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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4/30/17 A Journey with Jesus
5/7/17 Jesus, the Door
5/14/17 One Way to the Father

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5/7/17 Jesus, the Door
5/14/17 One Way to the Father
5/21/17 Sermon - Chris O'Connor

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Music from Our Choir

2015-16 Presbyterian Women's Handbook


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How can I make a difference in a broken world?

Stained Glass Cross


Jesus spoke for quite some time at that last meal he had with his disciples. No doubt he shared with them the most important things on his mind, since he knew he would die on the following day. "If you love me, keep my commandments".

In the Bible love is not an affection or an emotion. Love is a disposition towards someone which always issues forth in action. To love Jesus is not to feel warm affection for him but rather to do what he commanded us to do.

If we love Jesus we will study the Sermon on the Mount and do our very best, with the help of the Holy Spirit to do what he tells us to do there. This involves, among other things, controlling our anger, our lust, our desire for vengeance, and our tendency to judge others harshly.

Later on in his final discourse he tells the disciples, "A new commandment I give you, that you love one another as I have loved you." The disciples meant more to Jesus than his own life. He has set the bar very high.

When we say we love Jesus or we love the Lord, we are accepting that high bar in our lives and trying to show the kind of love Jesus showed.


"'Lord, I ascribe it to grace, and not to chance..."

Isaac Watts


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May 27th - Gayle Elizabeth Higgs
May 29th - Mark Luague
June 3rd - Sophie Joines
June 7th - Alan Goad
June 10th - Kelly Arey
June 11th - Julianna DiGiacomo
June 14th - Juanita Spengler
Kevin Loftin
June 15th - Tom Dendy
June 16th - Lyn Bolen Warren
Bob Dendy, Jr.
June 17th - Mary McAlpine Clanton
June 18th - Eloise Vass
June 23rd - Dominic DiGiacomo
June 26th - Sam Luague
June 27th - Adrienne Lastinger
Kelli Martin Mowbray
June 28th - Vivian Fant
June 29th - Brenda Blattner

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