Pastor's Corner

A word from Pastor Gary during this crisis

Welcome, friend, to the Galena Bible Church website. These are crazy, unique times! But these are also days of great opportunity, as we look to our good, sovereign God, and draw near to Him perhaps in ways we’ve never done so before. His Word, the Bible, tells us: “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? …But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you” (Jesus’ words in Matthew 6:25-33). Also, from the Apostle Paul: “Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:5-7).

There is a God in heaven who loves our self-centered, rebellious world so much that he sent His only Son to die for any and all who would place their trust in Him and His work at the cross and the empty tomb. Regardless of what happens in this life, our eternity is secure, as we trust in Christ. Join us as we continue in His worship, even if we’re not all together physically. For this upcoming period (and yes, we pray it’s short!) we'll be gathering together in three different ways: at our outdoor service, from your car in the parking lot, or over the live-stream all at 9:00 AM on Sunday morning.