Faith Presbyterian Church

Sermons

Sermons

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 […]


Bless This Mess: Jacob

13th of June 2021

Cat Goodrich Faith Presbyterian Church, Baltimore, MD June 13, 2021 Bless This Mess: Jacob Genesis 32:21-32 This morning we will hear part of the story of Jacob, one of the patriarchs of our faith.  Jacob was a trickster, a fraud.  Jacob was a wrestler from before his birth,[1] struggling with his twin brother Esau in […]


Bless This Mess: (Abraham), Hagar, and Ishmael

6th of June 2021

Cat Goodrich Faith Presbyterian Church, Baltimore June 6, 2021 Bless This Mess: (Abraham), Hagar, and Ishmael Genesis 21:8-20 School is not out yet, but this is the first Sunday in June. And it’s gonna be a hot one. Anyone who went outside yesterday can attest – it feels like summer is here! The last church […]


Holy Fire

23rd of May 2021

Cat Goodrich Faith Presbyterian Church, Baltimore May 23, 2021 Holy Fire Acts 2:1-20 Learning a language is hard. When most children are born, their language skills develop as their brain grows. It takes years for their vocabulary to expand, for them to get verbs right, before they’re able to say certain letters and structure their […]


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 […]