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Tues Bible study W3031 12:15pm, QCommons, CCIH Webinar, Hiking trip, and more!

Dear Public Health Christian Fellowship,

Asaph ends Psalm 73, But for me it is good to be near God; I have made the Lord GOD my refuge, that I may tell of all your works. Dear ones, in the midst of much hubbub (projects, research, writing assignments, events, community programs, meetings galore), it is good to be still before the Lord and remember who he is and what he has done, what he is doing, and will continue to do until he brings his work to completion. Praying that you experience his closeness and goodness as you draw near to him. Will you choose to rest in him as your refuge today?

Tomorrow (Oct 15) at 12:15pm in Room W3031, please join us for fellowship. We'll do a Bible study on "Flourishing in Graduate School", looking at Exodus 16. Bring your own lunch; we'll have chocolate chip cookies for dessert!

Other event announcements:
The International Fellowship meets Fridays 7pm in the PCTB Green House Cafe for dinner and Bible studyQ Commons Baltimore, Thurs Oct 24…

Tues Bible Study 12:15pm W3031 + upcoming events!

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Dear Public Health Christian Fellowship,

Asaph the psalmist encouraged the Israelites that - in a world where injustice, strife, and all sorts of brokenness ran rampant - God "will judge with equity" (Ps 75:2). "For not from the east or from the west and not from the wilderness comes lifting up, but it is God who executes judgment, putting down one and lifting up another" (v6-7). Dear ones, do not be dismayed or discouraged - but take heart and hold onto hope: our God is at work, he desires to work in and through you for the good of this world and for his glory, and he will finish what he has started. Will you trust him, and will you step with courage into whatever he is preparing for you?

Tomorrow
 (Oct 8) at 12:15pm in Room W3031, please join us for fellowship. We'll do a Bible study on "Flourishing in Graduate School", looking at Mark 1:21-39. Bring your own lunch; we'll have apple cake for dessert (made from fresh-picked apples )!

Other event anno…

Tues Bible Study 12:15pm W3031, applepicking, and more!

Dear PHCF,

Do you feel overwhelmed or burdened or stuck or pulled in a thousand directions (whether in the plentiful studies/work set before you, in your spiritual walk, or in relationships with family/friends/neighbors/peers/coworkers)? Our brother Paul the apostle wrote in 2 Cor 12 about a "thorn in the flesh" given to keep him from becoming conceited. Though he pleaded for relief, God answered, My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. In the midst of trial, will you respond like Paul and say with confidence: Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest on me? Will you be content, knowing and trusting in His abundant grace to you?
Tomorrow (Oct 1) at 12:15pm in Room W3031, please join us for fellowship. We'll do a Bible study on "Flourishing in Graduate School", looking at Jeremiah 29. Bring your own lunch!
Other event announcements: Apple-picking: join the Public Health Chris…

Tues Bible study 12:15pm W3031, applepicking, and other announcements

Dear PHCF,

It's hard to believe that it's the first day of fall (and midterm week) already! In a time of feeling hectic and overwhelmed with projects, papers, studying, things-to-do, and people-to-meet, will you hear God's promise to his people in Ezekiel 11, who were scattered among the nations? And I will give them one heart, and a new spirit I will put within them. I will remove the heart of stone from their flesh and given them a heart of flesh. He desires to bring his people back to himself, to transform us. Will you let Him? Praying that you lay your burdens at Jesus' feet tonight, that you simply "trust and obey" as the old hymn says, and that you love Him with your whole being as you go about what He has given you to do.
Tomorrow (Sept 24) at 12:15pm in Room W3031, please join us for fellowship. Ope will lead a Bible study on "Flourishing in Graduate School", looking at John 15:1-8. Bring your own lunch!
Other event announcements: Apple-pickin…

Guest speaker Dr. Edward @Tues 12:15 W3031, and other announcements

Dear PHCF,

The Sons of Korah begin Psalm 46 remembering who the Lord is: God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble (v1). Despite "the earth giving away" or the "mountains moving to the heart of the sea" or "roaring waters" or "mountains trembling" - despite calamity and uncertainty and stress - the psalmist exhorts the people of God not to fear. Dear ones, will you obey today like the psalmist? "Be still, and know that I am God" (v10). Remember who he is, what he has done - remember Jesus! - and let that be the root of your identity, the inspiration of your dreams, and the motivation for your work in and around the SPH. Here is a song for meditation.
Tomorrow (Sept 17) at 12:15pm in Room W3031, Dr. Anbrasi Edward, a dear faculty member and advisor from the Department of International Health, will be sharing. Bring your own lunch; dessert will be provided.
Other announcements: The International Fellowship meets Friday…

First lunch mtg 9/10 W3031 12:15pm, plus announcements

Dear Public Health Christian Fellowship,
Paul writes (Eph 2:19-22), "So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit." Praying that tonight you remember your one firm foundation - Christ - who calls you out of darkness into marvelous light, who gives you community, and prepares in advance good work for you to do.
Tomorrow (Sept 10) at 12:15pm in Room W3031, please join us for our PHCF first-term meet-and-greet! Bring your own lunch; dessert will be provided. We will get to know each other and make plans for the year.
Other announcements/events you may be interested in: The International Fellowship meets Fridays 7pm in the PCTB G…

Welcome, first lunch meeting 9/10, 12:15pm, Room W3031, and more!

Dear Public Health Christian Fellowship,

Happy first day of first term! Welcome to all those who are new to the SPH, and welcome back to everyone else - after a long holiday weekend (or summer break). We are glad that you are here!
Isaiah writes of the joy of the redeemed in Chapter 35: The desert and the parched land will be glad; the wilderness will rejoice and blossom. Like the crocus, it will burst into bloom; it will rejoice greatly and shout for joy.... They will see the glory of the Lord, the splendor of our God. Praying that as you go about your studies/work this week,, not leaning on your own strength, you see more of His glory and his great abiding love for you.
Announcements: We start up our regular weekly Tuesday lunch gatherings in SPH Wolfe Street Building Room W3031 (note room change!) next Tues, Sept 10. We will have a lunchtime meet-and-greet (bring your own lunch; dessert will be provided).International Fellowship Friday Evening Gatherings (starting this Friday, Sept 6…