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Sermons

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 […]


To Be Seen and Known…

17th of January 2021

Cat Goodrich Faith Presbyterian Church, Baltimore, MD January 17, 2021   To Be Seen and Known… John 1:43-51, Psalm 139   The pictures are alarming.  They have bruises across the bridge of their noses and the skin of their cheeks is red, and irritated.  Their eyes are tired, with deep shadows underneath; exhaustion is written […]


Water and Spirit

10th of January 2021

Cat Goodrich Faith Presbyterian Church, Baltimore, MD January 10, 2021 Water and Spirit Mark 1:4-11   The first time I can remember thinking about baptism, I mean, really thinking about it – I was sitting in Anderson Auditorium in Montreat, North Carolina. I was maybe eight years old tagging along to a conference for high […]


Christmas Meditation

24th of December 2020

Cat Goodrich Faith Presbyterian Church, Baltimore, MD December 24, 2020 Christmas Meditation   On this night, we join with Christians across the country and around the world to celebrate Christmas, remembering that God came into the world as the Christ child.  In years past, I’ve enjoyed imagining what’s happening with the Pope in the basilica […]


Prepare the Way

6th of December 2020

Cat Goodrich Faith Presbyterian Church, Baltimore, MD December 6, 2020   Prepare the Way Mark 1:1-8 Mark’s gospel starts abruptly, which is fitting because almost everything else in the gospel happens that way, too.  Mark’s Jesus moves with fierce urgency, jumping from one thing to the next immediately, with little description and no delay.  The […]