Welcome to New Covenant!
Thanks for taking time to check out our online home here at New Covenant Church in Winter Springs, FL. We hope you can visit us on a Sunday morning and see what we are really like. We think you'll discover right away that we genuinely value our relationships with each other as we grow together in our relationship with Christ.
Our Sunday worship services are a powerful mix of ancient and modern. We follow a form of prayer that has been used for nearly 2000 years, but we dress casually and use a mixture of contemporary and traditional music styles to help you connect with God and each other. We want to use all the tools that God has given to his people rather than limiting ourselves. Our church is an Anglican church and so the look of the service may be a little different from what you are used to.
What to Expect on a Sunday Morning
Anglican worship services traditionally include certain elements. New Covenant’s service will typically follow this outline:
- Welcome and call to worship
After you are greeted and seated there is a short entry procession of the ministers and an introduction from the leader and confession which is followed by about 20 minutes of contemporary worship music sung to God.
Worship ends with the “collect” or special prayer for the day, which links up to some element of the life and death of Jesus or, occasionally, an important figure like the apostle John.
- Children’s Church Dismissal
Children will be dismissed immediately following the prayer to a Sunday School class or Children's Church (except on the 1st Sunday of every month which is Family Sunday).
- Scripture Reading
Three scripture readings follow the prayer and consist of readings from the Old Testament, a letter and one of the gospels.
Father Carl or one of our Associate Ministers will deliver a message from the Bible designed to inspire, challenge, encourage and help us grow as followers of Jesus Christ.
We read the Nicene Creed (a historic statement of the church’s belief) together out loud as a church.
- Intercessions or Prayers of the People
During this time, we read together aloud prayers for missionaries, armed services members, the sick, our government, etc.
- The Peace
The next bit is where it may be different from what you are used to: we follow an old tradition called “the Peace”, which is where we greet our neighbors and “Pass the Peace” to symbolize the healed relationships that we have in Christ (and we say hi to our friends. This part is sometimes hard to stop!).
- Holy Communion/Breaking of Bread
The children return to their families from Children's Church and we start the Holy Communion (or Lord’s Supper). As Anglicans we do this every week and we use an old form of blessing prayer which has been used (with variations) since the 4th century. It is in the form of a “conversation prayer” between the minister and the congregation where we remember the story and meaning of the death of Christ. It links us powerfully with the generations of God’s people. There is some singing as people receive the bread and wine.
- Final Blessing and Dismissal
Then we finish with a blessing and the dismissal. Experienced prayer ministers are available to pray with you after the service if you wish or you can continue your fellowship over coffee, lemonade, donuts, fruit and more available in the courtyard.
Come and worship with us!
Please feel free to call the church at 407-699-0202 if you have any questions or would like more information.
Worship Summer Service Times
8:00 AM – Traditional service
10:00 AM – Contemporary service
Children’s Church & Nursery available at 10:00 services.
Sunday School or Small Groups
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Church Address & Map
800 Tuskawilla Road
Winter Springs, FL 32708
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