Weekly Worship Service

First Presbyterian Church
200 S Main Steet
Fairfield, IA 52556

Sunday @ 10:00 am

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    September through May

    From September through May, we meet in our beautiful sanctuary for a more formal service.  Everyone is then encouraged to join us for refreshments downstairs in Fellowship Hall.

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    June through August

    From June through August, we worship downstairs in Fellowship Hall.  Refreshments are served before the service, and we enjoy a slightly less formal service with coffee and other treats available throughout worship time.

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    All year

    Our services follow the Liturgy of the Presbyterian Church (USA) including the Call to Worship, Prayer of Confession, Assurance of Pardon, Old and New Testament Lessons, Sermon, Receiving the Offering, Prayers for the People and the Lord’s Prayer, and Sending Prayer.

Sermon Notes & Recorded Messages

CHANGING HISTORY

(Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28) I love time-travel movies and books; maybe you do, too.  They are entertaining and a bit mind-bending.  They ask the question of what would happen if you could go back in time and change history. Guns of the South is a novel by Harry Turtledove that imagines the changes to our country…

THE REAL STORY

(Matthew 14:13-21) The Guinness Book of World Records says the largest picnic in history occurred in Britain when over 8300 people picnicked together in 2009, well, sort of together.  You see, the real story is that the count for this picnic included people in over a hundred different locations in Great Britain.  They were ‘together’…

BREAKING NEWS

(Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52) When NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter and seven others perished in a helicopter crash last January, chances are that most people heard about it when a “breaking news” ticker scrolled across the bottom of their laptops or TV screens. Some programming might have been interrupted with a “breaking news” bulletin…

JACOB THE SLEEP TRACKER

(Genesis 28:10-19a) Everyone knows that diet and exercise are important to good health.  Experts say that five daily servings of fruits and vegetables, along with 30 minutes of moderate physical exercise, are essential to personal fitness. But so is sleep. Miss a good night’s sleep, and you run the risk of gaining weight, becoming depressed,…

HOW TO WALK IN THE DARK

(Psalm 119:105-112) Erik Weihenmayer is an amazing athlete and adventurer.  He’s kayaked all 277 miles of the Colorado River and through the Grand Canyon, which, according to one source, is “considered one of the most formidable whitewater venues in the world.”  He has climbed the “seven summits” of the world, that is, the highest mountain…

THE GREATEST GENERATION

(Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30) “To what shall I compare this generation?” asks Jesus. “What’s up with kids today?” we ask ourselves. It’s always been a national pastime – ragging on the younger generation and complaining about their lack of this, that or something or other.  “Why, my generation would never …!” NBC news anchor Tom Brokaw,…

We use traditional hymns throughout the service.  Our choir sings on the first and third Sundays, sharing both traditional and contemporary selections.  Our sanctuary houses a fantastic pipe organ, and we have a talented organist who adds Prelude, Offertory, and Postlude pieces to the worships service.  When we meet in Fellowship Hall, she uses the piano for all music.  Occasionally during the fall, winter and spring months, special music selections are added, and during the summer months, we enjoy a variety of special music.

At any time of year, we welcome all worshipers to come comfortably dressed, with most members choosing “business casual” attire.  However, clothes do not matter to us – the people wearing them do!