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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9/4/16 You Cannot Be Serious!
9/11/16 Seeker of the Lost
9/18/16 Man Bites Dog

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9/11/16 Seeker of the Lost
9/18/16 Man Bites Dog
9/25/16 Invisible Sufferers

Sunday School Lessons

Music from Our Choir

2015-16 Presbyterian Women's Handbook


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Brief History

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


Matthew ends his two chapters dedicated to Jesus' speaking of the end times with the parable of the sheep and the goats. This parable portrays Jesus as the coming son of man who is tasked by God with judging the lives of every one who ever drew breath in God's Creation.

For Jesus, one's life is judged by a simple criterion: did you help or ignore those in need? Was your response "How can I help?" or "It's not my problem." I find it interesting that Jesus does not mention accepting him as one's personal savior. Neither does Jesus ask any dogmatic questions or even questions about personal morality. Surely Jesus cared about these matters, but he affirms that one's eternal destiny hinges on how we respond to the needs of others.


"Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time and always start with the person nearest you."

Saint Teresa of Calcutta, the "Saint of the Gutters"


September 28th Allan Funk
Jeb Minarik
October 1st Glenda Roudebush
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 JoAnn Arey
Cindy Whitlock Johnson

Announcements and Coming Events: 

Po' Folks Luncheon, Sunday, October 9th immediately following worship.

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