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[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…

[belated] Thanksgiving, guest speaker Dr. Gaskin 12/3, CMDA conference, and more!

Dear Public Health Christian Fellowship,

Just before he gives the high priestly prayer in John 17, Jesus tells his disciples, I have said these things to you that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world (Jn 16:33). Dear ones, as you prepare for midterms and meetings and many things-to-do, I pray for you to rest in his peace and to remember your confidence lies not in your own accomplishments but in his strength and purpose. Praying also that you have time this week to reflect and give thanks with friends and family :)
Today, Room W3031 will be open over lunchtime for folks to meet and pray and eat - no structured session. 
Save the date! Next Tuesday 12/5, Dr. Darrell Gaskin (professor in the HPM dept) will share his faith and testimony with us at PHCF (lunchtime in Room W3031). Please join us!
Other event announcements:CDMA Northeast Winter Conference: Jan 17-19 (MLK weekend), Christian healthcare professionals at all l…

Prayer Mtg in JHH 12:15pm, RSVP for Thanksgiving celebration, and more!

Dear Public Health Christian Fellowship,

A century after the Assyrians in Nineveh repented (see the book of Jonah), the people had forgotten their need to be saved. The prophet Nahum warned of God's coming judgment and justice, and also declared: The LORD is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; he knows those who take refuge in him (1:7). Dear ones, in the midst of much hubbub with coursework, projects, papers, midterms, events, meetings, and general busy-ness, will you pause to seek God as your firm foundation, to rest in his presence and promises, to remember that He is God and that He cares for you?
Tomorrow (Tues Nov 19), PHCF will be taking a field trip to join in the CMDA's prayer meeting in the hospital, 12:15-12:45pmBillings BuildingRoom 126 (Billings = The Dome in the Johns Hopkins Hospital. If you enter the front door and stand in front of the Jesus statue, turn left and the room is halfway down the hall to your left.) Join with physicians and others at JHMI …

Tues 12:15pm Bible Study W3031, Thanksgiving, and other events

Dear Public Health Christian Fellowship,

Praying that you can rest this week on the Lord your God who is the same yesterday, today, and forevermore, even in the midst of much to do and much to plan as midterms loom ahead and the end-of-the-year/holiday busy season approaches with Thanksgiving and Christmas coming soon. Hear the ending verses of Psalm 102, a prayer of one afflicted: Of old you laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. They will perish, but you will remain; they will all wear out like a garment. You will change them like a robe, and they will pass away, but you are the same, and your years have no end. The children of your servants shall dwell secure; their offspring shall be established before you (vv25-28). 
Tomorrow (Tues Nov 12), join us at 12:15pm in Room W3031 for another Flourishing in Grad School Bible study on Mk 5:21-43, led by Ope Abiodun. Bring your own lunch!
Other event announcements:JHMI Thomistic Institute lunch seminar:…

Today 12:15pm W3031 Social, Thanksgiving celebration, and more!

Dear Public Health Christian Fellowship,

Jesus says in John 15:5, “I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing." Dear ones, praying this morning that you learn to be still and abide in the Lord, knowing that only through the work of the Holy Spirit in you can you do any good. So thankful for how he has chosen each of you before the foundation of the world and how he promises that what he has started, he will bring to completion in the day of the Lord Jesus Christ. As you go about your work/studies/projects/research/events today, may you experience peace because he goes with you.

Today (Tues Nov 5), join us at 12:15pm in Room W3031 for a special fellowship/social time - bring your own lunch or snacks to share; we'll share, play games, get to know each other better, and pray for one another. (Thanks Joseph for the suggestion!)

Other event announcements:Interministry/outreach Thanksgivi…

Bible study W3031 Tues 12:15pm, Thanksgiving invitation, and more!

Dear Public Health Christian Fellowship,

James writes in his letter to the dispersed church, Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. (Ja 1:17) Thankful for a God who is immutable, unchanging, steadfast, constant - and a very generous giver of good and perfect gifts. Praying that today we can have our eyes open to see how he is working in and through and around us, especially as second term begins.

Tomorrow (Tues Oct 29), join us at 12:15pm in Room W3031 for another Flourishing in Grad School Bible study on Luke 5:1-11, led by Rachel Stinson.

Other event announcements:Interministry/outreach Thanksgiving celebration: Sat Nov 23, 6-9pm, at University Baptist Church (3501 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218). Feel free to send our information/registration link to your group listserv: bit.ly/jhifthanksgiving19 We’ll enjoy an American Thanksgiving, complete with delicious traditional…

Tues W3031 prayer, Qcommons 10/24, Hiking 10/26, and more!

Dear Public Health Christian Fellowship,

Isaiah writes, From of old no one has heard or perceived by the ear, no eye has seen a God besides you, who acts for those who wait for him (64:4). Dear ones, praying that as you finish out first term with its final exams and projects and papers or work on research projects or grant applications or anything else set before you, you remember that the Lord your God is with you wherever you go, faithful to complete the good work he has started in you, for your good and his glory. May he - and he alone - be your strength and your song!

Tomorrow (Tues Oct 22), Room W3031 will be open for prayer or lunch or fellowship; unstructured time to be with each other before the Lord.
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, 7-9pm: Malcolm Gladwell, Francis Chan, Rebekah Lyons, and local speakers and response timeFall Hiking Trip (Cunningham F…