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Worship

Have you ever wondered why you are here? Why did God create you, and for what purpose?  

The answer is simple: He created you to worship Him. When you worship, you focus on God, you praise Him for who He is and what He’s done, and you respond to Him with love and devotion.  

That’s what we are meant to do. When we worship, we are drawn into God’s presence. That is where we belong.

Our service at New Covenant is a worship service. It is a time to gather together and draw near to God.  Often, when we think about worship we think of music. Our worship team is comprised of members of our congregation who simply love to worship the Lord through music. 

Music

Our music is a mix: you’ll hear the storied hymns of the past and the latest worship songs. Our band and singers are up front for one purpose: to lead the congregation in worship. Sometimes the music is celebratory and energetic; you might see people raising their hands or clapping. At other times the music is soft and reflective; people may sing softly as they kneel at the communion rail.  

Sometimes, a new song may strike a chord with you. We want to introduce you to new songs of worship regularly. Each week, we will be posting our worship set from the previous week here, so you can look up any songs that you loved! The songs are listed in the order they were sung at church, with the title of the song and the artist who performs them.

Here are songs for the Easter Season:

*A song about Christ’s humble service

To Be Like You Hillsong

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cl3og-fPwPk


*A song about communion:

Behold the Lamb  Keith and Kristyn Getty

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlgd_uT3mmM


*A song about Holy Week—from the Last Supper to the Cross

How Beautiful Twila Paris

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1BoN5QndWM


*For those who love classical music, Agnus Dei (Lamb of God) by Samuel Barber—stunning!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuBQZFOnk7s

 

Good Friday

Here is the Friday liturgy . You can follow along with this in the Book of Common Prayer - click on the left side menu for Proper Liturgy for Special Days and then on Good Friday. Or follow along on page 276.

Songs

* An arrangement of a classic Good Friday hymn:

Ah, Holy Jesus  Fernando Ortega

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXzKXBz9mgw

 

*A song about Christ’s sacrifice

How Deep the Father’s Love for Us  Keith and Kristyn Getty

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjD0lv8hx5o&list=PL953BD739C6C16E40

 

*A contemporary version of The Seven Last Words of Christ 

The Seven Last Words of Christ Andrew Peterson

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93jiOKoXdP0

 

*If you are a classical music lover and have over an hour, here are the Seven Last Words in Latin. One song per “Word” and the last song is the earthquake!

The Seven Last Words of Christ Hadyn

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cPchmU-pB4&t=940s

 

 

Everyone on the worship team is a member of our congregation. If you are interested in joining the team, we ask that you have attended as a member for at least 6 months. If you have more questions, feel free to reach out to our worship leader, Sara, here.

Join us this Sunday for a time of fellowship, encouragement, and worship.  All are welcome!