Week of September 15-September 21, 2014

You should always remember that you are made in the image of God. You have self-control and peace and joy and happiness as your true nature. Then why are you greedy and angry or a failure in this life? Because you have acquired these qualities in a past life. You should destroy them now before you are forced to carry them on into the next life."

 - Paramahansa Yogananda 

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This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday,September 21 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “Man – God’s Highest Creation”. 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:

 “Father, teach me to reclaim my birthright and live as an immortal.”

(Metaphysical Meditations)

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Announcements:

 

• This Saturday, September 20, our Chapel will remain open from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm for open meditation.

• Our next meeting of the Bhagavad Gita Study Group will be held in the chapel this Sunday, September 21 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 deadline to register for the silent retreat at the T Bar M Resort in New Braunfels, Texas is next Friday, September 26. The retreat will be held from Friday, October 31 through Sunday, November 02. If you are planning to attend but haven’t yet registered, we highly encourage you to please visit our website www.srfhouston.org to reserve your room.

• The Commemoration services for the Mahasamadhi and Birthday of Lahiri Mahasaya will be held in the chapel next Friday, September 26, and on Tuesday, September 30 from 8:00 to 9:00 pm respectively. Both services will be preceded by a meditation beginning at 7:00 pm. All devotees who are acquainted with 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. Donations are sent directly to Mother Center to share these sacred teachings with truth-seeking souls.

• On Thursday, October 30, we will be having a guided meditation in our chapel from 7:00 pm, which will be led by SRF Monastics - Brother Naradananda and Brahmachari Gordon. In order to prepare for this special event, we highly encourage everyone to attend our weekly Thursday evening meditations.

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