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

PLEASE COME AND VISIT

(Isaiah 64:1-9) In early May 2020, Lillian Yu-Feng Hsu, 87, died in an assisted-living facility in White Plains, New York.  Of Han Chinese decent, she lived through WWII in China when she was a kid, but later studied medicine in Taiwan.  Her next step was a major move to the United States to complete a…

THE LAST WORD

Ephesians 1:15-23) I am fascinated by people’s last words, the thing they choose to leave us with.  In some ways, our first words as a child and our last words at death are some of our most important.  Only parents record or remember our first words, but history often records our last.  Of course, my…

HOW MANY SHOPPING DAYS LEFT?

(Psalm 90:1-12) As we approach the holidays, it is inevitable that the shopping calendar takes over.  There is something ominous about the countdown to Christmas, where we are constantly reminded of how little time we have left to complete our necessary purchases.  Knowing that we only have a certain amount of time brings a sense…

GRIEVING WITH HOPE

(1 Thessalonians 4:13-18) One of the cruelties of the COVID-19 pandemic has been that a significant number of patients hospitalized with the disease died without loved ones present.  It wasn’t that family and friends didn’t want to be there, but that many hospitals kept visitors away — including family members and spouses — to fight…

THE OTHER SIDE

(Revelation 7:9-17) How many of you follow the daily totals for COVID-19 cases and deaths right now as closely as you did back in March or April?  Now, maybe some of you haven’t really followed those numbers from the start so, for you, nothing has changed.  But I know that my “analysis,” if you will,…

ENEMIES OF GRATITUDE: DISAPPOINTMENT

(Deuteronomy 34) This is one of the most interesting plot twists in all of Scripture.  More than any other Israelite in the desert, Moses has earned the right to cross that river and enter the Promised Land.  From the fiery shrubbery that first called him out of shepherding, through the Red Sea and the tempests…

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!