P.O. Box 2
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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9/4/22 The High Cost of Discipleship
9/18/22 Man Bites Dog
9/25/22 Only God Sees Them

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9/18/22 Worship Service
9/25/22 Worship Service
10/2/22 Worship Service
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Music from Our Choir

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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?

Dr. Tom Whartenby's Lecture on the Birth of the King James Bible
Galax-Carroll Regional Library Lecture Series, Monday, Feb. 3rd, 2020

Birth of the King James Bible - Part I
(Due to audio difficulties a reading of Psalm 23 at the beginning of the lecture was not recorded)

Birth of the King James Bible - Part II

Stained Glass Cross


One day Jesus was asked what he believed to be the greatest commandment. It was a question often asked of a rabbi or scribe. Jesus quotes the Shema in Deuteronomy and a verse from Leviticus. What is commanded by both of these is love: love for God and love for one's neighbor. This raises a question: what does Jesus mean by love?

In John's Gospel he will define love operationally: to love is to keep my commandments. Jesus was not only the incarnation of God, Jesus was the incarnation of love. If we listen to Jesus speak in the gospels, if we watch what he does we will see the love he is talking about. We shall also see the reach of this love: it extends to saints and sinners, rich and poor, Jew and Gentile.

No one is beyond the reach of Jesus' love. We are commanded by Jesus to love as he loved. May God's grace help us in our struggle to obey.


"Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One; and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength. You shall love your neighbor as yourself."

Jesus of Nazereth


October 2nd - John Bolen
October 6th - Elizabeth Guynn
Matthew Laws
October 7th - Jacquelyn Bolen
October 9th - Liza Spengler
October 11th - Kathryn Wilson
October 17th - Kelly Myers
Larry Myers
October 18th - Lee Ann Funk
October 29th - Susan O'Connor
October 30th - Jo Ann Arey
Cindy Johnson

Announcements and Coming Events: 

The Women of the Church will continue accepting donations throughout 2022 to assist the local family in need that was chosen prior to Christmas. If you would like to help, make out a check to Galax Presbyterian Women. The check can be placed in the collection plate or mailed to Galax Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 2, Galax Virginia 24333.

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