Week of September 21 - September 27, 2015

“Some have misunderstood our name “Church of All Religions.” Our purpose is not to teach all religions in our church, but to point out that people of all religions may practice the fundamental techniques of Self-Realization Fellowship to attain cosmic consciousness. No matter what his religion, every man must travel through the inner pathway of the spine to reach God.” 

 - Paramahansa Yogananda 

---

This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, September 27 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “Loyalty Is the Greatest Law”. 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.

---

Weekly Affirmation:

 “Perfect Father, Thy light is flowing through Christ, through the saints of all religions, through the masters of India, and through me.” 

(Scientific Healing Affirmations)

---

Announcements:

  

• 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 two commemorative services are Mahasamadhi of Lahiri Mahasaya, which will be held this Saturday, September 26 and Birthday of Lahiri Mahasaya, which will be held on Wednesday, September 30. Please mark your calendars. An information sheet on commemorative services is available in our chapel foyer and can also be viewed by clicking on this link .

 

• A special screening of the movie AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda will be held next Saturday, October 3 at the India House at 8888 W Bellfort Ave in Houston from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm. Please refer to the flier posted in the Sunday School building for more information about the event. 

 

• On Sunday, November 1 after service, we will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of our Chapel dedication with a presentation on our chapel’s history, as well as chants sung by our Kirtan group. We have also planned a catered Indian lunch that day. If you are planning to attend, we encourage you to please RSVP by emailing us at srfhouston@gmail.com by Sunday, October 18 so we can have an accurate head count for lunch. A sign-up sheet is also available in our chapel foyer.

 

• In preparation of the Chapel's 10th Anniversary, the Maintenance & Landscaping Committees will be coordinating several work parties in order to lay a patio in our back garden. The work will be conducted on Saturdays and Sundays starting next week. If you would like to help, please contact Danny at danny.and.marijana@gmail.com or Corey at coreymolino@gmail.com. 

 

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