200 West Center Street
P.O. Box 2
Galax, VA 24333

Pastor - Dr. Thomas J. Whartenby
Minister of Music - Mary Elizabeth Whartenby


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6/14/15 The Bush League Kingdom
6/21/15 Creation's Dark Side
6/28/15 No Longer Self-Evident

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6/21/15 Creation's Dark Side
6/28/15 No Longer Self-Evident
7/5/15 Sermon

Sunday School Lessons

Music from Our Choir

2014-15 Presbyterian Women's Handbook

2015-16 Presbyterian Women's Handbook

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Presbyterian Church U.S.A

Backpack Buddies

Faith Community Nursing

One Great Hour of Sharing

How can I make a difference in a broken world?

Stained Glass Cross


Even the most biblically illiterate among us know this Psalm. Even if our only worship time is at funerals, we have heard it. For many Christians and Jews it is their favorite piece in the Scripture. This is so because it addresses our primal fear and need.

In the wilderness Israel cried out as they faced dehydration and starvation: "Is the Lord with us or is He not?" In the Garden Adam and Eve became suspicious of the presence of God, wary of His motives towards them. Their sin drove them to hide form His presence.

This Psalm boldly proclaims that God is both with us and for us. God is with us in the good times and the bad, at times of feasting and times of tragedy. When we die we are not alone, God is with us.

In Matthew's Gospel he declares that the birth of Jesus means that God is with us and God is for us and God will never leave us. "Behold, I am with you, even to the end of the age."

We need to remind ourselves each day that we do not face life's trials alone. The Living God, the Creator of heaven and earth knows us and walks with us.


"But they would have the rabbit out of hiding, to please the yelping dogs."

"Mending Wall" by Robert Frost


July 10th - Eileen O'Connor
JoAnn Hamden
July 13th - Larry Johnson
Norma Busic
Kerry Fowler
July 14th - Ramona Friend
Missy DiGiacomo
July 16th - Johannes Firgau
July 17th - J.C. Roudebush
July 20th - Don McKinley
July 21st - Edna Cardwell
July 28th - Betty Cook
July 29th - Mark Painter
July 30th - Vera Edmonds
July 31st - Cassie Painter

Coming Events: 

Church picnic, Sunday, August 16th. More details to follow.

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