Week of September 1-September 7, 2014

In the conscious state, one is restless and the mind is more or less concerned with the breath, heart and sense perceptions, and so forth. In the sub-conscious state you can create a world of your own fancy. In the super-conscious state everything is calm, the eyes don’t wink, and the breath is stilled"

 - Paramahansa Yogananda 

---

This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday,September 07 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “Learn to Control Your Mind”. 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:

 “In the stillness of my soul I humbly bow before Thine omnipresence, knowing that Thou art ever leading me onward and upward on the path of Self-Realization.”

(Metaphysical Meditations)

---

Announcements:

• Our next Day of Service and Fellowship is this Saturday, September 06 starting at 7:30 am. 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 email Frank at frank.nadembega@gmail.com as it will help us to organize head count for the lunch on the Day of Service.

• Next Saturday, September 13, our Chapel will remain open from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm for open meditation.

• As previously announced, our Houston Center will be hosting a silent retreat from Friday, October 31 through Sunday, November 02 at the T Bar M Resort in New Braunfels, Texas. It will be led by SRF Monastics - Brother Naradananda and Brahmachari Gordon. Please note that the deadline to register for the retreat is Friday, September 26. If you are planning to attend the retreat and haven’t yet registered, we highly encourage you to please visit our website www.srfhouston.org to reserve your room.

• We are in need of volunteers to help with the numerous tasks for our upcoming fall retreat at the T-Bar-M resort in New Braunfels, Texas. If you are interested in volunteering, please email Carol Curro (carol.curro@sbcglobal.net) at your earliest. You may also contact her directly if you are looking to car-pool to New Braunfels, or if you are looking for roommates.

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