Souper Bowl of Caring 2016

IMG_1041The Starkdale a Youth Ministry took in $411 in donations and a number of canned goods which were donated to the Urban Mission (see director Ashley Barker Steele pictured here) today as a part of the “Souper Bowl of Caring” event which took place on Super Bowl Sunday.  The project was spearheaded by Starkdale Youth Ministry representative Gabrielle Peterson (pictured here) and Gabe Ofca.








February 2016 Announcements

  • Lenten Soup Lunches – Please join us during fellowship hour each Sunday beginning February 14th through March 13th.
  • A Corporation Meeting will be held on Sunday, February  28th,   following the 11:00 A.M. Worship Service to hear committee reports, and answer the congregation’s questions.
  • 18th Stated Meeting of the Presbytery of the Alleghenies will be held February 26th and 27th at the New Bedford EPC,  151 Woodland Drive, Pulaski, PA.
  • THE 2016 HOSPITALITY CHART is up in the fellowship hall. We are in need of weekly hosts and hostesses to sign up in order to fulfill this important part of our lives together as a church family. It’s easy, and the cost is covered by the church. Please see John Parkinson or Bob Archer if you have any questions or would like more information.
  • IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SPONSOR THE CHANCEL FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS for a Sunday Worship Service as a celebration of an event, to honor someone, or in memory of a loved one, please sign the flower chart located in the narthex. The cost is $25.  Sponsors may take the arrangements after the worship service or leave them if they would like the flower arrangements to be taken to shut-ins who cannot attend services.

Ash Wednesday Service 2016

February 10, 2016
7:00 P.M.

Please join us on Wednesday evening for a time of spiritual reflection, and self-examination.  A time to focus on the redemptive power of Jesus Christ and his death on the cross.

Lenten Message:  Rev. Paul Danielson

Psalm 13:5-6

“But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation.  I will sing the Lord’s praise, for he has been good to me.”


Communicants Received into Membership

Pictured are: Jake Barger, Victoria Collins, Abigail and Andrew Kinney, with Pastor Bobbyjon Bauman.

In November and December, a six-week Communicants Class was taught by Pastor Bobbyjon Bauman.  Of the students attending, the four pictured above were received into membership on December 13, 2015. Victoria Collins and Jake Barger were baptized during the worship service.

We look forward to the joy of serving with these wonderful young people.  May we continue to keep them in our prayers.


From the Session – February 2016

The Starkdale Session has unanimously extended  the Stated Supply invitation to Rev. Paul Danielson to continue serving the needs of the Starkdale Congregation until a permanent pastor is called.  He has graciously agreed, and we are thankful that he and his wife, Heather, are willing to continue to serve our congregation through this  transition period.