200 West Center Street
P.O. Box 2
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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1/10/16 Immersed in a Sinful World
1/17/16 Nudging the Divine
1/31/16 Anointed, Tested, Enlightened

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1/10/16 Immersed in a Sinful World
1/17/16 Nudging the Divine
1/31/16 Anointed, Tested, Enlightened

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Music from Our Choir

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


This is the only Psalm in the Psalter attributed to Moses. It contrasts the One who existed before the mountains were brought forth with humans who are like grass which withers and fades quickly.

The Psalm reminds us all that we have only a short time on this earth. The Psalmist prays to God, "Teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom." In other words, teach us to live in the light of the truth that we only have a certain amount of time to spend.

This is all about priorities. What shall we do with the time we are given? Much of our time is taken in making a living. Much of it is taken in raising a family. Some of it is taken on maintenance issues. But what do with do with our "disposable time"? The Psalmist hopes we will remember the One who gave us life, the Lord of our Time. Surely we should "tithe our time" spending it to love God with all our being and our neighbor as our self. At a very minimum our selfie time should not overshadow our love others time. At the very least we should give as much time as we do to entertaining ourselves.

Moses reminds us that God is our Creator and our Redeemer. He calls us to give a significant portion of our time to God in gratitude. As the old commercial used to put it, "It's the right thing to do."


"Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe."



February 4th - Kim Messner
February 6th - Tracy L. Burcham
Robert Lazo
February 9th - Bill Sutherland
February 10th - Esme Minarik
February 11th - Teresa Blattner
February 12th - Greta Spengler
February 13th - Nancy Luague
Sue Ann Clemmons
February 19th - Robert Wilson
Bernice Ward
February 20th - Jean Campbell-Kuhn
Emily Hill
February 23rd - Katie O'Connor
Tony Goodman
February 25th - Cathy DeZern Melton
February 26th - Linda Laws
February 27th - Rick Spengler
February 28th - Kirsty Dickson-Merit

Coming Events: 

World Mission Luncheon, Sunday, February 7th, immediately following worship.

Communion Service, Sunday, February 14th, 11 a.m.

Backpack Buddies is in need of donations. If you are willing to support this very worthy cause which benefits so many of our local youth, please give a check to Tom, or send it by mail to Galax Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 2, Galax, VA 24333. Be make the check out to "Backpack Buddies".

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