The Covenant Renewal Service For The New Year

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

The covenant of renewal originated with Charles Wesley in 1755. The purpose of the service was to effect a renewal of faith through a renewal of the covenant with God. Forgotten for generations, the service has been recovered in the twentieth century. Below is the covenant which may be used in a New Year's watchnight service or in the service of the First Sunday of Epiphany (Baptism of our Lord).

The service given here borrows heavily from the British Methodist covenant service. It is...


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