Our congregation’s health and safety are important. Beginning Oct. 4, you will have two ways to worship with PCOC.
nline worship will continue, and we will resume limited in-person worship. Check our announcements page for specifics about our onsite activities.

Welcome to Presbyterian Church of the Cross


Service for Sunday, September 27

Watch and Listen


Prelude & Silent Meditation
Allegro from Sonata in E minor, Op. 14, No. 5

Welcome & Call to Worship
Rev. Christine Dempsey, Ph. D.

Congregational Hymn
#475 Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing

Call to Confession, Prayer of Confession,
& Assurance of Pardon
Dr. Marshall Zieman


Pastoral Prayer & the Lord’s Prayer
Dr. Marshall Zieman

Scripture & Sermon
“Jesus Comes to Jerusalem” – Matthew 21:23-32
Rev. Christine Dempsey, Ph. D.

Affirmation of Faith
The Apostles’ Creed

Fairest Lord Jesus

Dr. Marshall Zieman

Benediction Response
Go Now in Peace

Postlude & Silent Meditation
In Quiet Joy

This Week’s Musicians
Patty Ritchie, cello; Kristi Treu, soprano & piano; Annette White, organ & piano; & Dana Sloan, organ


More Sunday Resources:
What else is happening at PCOC?

Special Events
Happening This Week

Sunday at 10:00-10:30 a.m. on Zoom

Check your email from church for
the meeting ID and passcode.

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.

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 Every Week

Hello Bible scholars! Our new Tuesday Bible Study will start this week with a whole new book . . . Romans! You may participate in the study in two different ways: self-study or via Zoom.

If your schedule is better suited to self-study, you can find the study on our website each Tuesday. For this week, the group covered Romans 2.

Or, if you prefer to study with others, you may join the Zoom group from your computer from 1-2 p.m. each Tuesday.

Join Zoom Meeting:


Check your email from church for the meeting ID and passcode.

Bring Your Own Bible Class Every Friday Night

Pastor Christine is offering a class over Sunday’s scripture on Friday evenings at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. This is a drop-in class, so you are welcome to pop in and out as your schedule allows. All you need is a Bible. Join us! The Zoom invite will be posted on our website each Friday.

Join Zoom Meeting:
Check your email from church for the meeting ID and passcode.

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!

Each week, a different grade level will Zoom at 10 a.m. with Sue Thomas and Heather Berry. No materials or preparation are needed. You just need to Zoom in and see your Sunday School friends!

No Kid Zoom for Sept. 27.

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