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.


“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.



2-23-20 – “The End of Our Submission”

Pearls from Peter – Part 8

1 Peter 3:8-12


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2-16-20 – “Sanctified Submission” Part C

Pearls from Peter – Part 7

1 Peter 3:1-7


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2-9-20 – Worship Service cancelled due to winter storm

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2-2-20 – “Sanctified Submission” Part B

Pearls from Peter – Part 6

1 Peter 2:18-25


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1-26-20 – “Sanctified Submission”

Pearls from Peter – Part 5

1 Peter 2:18-25


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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.


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.





  • We will be having a Thanksgiving Eve Worship Service at 7 pm on the the 27th. Everyone is welcome – invite your family and friends!
  • Sunday Worship Service begins at 10:30 am
  • Sunday School Classes for all ages will begin for the fall on Sept. 8th, 9:00 am. Hope you can join us!


Matthew 5:17 – “Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill.”

Dear Friends,

In the wake of that big wave of Christmas preparation, celebration and recovery, let’s ponder how we might enjoy the gift of Jesus throughout the entire year.

As we considered how several Old Testament prophecies foretold the coming of our Savior and were fulfilled in Jesus, we learned the following:

Jesus is . . .

  • The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world
  • The one King, David, ruling over His Kingdom forever
  • The redeemer who has purchased His children and set them free from slavery to sin & death
  • The High Priest who intercedes with God the Father for His needy people
  • The Stone which the builders rejected, but has become the precious cornerstone of God’s Church
  • The Good Shepherd who is a “Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father and Prince of Peace” to all who trust in Him.

While many of our Christmas gifts are pleasant to behold the moment we open them, most are intended to be enjoyed for many days to come. Similarly, God’s gift of His Son Jesus is meant to satisfy our deepest needs and longings today, tomorrow and each moment for the rest of eternity.

Just imagine, everything you need, or will ever need, will be supplied in and through Jesus, if you will receive Him, and believe in Him moment by moment, day by day, month by month, year by year, forever! God the Father has kept His promise, fulfilled His Word and provided eternal and abundant Life – in His Son Jesus. Have you truly opened your heart and received His gift? If no – why not? Why not now? If so, are you determined to enjoy this gift as you turn to Him for mercy, help, and guidance – now, and now, and now . . . forever?

In Jesus’ Love, and for His glory,

Pastor Tim Sir


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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