Our congregation’s health and safety are important. Due to concerns related to the spread of COVID-19, the church building is closed. Worship will continue online.
Check our announcements page for updates.

Welcome to Presbyterian Church of the Cross


Service for Sunday, July 12

Watch and Listen

Prelude & Silent Meditation
Let Us Break Bread Together

Welcome & Call to Worship
Dr. Marshall Zieman

O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing

The Sacrament of Baptism

Pastoral Prayer
Rev. Christine Dempsey, Ph.D.

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring

“Good Dirt, Bad Dirt” – Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
Dr. Marshall Zieman

The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper

Sheep May Safely Graze

Dr. Marshall Zieman

Benediction Response
Go Now in Peace

Postlude & Silent Meditation
Processional on “Westminster Abbey”


This Week’s Musicians
Dana Sloan, organ; Kristi Treu, soprano & piano;
Bill Ritchie, double bass & Patty Ritchie, cello


More Sunday Resources:


Go to Day 1 of VBS — Monday, July 13

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. This week’s announcements include a special video message from Marshall about the status of reopening the building.

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.


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.

Tuesday Bible Study for Adults

This week, we conclude our study of the New Testament book of Acts. This book tells the story of “The Acts of the Apostles” in forming the Early Church. This week we will study Acts 28. Pastor Zieman will deliver the Bible study via e-mail each week, and it is also posted to the website. 

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.

One Great Hour of Sharing

Your One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) fish bank should have arrived in the mail several weeks ago.  Keep filling them with your coins and dollars. When we are able to meet again at church, we will collect them. Try these fun lessons and activities to learn more about the terrific projects that the OGHS offering supports to repair the broken things in our world.

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