Week of Mar 24th - Mar 30th, 2014

"It is impossible to deceive the Lord because He is sitting right behind your thoughts, and knows what you are thinking and desiring. Yet if in your heart you renounce the world and seek inner communion with Him He will come to you. But you must know that you want Him and nothing else."

 - Paramahansa Yogananda 

This Week's Services:

 Please join us this Sunday, March 30 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “In God is All Happiness". 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:

“O Divine silent Laughter, be enthroned beneath the canopy of my countenance and smile through my soul.”

(Metaphysical Meditations)

Announcements:

  • Our next Day of Service and Fellowship will be held in the Chapel next Saturday, April 05 starting at 8:30am. 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. If you are planning to attend, please let Sudha know (by emailing him at vasudhaven@yahoo.com) as this will help us to organize head count for the lunch on the Day of Service.
  • On Friday, April 18, the chapel will be open for private meditation from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm in commemoration of Good Friday. Please note that this will be a self-guided meditation.
  • 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 spread the word.
  • We would like to inform everyone that based on recent guidelines received from Mother Center, we will not be conducting anymore special healing services for devotees that were previously held right after our Sunday reading service. We will still continue to have the healing affirmation at the end of our Sunday Reading service, where we join the Worldwide Prayer Circle to help the world and those in need.
  • Please join us this and every Sunday after the services for our weekly juice social in the Sunday School building.