Week of November 9 - November 15, 2015

“Unless you understand the meaning and purpose of life, you have not lived well. A life apart from God brings only misery. A life with God is wonderful. If you satisfy the demands of your body and neglect the demands of your soul, you are living in delusion.” 

 - Paramahansa Yogananda 

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This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, November 15 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “Giving Thanks for Life's Blessings”. 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 Heavenly Father, fill me daily with the love and thanksgiving that overwhelm the heart of a newly awakened saint.” 

(Whispers from Eternity)

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Announcements:

  

• Our next meeting of the Bhagavad Gita Study Group will be held in the chapel this Sunday, November 15 at 12:30 pm. 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.

 

• Our monthly meditation retreat is scheduled for next Saturday, November 21 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. This month we will have a guided meditation in the morning, which will include group practice of the SRF techniques of meditation. All are welcome to attend at any time during the day, but we ask that you enter or exit the chapel only during chants or readings. The SRF Energization Exercises will be conducted as a group at 9:00 am.

 

• On Sunday, November 22 we will be having our annual Thanksgiving Potluck social after services in the Sunday School building to celebrate the Thanksgiving special holiday in true spiritual fellowship. If you would like to contribute a dish, you may contact Carol Curro at carol.curro@sbcglobal.net or (713) 560-2422. A sign-up sheet is also located in the Chapel Foyer.

 

• Our Houston Center website now contains the video recording of our Kirtan Group’s performance during our Chapel’s Dedication 10th Anniversary Event held on November 1. You can enjoy this Kirtan Performance by clicking here.

 

• We are glad to announce that our Houston Center Book Room now has the DVD of the movie AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda, as well as the Companion Book available for purchase. In addition, the new 2016 Wall and Engagement Calendars are also available. We encourage everyone to please visit our book room and take advantage of these new items.

 

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