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.

 

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8-12-18 – “The Nauseation of Christ”

Revelation 3:14-22

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8-5-18 – “The Requirement For Revival”

Revelation 3:1-6

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7-29-18 – “The Consequences of Compromise”

Revelation 2:18-29

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7-22-18 – “What Do You Want Jesus to Do for You?”

Matthew 20:29-34

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7-15-18 – “The Continued Consolation of Christ’s Church”

Revelation 3:7-13

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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

Matthew 20:29-34 – 29 And as they were going out from Jericho, a great multitude followed Him. 30 And behold, two blind men sitting by the road, hearing that Jesus was passing by, cried out, saying, “Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!” 31 And the multitude sternly told them to be quiet; but they cried out all the more, saying, “Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!” 32 And Jesus stopped and called them, and said, “What do you want Me to do for you?” 33 They said to Him, “Lord, we want our eyes to be opened.” 34 And moved with compassion, Jesus touched their eyes; and immediately they regained their sight and followed Him.

“What Do You Want Jesus to Do for You?”

 

Recently our church family dealt with a heart-wrenching tragedy. As I prepared for extra services and our usual Sunday morning gathering, I felt led to preach from this encouraging passage. I hope this message benefits you as you face troubled times.

  1. Needy People Need Jesus. (v. 30) – These blind beggars understood who Jesus is – The Lord, the Son of David/Messiah, the One Who is able to show mercy and bring healing.
  2. Needy People Ask Audaciously (v. 31) – Ignoring people who tried to discourage them, these beggars cried all the louder!
  3. Needy People Should Pray as Specifically as Possible (v. 32,33) – Even though God knows what we need before we ask Him, Jesus’ question forced the blind men to think clearly about what they considered to be their most pressing need.
  4. Jesus is Compassionate, Merciful & Capable (v. 34) – Jesus had a ‘gut-level’ love for these men (1 Peter 5:6-7). Jesus sympathized with them (Hebrews 4:15-16). Jesus touched them, making them whole again.
  5. Satisfied People Glorify God – In Luke’s account (Luke 18:43), we see how the healed person and watching crowd praised and glorified God.

Friend, we are all “Needy People” and “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today, yes and forever!” (Hebrews 13:8)

I encourage you to realize and admit your need for Jesus. Ask Him boldly and persistently to help you. Process through your relationship with Him (have you put your faith in Him and His finished work on the cross? Are you trusting Him for the forgiveness of your sins? Are you willing to obey and follow Him as His disciple?) Pray persistently and specifically for His help.

Jesus will show compassion and mercy. Jesus will touch you and change you. And when He does, praise and glorify God with your transformed life!

In Christ’s Love and for His Glory,

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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