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Baltimore city-wide Christian healthcare interprofessional dinner Apr 2, and more!

Dear Public Health Christian Fellowship,

Paul writes to the Corinthian church, Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain (1 Cor 15:58). Dear ones, praying that in the midst of end-of-third-term (and end-of-academic-year) crunch time with projects, papers, exams, events, grant proposals, people to meet, things to do, and more - and especially in this Lenten season leading up to Easter, that you cling tightly to the One who gives you hope, a purpose, and a future. Rest on his strength, and take heart because his grace is always more than sufficient.
Forgot to send this email earlier in the week, but thanks Ope for whatsapping the group - we had a sweet time of Bible study and fellowship on Tuesday at lunch in W2033! If you're interested in being in the whatsapp group, you can join by QR code (attached).
And lots of other announcements/events coming up:
Johns Hopkins Internation…

Tues lunch Bible study 12:15pm W2033, worship night, inter-health-professional panel, and more!

Dear Public Health Christian Fellowship,

David writes in Psalm 145:13: Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures throughout all generations. The LORD is faithful in all his words and kind in all his works. Dear brothers and sisters, praying for you today to continue putting your trust in the One True and Perfect King of Kings, whose rule and reign is forevermore, who keeps his promises and works out all things for our good and his glory. As you go about your work, your studies, your research, your events, rest on Him who prepares in advance good work for you to do.
Tomorrow, join PHCF in Room W2033 at 12:15pm for a Flourishing in Grad School Bible study on Daniel 1:1-21. Bring your own lunch :)
Heads up on things-in-the-works: 1) Hopkins interministry worship night and 2) Baltimore City-wide health professionals fellowship. If interested in helping organize either/both of these, please contact jhsph.phcf@gmail.com :)
And lots of other announcements/events coming …

2/3 Tues lunch mtg 12:15pm, and many other announcements

Dear Public Health Christian Fellowship,

Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God - this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is, his good, pleasing, and perfect will (Rom 12:1-2). In these verses, Paul transitions from teaching doctrine to application. Dear ones, praying that in all your to-do's with the beginning of the year (or for many of you, the impending end of a degree program), that you are not driven by the urgent. Instead, let your attitudes and actions stem from the inward working of and outward walking with the Spirit. Praying for you to rest on Him who directs your steps (Prov 16:9) always.
Tomorrow, join PHCF for lunch! 12:15-1:15 in W2033 (note: back to the classroom we were in during summer and first term!) to reconnect, share, and plan/pray for…

2/11 Lunch Seminar faith/public health (12pm W5030) + worship night + inter-professional fellowship + more!

Dear Public Health Christian Fellowship,

The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light. (Rom 13:12) Dear ones, praying in the midst of much to-do, that you take heart knowing that salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed (Rom 13:11b) and that God - our strength, our joy, our giver of life - is with you always.
Today, join PHCFers for a Lunch Seminar: The Intersection of Faith and Public Health (12pm, W5030). Keynote speaker: Eboo Patel, Founder and President of Interfaith Youth Core, a non-profit organization working to make interfaith cooperation a social norm in America. Eboo served on President Obama’s Inaugural Faith Council and is the author of Acts of Faith, Sacred Ground, Interfaith Leadership: A Primer, and Out of Many Faiths: Religious Diversity and the American Promise. -- plus panel discussion with Rupali Limaye and Naor Bar-Zeev, moderated by David Peters.
Heads up on things-in-the-work…

Prayer mtg, Interministry gathering, CMDA winter conference, and Christmas br

Dear Public Health Christian Fellowship,

Thus says the LORD, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the LORD of hosts: "I am the first and I am the last; besides me there is no god. Who is like me? Let him proclaim it. Let him declare and set it before me, since I appointed an ancient people. Let them declare what is to come, and what will happen. Fear not, nor be afraid; have I not told you from of old and declared it? And you are my witnesses! Is there a God besides me? There is no Rock; I know not any. (Isaiah 44:6-8) Dear ones, praying that as you work, study, prepare for exams, churn out deliverables, you plant your trust, your worth, your identity in the One Firm Foundation - in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Today, PHCF is joining the Hopkins faculty CMDA in JHH for prayer- 12:15-12:45 in Rm 126 of the Billings Building (where the Jesus statue is located)
We will be pausing from weekly PHCF emails til MLK day, but the Whatsapp group is always open for spiritual encouragement and suppo…

[belated] Christmas celebration this Friday!

from listserv email 12/10--

Dear Public Health Christian Fellowship,

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:14) Dear ones, praying this morning for you to be strengthened in your walk with God, knowing that Jesus came, that he has done the saving work, that we see his glory even now, and that we anticipate his glorious return one day. May you go about your work - in all the busy busy busy ness of this season - trusting that he goes with you and before you, every step of the way. 
Please join us this Friday, 7-9pm, in the PCTB Green House Cafe (725 N Wolfe St), for dinner, a dramatic retelling of the Christmas story, and carols with the International Fellowship. Friends are welcome - RSVP here: http://bit.ly/jhifchristmas19
CDMA Northeast Winter Conference: Jan 17-19 (MLK weekend), Christian healthcare professionals at all levels of training and practice will gather at the Sandy Co…

[belated] Guest Speaker Dr. Gaskin tomorrow 12/3 (12:15pm W3031), Christmas, and more!

Dear Public Health Christian Fellowship,

Paul prays for the Ephesian church (3:14-19): For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith - that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. (Plus a little commentary on this verse, courtesy of Christianity Today) As we enter the season of Advent (and the end of second term/the year 2019), we pray that you too are strengthened to know and trust and love the Lord more, even as he fills you with his gracious abundance. (Also, here's a nice Advent devotional)
Tomorrow, join us at 12:15pm in Room W…