United Presbyterian Church  2360 Longwood Ave., Reedsport, OR 97467  (541) 271-3214.  Pastor: (541) 218 7657

   Sunday Service: 10:30.  Office and Pastor's Hours: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 9:00 til 2:00; Saturday from 9:00 to 11:30.

         Last updated: 02/01/2023

This Week's Lay Leader: Dennis

1ST READING: Psalm 112:1-10

1.  Praise the LORD! How blessed is the man who fears the LORD, Who greatly delights in His commandments. 2.  His descendants will be mighty on earth; The generation of the upright will be blessed. 3.  Wealth and riches are in his house, And his righteousness endures forever. 4.  Light arises in the darkness for the upright; {He is} gracious and compassionate and righteous. 5.  It is well with the man who is gracious and lends; He will maintain his cause in judgment. 6.  For he will never be shaken; The righteous will be remembered forever. 7.  He will not fear evil tidings; His heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD. 8.  His heart is upheld, he will not fear, Until he looks {with satisfaction} on his adversaries. 9.  He has given freely to the poor, His righteousness endures forever; His horn will be exalted in honor. 10.  The wicked will see it and be vexed, He will gnash his teeth and melt away; The desire of the wicked will perish. (NASB)

GOSPEL: Matthew 5:13-20

3.  “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how can it be made salty {again?} It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men. 14.  “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; 15.  nor does {anyone} light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16.  “Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

17.  “Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill. 18.  “For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished. 19.  “Whoever then annuls one of the least of these commandments, and teaches others {to do} the same, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever keeps and teaches {them,} he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20.  “For I say to you that unless your righteousness surpasses {that} of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven. (NASB)