Week of February 23 - March 01, 2015

“A spiritual man performs all actions – of seeing, touching, smelling, tasting, and hearing the good and the beautiful – without being attached. His soul floats on the foul waters of earthly experiences like a lotus unsoiled on the muddy waters of a lake.”

 - Paramahansa Yogananda 

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This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, March 01 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “The Cosmic Awareness of Saints”. Sunday School for children ages 3-12 is also held from 11 am to 12 noon. 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:

 "All spiritually successful people, such as Jesus, Krishna, Babaji, Lahiri Mahasaya, Sri Yukteshwar, Swami Shankara, and other masters are manifestations of our one Father, God. I am happy in the thought that my spiritual ambition to realize unity with God is one that has already been attained by all great masters.”

(Metaphysical Meditations)

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Announcements:

 

• Our monthly all-day meditation retreat will be held this Saturday, February 28. This month we will have an open, 12 hour non-conducted meditation from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. You are welcome to join us at any time but we ask that you sign in when you arrive and that you enter and exit the chapel quietly.

 

• The schedule for our Monastic visit from Saturday, April 11 & Sunday, April 12 with Bro. Pranavananda & Br. Klaus has now been finalized and can be viewed by clicking here. Printed copies of our India Night flier and Agenda can also be picked up from our Chapel Foyer.

 

• We will have a General Membership meeting on Sunday, March 15 in the Sunday School building immediately after Service. The purpose of this meeting will be to provide updates on the 2015 Pledge Drive and vote on the Mortgage Fundraiser for early re-payment. All active members are encouraged to attend.

 

• Our next Day of Service and Fellowship will be held next Saturday, March 7 starting at 8:30 am. In addition to our regular chores, we will also be getting the chapel ready for our upcoming Monastic Visit in April. If you are planning to attend, please email Sudha at vasudhaven@yahoo.com as it will help us to organize head count for the lunch on the Day of Service.

 

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