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

BEST NOT TO TELL GOD ‘NO’

(Acts 11:1-18) There are some people you just don’t want to say “No” to. You’re asked by the pastor to take a shift at the soup kitchen.  Are you going to say, “No”?  You might try: 1) No thanks.  2) I think I’ll pass.  3) Maybe another time.  4) Nah, I’d rather stay in bed…

SILENT PARTNERS

(Revelation 7:9-17) What do you need to become a famous inventor? For most of us, the short list would include things like scientific aptitude, creativity, perseverance, the ability to “think outside the box” and unflappable self-confidence. Beyond these, there’s one other thing that’s absolutely essential: money. It’s one thing to have a good idea.  It’s…

WALKING AWAY FROM IT ALL

(John 21:1-19) Dustin Snyder had enough.  He was tired of the long work weeks, low wages and grumpy customers.  He was assistant general manager of a McDonald’s restaurant in Bradford, Pa., but in early September 2021, he drafted a petition to the regional office and invited his workers to sign it. “We are all leaving,”…

JESUS IS OUR BIG TOE

(Revelation 1:4-8) At the 87th Academy Awards in March 2015, no one was slapped on stage – a statement that really didn’t need to be made until after this year’s awards.  Also, Eddie Redmayne won the Oscar for Best Actor for his role in “The Theory of Everything,” a fluffy biopic about the life and…

ANGEL EYES – EASTER SUNDAY

(Mark 16:1-8) The phrase “angel eyes” will conjure up different thoughts based on your age and interests.  Older music lovers will think of the 1946 jazz standard popularized by Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra.  My generation will think of the power ballad of the same name released by The Jeff Healey Band in 1988.  Movie…

MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE – MAUNDY THURSDAY

(Mark 14:22-25) Tonight, there’s blood all over the place in our liturgy, hymns, and Scripture Readings.  The sight of blood makes many of us squeamish.  Perhaps the bloodiness of our Lectionary Readings strikes you as odd and primitive, even unsettling.  So, you need to look under all this blood by hearing the Word of God…

We use traditional hymns throughout the service.  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!