Week of December 22 - December 28, 2014

“No matter what our trials have been, or how discouraged we are, if we will make a continued effort to be better and to succeed, we shall find that, being made in the image of God, we are endowed with unlimited power, that we are much stronger than our worst trials, no matter what they may be. Let us make up our minds that we will win, focusing all our concentration on the ceaseless effort to succeed in the New Year, and we shall surely be victorious."

 - Paramahansa Yogananda 

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This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, December 28 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “Higher Achievements in the New Year”. The service is 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 will tune my free will with the infinite will of God, and my only desire shall be to do the will of Him who placed me here.”

(Metaphysical Meditations)

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Announcements:

• Please note that there will be no Sunday School class this Sunday, December 28.

 

    • Our next meeting of the Bhagavad Gita Study Group will be held in the chapel this Sunday, December 28 at 12:30 pm. 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 New Year's Eve Meditation will be held in the chapel next Wednesday, December 31 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. From 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm, we will listen to the audio CD of Guruji chanting "O God Beautiful" as he did at Carnegie Hall on April 18th, 1926.

     

    • Our next Day of Service and Fellowship will be held on Saturday, January 3. 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, we request that you please inform Sudha 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 Monday, January 5 we will have the birthday Commemorative Service for Paramahansa Yogananda from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The service 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. Please bring a flower or flowers, anda monetary offering in an envelope. The donations are sent to Self-Realization Fellowship.

     

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