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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11/30/14 The Expecting Season
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12/14/14 Testify to the Light

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This prayer of Mary is known as the Magnificat, so-called from the first word of its Latin translation. It is based largely on Hannah's prayer; she was the mother of Samuel.

The prayer thanks and praises God for doing great things for Mary. She was a poor and unimportant person, but God chose her to be the mother of His Son. All throughout his Gospel, Luke will tell stories like this one, in which God choses the lowly, the rejected, or the scorned to be His instrument in His saving work.

God's thoughts are not ours nor our ways His. He turns the whole world upside down. As we approach Christmas day, let us pray for the mind of Christ so that we can see things as our Creator and Redeemer sees them.


"Be it done unto me according to your word."

Mary to Gabriel


December 19th - Jacob Lineberry
December 24th - Kathy Ward
Mindy Alford
December 25th - Terry Friend
Elena Fowler
December 31st - Linda Painter

Coming Events: 

The Necessities Closet is in dire need of supplies - Diapers (all sizes), pull-ups, baby wipes, paper towels, toilet paper, toothpaste, shampoo, dishwashing detergent, etc. Anyone wishing to donate items may bring them by the church Tuesday - Friday, or you may call the church (276-236-3147) to arrange a time to drop off your donated items. Financial donations are also appreciated. Any amount helps!

The Presbyterian Women are requesting donations to help them in their mission to assist a single mother with four children this Christmas. Anyone wishing to donate should write a check to the Presbyterian Women, and give it to Myrna Holder, Tracy Burcham, or Norma Busic, or you may mail the check to the church at P.O. Box 2, Galax, VA 24333

Lessons and Carols worship service, December 21st, 11 a.m.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, December 24th, 7 p.m.

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