Youth News – July 2016

sym_logoIt has been an exciting couple of months of ministry for the youth and children here at Starkdale.  The Starkdale youth helped out at the Vacation Bible School and did a great job. In addition to supporting Bible School, SYM students have also been participating in the STRONG Youth Anti-Drug coalition.

The Allegheny Angels performed at the Rising Stars Music Night, and at the Hometown Talent Concert here in Steubenville.  May all of us be as the scripture says “salt and light” (Matt.5:13-16) wherever we go so that people see “Christ in us, the hope of glory”. Colossians 1:27

Pastor Bobbyjon


Message from Rev. Danielson – July 2016

This week, we will have crossed the boundary from Spring to Summer. One of the early great promises of God is found in Genesis 8:22:
“While the earth remains,
Seedtime and harvest,
And cold and heat,
And summer and winter,
And day and night
Shall not cease.”

Even though the world seems to be doing a lot of shaking these days, God is keeping His Word. Speaking of His Word, two Bible studies began this week on the book of Daniel. At Tuesday’s 10:00 A.M. class, 27 were present. At Wednesday’s 6:00 P.M. class, 21 were present. Your math is probably better than mine, but with a church of about 150 attendees, 48 or 1/3rd were in Bible Study. There is no reason that this could not grow to 1/2 in no time. You pick the study time that is best for you.

Come and make it happen!
Pastor Paul

Message from Rev. Danielson – May 2016

Dear Starkdale Family and Friends,

May has come, and June will soon follow.  My, how time flies!   I continue to be amazed at the unity of the saints gathered here at Starkdale, and that is the place where God dwells.  I can only encourage you to stay close to God and close to each other.

I am praying that our God will be pleased to pour out His Spirit upon us in new ways and beyond measure.

Lord, bless your people gathered here!

Rev. Paul Danielson

Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make your paths straight.

Message from Rev. Danielson – April 2016

Dear Starkdale Members and Friends,

Spring is sprung but our work is never done.  There is a healthy busyness to the happenings at Starkdale.  The various departments are humming along like busy bees, each doing their part to make our hive whole.

Easter-week events involved a lot of preparations which were done with joy and skill and were clearly received by our congregation through their participation.

Matters are already coming together for the summer Vacation Bible School. Not only has the material been carefully chosen but also our staff is stellar.  You will find detailed information in this month’s issue of the Chimes.

The Bible studies are continued both on Tuesdays at 10:00 am in Revelation and on Wednesdays at 6:00 pm in the Psalms.  It’s never too late to get started.

Again, I want to thank you for your evident desire to know the Word of God.  In these days of entertainment worship you are precious in the sight of the Lord!

Rev. Paul Danielson


Youth News – April 2016


It has been a busy month of ministry.  Some exciting events included the Abigail’s Angels fundraiser Concert, with 250 in attendance. Over $5,500, was collected and donated to the RDH12 Fund for Sight. A Teen Depression, Self-Injury and Suicide night at Starkdale, featuring Lisa Ward of the Coleman Counseling Services was well-attended. It has also been a blessing to see many of our youth outside of the normal youth ministry times at the FCA clubs and other sporting events. I also spoke to 25 Cub Scouts from Pack 415, and their parents, about Christianity and the Presbyterian Church.


April 3 Storyteller’s Night featuring four dynamic testimonies including: Mike Mathison of the Herald Star and Weir Sports Radio, Susan Clegg, Christian Bass of Big Red HS, and Sam Williams of Christ the King Church.  The evening will run from 6:00-7:30 P.M.

April 7 Holy Grounds Café Concert featuring the Allegheny Angels, with an open mic time from 7:00-8:00 PM. The Angels will play from 8:00-9:20 PM.  It is a free-will offering event, and all money earned will go to benefit the Abigail’s Angels RDH12 Fund for Sight.  The concert will be in Martin’s Ferry.

April 10   All Valley Youth Rally featuring the Dynamic speaker, Sean Ganoe.  It will take place from 4:00-6:00 PM, at the Center Court of the Fort Steuben Mall and will feature the Allegheny Angels, and many other dynamic youth acts.

April 17 God’s Not Dead 2, movie outing @ Carmike Theatre in Steubenville.  Leave at 3:30 and return at 6:30 PM

April 21   Allegheny Angels Concert @ the Holy Grounds Café in Martin’s Ferry from 7:00-9:00 PM.  A free-will offering will be taken to go toward the Abigail’s Angels Fund for Sight.

May 7    iServe Day of Service Urban Mission from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM