Week of December 14 - December 20, 2015

“To enjoy a real Christmas you should celebrate the birth of Christ Consciousness in the spiritual centers of divine perception in the brain and spine. In deep meditation you behold all the astal lights of the spinal centers, and there is an exchange of the Christ Consciousness and your consciousness. That is the real Christmas festivity.” 

 - Paramahansa Yogananda 

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This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, December 20 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “Attunement With the Christ Consciousness” and our speaker for this Sunday is Brother Kalyanananda. 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 and will be guided by Br. Troy. 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 9:30 am. The Center is open to the public for services and special activities.

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Weekly Affirmation:

 “I bow to all of you, to the Infinite Christ who is present within you. O Christ, give to us the ecstasy of your joy, that it may be with us every hour, every minute, of every day.” 

 

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Announcements:

 

• Today Thursday, December 17, we will be having a guided meditation led by SRF Monastics in our chapel from 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm, which will be followed by a juice social in the Sunday School building. We highly encourage everyone to attend this special service.

 

• If you are interested in joining us tomorrow Friday, December 18 for the outing with the SRF Monastics to the Battleship of Texas Historic Site and the San Jacinto Monument, please email Chetan Patel (chetancpatel@hotmail.com) today.

 

• Our all-day Christmas Meditation will be held in the chapel this Saturday, December 19 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Detailed instructions in English can be downloaded by clicking here and instructions in Spanish are available by clicking on this link. These instructions will also be made available in the Chapel foyer. We encourage all members and guests to please arrive early to get settled and to practice the Energization Exercises on your own. The Sunday School building will be open and setup for meditation in case you arrive late, or for those coming only to the afternoon portion of the service. If you have a cold or cough it is best if you meditate at home and be in tune with the group. You may bring your own meditation arm rest as we only have a few available in the chapel. Also, please bring a fruit and a donation in an envelope as a devotional offering. A table with baskets will be arranged in the foyer for your fruit offerings and monetary donations. If you plan to write a check, please ensure that it is made to Self-Realization Fellowship.

 

• If you would like to submit a question for the Satsanga this Sunday, December 20, you may send an e-mail to info@srfhouston.org and please indicate in the subject line: "Houston Satsanga - att. Br. Troy".

 

• Please note that there will be no Sunday School class on Sunday, December 27. Parents and children attending can observe the service in the infant room.

 

• Please join us this Sunday after the services for our annual Christmas potluck lunch in the Sunday School building. If you would like to contribute with a dish, please let Don & Maryann know by emailing them at dpstockard@gmail.com.