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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6-10-18 – “Revelation-Ready”

Revelation

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6-3-18 – “The Scrambled Eggs of God’s Sovereignty”

2 Samuel 16:5-14

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5-27-18 – “To the Remotest Part of the Earth”

Acts 26

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5-20-18 – The Blessed Life”

Psalm 111:7 – 112:10

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5-13-18 – Recitation and Exhortation

1 Thessalonians

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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.

 

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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

Acts 26:28, 29, 32 – And Agrippa replied to Paul, “In a short time you will persuade me to become a Christian.” And Paul said, “I would to God, that whether in a short or long time, not only you, but also all who hear me this day, might become such as I am, except for these chains.” . . . And Agrippa said to Festus, “This man might have been set free if he had not appealed to Caesar.”

Dear Friends,

As I was preparing to preach Acts 26 on Memorial Day weekend, my thoughts ventured down an interesting and unexpected trail. The Apostle Paul’s testimony before King Agrippa was at least his fifth attempt to defend himself against the false charges which led to his imprisonment. On one hand, he repeatedly spoke the truth (including the gospel message about salvation in Christ Jesus), and yet he also refused his freedom by appealing his case all the way to Caesar! In other words, Paul valued something even more than his own, personal liberty.

We rightly celebrate our national freedoms on Memorial Day and Independence Day, and properly honor all those who have sacrificed for our benefit. We remember patriotic sentiments and slogans like “Give me liberty, or give me death” as we appropriately thank God and all service men and women for the blessings we enjoy.

However, it seems to me that the example of the Apostle Paul begs an important question: is there something that disciples of Jesus ought to value more than freedom, or even life itself?

I think that Paul, and Jesus, teach us that obediently submitting to God’s will for each of our lives – whatever that may look like and wherever that may lead us – is the ultimate sacrifice in God’s eyes.

Some are called to serve in the armed forces, and we praise God for that and thank them for their courage and faithfulness! Others are called to proclaim the gospel of Jesus in every imaginable arena, walk of life, city or country throughout the world.

The real issue is, are you faithfully responding to God’s unique call upon your life? Are you going where He sends you? Are you doing and saying what He tells you to? Are you truly trusting and obeying Him, even at the expense of your own “freedom”? Are you honestly serving Him and not yourself? Paul was. Jesus was. I want to be. How about you?

For Christ’s sake, and God’s 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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