Week of March 02 - March 08, 2015

“You must cease to think you are a mortal being if you find the happiness that is lasting. Practice this truth in your daily life. It is a battle you have to fight throughout this life and incarnations to come, so it is better to start now! Do not put it off, thinking that you will start meditating tomorrow. Tomorrow will never come.”

 - Paramahansa Yogananda 

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This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, March 08 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “Regain Your Divine Heritage”. 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:

 "I am a spark from the Infinite. I am not flesh and bones. I am light.”

(Metaphysical Meditations)

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Announcements:

 

• 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 event flier and weekend Agenda are also available in our Chapel Foyer. We encourage everyone to please bring their families and friends to this event. Please RSVP for the India Night event before Wednesday, April 01 either by visiting our website www.srfhouston.org or by filing out the sign-up form located in the Chapel foyer.

 

• Our next Day of Service and Fellowship will be held this Saturday, March 07 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 note that Daylight Savings Time begins at 2:00 AM this Sunday, March 08 and please be sure to set your clocks forward by one hour.

 

• The Mahasamadhi commemorative services for Paramahansa Yogananda and Swami Sri Yukteswar are scheduled for this Saturday, March 07 and Monday, March 09, respectively. The services will begin at 8:00 pm and are preceded by an open meditation from 7:00 pm - 7:50 pm. All devotees who are acquainted with the SRF teachings and 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. These donations are sent to the Mother Center to share these sacred teachings with other truth-seeking souls. Please write your checks to the order of Self-Realization Fellowship.

 

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