Our congregation’s health and safety are important. Due to concerns related to the spread of COVID-19, worship will continue online.
Check our announcements page for updates about the status of our building use.

Welcome to Presbyterian Church of the Cross


Service for Sunday, August 9

Watch and Listen

Prelude & Silent Meditation
Solemn Melody

Welcome & Call to Worship
Dr. Marshall Zieman

I Love to Tell the Story

Blessing of the Backpacks
Dr. Marshall Zieman

Pastoral Prayer
Rev. Christine Dempsey, Ph. D.

Scripture & Sermon
“Get Out of the Boat” – Matthew 14:22-33
Dr. Marshall Zieman

Peace Like a River

Dr. Marshall Zieman

Benediction Response
Go Now in Peace

Postlude & Silent Meditation

This Week’s Music

Dana Sloan, organ; Kristi Treu, piano; Resound ensemble
Resound Members: Sarah Frederickson, Amelia Treu, Brooke Lewis, Haley Allen-Mendick, Anna Flairty, Ethan Bennett, Jacob Denton, Matthew Lewis, Thomas Stoysich, & Joe Mendick


More Sunday Resources:
Who We Are

As a community of Christians, we welcome inclusively all who seek to learn and grow in the Christian faith. Our congregation is part of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. We celebrate our congregational life through traditional worshipexceptional musicexcellent education, and energetic fellowship and mission programs.

Learn more about our mission, vision, and history.

Meet our staff.

About Worship & Music

Based in the Reformed Tradition, the worship experience includes the reading and preaching of the Scriptures as well as expressions of prayer and praise. Music is a central part of worship with an exceptional program of music adding depth and vitality to the worship experience. The participation of children is valued in worship. Secured child care is provided for children up through age four, if desired.

We celebrate ”Open Communion” which means that if you are a baptized member of another Christian denomination you are welcome to share this sacrament with us. Communion is generally served on a monthly basis as part of the worship service.

Learn more about Sunday Worship.

Explore our music/worship ensembles.

Sermon & Service Library

If you’ve missed a recent service or want to revisit a sermon, visit our sermon library for a recording.

Learn, Connect, & Serve

Church of the Cross has an active and engaged congregation. We offer many opportunities to gather and grow in Christian faith.

News & Announcements

View this week’s announcements.

Date change for the 5th Annnual Youth Choir Festival – now happening July 27-31. Sign up today!

Vacation Bible School will be online this year July 13-17. FINAL CHANCE TO REGISTER — Sign up today!

Find out what’s happening within the Church of the Cross community by reading the Cross Currents (our newsletter).

Our halls are filled with activity every day of the week. Check our calendar of events to find an activity that matches your schedule and interests.

Member Directory

Contact Rock at the church office to get the online directory on your phone.
402 333-7466 x6


Give to the church via the secure payment site (powered by ShelbyNext).

Access our needs list for special gifts and memorial donations.

Your Special Event at PCOC

Life is full of transitional moments. Learn more about our policies and planning for these special events.

Special Online Features

This Week's News & Announcements

Read our announcements for important updates about COVID-19 and church news. 

Online Resources

Remember that God is always with you! During these anxious times, take care of yourself spiritually by using our church’s online resources.

  • If you’ve missed a recent service or want to revisit a sermon, visit our sermon library for a recording.
  • Our church usually makes The Upper Room publication available in our Narthex to members. It is now available on our website, too!
  • Follow us on Facebook for more interactions.

Tuesday Bible Study for Adults

The Tuesday Bible Study is currently on summer break. If you are missing the weekly lesson, Marshall & Christine have discovered a great online resource to help you fill the gap until classes start again this fall. It’s called the Bible Study Project. For our Tuesday study bunch who conquered the book of Acts this spring, this is a very thorough supplement to our study.

Here’s the link: https://bibleproject.com/explore/gospel-series/. After you open this link, scroll past Luke until you come upon the Acts section, which is divided into 4 parts. Each of the 4 videos is about 5-6 minutes long, and each one is jammed packed with details, which fly by. It should all be at least vaguely familiar to you!  Marshall suggests you just do 1 of the 4 sections of Acts each week. So this week, try the Acts 1-7 section, which focuses on Pentecost, and it’s immediate aftermath.

Sunday School Fun for Kids

Hey, PCOC kids! Join us for Sunday school at your house. We have lessons that are fun for kids and easy for parents to teach. Go to our Sunday School page to learn more and access the lessons!

More Kids Faith Activities

The creator of the materials that we use in the kids’ worship kits during church services has provided these printable home activities.

Pentecost Gallery

On May 31, we presented the PCOC Pentecost Gallery, a congregational collection of original creative works and reflections about the Holy Spirit at work in our world. You can find it here.

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