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A NEWS RELEASE
From National Office of the ELCIC

HYMN TEXT COMPETITION WINNER ANNOUNCED

11 May 2007 -- Keri Wehlander of Nanaimo, British Columbia has been named the winner of the Hymn Text Competition. Wehlander's submission, "From the Waters of Creation", set to the tune of Nettleton, was selected by the Joint Anglican Lutheran Commission (JALC) following the review of almost one hundred submissions. The competition was created to develop a new tune, familiar to both the traditions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) and the Anglican Church of Canada (ACC) who will be gathering for a joint day together while in Winnipeg in June for their respective National Convention and General Synod meetings.

Upon announcement of the winning submission, the JALC issued the following:

    Keri Wehlander of Nanaimo, British Columbia, has written, "From the Waters of Creation", set to the tune Nettleton. "One of the strengths of the hymn," writes the Rev'd Dr Richard Leggett, one of the members of the Joint Commission charged with selecting the winner, "is its evocation of the many saving acts of God associated with water and God's continuing work among us. I particularly appreciate the recurrent phrase that God's grace continues to flow in the world. "

    "From the Waters of Creation" will be sung at the joint gathering of the Anglican Church of Canada General Synod and the Evangelical Lutheran Church
    in Canada National Convention on June 21 in Winnipeg.

    Deep thanks go out to all who made submissions. "We received entries from across the country, from men and women, clergy and laity, young and old. The quality was high. I was particularly struck by the Canadian character of the imagery throughout the hymns," commented Eileen Scully, the General Synod staff person who served the Joint Commission's project.

    Questions or comments can be directed to escully@national.anglican.ca.

    For more information, please contact:
    Ms.Trina Gallop, Manager of Communications
    302 - 393 Portage Ave. Winnipeg MB R3B 3H6
    204.984.9172
    tgallop@elcic.ca

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