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Sheep

25th of April 2021

Cat Goodrich Faith Presbyterian Church Baltimore, MD April 25, 2021 Sheep John 10:11-18; Psalm 23 It’s wonderful to hear a different translation of that beloved Psalm, isn’t it?  The varied words and phrasing help us notice different images, to hear the promise of God’s care and concern in a new way.  Your beauty and love […]


While it is still dark…

4th of April 2021

Cat Goodrich Faith Presbyterian Church, Baltimore, MD April 4, 2021 While it is still dark… John 20:1-18 There is a pandemic image from last May that has stayed with me: A health care worker – a nurse, I think – was hugging her mom, through a shower curtain.  Face turned to the side, still masked […]


The Parade

28th of March 2021

Cat Goodrich Faith Presbyterian Church, Baltimore, MD March 28, 2021 The Parade Mark 11:1-11 They are a high school student, just months away from the end of their senior year in high school.  They stand on stage alone at a podium, hair buzzed short, buttons and patches covering their green jacket, facing a sea of […]


Flour, Water, Yeast, Salt

21st of March 2021

Cat Goodrich Faith Presbyterian Church, Baltimore, MD March 21, 2021 Flour, Water, Yeast, Salt John 12:20-33 A few years ago, I got to go to bread camp.  At the time, there was a baker with a tiny kitchen in a little town outside of Asheville, NC hosting workshops on sourdough breads, pizza, croissants, and pies […]


Turning the Tables

7th of March 2021

Cat Goodrich Faith Presbyterian Church, Baltimore, MD March 7, 2021 Turning the Tables John 2:13-25   Kelly Ingram Park covers two square city blocks in downtown Birmingham.  The park is crisscrossed with paved walkways, and there are various statues and fountains shaded by sprawling live oak trees.  It’s a pretty quiet place, without much foot […]


What Does It Mean to Follow?

28th of February 2021

Cat Goodrich Faith Presbyterian Church, Baltimore, MD February 28, 2021 What Does It Mean to Follow? Mark 8:31-38   My sister-in-law, Kate, once accidentally ran a half-marathon.  Or almost.  How does someone do that, you ask?  Good question.  One explanation is that she’s just that kind of person – in good enough shape to be […]


Transformation

14th of February 2021

Cat Goodrich Faith Presbyterian Church, Baltimore, MD February 14, 2021   Transformation Mark 9:2-9   My mom was a high school English teacher, which means that she is a purveyor and teller of stories, and not one to hold back from offering advice.  Having learned a thing or two about human nature from life and […]


Serve, Rest, Repeat…

7th of February 2021

Cat Goodrich Faith Presbyterian Church, Baltimore, MD February 7, 2021   Serve, Rest, Repeat… Mark 1:28-39   How is everyone doing?  There have been a flurry of articles lately pointing to the same truth: a lot of people are worn out.  In the Guardian, a journalist writes: “Pandemic burnout on the rise…”[1] and in HuffPost: […]


Healing in an Age of Pandemic

31st of January 2021

Cat Goodrich Faith Presbyterian Church, Baltimore, MD January 31, 2021   Healing in an Age of Pandemic Mark 1:21-28   Humans of New York is the project of a photographer named Brandon who set out to catalogue New York City’s residents.  He stops people on the street, takes their picture, and asks them a question. […]


Hearing the Call

24th of January 2021

Cat Goodrich Faith Presbyterian Church Baltimore, MD January 24, 2021 Hearing the Call Mark 1:14-20 I wonder if the sun was bright that day, glinting off the water, gulls bobbing on the waves in the distance.  Can you see him squinting at the horizon, the corners of his eyes crinkled as the wind blew the […]