great danger to a person's faith
- even churches that tolerate plenty of false doctrine can bring people to
     saving faith through the gospel of Christ.