Week of February 22 - February 28, 2016

“The best way to be happy is to be conscious of the Father.  Your paramount desire should be God-Realization; the determination to be with Him should be supreme in your consciousness.’’

 - Paramahansa Yogananda 

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This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, February 28 for our weekly Service Reading entitled “Guru –Channel of Eternal 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 Patient Heart, may I realize that in my journey toward divine expansion, incarnation after incarnation, Thou and Guru have been and will be my only Eternal Friends.’’ 

(Metaphysical Meditations)

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Announcements:

 

•  Our monthly all-day meditation retreat will be held this Saturday, February 27. This will be an open 12 hour non-conducted meditation from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. You are welcome to join us at any time but we ask that you sign in when you arrive and that you enter and exit the chapel quietly.


• Our next Day of Service and Fellowship will be held on Saturday, March 05. 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. We encourage everyone to join us and share this special day of Service and Fellowship with other devotees. A delicious vegetarian lunch will be provided for all those who attend, so please email Sudha (vasudhaven@yahoo.com) to help us get an accurate headcount. You can also RSVP by filling out the sign-up sheet located in the chapel foyer.


• 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 services are the Mahasamadhi of Paramahansa Yogananda and Swami Sri Yukteswar, which will be held on Monday, March 07 and Wednesday March 09 respectively.  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 


• If you are planning to attend the 2016 SRF World Convocation, please also consider participating in the Center Representatives Conference which will be held in the Catalina Ballroom at the Bonaventure Hotel on Saturday, August 06, from 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Please refer to the announcement and email the Managing Team (srfhouston@gmail.com) by Friday, July 15 if you would like to register for this conference. Note that a donation of $35.00 per person is requested to attend this event.


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