Southern Cross gathers every week at Bergvliet High School, in the Southern Suburbs, to celebrate what God is doing in our lives, to encourage one another and be encouraged by the truth of God’s word and the salvation we have through Jesus. We proclaim God’s truth, submitting ourselves to it, seeking to be transformed. We collectively worship, not as disconnected individuals but as a community, through music, teaching, prayer, and sacraments.
Below are some of the elements that featured in our gatherings this past week:
Confession: (all together)
Gracious God, we have come to see that our lives fall far short of your glory.
Have mercy and forgive us.
You have given your Son for us, and poured out your Spirit, yet we fail to return your love with all our heart.
Have mercy and change us.
Too often we are selfish and proud, ignoring you and neglecting others.
Have mercy and cleanse us.
When we do not truly trust and obey you, we are overwhelmed by self-pity, fear and worry.
Have mercy and deliver us.
In Christ we are given a sure hope and secure love, yet we follow the false hopes and desires of this world.
Have mercy and renew us.
Father, through the redeeming death of your Son, by your Spirit, and through your word, enable us to follow you with joy.
All this we ask, confident of your faithfulness and love. Amen.