Faith Presbyterian Church

Sermons

Sermons

Prepare the Way

5th of December 2021

Cat Goodrich Faith Presbyterian Church, Baltimore, MD December 5, 2021 Prepare the Way Luke 3:1-6 Advent is a season of waiting. I don’t know about you, but I don’t like to wait. There are places where a wait is inevitable…in line at the grocery. The doctor’s office. The airport. And there are times when it […]


Begin at the End

28th of November 2021

Cat Goodrich Faith Presbyterian Church, Baltimore, MD November 28, 2021 Begin at the End Luke 21: 25-36 One of the bleakest books I’ve read in a long time is Octavia Butler’s famed Parable of the Sower. Echoing Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, The Parable of the Sower depicts an apocalyptic California in the not-too-distant future. Poverty, […]


Bargaining with God

14th of November 2021

Cat Goodrich Faith Presbyterian Church, Baltimore, MD November 14, 2021 Bargaining with God 1 Samuel 1:4-20 The church I served in Birmingham had a big, Gothic sanctuary, with stained glass windows, and old dark wooden pews. There was a center aisle, with maroon carpet that matched the velvet pew cushions. It was the first church […]


What the World Needs Now…

31st of October 2021

Cat Goodrich Faith Presbyterian Church, Baltimore, MD October 31, 2021 What the World Needs Now… Mark 12:28-34 and Ruth 1:1-18 The man is tall and lanky.  His hair is cut close to the scalp, buzzed short and spiky.  He’s wearing black sweatpants, black face mask, a maroon hoodie.  He sits hunched over in an airport […]


Created to Love

3rd of October 2021

Cat Goodrich Faith Presbyterian Church, Baltimore, MD October 3, 2021 Created to Love Mark 10:2-16 Poet Miller Williams wrote a poem called compassion.  It goes something like this: Have compassion for everyone you meet, even if they don’t want it. What seems conceit, bad manners, or cynicism is always a sign of things no ears […]


Welcome!

19th of September 2021

Cat Goodrich Faith Presbyterian Church, Baltimore, MD September 19, 2021 Welcome! Mark 9:30-37 The girl is dressed simply, in a pink and white flounced skirt.  Her shirt is checkered, dirty.  Her long, dark hair is tied back with a single red ribbon.  Her face is stoic, blank, her eyes wide.  Her name is Amal, and […]


God’s Green Earth: Sabbath

12th of September 2021

Cat Goodrich Faith Presbyterian Church, Baltimore, MD September 12, 2021 God’s Green Earth: Sabbath Genesis 1:31a, 2:1-3; Mark 2:23-28 Every day for the past week and a half has begun with absolute haste in my house.  See, Maddie started school a week ago last Tuesday, and second graders must arrive by 8 am.  Ordinarily, I […]


Bless This Mess: Saul of Tarsus

25th of July 2021

Cat Goodrich Faith Presbyterian Church, Baltimore, MD July 25, 2021 Bless This Mess: Saul of Tarsus Acts 9:1-22 Next Sunday will be one year since I started my ministry here at Faith Church, thanks be to God!  You do not know this, but I feel like it is a small miracle that in all this […]


Bless This Mess: Shiphrah and Puah

27th of June 2021

Cat Goodrich Faith Presbyterian Church, Baltimore, MD June 27, 2021 Bless This Mess: Shiphrah and Puah Exodus 1:8-20 I just learned something amazing that I need to tell you about.  I heard it on the Radiolab podcast, which I love, though I should have known it already.[1]  Have you ever wondered how a baby breathes […]


Bless this Mess: Joseph

20th of June 2021

    Cat Goodrich Faith Presbyterian Church, Baltimore, MD June 20, 2021 Bless this Mess: Joseph Genesis 37:2-8, 18-36 Relationships can be complicated, can’t they?  I don’t know if we should find it encouraging or disheartening that the foundational stories of our faith are filled with families that put the fun in dysfunctional.  Right from […]