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

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,…

THE FORGETTING GOD

(Psalm 13) Like most teens, Jill Price had her share of difficulties — the usual highs and lows.  But Price’s world was changing in ways that she didn’t understand.  No one else seemed to get it either.  Since she was 8 years old, she could remember just about everything that happened to her.  And then,…

SWORDS AND CROSSES

(Matthew 10:24-39) On Reconciliation Sunday, the leader and facilitator of a workshop at a local Midwest church introduced a discussion by showing two images of Jesus. The first was a painting by Stephen Sawyer, titled “Undefeated.” (NOTE: To see this image, go to “The Iconic Jesus,” January 1, 2006).  He depicts Jesus as a boxer…

NOBODY HAS CLEAN HANDS

(Romans 5:1-8) When Rachel Held Evans, a wife and mother of two small children, died on May 4, 2019, at the age of 37, it was not just her family, friends and acquaintances who were saddened.  Thousands of people across the nation who’d never met her face to face also felt a deep sense of…

ROYAL ANCESTRY

June 7 PART 1 https://youtu.be/0XW-4Xnz-go June 7 PART 2 https://youtu.be/2pXmBQC8RNw (Genesis 1:1–2:4a) If you’ve done one of those DNA tests like Ancestry or 23andMe, you know that the process involves spitting into a cup and sending that, along with anywhere from $50 to $100, to a lab.  Then, after a few weeks, you get a…

SECOND ACT

(John 20:19-23) The great novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote that “there are no second acts in American lives.”  But Fitzgerald was wrong.  There are plenty of them. Take Ken, for example.  Growing up, all he ever wanted to be was a doctor. He did pre-med at Duke University, and then went to medical school at…

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!