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.

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“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.

 

Media

09-18-16 – “Eating Jesus”

John 6:47-69

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09-11-16 – Our Tongues: Tools for Teleiotes, Part 8 – “What & When Should I Speak?”

Sorry, folks. No audio from the 11th. Technical Difficulties! – Stop by the church or call for a CD copy.

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09-04-16 – “Our Master on Money”

Luke 16:1-14

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08-28-16 – “The Harvest is Here”

Matthew 9:36-38

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08-21-16 – “A Question for My Soul”

Psalm 42 & 43

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Services

Church

Sunday School classes for all ages  9:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m.
Men’s Bible Study (Wednesdays)
 6:30 a.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

  • Join us for Worship on Sunday Morning! We meet at 10:30 am.
  • Sunday School classes for all ages will begin meeting again on Sunday, Sept. 11th, 9:00 am.
  • Join us for a Potluck Dinner on Sunday, Sept. 11th following worship – everyone is welcome!

Newsletter

“A Question For My Soul . . .”

“Why are ‘you sunk down’ O my soul? Why have you become disturbed within me? Wait for God, for I shall again praise Him, For the saving acts of His presence.” Psalm 42:5, 11; 43:5

Dear Friends,

The writer of this Psalm was going through some troubling situation in which he felt discouraged, depressed, and disappointed. The whole text reveals that while he had a good understanding of God’s greatness and goodness, he was living with some intense emotional ups and downs, as if powerful ocean waves were rolling over him, one after another after another.

Can you relate? Does this sound familiar as you deal with the daily trouble on your plate, causing your feelings to fluctuate between faith and doubt, hope and despair?

I’m sure this is a pretty normal experience for all believers in Christ and children of God. We know God. We know how big and strong and caring and capable He is – and yet we so easily go into the mental place – that ‘room’ called ‘Fear/Anxiety’ where we obsess over and hyper-analyze our circumstances in hopes of ordering the details and obtaining peace. It never actually works and so eventually, exhausted, we cry out to God in faith. We put our trust in Him and find Him faithful and loving and comforting. We enjoy a bit of peace – only to find ourselves back in that room again as the cycle continues.

This Psalm offers a very simple and practical solution. First, ask your soul this question: “Why are you ‘sunken down’? Why are you back in this bad place? You know God and you know better, so why do you do this to yourself?!” And then, as you pray, “Wait for God”! He does hear! He will act! He will save! He will, in His time and in His way, deliver you!

If we will follow the Psalmist’s example, we can find ourselves in that unwanted room a little less frequently and for shorter periods of time. Think on these precious truths, put them into practice, and enjoy peace!

In Jesus’ love,

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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