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

NO FAIR!: A FAIR WAGE

(Matthew 20:1-16) This morning’s Gospel lesson comes on the heals of Jesus’ discussion with the rich, young man about gaining eternal life.  You may recall that encounter ends with the rich man turning his back on Jesus and going away sad.  You may also recall that, immediately upon the man leaving, the disciples – with…

NO FAIR!: THE MATH OF FORGIVENESS

(Matthew 18:21-35) He was the kind of villain that we love to hate in the movies.  But this was no movie: It was the city of Rome under Nazi rule during the Second World War.  Our villain is Colonel Herbert Kappler, commander of the SS forces occupying Rome.  As villains go, he has an impressive…

NO FAIR!: JUST(LY) DO IT

(Matthew 18:15-20) The English language is strange – to say the least.  For example, read and lead rhyme and read and lead rhyme; but read and lead don’t rhyme and neither do read and lead.  Yes, English is weird.  It can be understood through tough thorough thought, though. I bring this up because I am…

DESIGNS

First Presbyterian of Fairfield worship service for August 30thPosted by First Presbyterian Church of Fairfield on Sunday, August 30, 2020 (Romans 12:9-21) Performance running shoes are often colorful and attractive, with sleek designs that make you want to hit the pavement and go fast.  But not many have the brilliant design of the Adidas “Futurecraft.Loop,”…

SACRIFICE FOR SUCCESS

(Romans 12:1-8) In January 2019, Russian pianist Elisey Mysin strode onto the stage of the concert hall in Naberezhnye Chelny, an industrial city of more than a half million people on the Kama River, about 600 miles due east of Moscow.  He smiled confidently at the audience.  The hall was packed.  He was dressed in…

KNOWN BY THE SCARS

(Genesis 45:1-15) If you are a person of a certain age, there’s a pretty good chance that you have a series of scars on your body that reflect a childhood lived without seat belts, bicycle helmets, elbow and knee pads, and a host of other safety devices designed to bubble wrap kids in safety these…

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!