Week of July 7th - July 13th, 2014

"Man's conscious state is an awareness of body and breath. His subconscious state, active in sleep, is associated with his mental, and temporary, separation from body and breath. His super conscious state is a freedom from the delusion that "existence" depends on body and breath. God lives without breath; the soul made in His image becomes conscious of itself, for the first time, only during the breathless state."

 - Paramahansa Yogananda 

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This Week's Services:

 Please join us this Sunday, July 13 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “The Universal Need for Kriya Yoga". 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.

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Weekly Affirmation:

"I am submerged in eternal light. It permeates every particle of my being. I am living in that light. The Divine Spirit fills me within and without.”

(Scientific Healing Affirmations)

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Announcements:

• Our next Day of Service and Fellowship will be held in the Chapel this Saturday, July 12 starting at around 7:30 am. We encourage everyone to participate as only one day a month is dedicated to the care and upkeep of our chapel. Please let Sudha (vasudhaven@yahoo.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.

• We will be having a General Membership Meeting this Sunday, July 13 in the Chapel immediately following the services. The purpose of this meeting will be to discuss and vote on the proposed change in the format of our Thursday evening meditations. All members are encouraged to attend.

• Our next meeting of the Bhagavad Gita Study Group will be held in the chapel next Sunday, July 20 after Service. This group is open to all members and friends who wish to read and meditate upon Paramahansa Yogananda’s spiritual interpretation of the Bhagavad Gita – God Talks with Arjuna.

• The commemoration service of Mahavatar Babaji will be held in the chapel on Friday, July 25 from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The service will be preceded by an open meditation from 7:00 pm to 7:50 pm and you may enter the chapel quietly at any time. Please bring a flower or flowers as a sign of devotion and a monetary offering in an envelope. The donations are sent to Self-Realization Fellowship to be used to honor the Guru.

• If you are planning to attend our fall retreat at the T Bar M Resort in New Braunfels, Texas, and haven’t yet registered, we encourage you to please visit our website www.srfhouston.org to reserve your room. The retreat will be held from Friday, October 31 through Sunday, November 02, and will be led by SRF Monastics - Brother Naradananda and Brahmachari Gordon.

• Please join us this and every Sunday after the services for our weekly juice social in the Sunday School building.