United Presbyterian Church  2360 Longwood Ave., Reedsport, OR 97467  (541) 271-3214
Sunday Service: 10:30: Choir Warm-up 10:15 Thursday Study Group: 5:30 - 6:30 (Starts in fall)
Office and Pastor's Hours: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30-4:00 Saturdays: 9:00-12:00.
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Scriptures for Sunday, October 7, 2018

Hymns for Sunday

150 Come, Christians, Join to Sing

2129 I Have Decided to Follow Jesus

525 Here I Am, Lord

Lay Leader: Dennis


First Reading: Psalm 26

1. Vindicate me, O Lord, for I have walked in my integrity, and I have trusted in the Lord without wavering. 2. Prove me, O Lord, and try me; test my heart and mind. 3. For your steadfast love is before my eyes, and I walk in faithfulness to you. 4. I do not sit with the worthless, nor do I consort with hypocrites;  5. I hate the company of evildoers, and will not sit with the wicked. 6. I wash my hands in innocence, and go around your altar, O Lord, 7. singing aloud a song of thanksgiving, and telling all your wondrous deeds. 8. O Lord, I love the house in which you dwell, and the place where your glory abides. . Do not sweep me away with sinners, nor my life with the bloodthirsty, 10. those in whose hands are evil devices, and whose right hands are full of bribes. 11. But as for me, I walk in my integrity; redeem me, and be gracious to me. 12. My foot stands on level ground; in the great congregation I will bless the Lord.


Gospel Reading Mark 10:2-16

2. Some Pharisees came, and to test him they asked, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?" 3. He answered them, "What did Moses command you?" 4. They said, "Moses allowed a man to write a certificate of dismissal and to divorce her." 5. But Jesus said to them, "Because of your hardness of heart he wrote this commandment for you. 6. But from the beginning of creation, "God made them male and female.' 7. "For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother 8. and the two shall become one flesh.' So they are no longer two, but one flesh. 9. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate."

10. Then in the house the disciples asked him again about this matter. 11. He said to them, "Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her; 12. and if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery."

13. People were bringing little children to him in order that he might touch them; and the disciples spoke sternly to them. 14. But when Jesus saw this, he was indignant and said to them, "Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. 15. Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it." 16. And he took them up in his arms, laid his hands on them, and blessed them.