Sunday Mornings at New Covenant

Two Sunday morning, vibrant, grace-centered worship services are offered each weekend, creating
a space to encounter God.

The 9:00 AM Classic Worship blends the rich legacy of hymns with modern-day worship songs. We
utilize the liturgical format of Gather, Word, Meal and Send, using the best of the LBW and the ELW
worship resources.

The 10:30 Contemporary Worship blends upbeat praise songs with passionate worship songs. The
service focuses on the Word of God and The Lord’s Supper. This is a very family friendly worship
opportunity.

Sunday school will be offered at the 10:30 AM service for children ages 3 through the 5th grade
(August through June). The children gather in Friendship Hall, then move to their age appropriate
classes and then join in worship with their families for the Children’s Message and Holy
Communion.

Daily Devotionals
Here at New Covenant we follow the Daily Text of the Moravian Church in North America. We
encourage our disciples to read the Daily Text each day in order to grow in our relationship with
Christ through the reading of scripture and prayer. When we all read the Daily Text each day it
unifies our study of scripture and our community centered on Jesus Christ.
http://www.moravian.org/todays-daily-text/daily-text/

Baptism
To schedule a baptism at New Covenant we ask that you attend our “Introduction to Baptism Class”
which is held every other month. Please contact the office (office@newcovenantaz.org) to find out the
date of the next class and to register.

BAPTISM FAQ’S

Why do we baptize?

Because Jesus said so: “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the
Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19).
When should one be baptized?

In the Bible, people of all ages are baptized, so at New Covenant, we baptize people of all ages.
Does New Covenant baptize infants and young children?

Yes, we offer baptism for the children whose parents desire this relationship for their child. Jesus said,
“Let the little children come to me and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of
heaven belongs” (Matthew 19:14).
Why baptize an infant?

First, one might ask the question, why not? When searching Scripture in order to answer the infant
baptism question, the issue should be evaluated both for what it says and what it does not say. In
looking for specific references which include children and infants in Baptism, we find several incidents
of whole households being baptized. In looking for Scripture references that prohibit infant baptism,
we find none.

Parents, sponsors and the church speak on behalf of the infant regarding their faith. God initiates our
relationship with Him. God chooses us first and then waits for our faithful response.

Infants are not baptized because they believe, but because of the Word of God that commands us to
baptize, “Go and make disciples, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the
Holy Spirit . . . (Matthew 28),” and because of the promises and discipleship of parents and sponsors.
What happens after an infant is baptized?

As baptized infants grow, faith comes through hearing God’s Word proclaimed and believing. It is
essential for parents to bring their children to worship, Sunday School, Confirmation as well as for
parents to take a leadership role in their families, teaching them the Scriptures, prayer, and
integrating faith into their daily lives. It is also helpful for parents and sponsors to celebrate the
anniversary of the baptism, using this as a teaching opportunity about God’s promise for them.
Does New Covenant baptize Adults with an Adult (Believer) Baptism? We offer adult
baptism for believers who have not yet been baptized. If you have come to faith in Jesus Christ and
want to take the next step in discipleship, then we invite an offer you the opportunity to repent of
your sins and to believe the Good News that comes through the gift of Baptism.
How do I set up a baptism?

We offer a baptism class every two months. Sign up and attend one of these classes and you will learn
more about our understanding of baptism, helpful plans for your family and insights into rearing your
children in the Christian faith. After attending the class you will be able to choose the Sunday and
Service for your baptism. To register for the next class, email office@newcovenantaz.org

MARRIAGE
At New Covenant we offer a Pre Marriage course that is available to any couple who is thinking about
marriage and those who are engaged to be married. We use a course that has been designed by
Alpha.

Watch this video to learn more about the Pre Marriage Course:
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=alpha+pre-

To help prepare for your special wedding day, join us on a journey of five sessions to help engaged
couples or those exploring the possibility of marriage, build strong foundations for their future
together. To find out more about our next offering please email office@newcovenantaz.org
sermons

Connections
Are you interesting in connecting with others and growing spiritually at New Covenant? Everyone is
encouraged to attend our Connections Classes that take place once a quarter. A light meal is provided
and childcare is available upon request. For more information including the date of the next class,
email: office@newcovenantaz.org