Central Presbyterian Church

Massillon, Ohio

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"One of A Kind"

Text: Acts 9:36-43

Psalm 139:13-16


             Have you ever heard the name Dan Hurley?  He’s a street performer who’s become quite well-known on the downtown streets of Chicago, Philadelphia, New York, and other American cities.  His attire certainly helps him stand out – his signature yellow fedora hat, silk butterfly bow tie, yellow blazer, and two-tone saddle shoes.

"Allegory of the Potter"

Text: Jeremiah 18:1-11

Isaiah 64:8-12


            It’s time for a little personal testimony.  When I was in college, few if any would have ever believed that it was my destiny to become a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

"What's Become of Columbine, Conyers, and Chardon?"

Text: 2 Thessalonians 2:1-17

1 Corinthians 3:16-20

"What If We Were Convinced?"

Text: Luke 5:1-11

Zechariah 8:20-23


The story seems straightforward enough.  Leading up to this morning’s episode, Jesus has begun to preach the good news of the Kingdom of God to the people of Capernaum.  He’s defined the liberating character of the Kingdom by exorcising a demon from a man and by healing Peter’s mother-in-law from the ravages of a high fever. 

"Who Are We?"

Text: Luke 3:21-22

Romans 6:1-5


"Out With the Old, In With the New"

Text: 1 Peter 2:1-5

Psalm 34:11-22


    I begin by wishing you all a slightly belated happy new year, now five days deep into 2014. I trust that you enjoyed your New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day celebrations, in whatever manner you chose to celebrate. The people of the Italian village of Sulmone, from where come my paternal family roots, have a unique, albeit odd, way of ushering in the new year. 

"Dream, Dream, Dream...."

Paula Lane

"Are There Any Pieces Missing?"

Christmas Eve Service

“And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.”    

"A Star Is Born"

Children's Christmas Program

"Drama of the Coming-Elizabeth"

Text: Luke 1:36-56

Romans 1:7-12

On this Third Sunday of Advent, we continue our series “Drama of the Coming.”  Sunday two weeks ago, we focused our attention on Mary, and what she would face in her role as mother of the Christ Child.  Her favor among women, when viewed purely through lenses of this world, seemed to be anything but.  Yet a deeper understanding of God’s favor in Mary’s life finds that favor expressed in a depth of character and strength of spirit which makes Mary a true hero in the drama.  She proves to be a woman of remarkable courage and conviction with great reserves of strength – well-favored to be called “blessed among women.”

Central Presbyterian Church

47 Second Street NE
Massillon, Ohio 44646

Telephone: 330-832-7455
Fax: 330-832-7102