Galax

Presbyterian

Church

200 West Center Street
P.O. Box 2
Galax, VA 24333
276-236-3147


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

E-mail   galpres@ls.net

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

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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

SCRIPTURE OF THE WEEK - PSALM 23

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.


QUOTATION OF THE WEEK

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

"Mending Wall" by Robert Frost


BIRTHDAYS

June 29th - Brenda Blattner

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, laundry detergent, household cleaning supplies, 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.

E-mail address  galpres@ls.net