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Presbyterian Church of the Cross proclaims the Good News of the grace of God, unites God’s family in praise and thanksgiving, attends to the spiritual needs of our members, and reaches out with an evangelistic effort to the wider community. Our church provides a focus for the comfort, care and support of those in need, and empowers us to serve God and the needs of others.
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December 8, 2019
Service – 9:00 a.m & 11:10 a.m.
Dr. Marshall Zieman
“Actions Always Speak Louder . .”
9:00 & 11:10 Carillion Choir; Larry Frederickson, director;
Cael Dempsey, drum; Bruce Lobaugh, Clarinet; Nate Olson, double bass
Dana Sloan, organ
Presbyterian Church of the Cross
1517 South 114th Street,
Omaha NE 68144
NEWS & EVENTS
What’s Coming Up at PCOC
Please join us for another wonderful Advent Dinner on Sunday, December 8th. It is a festive and meaningful way to start the Christmas season and includes a catered meal, lots of fun and fellowship, and the long-awaited Christmas pageant by our preschoolers through 5th graders. After dinner we will join together in singing Christmas carols around the yule log with family and friends. There is no charge to attend this amazing event, but a free will donation is always welcome.
The Senior High Youth will be selling Village Inn Pie Cards on Sunday mornings, before and after both services, November 17 until December 8. For a donation of $15, the pie card will get you ANY pie at Village Inn! This is a wonderful opportunity to purchase a pie for Thanksgiving or Christmas. The pie cards make great gifts for teachers, co-workers, neighbors and friends! All proceeds will go to the Senior High Mission Trip to Lawrence, Kansas next June. Thank you in advance for your ongoing support!
Registration for the next semester has already begun! Forms can be found at the Information Center or in the Church
Office. If you plan to eat dinner, attend a Bible Study, or are in choir, please fill out a registration form, attach payment,
designate when you will volunteer to help set up, serve dinner, or clean up, and return to Heather by December 30.
In the Presbyterian Church we have the privilege and responsibility of nominating and electing our own congregational leaders. Now is the time to nominate a new class of Elders and Deacons. Forms are available in the church office and the Information Center. The deadline is December 15.Your input is both appreciated and necessary! Hand in your nominations to the church office or to a member of this year’s Nominating Committee: Judy Arms, David Berry, Carl Greiner, Patty Ritchie, Charlene Meyer, and Gary Lippstreu. Get the form here.
The 49er meeting for December is on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2019. We are planning to meet at 11:30 for lunch at Brother Sebastian’s. After lunch we shall go over to Presbyterian Church of the Cross and join in the holiday festivities, singing along with Betty Baddley as she leads her groups of merry makers in Christmas carols and frolicking. It was a great fun and happy way to start the holiday season last year and demanded a follow-up. Please contact Donna Turner, 402 397-3643, or Judy Sundberg, 402-333-6981, for reservations for lunch. There will also be a signup sheet at the information desk.
The annual Music and Movement Carol Sing is on the calendar for Friday, December 6 at 1:00 pm in the Sanctuary – so watch for more reminders and mark the date. It’s always wonderful to share the joy of Christmas in song with friends and family, and you have a special invitation to be part of the fun. Bring your Christmas spirit and sweet tooth for the cookies that follow the music.
Our Sunday School children and youth choirs will be presenting the annual Christmas Pageant on Sunday, December 8 at 5:00 p.m., just prior to the Advent Dinner. This year’s pageant is, “A Gift for Him” by Terry Kirkland. The Preschool, Sunbeam and Carol Choirs will be singing, and the Sunday School children from our youngest 3 year old to our 8th graders will have a part in the pageant. We hope you will join us on Sunday, December 8 for what promises to be a meaningful and memorable Christmas pageant!
Come one, come all to the Friday Night Gourmet’s Hearty hors d’oeuvre Christmas Party on December 13 at 6:30 p.m.(don’t let the date scare you!), held at the home of Tim and Kris Goodman, 17206 Fairway Drive,Omaha, 68136. Call Tim or Kris 402-630-5242 with questions, or Judy and A.J. Sundberg 402-333-6981. Bring either a dessert or appetizer and the beverage of your choice. We will provide wassail & our signature cocktail. It will be a fun and festive occasion! Please sign up at the Information Center in the Narthex, and a Merry Christmas to all!
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Fellowship at PCOC…
Church of the Cross has a number of groups that meet to share common interests and good times in a Christian context. Members enjoy food, various cultural events, outdoor activities, books and quilting in the company of church friends, all strengthening the ties of our church family. Many different fellowship groups are available for individuals of varied ages and interests.