Week of July 27 - August 02, 2015

“You must face yourself! You must get away from the dance of the senses. You must wake up. You must not waste time. Soon the show will be over and where will you be then? It is time to cut through the silken threads of false sense pleasures and grow wings of immortality. See yourself as the maker of all that you are, possessed of the power to make yourself whatever you wish and ought to be. Criticize and reform yourself; it is in not doing so that your greatest problem lies.” 

 - Paramahansa Yogananda 

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This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, August 02 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “Bring Forth Your Divine Nature”. 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:

 “O Ever Watchful Father, may we, Thine eager pilgrim children, easily reach our Home by following the inner light – intuition, Thy holy beacon.” 

(Whispers from Eternity)

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Announcements:

 

• Our next Day of Service and Fellowship will be held this Saturday, August 1. Due to the rising temperatures and the summer heat, we will plan on starting earlier around 7:30 am and ending the outside work sooner. 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, please let Sudha know by emailing him at vasudhaven@yahoo.com. This will help us to organize head count for the Day of Service.

 

•  A screening of the movie Awake: The Life of Yogananda has been scheduled for Wednesday, August 19 in Houston at the Edwards Greenway Grand Palace Stadium 24. For more information or to reserve a seat, please click on this link. Note that in order to have the screening on August 19, a reservation quota has to be met approximately a week before the screening date.

 

• Next Saturday, August 08, 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 next Sunday, August 9 at 12:30pm. 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. We hope that you are able to attend.

 

• The birth and mahasamadhi of our SRF line of gurus are very sacred occasions and are celebrated with special commemorative services at our Chapel. These commemorative services are especially important for all devotees, as the blessings of the masters are especially strong during these days. Therefore, we encourage and urge everyone to attend. Our next commemorative service is Janamashtmi, which will be held on Saturday, September 5. Please mark your calendar. An information sheet on commemorative services is available in our chapel foyer and can also be viewed by clicking on this link .

 

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