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.



08-09-20 – “Who Then Is This?” – Sunday am recording


Mark 4:35-41

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08-02-20 – “Our Hope and Our Help” – Sunday am recording

Psalm 23

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07-26-20 – “What Are You Waiting For?” – Sunday am recording

Matthew 24:32 – 25:30


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7-26-20 – “What Are You Waiting For?”

07-26-20 pdf    Printable Sermon outline


Sermon audio recording of the Sunday Morning message will be posted later this week.

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07-19-20 – “Keeping Our Eyes on Jesus” – Sunday am recording

Matthew 14:13-33


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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.


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.





  • Sunday Worship Service begins at 10:30 am. We opened back up on Sunday, May 3rd, and are taking safety precautions as recommended. Feel free to wear a mask if you so choose. If you prefer to continue to worship at home, we pray that the resources we provide will be edifying and worshipful.
  • The Children’s Nursery area is open, but all toys and books have been removed for now. Feel free to bring toys and books for your own child’s use. The Quiet Areas for sleeping babies and nursing moms are also available.


42 Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming. 44 For this reason you also must be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not think He will.”       Matthew 24:42,44

Dear Friends,

Due to current national and world events, the pandemonium we are experiencing has led many Christians to speculate as to the nearness of the Second Coming of Jesus to the earth. There are several positions and perspectives on the Return of Christ, and sincere Christians disagree on many details. However, I would hope that most disciples of Jesus can agree on the following: (All Bible references are from Matthew 24 & 25.)

1. Jesus is Coming

a.Certainly (24:32-35)

b. Unexpectedly (24: 36-41)

2. Jesus is Delaying (24:48, 25:5)

3. We Must Be . . .

a. Watching (24:42,43)

b. Ready (24:44)

c. Busy (24:45-51)

d. Prudent (25:1-9)

e. Responsible (25: 9)

f. Diligent (25:14ff)

g. Faithful

Friend, the next major event on God’s Calendar is the Return of His Son to the earth to judge all people and consummate human history. Jesus will come again at a time we do not expect. He commands His followers to be Ready and Watching.

Please ask yourself . . . “What am I waiting for?” and “Am I prepared?” The answers to those questions will determine the value of your life here and now, and the destiny of your life, forever.

In Jesus’ love,

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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