Wed lunch mtg W2033 (bible study), fall hiking trip, GMHC, prayers, and more!

Dear PHCF,

Peter declares in Acts 4:11-12 - “This Jesus is the stone that was rejected by you, the builders, which has become the cornerstone. And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” As we pray over our country and Las Vegas, may your knowledge of Jesus our cornerstone and salvation prompt you to be his hands and feet in your studies and work.

Tomorrow, we meet in room W2033 in the SPH at 12:15pm - Jess will lead us in a Bible study of Luke 5:1-11 from the Flourishing in Grad School study. There will be apple cake to celebrate the coming of fall - Come for a sweet time of prayer and fellowship!

You are welcome to join us at any/all of our recurring gatherings:
- Lunch meetings on Wednesdays at 12:15pm in Room W2033 (contact PHCF)
- Small group on Mondays at 7:30pm in the 929 Apartments (contact Esther)
- Writing Accountability Group (i.e. study group) on Fridays at 4pm (contact Teresa)
Helpful links: PHCF facebook page | PHCF website | map/list of local churches

If you have prayers, reflections, or announcements you'd like to share with the rest of PHCF, please email jhsph.phcf@gmail.com to add it to next week's email!

Grace and peace,
Teresa - for PHCF

Other announcements:
  1. Prayer calendar: Natural Disasters
  2. Thomistic Institute talk: Tues Oct 10
  3. International Fellowship Hiking Trip (Cunningham Falls): Sat Oct 14
  4. Job opportunities (Young Leaders)
  5. Voice of the Martyrs - International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church: Nov 5
  6. Global missions health conference in Louisville: Nov 9-11 (register now! let Teresa know that you're going. free housing, cheap flights, great fellowship/inspiration)
1. Prayer calendar: Natural disasters (from CCIH)
  • Pray for the people of Mexico affected by the devastating earthquake that struck in September, killing more than 300 people.
  • Pray for the people of Puerto Rico and other parts of the Caribbean who were left without homes, water, food and electricity, and are in need of healthcare after Hurricane Maria. Pray for relief workers stretched thin by multiple disasters, and praise for the work of organizations responding, including many CCIH members.
2. Thomistic Institute talk: Tues Oct 10
Our Catholic friends at the Hopkins Thomistic Institute would like to invite you to their talk next Tuesday, Oct 10, 7pm, in Mountcastle Auditorium PCTB - Can reason tell us anything about God? by Michael Gorman, Associate professor of Philosophy at the Catholic University of America. Light refreshments served before and after. More details and RSVP here.

3. International Fellowship Hiking Trip (Cunningham Falls): Sat Oct 14
Our friends at the Johns Hopkins International Fellowship invite you to join them on their fall hike at Cunningham Falls, at the peak of leaves-changing-colors! Rides leave from Homewood, Mount Vernon, Harboreast, and JHMI campus at 12:30pm, and we will eat dinner before coming back to Baltimore. More details and registration here.

4. Job opportunities 5. Voice of the Martyrs - International Day of Prayer: Nov 5
Our persecuted brothers and sisters consistently make one major request of American Christians: Pray for Us! Churches across the United States and around the world will honor their request this Nov. 5 as they “Remember those in bonds” (Heb. 13:3) on the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP). More information at VOM's website.

6. Global Missions Health Conference: Thurs-Sat Nov 9-11 (Register now!)
Registration is up and running for this year’s Global Missions Health Conference. Register HERE and join us in Louisville, KY, on November 9-11 for a time of learning, growing, and being encouraged/inspired by others in the healthcare/public health/community development missions field. It's a great time to remember how we worship the Lord through our work and everyday lives, too. Friends from the SON and SOM will be joining us, too! Please email Teresa if you are coming, so that we can arrange for free housing in Louisville and other logistics. Yay!

Psalm 57:1 - Be gracious to me, O God, be gracious to me, For my soul takes refuge in You; And in the shadow of Your wings I will take refuge until destruction passes by.

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