Week of Feb 24th - Mar 2nd, 2014

"The season of failures is the best time for sowing the seeds of success. The bludgeon of circumstances may bruise you, but keep your head erect. Always try once more, no matter how many times you have failed. Fight when you think you can fight no longer, or when you think that you have already done your best, or until your efforts are crowned with success.”

 - Paramahansa Yogananda 

This Week's Services:

 Please join us this Sunday, March 02 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “Secrets of Success". The service is from 11 am to 12 noon. Sunday School for children ages 3-12 is also held from 11 am to 12 noon. Parents with younger children may enjoy the service from the infant room located in the Sunday School building. The Reading Service is preceded by a meditation service from 10 to 10:45 am, and by group practice of the Self-Realization Fellowship Energization Exercises at 9:40 am. The Center is open to the public for services and special activities.

Weekly Affirmation:

“Thou art my Father: success and job. I am Thy child: success and joy.”

(Scientific Healing Affirmations)

Announcements:

  • Our next Day of Service and Fellowship will be held in the Chapel this Saturday, March 01 starting at 8:00am. We dedicate only one day a month to the care and upkeep of Master’s sanctuary in Houston so that it remains a magnet for those seeking to meditate together or to learn of Self-Realization Fellowship for the first time. Please let Saraj & Kanika Gupta (sarajgupta@gmail.com) know if you are planning to attend as this will help us to organize the head count for the lunch served on the Day of Service.   
  • The Mahasamadhi commemorative services for Paramahansa Yogananda and Swami Sri Yukteswar are scheduled for next Friday, March 07 and Sunday, March 09, respectively. The services will begin at 8:00 pm and are preceded by an open meditation from 7:00 - 7:50 pm. All devotees who are acquainted with the SRF teachings and the Guru-disciple relationship are welcome to attend. Devotees are asked to bring a flower or flowers as a symbol of devotion to God and the SRF Gurus, and a donation, if possible, as sign of loyalty to the path of SRF. These donations are sent to the Mother Center to share these sacred teachings with other truth-seeking souls. Please write your checks to the order of Self-Realization Fellowship.
  • On Saturday, May 03, we will be hosting an Open House at our Houston Center from 1:00 pm onwards. This event will consist of Meditation, Devotional Chanting, Video Presentation, and Refreshments, and will be an excellent opportunity for newcomers to learn about Self Realization Fellowship and teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda. We hope that you are able to attend.
  • Please join us this and every Sunday after the services for our weekly juice social in the Sunday School building.