Week of August 26th-September 1st, 2013

"Use your precious gift of reason and try to find God. You need not go into the forest where other, though different, temptations will assail you and perhaps conquer you. Your duty is in the world where your karma (action) has placed you to work out your salvation by serving your fellow men”

 - Paramahansa Yogananda 

This Week's Services:

Please join us this Sunday, September 01 for our weekly Service Reading entitled Man's Greatest Duty:  To Remember God". 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.

Weekly Affirmation:

“Father, teach me to include the prosperity of others in the pursuit of my own prosperity.” (Metaphysical Meditations).


  • As in previous years, our Houston Center will have a booth at the Grand Annual Janmashtami Celebration, to be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center next Saturday, September 7. We are looking for volunteers to help us with the booth, and if you are interested in Volunteering, please reply back to this email at your earliest.
  • Our next Day of Service and Fellowship is on Saturday, September 7. 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. Please let Sudha (vasudhaven@yahoo.com) know if you are planning to attend. This will help us to organize head count for the Day of Service as there is much work to do in the grounds and buildings.  
    • Please join us this and every Sunday after the services for our weekly juice social in the Sunday School building.