Faith Presbyterian Church

Sermons

Sermons

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 […]


I believe… help my unbelief!

18th of April 2021

Cat Goodrich Faith Presbyterian Church, Baltimore, MD April 18, 2021 I believe… help my unbelief! Luke 24:36-48 There is a place that I have missed during the pandemic, somewhere I haven’t really thought about for a long time that I used to go fairly regularly… a place that probably looks pretty different these days.  That’s […]


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 […]