Week of April 06 - April 12, 2015

β€œTo make money just for oneself is not unusual. To hoard money to satisfy the craving for gold is not unusual. But it is an exceptional man who earns money abundantly, unselfishly, honestly, quickly, just for God and His work and for making others happy. Such activity develops many sterling qualities of character that aid one on the spiritual path as well as the material path.”

 - Paramahansa Yogananda 

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This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, April 12 for our weekly Service Reading entitled "Winning the Inner Battle” and our speaker for this Sunday is Brother Pranavananda. 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:

 "Teach me to feel that Thou art the power behind all wealth, and the value within all things. Finding Thee first, I will find everything in Thee.”

(Metaphysical Meditations)

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Announcements:

 

• For our India Night fundraising event this Saturday, April 11, depending on weather conditions, we may still be having the program outdoors. In this case, ushers will advise everyone attending to please park your vehicles in the Hare Krishna temple parking lot across the street. Please plan accordingly and try to arrive early in order to settle before the event begins.

 

• If you are planning to attend the Outing with the Monastics on Saturday, please contact Funso (funso_ekibolaji@yahoo.com) or Carol (carol.curro@sbcglobal.net) at the earliest.

 

• This Sunday, April 12, we will have a group photograph taken right after the monastic-led service, and we request all members and friends to please stay for the group photo with Brother Pranavananda & Br. Klaus.

 

• Please join us this Sunday after services and group photograph for our Lunch Social with the Monastics. We will have a 72 minute video presentation in the chapel after our Lunch Social, which is entitled Paramahansa Yogananda's Return to India in 1935-1936.

 

• Our Spring Silent Retreat at Villa de Matel is scheduled for Friday, May 15 through Sunday, May 17, with an optional day on Thursday May 14. Rooms are limited so advanced reservations and a $30 non-refundable deposit are required no later than Sunday, May 3. A sign up form is available in the Chapel foyer, and please sign up only if you are sure that you will be attend. Please contact Jose Guzman or Michaele O'Dwyer if you have any questions.