Week of October 05 - October 11, 2015

“Trials do not come to destroy your happiness; they come to awaken you, so that you appreciate God more and learn to follow His laws, which is the only way you will find real happiness. God does not send those trials, they are of your own making. All you have to do to change your life is to change your consciousness.” 

 - Paramahansa Yogananda 


This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, October 11 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “How to Overcome Fear”. 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:

 “Teach me to feel that I am enveloped always in the aureole of Thine all-protecting omnipresence, in birth, in sorrow, in joy, in activity, in meditation, in ignorance, in trials, in death, and in final emancipation.” 

(Metaphysical Meditations)




• Our next Day of Service and Fellowship will be held this Saturday, October 10. 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 as this will help us to organize the head count for the lunch served on the Day of Service.


• In preparation of our Chapel's 10th Anniversary, the Maintenance & Landscaping Committees have organized work parties this Saturday, October 10 & Sunday October 11 after service to continue laying the patio in our back garden. If you would like to volunteer, please email Danny (danny.and.marijana@gmail.com) & Corey (coreymolino@gmail.com).


• If you haven’t yet RSVP’d for our Chapel’s 10th Anniversary dedication event on Sunday, November 1 after service, we encourage you to please email us at info@srfhouston.org or fill out the sign-up sheet by Sunday, October 18 so we can have an accurate head count for lunch.


• Our Fall silent retreat at Villa de Matel is scheduled from Friday, November 13 through Sunday, November 15, with an optional extra day on Thursday, November 12. Accommodations are limited so please register using the forms available in the foyer, and only if you are sure that you will be attending. We ask for a non-refundable deposit of $30, payable to Villa de Matel. Please give your registration form and check to Jose Guzman or Michaele O'Dwyer.


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