Our Statement of Faith

We believe the Bible, consisting of the Old and New Testaments, to be the only inspired, inerrant, infallible, authoritative Word of God written.

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe in the deity of Christ, in his virgin birth, in his sinless life, in his miracles, in his vicarious and atoning death through his shed blood, in his bodily resurrection, in his Ascension to the right hand of the Father, and his personal return in power and glory.

We believe that for salvation of lost and sinful man regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by Whose indwelling power and fullness the Christian is enabled to live a godly life in the present evil world.

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

We believe in the spiritual unity of all believers in Christ.

About

“And they were continually devoting themselves to the Apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.”

 Acts 2:42

At First Congregational Church, we want to be “continually devoted” to the same activities that the New Testament Church has been practicing from the beginning.

If you are looking for a church home where you can grow spiritually in the teachings of Jesus and His Apostles, worship in Spirit and Truth, enjoy the loving fellowship of other committed Christians, and express your God-given gifts, please consider First Congregational Church of Cresco.

Wherever God leads you, we invite you to join us whenever you can.

 

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9-16-18 -“How Long, O Lord . . .?”

Revelation 6:1-8:1

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9-2-18 – “The Accomplishment of Christ”

Revelation 5

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8-26-18 – “The W’s of Worship”

Revelation 4

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8-19-18 – “Communion with Christ”

Revelation 3:20

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8-12-18 – “The Nauseation of Christ”

Revelation 3:14-22

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Services

Church

Sunday School classes for all ages (September-April) 9:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m.
Men’s Bible Study (Wednesdays)  6:30 a.m.
Girl’s Youth Group (Wednesdays)
 6:30 p.m.
 Women’s Bible Study (Wednesdays)  6:45 p.m.

Radio

Disciple Maker Program – Sunday | 102.3 FM 8:00 a.m.
A Morning Walk – Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:05 a.m.
Disciple Maker Program – Saturday | 102.3 FM 7:30 a.m.

 

Resources

Announcements

  • Sunday School Classes have ended for the summer break. We’ll let you know when we will be starting again in September.
  • Sunday Worship Service begins at 10:30 am.

Newsletter

Revelation 3:20 – Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me.

“Continual Communion with Christ”

Dear Friends,

This verse is precious to me. There was a time in my life when, having abandoned the faith of my childhood, I was painfully aware of my own mortality. I wrestled with the prospect of living and dying without ultimate purpose and meaning. I wanted inner peace, but couldn’t find it.

By the grace of God, a good friend shared his faith, his obvious sense of peace, and this verse with me. A few weeks later, I opened the door of my heart, and Jesus proved faithful to His Word by coming in to dwell in me and filling me with the peace and purpose I longed for.

While this verse is clearly effective in evangelism, it was spoken by Jesus to 1st Century Christians in Laodicea who had become lukewarm in their faith. Jesus offered true spiritual wealth and healing to them – by offering Himself to them.

Read the verse carefully. Jesus clearly says that He continuously stands at the door of each person’s heart – your heart – and knocks. He wants to come in. He has everything you need to be filled with love, joy and peace, and He desires to share His limitless resources with you.

Jesus says that if you hear His voice and open the door, He will enter into your inner-most being and share a meal with you. You, and He, will partake of intimate fellowship, closeness, openness, honesty, affection, and companionship. Imaging this! Almighty God, the Creator and Ruler of heaven and earth, will literally, really, truly, actually take up permanent residence within you. He will impart to you His own love, joy, peace, wisdom, discernment, power, and victory over sin and death. He will lead you from an empty life of misplaced affections and misguided goals, into an experience of eternal significance.

Please listen. Jesus is knocking. Jesus is calling. Whether you are lost and lonely, or just lukewarm, won’t you open the door? Whether for the first time, or again, and again, and again, won’t you consciously, willfully, let Jesus in?

This is the key to life – eternal, abundant, joyful and useful.

Praying for you to respond rightly.

For His glory, and your happiness . . .

Pastor Tim Sir

Directions

From Rochester, Minnesota, go south on Highway 63 until you get to Highway 9. Turn east (left) on Highway 9 to Cresco.

From Waterloo, Iowa, go north on Highway 63 until you get to Highway 9 turn east (right) on Highway 9 to Cresco.

From Decorah, Iowa, follow Highway 9 west until you enter Cresco.

Entering Cresco, Iowa on Highway 9, turn north on Elm Street. This will be the first stop light if you are entering Cresco from the east (right turn) or the second stop light if you’re entering Cresco from the west (left turn).

Proceed north on Elm Street through the business district four blocks. At the stop sign, turn east (right turn) on third avenue. The church is located at the end of that block on the north side (left side) of the street.

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