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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2/5/17 Salt of the Earth
2/12/17 Proleptic Living
2/19/17 Holy? Perfect?

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2/12/17 Proleptic Living
2/19/17 Holy? Perfect?
2/26/17 Glorious New Life

Sunday School Lessons

Music from Our Choir

2015-16 Presbyterian Women's Handbook


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One Great Hour of Sharing

How can I make a difference in a broken world?

Stained Glass Cross


No one on earth knows for sure who wrote Hebrews. No one can doubt, however, its power and wisdom. In the above versus the author calls upon us to "run with perseverance the race that is before us." After recalling the faithfulness of many of the greats among the Israelites, he calls us to join their company. We must "lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely..." Our own sins weigh us down and hold us back. Our own sins make our lives of faith more difficult.

But how can we lay them aside? The author urges us to look to Christ and take him as our inspiration and our model. Keeping his eye on the glory of doing the Father's will by reflecting His selfless love, Jesus was able to endure the suffering and shame of the cross. He now sits in glory at the right hand of the Father

Earlier, this author declared that Jesus was like us in every way except for sin. He had to struggle with temptation and with the tasks which God has set before him. With the help of the Holy Spirit, Jesus accomplished his mission. The point the author is making is that we can too.

We run the race with Jesus by our side as our inspiration and as our guide.


"God is the One who loves in freedom."

Karl Barth


February 26th - Linda Laws
February 27th - Rick Spengler
February 28th - Kirsty Dickson-Merit

Announcements and Coming Events: 

Communion Service, Sunday, Feb. 26th, 11 a.m.

The Red Cross will host a blood drive on Saturday, March 11th at Warrick Hall. More info to follow:

Pancake Breakfast, Sunday, March 19th, 9 a.m.

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