Who We Are:
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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January 19, 2020
Service – 9:00 & 11:10 a.m.
Dr. Marshall Zieman
“A New Name”
9:00 Alleluia Singers
11:10 Paúl Loja Prado, flute
Dana Sloan, organ
Presbyterian Church of the Cross
1517 South 114th Street,
Omaha NE 68144
NEWS & EVENTS
What’s Coming Up at PCOC
Our speaker for Tuesday, February 4, 2020, will be Coleen Stice, MD, FACS, CPE. For more than 25 consecutive years, Dr. Stice has been nominated by her colleagues to the annual published list of America’s Top Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Diplomat of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons among numerous others. Humanitarian endeavors are important to Dr. Stice, who is the chief executive officer of International Medical Exchange Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization devoted to providing education to Third World physicians. Her first medical mission was to Guatemala in 1985 to provide reconstructive services to the mountain tribes engaged in civil war. In 2010 she and her team helped train doctors and nurses in Kenya. She returns each spring with a group of doctors. Dr. Stice sponsors a safe stove project with the goal of reducing the number of burns that occur in Kenya due to traditional open-fire cooking methods. She has developed a safe stove and will bring one with her for her presentation.
The lunch location is Gorat’s, 4917 Center Street, at 11:30 a.m. Every one is welcome, whether or not you are 49, younger or older, come join us! We will order from a special menu. For reservations or questions, please contact Donna Turner, 402-397-3643, or Judy Sundberg, 402-333-6981. We also have a sign-up sheet at the Information Center.
We are seeking a part-time Communications Contractor, who likes to identify, develop, write and share content that makes a difference in the lives of others.
Are you looking for a mission-minded role? Do you have a passion for collaboration? Are you a self-starter? Would others say that you have strong organizational and time management skills? If so, we’d like to hear from you!
Find the full job description here.
On Saturday January 25th, at 8:30 am, PCOC men are invited to attend a continental breakfast and program in Fellowship Hall featuring Scott Hazelrigg, President of the NorthStar Foundation and the Omaha Outward Bound School. NorthStar’s mission is to prepare North Omaha’s school-aged boys, traditionally beset by significant barriers to academic success, to complete 9th grade on level and graduate high school on time through after-school and summer programs. Scott is the son of Paula Hazelrigg who is a member of PCOC. You won’t want to miss this special program and listen to this compassionate man. Let’s have a great turn-out for this outstanding program! Please sign-up to attend at the Information Center by Sunday, January 19th. Invite someone to attend with you. Contact Jon Boomgaarden at 402-981-7164 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
The annual meeting of the congregation will be held on January 26, 2020 immediately following the 11:10 service. Please note that there will be only one service at 11:10 a.m. A pot-luck lunch will follow the annual meeting.
The Congregational Life Committee invites you to join in a pot-luck lunch following the Annual Congregational Meeting after the service on January 26. Baked or fried chicken and beverages will be provided, and you are asked to bring either a salad, a vegetable, or a dessert. Please cut your dessert ahead of time to make it easier on the Committee. There will be a sign-up sheet at the Information Center on Sundays prior to the meeting for you to indicate how many will be attending (adults, children) and what food you’ll plan to bring.
Per Capita is the annual amount that PCOC pays to our Presbyterian Church (USA) denomination which offsets the administrative costs for our Presbytery, Synod, and General Assembly. As a connectional church, we need to maintain effective channels of communication and coordination so that our ministry as Presbyterians works well. The per capita assessment supports this process so that all area and national Presbyterian programs, missions, and ministries may function better. For 2020, our per capita rate is $39.65 per member, with most of this amount remaining in our local presbytery for ministry to our 42 local Presbyterian congregations. PCOC will pay a total of $30,173.65 by February 15, 2020 for our 761 members who were on the roll as of December 31, 2018. Many PCOC members decide to give a special gift to cover the per capita cost of their family. This helps Church of the Cross to offset our assessment. That would be: $39.65 for a single member family, $79.30 for a two-member family, $118.95 for a three-member family, and $158.60 for a four-member family, etc. You are welcome to use the envelope that is included with the regular weekly giving envelopes, an envelope that will be in our pew racks during January, or simply note “Per Capita” on the memo portion of your check.
A sign-up sheet is available at the Information Center for 2020 Chancel flowers. This is an excellent way to honor a loved one or celebrate a special occasion in your family. Cost is $25.00.
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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.