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            First Presbyterian Church 
200 West Clarinda Avenue
Shenandoah, Iowa
Rick Sleyster, Pastor
From our Pastor's Desk - Welcome!         We are glad you have stopped by. First Presbyterian Church, Shenandoah, Iowa, is a warm, friendly, caring family of faith. We believe the key to a wholesome life is relationships. A grace-full, loving shared life with God in the Way of Jesus Christ leads us to a grace-full, loving shared life with one another. We are a diverse congregation with an open door. We share laughter, hope, prayer, needs, learning, and a commitment to growing into the people God intends us to be. We are given a great love. We understand the importance of sharing that love in action with the community around us, and the world. We would love to have you visit in person. 
God's peace be with you.
Affiliation                                                                                      Presbyterian Church U.S.A.

Membership                                                               Approximately Two Hundred Members

Worship Schedule

10:30 - 11:30 AM

Church School (P-6) 9:15 AM Sundays during the school year


First Presbyterian Church of Shenandoah was organized in 1871, and a white frame structure was built on the present site in 1884.  The existing building, designed by architects from Pennsylvania noted for Presbyterian churches, was completed in 1917.  The organ was purchased in 1921, and was rebuilt in 1961.  The educational wing was constructed in 1958.  The church's 100th Anniversary was celebrated on June 6, 1971.


Organ Restoration - Work to restore the church organ to it's original beautiful condition is ongoing and, thanks to generous member support, is anticipated to be completed in 2003.

Accessibility - A strategic plan to make the Church more accessible to those who may find it physically difficult to attend worship and other church functions was developed and approved, and the installation of a lift should begin in 2003.

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Contact Us

Office Hours                  8:00 AM to 12:00 AM, Monday through Friday
Phone                                                                   (712) 246-3592

E-Mail                                      First Presbyterian Church of Shenandoah

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