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

BOOT CAMP 6: CELEBRATE AND WAIT

(Matthew 21:1-11) The challenges of boot camp typically culminate in celebration.  The hard work and self-examination experienced along the way come to an end with a sigh of relief and a hoot of satisfaction, with high fives all around for the group that has taken this journey together. All four Gospels state clearly and repeatedly…

BOOT CAMP 5: DEAD END

(Ezekiel 37:1-14) We talked last week about attending boot camp in order to redefine some aspect of your physique or, even, your life.  But what happens when you just hit a wall and building up or redefining doesn’t seem possible?  I mean, there comes a point in every true test or trial when it seems…

BOOT CAMP 4: REDEFINED

(1 Samuel 16:1-13, John 9:1-41) One of the reasons someone goes to boot camp is to redefine something about themselves.  Often, that focus is on the physique, but there are boot camps for company CEOs and employees that focus on redefining company branding or management style.  As we enter our fourth week of Soul Boot…

BOOT CAMP 3: HYDRATE

(John 4:1-26) Is there anything else as miraculous as water?  Search the cosmos for other signs of life.  So far, planet Earth is the only blue planet.  It is the vast oceans of our world that have made it possible for all the life forms we know to develop on our planet.  The first creation…

BOOT CAMP 2: RESET

All of us see the world, ourselves, and God, not as they are, but as WE are.  If you are bitter and angry and suspicious and fearful, you will see these things in the world and in God.  If you are loving and generous, you will see these things in the world and in God. …

BOOT CAMP 1: THE NEED FOR CHANGE

March 1, 2020 (Matthew 4:1-11) So, here we are in our first week of Soul Boot Camp.  Boot camp is all about making necessary changes through hard work.  In Lent, we are invited to a similar season of introspection; a time of discernment of sin and all that separates us from the knowledge of the…

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!