200 West Center Street
Galax, VA 24333

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

Weekly Sunday Services     Sunday School 10 a.m.     Worship 11 a.m.


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10/9/16 The Grateful Dead
10/16/16 The New Covenant
10/23/16 Humble Before God

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10/9/16 The Grateful Dead
10/16/16 The New Covenant
10/23/16 Humble Before God

Sunday School Lessons

Music from Our Choir

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


This wonderful Psalm provides Luther with his inspiration for his great hymn mentioned below. Luther lived in a dangerous world..."with devils filled". There were forces of evil afoot in the world which were so powerful that no human being or group of human beings could stand against them.

This Psalm helped calm Luther's fears and anxieties. God is his refuge and strength a very present help in time of trouble. "Therefore we will not fear though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea; though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble with its tumult."

The Psalmist urges us to "be still, and know that I am God." In other words, calm down, stop focusing on the source of your fears, and cast your eyes on God who is with you to save you.

Luther lived in very troubled times and this Psalm pointed him to the God of Refuge and Strength. We live in trouble times; let us do likewise.


"Did we in our own strength confide, our striving would be losing."

Martin Luther from "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God".


October 29th Susan O'Connor
October 30th JoAnn Arey
Cindy Whitlock Johnson

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